|Born||Albert Christie Robbins|
December 25, 1901
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||June 1, 2000 (age 98) |
Al Robbins was a professional magician for many years.
He became interested in magic at an early age and was an acquaintance of Harry Houdini.
He performed magic at the 1933 World's Fair andin the home of Thomas Edison, who lived near him. Robbins was the first magician in the United States to appear on television.
He played five musical instruments and loved snakes. Robbins rarely slept more than four hours a night, on average, for over 40 years.