Bill Baird

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'''Bill Baird''' (1914-1978)  was a professional magician best known for his [[billiard balls]] manipulation.<ref>M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 5, October 1987, BROKEN WANDS, page 37</ref><ref>The NEW TOPS, Vol. 18, No. 10, October 1987, Final Curtain - Bill Baird, page 13</ref>
 
'''Bill Baird''' (1914-1978)  was a professional magician best known for his [[billiard balls]] manipulation.<ref>M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 5, October 1987, BROKEN WANDS, page 37</ref><ref>The NEW TOPS, Vol. 18, No. 10, October 1987, Final Curtain - Bill Baird, page 13</ref>
  
He is the namesake of the Bill Baird Award given annually by [[Abbott's Magic Convention]] to the magician who demonstrates outstanding skill in object manipulation. His sophisticated and highly polished act played in the major theaters and nightclubs in the United States. the act eventually became a full stage show and revue and was highly acclaimed. His performances lead to a movie role and [[U.S.O.]] tours in both world War II and the Korean conflict.<ref>Obit [[Genii 1978 October]]</ref>
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His sophisticated and highly polished act played in the major theaters and nightclubs in the United States. The act eventually became a full stage show and revue and was highly acclaimed. His performances lead to a movie role and [[U.S.O.]] tours in both world War II and the Korean conflict.<ref>Obit [[Genii 1978 October]]</ref>
  
== Awards ==
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He is the namesake of the "Bill Baird Award" given annually at the [[Abbott's Magic Convention]] to the magician who demonstrates outstanding skill in object manipulation.
  
Baird was awarded the St. Louis Magical Heritage Award in 1995 by [[IBM Ring One]] and [[SAM]] Assembly 8.
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== Awards ==
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* St. Louis Magical Heritage Award by [[IBM Ring One]] and [[SAM]] Assembly 8 (1995)
  
 
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Revision as of 14:47, 28 July 2012

Bill Baird
BornWilliam Thomas Keckritz
March 4, 1914
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedAugust 5, 1978 (age 64)
Lansing, Michigan
Resting placeLakeside Cemetery in Colon, Michigan[1]

Bill Baird (1914-1978) was a professional magician best known for his billiard balls manipulation.[2][3]

His sophisticated and highly polished act played in the major theaters and nightclubs in the United States. The act eventually became a full stage show and revue and was highly acclaimed. His performances lead to a movie role and U.S.O. tours in both world War II and the Korean conflict.[4]

He is the namesake of the "Bill Baird Award" given annually at the Abbott's Magic Convention to the magician who demonstrates outstanding skill in object manipulation.

Awards

  • St. Louis Magical Heritage Award by IBM Ring One and SAM Assembly 8 (1995)

References

  1. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7801934
  2. M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 5, October 1987, BROKEN WANDS, page 37
  3. The NEW TOPS, Vol. 18, No. 10, October 1987, Final Curtain - Bill Baird, page 13
  4. Obit Genii 1978 October


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