Abb Dickson

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Abb Dickson

Cover of Genii (1989)
BornAbner Pope Dickson, Jr.
August 31, 1948
Atlanta, Georgia

Abb Dickson was a professional comedy magician starting in the 1970s.[1]


Born in Atlanta to Pope Dickson and Edith Donahon Dickson, he inspired by magic at the age of ten after seeing a school show magician.[2]

Dickson started doing comedy magic in his senior year in high school and went full time professional in 1970. He toured the United States, Canada, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico from 1975 to 1986 with his own "Presto!" illusion show that included a crew of thirty.

Dickson would later specialized in trade shows.

He appeared in 8 Orson Welles films and as actor or magician in 5 other films.[3]

Dickson works for Pope Dickson and Son, Funeral Directors.

The "& son" of the Atlanta based "Pope Dickson and Son, Funeral Directors" was Abb.

In 2014, Dickson in a care facility and letters could be sent to him at[4]

Abb Dickson
c/o Kindred Care & Rehab Lafayette
110 Brandywine Blvd.
Fayetteville, GA 30214


  1. Cover Genii 1989 January
  2. Our Cover in The Linking Ring, Vol. 77, No. 7, July 1997, page 43
  4. Magic New Zealand® - Issue Number: #1113 (August 3, 2014)

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