Thursday, July 2, 2020

Marvyn Roy "Mr. Electric" dies at 95

Marvyn Roy, known as "Mr. Electric," died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 95.

Roy and his late wife Carol toured with a highly original magic act using light bulbs. Roy even did a version of Houdini's Needles with small electric lights. I recall seeing "Mr. Electric" on television during the 1970s and '80s. He was very much part of that dawn of the Second Golden Age of Magic. He was also greatly admired by his peers.

You can read Marvyn Roy's full obituary at The Hollywood Reporter.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Hollywood-based Dai Vernon Foundation, which supports magicians in need.


1 comment:

  1. He and Alan Wakeling were two of a kind. We'll never see their likes again. Mr. Electric and Carol were amazing.