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Victor Torsberg

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Victor Torsberg
BornAngus Joseph Victor Torsberg
July 14, 1906
Chicago, Cook, Illinois
DiedDecember 25, 1979 (age 73)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Resting placeHavana, Illinois

Victor Torsberg (1906-1979) served as President of the Chicago S.A.M. Assembly No. 3 three times (1939, 1956, 1972), President of The Wizard's Club (1943), President of Ring 43 of the I.B.M. (1959) and President of Magic Masters (1962).


Torsberg lived in Chicago all his life As a young man, for years he traveled with a small theatrical company that presented plays in small towns.

In 1936, he went to work for Jim Sherman at the National Magic Company.

Torsberg appeared in or produced many theater shows in the Chicago area, working closely with that another theatre enthusiast, George Boston. He also collect cookbooks and playing cards (he was an active member of the Playing Card Collector's Club).

In 1954, he joined a friend who started a medicine business as the over-all business man to manage it, where he remained until his death.[1] [2] [3] [4]


  1. The Linking Ring, Vol. 60, No. 2. February 1980, Victor Torsberg Succumbs, page 126
  2. The New Tops, Vol. 20, No. 2, February 1980, Final Curtain Vic Torsberg, page 34
  3. Genii Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 1980, Obituary Victor Torsberg, page 123
  4. M-U-M Vol. 69, No. 10, March 1980, BROKEN WANDS Victor Tosberg Dies, page 29
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 29, No. 2, April 1949, Chicago Parade, J. VICTOR (VIC) TORSBERG by John Braun, page 91
  • The New Tops, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1965, Entre Nous by "Dorny", page 15
  • M-U-M, Vol. 54, No. 6, November 1964, J. Victor Torsberg magician-of-the-month by Leslie P. Guest, page 252