January 30, 1928
East Rainelle; West Virginia
March 12, 1998 (age 70)
Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, Michigan
Karrell J. Fox (January 30, 1928 - March 12, 1998), born in East Rainelle, West Virginia, was one of the first magicians to work Trade Shows and billed himself as "King of Korn".
2 Awards and Honors
4 Contributions 4.1 Books
When Fox was a child, his parents operated a small restaurant. A customer sneaked out without paying his bill, but left behind a few small tricks. With these, Karrell began his magic career. By the age of 18, Karrel appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and was co-owner of a Detroit magic shop.
He created the "Magic Wold of Ford" for the Ford Motor Company and toured with it for many years. He later had his own TV show, performing as Milky the Clown.
Fox was a regular performer at Abbott's Get-Togethers. Abb Dickson was Karrell's "Partner in Fun" for more than 25 years, performing with him at magic conventions all over the world. For several years he wrote the column "FOX-TALES" in "TOPS" magazine.
Fox served as the 48th International President of the I.B.M. from 1986 to 1987.
Karrell Fox was buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon Michigan.
Awards and Honors
Sphinx Silver Medal (at 17)
Creative Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts
B.S. Miser's Dream Pail
Take It and Stick It
Two Fisted Book Test
Mene-Tekel Book Test
Kornfidentially Yours (1954)
Comedy A La Card (1960)
Clever Like a Fox (1976)
Another Book by Karrell Fox (1979)
Abra K Fox (1983)
For My Next Trick (1986)
My Latest Book (1988)
Much Ado About Something (1995)
Karrell Fox, The Legend (1998)
1.↑ Cover Genii Magazine, Vol. 41, No.7, July 1977, Never Too Hip For The Room - Karrell Fox, by Gene Anderson, page 394, Dr. Karrell Fox, General Practitioner, by Ralph Erlewin, page 402
3.↑ Genii, Magazine, Vol. 61, No. 3, January 1998, Karrell Fox, 1928 – 1998, Remembered by Max Maven, page 30
The Linking Ring, Vol. 27, No. 1, March 1947, FOX LABELED IT CORN - By Myron E. Scott, page 22
Tops Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 10, October 1947, Karrell Fox - "King of Korn!", page 12
The Sphinx, Vol. 48, No. 7, September 1949, The Cover, page 168
The Linking Ring, Vol. 57, No. 9, September 1977, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth, CHAPTER 123, page 56
M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 1, June 1978, Karrell Fox - magician-of-the-month, page 11
The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 7, July 1986, OUR COVER, KARRELL FOX, BY BILL WELLS, page 51
The Linking Ring, Vol. 73, No. 5, May 1993, Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth, CHAPTER 269, THE SEVERAL LIVES OF KARRELL FOX, page 69
The Linking Ring, Vol. 75, No. 4, April 1995, HOCUS POCUS PARADE - Karrell Fox One-Man Parade, by Jon Racherbaumer, page 85
The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 4, April, 1998, KARRELL FOX (1928 -1998), page 155
The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 5, May 1998, OUR COVER - KARRELL FOX 1928 -1998, page 47, BROKEN WAND, KARRELL FOX, page 130
The Magic Circular, Vol. 92, No. 984, May 1998, AMERICAN SPOTLIGHT - Karrell joins his “Magicians in Heaven”, by Dale Salwak, page 94