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Jack Hillard

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Jack Hillard
Borncirca 1894
DiedMay 28, 1968 (age 73)

Jack Hillard (c.1894-1968) was an illusionist, who was billed as The Great Hillard.


With his wife, Kitty Ford (?-1972), they performed as The Great Hillards and toured the halls all over the British Isles for over 40 years. They were known for their £500 Challange "Unsolved Mystery Trunk" routine.[1]

Kitty Ford was also a vocalist in the act "Ford and Kyle".

Hillard toured variety theatres for many years and also with the John Duffy Circus in Ireland.[2][3]


  1. THE WORLD'S FAIR, Saturday, February 19, 1972.
  2. Abra, 8th JUNE, 1968
  3. THE WORLD'S FAIR, Saturday, June 8, 1968. Page 7