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Mickey O'Malley

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Mickey O'Malley ( 1931? - June 10, 1980), born Michael Ostaski, was a magician and staff artist for Genii magazine.

As a youngster, O'Malley was a demonstrator at Harold Sterling's Magic Shop in Detroit. A protege of Karrell Fox and Gene Gordon, he later became a manager for Abbott's Detroit magic store until he was drafted by the Army.

In the Army, with a special services unit, he performed both his magic and juggling act throughout Europe.

After he was released from the army, he moved to New York City and opened at a club on Broadway called the "China Doll" for a week, and ended up being held over for two years. He also got interested in television commercials and writing, and was sought by the leading television commercial producers and directors in New York.

Later in life, O'Malley formed a mail order magic company with Frank Garcia.