Ron Leonard

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'''Ron Leonard''' was a painter<ref>http://www.studio737.com/RonLeonard/leonbio.htm</ref> and magician who performed during the 1960s and 1970s   on the daily CFTO/CTV children's show "Uncle Bobby".  
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'''Ron Leonard''' (1923-1998) was a painter and magician who performed during the 1960s and 1970s on the daily CFTO/CTV children's show "Uncle Bobby".<ref>http://www.studio737.com/RonLeonard/leonbio.htm</ref> 
  
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== Biography ==
 
His trademark explanation was "It's maaaaaaaaaagic" which was repeatedly sung to punctuate the climax of a routine. His brother, the ventriloquist Cy Leonard, was also a regular on the Uncle Bobby Show.
 
His trademark explanation was "It's maaaaaaaaaagic" which was repeatedly sung to punctuate the climax of a routine. His brother, the ventriloquist Cy Leonard, was also a regular on the Uncle Bobby Show.
  
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In 1960, he formed a company called "Complete Rent-Alls Ltd." expanding in 1966 to the specialized field of creative display called "Scenery & Display Ltd." He designed and manufactured setting for commercial displays, parades, and stage productions.
 
In 1960, he formed a company called "Complete Rent-Alls Ltd." expanding in 1966 to the specialized field of creative display called "Scenery & Display Ltd." He designed and manufactured setting for commercial displays, parades, and stage productions.
  
Leonard served as President Toronto's [[IBM]] Ring 17, which he was a founder in 1941, and became a life member.<ref>http://canadasmagic.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-post-remembering-ron-leonard-1923.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CanadasMagic+%28Canada%27s+Magic%29&utm_content=Google+Reader</ref><ref>http://canadianmagiciansarchive.homestead.com/l.html</ref>
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Leonard served as President Toronto's [[IBM]] Ring 17, which he helped start in 1941, and became a life member.<ref>http://canadasmagic.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-post-remembering-ron-leonard-1923.html</ref><ref>http://canadianmagiciansarchive.homestead.com/l.html</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:25, 20 April 2014

Ron Leonard
BornRonald S. Leonard
1923
Toronto, Canada
DiedOctober 5, 1998
NationalityCanadian

Ron Leonard (1923-1998) was a painter and magician who performed during the 1960s and 1970s on the daily CFTO/CTV children's show "Uncle Bobby".[1]

Biography

His trademark explanation was "It's maaaaaaaaaagic" which was repeatedly sung to punctuate the climax of a routine. His brother, the ventriloquist Cy Leonard, was also a regular on the Uncle Bobby Show.

During World War 2 Leonard was overseas with the infantry and was eventually transferred to the Army Entertainment Branch. By age 21 he had attained the rank of Company Sergeant-Major in charge of show units on the war fronts of Europe, where he served until a year after the war's end. He then spent three years as National Director of Advertising for Odeon Theatres.

In 1960, he formed a company called "Complete Rent-Alls Ltd." expanding in 1966 to the specialized field of creative display called "Scenery & Display Ltd." He designed and manufactured setting for commercial displays, parades, and stage productions.

Leonard served as President Toronto's IBM Ring 17, which he helped start in 1941, and became a life member.[2][3]

References

  1. http://www.studio737.com/RonLeonard/leonbio.htm
  2. http://canadasmagic.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-post-remembering-ron-leonard-1923.html
  3. http://canadianmagiciansarchive.homestead.com/l.html



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