Bamberg, David T. Fu Man Chu

(1904-1984)
   British-born stage magician of Dutch descent. Began appearing on stage in Chinese makeup as "Fu Man Chu" in Argentina in the late 1920s; one of the most popular magicians in Latin America, came to Mexico in 1935, where he repeated his stage success and also hosted several radio series. Beginning in 1943, made 6 films - some of which he also wrote - playing a magician-detective. Returned to Argentina in the late 1950s, where he lived until his death.

Biographical Dictionary of Mexican Film Performers. . 2012.

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