|Born||Ellsworth Hosford Tucker|
March 29, 1916
|Died||February 5, 1991 (age 74) |
Tommy Tucker (1916-1991) began his performing career as a manipulative act under the name, "The Boy Wonder" and went on to performed in night clubs, hotels and theaters. He spent the War World Two years in U.S.O. shows overseas and his career spanned more than six decades, covering 28 countries.
Tucker developed a two person mentalism act with his wife Elizabeth (known as Betty, Liz and Liza). Their act became very popular, once flying on 97 planes in one month and five in one day to make dates on a dinner club circuit.
Awards and honors
- Elected into the Magic Hall of Fame
- Honorary Life Member of the Academy of Magical Arts where he also received a Performing Fellowship Award.
- Mentalist of the Year Award, voted by the Psychic Entertainers Association (1987)
- 30th Century Magic (1932)
- What Next! (1936)