|Born||February 11, 1913|
|Died||October 14, 1978 (age 65) |
Maurice Glazer was a semi-professional magician starting in 1925 performing as "Nelini" and then "Count Maurice".
He specialized in mentalism, silks and illusions.
He traveled throughout the United States with his Think-A-Drink act in which he produced "any drink called for" by the audience, including a large stein of beer and a giant ice cream soda.
In the 1940s, the originator of the Think-A-Drink routine, Charles Hoffman successfully sued Glazer from using the name "Think-A-Drink Count Maurice" and his patter, but not from performing a similar act.
As Count Maurice, he worked a mentalism act and for a publicity stunt, he often did the Blindfold Drive in traffic.
When television reduced the number of theaters using live entertainment, he created a Spook Show.
After many years of constant travel, Glazer left show business to become an executive for an automatic vending machine company. He worked there until he retired in 1977.