J. B. Bobo (February 11, 1910 in Texarkana, Texas – 12 September 1996) was a magician most known for his work and writing in the arena of coin magic.
His work entitled Modern Coin Magic (originally published in 1952) is still considered today to be a core reference  by most magicians.
He also authored Watch This One!, a collection of choice magical effects performable with small objects.
Bobo's great grandfather was Jean Beaubeaux who, when immigrating to America, was induced to spell his name 'Bobo', a phonetic transliteration of the French Beaubeaux into English.