|Born||November 29, 1891|
|Died||June 2, 1972 (age 80) |
Poughkeepsie, New York
William (Bill) Arenholz, a New York telephone company executive, who performed a Chinese novelty act as "Foo Ling Yu" (or "Fu Link Yu").
He became interested in magic in 1932 and with Al Baker as a mentor.
Being hearing impaired, due to World War I, he decided to do a pantomime oriental act using a Chinese mask, which made by Dai Vernon's wife Jean.
Russell Swann credited Arenholz with improving the "snake rising out of the basket" trick and he appeared on many Society of American Magicians National Shows and served as their National Treasurer.