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[[Roy Benson]] (Jan 17, 1914 - Dec 6, 1977) was born Edward Emerson Ford McQuaid in Courbevoie, France. His mother was Dora Ford of the Four Fords and The Ford Sisters of Vaudeville fame. His father was Edward Emerson McQuaid of Vaudeville's Juggling team, Emerson and Baldwin.
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'''Roy Benson''' (Jan 17, 1914 - Dec 6, 1977) was born Edward Emerson Ford McQuaid in Courbevoie, France. His mother was Dora Ford of the Four Fords and The Ford Sisters of Vaudeville fame. His father was Edward Emerson McQuaid of Vaudeville's Juggling team, Emerson and Baldwin.
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Benson was a proficient musician, a professor and was both a close-up magician and magical stage comedian. {{Youtube Thumb|xOfzp4Wt-pE}}
  
Roy was a proficient musician, a professor.  He was both a close-up magician and magical stage comedian. He built the monster for the movie "The Flesh Eaters" in 1964, directed by his cousin Jack Curtis.
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He was a student of [[Nate Leipzig]] and originated the long pour finish for the salt trick and well known for his creation of the ball and bowl routine. He performing many routines, including his salt pour, on TV in 1955. He built the monster for the movie "The Flesh Eaters" in 1964, directed by his cousin Jack Curtis.
  
Roy was a student of [[Nate Leipzig]]. He originated the long pour finish for the salt trick and well known for his creation of the ball and bowl routine.
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He made many contributions to the [[Phoenix]] magazine.
  
Row made many contributions to the [[Phoenix]] magazine.
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He struggled with alcoholism and eventually died of emphysema.<ref>December 2004 cover of Magic</ref>
 
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He struggled with alcoholism and eventually died of emphysema.  
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Roy performing many routines, including his salt pour, on TV in 1955.
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== Books ==
 
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* Benson on Magic booklet
 
* Benson on Magic booklet
  
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* December 2004 cover of Magic
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== References ==
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Revision as of 16:41, 29 February 2012

Roy Benson (Jan 17, 1914 - Dec 6, 1977) was born Edward Emerson Ford McQuaid in Courbevoie, France. His mother was Dora Ford of the Four Fords and The Ford Sisters of Vaudeville fame. His father was Edward Emerson McQuaid of Vaudeville's Juggling team, Emerson and Baldwin.

Roy Benson
BornEdward Emerson Ford McQuaid
January 17, 1914
Courbevoie, France
DiedDecember 06, 1977 (age 63)
Benson was a proficient musician, a professor and was both a close-up magician and magical stage comedian.

He was a student of Nate Leipzig and originated the long pour finish for the salt trick and well known for his creation of the ball and bowl routine. He performing many routines, including his salt pour, on TV in 1955. He built the monster for the movie "The Flesh Eaters" in 1964, directed by his cousin Jack Curtis.

He made many contributions to the Phoenix magazine.

He struggled with alcoholism and eventually died of emphysema.[1]

Books

  • Roy Benson by Starlight (2006) by Levent & Todd Karr
  • The Second Oldest Profession
  • Benson on Magic booklet

References

  1. December 2004 cover of Magic