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[[Tommy Tucker]] (1915? - February 6, 1991) was born Ellsworth H. Tucker.
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'''Tommy Tucker''' (1916-1991) began his performing career as a manipulative act under the name, "The Boy Wonder" and went on to performed in night clubs, hotels and theaters. He spent the War World Two years in [[U.S.O.]] shows overseas and his career spanned more than six decades, covering 28 countries.
  
Tommy began his performing career as a manipulative act under the name, "The Boy Wonder".  He went on to performed in night clubs, hotels and theaters, and spent the War World Two years in [[U.S.O.]] shows overseas. His career spaned more than six decades, and covers 28 countries.
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== Biography ==
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Tucker developed a two person mentalism act with his wife Elizabeth (known as Betty, Liz and Liza). Their act became very popular, once flying on 97 planes in one month and five in one day to make dates on a dinner club circuit.<ref>Magician of the month, cover of MUM, August 1967</ref>
  
He developed a two person mentalism act with his wife Liz. Their act became very popular, once flying on 97 planes in one month and five in one day to make dates on a dinner club circuit.  
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He invented many effects, some finding their way into [[Jean Hugard]]'s books and [[Greater Magic]] without credit. He created the [[Six Card Repeat]] routine at the age of 16.<ref>[[Expert Manipulative Magic]] (1933) by [[Charles Eastman]], page 18, under ''The Six Card Repeat Mystery''.</ref><ref>Obit [[Genii 1991 May]]</ref>
  
  
Tommy invented many effects, some finding their way into the Hugard Books and [[Greater Magic]] without credit. He created the famous [[Six Card Repeat]] routine at the age of 16. See in [[Expert Manipulative Magic]] (1933) by [[Charles Eastman]], page 18, under ''The Six Card Repeat Mystery''.
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== Awards and honors ==
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* Elected into the Magic Hall of Fame
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* Honorary Life Member of the [[Academy of Magical Arts]] where he also received a Performing Fellowship Award.
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* Mentalist of the Year Award, voted by the [[Psychic Entertainers Association]] (1987)
  
He was elected into the Magic Hall of Fame and was an Honorary Life Member of the [[Academy of Magical Arts]] where he also received a Performing Fellowship Award.
 
  
In 1987 he was the recipient of the Mentalist of the Year Award, voted by the Psychic Entertainers Association.
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==Books==
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* 30th Century Magic (1932)
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* [[What Next!]] (1936)
  
==References==
 
 
* [[What Next!]] (1936)
 
  
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Latest revision as of 14:09, 21 July 2013

Tommy Tucker
BornEllsworth Hosford Tucker
March 29, 1916
Haverhill, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 5, 1991 (age 74)
Newburyport, Massachusetts
CategoriesBooks by Tommy Tucker

Tommy Tucker (1916-1991) began his performing career as a manipulative act under the name, "The Boy Wonder" and went on to performed in night clubs, hotels and theaters. He spent the War World Two years in U.S.O. shows overseas and his career spanned more than six decades, covering 28 countries.

Biography

Tucker developed a two person mentalism act with his wife Elizabeth (known as Betty, Liz and Liza). Their act became very popular, once flying on 97 planes in one month and five in one day to make dates on a dinner club circuit.[1]

He invented many effects, some finding their way into Jean Hugard's books and Greater Magic without credit. He created the Six Card Repeat routine at the age of 16.[2][3]


Awards and honors


Books


References

  1. Magician of the month, cover of MUM, August 1967
  2. Expert Manipulative Magic (1933) by Charles Eastman, page 18, under The Six Card Repeat Mystery.
  3. Obit Genii 1991 May