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Tony Kardyro

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Tony Kardyro (1908-1994) was born Anthony Thomas Barbato in Italy. He emigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 3.

Tony Kardyro
BornAnthony Thomas Barbato
Teano, Italy
DiedJanuary 30, 1994
Providence, Rhode Island
CategoriesBooks by Tony Kardyro

He began his career performing as "Tony London", changing it to "Tony Kardyro" around 1933. He also performed as "Senor Torino, the Continental Deceptionist" when presenting his dove act. He once explained his working under so many names by saying that he had worked all the venues and a new name was needed for new bookings.

Tony was the originator of the Dove Bag.

He wrote a autobiographical column in New Tops called "Kardyro's Magical Highway".

In 1984, Tony suffered a stroke and retired from performing. After recovering, he remained active creating magic and corresponding with magicians around the world.[1]

Marketed Tricks

  • T.K.'s Card Change Supreme (1962)


  • The Routine Supreme (1941)
  • Your Deck, Your Card (1948)
  • Dovetail Deceptions (1955)
  • Kardyro's Kard Konjuring (1955)
  • T.K.'s Card Change Supreme Effects (1966)
  • T.K.'s Simple Simon Move and Effects (1966)
  • Kardyro's Kolossal Kompendium of Klever and Kommercial Klose-Up (1981)
  • Aces Galore (1983)
  • Welcome Strangers ???


  1. Obit Genii 1994 April