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Guy Gerber

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Guy Gerber
BornGuy Louis Gerber
August 25, 1907
Natural Bridge, Virginia
DiedApril 23, 1954 (age 46)
St. Louis, Missouri

Guy Gerber (1907-1954) was a professional magician and M.C.[1]


He started magic after seeing a trick in a Sunday School publication and kept at it throughout his life as a profession. He did not finish college due to the death of his father and just missed being a minister as he won a scholarship to a Baptist seminary. He briefly tried his hand at real estate before entering the magic professionally in 1925. He worked in many different entertainment fields, including carnivals, medicine shows, lyceums and schools. He was with the USO Camp Shows during World War II. [2]

Gerber spent most of his life in the Cincinnati area. For a short time he was connected with the Abbott's Magic branch in Indianapolis and was a frequent contributor to Tops.[3]

He moved to St. Louis area around the 1950s and did tours for the International Harvester Company. He also did Spook Shows during the 1940s and 50s.

One of his last shows was at the Columbus Magi-Fest. Gerber died in St. Mary's Hospital following an illness from uremia poisoning.[4][5]


One of his specialties was silk knots and his material was used by Harold Rice in his "Naughty Silks" book.


  • 1954 Magnet Award of Merit at Magic-Fest convention.


  1. Conjurors and Cornfields, Magic on the Indianapolis Stage by Thomas A. Ewing (1999)
  2. Tops, MARCH, 1943
  3. Tops, June 1954
  4. Obit, June 1954, Linking Ring
  5. Obit, MUM, June 1954