Cover of Genii (1983)
|Born||November 19, 1900|
St. Joseph, Missouri
|Died||May 18, 1987 (age 86) |
Faucett Ross (November 19, 1900 - May 18, 1987) became a professional magician in the 1930s.
He was a native and lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri and a veteran of the US. Army in WWII. His grandfather, R.H. Faucett, founded the town of Faucett, Mo.
Faucett entertained many celebrities and Presidents Wilson, Roosevelt and Truman. He considered T. Nelson Downs his mentor.
He became a close friend of Dai Vernon. He helped Dai prepare his Ten Card Problems (1932) Also known as $20 Manuscript or DeeVee Manuscript and stage his Harlequin Act. Ross is also responsible for organizing and co-authoring almost all the Dai Vernon's material in print at the time.Faucett had many friends in magic and it was estimated that during the course of his life he wrote over 20,000 letters.