There are many well-known, skilled magicians that you've never heard of. They achieve magic cult status, do you know all these magicians?
Most people know about the magicians David Copperfield, David Blaine and Criss Angel, but there are many more famed magicians in the world of professional magic. Take a moment to learn about other wizards of magic and expand your knowledge about magicians.
Criss Angel: The only three-time magician winner of the Merlin Award from the International Society of Magicians. Angel is a skilled magician who did stunts like lying on a bed of nails while a Hummer drove over him.
Derren Brown: A British magician who practiced traditional close-up magic in the 1990s. Brown's claim as a magician is his "mind-reading" act. Brown claims aliens abducted him.
Cardini: Richard "Cardini" Pitchford was a magician with almost 50 years of performing tricks and illusions. He's one of the world's most imitated magicians, but no one to date has ever been able to completely duplicate his tricks. He was a magician known for his sleight of hand. Items were forever appearing and disappearing from his hands. He died in 1973.
Tommy Cooper: A magician and comedian who was a member of the Magic Circle until his death in 1984. He collapsed while doing a live magician act that became his last.
Paul Daniels: A currently retired British magician who in 1983 became the first magician to ever receive the prestigious Magician of the Year Award by the Hollywood Academy of Magical Arts.
S.W. Erndase: A magician and author whose real identity has never been figured out. Erndase is a magician who wrote a book in 1902 about card-playing tricks.
Ching Ling Foo: The first Asian magician to achieve fame. He was a magician who did tricks like breathing fire and pulling a fifteen-foot pole from his mouth. He died in 1922.
Lennart Green: A magician known for his close-up card tricks. In 1991 this magician became the world champion of close-up card magic.
Paul Harris: A well-known creator of modern magic tricks.
Ricky Jay: A magician listed in the Guinness Book of Records as throwing a playing card 190 feet at 90 miles per hour.
Fred Kaps: A Dutch magician who died in 1980. He is a magician known for making a saltshaker create an endless supply of salt.
Juan Tamariz: A Spanish magician who in 1971 founded a school that has trained generations of Spanish magicians.
Dai Vernon: This Canadian magician was born in 1894 as David Frederick Wingfield Verner. Often referred to as "The Professor" he was a permanent resident at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He died in 1992 and is known for fooling Houdini with one of his card tricks.