Cover of Genii (1968)
|Born||April 12, 1922|
|Died||April 30, 2006 (age 84) |
Billy McComb (April 12, 1922 - April 30, 2006), born in Belfast, was a magician and comedian. He was one of the United Kingdom's leading magicians in the 1950s and 1960s, before taking up residence in Los Angeles, California in the 1970s.
BiographyMcComb would often end his show with his Slow Motion Vanishing Birdcage.
He was the son of the physician Sir Charles Henry McComb, who was knighted for his research into X-rays. McComb graduated as a doctor of medicine in 1949 to please his father but the same year moved to London to pursue his own ambition to be an entertainer. There he met and married June Cochrane, an Irish beauty queen, who later performed a magic act as June Merlin. 
- The First Book of William (1947)
- ↑ Cover Genii 1968 October
- ↑ Billy McComb on The Internet Movie Database
- ↑ Times Obit
- ↑ Gemini Archives
- ↑ Genii 2006 August
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