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Mike Bornstein

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Mike Bornstein
BornIsaak Meyer Bornstein
April 28, 1921
DiedJanuary 20, 2005 (age 83)
New York City.

Mike Bornstein (April 28, 1921-January 20, 2005), born Isaak Meyer Bornstein, was a nightclub performer in the 1940s where he presented a manipulative act using the stage name "Kolma."


Raised on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, he lived and worked in Times Square most of his life. Bornstein became a manufacturer, creator, lecture and performer. He was an inventor of many routines using paper money. His most popular creation was the "Floating Dollar Bill.

Bornstein was an active supporter of both the IBM and SAM organizations in New York City and attended the New York Roundtable.

He was hit by a truck on while crossing Eighth Avenue, heading toward his apartment on 48th Street. [1]



  1. Obit, New York Times, January 30, 2005