Saturday, March 24, 2012

RIP Tony Giorgio


Tony Giorgio 1923 - 2012

Giorgio has appeared in more than 100 feature films and television shows. He was also the technical advisor on magic and gambling for Mission Impossible. One of his notable performances was as Bruno Tattaglia, in The Godfather.

Beginning in 1991, he lectured and wrote about con games and gambler's subterfuges. Giorgio wrote on the subject of card manipulation and gambling in Genii magazine.

He has produced and offered for sale several DVDs. A visual treatise on the art of handmucking (holding out), "The Ultimate Work," detailed the magicians' palm and the applicability of the gamblers' palm and methodology to the art of card magic.

GIORGIO, Tony (Joseph Antony Giorgio)
Born: 9/27/1923, Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 2/1/2012, Van Nuys, California, U.S.A.

Tony Giorgio’s western – actor:
A Big Hand for the Little Lady – 1966 (Steamboat)

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