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Wilbur Kattner

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Wilbur Kattner
BornWilbur True Kattner
September 13, 1917
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 20, 1998 (age 80)
Forth Worth, Text

Wilbur Kattner (1917 -1998) was a high school science teacher that was active in magic clubs. Kattner performed under the stage name Howard Holden.


Kattner was president of the Fort Worth IBM Ring and TAOM (1967). Kattner marketed several magic effects and contributed tricks to magazines.[1]

He was a metallurgist on the Manhattan Project and moved to Fort Worth to work for Convair until he retired in 1981. [2]


  • You're On! (1944)
  • The Prolix Spirit Writes (1945)
  • Off the Beaten Path (1947)


  1. Obit Genii 1998 September
  2. Obit,