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Earl Reum

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Earl Reum
BornFebruary 27, 1931
DiedDecember 5, 2010 (age 79)
Denver, Colorado

Dr. Earl Reum (1931-2010) (pronounce "room") was a magician, educator, National Student Council Work-shop leader, and motivational speaker.


Reum often used magic to demonstrate how special each individual human being is in his speeches.[1]

He learned magic in the fourth grade when suggested by his teacher to help overcome stuttering. LIFE devoted a two page spread to his accomplishments, as part of a report on teenage happenings across the country[2]

"The Wizard of Earl" was one of six TV shows featuring Earl or his wife, M’El (Mary Ellen), which aired on Denver’s first educational TV channel in the late ’50s and early ’60s.[3]

Reum was a long time member of the Magic Collectors Association[4]


  • Magic for the Civic Club (1968, published by Magic Inc.)
  • Communicating with Magic, The speaker's guide to magic the magician's guide to speaking with Lindsay Smith (2002)


  2. Life, December 20, 1948
  3. Speaking and Laughing Matters by Lindsay Smith, Magic, September 2004
  4. Obit, Magicol No. 178, February 2011