(Geffen, Holland: 11th March 1933 - 21st February 1999)
Stage name of Hermann Claassen until legal change to Peter Pit. Student of Henk Vermeyden. Pro comedy magician (ex-amateur circus juggler), comedian, stage producer. 1958 FISM 1st prize for general magic for his Dancing Cane routine of which he is a master. Moved to USA in 1960. Secretary, Board of Directors, Academy of Magical Arts, 1972-94, thence Director Emeritus. 1978 AMA Best Stage Magician. Co-authored (with Paul Butler) The Magic Castle (1989, [56pp]). NOTE: Surname often misspelled "Pitt", much to his annoyance.
Coauthors: Ken de Courcy, Edwin Hooper, Ian Adair, Ravelle and Andree