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Bobby Fenton

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Bobby Fenton
BornRobert L. Fenton
November 25, 1922
DiedMarch 15, 1985 (age 62)

Bobby Fenton (1922-1985) was a a long time magical assistant to such magicians as Mark Wilson, Virgil, and Chang. He also performed as "Vancine".


Originally from the Seattle area, he was decorated with two Purple Hearts during World War II.[1][2]

With his friend, Harvey Long, he created a black art act that they premiered at the P.C.A.M. convention in 1936, where the duo received an award for "Best Spiritualistic Act."


  1. Obit, Genii 1985 September
  2. Inside Magic, May 1985