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Postby Guest » 11/18/02 10:13 PM

The Great Lafayette, all the Herrmanns, the Bambergs, Horace Goldin, the list could go on and on. And let's not forget Professor Seiden -- Max Malini's tutor.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 11/19/02 04:11 PM

I think that Lee Asher could be added to the list.
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Postby Guest » 11/19/02 06:06 PM

Was Fred Kaps really Jewish? That surprised me. He's one of my favorites...maybe that explains why. You could add Moses and Jesus to the list too.

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Postby Brian Morton » 11/19/02 07:58 PM

Was Fred Kaps really Jewish? That surprised me. He's one of my favorites...maybe that explains why.
Actually, Fred Kaps was black. Ask Scotty York to tell you about the time Kaps showed him "The Electric Slide."

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Postby Jonathan Levey » 11/19/02 08:12 PM

Brian,
Even if Fred Kaps was black, how does that stop him from being Jewish?
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Postby Guest » 11/19/02 08:14 PM

Zanzic, that New Orleans magi/scammer, was both black and Jewish!
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Postby Pete Biro » 11/19/02 08:23 PM

Hold it... hold it m'boy... Al Flosso!

Mr. Electric (Marvin Levy)

Sam Schwartz

Lou, Irv and Mike Tannen

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Postby Michael Kamen » 11/19/02 09:23 PM

I am not certain, but if memory serves I think Harry Lorrayne needs to be included here.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/19/02 09:31 PM

Kirk Douglas is a Jew ... oh, sorry, wrong profession.
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Postby Guest » 11/19/02 09:42 PM

Al Flosso. Maty J
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Postby Guest » 11/19/02 09:43 PM

Also, of recent origin, check out Lou and Irv (how could they not be Jewish) Tannen.
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Postby Guest » 11/19/02 09:45 PM

I'm on an "asociation" thread; other dealers Chanin,Kanter) again, not ancient vintageor NAME performers. Sol Stone..do you want contemporaries?
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Postby Jonathan Levey » 11/19/02 11:42 PM

