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Bill Beatty

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Bill Beatty
BornWilliam E. Beatty
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Resting placeHighwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh

Bill Beatty (1902-1991) was a part-time professional club act magician who billed himself at times as "the Mental Wizard" and "The Mystic Marvel".[1]


He started professionally in 1921, specializing in sleight-of-hand; ed. Bellevue High School. He was later a member of both S. A. M. and I. B. M.[2]

Beatty joined the old Pittsburgh Association of Magicians in 1918 (which later became the Society of American Magicians Assembly 18).

He was taught sleight-of-hand by Silent Mora and his "REEL MOVES FOR THE RISING CARDS" effect, along with his picture was published in the March 1944 issue of the Linking Ring. [3]

The MUM for December 1978, shows a reinstatement of William E. Beatty from Avalon, PA.


  2. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, January, 1932
  3. Linking Ring, March 1944