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Jack Ledair

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Jack Ledair
BornWilton Wharton
circa 1881
DiedJune 19, 1952 (age 70)
Liverpool, England
CategoriesBooks by Jack Ledair

Jack Ledair (c.1881-1952) was a magician for over 50 years.


He first appeared (as Wilton Wharton) at the Roscommon Music Hall, Liverpool in 1902.

Later he changed his name to Jack Ledair and during his long career he perpetually changed his act to keep up with the times. He became a regular at Maskelyne's St. George's Hall in London. At times he was assisted by his wife and daughter

Ledair was a prolific creator of magical effects and contributed frequently to the magical magazines throughout his career.[1] He also served as vice-president of the Merlin Magical Society.



  1. Tops, August, 1952