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Jay Ose

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Jay Ose (November 6, 1911 - November 5, 1967) was a close-up performer who worked nightclubs and became one of the first resident magicians at the Magic Castle.[1]

Jay Ose
BornNovember 6, 1911
DiedNovember 5, 1967 (age 55)

In the early days at the Castle, Jay made a point of remembering everybody's name, along with the names of their wives, children, dogs and cats. Months after meeting them, and sometimes years, he'd call the person by name.[2]

He was technical adviser on many films including the Cincinnati Kid and Flim-Flam Man. Jay died just two months after The Flim-Flam Man was released.


  1. Tribute by Lou Derman, Genii 1967 November
  2. Cover Genii 1963 March