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Henry Christ

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Henry Christ
BornHenry J. Christ
February 19, 1903
Brooklyn, New York
DiedAugust 27, 1972 (age 69)
Flushing, New York

Henry J. Christ (1903-1972) was an American magician and advertising executive who created such card sleights and routines as the Christ Force, Color-Changing Deck, Christ Half Pass, Fabulous Four Ace Routine, and Dead Man's Hand.


Christ (rhymes with "missed") worked as an engineer with the New York's Transit Authority for over forty years before retiring to practice guitar and magic.[1]

He was a contributor to the Jinx magazine and his "Dead Man's Hand" routine appeared in issue No. 33 (June, 1937) page 209.

He worked as a demonstrator in New York City and had personal contact with some of the greats like Harry Kellar, Nate Leipzig and Sam Horowitz.

Christ, a member of the SAM of the Parent Assembly, died in Flushing, N.Y. on August 27, 1972.[2][3]


  1. Magical Mathmatics by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham (2012)
  2. M-U-M Vol.62, No.6, November 1972 "Broken Wands", p.14