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Ricky Jay

26 June 1946 to 24 November 2018

An American magician known for his incredible sleight-of-hand, Jay was also an occasional actor and collaborated with David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson on numerous films including House of Games (1987) and Magnolia (1999). He also served as a technical consultant on films that relied on illusion including Forrest Gump (1994) and The Prestige (2006).

Read Ricky Jay's Guardian obituary here.