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[[Topper Martyn]] (October 30, 1923 - May 24, 2004) was born Victor Martyn in England, who lived most of his life in Sweden. He had a popular comedy magic, juggling and ice skating act which he presented throughout Europe. He first billed himself as V.C. Martyn, the Eton Topper.  
 
[[Topper Martyn]] (October 30, 1923 - May 24, 2004) was born Victor Martyn in England, who lived most of his life in Sweden. He had a popular comedy magic, juggling and ice skating act which he presented throughout Europe. He first billed himself as V.C. Martyn, the Eton Topper.  
 
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Topper would often juggle odd objects while numerous balls, silverware and other items would drop out of his clothes, filling the stage. Martyn was also a big collector of magic and antiques.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1978 March]]</ref>
  
He would often juggle odd objects while numerous balls, silverware and other items would drop out of his clothes, filling the stage. Martyn was also a big collector of magic and antiques.
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== Awards ==
 
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* First Prize for Comedy at [[FISM]]
He numerous awards for both his comedy and magic including:
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* Visiting Magician of the Year at the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
First Prize for Comedy at [[FISM]],
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Visiting Magician of the Year at the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* Cover [[Genii 1978 March]]
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Revision as of 07:46, 6 August 2011

Topper Martyn (October 30, 1923 - May 24, 2004) was born Victor Martyn in England, who lived most of his life in Sweden. He had a popular comedy magic, juggling and ice skating act which he presented throughout Europe. He first billed himself as V.C. Martyn, the Eton Topper.

Topper Martyn

Cover Genii 1978 March
BornVictor Martyn
October 30, 1923
DiedMay 24, 2004 (age 80)

Topper would often juggle odd objects while numerous balls, silverware and other items would drop out of his clothes, filling the stage. Martyn was also a big collector of magic and antiques.[1]

Awards

Books

References

  1. Cover Genii 1978 March