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Frank Caesar

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Frank Caesar
BornMarch 2, 1872
Decorah, Iowa
DiedDecember 8, 1948 (age 76)
Chicago, Illinois

Frank Caesar (1872-1948) was a professional magician that toured the United States starting the early 1900s.


Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of a book binder, became interested in magic after seeing Alexander Herrmann in 1889.

A year later he was touring America as a magician. In 1896 he married Helen Babe Lewis and the began performing a "Trunk Substitution" which Caesar built himself. They performed in vaudeville for many years with great success.[1]

In 1922, he went into the manufacturing magic out of Chicago.[2]

A photograph of him can be viewed at the Conjuring Arts' exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic."[3]


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, January 1949