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Melvin "Human Blockhead" Burkhart
Birth: Feb. 6, 1907
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2001
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

He was a magician known in the heyday of carnivals as "The Human Blockhead" for his ability to hammer a spike into his head through a cavity behind his nostril. Also known as "The Anatomical Wonder", he could make both sides of his face do different things and he could squeeze his body into numerous shapes. (bio by: Ron Moody) 

Cause of death: Stroke
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Plot: Ashes scattered into the bay off of Coney Island, New York
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Nov 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5971572
Melvin Human Blockhead Burkhart
Added by: Ron Moody
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