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Milt Larsen, The Magic Castle Co-Founder, Passes Away at 92

Milt Larsen, a well-known personality in the world of magic has left for the heavenly abode. The Magic Castle co-founder died on May 28, 2023, in Los Angeles. He passed away at the age of 92.

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Carsen was a writer for the popular game show Truth or Consequences for almost 2 decades. Continue reading further to know the cause behind the demise of the magician and TV writer Milt Larsen.


Magic Castle co-founder Milt Larsen dies at 92

Milt Larsen who was an American actor, writer, performer, lyricist, magician, entrepreneur, speaker, and the creator of The Magic Castle, has died. At the time of his passing, he was 92 years old.

As per a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Larsen’s family announced the heartbreaking news of his demise. The brilliant magician died of natural causes on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Here’s all you need to know about Milt Larsen (including his early life, background, and more)

Milt Larsen was born on April 9, 1931, in Pasadena, California, United States. He grew up in a family of magicians. His father William Larsen Sr., was a renowned local defense attorney and a performing magician. On the other hand, when we talk about his mom Geraldine, she made several appearances on television as ‘The Magic Lady.’

Later on, down the lane, Milt worked as a writer for the TV game show Truth or Consequences. Then, the show was hosted by Bob Barker from 1956 to 1975.

As per Variety, in the early 1960s, Larsen joined hands with his elder brother William Larsen Jr., and his wife, Irene, to design a clubhouse just for magic enthusiasts. The trio worked hard and created the Academy of Magical Arts, but the venue became well-known as the Magic Castle. The club was established in the year 1963.

Soon after, The Magic Castle became a popular spot. Milt’s older brother and Magic Castle co-founder William Larsen Jr. passed away in 1993. At the time of his demise, he was 64 years old. In 2016, Irene Larsen died at the age of 79. He and his brother William were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.

Milt Larsen was also a writer

Apart from being a magician, Milt was also a prolific writer. He penned 5 joke books and 3 books that revolved around The Magic Castle. Along with this, he also wrote a weekly column for all the members of the famous club and edited a monthly newsletter.

Larsen and Sherman wrote funny songs such as Bon Voyage, Titanic, When the Hindenburg Lands Today and We’re Depending on You, General Custer. They also worked on a musical together named Pazzazz. 

Milt owned and operated the Mayfair Music Hall in Santa Monica, where he produced live stage revues. Back in the day, he was also the owner of the Variety Arts Theater.

Milt Larsen is survived by his wife Arlene Larsen; nephew Dante Larsen, niece Erika Larsen, and great-nieces Jessica Hopkins and Liberty Larsen.

Our love and prayers are with the friends and entire family of Milt Larsen during this time of difficulty. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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