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Edward C. Kalbfleisch

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Edward C. Kalbfleisch
BornEdward Cleopas Kalbfleisch
November 8, 1893
New York City
DiedFebruary 14, 1941 (age 47)
Resting placeLong Island National Cemetery, Suffolk County, New York

Edward C. Kalbfleisch (1893-1941) performed as "Edwards, The Magical Marine" in the 1920s also doing ventriloquism with his puppets "Tommy" and "Jerry".


His first public performance was an act built entirely by himself was at the age of 14.[1]

He later joined the Marines where he was known as "The Magical Marine" entertaining the troupes during his free time.[2]

In the 1920s he has joined with Sam Paul and Walter B. Gibson featuring his magic and illusions.

Kalbfleisch was also one of the founding members of the SAM Assembly #4 in Philadelphia.

Edward Kalbfleisch is named in the “American Jewish Year Book.[3] He died February 14, 1941 and was buried at the Long Island National Cemetery, Suffolk County, New York.[4]


  • A new Thimble Vanish in Magic World May 1920
  • Magicians Past and Present (series) in Magic World April 1920 - July 1920


  1. Magic World April 1920 (cover)
  2. Magic World, Vol. 4, April 1920, No.1, short biography Edward C. Kalbfleisch by C.J. Hagen, p. 3