Werner C. (Dorny) Dornfeld/Dornfield
(7th October 1892 - 5th September 1982)
Born in Chicago, Illinois. Inspired at age 13 reading old magic catalog. Pro comedy magician (mostly small tricks and an occasional illusion) and MC. IBM Member #4 in 1922. Toured Australia in 1927. SAM President 1931-32. Author of patter books including Trix and Chatter (1921, 286pp), Dorny on Trix (1954, 40pp), and Dorney's Comedy Blackouts (1962, 64pp). Named 6th SAM Dean of Magicians in 1973. 1978 AMA Masters Fellowship. SAM Hall of Fame. Articles. Chuck Stanfield was writing a bio at the time of his own death in 1991.