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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.  
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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.  
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Martyn 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]]
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* Visiting Magician of the Year at the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
  
He numerous awards for both his comedy and magic including:
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== Books ==
First Prize for Comedy at [[FISM]],
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*[[Topper's Mad Mad Magic]] edited by [[Gene Anderson]] (1974)
Visiting Magician of the Year at the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
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He was on the March 1978 issue of [[Genii]] Magazine.
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==References==
== Books ==
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<references />
[[Topper's Mad Mad Magic]] edited by [[Gene Anderson]] (1974)
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[[Category:Biographies|Martyn]]
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[[Category:Swedish magicians]]
 
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Revision as of 09:32, 18 March 2012

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)

Martyn 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
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