Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
|Died||December 14, 1950 (age 73) |
Boston City Hospital
|Resting place||Lowell, Massachusetts|
Lawrence "Larry" Crane (1877-1950), was a professional sleight-of-hand magician who performed as the "Irish Wizard". He was a vaudeville headliner in the United States and abroad for many years.
His parents moved the family to the United States in 1885 and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He claimed to have worked for Alexander Herrmann at the age of fourteen who sent him to England as a tutor to magicians working for the Maskelynes.
He launched his professional career beginning at the Palace Theatre in London for five weeks during which he was billed as a boy magician. In some early programs he was also billed as "The Irish Adonis." He claimed to have circled the globe several times in his vaudeville-type tours.
Crane spent his last years in the Boston area 
- ↑ Magic A Pictorial History History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price (1985)
- ↑ Women in Magic, Linking Ring, June 2006
- Broken Wand, Linking Ring, Jan 1951
- The Sphinx, Vol. 49, No. 11, January 1951, Larry Crane Dies, page 261