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Faucett Ross

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Faucett Ross (November 19, 1900 - May 18, 1987) became a professional magician in the 1930s. Faucett was a native and lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri and a veteran of the US. Army in WWII. His grandfather, R.H. Faucett, founded the town of Faucett, Mo.

Faucett entertained many celebrities and Presidents Wilson, Roosevelt and Truman. He considered T. Nelson Downs his mentor.

He became a close friend of Dai Vernon. He helped Dai prepare his Twenty Dollar Manuscript and stage his Harlequin Act. Ross is also responsible for organizing and co-authoring almost all the Dai Vernon's material in print at the time.

Faucett said that there are two standard tricks he did best; the Egg Bag ( taught to him by vaudeville magician Hyde Johnston) and the Thirty Card Trick.

Faucett had many friends in magic and it was estimated that during the course of his life he wrote over 20,000 letters.

He was awarded an honorary lifetime membership with the Academy of Magical Arts.

Books

  • Magic With Faucett Ross by Lewis Ganson
  • Revelations (with Dai Vernon)