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Milt Larsen, co-founder of the world-famous Magic Citadel in Hollywood, actor, author and tv producer, died Could 28 in his sleep at his Hollywood residence, his household informed TMZ. He was 92 years previous.
Larsen, his brother Invoice Larsen, and Invoice’s spouse Erin based Magic Citadel, a personal membership for magicians, in Hollywood in 1963. The Larsen brothers grew up in a household of magicians. Their father, William Larsen Sr., was an expert magician and protection legal professional in Los Angeles. Their mom, Geraldine, was a pioneering youngsters’s artist in tv leisure often called The Magic Woman.
Brothers Larsen and Eren have transformed Lane’s mansion under Yamashiro in Hollywood, into the Magic Citadel, which can be residence to the Academy of Magical Arts.
Along with his expertise as a magician, Milt Larsen was a profitable author, having labored on Ralph Edwards’ TV recreation present fact or penalties Starring Bob Barker, for 18 years. He has additionally authored a number of books, three of that are on Magic Citadel.
Larsen additionally wrote on malibu u TV sequence (1967) and audience-show starring Vin Scully and Jim Nabors.
Larsen and collaborator Bobby Lohr wrote a e-book for the musical Victory canteen, starring Patty Andrews starring the Andrews sisters. He later teamed up with famed songwriter Richard M. Sherman, after the duo developed a cult comedy following for a few of their outrageous hits, together with “Bon Voyage, Titanic,” “Normal Custer,” and “Congratulations Tom Dewey,” which turned the theme tune for the stage manufacturing. Give them hell, Harry!a one-man play about President Harry S. Truman starring James Whitmore, was later made into an Emmy-nominated TV film.
Larsen additionally wrote the e-book and Sherman’s music for the comedy musical Bazaz! which had its world premiere on the Granada Middle for the Performing Arts in Santa Barbara in 2008.
As an actor, Larsen has appeared in visitor starring roles Hart to Hart in 1981. He additionally appeared as Wade Julia’s Again as Gomez Adams, performing his tablecloth on the finish of Gomez and Morticia’s Tango within the 1993 Paramount movie Addams household values.
As a producer, Larsen owned and operated Mayfair Music Corridor in Santa Monica producing stay theater productions for 10 years, and Selection Arts Theatre, a 1,200-seat selection theater in downtown Los Angeles for 12 years. He was additionally the founder and guide of Caesars Magic Empire at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.