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[http://andrekole.org ANDRÉ KOLE] has been acclaimed America's foremost inventor of magical effects and was unanimously named INVENTOR OF THE DECADE by the International Magicians Society. He has mystified hundreds of millions in the last 20 years with his elaborate and baffling full-stage productions of illusion.
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'''André Kole''' is an American magician and inventor of magical effects. He is also a committed Christian and is a public speaker for the evangelical group Campus Crusade for Christ International.  
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Inspired to take up magic at the age of seven after seeing a performance by Moxo the Magician (Mark E. Barker). By the time he was 20 he was performing his Table of Death trick on the national network television show [[You Asked For It]].  
  
Spending as much as 60% of his time each year on tour, he has performed throughout the United States and in 79 countries of the world. Millions of individuals have witnessed his incredible talent via special televised appearances that aired in 40 countries.
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He has performed throughout the United States and in 79 countries of the world. He has made special televised appearances that aired in 40 countries.
  
[http://andrekole.org Kole] - who has likely performed in more countries of the world than any magician in history - has bridged many language barriers with his universal art of magic and illusion. In addition to his performances, he has spent more than 20 years investigating psychic phenomena and controversial mysteries. As a part of his elaborate stage production, André Kole exposes some of the fraudulent and deceitful hoaxes that he has investigated and reveals the truth behind transcendental levitation, dematerialization, the Bermuda Triangle mystery, the occult and communication with the dead and much more.
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Among the illusions Kole is credited with devising are the [[Squeeze Box]] illusion (licensed to builder [[John Gaughan]]), and the [[Head Mover]] illusion (as performed by [[David Copperfield]] and Kirby Van Birch).  
  
There is only one trick [http://andrekole.org André Kole] has yet to master. He has never pulled a rabbit from a hat. The reason: illusionist [http://andrekole.org André Kole] is allergic to rabbits.
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In addition to his performances, he has spent more than 20 years investigating psychic phenomena and controversial mysteries. As a part of his elaborate stage production, Kole exposes some of the fraudulent and deceitful hoaxes that he has investigated and reveals the truth behind transcendental levitation, dematerialization, the Bermuda Triangle mystery, the occult and communication with the dead and much more. He was reported in 2003 as offering 1 million dollars  to the Rev. Dr. Donald Stewart if Stewart could prove a statement made in the Jamaican newspaper the Jamaica Gleaner that Satan gives supernatural powers.  
  
(All information is taken directly from Andre Kole's website with full permission)
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He states on his website that he does not perform the classic trick of pulling a rabbit from a hat because he is allergic to rabbits.
  
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He is the father of illusionist [[Tim Kole]].
  
[[User:Don Bursell|Don Bursell]] 17:05, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
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== Awards and honors ==
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* Al Sharpe Award for Originality in Presentation from the [[Texas Association of Magicians]] (1955)
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* Inventor of the Decade by the [[International Magicians Society]]
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== Books ==
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* André Kole with Jerry MacGregor, Mind Games: Exposing today's psychics, frauds and false spiritual phenomena, pub. Harvest House (February 1998), ISBN 978-1565078260
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* André Kole and Terry Holley, Astrology and psychic phenomena, Published: Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan, (c.1998), ISBN 0310489210 (pbk.)
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* [http://andrekole.org Official Website]
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* Cover [[Genii 1959 August]]
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* Cover [[Genii 1979 November]]
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* Article [[Genii 1979 December]]
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Revision as of 18:49, 26 August 2012

André Kole is an American magician and inventor of magical effects. He is also a committed Christian and is a public speaker for the evangelical group Campus Crusade for Christ International.

André Kole
BornRobert Gurtler, Jr.
1936

Inspired to take up magic at the age of seven after seeing a performance by Moxo the Magician (Mark E. Barker). By the time he was 20 he was performing his Table of Death trick on the national network television show You Asked For It.

He has performed throughout the United States and in 79 countries of the world. He has made special televised appearances that aired in 40 countries.

Among the illusions Kole is credited with devising are the Squeeze Box illusion (licensed to builder John Gaughan), and the Head Mover illusion (as performed by David Copperfield and Kirby Van Birch).

In addition to his performances, he has spent more than 20 years investigating psychic phenomena and controversial mysteries. As a part of his elaborate stage production, Kole exposes some of the fraudulent and deceitful hoaxes that he has investigated and reveals the truth behind transcendental levitation, dematerialization, the Bermuda Triangle mystery, the occult and communication with the dead and much more. He was reported in 2003 as offering 1 million dollars to the Rev. Dr. Donald Stewart if Stewart could prove a statement made in the Jamaican newspaper the Jamaica Gleaner that Satan gives supernatural powers.

He states on his website that he does not perform the classic trick of pulling a rabbit from a hat because he is allergic to rabbits.

He is the father of illusionist Tim Kole.

Awards and honors

Books

  • André Kole with Jerry MacGregor, Mind Games: Exposing today's psychics, frauds and false spiritual phenomena, pub. Harvest House (February 1998), ISBN 978-1565078260
  • André Kole and Terry Holley, Astrology and psychic phenomena, Published: Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan, (c.1998), ISBN 0310489210 (pbk.)


References

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