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Ben Braude

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Ben Braude
BornBenjamin J. Braude
circa 1902
DiedSeptember 11, 1992 (age 89)
New York, New York

Dr. Ben Braude D.D.S., was a dentist and magic author who ghosted some of John Scarne books.

A friend of Scarne, he held I.B.M. No. 7994 since 1944 and was a member of the Order of Merlin and Ring 26 (New York City) of which he was a Past President.[1] He was also a member of SAM Parent Assembly (No. 3615) since 1945 and a past president.

He was also a prolific letter writer, and over the years he amassed a collection of autographs.[2]

Dr. Braude won the Buckley Trophy for the best card trick at the Chicago S. A. M. convention in 1948.


  • De-creased, MUM, January 1952
  • Way "Out of this World", Linking Ring Vol 43 No 1 Jan 1963
  • BEN BRAUDE'S BRAIN TWISTER, Hugard's Magic Monthly, October, 1946
  • Scarne on Card Tricks [ghosted] (1950)
  • Tricks and Treats (cl972)


  1. Obit, Linking Ring, December, 1992
  2. Obit, MUM, December, 1992