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Ricki Dunn

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Ricki Dunn

Cover of Genii (1999)
BornFred Revello
April 2, 1929
Newark, New Jersey
DiedJanuary 29, 1999 (age 69)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Resting placeLakeside Cemetery, Colon, Michigan
CategoriesBooks by Ricki Dunn

Ricki Dunn (b.1929-d.1999), born Fred Revello in Newark, New Jersey, was a successful entertainer best known for his pickpocket act.


Dunn ran away from home as a teenager to join the circus, developing his skills in the "Ten-in-One" shows. He was an assistant to magician Card Mondor. By the early 1950's, Ricki had teamed with Channing Pollock and Robert Orben.

He later developed his pick pocketing act during his "Chick Cups" and "Cards Across" routines. He worked on cruise ships, night clubs and casinos in Las Vegas. His signature closing was "The Drinking Trick".[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]


  1. Obit Genii Magazine, Vol. 62, No. 3, March 1999, Ricki Dunn 1929-1999, page 13
  2. M-U-M, Vol. 88, No. 10, March 1999, BROKEN WANDS, page 52
  3. The Linking Ring, Vol. 79, No. 3, March 1999, BROKEN WAND, RICKI DUNN, by Bev Bergeron, page 134
  4. Magicana (New Zealand), Vol. 46, No. 276, April/May 1999, Ricki Dunn, page 9
  6. Genii Magazine, Vol. 62, No. 7, July 1999,Ricki Dunn: A Remembrance, by David Avadon, page 20
  • The New Tops, Vol. 3, No. 12, December 1963, COVER PORTRAIT ... RICKI DUNN America's NO. 1 Pickpocket, by CLARKE CRANDALL, page 4