Ricardo Richiardi (1895-1937) born in Argentina, billed himself as The Great Richiardi.
|Resting place||Greenwood Cemetery. Atlanta, Georgia.|
He claimed that his father was the first Richiardi, though he himself was known as Richiardi Sr. Early in his career he worked with Ricardo Richardine, Sr. Richiardi was an assistant and also built illusions for Richardine Sr. When Richiardi went off on his on, he competed with his former employer for years.
The Richiardi Sr. show consisted of magic in first half and ventriloquism in the second. He brought his show on tour to the United States in 1936. His illusion show became so large that if all the magic was presented in one continuous performance, the show would run over 7 hours.
- Here Comes Richardine by Arthur Leroy, Genii 1959 November
- The New Tops, Personality Parade by Geoffrey Hansen, May 1993
- Out of My Profonde by Arthur Leroy, Hugard's Magic Monthly 1956 pg 550