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Clifford P. Norton

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Clifford P. Norton

Cover of Sphinx (March 1906)
BornClifford Porter Norton
June 14, 1886
Chicago, Illinois
DiedAugust of 1964 (age 78)
San Jose, California

Clifford P. Norton (1886-1964), born and raised in Chicago was a professional magician in the Chicago area. He toured and performed on the Vaudeville circuit with his wife (and later his second wife) during the 1920s as Norton the Magnificent."


Norton first became interested in magic in the fall of 1900 after seeing Harry Kellar at the McVicker's theater.

His first appearance in public was at 15 for a church function in Chicago on May 23, 1901. Soon after, he began a successful career. During the summer of 1905 he also worked with Jack Burch.

He later moved to San Jose where he was member of the Mystic Thirteen.[1][2]


  1. Sphinx Vol 5, No. 1 (March 1906) (cover)