|Born||Mahgoub Mohammed Hanafi|
October 23, 1902
Port Said, Egypt
|Died||October 1, 1984 (age 81) |
BiographyHe became an American citizen in 1944.
Gali-Gali performed many times on the Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town TV show in the late 1940s.
He carried a card from the Royal S.P.C.A. of England, certifying that no cruelty, only dexterity is used in handling the baby chicks. And while appearing in New York City, the local S.P.C.A. would send an officer each week to pick up the chicks, and retire them to a farm.
Luxor Gali-Gali moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, in the 1950's with his family because was getting so much business there. Gali-Gali had a daughter named Fatima born around 1950 and a son named Manir, born around 1948.
- ↑ http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1940/05/04/1940_05_04_013_TNY_CARDS_000180245
- ↑ Magic A Pictorial History History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price (1985)
- ↑ Magician of the Month, MUM, FEBRUARY, 1963
- ↑ Luxor Gali-Gali at Familypedia