Michael Ammar

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Full NameMichael Ammar
Date of BirthJune 25, 1956
Age67 years old (as of 2023)
Place of BirthLogan, West Virginia, United States
EducationBachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University (1978)
AwardsWinner of first prize in Close-up Magic at Lausanne, Switzerland (1982)
InfluencesClose friendship with mentor Dai Vernon (“The Professor”)
Notable Appearances– Magic week finale on Late Night with David Letterman (2010)
– Multiple appearances on The Tonight Show
– Performances at the Playboy Mansion, Merv Griffin Show, CNN, and Travel Channel
AwardsReceived the “Oscar” from the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood in six separate categories
Featured performer at “Caesars Magical Empire” at Caesars Palace
RecognitionNamed by Magic Magazine as “One of the Most Influential Magicians in the Twentieth Century”
Cited by Outside magazine as the “go-to source” for magic instruction
ContributionsPopularized the Topit with his refinement of Topit technique
Authored “The Topit Book” and created “The Topit DVD”
TeachingHas been lecturing to other magicians since around 1982
Recommended by Outside magazine as a master to study magic with

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