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Richard Barrs

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Richard Barrs
BornJune 12, 1919
Surrey, England


Richard Barrs (b. 1919), son of semi-pro magician Percy Barrs, won a competition held at Maskelyne's Theatre St. George’s Hall on April 13, 1932, from fifty other juvenile competitors.[1]


This success at the age of 12, led to a professional engagement at that theatre.[2]

In 1946, Barrs played two weeks at the Olympia in Ireland with a card act, one of his features being the color-change of his waistcoat.[3]


  1. Magic Circular, October 1946.
  2. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  3. Abra July 6, 1946