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George Troseth

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George Troseth
BornJune 1, 1894
Washington State
DiedJanuary 18, 1985 (age 90)
George Troseth (1894-1985), known as the "Tricky Trixter", was an active Chicago magician. He was a busy performer during the years that Werner Dornfield was a busy M.C.[1]


Troseth was a salesman for Libby by day which had many Chicago hotels and clubs as customers. When a magician or MC was needed for a hotel job at night, Troseth was usually first in their mind.

He was was a President of the local Chicago Assembly S.A.M. and wrote for magic magazines, including Genii, keeping others abreast on the Chicago magic scene.[2]

After semi-retiring, Troseth moved to Florida, remaining active in magic as the Dean of Assembly 76 in Miami. [3][4]


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, August, 1935
  2. Genii 1937 March (cover}
  3. New Tops, March 1985.