(USA: 1914 - San Francisco: 1st March 1972)
Pro since age 19. Nightclub work on West Coast. In WWII he served in the US Army Signal Corps and toured with assistant-wife Madelaine (Madelaine Masters). Later remarried and performed with his second wife LaVerne. Worked for the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. out of San Francisco.
1951 Sphinx Award. Played the magician's assistant in Hollywood movie The Mad Magician (1954). Tutored Dick Zimmerman. Invented the Split Deck (by 1955), "X" Salted Shaker (in 1957), Cashacheck (by 1959), Deep Freeze, Thirst Go, Candelite, and possibly the Appearing Candle (by 1964). Wrote The Magic of Haskell (1962, 32pp). Article in MUM. Covers in Genii, November 1936 and Sphinx, January 1947.