Howard Rodman

former president of the Writers Guild

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Ricky Jay died on Saturday in his home in LA. New Yorker writer Mark Singer once called him “the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive.”

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Ricky Jay died on Saturday in his home in LA. New Yorker writer Mark Singer once called him “the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive.”

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