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[[Carl Ballantine]] (September 27, 1922 - ) born Meyer Kessler in Chicago, Illinois is an American actor, magician and comic. {{Youtube Thumb|rqQVq-tfVaU|350}}
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Under the guise of "Ballantine The Great" or "The Amazing Ballantine", Ballantine's trademark involves magic tricks, which always flop in comedic fashion.
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[[Carl Ballantine]] (1922 - 2009) born Meyer Kessler in Chicago, Illinois is an American actor, magician and comic.  
  
His most recent film appearance was in Aimee Semple McPherson, a 2006 biographical film about the fabled female evangelist. He is probably best remembered as "Gruber", one of the PT boat sailors in the television series McHale's Navy which aired in the 1960s.
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Under the guise of "Ballantine The Great" or "The Amazing Ballantine" and "Ballantine: The World's Greatest Magician", his trademark involves magic tricks which always flopped in comedic fashion. He is probably best remembered as "Gruber", one of the PT boat sailors in the television series McHale's Navy which aired in the 1960s.
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Ballantine performed at the legendary Palace Theatre in New York and in Las Vegas in the 1940s. He later took his act to television, appearing on Garry Moore, Andy Williams, Danny Kaye and Dean Martin shows, as well as "The Hollywood Palace" and "The Tonight Show." He was a regular cast member on the 1969 sitcom "The Queen and I" and the 1980 sitcom "One in a Million." He also made guest appearances on numerous other series, sometimes appearing as a magician as in "Fantasy Island" as the Great Zachariah, on "Night Court" as the Fabulous Falconi and on "The Cosby Show" as the Great Ballantine.
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Ballantine appeared in a number of films, including "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (1968), "The World's Greatest Lover" (1977), "Mr. Saturday Night" (1992) and "Aimee Semple McPherson" (2006).
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He performed his comedy magic act for the last time at the "It's Magic" show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in 2008.
  
 
Ballantine was the husband of actress Ceil Cabot (8 March 1927 - 24 January 2000) and is the father of actress Sara Ballantine.
 
Ballantine was the husband of actress Ceil Cabot (8 March 1927 - 24 January 2000) and is the father of actress Sara Ballantine.
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Carl Ballantine was the first to have a rubber chicken created for his [[Vaudeville]] comedy act.
 
Carl Ballantine was the first to have a rubber chicken created for his [[Vaudeville]] comedy act.
  
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* http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-carl-ballantine5-2009nov05,0,6542290.story
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Revision as of 02:49, 11 June 2012

Carl Ballantine
BornMeyer Kessler
September 27, 1922
Chicago, Illinois
DiedNovember 3, 2009 (age 87)
Known forcomedy magic
Carl Ballantine (1922 - 2009) born Meyer Kessler in Chicago, Illinois is an American actor, magician and comic.


Under the guise of "Ballantine The Great" or "The Amazing Ballantine" and "Ballantine: The World's Greatest Magician", his trademark involves magic tricks which always flopped in comedic fashion. He is probably best remembered as "Gruber", one of the PT boat sailors in the television series McHale's Navy which aired in the 1960s.


Ballantine performed at the legendary Palace Theatre in New York and in Las Vegas in the 1940s. He later took his act to television, appearing on Garry Moore, Andy Williams, Danny Kaye and Dean Martin shows, as well as "The Hollywood Palace" and "The Tonight Show." He was a regular cast member on the 1969 sitcom "The Queen and I" and the 1980 sitcom "One in a Million." He also made guest appearances on numerous other series, sometimes appearing as a magician as in "Fantasy Island" as the Great Zachariah, on "Night Court" as the Fabulous Falconi and on "The Cosby Show" as the Great Ballantine.

Ballantine appeared in a number of films, including "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (1968), "The World's Greatest Lover" (1977), "Mr. Saturday Night" (1992) and "Aimee Semple McPherson" (2006).

He performed his comedy magic act for the last time at the "It's Magic" show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in 2008.

Ballantine was the husband of actress Ceil Cabot (8 March 1927 - 24 January 2000) and is the father of actress Sara Ballantine.

Carl Ballantine was the first to have a rubber chicken created for his Vaudeville comedy act.

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