|Born||William F. Becker Jr.|
|Died||February 18, 1985 (age 98) |
William Becker (c.1886-1985) of Aurora, Illinois was a successful, full time professional who began performing as Mystero, spent 50 years working as a magician.
He was accepted into the Society of American Magicians in early 1915 with membership #463.
By 1919 Becker was playing a successful show featuring the Mystic Fountain, Enchanted Barnyard and Witching Cave. Throughout the 1920s he was performing his Mystero show while moving to Indiana, back to Aurora then Iowa and once again back to Aurora. He also played Lyceum dates throughout Wisconsin.
Awards and honors
Lifetime Membership to SAM (1980)
- Obit, MUM, MAY, 1985