THE TOP SPOT... on our list goes to the performer Houdini derived his performing name from.
He understood phenomenally well how to build the myth around both the performer and the performance in order to draw audiences in.
Thurston was arguably one of the last performers of the Golden Age of Magic. At the time of his death, he had the largest touring illusion show in the world.
It would be difficult to find a harder-working performer, in any field, then David Copperfield.
John Nevil was a British magician who had an amazing thirty-one-year run at the Egyptian Hall in London with George Cooke.
When you think of the quintessential classic look of the magician, you probably picture Herrmann the Great.
Known as "The Professor," Vernon is responsible for helping create the modern look of close-up magic.
Canadian magician Doug Henning was largely responsible for the resurgence of the popularity of magic in the 1970s.
Devant was a British magician who rose to prominence as a member of the Maskelyne & Cooke company.
Known as "The Dean of American Magic," Kellar toured the world performing large-scale illusions.