|Born||Daniel E. Rutledge|
May 21, 1928
|Died||March 11, 1999 (age 70) |
Ned Rutledge (1928-1999), who specialized in cards and mental magic, wrote two books on magic with J.G. Thompson, Jr.
Rutledge was bitten by the magic bug at the age of ten and was tutored by professional Ralph Erlewine. Gave his first show at age of twelve, a two hour affair ranging from manipulative routines to illusions. Then began performing for clubs, churches, civic and fraternal organizations with a thirty minute act. 
- "Dan Blackwood Memorial Award" from the Psychic Entertainers Association(1996)
- ↑ By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 374
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 30, No. 4, June 1950, Ned Rutledge – A Magical Prodigy, by Ralph Erlewine, page 13, NED RUTLEDGE PARADE OF CARDS, Edited by Eddie Clever, pages 47-81