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Gary 'Gazzo' Osbourne
Promotional photo of Gary 'Gazzo' Osbourne
Born1960
NationalityBritish
Other namesGazzo, Gazzo Macée
OccupationMagician
Known forSleight of Hand,
Street Magic
WebsiteGazzoshow.com

Gary 'Gazzo' Osbourne (born 1960) is a British street magician. Osbourne moved to the US in the 1980s, where he befriended Walter Irving Scott, also known as The Phantom. He is Scott's only pupil and the only person with whom Scott entrusted his biography and life's work at card cheating and sleights.[1][2]


Legacy

Gazzo is now[when?] living in Key West, United States, and continues to give lectures and performances around the world and perform street magic. He has published several magic related books, manuscripts and DVDs.[3]

Gazzo suffered a life-changing stroke on March 21, 2023, (two days before his sixty-third birthday) in Key West, FL (while performing at Malory Square). He was admitted to Lower Keys Medical Center. The new stroke affected the right side of his body. He previously suffered a stroke in 1994 that affected his left side. He spent his 63rd birthday in the hospital, unable to walk, broken, in tears, and (slurring his words) barely able to speak.

Osbourne's condition has slowly grown better with much support from the rest of the magician community.

Appearances

Gazzo appeared on the seventh episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, where he performed his rendition of cups and balls for Penn & Teller to win an opportunity to open their show in Las Vegas. Though the duo knew how the trick was done, they praised Gazzo for his rendition of the trick, stating that he did it "perfectly" and "better than us".[4]

References

  1. ^ Britland, David & Gazzo. (1 October 2002) Phantoms at the Card Table Oldcastle/High Stakes Publishing. (Hardcover) 256p. ISBN 1-84344-003-2
  2. ^ Britland, David & Gazzo. (25 March 2004) Phantoms at the Card Table: Confessions of a Card Sharp Philadelphia: Running Press. (Paperback) 256p. ISBN 1-56858-299-4
  3. ^ "GAZZO". Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Gazzo-Comedy Magician on Fool Us with Penn & Teller". Metacafe.