Jim Krzak

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'''Jim Krzak'''(1944 - 2009), a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., was a close-up bar magician that performed magic at O'Donnovans (formerly [[Schulien's]]) in Chicago and at Hackney's in Wheeling.
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'''Jim Krzak''' (1944 - 2009), a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., was a close-up bar magician that performed magic at O'Donnovans (formerly [[Schulien's]]) in Chicago and at Hackney's in Wheeling.
  
 
Krzak would sometimes bill himself as the Amazing El Smootho
 
Krzak would sometimes bill himself as the Amazing El Smootho
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
Need confirmation on date of birth
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
* http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=james-stephen-krzak&pid=136776616
 
* http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=james-stephen-krzak&pid=136776616
* http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-obit-krzak-03-dec03,0,5849869.story
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* http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-obit-krzak-03-dec03,0,5849869.story
 
* http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=209457
 
* http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=209457
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* Social Security Death Index for dates of Birth, Death
  
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
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Revision as of 05:33, 14 February 2012

Jim Krzak
BornJames Stephen Krzak
March 3, 1944
DiedDecember 1, 2009 (age 65)

Jim Krzak (1944 - 2009), a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., was a close-up bar magician that performed magic at O'Donnovans (formerly Schulien's) in Chicago and at Hackney's in Wheeling.

Krzak would sometimes bill himself as the Amazing El Smootho

After a stint in the Marines, Krzak returned to Chicago and began a long career with the phone company. But on the side he worked as a magician a few nights a week, first at the New York Lounge and then at Schulien's, which had a long tradition of offering close-up magic.

He continued when Schulien's closed and O'Donovan's opened in 1999. He did his last show the weekend before his death.

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