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Cover of Genii (2010)
|Born||Everett Earl Johnson|
October 29, 1932
|Died||April 16, 2009 (age 76) |
Newark, New Jersey
|Resting place||Evergreen Cemetary in Hillside, New Jersey|
Earl "Presto" Johnson (1932-2009) was known for his unique manipulation routines with cigarettes, coins, cards, and balls.
BiographyHe began his long career at Hubert's Dime Museum on Times Square in the 1940s, then went on to tour in carnivals and sideshows. He later got into the cruise ships, resorts field, and night clubs all over the United States.
- The New Tops, Vol. 10, No. 6, June 1970, Tannen Goes to Broadway, page 18
- Genii, Vol. 73, No. 12, December 2010, Cover item, pages 64-75
- Obituary http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=312628&forum=36&30