Cover of Genii (1975)
|Born||July 1, 1937|
|Died||January 11, 2004 (age 66) |
New York City
Derek Dingle (1937-2004) was a renowned close-up English magician born in London. TIME magazine has called Derek Dingle, "...the greatest card manipulator existant..."
BiographyHis interest in magic grew after joining the Royal Air Force and meeting another magician, James Gregory, of Kenilworth, England. When they were in Hong Kong for 12 months, they made up trick packs of cards for magic dealer W. Y. Chu. Dingle spent a year working in magic shops in Hong Kong, where he practiced magic sleights with coins and billiard balls.
After leaving the army and spending a few years in Canada, Dingle moved to New York City, where he became friends with many more magicians.
Dingle became very proficient with difficult sleight of hand technique with playing cards and coins. Among fellow magicians, he was well known for his skill in executing the Pass.
He died on January 10, 2004, of a stroke.
- Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins (written by Harry Lorayne, 1970, Haines House of Cards)
- The Complete Works of Derek Dingle (Richard Kaufman, 1982, Kaufman & Greenberg)
- Derek Dingle's Australian Poker (Kaufman and Greenberg)
- Derek Dingle's Last Notes
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- Cover Genii, Vol. 39, No. 8, August 1975, Derek Dingle Issue, page 385
- http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=55125&forum=61, Derek Dingle Passed Away
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 84, No. 3, March 2004, Broken Wand, DEREK DINGLE, page 126
- Genii, Vol. 67, No. 5, May 2004 featured several articles on Dingle in memoriam of his passing, pages 38-75.