(Teano, Italy: 23rd September 1908 - 30th January 1994)
Stage name of Anthony Thomas "Tony" Barbato since 1930. Moved to USA at age 3. Learned at age 10 from two 25¢ books: "Thurston on cards" and "Downs on coins". Around 1932 married Faye Barbato (born c1913) who then became his lifelong assistant. Pro card and coin close-up since c1933 as "Tony London" and "Tony Kardyro", adding stage magic dove act in 1940 as "Señor Torino, the Continental Deceptionist". In 1984 a stroke forced his retirement.
Invented the dove bag(1) and Flash Cig-O-Silk (1956). Wrote 15 books, including Your Deck—Your Card (1948, 20pp, edited by Harold Robinson), Dovetail Deceptions (1955, 26pp), and Kardyro's Kard Konjuring (1955, 34pp). Trick in Hugard's Magic Monthly. Autobiography is Magical Highway (1988).