| Milbourne Christopher, a true gentleman, never cursed or spoke ill of other magicians, either publicly or privately.|
Mr. Christopher performed magic on numerous television programs and on the Broadway stage.
He wrote 24 books about magical entertainment including a biography of Harry Houdini, ''Houdini: The Untold Story,'' ''The Illustrated History of Magic'' and ''Mediums, Mystics and the Occult.''
Mr. Christopher dedicated much of his professional life to challenging psychics and mystics around the world.
Mr. Christopher entered vaudeville as a teen-ager and toured Europe in the 1930's. He served in the Army as an entertainer during World War II. After the war, he achieved national celebrity in his many television appearances.
His stage credits included a Broadway show ''Now You See It,'' and an Off- Broadway production, ''Christopher's Wonders,'' that later toured England.
In his later years, Mr. Christopher was the chairman of the occult investigations committee of the American Magicians' Society.
|Mil and Maurine during a typical evening at their New York apartment.|
|BOOKS BY MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER|
|I grew up on this book...|
|The original cover and photograph for his ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAGIC.|