(USA: 1906 – 17th March 1996)
Learned in 1917 as apprentice to Horace Goldin as Indian boy in rope trick and in 1918 by reading Erdnase. Semi-pro cardman, including working a Svengali pitch cross-country and at 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Sometimes did a nightclub act. Then a gambling investigator and lecturer, competing bitterly with John Scarne in 1940s. Later left magic to be a stamp and coin dealer.
Wrote Gamblers Don't Gamble (1939, 166pp, with J.C. Furnas), Card Mastery (1944, 81pp), MacDougall on Dice and Cards (1944, 90pp), Card Mastery (1944, 81+205pp), Don't Be A Sucker! (1945, 80pp), and MacDougall on Pinochle (1951, 90pp). Memoir is Danger in the Cards (1943, 319pp).
Coauthors: J. C. Furnas