(17th November 1918 - )
Born in Buffalo, New York. Learned in 1931 from library books and magic sets. Toolmaker. Semi-pro magician since 1938 doing kid shows and close-up sleight-of-hand. Was Gene Gordon's first demonstrator in 1946. Worked the Forks Hotel bar in Buffalo 1970-1980s. 1982 FFFF "Best" award.
See Mike Porstmann, Karl Norman (1993, in German) translated into English by Anthony Brahams as Forty Years at the Forks (1995).