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[[Eugene Verbeck]] (November 3, 1844-1905), was the stage name of the French magician Eugene-Laurant Verbeke. He became a familiar figure on the stages of Paris, appearing at venues such as the Folies- Bergère and Eldorado.  
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[[Eugene Verbeck]] (November 3, 1844-1905), was the stage name of the French magician Eugene-Laurant Verbeke. He became a familiar figure on the stages of Paris, appearing at venues such as the Folies-Bergère and Eldorado.  
  
 
In 1883 he toured Finland, and prior to his arrival in Britain, around 1885, had been playing a season at the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Paris.
 
In 1883 he toured Finland, and prior to his arrival in Britain, around 1885, had been playing a season at the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Paris.
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In England, Verbeck performed [[Second Sight]] with Mademoiselle Marguerit, who also performed other mentalism type effects.   
 
In England, Verbeck performed [[Second Sight]] with Mademoiselle Marguerit, who also performed other mentalism type effects.   
  
He was later employed by [[P. T. Barnum]] and made several tours in the United
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He was later employed by [[P. T. Barnum]] and made several tours in the United States and retired in New York.
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Revision as of 17:49, 1 November 2011

Eugene Verbeck
BornEugene-Laurant Verbeke
November 3 1844
Died1905
NationalityFrench
Eugene Verbeck (November 3, 1844-1905), was the stage name of the French magician Eugene-Laurant Verbeke. He became a familiar figure on the stages of Paris, appearing at venues such as the Folies-Bergère and Eldorado.

In 1883 he toured Finland, and prior to his arrival in Britain, around 1885, had been playing a season at the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Paris.

In England, Verbeck performed Second Sight with Mademoiselle Marguerit, who also performed other mentalism type effects.

He was later employed by P. T. Barnum and made several tours in the United States and retired in New York.


References

  • The Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities No. 213 by Edwin Dawes
  • Magic A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price (1985)