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BornAlbert Marchinski
DiedJuly 31, 1930
Southend-on-Sea, England
Rameses (1876 - 1930) performed as the "Egyptian Wonder Worker".[1]


He did a United States tour in 1910 and was the first magician appeared at the London Palladium music hall in 1911. He was at one time a highly paid music hall artist. Maurice Fogel, in his teens, was once an assistant.

His shows consisted of large illusions on a brilliantly set stage. Some of his famous ones were "Ayesha, Queen of the Air", a levitation where the assistant floated gracefully while dancing and skipping; the cremation illusion; and the automaton "Vril".

Rameses died almost penniless of colon cancer at the age of 54.[2]


  1. Cover Sphinx Vol. 09, December 15, 1910.
  2. Rameses: The Forgotten Star by Chris Woodward, Genii 2010 April
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