Whitey Roberts

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'''Whitey Roberts, billed as "The Magic Juggler", was a professional [[vaudeville]] performer.<ref>http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731676/</ref>
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'''Whitey Roberts''', billed as "The Magic Juggler", was a professional [[vaudeville]] performer.<ref>http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731676/</ref>
  
 
He took Roberts from his mother's maiden name and Whitey from the nick-name given him as a kid.
 
He took Roberts from his mother's maiden name and Whitey from the nick-name given him as a kid.

Revision as of 08:10, 6 August 2011

Whitey Roberts

Cover Genii 1979 March
BornAlston W. Peterson
November 17, 1903
Ohio
DiedSeptember 21, 1999 (age 95)
Los Angeles, California

Whitey Roberts, billed as "The Magic Juggler", was a professional vaudeville performer.[1]

He took Roberts from his mother's maiden name and Whitey from the nick-name given him as a kid.

He won first prize on the pilot of the Gong Show and did other appearances on Johnny Carson and Redd Foxx shows.

Whitey was a member of S.A.M., I.B.M., and the Academy of Magical Arts where he is a frequent performer both on stage and in close-up at the Magic Castle. He was made an honorary member of SAM Assembly 22.

His son, Tyson Roberts, a Professor at Harvard University, was also interested in magic and both Whitey and his son attended the Chavez Course in magic with his him.[2]

References

  1. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731676/
  2. Genii 1979 March


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