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Eric Williams

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Eric Williams
BornEric James Williams
February 28, 1911
Ledbury, England
DiedJanuary 3, 1981 (age 69)
Hereford Hospital, England

Eric "Nitwit" Williams (1911-1981), The Whimsical Wizard, was a semi-professional magician.


He started with comedy magic in 1929 and was a member of the IBM.[1] [2]

May have been the first magician to accidentally(?) burned up a spectator's money as part of a routine (see Abra No. 439 dated June 26, 1954).


  1. The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 193, Who’s Who in Magic, page 80
  2. Goodliffe’s Abracadabra, Vol. 71, No. 1825, January 1981, ERIC (NIT-WIT) WILLIAMS, by Guy Higgins, page 152
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 73, No. 799, September 1979, THIS IS YOUR LIFE, by Peter D. Blanchard – Eric Williams, page 130
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 71, No. 813, February 1981, Obituary, Eric (Nit-Wit) Williams 1911-1981, by Guy Higgins, page 46