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Lawrence Crane

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Lawrence Crane
BornLawrence McCrann
August 1877
Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
DiedDecember 14, 1950 (age 73)
Boston City Hospital
Resting placeLowell, Massachusetts

Lawrence "Larry" Crane (1877-1950), was a professional sleight-of-hand magician who performed as the "Irish Wizard". He was a vaudeville headliner in the United States and abroad for many years.


His parents moved the family to the United States in 1885 and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He claimed to have worked for Alexander Herrmann at the age of fourteen who sent him to England as a tutor to magicians working for the Maskelynes.

He launched his professional career beginning at the Palace Theatre in London for five weeks during which he was billed as a boy magician. In some early programs he was also billed as "The Irish Adonis." He claimed to have circled the globe several times in his vaudeville-type tours.

Crane spent his last years in the Boston area [1]

His wife, the "Mystery Girl" Grace Andrews, also performed magic.[2]


  1. Magic A Pictorial History History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price (1985)
  2. Women in Magic, Linking Ring, June 2006