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Sleight-of-hand expert and actor Ricky Jay

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Sleight-of-hand expert and actor Ricky Jay

Sleight-of-hand expert and actor Ricky Jay

Sleight-of-hand expert and actor Ricky Jay

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His recent book is Dice: Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck. The book is a collection of essays about the history of dice and the many ways to cheat at the game. Photographs by Rosamond Purcell accompany the text. The New York Times says of Jay, "He's a master's master." Jay's other books include Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women and Jay's Journal of Anomalies. He's appeared in a number of David Mamet films and his one-man shows include "Ricky Jay & His 52 Assistants" and "Ricky Jay: On the Stem." This story first aired Dec. 2, 2002.