|Born||Rufus Claude Buff|
October 11, 1899
|Died||March of 1990 (age 90) |
Rufus Claude Buff (1899-1990) performed as Claudio The Magician.
Buff had a long career as a minister and was often heard on radio. Numerous tricks and ideas of his appeared in "The Sphinx" as Claudio. He was also editor of Modern Magi magazine (1943-1956). He later joined with John Bloor to create a bimonthly remake called New Modern Magi in the 1980s.
He was a book and magazine reviewer for The Dragon for many years.
Buff held card number 46 in the I.B.M.
- Claudio's Mysteries (1942)
- Square and Circle Magic (1946)
- Ghost of the Past! (1979)
- The Wizard of Knotsville (1985)
Buff contributed material for the Hocus Pocus Parade(a long-standing column) in an issue of The Linking Ring in 1978. Namely, he contributed the following effects to that issue:
- Ancient Ropes, Oops, Rope
- Another Rope Through Neck
- The Traveling Ring
- My Uncle Percy
- A Knot Cocktail
- Color Choice
- Houdini Loops