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Ricky Jay

AKA Richard Jay Potash

Born: 26-Jun-1946
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 24-Nov-2018
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Magician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jay's Journal of Anomalies

Father: Samuel Potash
Mother: Shirley Katz
Wife: Chrisann Verges (producer, m. 2002, until his death)

    The Unit Agent Kern (2007-09)
    Kidnapped Roger Prince (2006-07)
    Deadwood Eddie Sawyer (2004)

    The Brothers Bloom (9-Sep-2008) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Redbelt (7-Apr-2008)
    The Great Buck Howard (18-Jan-2008) · Gil Bellamy
    The Prestige (17-Oct-2006)
    Last Days (8-Sep-2005) · Detective
    Incident at Loch Ness (14-May-2004)
    Heist (10-Sep-2001) · Pincus
    Heartbreakers (23-Mar-2001)
    Grateful Dawg (14-Oct-2000) · Himself
    State and Main (26-Aug-2000) · Jack
    Magnolia (8-Dec-1999)
    Mystery Men (22-Jul-1999) · Vic Weems
    Tomorrow Never Dies (19-Dec-1997) · Henry Gupta
    Boogie Nights (8-Oct-1997) · Kurt Longjohn
    Hacks (19-Sep-1997) · The Hat
    The Spanish Prisoner (8-Sep-1997)
    The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (15-Jun-1995) · Hawkes
    The Water Engine (24-Aug-1992)
    Ring of the Musketeers (1992) · Kerns
    Homicide (May-1991)
    Things Change (21-Oct-1988) · Mr. Silver
    House of Games (11-Oct-1987) · George -- Vegas Man

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Author of books:
Cards as Weapons (1977)
Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women: A History of Unique, Eccentric and Amazing Entertainers (1986)
Jay's Journal of Anomalies (2001, compendium)
Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck (2002)
Extraordinary Exhibitions: The Wonderful Remains of an Enormous Head, the Whimsiphusicon & Death to the Savage Unitarians (2005)

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