Harold Sterling performed as a magician on the Chautauqua Circuit with his wife, Gloria, as "The Sterlings". He also wrote under the pen name of Thelmo.
|Born||Harold E. Fackler|
April 4, 1899
|Died||October 13, 1977 (age 78) |
New Port Richey, Florida
After serving in War War I, he turned professional, worked carnivals, featured a Punch and Judy show, and then moved on to the school show circuit.
He later opened the Sterling Magic Company in Detroit, Michigan starting in 1939.
Sterling received a 25-year membership award during the 27th annual convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in Pittsburgh (1955).
He created and marketed the effect MIKO in 1943.
In the late 1950s, he sold his complete wholesale business to Gene Devoe, of Devoe's Magic Den, in St. Louis. Missouri.
- Thelmo's First Book of Magic (1929)
- Fifty Tricks with a Bottomless Tumbler (1950)
- ↑ Obit, Linking Ring, December, 1977