|Born||Earl L. Canapp|
|Died||August 22, 1989 (age 65) |
Earl Canapp (1923-1989) was a part-time professional magician known for his "The Senile Sorcerer" act in which he portrayed a doddering, bumbling magician.
He had performed throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad in London and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Canapp started as a ventriloquist and trained as an actor. He appeared with the Ramsey Street Players at Carnegie Hall.
In World War II he served in a Navy Air Unit based in Hawaii. Following his military service, he entered the insurance business.
As a craftsman, he frequently built props for fellow magicians.
- ↑ Cover, New Tops, September 1968
- ↑ Obit, Linking Ring, October. 1989
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/earl-canapp/