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Al Robbins

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Al Robbins

Cover of Genii (1938)
BornAlbert Christie Robbins
December 25, 1901
Newark, New Jersey
DiedJune 1, 2000 (age 98)
Bakersfield, California

Al Robbins (1901-2000) was a professional magician for many years.[1]


He became interested in magic at an early age and was an acquaintance of Harry Houdini.

He performed magic at the 1933 World's Fair andin the home of Thomas Edison, who lived near him. Robbins was the first magician in the United States to appear on television.

He played five musical instruments and loved snakes. Robbins rarely slept more than four hours a night, on average, for over 40 years.

A member of S.A.M. for fifty years, he was elected to the S.A.M. Magic Hall of Fame in 1994.[2][3][4]


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, February, 1933
  2. Broken Wand, MUM, November 2000
  3. Cover Genii 1938 September
  4. Cover, Al Robbins, The Genial Gent of Magic, Genii 1949 March