|Born||William Randall Williston|
November 9, 1894
Bristol, Rhode Island
|Died||August 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.