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Lenny Greenfader

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Lenny Greenfader
BornLeonard Greenfader
February 24, 1919
Bronx, New York
DiedMay 24, 2009 (age 90)
Bronx, New York

Leonard Greenfader (1919 - 2009) was an influential magician in New York City during the last half of the twentieth century.


He was a big influence in helping create a community of magicians who supported the local magic clubs. Greenfader was a very active participant at all club events and ran the IBM Labs and SAM workshops. He was also chairman of the admission committees of both clubs.

Greenfader could often be found at the "Cafeteria", a very informal gathering of magicians in New York City which would regularly include David Roth, Harry Lorayne, Darwin Ortiz, Gene Maze and Murray Celwit.


  • Think of Any Card in Afterthoughts by Harry Lorayne.
  • Card to Wallet in Reputation-Makers by Harry Lorayne.
  • Lenny's Appearance in MUM, June 1978.
  • Observation Test in Apocalypse, Vol. 02, No. 02, February 1979.
  • Easy Matrix in Apocalypse Vol. 04, No. 08, August 1981.
  • Spinning Heal (with Dr. Ken Louis) in Apocalypse, Vol 07, No. 6, June 1984, page 933.
  • The Invisble Hole - Variation in Apocalypse, Vol. 8, No. 8, August 1985.
  • Take It in Apocalypse, Vol 11, No. 03, March 1988.
  • Air Corps Coin Production in Apocalypse, Vol 13, No. 10, October 1990
  • Wetback in Apocalypse, Vol 14, No. 12, December 1991.
  • Traveling Coins Addition in Tarbell Course in Magic, Vol. 7 (1972)