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Broken Wand - Eugene Gloye

Message by Joycle Basch

I'll miss my good Friend, Magician, Eugene Gloye.

Dr. Eugene Gloye, 83, of Grover Beach, California, passed away peacefully, February 17, 2011. He held I.B.M. number 9343 and had been a member since 1947. He held the Order of Merlin, Excelsior. Gene was a past President of Ring 96 and a member of the Magic Castle and Pasadena Magicians Guild.

During his college years, Gene performed with Bill Morton's "Houdini Mystery Show" sometimes appearing alongside Johnny Carson. He mentored Dick Cavett.

Gene authored the monthly "Our Magical Heritage" column in the "Linking Ring magazine from 1976-2002 and was featured on the cover of the the Nov. 1978 issue. His articles also appeared in "Dragon," New Phoenix," "New Tops," and "Genie."

He is survived by his wife, Rebanis, (Frankie) and two sons and their families.

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Gloye, Dr Eugene E[rnest], PhD (pronounced GLOY)
(Michigan City, Indiana: 29 Aug 1927- ) Inspired at age 12 seeing Ed Reno. Learned from original Tarbell Course. Debut at age 15. Began as an outdoor showman in the Midwest, continuing as a semi-pro illusionist while in college studying psychology. Tutored Dick Cavett, launching him as a semi-pro magician. Psychologist by profession (with PhD in 1954). Amateur magician.

Invented Watch Out (1946), Fan-Ta-Bill (1947), Mazda Glass (1955), Double Exposure (c1956), & the Togetherness Deck. Wrote 9 books & booklets, including Theatrical Magic (1978, 230pp) & Harlan Tarbell (1993, 60pp). Numerous articles & tricks since 1944 in Dragon, New Phoenix, New Tops, Genii, etc. Columnist ("Our Magical Heritage") in Linking Ring

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