Michael Skinner (magician)

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Michael Skinner (1941 – 1998) was an American magician known for his close-up magic work. He was born in Rochester, New York in 1941; but he spent most of his professional life living and working in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] Skinner worked for over 20 years as the magician-in-residence at the Golden Nugget, but he also made appearances in other outlets. In particular, he performed twice on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.[2]

Skinner was known for his large repertoire. He was reported to have once performed 28 consecutive shows without the repetition of a single trick during a full week of bookings at the Magic Castle.[3]

Skinner studied under magicians Eddie Fechter and Dai Vernon.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.death-record.com/l/104437109/Michael-B-Skinner
  2. ^ a b "Michael Skinner" (2012). MagicPedia. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  3. ^ "Michael Skinner Magician" (2012). Club Magician. Retrieved 2012-11-25.