|Born||James B. Lake|
Stockport, Cheshire, England
|Died||January 16, 1985 (age 75) |
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Lake was a mainstay of IBM Ring 17 in Toronto for over 40.
As a boy in England, he enjoyed ventriloquists and Punch and Judy operators at Blackpool, then emigrated to Canada in 1927. It was not until 1938 that he saw magic performed as an act.
During the early 70s, Lake devoted his work to Gospel magic and toured the country with his act on behalf of the church. He then developed a skill in producing special design on silk for use by magicians.