Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2017.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Jay Palmer

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Revision as of 08:36, 21 July 2012 by Jpecore (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Jay Palmer (November 1, 1899 - August 13, 1970) was born William J “Willie” Burns in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jay Palmer
BornWilliam J. Burns
November 01, 1899
Nashville, Tennessee
DiedAugust 13, 1970 (age 70)

He started out as an assistant to The Great Leon and then for Houdini before striking out on his own with his English wife Doreen as "Lady 'Awkins" or "Miss Scrapiron" in the 1950s. Doreen would provide comedy by disregarding the feelings of her magician husband while she was assisting.

They toured the world featuring his Magic Kettle (a version of the Inexhaustible Bottle).

In 1950 and 1951 they won the Comedy Prize at FISM.