June 18, 1906
|Died||October 12, 1982 (age 76) |
Syracuse, New York
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery Syracuse Onondaga County|
Altman developed an interest in magic through the influence of his brother, Al Altman, a talent scout for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
He was appointed by Harry Houdini to succeed him as president of the S.A.M. Assembly in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1926.
As a sergeant during World War II, Altman worked with the Intelligence branch of the U.S. Army.
He wrote a newspaper column on magic and made several film shorts.
- ↑ Genii Magazine, Vol. 47, No. 1, January 1983, Obituary, Arthur Altman, page 73
- ↑ Magic Manuscript, August/September 1983