|Born||Joseph Eugene Irving|
|Died||September 7, 1971 (age 87) |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Joseph Irving (c.1883-1971),after starting his stage career at age 12, performed as a juggler, strongman and magician for 76 years.
In 1904, he was in the act was known as Irving and Spillman, with Anna Spillman, who would later become his wife.
He served as president of the IBM Ring No. 46, in Oklahoma City. Assisted by his wife, even with advancing years, he carried large equipment, stage settings and many props.
- ↑ Joe Irving, Magician Interviewed by John Braun, Linking Ring, January 1943
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, November 1971
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/joseph-irving/