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[[Murray]] (1901 - February 1988 ) was born Leo Norman Maurien Murray Stuart Carrington-Walters in Australia. He performed for several decades all over the world, best known for his publicity escape stunts he devised. He may have been the person who coined the word "Escapologist".  Some regarded him better then [[Houdini]].
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[[Murray]] (1901 - 1988) performed for several decades all over the world, best known for his publicity escape stunts he devised. He may have been the person who coined the word "Escapologist".  Some regarded him better then [[Houdini]].
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He preformed in London in 1933 started his act with Shooting through a Women, The Pin Cushion girl, selected cards on a sword, The Girl without a Middle, Siberian Handcuff Escape and ended with the Escape from a Slotted Box while Immersed in a Tank of Water.
  
 
He retired in 1950 and opened Murray's Magic Mart in England.
 
He retired in 1950 and opened Murray's Magic Mart in England.
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==References ==
 
==References ==
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* Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston
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* Programmes of Famous Magicians, 1937.
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* Article [[Genii 1986 April]]
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* Obit [[Genii 1987 November]]
 
*http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Forum=12&topic=000186
 
*http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Forum=12&topic=000186
  
 
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Revision as of 10:45, 4 March 2011

Murray
BornLeo Norman Maurien Murray Stuart Carrington-Walters
November 11, 1901
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DiedJanuary 22, 1988 (age 86)
Known forEscapes
Murray (1901 - 1988) performed for several decades all over the world, best known for his publicity escape stunts he devised. He may have been the person who coined the word "Escapologist". Some regarded him better then Houdini.

He preformed in London in 1933 started his act with Shooting through a Women, The Pin Cushion girl, selected cards on a sword, The Girl without a Middle, Siberian Handcuff Escape and ended with the Escape from a Slotted Box while Immersed in a Tank of Water.

He retired in 1950 and opened Murray's Magic Mart in England.

In 1986, he received the Masters Fellowship the Academy of Magical Arts.

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