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Dr. Faust

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Dr. Faust (1930-1981), born David Hoy, was an ordained minister who started out using magic to illustrate concepts in the bible.

Dr. Faust
BornDavid Hoy
July 21, 1930
Evansville, Illinois
DiedApril 02, 1981 (age 50)

After leaving the ministry he moved on to performing mentalism as Dr. Faust. He invented many clever and original mental effects, many using very bold tactics (like tossing a force deck out to the audience to peek at a card).

Later in life, he represent himself as a genuine psychic, relying on institutions and perceptions. He claimed to use extrasensory perceptions helped him locate everything from lost rings to runaway children. He also made predictions for a weekly column that appeared in 340 newspapers.[1][2]




  1. Obituary Genii 1981 May
  2. Obituary Genii 1981 June