Milt Kort (1913-2003), who lived most of his life in Michigan, was a part time amateur magician and full time pharmacist. He never traveled much, but many magicians would seek him out.
|Died||August 01, 2003 |
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As a teenager in the 1930s, he worked as a demonstrator at Sterling Magic. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and became a supply sergeant. Eventually, he became a full time pharmacist, opening his own store - Kort's Drugs.
Professional magicians like Paul Rosini, Stewart James, Dr. Jacob Daley, J. B. Bobo, Charlie Miller, Cardini, Dai Vernon and many more sought out Milt Kort and shared secrets with him. Innumerable authors of magic books and articles fell back time and again to his immense knowledge.
He had two daughters, Janet and Sandra, who performed together as teenagers. Sandra illustrated numerous books for her dad and other magicians.
Kort had one simple rule which was Kort's First Principle: Have Fun!
- Kort is Now in Session (1962)
- Off-Color Card Tricks (1970)
- Kort, The Magic of Milt Kort by Stephen Minch (1999)
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