|Born||Evald William Alstrand|
March 26, 1902
|Died||May 6, 1983 (age 81) |
|Resting place||Berkeley, California|
William Dixon "Poogie Poogie" Alstrand (1902-1983), of Swedish decent, was a San Franscisco area professional, club and stage show magician.
He served in the Canadian Army from 1916-1918 (at the age of 14 - 16 years old), a short stint in the U.S. Marines from 1919-1921 - and a rather long bit in the California National Guard, from approximately 1923-1938 and then in the USO (frequently under fire) in the Pacific and finally Europe during WWII.
- ↑ Fine Art of Hocus Pocus by John Booth (1996)
- ↑ The Reel Works by Pete Biro, Genii 1981 September
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, May, 1932
- ↑ Linking Ring, April, 1979