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Al Flosso (1895–1976)

Vaudeville-era magician, know as "The Coney Island Fakir"; he perfected the 'Misers' Dream' trick of catching coins out of thin air and dropping them in a bucket. He was later featured on early TV shows such as 'Toast of the Town', 'The Ed Sullivan Show', 'The Steve Allen Show' and 'Wonderama', among many others. In 1939 he took over the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wonderama
Wonderama The Coney Island Fakir
(1955)
Nurse Marjorie
Nurse Marjorie Punch Worker
(1920)
Monkey Business
Monkey Business Punch and Judy Puppeteer
(1931)
The Steve Allen Show
The Steve Allen Show The Coney Island Fakir
(1951)

Filmography

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 1955 Wonderama (TV Series)
The Coney Island Fakir
 1951 The Steve Allen Show (TV Series)
The Coney Island Fakir
- Episode dated 13 August 1951 (1951) ... The Coney Island Fakir
 1931 Monkey Business
Punch and Judy Puppeteer (uncredited)
 1920 Nurse Marjorie
Punch Worker
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 1931 Monkey Business (puppeteer: "Punch" and "Judy" - uncredited)
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 1958 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.12 (1958) ... Himself
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 2012 Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (Documentary)
Himself - Magician
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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Nickname:

The Coney Island Fakir

Star Sign:

Libra

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