|Born||Ben W. Tallman|
March 30, 1936
|Died||February 27, 1977 (age 40) |
Larry Valentine (1936-1977), known as the "Clown Prince of Magic", was a professional magician in the Chicago area.
In the 1970s he was playing over 200 club and trade show dates each year.
Valentine inaugurated an award to the best article in the Houdini Gram (publication of the Houdini Club of Wisconsin). The award was continued in his honor and was called the Ben Tallman Trophy.
As a lecturer, he was in demand across the United States and was feature at last 1976 S.A.M. Convention in Philadelphia.
He was a member of the Magic Castle and had lectured there in 1976 just before his death of a heart attack at the age of 41.He was a member of the Magic Castle and had lectured there in 1976 just before his death. earlier in the year. 
- Making Magic Pay
- ↑ Magic Circular,June/July 1977
- ↑ Genii 1977 March
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/larry-valentine/