Bob Cassidy

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Bob Cassidy
Born Robert Cassidy
(1949-06-23) June 23, 1949 (age 69)
Kearny, NJ, USA
Died 24 February 2017
Cause of death lung cancer and kidney cancer
Nationality American
Alma mater Montclair State University
Occupation Mentalist, Speaker, Author
Website http://www.themastermentalist.com

Bob Cassidy (born 1949, Kearny, New Jersey - 24 February 2017) was an American mentalist, speaker and author of several books widely regarded as classics in the field, including The Art of Mentalism (1983),[1] The Principia Mentalia (1994), and The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy (2004).[2] In 1978 Cassidy, and fellow mentalists Tony Raven, Scott Gordon, Mary Lynn, and Dian Buehlmeier, founded the Psychic Entertainers Association,[3] which has since become mentalism's primary international professional society.[4]

Awards[edit]

1996 David Lederman Memorial Award for Creativity in Mentalism[5]

2011 Dunninger Memorial Award for Distinguished Professionalism in the Performance of Mentalism [6]

Books[edit]

  • Pseudo-Mentally Yours (1977)
  • The Art of Mentalism (1983)
  • Principia Mentalia, Vol. 1 & 2 (1996)
  • The Art of Mentalism, Vol. 2 (1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilmarth, Phil (October 1996), "Hocus In Focus", The Linking Ring, 76 (10): 115–116
  2. ^ "The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy-H&R". Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Psychic Entertainers Association Founders". Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  4. ^ "About the Psychic Entertainers Association". Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Psychic Entertainers Association:Awards". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Psychic Entertainers Association:Awards". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.

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