January 11, 1879
|Died||March 26, 1947 (age 68) |
Harry Balzar (1879-1947) was a professional magician specializing in manipulations of cards, coins, thimbles, and billiard balls.
During the 1914-18 War, he served in the Austrian Army, but spent most of his time entertaining his comrades in arms. Camille Gaultier , in his book "Magic without Apparatus", mentions Balzar many times. 
He debuted in Paris, France in 1905 and toured Europe and the United States. His North American journey was made in 1911 and he performed from New York to Los Angeles and down to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
He unexpectedly succumbed to apoplexy of the heart in 1947.
- ↑ Paris Notes, Sphinx, July, 1947
- ↑ Three Continental Men of Magic by Kurt Volkmann, Sphinx, October, 1949