Maurice F. Raymond

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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]].
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'''Maurice Francois Raymond''' (1879-1948) toured the world as '''The Great Raymond'''.
  
He began performing as a young man in the United States, but achieved success first in England.  
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He began performing as a young man in the United States, but achieved success first in England.  Raymond 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.
  
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 Raymond was known for was his "Mytempsicosis — fastest trunk escape in the world", performed with his wife, Lipzka.
  
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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He was sponsored into the [[S.A.M.]] by [[Houdini]] in 1921.<ref>Obituary [[Bat]] No. 51, page 366 </ref>
 
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Raymond was sponsored into the [[S.A.M.]] by [[Houdini]] in 1921.
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== 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)
  
== References ==
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{{References}}
* Obituary [[Bat]] No. 51, page 366
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* http://magicpostcards.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/the-great-raymond/
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Revision as of 12:00, 20 April 2013

Maurice F. Raymond
BornMaurice "Morris" Saunders
May 10, 1879
Akron, Ohio
DiedJanuary 27, 1948 (age 68)
New York City, New York
Resting placeSection O, Lot 5 of Glendale Cemetery in Akron, Ohio

Maurice Francois Raymond (1879-1948) 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 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 Raymond was known for was his "Mytempsicosis — fastest trunk escape in the world", performed with his wife, Lipzka.

He was sponsored into the S.A.M. by Houdini in 1921.[1]

Books

References

  1. Obituary Bat No. 51, page 366
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