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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.

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.



  • Obituary Bat No. 51, page 366