John Scarne

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Birthday
4, 1903
Birthplace
Ohio
DEATH DATE
Jul 7, 1985 (82)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1903
Birthplace
Ohio
DEATH DATE
Jul 7, 1985 (82)

About

Former magician who is most remembered for his card trickery and manipulation.

Before Fame

He decided to drop out of school in the eighth grade and accepted a job with a local card shop, where he learned scam tricks like the The Three Card Monte.

Trivia

He wrote over 15 books (and co-authored several others) on gambling and magic over the course of his career.

Family Life

He married Steffi Storm in 1955.

Associated With

He served as Paul Newman's hand double in the film The Sting, where he had to quickly perform card manipulation and deck switching.