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Earl Johnson

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BornEverett Earl Johnson
October 29, 1932
DiedApril 16, 2009 (age 76)
Newark, New Jersey
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetary in Hillside, New Jersey
Earl "Presto" Johnson (1932-2009) was known for his unique manipulation routines with cigarettes, coins, cards, and balls. He began his long career at Hubert's Dime Museum on Times Square in the 1940s, then went on to tour in carnivals and sideshows. He later got into the cruise ships, resorts field, and night clubs all over the United States.