Carl Ballantine

Magician, TV Actor

1917 – 2009

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Who was Carl Ballantine?

Carl Ballantine, born Meyer Kessler, was an American magician, comedian and actor. Billing himself as "The Great Ballantine", "The Amazing Ballantine" or "Ballantine: The World's Greatest Magician", his vaudeville-style comedy routine involved transparent or incompetent stage magic tricks, which tended to flop and go "hilariously awry" to the wisecracking Ballantine's mock chagrin. He has been credited with creating comedy magic and has influenced both comics and magicians.

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Born
Sep 27, 1917
Chicago
Also known as
  • Meyer Kessler
  • The Amazing Mr. Ballantine
  • The Great Ballantine
  • Ballantine: The World's Greatest Magician
  • Mr. Ballantine
  • Ballantine
  • Carl Ballentine
  • Mr. Ballantine the World Greatest Magician
  • Jipper
  • Count Marakoff
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Nov 3, 2009
Hollywood Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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