|Born||Herbert Cecil Easley|
December 16, 1904
|Died||November 12, 1987 (age 82) |
Bert Easley (1904-1987), born Herbert Cecil Easley in Shawnee, Oklahoma, was a comedy magician, acrobat and magic dealer.
He was known for his drunken comedy act and billed himself as the "Tipsy Trickster" with a routine called "Leaning Shoes". It included "The Lean" effect in which the feet remain flat on the floor while the body leans forward, defying the laws of gravity. He worked night clubs with Jerry Lewis and Harry Blackstone.
When he retired, he opened the Bert Easley's Fun Shop in Phoenix, Arizona in 1947.
In September 1981, Genii Magazine honored Bert by dedicating an issue to him.
He died from complications following surgery for the amputation of one of his legs.
- Doing Magic for Youngsters (1948)