John Scarne

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'''John Scarne''' (1903–1985) was an American magician and book author who was particularly adept at playing card manipulation. He became known as an expert on cards and other games, and authored a number of popular books on cards, gambling, and related topics.
  
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== Biography ==
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Born Orlando Carmelo Scarnecchia March 4, 1903 in Steubenville, Ohio, he moved to Fairview, New Jersey as a child.
  
Born Orlando Carmelo Scarnecchia March 4, 1903 in Steubenville, Ohio.
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He wrote 15 books on magic, gambling and games.  He served as a technical advisor in the 1973 motion picture, "The Sting" and doubled for actor Paul Newman's hands during scenes that involved card manipulations and deck switching.  
  
Died July 7, 1985 in North Bergen, New Jersey.
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Scarne traveled throughout the military during World War II, teaching the soldiers how to keep from getting cheated at card and dice games.  
 
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He moved to Fairview, New Jersey as a child.
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He wrote 15 books on magic, gambling and games.
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He served as a technical advisor in the 1973 motion picture, "The Sting" and doubled for actor Paul Newman's hands during scenes that involved card manipulations and deck switching.
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He traveled throughout the military during World War II, teaching the soldiers how to keep from getting cheated at card and dice games.  
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He died July 7, 1985 in North Bergen, New Jersey.
 
==Books==
 
==Books==
 
*[[Scarne on Card Tricks]] (1950)
 
*[[Scarne on Card Tricks]] (1950)
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===Games and Gambling===
 
===Games and Gambling===
 
*[[Scarne on Dice]] (1945)
 
*[[Scarne on Dice]] (1945)
*[[Scarney Dice]]
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*[[Scarne on Cards]] (1949)
*[[Scarne on Teeko]]
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*[[Scarne on Teeko]] (1955)
*[[Scarne's Guide to Modern Poker]]
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*[[The Women's Guide to Gambling]] (1967)
*[[Skarney]]
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*[[Skarney]] (1967)
*[[The Mafia Conspiracy]]
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*[[The Mafia Conspiracy]] (1976)
*[[The Women's Guide to Gambling]]
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*[[Scarney Dice]] (1969)
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*[[Scarne's Guide to Modern Poker]] (1980)
  
== External links and references==
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{{Wikipedia}}
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* [http://www.magicnook.com/forum/bioQRS.htm Brief Biography] at The Magic Nook
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* Obit [[Genii 1985 September]]
  
* [http://www.magicnook.com/forum/bioQRS.htm Brief Biography] at The Magic Nook
 
  
  
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Latest revision as of 13:49, 21 November 2013

John Scarne

Inside cover of Scarne on Card Tricks (1950)
BornOrlando Carmelo Scarnecchia
March 04, 1903
Steubenville, Ohio
DiedJuly 07, 1985 (age 82)
North Bergen, New Jersey

John Scarne (1903–1985) was an American magician and book author who was particularly adept at playing card manipulation. He became known as an expert on cards and other games, and authored a number of popular books on cards, gambling, and related topics.

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Biography

Born Orlando Carmelo Scarnecchia March 4, 1903 in Steubenville, Ohio, he moved to Fairview, New Jersey as a child.

He wrote 15 books on magic, gambling and games. He served as a technical advisor in the 1973 motion picture, "The Sting" and doubled for actor Paul Newman's hands during scenes that involved card manipulations and deck switching.

Scarne traveled throughout the military during World War II, teaching the soldiers how to keep from getting cheated at card and dice games.

He died July 7, 1985 in North Bergen, New Jersey.

Books

Autobiographies

Games and Gambling

References

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