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David Nixon (1919-1978), Magician and entertainer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Nixon began to practice magic tricks from a young age. During World War Two, when exempt from fighting for medical reasons, Nixon toured with ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association). In 1954 he was invited to join the BBC programme What's My Line? which made him a household name. He went on to present various television shows, including Candid Camera and David Nixon's Magic Box.

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David Nixon

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
NPG x136450