News - Tommy Wonder died this morning
from Sylvia Schuyer
Tommy Wonder died of cancer in the hospital. The last months
he lived by his brother in Hillegom who was taking care of
Burg. Hoffmanplein 36c
3071 XL Rotterdam
on Tommy Wonder in Bart Whaley's Who Who in Magic
Joseph (Jacobus Maria)"Jos"
(Lisse, Holland: 29 Nov 1953- ) Inspired seeing a magician
on TV at age 4. Learned magic at 10. Pro close-up & stage
magician since age 18. Aka "Julian" (1973), "Jos
Bema" (1973-78), & "Tommy Wonder" (since
1972 Junior Magician of Holland; 1979 FISM 2nd prize in close-up;
1988 FISM 2nd prize in general magic Wrote 2 lecture-note
booklets: Original Magic from Holland (1977) & Wonder
Material (1982); plus The Books of Wonder (1996, 2 vols, 343+352pp
with Stephen Minch). See also Gene Matsuura, Tommy Wonder
Entertains (1983). Articles in Pabular, Genii, Linking Ring,
& De Magier. Invented a version of Diminishing Cards (c1972)
& Floating Cage (1987).
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