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Count Artell

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Count Artell
BornCharles Glass
DiedAugust 31, 1999
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Count Artell (1913 - 1999), the Aristocrat of Magic, started performing professionally in the 1930’s in Vaudeville.


He would later appeared with his wife Ann Lorey at leading theaters like Carnegie Hall. He performed with personalities such as Jerry Lewis, Carol Burnett, Ed Sullivan, and Johnny Carson. Glass also entertained soldiers at USO camps and Stage Door Canteens during World War II.

Artell published his Billiard Ball Routine in The Sphinx, December 1942 and his "Professional Ribbon Cut" was reviewed in Genii 1965 August.

He was very active in the Society of American Magicians and teaches a coin penetration on the videotape "Magic from MUM".[1]

The SAM Assembly No. 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania awards their members the "Charles Glass trophy" for closeup.


  1. Broken Wand, MUM, November 1999