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.
- Thelmo's First Book of Magic (1929)
- Fifty Tricks with a Bottomless Tumbler (1950)
- ↑ Obit, The Linking Ring, Vol. 57, No. 12, December 1977, Magic Loses Two Stalwarts, page 58
- ↑ Obit, The New Tops, Vol. 17, No. 12, December 1977, Final Curtain, HAROLD STERLING, page 37
- The Linking Ring, Vol.36, No. 9. November 1956, HAROLD STERLING, Sterling Magic Co. page 99