(Jarocin, Prussia, Germany: 4th April 1875 - 4th March 1959)
Born Emil Jarowcinski, a German Jew. Pro strongman (at age 16 with Buffalo Bill Wild West Show in Europe). Moved to USA in 1892 with that show. After breaking a leg (c1894) became a comedy patter magician. Also juggler (by 1909).
Invented Bill in Lemon (by 1909), the Salt Trick (by 1920), and the Tobacco Trick (by 1927), the first and third of which were his pet effects. Became one of the highest paid magicians in vaudeville. Toured Australia in 1927. Retired from vaude in early 1930s and moved to New York City.
Wrote one booklet, Rope Magic (1941). Trick in Arcane. See David Charvet, The Bill in Lemon Book, including The Life and Times of Emil Jarrow (1990, 70pp).