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Whitey Roberts

Cover Genii 1979 March
BornAlston Whitey Peterson
November 17, 1903
DiedSeptember 21, 1999 (age 95)
Los Angeles, California

Whitey Roberts, billed as "The Magic Juggler", was a professional vaudeville performer.[1]

He took Roberts from his mother's maiden name and Whitey from the nick-name given him as a kid.

He won first prize on the pilot of the Gong Show and did other appearances on Johnny Carson and Redd Foxx shows.

Whitey was a member of S.A.M., I.B.M., and the Academy of Magical Arts where he is a frequent performer both on stage and in close-up at the Magic Castle. He was made an honorary member of SAM Assembly 22.

His son, Tyson Roberts, a Professor at Harvard University, was also interested in magic and both Whitey and his son attended the Chavez Course in magic with his him.[2]


  2. Genii 1979 March