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Jay Lee

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Jay Lee

Cover of Genii (1951)

Jay Lee (fl. 1950s - 1960s), along with wife, Jacii, toured as a magic act from Mexico to Vancouver in the 1950s.


They did local television shows in Los Angeles and Chicago including the "Don Otis' Show," "Esther Williams Rumpus Room," "KTLA's Band Stand Review" and the "Courtesy Hour" from the Chicago Civic auditorium.[1]

Lee started out as a boy assistant to Russell Swann. Swann would introduce him as "Patrick Aloysius Murphy"[2]

In the army together, he traveled many thousands of miles doing shows for the GI's. He met his wife Jacii, who come from Hawaii to Hollywood to study ballet, in Chicago. They married in 1948 and she joined the act.


  1. Cover, Genii 1951 August
  2. New Tops, June 1980