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Stuart Cramer

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Stuart Cramer
BornStuart Price Cramer
July 16 1911
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedApril 15, 2003 (age 91)
Ithaca, NY

Stuart Cramer (1911-2003), even though graduated with a law degree from Western Reserve University in 1936, was a professional magician nearly all of his life.


Cramer returned to Cleveland where he grew up after serving in the Navy in World War II and used it as a base throughout his long performing career.

He performed on a Cleveland television station in 1947, with a twice-weekly ten-minute live-audience kid show. He created "Professor Nemo," a Saturday morning magical-cowboy character who resided two years at WNBK-TY. He continued in TV into the 1960s. He once did a daily weather report, presenting trick every day, as "Mr. Meriweather" for three years.[1]

He met the reclusive Cleveland magician Karl Germain in 1932, and worked in weekly visits with him.[2]



  1. Magic, June 2003
  2. Obit Magicol No. 148 (August 2003)
  3. Magic, The Magazine for Magicians, Vol. 12, No. 2, October 2002, MICHAEL CLOSE market place, Germain the Wizard, page 28
  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 41, No. 4, September 1951, STUART CRAMER, magician-of-the-month, by Leslie P. Guest, page 95
  • Cover, The New Tops, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1964, COVER PORTRAIT ... STUART CRAMER, by Milbourne Christopher, page 2
  • Cover, Magic, The Magazine for Magicians, Vol. 12, No. 10, June 2003, Stuart Cramer, Working Wizard of the 20th Century, by John Moehring, page 52
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 83, No. 6, June 2003, Stuart Cramer, July 16, 1910-April 15, 2003, by Bill Weldon with Phil Willmarth, page 66; Broken Wand, Stuart P. Cramer, page 129