NY Times Obit for Allan Swift

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 04/28/10 12:17 PM

The name will be familiar to magicians who've read some of Frank Garcia's books. Swift was a voice artist and magician:
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Postby Bill McFadden » 04/28/10 03:49 PM

Grandpa Stroehmann. Saw him as Shelly Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross over 20 years ago.

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Postby Bill Mullins » 04/28/10 04:34 PM

Mark Evanier posted this on the day that Swift passed:

He also linked to some video of Swift doing Howdy Doody work:
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Postby Kenardo » 04/28/10 04:56 PM

Allen was a good friend of Lee Noble, another great magical entertainer, and occasionally they would attend magic conventions together. I also remember seeing Allen in an Off-Broadway show as one of the leading four characters; he was really good!
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Postby Larry Barnowsky » 05/02/10 11:42 AM

I grew up with him on TV as Captain Allan Swift, host of the Popeye Show. He somethimes did magic between cartoons. The one I remember best was the 6 card repeat. His presenetation was memorable.

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