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Clarence Rothschild

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Clarence Rothschild
BornClarence L. Rothschild
October 24, 1890
DiedMarch of 1978 (age 87)

Clarence "Rocky" Rothschild (1890-1978) was a California-based performer and dealer.


Rothschild, a Jewish-German immigrant, was a pipe fitter, naval draftsman and pilot, as well as a magician and ventriloquist. He lived and performed in California into the late 1940s.

He purchase the Starr Mansion in Vallejo, California, a stately home with panoramic views, a widow's walk and ceiling murals in 1933.

In 2005, when the house was being renovated as a bed and breakfast, workmen found Rothschild's flight logs, ventriloquist dummies and several books by Houdini.[1][2][3]