|Born||Ronald Richard George MacMillan|
September 20, 1932
|Died||January 26, 2005 (age 72) |
Ron MacMillan (September 20, 1932 - January 26, 2005) traveled the world as the "Man with the Golden Hands". MacMillan started magic while in the hospital at 18 when he was bored and suffering from tuberculosis. His nurse Teresa, who gave him a magic book, became his wife.
MacMillan won the International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Shield at Scarborough in 1957. He routine "Symphony of the Spheres" produced 14 billiard balls from around his body. He won second place in Manipulation category at the 1961 FISM in Switzerland.
Ron opened International Magic in London in 1962. He worked in the shop by day and performed magic at nightclubs and variety shows by night.
MacMillan did his last show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1993.
- Ron MacMillan's Symphony of the Spheres written by Lewis Ganson (1963)
- Ron MacMillan's Modern Art of Coin Manipulation written by Walt Lees (1981)
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1981, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, by John Booth - CHAPTER 159, Thaumaturgical Repositories by the Thames, page 55
- Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 69, No. 1, January 1989,OUR COVER, RON MACMILLAN BY TONY SHELLEY, page 61
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2005, Broken Wand, Ronald R.G. MacMillian, page 139
- Magic Circular, Vol. 99, No. 1064, March 2005, Obituary, Ron Macmillan 1932-2005, by John Derris, page 101