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Ned Rutledge

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Ned Rutledge
BornDaniel E. Rutledge
May 21, 1928
DiedMarch 11, 1999 (age 70)
Hanover, Pennsylvania
CategoriesBooks by Ned Rutledge

Ned Rutledge (1928-1999), who specialized in cards and mental magic, wrote two books on magic with J.G. Thompson, Jr.


Rutledge was bitten by the magic bug at the age of ten and was tutored by professional Ralph Erlewine. Gave his first show at age of twelve, a two hour affair ranging from manipulative routines to illusions. Then began performing for clubs, churches, civic and fraternal organizations with a thirty minute act. [1]




  1. By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 374
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 30, No. 4, June 1950, Ned Rutledge – A Magical Prodigy, by Ralph Erlewine, page 13, NED RUTLEDGE PARADE OF CARDS, Edited by Eddie Clever, pages 47-81