(Britain: 28th January 1928 - 14th June 1990)
His real name he insisted, despite the unlikely coincidence that it is same as the mind-reader protagonist in William Lindsay Gresham's fine novel of carnival life, Nightmare Alley (1946). In fact his real name was Ronald Frederick Parrott. Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK.
Learned as a boy from an Ernest Sewell magic set he swapped for with a school friend. After RAF service turned pro magician c1948, working music halls with a standard act plus kid shows, both as "Rinaldo". Then pro mentalist since 1950s as "Stanton Carlisle". AIMC 1990.