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Gene Devoe

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Gene Devoe
BornEugene Zimmerman
July 04, 1918
St. Louis
DiedDecember 27, 1989 (age 71)
Known forOwner of Devoe Magic Den

Gene Devoe bought the magic shop from Will Lindorst and operated Devoe's Magic Den in downtown St. Louis and 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 & showman, he entertained widely in the Midwest. As a magic dealer and leader in his profession, he as 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 awarded the St. Louis Magical Heritage Award in 1995 by IBM Ring One and SAM Assembly 8.