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Karrell Fox

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Karrell Fox

Cover of Genii (1977)
BornJanuary 30, 1928
East Rainelle; West Virginia
DiedMarch 12, 1998 (age 70)
Las Vegas
Resting placeLakeside Cemetery in Colon, Michigan
CategoriesBooks by Karrell Fox

Karrell J. Fox (January 30, 1928 - March 12, 1998), born in East Rainelle, West Virginia, was one of the first magicians to work Trade Shows and billed himself as "King of Korn".


When Fox was a child, his parents operated a small restaurant. A customer sneaked out without paying his bill, but left behind a few small tricks. With these, Karrell began his magic career. By the age of 18, Karrel appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and was co-owner of a Detroit magic shop. He also met and became friendly with many area magicians, including Milt Kort, Bob Longe, Ron Bauer, and Wally Wilson.

He created the "Magic World of Ford" for the Ford Motor Company and toured with it for many years. He later had his own TV show, performing as Milky the Clown.

Fox was a regular performer at Abbott's Get-Togethers. Abb Dickson was Karrell's "Partner in Fun" for more than 25 years, performing with him at magic conventions all over the world. For several years he wrote the column "FOX-TALES" in "TOPS" magazine.

Fox served as the 48th International President of the I.B.M. from 1986 to 1987.

Karrell Fox was buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon Michigan.[1][2][3]

Awards and Honors



  • Bullseye Card
  • B.S. Miser's Dream Pail
  • Magical Assets
  • Nite-Cap
  • Take It and Stick It
  • Two Fisted Book Test
  • Mene-Tekel Book Test
  • Knifty Knot
  • No Not
  • Baffling Blow-Outs



  • Karrell Fox, The Legend (1998)


  1. Cover Genii Magazine, Vol. 41, No.7, July 1977, Never Too Hip For The Room - Karrell Fox, by Gene Anderson, page 394, Dr. Karrell Fox, General Practitioner, by Ralph Erlewin, page 402
  3. Genii, Magazine, Vol. 61, No. 3, January 1998, Karrell Fox, 1928 – 1998, Remembered by Max Maven, page 30
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  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 27, No. 1, March 1947, FOX LABELED IT CORN - By Myron E. Scott, page 22
  • Tops Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 10, October 1947, Karrell Fox - "King of Korn!", page 12
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 48, No. 7, September 1949, The Cover, page 168
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 57, No. 9, September 1977, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth, CHAPTER 123, page 56
  • M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 1, June 1978, Karrell Fox - magician-of-the-month, page 11
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 7, July 1986, OUR COVER, KARRELL FOX, BY BILL WELLS, page 51
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 73, No. 5, May 1993, Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth, CHAPTER 269, THE SEVERAL LIVES OF KARRELL FOX, page 69
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 75, No. 4, April 1995, HOCUS POCUS PARADE - Karrell Fox One-Man Parade, by Jon Racherbaumer, page 85
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 4, April, 1998, KARRELL FOX (1928 -1998), page 155
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 5, May 1998, OUR COVER - KARRELL FOX 1928 -1998, page 47, BROKEN WAND, KARRELL FOX, page 130
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 92, No. 984, May 1998, AMERICAN SPOTLIGHT - Karrell joins his “Magicians in Heaven”, by Dale Salwak, page 94