|Born||Robert Burns Scandrett|
March 10, 1935
Gisborne, New Zealand
|Died||April 9, 2006 (age 71) |
Christchurch hospital, New Zealand
DeLarno (1935-2006) was the stage name of Burns Scandrett who also operated the DeLarno's Magic Shop on Chancery Lane in Christchurch, New Zealand from 1956 to 1996.
Scandrett learned magic around the age of seven. He performed magic in Britain, United States, Australia, and Japan as well as on cruise ships. He also appeared on over 200 television shows, including his own in New Zealand.
His magic shop in Christchurch was one of largest magic dealerships in South Pacific, with a branch owned by Alf Hayes in Sydney, Australia
Honors and awards
- Made Magic Circle rank of MIMC in 1989, the first magician in New Zealand to do so.
- Grand Master of Magic Award, 2002.
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 87, No. 940, November 1993, This Is Your Life, by Peter D. Blanchard - Burns Scandrett, page 170
- Magicana (New Zealand), Vol. 44, No. 258, April-May 2006, De Larno's Magic Shop, Burns Scandrett – A Tribute; Farewell to De Larno's, page 21
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 86, No. 6, June 2006, Broken Wand, Robert Burns “DeLarno” Scandrett, by Alan Watson, page 122
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1079, June 2006, Obituaries, Robert Burns “DeLarno” Scandrett, by Alan Watson, page 185
- Grand Master of Magic Award, Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians Inc