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Marshall P. Wilder

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Marshall P. Wilder

Cover of Sphinx September 1904
BornSeptember 19, 1859
Geneva, New York
DiedJanuary 10, 1915 (age 55)
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Marshall P. Wilder (September 19, 1859 - January 10, 1915) was a famous actor, humorist and sketch artist who was one of the first persons with a disability (a hunchback dwarf) to become a celebrity on his own terms.

Known as "The Entertainer of Princes and The Prince of Entertainers", he was also an amateur magician.[1] A student of magic, he had many friends in the profession and was a member of the Society of American Magicians (member No. 59).[2]


  1. Vaudeville Magicians, Linking Ring, August, 2000
  2. Recollections of a Merry Little Life, Marshall P. Wilder, The Magic Cauldron #16 (April 1992)
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