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Tommy Tucker

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Tommy Tucker
BornEllsworth Hosford Tucker
March 29, 1916
Haverhill, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 5, 1991 (age 74)
Newburyport, Massachusetts
CategoriesBooks by Tommy Tucker

Tommy Tucker (1916-1991) began his performing career as a manipulative act under the name, "The Boy Wonder" and went on to performed in night clubs, hotels and theaters. He spent the War World Two years in U.S.O. shows overseas and his career spanned more than six decades, covering 28 countries.


Tucker developed a two person mentalism act with his wife Elizabeth (known as Betty, Liz and Liza). Their act became very popular, once flying on 97 planes in one month and five in one day to make dates on a dinner club circuit.[1]

He invented many effects, some finding their way into Jean Hugard's books and Greater Magic without credit. He created the Six Card Repeat routine at the age of 16.[2][3]

Awards and honors



  1. Magician of the month, cover of MUM, August 1967
  2. Expert Manipulative Magic (1933) by Charles Eastman, page 18, under The Six Card Repeat Mystery.
  3. Obit Genii 1991 May