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Cover of Genii (1953)
BornArie Marie Dice
June 12 1916
Dayton, Ohio
DiedJune 18, 2005 (age 89)
Resting placeDayton Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio 257 3 Map
Known forCigarette and card manipulations, the multiplying candles, and other classics of magic.
Billed as a 'Femanipulator"

A'ree (1916-2000), billed as the Queen of Hearts, toured mostly on the West Coast doing a manipulation act.


Wife of amateur magician Don Daniel McChesney (November 2, 1915 - August 17 2000), she was the first woman to graduate form the Chavez College of Magic post-graduate course.[1]

She served as president of the Parent Assembly of Magigals in 1955, was a member of the International Guild of Prestidigitators and a life member of IBM Ring 21.

She won the "Mrs. Houdini Diamond Pin" award at a PCAM convention. [2]


  1. Linking Ring, February, 2001
  2. Cover, Genii 1953 May