He was born Jan. 31, 1867 as Michael Steiner. Before he was 10, a circus juggler made a strong impression on young Michael and he became a self-taught juggler.
His first public performance was Oct. 17, 1883. By 1887 he was using the stage name Carradini, which his agent shortened to Kara. With a new agent and a new name, his career began to take off. His first engagement was in Paris at the famous Folies Bergere.
His finish trick was balancing a plate on his forehead, spinning another on a pole in his left hand and juggling two plates in his right. He let the plate fall from his forehead and juggled 3 plates with his right hand. He brought the effect to a climax by continuing until the curtain fell. It shortly opened again to reveal him still juggling as before.
Kara died Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, after a long and world-renowned juggling career. He performed in the best theaters of the world and made several tours of America, his last in 1921.
HIS ACT By Horace Morton Lorette