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Gene Devoe

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Gene Devoe

DeVoe in 1957 (from Bro. John Hamman's "Final Ace Routine")
BornEugene P. Zimmermann
July 04, 1918
St. Louis
DiedDecember 27, 1989 (age 71)
St. Louis
Known forOwner of DeVoe Magic Den

Gene DeVoe (b.1918-d.1989) bought the magic shop from Will Lindhorst and operated DeVoe's Magic Den in downtown St. Louis where he started many a young magician into the magic art.


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

He was awarded the St. Louis Magical Heritage Award in 1995 by IBM Ring One and SAM Assembly 8.