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Copperfield? Blaine? Angel? Want to learn information about the best known magicians? Here's information on famous magicians as well as links to key stories.

David Copperfield

The best known and richest magician, and he ranks among the wealthiest of all entertainers, David Copperfield is a household name. He is known to millions through his numerous television specials over the last couple of decades and he continues to tour, taking his show around the world.

Doug Henning

In the 1970s and 80s, Doug Henning was not only the best known magician in the world, he is often credited as reviving magic as a popular theatrical art form. Sadly, he left magic at the height of his career and died in 2000 at the age of 52.

David Blaine

Best known for his television specials and well-promoted physical stunts, David Blaine revolutionized the concept of "street magic" and remains among the most recognizable magicians to the lay public.

Criss Angel

Criss Angel is best known as the creator and star of "Criss Angel Mindfreak," a television series on A&E. Mindfreak has attracted a youthful audience and A&E's largest ratings ever. Angel also stars in the Cirque de Soleil production of "CRISS ANGEL: Believe," which is running at the Luxor in Las Vegas.

Lance Burton

Lance Burton once starred in his own show at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. His original 13-year contract was the longest legal agreement ever given to any entertainer in Las Vegas history and the $27 million Lance Burton Theatre was built especially for him and designed to his specifications.

Penn & Teller

Accomplished and popular magicians, Penn & Teller are among the most successful comedians, as well as magicians, in show business. Known as the "bad boys of magic," the pair is probably best known for exposing magic secrets. However, they also perform gory effects and pranks, and expose the tricks behind paranormal and other phenomena.

Franz Harary

Best known for his large-scale illusions, which include: the vanish of the Space Shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center for an NBC special in 1994 and moving Hawaii's Diamond Head, Franz Harary is in constant demand worldwide and works with numerous celebrities and musical stars.

Jeff McBride

Jeff McBride is a unique performer who blends elements of myth, drama and illusion into his magic and performances that reflect his lifelong study of the arts. He is also a respected teacher in the art of magic.

Gerry McCambridge

Gerry McCambridge makes the simple promise to "screw with your mind" and in his Las Vegas show, The Mentalist, which plays at Planet Hollywood, he successfully does so. McCambridge produced and starred in "The Mentalist," a highly-rated 2004 network television special and has appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman," "The Today Show" and more.

Siegfried & Roy

Siegfried & Roy, famous for their stunning large scale illusions and big cats, once ruled Las Vegas as its most successful act. In their more than three decades in Las Vegas, the pair performed for an estimated 25 million people.

John Calvert

John Calvert

John Calvert has performed magic for an astounding 80 years, which includes Broadway and countries around the world.  He was actually a contemporary of such notables as Thurston and Blackstone (Sr.).

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