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Harry Riser

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Harry Riser

MUM Nov. 1986
BornHarry Edward Riser
March 12, 1928
Vincennes, Indiana
DiedNovember 26, 2016 (age 88)
CategoriesBooks by Harry Riser

Harry Riser (1928-2016), an Indianapolis magician, was friends with such legends in magic as Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Ed Marlo, Slydini, and Alex Elmsley. [1]


The magic bug bit him at the age of eight after getting a Mysto Magic Set. Riser graduated from Indiana University, where he kept up his magic, and entered into the world of business. In the 1960s, he was a regional manager of an insurance company in Chicago and had already become "A Magician's Magician" where he was lecturing around the United States and Canada.[2]

Riser's wife, Margy, made Charlie Miller's Egg Bag when he was staying with them.

Riser was inducted into the SAM Hall of Fame.



  2. M-U-M, Vol. 55, No. 8, February 1966, Harry Riser magician-of-the-month, by Leslie P. Guest, page 6