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'''Billy Ewing''', "The King of Cards" was an African American sleight-of-hand artist that specialized in cards but was also noted for his work with coins. After being seen doing tricks by [[Howard Thurston]], Thurston hired Ewing as an assistant. Ewing left Thurston and joined up with a comedian, eventually dropping magic from his act completely.
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'''Billy Ewing''' (fl. 1920s), "The King of Cards", was an African American sleight-of-hand artist that specialized in cards but was also noted for his work with coins.  
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== Biography ==
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After being seen doing tricks by [[Howard Thurston]], Thurston hired Ewing as an assistant. Ewing left Thurston and joined up with a comedian, eventually dropping magic from his act completely.<ref> The Afro American, 4/11/1923, pg. 5</ref>
  
  
  
 
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1. The Afro American, 4/11/1923, pg. 5
 
  
 
   
 
   

Latest revision as of 21:44, 4 November 2014

Billy Ewing
BornBilly Ewing
?
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Died?
Flourished1920s

Billy Ewing (fl. 1920s), "The King of Cards", was an African American sleight-of-hand artist that specialized in cards but was also noted for his work with coins.

Biography

After being seen doing tricks by Howard Thurston, Thurston hired Ewing as an assistant. Ewing left Thurston and joined up with a comedian, eventually dropping magic from his act completely.[1]


References

  1. The Afro American, 4/11/1923, pg. 5