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Joe Cossari

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Joe Cossari

Cover of Genii (1979)
BornJoseph Charles Cossari
September 1, 1908
Kulpmont, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 10, 1980 (age 71)
Orange Drive, Hollywood, CA

Joe Cossari (1908-1980) was known as "The King of Kards". [1] [2] [3]


Cossari's act, which he performed for over 20 years, consisted almost entirely of colorful card fans. Esther Nilsen was his assistant since he moved to Hollywood, California.[4]


  • The Joe Cossari Card Act (written by John Fedko - 1978)


  1. Feature Article "King of Kards" by Dai Vernon, in Genii 1979 September, Vol. 43, No. 9, page 606
  2. Broken Wand Joseph Cossari, in The Linking Ring, Vol. 60, No. 5, May 1980, page 102
  4. Obit Genii 1980 April