Aaronson, Samuel
Adler, Hugo
Alan, Alan
Albini, Herbert A. (aka Bert, Rosini, Albini the Great )
Alexander, The Man Who Knows (aka Dr. Q)
Auster, Leo
Auzinger, Max (aka Ben Ali Bey, Maxistan A. Uzinger)
Ballantine, Carl (aka “The Amazing Ballantine”)
Balzar, Harry
Bamberg, David (aka Fu Manchu)
Bamberg, David Leendert
Bamberg, David Tobias
Bamberg, Eliaser
Bamberg, Jasper
Bamberg, Theodore (aka Theo) (aka Okito)
Bamberg, Tobias
Barnett, Daphne Lucille
Barnett, Jack
Bartl, Rosa
Bellachini (aka Bellach, Samuel)
Berg, Joe
Berglas, David (aka International Man of Mystery)
Berglas, Marvin
Berland, Samuel
Bernard, Bobby (aka Bernard Vincent )
Blaine, David
Bland, Joseph
Bloch, Richard (Rich)
Blumenfeld, Emanuel
Boaz, Herman (aka The Sieur Boaz)
Brandon, James
Breslaw, Philipp
Canasta, Chan
Chanin, Jack
Cohen, Al (aka Pernell Zorch)
Cohen, Jean
Cohen, Stan (aka Dubow the Magician)
Cohn, Al (aka The Sponge Ball King)
Copperfield, David
Corodini
Cross, Mal
D'alton, Emilie (aka Mrs. Carl Hertz)
Daley, Jacob (aka Doc, Jack)
Dammann, Gunter (aka Robertini)
de Biere, Arnold
Dr. Giovanni (aka The King of Pickpockets)
Dunninger, Joseph (Joe) (aka The Amazing Dunninger)
Ellsbach, Hermann
Epstein, Adam
Fain, Sammy
Falkenstein, Glenn
Faro, Don
Fayne, Chuck
Fleischman, Sid (aka Carl March)
Flosso, Al
Flosso, Jackie (aka Al Flosso, Jr. )
Fogel, Maurice J.
Fox, Imro (aka Comedian Conjurer)
Freeman, Steve
Freund, Josef (aka Joseffy)
Friedhoffer, Bob
Furst, Dr. Bruno
Gacs, Rezs (aka Rodolfo)
Geller, Uri
Goldin, Horace
Goldkette, Louis
Goldston, Leah (aka La Devo, Leah Laurie)
Goldston, Will (aka Carl Devo)
Goshman, Albert (Al)
Greenberg, Alan C. (aka Ace)
Hanussen, Erik Jan
Hardeen (aka Weiss, Theo)
Hartz, Leo (aka Mohammed Bey, Dr. Chung)
Hauser, Cornelius (aka Cor, Larette)
Heinrich, Dr. Kurt
Herrmann, Adelaide
Herrmann, Alexander
Herrmann, Carl (aka Compars)
Herrmann, Leon (aka Hermann III)
Herrmann, Samuel
Hertz, Carl
Hindman, Dale Raymond
Hindman, Dorothy
Hodgson, Joel
Horowitz, June Olive
Horowitz, Sam
Houdini, Harry
Hull, Burling
Hurwitz, Dr. Abraham (aka Doc, Abe, Peter Pan the Magic Man)
Isola, mile
Isola, Vinzenz
Jacobs, Joseph (aka Wizard, Mr. Jacobs, M. Jacobs)
Jaks, Dr. Stanley (aka Jack Stanley)
Jarrow, Emil
Jay, Ricky
Jonas, Philipp
Kaps, Fred (aka Bram, Mystica)
Katzenstein, Dr. Hans
Kaufman, Richard Jeffrey
Kissel, Marc
Kor Lioni (aka Professor Rebus)
Kreskin (The Amazing Kreskin)
Kurtz, Hermann (aka Mahatma)
Laemmle, Dr. Hugo
Lafayette
Lam, Louis
Lautenstein, Egon von (aka The Man with Gifted Hands, The Magical Casanova)
Lebram, Ludwig (aka Leonard Bellachini, Leonardi)
Leichtmann, Joseph
Leichtmann, Melanie
Leipzig, Nate (aka Nate Berol, The Prince of Hanky Panky)
Lnrd, Dr. Uilmos
Leon, Teddy
Leon, The Great (aka Chunda Hula, Kadan Sami.)
Lewis, Shari
Loew, Emil Max (aka Emalo)
Loewitz, Otto
Lorayne, Harry
Lyle, Cecil (aka The Magical Milliner, The Great)
Malini, Max
Marks, Brian
Maven, Max (aka Max)
Medows, Jeremy
Muse, Ray (aka Amuso)
Neumann, Albin (aka Allan)
Nivelli
Nostradamus (aka Michel de Nostre-Dame)
Olten, Jac (aka Jack Holten)
Peltini, Max
Philadelphia, Jacob
Professor St. Roman
Radner, Sidney
Rameses
Randi, James (aka The Amazing Randi)
Roner, Fred
Rosenfeld, Orginski
Rosini, Carl (aka John Rose, Carl Rosine)
Rouclere, Harry (aka Harry Terhune)
Sakall, S.Z.
Schindler, George
Scott (The Great Scott)
Sealtiel, Walter
Seldow, Michel
Shachnaey, Roni (aka Ronaldo; Wiseman, Ronaldo)
Silverman, Kenneth (aka Ken Silvers)
Spitzer, Hans (aka Boros)
Stein, Richard (aka Ricardo)
Sulamith, Leopoldene
Trixer, Hans
van Os, M. (aka Rosini)
Vellemann, Michel (aka Ben Ali Libi)
Wachsmann, Ruth Iris (aka Miss Blanche)
Warchawski, Solomon
Weil, John (aka "Man of Mystery")
Willner, Josef (Joe) (aka King of Cards)
Wright, Arthur (aka The Hypnotized [censored])
Yedid, Meir
Zarrow, Herbert G.
Zimmerman, Diana (aka Diana the Enchantress)
Zimmerman, Dick

There you go :)
And I think there's more; David Roth, David Acer, Lee Asher, Simon Aronson, Yigal Mesika, Menny Lindenfeld, Jonathan Levitt (the X-files guy), David Regal.
Although not 100% sure on those ones..

