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Sam Margules

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Sam Margules
Diedcirca 1970
Flourished1920 to 1950

Sam Margules (?-c.1970), also known as "Ramee Sami", son of a Russian-Jewish lawyer father and a Rumanian mother was a popular magicians in and around New York.


A native New Yorker, Margules was reared in the theatre. When starting out in magic, he constructed his own props.

In his forty years of show business, Margules worked with such magic greats as Horace Goldin in the 1920s, Houdini, Hardeen, Howard Thurston and Dunninger.

A veteran of World War I, serving in the Navy overseas in 1917-1918. He also went overseas to the ETO with Unit No. 507, "Frontline Special", playing the so-called Foxhole Circuit.

Margules was an active member of the Magician's Guild and the Society of American Magicians. He was a columnist for Conjurors' Magazine as Ramee Sami. [1]


  1. New Conjurors' Magazine, August 1946