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Connie Bush

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Connie Bush
BornConrad C. Bosschieter
October 30, 1903
Paterson, New Jersey
DiedFebruary 15, 1998 (age 94)
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Connie Bush (October 30, 1903 - February 15, 1998), born Conrad C. Bosschieter in the Prospect Park section of Paterson, New Jersey, was an IBM Dean of Magicians, and one of the charter members of Ring 113, the Walsh-Bush Ring in northern New Jersey.


Bush was an accountant by trade, but also performed as a part time professional in Vaudeville, clubs and close-up venues.

He contributed magic to M-U-M The Linking Ring, Jinx, Pallbearers Review, Gen, Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig and many of Karl Fulves' manuscripts. Jeff Busby published his a complete close-up routine "Color Isolation", written and illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt (1988).

As can be seen in Linking Ring Reports (May, 1996), he was still attending his local Linking Ring meetings with his son, Connie Bush, Jr. well into his nineties after retiring to Florida.[1]


  1. Conrad C. Bush, Sr. A Young 93, Member Profile, Linking Ring August. 1997, page 60, by Stanley Clifford
  • M-U-M, Vol. 81, No. 2, July 1991, Conrad C. “Connie” Bush, A Grand Old Man of Magic!, page 15
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 4, April 1998, Broken Wand, CONRAD C. BUSH, page 151
  • M-U-M, Vol. 87, No. 12, May 1998, Broken Wands, Conrad C. Bush, page 49