(Harrow, England: 28th December 1933 – 20th October 2012)
Stage name of Alan Arthur Howson. Learned at age 8 by loan of Lang Neil's The Modern Conjurer. Lessons from Ernest E. Noakes. Inspired by Robert Harbin (who later willed Shaxon most of his props). Debut in teens. In banking 1949-57. Then since 1957 a pro variety and cruise-ship performer-lecturer, working his "Sophisticated Sorcery" act with assistant Anne Dolby whom he married in 1956. Pet effects: Aerial Fishing, Thumb Tie, Human Gasometer, and Hydrostatic Glass. MIMC 1958. Invented Final Epic (1970). British Ring President 1990-91. Awarded The Maskelyne in 1991.