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Tommy Martin

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Tommy Martin (April 20, 1910 - February 11, 1991) was the first magician to play Radio City Music Hall in New York City (1936) and was known for his Egg on Fan routine.

Tommy Martin
BornThomas Bradley Martin
April 20, 1910
Nashville, Tennessee
DiedFebruary 11, 1991 (age 80)
Houston, Texas

After a few years as a newspaper reporter in Nashville, Knoxville and New Orleans, he became an assistant to Cliff Jones (aka "Lesta"), eventually doing some shows himself. T. Bradley Martin, as Tommy was sometimes billed, met Max Malini and started improving under the old master's tutelage.

He passed away of complications from Alzheimer's Disease in Houston.[1]

References

  1. Obit. Genii 1991 June