|Born||William Thomas Keckritz|
March 4, 1914
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||August 5, 1978 (age 64) |
|Resting place||Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, Michigan|
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.
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.
- ↑ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7801934
- ↑ M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 5, October 1987, BROKEN WANDS, page 37
- ↑ The NEW TOPS, Vol. 18, No. 10, October 1987, Final Curtain - Bill Baird, page 13
- ↑ Obit Genii 1978 October