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Postby Timothy Hyde » 11/20/02 01:46 AM

Jonathan

Surprised , that your comprehensive listing,
posted from Sydney Australia,
does not include
perhaps one of Sydneys and Australia's
greatest magicians
FISM award winner Maurice Rooklyn

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Postby Sean Piper » 11/20/02 02:08 AM

Hi Timothy,

Good to have you join us!

Jonathan,

Good to see your cut & paste function is working nicely!! :p
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Postby Sean Piper » 11/20/02 02:12 AM

... plus I don't think anyone has mentioned Jerry Sadowitz yet. I'm a bit wrapped up in his work at the moment so his name came to mind.
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Postby Jonathan Levey » 11/20/02 02:14 AM

Sean,
hehhehe yeah thanks.... :D
Is the Sadowitz book called "Card Zones" or something like that? Anyway, how is it?
thanks,
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Postby Sean Piper » 11/20/02 04:19 AM

Card Zones is spot on. I've only seen a few extracts so far, but have recently seen quite a bit of his work from UK television, and he is far and away my favourite performer. That rude, insulting, politically incorrect style of humour always has me rolling on the floor!!!

For the Aussies who haven't seen Jerry Sadowitz, think Rodney Rude with a deck of cards (and a Scottish accent)
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Postby Max Maven » 11/20/02 05:10 AM

Some of the names that have been listed are incorrect. Glenn Falkenstein and Dick and Diana Zimmerman are not Jewish. The listing for C. Alexander is clearly a mix-up with Alexander Herrmann (and, while the Herrmann family was Jewish, Adelaide Herrmann was not).

And, speaking of confusion, "Leo Hartz" was one of the stage names used by S. Leo Horowitz, and should not have a separate listing.

So far as I know, Kreskin, James Randi and Burling Hull are/were not Jews.

David Bamberg, David Blaine, Alan Bursky, Joseph Dunninger, Chuck Fayne and Michael Weber are/were half-Jewish (in terms of ethnic ancestry).

Peter Reveen and Jan Rose are converts to Judaism.

The following names (all magicians or with specific magic connections with national or international reputations) have not been mentioned in this thread; to the best of my knowledge, these are/were all ethnic Jews:

Alba
Avner the Eccentric
Rafael Benatar
Arthur Benjamin
Milton Berle
Bobby Bernard
Eugene Bernstein
Stanley Blumenthal
Del Cartier
Bill Derman
Lou Derman
Marc De Souza
Eddie Fields
Aaron Fisher
Arnold Furst
Gillian Gotlib
Felix Greenfield
June Horowitz
Jacob Hyman
George Jason
Max Katz
Gerald Kaufman
Gerald Kosky
Ken Krenzel
Eta-Lyn Lampert
Hank Lee
Jules Lenier
Leon Leon
Arthur Leroy
Amos Levkovitch
Natt Litt
Jack London
Sam Margulies
Dennis Marks
Harry Mendoza
Moe of Pittsburgh
Danny Orleans
Ed Rosenthal
George Sands
Lev Schneider
Sam Schwartz
Howard Schwarzman
Looy Simonoff
David Solomon
Burt Sperber
Steve Spill
Sandy Spillman
Abigail Spinner
Duke Stern
Sol Stone
Jamy Ian Swiss
Tihany
Eddie Taytelbaum
Oscar Weigle
Irv Weiner
Snag Werris
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/20/02 09:26 AM

Erdnase and Hofzinser were both Jews.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/20/02 09:46 AM

Okay - I'll bite: We don't know Erdnase's true identity, but we know he's Jewish? Does he mention it in the book and I just don't recall it?

