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Siegfried Fischbacher -
From Rosenheim to Las Vegas

(detailed biography as PDF file)

1939 born in Rosenheim

Discovers his passion for magic while still a child

1953 does an apprenticeship as a carpet weaver, performs as a magician at events and weddings

1956 washes dishes and works as barman at a hotel on Lake Garda, first appreciated as a magician

from 1960 Steward on the "MS Berlin", performs for the passengers, gets hired as a magician, meets Roy Uwe Horn (" Roy"), does a magic number with Roy's pet cheetah " Chico". Numerous jobs on Caribbean cruise ships and also at the Lido in Paris

1970s first performances in Las Vegas

1990 Premiere of the show "Siegfried & Roy" in the Mirage in Las Vegas is a huge success. World fame with shows featuring white tigers and lions, a "mixture of Broadway show, magic and opera".

2003 Roy is badly injured by one of his tigers during a show
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