DeVoe in 1957 (from Bro. John Hamman's "Final Ace Routine")
|Born||Eugene P. Zimmermann|
July 04, 1918
|Died||December 27, 1989 (age 71) |
|Known for||Owner of DeVoe Magic Den|
A true performer, he was always behind the counter with the latest trick and a story. DeVoe also produced and manufactured several magic tricks under the DeVoe name.
He was a master magician and showman, who entertained widely in the Midwest. As a magic dealer and leader in his profession, he was highly respected throughout the United States. He was co-founder of the Midwest Magic Jubilee and a long term, active leaders in SAM assembly 8 and IBM Ring One.
Awards and honors
- Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 41, No. 9, November 1961, Gene DeVoe, President, Magic Dealer Assosiation, by L. E. (Roba) Collins, page 33
- Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 52, No. 12, May 1963, GENE DeVOE, magician-of-the-month, by Leslie P. Guest, page 701
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 4, October 1989, Obituary, Gene DeVoe, by Mike O’Dowd, page 270
- M-U-M, Vol. 79, No. 9, February 1900, Broken Wands, Gene DeVoe, by Mike O’Dowd, page 33
- The New Tops, Vol. 30, No. 2, February 1990, Obituary, Gene DeVoe, by Mike O’Dowd, page 29
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 70, No. 3, March 1990, In Memoriam, Gene DeVoe, by Mike O’Dowd, page 106; Broken Wand, Gene DeVoe, page 111
- History of Magic in St. Louis by Don Rataj (2011)