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Jerry Andrus

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Jerry Andrus (January 28, 1918 - August 26, 2007) was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, but grew up in Albany, Oregon.

Jerry Andrus
BornJerry Andrus
January 28, 1918
Sheridan, Wyoming
DiedAugust 26, 2007 (age 89)
CategoriesBooks by Jerry Andrus
Andrus was well known for his remarkable optical illusions, many created in his shop and home that he called the "Castle of Chaos".

James ("The Amazing") Randi speaking
shortly after Jerry Andrus' Death

In 1954 he invented his most famous illusion, the Linking Pins.

An interesting aspect of many of his magic presentations was that Jerry would not say anything that was not true, deceiving the audience by visual means alone.[1][2][3]



  1. Cover MUM Sept. 1958
  2. Cover Genii 1989 October
  3. Obit Genii 2007 October