|Born||Joseph Eugene Irving|
March 6, 1883
|Died||September 1, 1971 (age 88) |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Joseph Irving (1883-1971), after starting his stage career at age 12, performed as a juggler, strongman and magician for 76 years.
In 1904, he was in the act with Anna Spillman known as "Irving and Spillman", who would later become his wife.
He had been a member of the IBM starting in 1939 (No. 6528) and performed school shows in Chicago for many years, then later in Oklahoma after moving there around 1960. He served as president of the IBM Ring No. 46, in Oklahoma City.
Assisted by his wife, even with advancing years, he carried large equipment, stage settings and many props.
- ↑ Joe Irving, Magician Interviewed by John Braun, Linking Ring, January 1943
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, November 1971
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/joseph-irving/