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(Battle Creek, Michigan: 6th July 1926 - 3rd December 2001)
Semi-pro in high school. Served in 11th Airborne in WWII. In 1947 turned pro magician, working that season as assistant to Blackstone. In 1954 bought Will Rock's Harry Thurston props and name and adopted the latter's billing as "Thurston's Mysteries of India". In 1956 assisted Orson Welles in his Las Vegas act and on I Love Lucy TV show. Major collector of illusions, some of which he used in his stage show with assistant-wife Phyllis and their late son, Chris. TV bit on Regis Philbin show. Wrote TV Dove Classics (1959, 32pp). Retired in the 1980s in Las Vegas where he died of Alzheimer's.