Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Faucett Ross

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
Faucett Ross

Cover of Genii (1983)
BornFaucett Walter Ross
November 19, 1900
St. Joseph, Missouri
DiedMay 18, 1987 (age 86)
St. Joseph, Missouri
CategoriesBooks by Faucett Ross

Faucett Ross (November 19, 1900 - May 18, 1987) became a professional magician in the 1930s.


He was a native and lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri and a veteran of the US. Army in WWII. His grandfather, R.H. Faucett, founded the town of Faucett, Mo.

Faucett entertained many celebrities and Presidents Wilson, Roosevelt and Truman. He considered T. Nelson Downs his mentor.

He became a close friend of Dai Vernon. He helped Dai prepare his Ten Card Problems (1932) Also known as $20 Manuscript or DeeVee Manuscript and stage his Harlequin Act. Ross is also responsible for organizing and co-authoring almost all the Dai Vernon's material in print at the time.Faucett had many friends in magic and it was estimated that during the course of his life he wrote over 20,000 letters.

Faucett said that there are two standard tricks he did best; the Egg Bag (taught to him by vaudeville magician Hyde Johnston) and the Thirty Card Trick.

He was awarded an honorary lifetime membership with the Academy of Magical Arts.[1][2]



  1. Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 47, No. 5, May 1983, Faucett W. Ross, page 305
  2. Genii Magazine, Vol. 50, No.11, May 1987, The Vernon Touch, by Dai Vernon, page 773, Obituary, Faucett W. Ross Nov. 19, 1900-May 18, 1987, by John Carney, page 827