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BornJose Famadas Sobrinho
April 10, 1908
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
DiedJuly 9, 1991 (age 83)
Flushing, New York

Famadas (1908-1991), aka Professor Colmar, was a professional magician in Brazil who began performing in 1916.


He was a member of the S.A.M., I.B.M., I.M.C., Sodedade Brasilelra de Magia (Brazilian Magical Society), and Magicka Loze of Praha.[1]

Famadas made a specialty of the history of magic and was a collector of tricks, illusions. He had been a contributor to many magical magazines.

He was also an official correspondent for the Society of American Magicians and other magical societies.[2] He held l.B.M. No. 2678 and was a member of the Order of Merlin Excalibur and Ring 26.[3]


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, June, 1934
  2. Cover, Linking Ring, November 1934
  3. Obit, Linking Ring, October 1991