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S. Leo Horowitz

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S. Leo Horowitz
BornSamuel Leo Horowitz
July 26, 1894
DiedJune 6, 1971 (age 76)
Jersey City, New Jersey
CategoriesBooks by S. Leo Horowitz

Sam Leo Horowitz (1894-1971), who performed as Leo Hartz, Dr. Chung and Mohammed Bey, had a long professional career with great success on cruise ships. The Mohammed Bey name was suggested by Judson Cole because of his Turkish appearance.


Horowitz of the five original members of the New York Inner Circle and voted one of the ten living Card Stars of the U.S.A. in 1938. Many of his tricks appeared in such publications Jinx, Phoenix and New Phoenix.

He was accepted into the S.A.M., May 2, 1936. John Kane and Al Baker were his sponsors.

Horowitz was set to collaborate with Houdini on a series of exposures on gambling right before Harry's death.



  • Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 44, No. 9, November 1945, Mohammed Bey, by George G. Kaplan, page 248
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 48, No. 2, November 1949, South American Notes, by E. Leslie Briant – Sam Horowitz, page 48
  • M-U-M, Vol. 61, No. 4, September 1971, Around the New York Magic Table, By Joe Barnett - Sam Horowitz, page 9, BROKEN WAND, Sam Leo Horowitz 1894-1971, by Lawrence Arcuri, page 14
  • Pallbearers Review, 5th Folio, Autumn 1971.
  • The PALLBEARERS REVIEW, Volumes 5-8, by Karl Fulves (1993) , S. Leo Horowitz, page 6.446
  • Magicana (New Zealand), Vol. 44, No. 265, June-July1997, MOHAMMED BEY, by Bruce Lish, page 22