~ ~ ~ Obituary ~ ~ ~ Milbourne Christopher, magician, author and former President of the Americian Society of Magicians, died Sunday the 17th of June 1984 of complications following a surgery at the Sinai Hospital. He was 70 years of age and loves in Manhattan. Mr. Christopher performed magic on numerous television programs and on Broadway stage. He wrote 24 books about magical entertainment, including a biography on Harry Houdini "Houdini" the untold story. The Illustrated History of Magic and Mediums, Mystics and Occult. Mr. Christopher dedicated much of his professional life to challenging psychics and mystics around the world. Mr. Christopher entered Vaudeville as a teen-ager and toured Europe in the 1930's. He served in the Army as an entertainer during World War II. After the war, he achieved national celebrity in his many Television appearances. His stage credits included a Broadway show "Now You See It," and an Off Broadway Production, "Christopher's Wonders," that later toured England. In his later years, Mr. CHRISTOPHER was the chairman of the Occult investigations committee of the American Magicians' Society. He is survived by his wife, Maurine. Graveside funeral services are scheduled at Moreland Memorial Park in Baltimore, Maryland tomorrow at 2:30 P.M.
Maurine Brooks Christopher
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