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Bert Allerton

American Nightclub Magician

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Bert Allerton

  • 1889-1958
  • Real Name: Bert A. Gustafson
  • Birthday: January 1
  • Birthplace: United States
  • Buried: ?

Bert Allerton started his magic career later in his life, after having a successful career as a businessman.

His polished closeup skills made him a favorite act in nightclubs like Chicago's Pump Room, where he amazed his audiences with his own unusual twists on classic tricks.

A favorite effect was the Vanishing Birdcage, which is usually presented as a stage effect, Allerton was the only professional magician to make it part of his closeup routine.


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