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Frederick Holley

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Frederick Holley
BornOctober 23, 1911
London, England
DiedSeptember 14, 1990 (age 78)

Frederick Holley (1911-1990) was a semi-professional magician who was a long standing member of the Magic Circle.


He was first interested in magic at age of ten as was giving public performances as a schoolboy. His first professional appearance was at 18.

Holley owned a valuable magical library. [1]

While on active service during the Second World War he performed for his fellow servicemen in the desert. He was a member of Will Goldston's Magicians' Club and became a full member of the Magic Circle in January 1953. Until 1965 he performed at charity functions, especially for the Spastics Society.[2]


  1. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldson (1934)
  2. Obit, Magic Circular January 1991