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Tony Brent
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My dear friend Dick Williams' wife Virginia passed away yesterday after a brief illness. Dick is my mentor and best known for holding the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running TV magic show. Dick and Virginia's show "Magicland" ran out of Channel 5 in Memphis for 26 years.

Dick's show was so highly thought of that many stars of magic made appearances on the show such as Harry Blackstone, Mark Wilson, Charlie Miller, Ricki Dunn, Walter "Zaney" Blaney, John Calvert and many more.

Dick and Virginia shot over 1,200 shows for television and had a vast library of routines in filing cabinets. He's one of those rare individuals who has forgotten more magic than most of us will ever know.

Do him a favor and drop him an email at

It will do him a world of good during this dark time. They were married 56 years!

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Here is some more information on the services for Virginia Williams:

Virginia Lucille Maranville Williams

VIRGINIA LUCILLE MARANVILLE WILLIAMS, of Memphis, daughter of Ness and Edna Maranville, was born in Ness City, KS and graduated from Ft. Hays State University. She was a coloratura soprano, music teacher, and magic assistant on "Dick Williams Magicland" on WMC TV-5 from 1966-1989. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard "Dick" Williams of Lakeland, TN; and her grandchildren, Jennifer Rezba of Lakeland and Michael Rezba of Tampa, FL. She was preceded in death by her only child, Sherry Williams Rezba. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 3 at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel, with funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association. Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel 901-725-0100
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Virginia was one of the sweetest women I'd ever met, and one of the most talented. She was a major force behind the 23 years of "Magicland". We'll miss you Virginia.

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Wow...and I just came across a photo with my dad.

I will send a message, I'm sure he'd be happy to
hear from us.
you will remember my name

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