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magicman226
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Myself.

I'm just kidding



I'd have to say (in no specific order)
Bob Sheets, Copperfield, Burton, McBride, Ammar, Gene Anderson, as well as some not really famous magicians I know:
Rolando Medina, Doug Gorman (if your in TAOM you know who they are)
Chris Capehart
and of course Houdini
stormchaser
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*blushes* Criss angel and David Blaine... Actually, the only non-famous one I even know is Bill Abbot. He's pretty cool.
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DanielSteep
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I would say

Greg Frewin!! he is awsome

I might say Copperfield but according to mme it is all going to his head
Magicmaven
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John Carney
Whit Haydn
Tommy Wonder
Eugene Burger
Jeff McBride

In no particular order.
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JackScratch
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Bill Palmer
Lance Burton
Teller
Michael Amar
mackmania
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Those deceased would be Dunninger, Vernon, Canasta, Koran, Cardini and Blackstone. Those still alive would be Burton, Teller, Sankey, Osterlind, Banachek, Maven, Burger, Becker, Wonder, Swiss and Daryl. I feel that this is doing an injustice as I have so many favorites. These are but a few of those marvellous prestidigitators who grace this Earth.

Cheers,
mackmania
"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice." ---Joseph "the Amazing" Dunninger
Jarod
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Hi!

I like Richard Osterlind alot. He is a great Entertainer and nows how to present his magic in a friendly, though mystic manner to the audience.

Cheers

Jarod
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Eirik
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Williamson, Cardini, Sankey, Wonder......

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...As long as i`m not a world-champion at anything, the great reactions of doin` magic will do just fine.....
61magic
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I love question like this, I also like to know why someone picks the person.
My list:
Dai Vernon - taught us to do things clean, and simple.
Doug Henning - reminded us magic is supposed to be fun.
Whit Haydn - showed us street magic is just as good as any other.
Jeff McBride - enough said.
Michael Finney - totally funny.
James Dimmare - returned "class" back to magic.
Michael Ammar - since his hair looks like mine he gets my vote.
Professor J. P. Fawkes
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Daryl
Steve Bargatze
Michael Ammar
Joshua Jay
Bill Malone
Jason Michaels
Big Daddy Cool (John Pyka)
S Broomhead
jgravelle
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Dave Williamson
...who, I am convinced, would have been Johnny Carson if we didn't already have one;

Jay Sankey
...whose "Make Your Own Magic" is among the most poignant video material available to the modern magi;

Pete Elliot
...an unsung forefather of the bar magic scene, and my inspiration; and

Eric Weiss
...without whom, we'd likely be having this conversation in a circus tent right now.


Regards,

-jjg
Fazie
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Now my top list:D :

Lance Burton - Very immpresive. Big charisma, good humor and his sleight of hands magic is madness...

Penn and Teller - Fantastic sens of humor

Jeff McBride - orginal Im not always love what He do... but I like him

Blaine - I like him beacuse he make very easy and good magic...

Cyril - Amazing suprising tricks...

Jay Sankey - Great humor and distance to magic...

Lennard Green - Master, the best card magic

Eugene Burger - I don't see a lot of his performance but I like his felietons

David Copperfield - Great showman - great magic... good sense of humor, and his shows are really SHOWS
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TerryLam
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Dai Vernon - I like most of his effect, simple and direct.
Greg Wilson - His presentation is entertaining. And I learned a lot from his material. His skill is amazing.
forrestlim
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Greg Wilson
Cyril
Blaine
adamjames
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Manuel Muerte
Greg Wilson
John Guasteferro
Steven True
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First for me is Mark Wilson. His was the first magic I ever saw, "The Magical Land Of Allakazam". The first time I saw him do his Allakazam Train I was hooked. Other magicians, not in order would be:
Blackstone Jr.,Thurston,Houdini,Blackstone Sr.,More or less all of the great Stage Illusionists. Henning,Copperfield,Burton. And so many more.

Steven
rutabaga
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I have to say Roy Walton, who inspired me as a kid from his little shop in Glasgow all though years ago. I was very lucky! Thanks Roy.
The_Shadow
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I'd have to say Wayne Houchin
Daniel Garcia
Penn and Teller

Wayne has some killer effects and makes it look very simple.
Daniel's TORN is without doubt visually perfect!!
Penn and Teller just for their comedy/hard hitting magic.
Daoist
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Cardini --

For innovation and skill; the short video clip I've seen of him is inspiring.

Gene Anderson --

For just being a normal guy with a normal job who loved magic and stuck with it...and for perfecting the Torn and Restored Newspaper.
I'm...I'm just not feeling STRONG right now...

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Sergey Smirnov
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Lennart Green - for originality and unbelievable skill
Juan Tamariz - a true master
Ed Marlo - should I really explain? Smile
A bartender in one Brussels' bars. He does only TT stuff, but his tricks got me started.
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