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Postby Sam Kesler » 11/20/02 10:08 AM

Speaking of Gerald Kosky (on Max's list above)...
I just checked out a 1st edition copy of "Card Cavalcade" from the L.A. library. Imagine my surprise to open the cover and find the inscription, "To Gerald Kosky with sincere thanks, Jerry Mentzer." Now if I could only forget to return it...
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Postby Guest » 11/20/02 10:42 AM

The fact is that we are everywhere. Jews have traditionally been involved in the arts (and not just magic) including mentalists. Marc Salem is Jewish as is Richard Busch and publisher and dealer Micky Hades.
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Postby Guest » 11/20/02 11:27 AM

All the magicians from Israel are jews :)

Paul and Andy Diamond
Hank Lee (Levi)
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Postby David Regal » 11/20/02 11:28 AM

Originally posted by Jonathan Rubel:
And I think there's more; David Roth, David Acer, Lee Asher, Simon Aronson, Yigal Mesika, Menny Lindenfeld, Jonathan Levitt (the X-files guy), David Regal.
Although not 100% sure on those ones..

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Postby Larry Horowitz » 11/20/02 12:12 PM

Max,

So, what am I? Chopped liver?

Also Paul Green and Barry Price.

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Postby Guest » 11/20/02 01:25 PM

I'm Jewish. Wanna check?

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Postby Larry Horowitz » 11/20/02 01:50 PM

Erdanase hints in the section on "blind Cuts"
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/20/02 01:59 PM

Please cut out the circumcision jokes.
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Postby Lance Pierce » 11/20/02 02:19 PM

Yes, they fall kind of short, don't they?

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Postby Max Maven » 11/20/02 02:58 PM

Originally posted by Larry Horowitz:
Max,

So, what am I? Chopped liver?

As mentioned, the additional names were not meant to provide a complete list. Since last night, still more names have come to mind, including Ford Kross, Nadine Fogel, Chris Woodward (I believe by conversion). And there are a number about which I'm not certain, e.g., Gaetan Bloom.

And yes, Larry -- you are chopped liver.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/20/02 03:02 PM

I hope chopped liver with onions and a little salt.
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Postby Guest » 11/20/02 03:02 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
I hope chopped liver with onions and a little salt.
What Jewish dish doesn't have salt in it?
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Postby David Acer » 11/20/02 03:33 PM

Sandra Bernhard
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/20/02 03:36 PM

Originally posted by David Acer:
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Is she a magician in a non-sexual manner?
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Postby Guest » 11/20/02 04:04 PM

Oh my gosh; whatalist! Paul Rosini,Carl Rosini, Paul Alberstat, Oscar Weigl? Never occurred to me. Well, maaybe that is almost everybody and the others are simiply hiding under non Jewish names.
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Postby MaxNY » 11/20/02 06:21 PM

Larry Weeks, more of a juggler during his time, but very involved in magic, collecting, and performs now and then.
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Postby Jon Allen » 11/20/02 06:55 PM

There's also Marc DeSouza and Danny Archer. Over here in the UK, Hertfordshire to be exact, we have Nicholas Einhorn and me.
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Postby Jonathan Levey » 11/20/02 07:07 PM

Krusty the Clown is Jewish..... :)
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Postby Harvey Rosenthal » 11/20/02 07:34 PM

Some more names to add to the list:

Cliff Green
Jon Racherbaumer
Harvey Rosenthal (I really am)
Jerry Deutch
Murray Bonfeld
Dr. Mike Rubinstein
Professor Jack Miller
Rabbi Sam Gringras
Jack Birnman
Jeff Altman
Al Altman
Art Altman
Harry Levine
Persi Diaconis
Sid R. Spocane II
Dave Ossip
Morty Rudnick
Jack Chanin
Milt Kort
Bill Zavis
Looey Simonoff
Eddie Fields
Ron Wohl (Ravelli)
Joshua Jay
My uncle Bob
Lou Derman
Bill Derman
George Schindler
George Kaplan
Ed Rosenthal
Horace Goldin
Ariel Sharon
Ron Bauer
Max Katz (Ricky Jay's grandfather)
Cy Enfield
Gerald Kosky
Ray Kosby
"Charlie" Rosenthal (My golden retriever)
Al Koran
Hans Trixer
Max Abrams
Matt Field
Steve Draun
Moo Moo Kaufman
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