Maurice F. Raymond

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[[Maurice Francois Raymond]] (May 10, 1879 - January 27, 1948) was born Maurice "Morris" Saunders in New York City.
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[[Maurice Francois Raymond]] (May 10, 1879 - January 27, 1948), born Maurice "Morris" Saunders in Akron, Ohio, toured the world as [[The Great Raymond]].
  
He began performing as a young man in the United States, but achieved success first in England. Raymond was proposed for membership in the [[S.A.M.]] by [[Houdini]] in 1921.
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He began performing as a young man in the United States, but achieved success first in England.  
  
He toured the world as [[The Great Raymond]].
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He played in the [[Vaudeville circuits and in 1910 he made a tour of Australia, spending considerable time in the Far East. He also visited Japan, China, Manila and Hawaii.
  
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One act that Mr. Raymond was known for was his "Mytempsicosis — fastest trunk escape in the world", performed with his wife, Lipzka.
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Raymond was sponsored into the [[S.A.M.]] by [[Houdini]] in 1921.
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
 
* [[The Great Raymond: Entertainer of Kings, King of Entertainers]] by [[William Rauscher]] (1997)
 
* [[The Great Raymond: Entertainer of Kings, King of Entertainers]] by [[William Rauscher]] (1997)
  
[[Category:Biographies|Raymond]]
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== References ==
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* Obituary [[Bat]] No. 51, page 366
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Revision as of 10:52, 9 February 2009

Maurice Francois Raymond (May 10, 1879 - January 27, 1948), born Maurice "Morris" Saunders in Akron, Ohio, toured the world as The Great Raymond.

He began performing as a young man in the United States, but achieved success first in England.

He played in the [[Vaudeville circuits and in 1910 he made a tour of Australia, spending considerable time in the Far East. He also visited Japan, China, Manila and Hawaii.

One act that Mr. Raymond was known for was his "Mytempsicosis — fastest trunk escape in the world", performed with his wife, Lipzka.

Raymond was sponsored into the S.A.M. by Houdini in 1921.

Books

References

  • Obituary Bat No. 51, page 366
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