(2nd March 1933 - )
Born in Hollywood, CA. Learned 1st card trick at age 9, then at job with the Merv Taylor Magic Company. After US Navy service, pro performer-dealer since 1956. Opened and managed Merlin's Magic Shop at Disneyland for 6 years. Toured Europe in 1959 with John Daniel in two-person magic act. With Mark Wilson's Magic Land of AllaKazam TV series 1960-65. Mail-order book dealer 1972-80. Curator of the Copperfield Collection in Las Vegas until 2000. Prolific writer of magic books.