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Snag Werris

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Snag Werris
BornSamuel Werris
August 9, 1910
New York City, New York
DiedFebruary 27, 1987 (age 76)
Los Angeles, California

Snag Werris was an amateur magician and comedy writer for Ed Wynn, Jackie Gleason, Red Skelton, and the TV show "All In The Family."[1]

He began as a comedian in burlesque and later was a mentor to Milt Larsen as a comedy writer out of high school.[2] He served on the Magic Castle Board of Directors and was also a friend of Dai Vernon who called him 'Gans' (Snag backwards).[3]

Werris was the magic technical director of Jerry Lewis' show "Geisha Boy". [4][5]

References

  1. Obit, Genii 1987 February
  2. It's Magic, Thirty Years of Magical Tradition by Milt Larsen, Genii 1994 November
  3. Snag Werris question on Magic Cafe
  4. Cover, Genii 1959 January
  5. IMDB bio