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Jonathan Harrington

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Jonathan Harrington
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedMay 4, 1881
Revere, Massachusetts

Jonathan Harrington (1809-1881), born in Boston, was a ventriloquist and magician who performed mostly around New England from 1826 until his death. He did do a tour through the South and West.

In his later years, he became affectionately known as "Old Harrington."

Harrington's final performance was at York, Maine, in April, 1881, where he contracted a cold which developed into pneumonia that caused his death. He died at his home in Revere, Massachusetts.


  • Cover MUM April, 1919
  • Jonathan Harrington - Artistically and Financially Successful Magician and Ventriloquist of the Old School by Edwin Fay Rice. MUM, Vol. 9, No. 5, October, 1919.