Cover Genii 1979 March
|Born||Alston Whitey Peterson|
November 17, 1903
|Died||September 21, 1999 (age 95) |
Los Angeles, California
He took the name "Roberts" from his mother's maiden name and "Whitey" from the nick-name given him as a kid.
He won first prize on the pilot of the Gong Show and did other appearances on Johnny Carson and Redd Foxx shows.
Whitey was a member of S.A.M., I.B.M., and the Academy of Magical Arts where he was a frequent performer both on stage and in close-up at the Magic Castle. He was made an honorary member of SAM Assembly 22.