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Robert Reinhart

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Robert Reinhart

Scene from "The School for Husbands" with Reinhart on cover of The Sphinx December 1933
BornDecember 13, 1906
New York City
DiedDecember 18, 1999 (age 93)
Middletown, New York

Robert Reinhart (1906-1999), a writer, producer, actor, magician, and long time member of Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians.[1]


He joined the Parent Assembly in 1928 and later became the "Dean" of Assembly #35 Dean in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In the 1930s, Reinhart served as a producer and resident director at New York's Theatre Guild. He also created "Robert Reinhart's Matinees of Magic!" which ran during the Christmas season of 1933. [2]

He was a columnist for 50 years for Variety, an occasional magic reviewer for the New York Herald-Tribune, and a longtime staff writer for Literary Digest. Reinhart also joined the S.S. Adams company for a short time in the 1950s.

He served as mentor to young Rudy Coby.[3]


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, September, 1932
  2. Cover, Sphinx, December 1933
  3. Magic, February 2000