Obie O'Brien
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Obie O'Brien

Born Ronald James O'Brien
Ottawa, Canada

Nationality American
"Obie" O'Brien (b. 1932) is a magician, mathematics professor, athletics referee, former All American hockey player, inventor, author and co-founder of the Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic.

1 Biography
2 Honors and awards
3 Books
4 References
O'Brien discovered Eddie Fechter's Forks Hotel in 1961 while doing graduate work in Buffalo New York. In the 1970s, O'Brien started his own magic lecture bureau which he booked magicians as they are available at magic clubs around the country.

His expertise in hockey got him selected to work for the hockey games in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid where he was scorer for the infamous upset over the Russians by the USA team.

He was international president of the IBM in 1994.

Honors and awards
Cover Linking Ring October 1985
Cover Genii 1986 August
Cover Linking Ring July 1993
Excelsior Trophy for his contribution to close-up magic
A Fork Full of Appetizers. Book 1 (1982)
A Fork Full of Appetizers. Book 1 (1984)
Cover, The Linking Ring, 65, No. 10, October 1985, Our Cover, “Obie” O’brien, by Phil Willmarth, page 74
Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 2, August 1986
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 73, No. 7, July 1993, R.J. "OBIE" O'BRIEN, by Gary Ouellet, page 55
Cover, The New Tops, Vol. 34, No. 1, January 1994
M-U-M, Vol. 99, No. 7, December 2009, 4F Files, by Steve Marshall - Head Forker – Obie O’Brien, page 64
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 90, No, 4, April 2010, Obie O’Brien, a Salute, by Joan Caesar, page 30