|Born||May 30, 1920|
|Died||November 18, 1992 (age 72) |
Frank Mann (1920-1992), owner of the Gem Jewelry Company, perfromed an ESP act with his daughter, Lori, at private society groups, and industrial organizations around Texas.
Mann's father and an uncle worked in vaudeville and he studied drama, music, singing, dancing, and art. He was an accomplished trumpet player and at age 17 he formed his own dance band and played nightclubs.
In the course of his work as a young musician, Mann met and was taught some magic by Harry Blackstone. He built and performed an act that included the zombie, rope magic and the vanishing bird cage. After meeting Dunninger, he became interested in mentalism.
He served as president of I.B.M. Ring 60 in Austin in 1972 and 1973. He remained active in ring activities up until his illness prior to his death, including performing in the Past President's show in August, 1992.