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Dr. Louis McCoy

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Dr. Louis McCoy
BornApril 30, 1929
DiedAugust 18, 1980 (age 51)
Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Louis L. McCoy (1929-1980) performed under the name of Miko, but to friends he was known as "Doc."


Was a member of the Society of American Magicians ,the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and many local clubs across the United States including S.A.M. Assembly #136 in Tucson.

In the late 1940s, McCoy spent four year in Japan doing Government work and also entertained magically. He spoke Japanese and acted as interpreter at treason trials.[1]

As a close-up magician, he competed in the Close-Up Contest at the 1977 I.B.M. Convention in Washington, D.C., despite the fact that he was totally blind at the time.[2][3][4]


  1. Genii 1951 October, page 70
  2. Obit, Genii 1980 November
  3. Broken Wand, MUM, November 1981