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Dr. Faust (1930-1981), born David Hoy, was an ordained minister who started out using magic to illustrate concepts in the bible.
July 21, 1930
|Died||April 02, 1981 (age 50) |
After leaving the ministry he moved on to performing mentalism as Dr. Faust. He invented many clever and original mental effects, many using very bold tactics (like tossing a force deck out to the audience to peek at a card).
Later in life, he represent himself as a genuine psychic, relying on institutions and perceptions. He claimed to use extrasensory perceptions helped him locate everything from lost rings to runaway children. He also made predictions for a weekly column that appeared in 340 newspapers.
- Magic with a Message by David Hoy (1956).
- The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust (1963)
- The Meaning of Tarot (1971)
- Super-Psychic: The Incredible Dr. Hoy by John Godwin (1974)