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Steward, V. David

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Steward, V. David
Lima, Ohio
Known forComedy magic, Magic store manager
AwardsPCAM: "Best Comedy Act"

V. David Stewart, was a West-coast based comedy magician known best for his act "Lord Chesterfield and his Violin".


Known as "Dave Steward" he was manager of the Hollywood Magic Shop in Los Angeles, under Burt Wheeler and Louis St. Pierre, Sr. from 1946 to 1952. He then moved on to managing the Merv Taylor Company, then his own shop in Huntington Park, CA.


  • Dave was married to Dorothy Steward, who appeared onstage in many of his comedy skits. They had three children.
  • He died in 1970 from Lung cancer.



  • Steward, V. David. "Three Little Kittens". M-U-M. Vol 42 No 4 (Sep 1952). p. 93. Rhyming patter mimicking a nursery rhyme for use in a change bag

Further Reading

  • Larsen, William, ed. "Lord Chesterfield". Genii. Vol. 15 No 4 (Nov 1950). p. 115.