Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2016.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Difference between revisions of "Bill Simon"

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
(References =)
m (Significant Contributions)
(10 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
William Simon (1927 - 1988)
+
William Simon (April 7, 1927 - May 6, 1988) was an amateur cardman.
 +
{{Infobox person
 +
| image                    =
 +
| image_size                =
 +
| alt                      =
 +
| caption                  =
 +
| birth_name                =
 +
| birth_day                = April 07,
 +
| birth_year                = 1927
 +
| birth_place              =
 +
| death_day                = May 06,
 +
| death_year                = 1988
 +
| death_place              =
 +
| resting_place            =
 +
| resting_place_coordinates = 
 +
| nationality              =
 +
| known_for                =
 +
| notable works            =
 +
| flourished                =
 +
| awards                    =
 +
| box_width                =
 +
| misc                      =
 +
}}
  
Amateur cardman
 
  
Created the ''Four Packets Triumph'' (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21)
+
== Biography ==
 +
Bill entered Roanoke College at the age of 15. His college work was interrupted
 +
during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer.  After the war, Bill graduated from New York University. In [[1962]], he founded the Brassbestos Manufacturing Corporation , which he served as its President until 1984. Friend of both Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon.
  
=Books=
+
== Significant Contributions ==
*Controlled Miracles (1949)
+
Created the ''Four Packets Triumph'' (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21)
*Effective Card Magic (1952)
+
[[Business Card Prophesy Force]], Block Slip Cut.
*Sleightly Sensational (1954)
+
*Mathematical Magic (1964)
+
  
 +
== Family ==
 +
Wife Rona (Hament) and children Anne, Barbara and Steven.
 +
 +
==Books==
 +
*[[Controlled Miracles]] (1949)
 +
*[[Effective Card Magic]] (1952) (Said to have been ghost-written by Jean Hugard)
 +
*[[Sleightly Sensational]] (1954)
 +
*[[Mathematical Magic]] (1964)
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
* Genii Vol. 51* page 486 - obituary
+
* Obit. [[Genii 1988 January]], Vol. 51, No. 7, page 486
 +
* [[Linking Ring]], Vol. 68, no. 7, July 1988, page 108 - Memoriam By [[Robert Orben]]
  
[[Category:Biographies|Simon|Bill]]
+
[[Category:Biographies|Simon,Bill]]
 +
{{DEFAULTSORT:Simon, Bill}}

Revision as of 16:48, 29 October 2011

William Simon (April 7, 1927 - May 6, 1988) was an amateur cardman.

Bill Simon
BornApril 07, 1927
DiedMay 06, 1988 (age 61)
CategoriesBooks by Bill Simon


Biography

Bill entered Roanoke College at the age of 15. His college work was interrupted during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer. After the war, Bill graduated from New York University. In 1962, he founded the Brassbestos Manufacturing Corporation , which he served as its President until 1984. Friend of both Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon.

Significant Contributions

Created the Four Packets Triumph (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21), Business Card Prophesy Force, Block Slip Cut.

Family

Wife Rona (Hament) and children Anne, Barbara and Steven.

Books

References