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Dr. Joseph A. Burgun

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Dr. Joseph A. Burgun


Cover of Genii (1946)
BornMarch 30, 1889
DiedMay 10, 1976 (age 87)
Resting placeLong Island National Cemetery.

Dr. Joseph A. Burgun (1889-1976) was a New York City dentist and amateur magician.


He was overseas during the first World War with the 6th Div., 54th Infantry, A.E.F.

An amateur magician, he never tried to take professional work, but he gave shows free for various organizations that could not afford entertainment, such as hospitals, Sisters in Convents, U.S.O. Camp Shows, and for some of the dental societies.

His wife, Mary Lou, would often assist their friend Dell O'Dell with tricks.

He lived in Bronxville, New York, with a summer home on the lake at Starlight, Pennsylvania.[1]


  1. Cover Genii 1946 January