Karrell Fox (January 30, 1928 - March 12, 1998), born in East Rainelle, West Virginia, was one of the first Trade Show magicians and billed himself as "King of Korn".
|Born||January 30, 1928|
East Rainelle; West Virginia
|Died||March 12, 1998 (age 70) |
BibliographyWhen Fox was a child, his parents operated a small restaurant. A customer sneaked out without paying his bill, but left behind a few small tricks. With these, Karrell began his magic career. By the age of 18, Karrel appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and was co-owner of a Detroit magic shop.
He created the "Magic Wold of Ford" for the Ford Motor Company and toured with it for many years. He later had his own TV show, performing as Milky the Clown.
Fox was a regular perfromer at Abbott's Get-Togethers. Abb Dickson was Karrell's "Partner in Fun" for more than 25 years, performing with him at magic conventions all over the world. For several years he wrote the "FOX-TALES" Column in "TOPS" magazine.
Fox served as the 48th International President of the I.B.M. from 1986 to 1987.
Karrell Fox was buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon Michigan.
Awards and Honors
- Sphinx Silver Medal (at 17)
- Creative Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts
- Bullseye Card
- B.S. Miser's Dream Pail
- Magical Assets
- Take It and Stick It
- Two Fisted Book Test
- Mene-Tekel Book Test
- Knifty Knot
- No Not
- Baffling Blow-Outs
- Kornfidentially Yours (1954)
- Comedy A La Card (1960)
- Clever Like a Fox (1976)
- Another Book by Karrell Fox (1979)
- Abra K Fox (1983)
- For My Next Trick (1986)
- My Latest Book (1988)
- Much Ado About Something (1995)
- Karrell Fox, The Legend (1998)
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