|Died||October 12, 1982 |
Syracuse, New York
He developed an interest in magic through the influence of his brother, Al Altman, a talent scout for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Arthur 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, Arthur worked with the Intelligence branch of the U.S. Army.
He wrote a newspaper column on magic and made several film shorts.