February 5, 1915
|Died||September 30, 2001 (age 86) |
Eddie Fields (February 5, 1915 - September 30, 2001 ), born Irving Feldman, was a magician, gambler, pitchman, astrologer, pool shark and mind reader.
Fields was trained as a radio operator in the U.S. Army, but ultimately found his way into special services where he performed shows.
He was part of the group known as "The Unholy Five" consisting of himself, Audley Walsh, John Scarne, Walter B. Gibson and Orson Welles that would meet for lunch at the Dixie Hotel just across from Max Holden's magic shop.
Most known for developing the Invisible Deck routine.
Awards and Honors
- Cover of Linking Rings November, 1992