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Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:22 AM

Ricky Jay, Master Magician and Actor in 'Deadwood,' 'Boogie Nights,' Dies at 72

Source: Variety

Ricky Jay, a master magician who also acted in films and TV shows such as “Boogie Nights,” “House of Games” and “Deadwood,” died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 72.

Jay’s manager, Winston Simone, said he died of natural causes, adding, “He was one of a kind. We will never see the likes of him again.”

His attorney Stan Coleman confirmed his death. His partner in the Deceptive Practices company, Michael Weber, tweeted, “I am sorry to share that my remarkable friend, teacher, collaborator and co-conspirator is gone.”

A New Yorker profile called him “the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive,” and Jay was also known for his card tricks and memory feats.

Read more: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/ricky-jay-dead-dies-magician-boogie-nights-1203035879/



Truly one of a kind. RIP

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Reply Ricky Jay, Master Magician and Actor in 'Deadwood,' 'Boogie Nights,' Dies at 72 (Original post)
rdmtimp Nov 25 OP
mr_lebowski Nov 25 #1
Fortinbras Armstrong Nov 25 #3
peekaloo Nov 25 #5
TexasBushwhacker Nov 25 #6
peekaloo Nov 25 #7
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 25 #8
peekaloo Nov 25 #10
mikeysnot Nov 25 #11
stuffmatters Nov 25 #2
marble falls Nov 25 #4
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 25 #9
Power 2 the People Nov 25 #12
TexasBushwhacker Nov 25 #13
Demovictory9 Nov 25 #14

Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:39 AM

1. RIP Ricky Jay ... a true master of his craft ... the man influenced countless others ... he will be

missed. Loved him in numerous films I saw (a couple of the Mamet ones I own on VHS/DVD) over the years ...

If you ever needed some cool bona-fides, I'd say these qualify (from his wiki page) ... " (he was) probably the first magician to open for a rock and roll band. At New York's The Electric Circus in the 1960s, he performed on a bill between Ike and Tina Turner and Timothy Leary, who lectured about LSD"





His famous act ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 06:37 AM

3. That was brilliant. n/t

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 08:24 AM

5. Wasn't he Johnny Carson's favorite magician?

I seem to remember him coming on and calling out the phonies, in particular that Israeli (?) guy who fancied himself a "mentalist". The name escapes me *brain fart*

RIP

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Response to peekaloo (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 10:26 AM

6. Uri Geller

For some reason I can remember that, but not what I had for dinner Friday.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 10:29 AM

7. Yes! Thanks!

REM alluded to him in a song, not by name but by scams....'The Great Beyond'.

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Response to peekaloo (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 10:40 AM

8. That was James Randi. He made a career out of calling out frauds.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 10:51 AM

10. Thank you. I was always up past my bedtime for Carson.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 11:11 AM

11. thanks for this

big fan of magic.

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 03:12 AM

2. I knew Ricky Jay in college; he was already way cooler than everyone else

RIP, Ricky Jay.(Even back then no one ever called him Rick or Ricky, it was always full on Ricky Jay.) Such an original, unique person and talent.

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 07:33 AM

4. Now you see 'em, now you don't, the last gag. RIP.

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 10:41 AM

9. Aww. I always liked him.

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:42 PM

12. I loved him in the movie "Heist" with Gene Hackman

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Response to rdmtimp (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 02:56 PM

14. Had to Google his pic. I recognize him. Rip

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