|Died||August 1, 2003|
|Known for||sleight of hand, card magic|
He was a hobbyist magician that seldom traveled outside the Detroit area and who rarely performed. Yet he was a man whom the professionals and greats in magic flocked to see. Professional magicians like Paul Rosini, Stewart James, Dr. Jacob Daley, J. B. Bobo, Charlie Miller, Cardini, Dai Vernon and many more sought out Milt Kort and shared secrets with him. Innumerable authors of magic books and articles fell back time and again to his immense knowledge.
As a teenager in the 1930s, he worked as a demonstrator at Sterling Magic, owned by Harold Sterling. He became regarded as a fine amateur magician and thinker.
Kort was good friends with coin magician J.B. Bobo, and contributed a majority of the work in BOBO's Coin Magic. A man like Milt Kort could fool and entertain an audience in even the most casual and intimate of settings. Milton Kort attended the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring #22 in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area.
Kort had one simple rule, Kort's First Principle: Have Fun!
- Kort is Now in Session
- Off-color Card Tricks
- Kortially Yours
- Kort, The Magic of Milt Kort by Stephen Minch, 1999, Hermetic Press. ISBN 978-0945296287