(22nd September 1922 - 1st January 2011)
Born as Victor Andreas Nicolaus Robert Jamnitzky in Uschhorod, Hungary. "At age 8 I saw a magician and started thinking." Pro magician since 1941. Moved to West Germany. Stage name Astor since 1950 (previously as "Nicoletti").
After graduation he studied four semesters medicine but had to terminate his studies due to military duties.
After WWII he studied psychology. For many years active as magician until he started his magic shop in December of 1970 in Wuppertal Langerfeld. Published books by Rodolfo, Jahn Gallo, and Kovari.
Invented over 200 effects. Wrote Die magische Präsentation, Das Superhirn, Das Buch mit den sieben Siegeln, Das System der Magie, Der Astor Lernkursus and others. Articles in Abra, Magische Welt, and Magie.