|Born||Norman C. Sehm|
December 27, 1907
|Died||November 10 1985 (age 77) |
Rochester, New York
Norman C. Sehm held I.B.M. No. 2939 since 1929 and was a member of the Order of Merlin Excalibur and Ring 4.
His father, Edwin Sehm, worked in vaudeville theaters in the Rochester area. As a teenager, he met Harry Houdini and became interested in escapes. During the premier of the movie, "Houdini," Sehm was engaged to do escapes outside the theater.
In his later years, he concentrated on of sleight of hand performances for clubs, schools, community groups, and private parties. He also operated a small magic business from his home, The Sehm Magic Studio.