The only word that we are very attracted right from our childhood is ‘magic’. Magic can be used to create illusion to experience a change that is actually unforeseen. The world of magic and magicians has always been a source of entertainment and excitement for its audiences. Many great magicians have gained prominence and fame in the world for their wonderful magical performances. Here’s our Top 7 list of Best Magicians.
Harry Blackstone was a great illusionist and stage magician of the 20th century. He was the first person to design the most famous and renowned designs and techniques of magic such as sawing any person in half and making the cage vanish. He was often called the ‘Great Blackstone’. Harry Blackstone began his career as a magician in his teens and was popular through World War 2 as a USO entertainer. He performed some of the most famous magic acts such as garden of flowers in which he filled the stage with lots of bouquets of flowers from nowhere.
Harry Houdini was born on 18th March 1874 in Budapest, Hungary and was known as Ehrich Weisz in his childhood. He made his first appearance on stage when he was nine years old and performed a trapeze act. By the age of twenty he had been performing small acts throughout New York. He is famous for his sensational escape acts. His best act by far was ‘the Chinese water cell’. In a pre- television era, he gained worldwide acclaim by challenging any jail in each town he visited to hold him and then escaping from all of them. He famously proclaimed that there were no superficial or supernatural powers involved in his feats.
P.C Sorcar was the stage name of Protul Chndra Sorcar who is the most famous Indian magician. He was born on 23rd February 1913. Born into a family of magicians of seven generations and was one of the internationally active magician throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. He performed his famous ‘indrajal’ show before live audiences and on television. He established himself by conjuring up the art of Indian magic skills like the rope trick, the flying carpet and the x-ray eyes. Unfortunately, he died on 6th January 1971 of heart attack at an age of 58.
Douglas James Henning was born on 3rd May 1947 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is considered as one of the most famous illusionist of 1970’s and 80’s. He first showcased his talent when he was 14 years of age at a birthday party and from then onwards he gained a lot of appreciation and fame by his enchanting magic tricks. He soon became a great entertainer and a famous face at parties and television shows. He was also nominated for ‘Tony award’ and ‘Emmy award’. However, this great magician passed away at an early age of 52 on 7th February 2000 after suffering from cancer.
Siegfried and Roy
The magician duo of Siegfried and Roy is considered as one of the best in the world. They are best known for their appearances with animals especially white lions and Tigers. They are known to be the greatest entertainers in Las Vegas. The magic and illusions of Siegfried and Roy can be categorized very old school in the type of tricks they perform but they managed to produce a spectacular result with their versions on stage. Their illusions helped them to achieve the ultimate accolade of ‘Magicians of the century’ in the Millennium year 2000.
Dante is known to be the first man to have ever hit the news on magic for his wonderful magic tricks. He was born in 1883 in Denmark and was called Harry August Jensen when he was a child. He is regarded as the best magician ever born on earth. He used the words- sila sala bim in many of his performances which added an element of joy in the already excited people sitting in the audience. According to reports he mysteriously died in Northern ridge, California, USA in the year 1995. Many people said that the golden era of magic had come to an end when he died in 1995.
David Copperfield was born on 16th September 1956. He is the undisputed leader among the best of the best magicians in the world. When it comes to magic he is a complete entertainer specializing in in various forms of magic including manipulation and illusions. His immense talent and charisma has earned him global fan following. He is described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Copperfield’s career of over 30 years has earned him 11 Guinness world records. He has been named a living legend by the US Library of Congress.