Ron Leonard

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Ron Leonard
Born1923
Toronto, Canada
Died1998
NationalityCanadian

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

Ron's 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 his was a founder in 1941 and life member. [2]

References

  1. http://www.studio737.com/RonLeonard/leonbio.htm
  2. 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


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