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Mickey O'Malley

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Mickey O'Malley

Cover of Genii (1966)
BornMichael Ostaski Jr.
December 10, 1930
DiedJune 10, 1980 (age 49)
Resting placeRiverside National Cemetery, Riverside County, California, Section 2 Site 202

Mickey O'Malley (1930-1980) was a magician and staff artist for Genii magazine.[1]


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.[2][3]


  1. Cover Genii 1966 October
  2. Obit - Genii 1980 July