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Ricky Jay

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Performer and author Ricky Jay

Ricky Jay has been called "a master in the art of deception," and "one of the greatest sleight of hand artists in the world." Next spring Jay will star in the one-man show Ricky Jay on Broadway. A few years ago, he starred in the off-Broadway show Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants, which was directed by David Mamet. Jay has had a long-term collaboration with Mamet, acting in the films House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, Spanish Prisoner, State and Main, and co-starring in Mamet's new film, Heist.

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Actor and Master of Deception Ricky Jay

Jay has been called "one of the greatest sleight of hand artist in the world." He is the star of the off-Broadway show "Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants" which is directed by David Mamet.

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From the Archives: Ricky Jay Shares Stories of Unusual Performers and Swindlers.

Ricky Jay, one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists: a scholar of the unusual, curator of the Mullholland Library of Conjuring and the Allied Arts, an actor and author of "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women." Currently, Jay performs to sold out shows at Broadway's Second Stage, in a show directed by playwright David Mamet, "Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants." (REBROADCAST from 10/21/87).

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