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Howard Franklin Thurston

Magician. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was one of the most unique magicians of the 20th century. He was renowned for his work with playing cards, one of his most famous effects was the "Rising Card". In 1908, he took over the Thurston-Keller Magic Show, succeeding master magician Harry Keller. On his own, the Thurston Show was the largest traveling Vaudeville magic show for the time, requiring more than eight entire train cars to transport his props across the country. He retired from performing in the 1935 and later died of a stroke.

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  • Added: 21 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5194
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Franklin Thurston (20 Jul 1869–13 Apr 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5194, citing Green Lawn Abbey Mausoleum, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .