Ricky Jay





Ricky Jay

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Ricky Jay (born Richard Jay Potash in 1948) is an American stage magician, actor, and writer.

Born to a Jewish-American family, Jay is considered one of the most knowledgeable and skilled sleight-of-hand experts in the United States. He is notable for his signature card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. At least two of his shows, Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants and On the Stem, were directed by David Mamet, who has also cast Jay in a number of his films. Jay has appeared in productions by other directors, notably Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights and Magnolia, as well as The Prestige and season one of HBO's Deadwood as card sharp Eddie Sawyer.

Until recently, Ricky Jay was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for thr
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Average rating: 4.21 · 830 ratings · 62 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Learned Pigs and Fireproof ...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 305 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Jay's Journal of Anomalies
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Dice: Deception, Fate & Rot...
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Cards as Weapons
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Extraordinary Exhibitions: ...
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Celebrations of Curious Cha...
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The Greatest German Living:...
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Many Mysteries Unraveled, O...
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Magic: 1400s–1950s
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The Spanish Prisoner
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“For this indiscretion Seneca relegates the emperor (Claudius) to a Sisyphean gamester's hell: condemned eternally to pick up the bones and thow them into a dice cup that has no bottom.”
Ricky Jay, Dice: Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck



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