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BornWilliam Randall Williston
November 9, 1894
Bristol, Rhode Island
DiedAugust 02, 1959 (age 64)

William "Bill" R. Williston (1894-1959) was a semi-professional comedy magician during the 1930s in the Rhode Island and New York area.


He was a veteran of World War I and performed slap-stick magic as the "Magical Buffoon". He would perform a whirlwind of magic and became known as "Trick-A-Minute Williston".

His act is described briefly in Holden's Programmes of Famous Magicians.

Williston worked the last 40 years of his life for a trucking firm in New York City.