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| birth_name                = Eugene P. Zimmermann
 
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'''Gene Devoe''' (1918-1989) 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.  
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'''Gene DeVoe''' (1918-1989) 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.  
  
 
== Biography==
 
== Biography==
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.  
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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]].
 
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]].
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{{References}}
 
{{References}}
* Cover The [[Linking Ring]] 1961, November.
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* Cover, [[Linking Ring|The Linking Ring, Vol. 41, No. 9, November 1961]], Gene DeVoe, President, Magic Dealer Assosiation
* Cover [[M-U-M]] 1963, May.
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by L. E. (Roba) Collins, page 33
* Obit [[Genii 1989 October]].
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* Cover, [[M-U-M|M-U-M, Vol. 52, No. 12, May 1963]], GENE DeVOE, magician-of-the-month, by Leslie P. Guest, page 701
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* [[Genii 1989 October|Genii Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 4, October 1989]], Obituary, Gene DeVoe, by Mike O’Dowd, page 270
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* [[M-U-M|M-U-M, Vol. 79, No. 9, February 1900]], Broken Wands, Gene DeVoe, by Mike O’Dowd, page 33
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* [[New Tops|The New Tops, Vol. 30, No. 2, February 1990]], Obituary, Gene DeVoe, by Mike O’Dowd, page 29
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* [[Linking Ring|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)
 
* History of Magic in St. Louis by [[Don Rataj]] (2011)
  
 
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Revision as of 03:55, 6 July 2018

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 (1918-1989) 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.

Biography

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.


References

by L. E. (Roba) Collins, page 33