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It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the death of Eugene Curtis, AKA "Quacky The Duck". Quacky, as I always had known him, was a clown, balloon artist and magician. He showed me the first magic trick I can ever remember seeing, and is responsible for me being a professional magician for 37+ years. I only found out Quacky's real name a few years ago, and was able to make contact with him and tell him my story. It was a moving phone call for both of us as I was able to thank him for giving me "the bug".

For the past several years, I have given a nod to Quacky in every show, performing the trick that he first performed for me...The Magic Coloring Book. This will now become a permanent part of my stage show as a memorial to the man who---even unknowingly---made me the performer I am today.

Thanks Quacky...and may God enjoy your wonderful work in heaven!
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I met him while we were both exhibiting at a trade show for the Ohio Fair Managers. That was a long time ago, but it's hard to forget a 6'9" duck clown. Seemed like a nice and talented guy.
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