|Born||Raymond Monroe Corbin|
September 29, 1916
Medford (near Westminster), Maryland
|Died||July 04, 2003 (age 86) |
Ray-Mond (1916-2003) , born Raymond Monroe Corbin, began a professional performer as a teenager with Dr. Miles medicine show.
By 18 he was working as a mentalist-mindreader act as "Rajah Ramo". At the age of 22, he was performing stage magic in Vaudeville. He would bill himself as the "Aristocrat of Deception" after seeing a Hellmann's Mayonnaise truck advertising its product as the "Aristocrat of Mayonnaise."
He toured Europe as the magician with the "Yankee Doodlers" Ninth Air Force entertainment team in World War II. 
Opened his Ray-Mond's Studio of Magic in Westminster, Maryland in around 1946.
In late 1940s, he started touring with his illusion show and then later as a ghost show with his assistant wife Doris Mae Corbin (whom he had married in 1944).
He founded the Ray-Mond Assembly S.A.M. in Westminster, Maryland, was one of the organizing founders of the Society of Young Magicians and served as the National SAM President (1984-85). He was a Silver Star member of the Inner Magic Circle, London, England and a member of the Order of Merlin Excalibur in the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
- 1965 - MAES Best Effect.
- ↑ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2003-07-08/news/0307080060_1_magicians-corbin-westminster
- ↑ (cover) Magician of the Month, MUM, August 1984
- ↑ Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth CHAPTER 262 - RAYMOND; FROM PITCHMAN TO MIDNIGHT GHOST SHOWMAN , Linking Ring, August 1992
- ↑ Broken Wand, MUM, September, 2003