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Bobby Baxter (1920 - 2009), born Edwin Jerome Ziegler, was a comedy magician known as "Professor Baxter" that began performing professionally in the 1940s.
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'''Bobby Baxter''' (1920 - 2009) was a comedy magician known as "Professor Baxter" who began performing professionally in the 1940s.
  
One of the first mentions of Baxter in [[Genii]] was the in Harold Sterling's Detroit News section of the September 1941 issue stating that he was playing clubs in Detroit doing some beautiful linking ring routines.
 
  
Baxter  performed at the Festival of Magic and Occult in Madison Square Garden in 1972 and became a legend in the New York magic scene. He was a regular M.C. for magic shows and performed at [[Monday Night Magic]] in his later years.  He was also known for his thimble manipulation work.
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== Biography ==
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One of the first mentions of Baxter in [[Genii]] was the in [[Harold Sterling]]'s Detroit News column of the September 1941 issue stating that he was playing clubs in Detroit doing some beautiful linking ring routines.
  
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Baxter  performed at the Festival of Magic and Occult in Madison Square Garden in 1972 and became a legend in the New York magic scene. He was a regular M.C. for magic shows and performed at the [[Magic Towne House]] and [[Monday Night Magic]]. 
* Bobby Baxter's Wild Card in  "Wild Card Miracles" by Frank Garcia (1977)
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== References ==
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He was also known his work with thimbles, the Egg Bag, and his invention of the Cane in Newspaper.
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Baxter was honored with a Performing Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]] in 2006.
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== Bibliography ==
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* Bobby Baxter's Wild Card in  [[Wild Card Miracles]] by [[Frank Garcia]] (1977)
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* M-U-M, Vol. 99, No. 6, NOVEMBER 2009, THE DEAN’S DIARY by George Schindler, Professor Baxter, page 92
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* http://www.magician.org/portal/de/node/838, Broken Wand: Professor Bobby Baxter
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* http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=professor+bobby+baxter&s=int
 
* http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=202305
 
* http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=202305
 
* Roy Benson by Starlight by Levent and Todd Karr (2006)  
 
* Roy Benson by Starlight by Levent and Todd Karr (2006)  
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* http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=328801&forum=36
 
* Professor Bobby Baxter: A Life of Magic By Richard Steven Cohn in Magic Magazine April 2006
 
* Professor Bobby Baxter: A Life of Magic By Richard Steven Cohn in Magic Magazine April 2006
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Latest revision as of 08:14, 13 February 2014

Bobby Baxter
BornEdwin Jerome Ziegler
June 14, 1920
Brooklyn, New York
DiedSeptember 1, 2009 (age 89)

Bobby Baxter (1920 - 2009) was a comedy magician known as "Professor Baxter" who began performing professionally in the 1940s.


Biography

One of the first mentions of Baxter in Genii was the in Harold Sterling's Detroit News column of the September 1941 issue stating that he was playing clubs in Detroit doing some beautiful linking ring routines.

Baxter performed at the Festival of Magic and Occult in Madison Square Garden in 1972 and became a legend in the New York magic scene. He was a regular M.C. for magic shows and performed at the Magic Towne House and Monday Night Magic.

He was also known his work with thimbles, the Egg Bag, and his invention of the Cane in Newspaper.

Baxter was honored with a Performing Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts in 2006.

Bibliography

References