|Born||March 22, 1931|
|Died||October 10, 2011 (age 80) |
La Puente, California
Robert Rodriguez (1931-2011), a graduate of the Chavez College of Magic, was a long time member of International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 21 and the Society of American Magicians, Assembly 22.
He developed a life-long interest in magic after witnessing the tent show performance of Willard the Wizard. When his family moved to California in 1944 as a teenager, he spent much of his free time in local magic shops. In 1952 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served twenty-three years. Part of his service was managing NCO clubs and providing entertainment, including magic.
After retiring he returned to Los Angeles, he continued performing magic. In his capacity as President of Ring 21, he presided over the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame given to David Copperfield . He would later be considered the "Dean" of Assembly 22.