|Born||December 18, 1867|
Joseph Deodato came to America to perform in 1866. He performed in pantomime or was assisted by his son as a translator. 
Part of his act include sword swallowing (which he gave up for a time when he hurt himself after coughing while the sword was still in) and producing yards of colored paper and a brass rod from his mouth after eating burning paper.
There was a booklet published in 1921 by Houdini for a movie scenario called "Mistero di Osiris or the Mystery of the Jewel (Talisman); Mystery Tale of Old Egypt by "Giovanni Deadota". Some speculate that Deadota may have been Deodato.
- ↑ Conjurers Monthly Magazine, June 1908
- ↑ Conjurors and Cornfields by Thomas A. Ewing (1999)
- ↑ MUM, April 1912