(Stockton, California: 19th April 1911 - 14th February 1993)
Learned at age 11 from books, including Hatton and Plate's Magicians' Tricks. Debut at age 12. Railway manager (retired 1976). Semi-pro close-up magician 1930s-80s in San Francisco, including as an instructor at Golden Gate Magic shop. Specialized in gambling demos and card and coin work. 1991 AMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Invented JM Card Rise (1927), Witchcraft Card Rise (1930), and Astral Vision (by 1942). Wrote Take a Card (1930, 10pp, with Judson Brown) and Sleights & Swindles (15pp). Tricks in Sphinx, Phoenix, and Genii.
Coauthors: Michael Landes