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He promoted himself as "The Man With X Ray Eyes" doing his blindfold act. In his early years, Kuda Bux was billed as Professor K. B. Duke.
During the 1930's and 40's Kuda Bux gave stage performances all over the world claiming his eyeless sight was due to his skill in yoga after decades of intense practice.
He even did an illusion show at times in Europe which included shooting a ribbon through a girl, his own version of the levitation. a coin ladder, and a girl who vanished by simply folding across her body two silken butterfly wings joined to her arms.
In 1934 he allowed a team of experts and scientists to seal his eyes shut with dough, tinfoil, gauze and layers of woolen bandages. He astounded them by being able to still read from books placed in front of him. In 1935, in front of an audience of scientists from the University of London Council for Psychical Research and news reporters, Kuda Bux demonstrated his firewalking. He walked across a twelve foot pit of burning coals unscathed. In 1937, he amazed onlookers in Liverpool by walking the entire length of a narrow ledge of a roof 200 feet above the ground while blindfolded. In 1945, Kuda Bux skillfully rode a bicycle through congested New York’s Times Square while his eyes were taped shut.
He was on Robert L. Ripley's first televised "Believe It Or Not" show.
In 1950, Kuda Bux starred in his own CBS series as Kuda Bux, Hindu Mystic giving demonstrations in mind reading as well as eyeless vision.
He as been quoted saying "I believe in Card Reading but I don't believe m card readers I believe in Mentalism but I don't believe in Mentalists I believe in Spiritualism but I don't believe in Spiritualists"
He also appeared on the Johnny Carson show and "You asked for it" doing a Blindfold Drive through Santa Monica, California.
Kuda performed at the Magic Castle, at the age of 76, just days before he passed away of a heart attack.
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