|Born||Edwin Jerome Ziegler|
June 14, 1920
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||September 1, 2009 (age 89) |
Bobby Baxter (1920 - 2009) was a comedy magician known as "Professor Baxter" who began performing professionally in the 1940s.
One of the first mentions of Baxter in Genii was the in Harold Sterling's Detroit News column of the September 1941 issue stating that he was playing clubs in Detroit doing some beautiful linking ring routines.
Baxter performed at the Festival of Magic and Occult in Madison Square Garden in 1972 and became a legend in the New York magic scene. He was a regular M.C. for magic shows and performed at the Magic Towne House and Monday Night Magic.
He was also known his work with thimbles, the Egg Bag, and his invention of the Cane in Newspaper.
Baxter was honored with a Performing Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts in 2006.
- M-U-M, Vol. 99, No. 6, NOVEMBER 2009, THE DEAN’S DIARY by George Schindler, Professor Baxter, page 92
- http://www.magician.org/portal/de/node/838, Broken Wand: Professor Bobby Baxter
- Roy Benson by Starlight by Levent and Todd Karr (2006)
- Professor Bobby Baxter: A Life of Magic By Richard Steven Cohn in Magic Magazine April 2006