Duke Montague

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Duke Montague
BornElmer George Osgood
July 27, 1907
Tepleville, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 6, 1967 (age 59)
Provo, Utah

Duke Montague (1907-1967) was a professional magician who had traveled widely throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Biography

He spent thirty years as a full time pro, entertaining in schools, and often volunteered to perform free for rest homes, orphanages and other institutions.[1]

With his wife, Myrnella, as his assistant they were booked as "Duke Montague -- the Wizard of AHS and Myrnella -- the Memory Lady."

He was an inspiration to many magicians including Mike Rogers, who saw one of Montague's peformances at an early age.

Montague never belonged to a magic club, but the Intermountain Magician's Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, was named the Duke Montague SAM Assembly in his honor.[2]

References

  1. http://contentdm.uvu.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/ProvoLib&CISOPTR=133
  2. Obit, Genii 1967 March



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