Vaudeville comedian who became known for his performances on programs like The Ed Sullivan Show.
He got his start on Vaudeville in Coney Island, and was most famous for perfecting the Miser's Dream trick--an illusion that produced several coins out of thin air.
He was a notoriously short man--standing at just 5'2"--and often used his height to his advantage during performances.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York.
He and magician David Copperfield were among the most famous illusionists from the U.S.