Alex De Vega
(Glasgow, Scotland: 10th September 1891 - 9th January 1971)
Stage name of Alexander Mackay "Alex" Stewart. Initially pro illusionist with full-evening show that toured Britain for several years. Then physiotherapist. Also pyrotechnist with "Stewart's Displays", continuing as illusionist on semi-pro basis. In 1922 was hired by Houdini to investigate the "Crewe Circle" of pseudo-psychics. First President of Scottish Conjurers' Association 1924. Invented the Divided Lady illusion ("The Great Divide") by 1945.
Coauthors: Chris van Bern