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Oscar Longhurst Anderson

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Oscar Longhurst Anderson
BornAugust 19, 1848
Swindon, England

Oscar Longhurst Anderson (1848-?), the son of magician John Henry Anderson, followed in his father's footsteps performing as a magician himself.[1][2]


Starting out assisting father, he began performing professionally around 1870.

He was known to still be living in 1874.[3]

NOTE: His date of death is often confused with Philip Prentice Anderson death in 1920.[4]


  • Master Oscar Anderson's Illustrated and Alphabetical Enumerations... of his Father's ... Entertainment (c.l875)


  1. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
  2. Conjurers' Monthly Magazine, June 1908
  3. The Great Wizard of The North John Henry Anderson by Constance Pole Bayer (1990)
  4. Magic a pictorial history of conjurers in the theater by David Price (1985)