Orville Wayne Meyer
(Harvard, Nebraska: 25th August 1911 - 22nd June 1992)
Inspired at age 15 (1926) seeing traveling magician (probably Eugene Laurant). Learned in 1926 from books, particularly the Tarbell Course (by mail). Debut in 1930 in school shows, billed as "Nebraska's Magician". Invented his own very dangerous version of the Bullet Catch in 1931, which he gave to Annemann in 1933. Annemann wrote "Look what you have made of my life." Moved permanently to Denver, Colorado, in 1933. Semi-pro club and mental magician since 1933 as "The Wizard of Ah's".
Pet effects: Rising Cards, Card in Cigarette, Linking Rings, and Chinese Sticks. Reinvented Think Ink! in 1937. In WWII toured US Army camps with the USO. Became a personnel specialist with US Civil Service Commission. Also later as astrologer and psychic reader. 1989 PEA Achievement in the Art of Mentalism Award. 1993 SAM Hall of Fame.