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Don Alan

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Don Alan (February 22, 1926 - April 15, 1999), born Donald Alan McWethy was a pioneer in close-up magic on television.


Alan appeared on his own daytime TV show called Magic. Then worked as "Sir Dono" on Princess Mary Hartline's Magic Castle morning show. Alan also appeared on other television shows including The Ed Sullivan Show, Playboy After Dark, The Tonight Show, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett and Garry Moore.

In the 1960s, he hosted his won TV show, Don Alan's Magic Ranch.

He is best known for his presentations of the Chop Cup, Invisible Deck, Rising Cards, Benson Bowl and his many kicker endings that he liked to use.

Alan is buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, Michigan.



  • Close Up Time by Don Alan (1951)
  • Pretty Sneaky by Don Alan (1956)



  • Don Alan, Volume 28 THE GREATER MAGIC VIDEO LIBRARY Steven's Magic Emporium

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