Lee Grabel (b. March 12, 1919 ) was born in Portland Oregon.
|Born||March 12, 1919|
In 1931, Grabel presented his first one-hour program sponsored by The Boy Scouts of America.
In 1942, he was inducted into the US Army during World War II.
In the 1950's, after Blackstone Sr.'s retirement, he became recognized as America's No. 1 Magician. In 1954, Grabel was chosen by the Great Dante as his successor, who later passed the mantle on to Lance Burton in 1994. In 1959, he announced his retirement from professional magic for a quiet life on his ranch in California.
In 1936 he won the award for sleight-of-hand presented by the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.
The 2002 Harvey Award was presented Lee on October 16, 2002, by the Invisible Lodge, in recognition for many years of service and support.