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Eduard Bamberg

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Eduard Bamberg

Eduard (Edward) Bamberg (1889 - 1951) was brother of Theo (Okito) and worked briefly as a magician then became an actor appearing in fairground theaters.[1]


Eduard began to perform at age ten under the tutelage of "Papa" Bamberg. He was little more than a boy when he performed at the Alhambra Theatre in London billed as "the smallest and greatest conjurer in the world" with the title "Little Nelusco," sometimes "Le Petite Nelusco."

Afterwards, he toured England and then Europe. He appeared with brother Emile Bamberg as "The Nelusco Brothers." Emile and Eduard joined Theo in 1904 and 1905, touring as "The Okito Family."

Later became a professional magician in the United States under the name of Ed Rickard.[2]


  1. Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price (1985)
  2. Illusion Show by David Bamberg (1988)