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Manfred Rose

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Manfred Rose
Borncirca 1843
Tasmania
Diedcirca 1909 (age 65)
Sydney, Australia

Manfred Rose (c.1843-c.1909) was a mind-reader, conjuror and cabinet worker who performed all over Australia and New Zealand.

Biography

Born in Tasmania but came to the United States at an early age, served as a drummer in the American Civil War, eventually receiving a lieutenant's commission.

Later he went to England and became an amanuensis (employed to write what another dictates) for Charles Dickens. He then took to the stage as a mind-reader, conjuror and cabinet worker and traveled performed all over Australia and New Zealand.[1]

He the became well known all over Australia as a theatrical manager.[2]

References

  1. Edwards Monthly, June 1909
  2. MAGIC AND MAGICIANS, In Australia and New Zealand by Robert Kudarz, MUM March, 1919