|Born||Ernest Mortimer D'Albert|
May 8, 1896
Bradford, York, England
Ernest D'Albert M.I.M.C. was a professional magician and ventriloquist who began performing in 1896, specializing in children shows.
He as a founder of the Yorkshire Magical Club and a long time member of the Bradford Magical Society.
For some years he performed on the music hall circuits during the winter and in the summer, assisted by his wife Ethel, presented at Morecambe ventriloquism, conjuring and puppetry show. He made practically every prop used in his show.
For many years he lived at Cottingley, Yorkshire, the legendary home of the Cottingley fairies. While there he produced pieces of apparatus and many ventriloquial figures, some of which are referred to in "The A.B.C. of Ventriloquism" by Douglas Craggs.