(8th April 1909 - 17th June 1997)
Fred started magic at 19 seeing a friend doing a show and became semi-pro close-up magician at age 20. In 1932 when he saw Herbert Milton work with jumbo cards at Maskelyne's he decided to become a specialist with these large cards. He fooled Dai Vernon with 'Hand of Cleopatra' during Fred's USA tour in 1981.
Fred was also a renowned singer specializing in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.