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Louis Vizard

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Louis Vizard
BornLouis J. Vizard
March 21, 1880
Canada
DiedMay 27, 1950 (age 70)
St. Louis, Missouri
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis
NationalityCanadian

Louis Vizard (1880-1950) was a magician and the owner of the Louis Vizard Cigar Company in downtown St. Louis.

Biography

While a youngster in New York, he played leads in various plays. Vizard became interested in magic around 1926. He and his wife were prominent entertainers around the Saint Louis area for many years.

He was the president of the Louis Vizard Cigar Company, a wholesale dealer in high grade cigars.

They were both very active supporters of magic in St. Louis. Vizard succeeding Andrew Buel as President of IBM Ring One in St. Louis, Missouri in 1937. [1] His wife, Marie, was a member of the Saint Louis Magigals.[2] By the 1940s, he started specializing in mental effects. He held IBM No. No. 4237[3][4][5]

References

  1. Linking Ring, March 1937
  2. Linking Ring, August 1946
  3. Linking Ring July 1950
  4. History of Magic in St. Louis by Don Rataj (2011)
  5. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Vizard&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=c&GRid=47094198&