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Abb Dickson

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Abb Dickson

Cover of Genii (1989)
BornAbner Pope Dickson, Jr.
August 31, 1948
Atlanta, Georgia
DiedJuly 18, 2016 (age 67)
Jonesboro, Georgia

Abb Dickson (1948-2016) was a professional comedy magician starting in the 1970s.[1]


Born in Atlanta to Pope Dickson and Edith Donahon Dickson, he was inspired by magic at the age of ten after seeing a school show magician.[2]

Dickson started doing comedy magic in his senior year in high school and went full time professional in 1970. He toured the United States, Canada, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico from 1975 to 1986 with his own "Presto!" illusion show that included a crew of thirty.

Dickson later specialized in trade shows.

He appeared in 8 Orson Welles films and as actor or magician in 5 other films.[3]

Dickson worked for Pope Dickson and Son, Funeral Directors.

The "& son" of the Atlanta based "Pope Dickson and Son, Funeral Directors" was Abb.

In 2014, Dickson was in a care facility in Fayetteville, Georgia and died in 2016 after a long illness.

His funeral services was scheduld to be held on July 21, 2016 at 10:00 am. at Forrest Hills Memorial Park in Forrest Hills, GA. Wheeler Funeral Home in Coventington.


  1. Cover Genii 1989 January
  2. Our Cover in The Linking Ring, Vol. 77, No. 7, July 1997, page 43