|Died||June 20, 1988 (age 58) |
Bill Ilson (1929-1988) was a peace activist, art teacher, and amateur magician.
During a peace mission in 1985 he met Russian magician, Alexander Vorobiev in Moscow. Over the next few years they worked together to organize a cultural exchange of American and Soviety magicians to promote world peace through magic. In 1988, Ilson and eight other magicians went to the Soviet Union, at their own expense and performed with the Soviet magicians in theaters, schools, museums, cultural centers, and Red Square
Ilson died of a heart attack two weeks after we returned from the Soviet Union.