Ricardo Richiardi (1895 - 1937) born in Argentina.
His show consisted of magic in first half and ventriloquism in the second. He billed himself as The Great Richiardi
He brought his show on tour to the United States in 1936.
In 1937, while on tour, a car accident ended his life in Atlanta, Georgia.
His illusion show became so large that if all the magic was presented in one continuous performance, the show would run over 7 hours.
His son Aldo Richiardi was 14 when he became heir to his magical empire.