Born in Kenosha, WI, Michael Zens was inspired at age 8 after seeing Alexander Herrmann's show. He learned magic by reading magic instructions printed inside Adams Blackjack gum wrappers.
Mike was an Assistant Postmaster in Kenosha. In later years he lived in California and Florida. He also helped found the Houdini Club of Wisconsin along with Joseph Walter, John Snyder Jr. and Frank Carter.
Invented Zens' Card Miracle and Zens Cards. This fantastic card mystery is still available through Abbotts Magic:
Also wrote "The Cardology of Tomorrow" (1941).