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Lee Grabel

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Lee Grabel (March 12, 1919 - ) was born in Portland Oregon.

In 1931, Lee presented his first one-hour program sponsored by The Boy Scouts of America. In 1936 Lee won the award for sleight-of-hand presented by the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.

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. Lee passed the mantle on to Lance Burton in 1994.

In 1959, Grabel announced his retirement from professional magic for a quiet life on his ranch in California.

The 2002 Harvey Award was presented Lee on October 16, 2002.

His major illusions were the Floating, revolving piano that floated as it was played by a seat-belted pianist and shooting a girl from a cannon into a nest of boxes hanging in mid-air.