Julie Capriotti Mulkey (1912-2000) was wife and partner of the magician Virgil.
Virgil accidentally injured her as a young girl when she came up to help him on stage. Virgil felt so badly about the accident that he started visiting her and through this incident they fell in love and married in 1931. That year, "Virgil and Julie" hit the road with a 10-ton full evening show of magic and illusions.
They toured the United States from coast-to-coast many times during the 1930's and 40's, appearing in hundreds of theaters, colleges, civic and school auditoriums annually. A eature of the show was Julie's performance of The Spirit Cabinet.
In 1952, started a world tour which lasted five years; touring Australia, Tasmania, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, England and Ireland until 1957. Returning to America, Virgil and Julie continued touring the U.S. and Canada annually through 1978. The couple retired to the home they had built in 1965 overlooking Boston Harbor in Olympia, Washington.
Awards and honors
- In April of 1967, Ring 70 of the IBM paid tribute by adopting the name "The Great Virgil and Julie Ring."
- 1971 awarded "Master Fellowship" from the Academy of Magical Arts
- Elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame with her husband.