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Henry Christ

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Henry Christ
BornHenry J. Christ
New York
DiedAugust 27, 1972
Flushing, New York

Henry J. Christ (1903-1972) was an American magician and advertising executive who created such card sleights and routines as the Christ Force, Color-Changing Deck, Christ Half Pass, Fabulous Four Ace Routine, and Dead Man's Hand.

Christ (rhymes with "missed") was a contributor to the Jinx magazine and his "Dead Man's Hand" routine appeared in issue No. 33 (June, 1937) page 209.

He worked as a demonstrator in New York City and had personal contact with some of the greats like Harry Kellar, Nate Leipzig and Sam Horowitz.

Christ, a member of the SAM of the Parent Assembly, died in Flushing, N.Y. on August 27, 1972.[1]


  1. M-U-M Vol.62, No.6, November 1972 "Broken Wands", p.14