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[[Jose Frakson]] (1891-1981) born Jose Jiminez Seville in Madrid,Spain was billed as "The Man With a Thousand Cigarettes". He had a very successful cigarette magic act and started preforming with black gloves so that large audiences good see his act better.
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[[Jose Frakson]] (1891-1981) was billed as "The Man With a Thousand Cigarettes". He had a very successful cigarette magic act and started preforming with black gloves so that large audiences good see his act better.{{Youtube Thumb|f5W8kFFra1Q}} <ref>Obituary JOSE FRAKSON in M-U-M, Vol. 71, No. 6, November 1981, page 41</ref>
  
 
He was from a very magical family, his father (a doctor), several uncles, a sister and his brothers were all magicians.
 
He was from a very magical family, his father (a doctor), several uncles, a sister and his brothers were all magicians.
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== Awards and honors ==
 
== Awards and honors ==
 
* The [[Academy of Magical Arts]], which he as an Honorary Life Member, awarded him the Performing Fellowship in 1970 and the Masters Fellowship in 1972.
 
* The [[Academy of Magical Arts]], which he as an Honorary Life Member, awarded him the Performing Fellowship in 1970 and the Masters Fellowship in 1972.
* Cover of [[Genii 1969 February]].
 
  
Performing is cigarette act:
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* Cover of [[Genii 1961 June]]
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* Cover of [[Genii 1969 February]].
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* Obit [[Genii 1981 August]]
  
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:Spanish magicians]]
 
[[Category:Spanish magicians]]
 
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Revision as of 14:24, 19 July 2012

Jose Frakson
BornJose Jiminez Seville
February 7, 1891
Madrid, Spain
DiedJune 1981 (age 90)
Madrid, Spain
Jose Frakson (1891-1981) was billed as "The Man With a Thousand Cigarettes". He had a very successful cigarette magic act and started preforming with black gloves so that large audiences good see his act better.


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He was from a very magical family, his father (a doctor), several uncles, a sister and his brothers were all magicians.

He first came to the United States in 1925 when he was booked to do ten weeks but ended up doing 49.

He lost everything in the Spanish Civil War in 1936 but eventually with the help of Dr. Dhotel he emigrated back to the U.S. and resumed a successful career. He became a US citizen in 1945.

Jose's key phrase that he used throughout his act was, "It's Amazing .. It's Amazing".

Awards and honors

  • The Academy of Magical Arts, which he as an Honorary Life Member, awarded him the Performing Fellowship in 1970 and the Masters Fellowship in 1972.

References

  1. Obituary JOSE FRAKSON in M-U-M, Vol. 71, No. 6, November 1981, page 41
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