Arthur Altman

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Arthur Altman
BornArthur Altman
June 18, 1906
DiedOctober 12, 1982 (age 76)
Syracuse, New York
Resting placeWoodlawn Cemetery Syracuse Onondaga County
Arthur Altman (1906-1982), an eastern account executive for Dawe's Laboratories, was known among the close-up magic fraternity for his skill with cards.

Biography

Altman developed an interest in magic through the influence of his brother, Al Altman, a talent scout for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

He was appointed by Harry Houdini to succeed him as president of the S.A.M. Assembly in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1926.

As a sergeant during World War II, Altman worked with the Intelligence branch of the U.S. Army.

He wrote a newspaper column on magic and made several film shorts.[1]

His son Jeff Altman carried on the magic tradition.[2]

References

  1. Genii Magazine, Vol. 47, No. 1, January 1983, Obituary, Arthur Altman, page 73
  2. Magic Manuscript, August/September 1983




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