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William Magner


William Magner was an artists' model for a number of pulp illustrators, Raphael DeSoto, George Rozen and Graves Gladney.

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William Magner
Born: Jan. 16, 1897
Died: June 15, 1986
Magner's grim countenance may be quite familiar to many pulp readers, yet they may not realize it. He was used as a cover model for The Shadow and The Spider.

He also modeled for covers for Dime Detective, Black Mask, Adventure and Strange Detective Mysteries.

Magner also worked as an actor, beginning in the silent era. He appeared in "The Fighting Roosevelts" (1919) and
"A Woman God Sent" (1920).

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