Gordon W. Mattice
|Gordon W. Mattice|
|Born||March 30, 1907|
|Died||April 19, 1982 (age 75) |
Gordon W. Mattice (1907-1982) was a Reverend and amateur magician.
As a boy, he knew Hardeen when they lived on 113th Street in New York City, across from his own home.
Mattice was the founder and adult leader of the Corning-Elmira Youth Magic Club (C.E.Y.M.C.), active throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The club launched the magic careers of hundreds of boys and girls in upstate New York. Members included Edd Hall, who later became the announcer on The Tonight Show.