Dick and Virginia Williams
(Dick: July 17th, 1927 - July 10, 2020)
(Virginia: - January 1st, 2007)
Dick and Virginia Williams performed as a duo. Dick Williams began his lifelong interest in magic when he received a magic kit at age 7. By his teens, Williams was performing at military bases in the state of Kansas. A few years passed, as Dick graduated college, then hired on as a radio announcer at Wichita station KANS in 1945. In 1949, he married Virginia Maranville. It wasn’t long before Virginia was added to the act as principal assistant. Dick hosted the "Dick Williams' Magicland" TV show in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1966 to 1989. With 1200 broadcasts it is considered the longest-running magic TV show. Dick also had a "day job" as weatherman for WMC-TV in Memphis.