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List of Famous Magicians

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List of famous magicians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top magicians in the world? This includes the most prominent magicians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable magicians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic magicians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned magicians.

List people include Neil Patrick Harris, Penn Jillette and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known magicians to the lesser known magicians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the magician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous magicians ever?" and "What are the names of famous magicians?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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