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BornAlston Cockrell, Jr.
February 17, 1917
Jacksonville, Florida
DiedJune 24, 2005 (age 88)
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Mars the Magician (1917-2005) was the Florida based magician Alston Cockrell.


Mars started out as a semi-professional and later created a full evening show.

He served as president of IBM Ring No. 130 in Jacksonville in the 1950s.

He retired from performing in 1978. A photo can be seen in the Conjuring Arts exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic"[1]