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Lee Noble

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Lee Noble
BornEdwin Lee Burchell
January 5, 1916
DiedApril 30, 2003 (age 87)
Orlando, Florida
CategoriesBooks by Lee Noble

Lee Noble (1916-2003) started out in the Boston area in his early 1920s performing in nightclubs and was later performing up and down the East Coast and as far away as the Midwest.


After serving in U.S. Air Force during World War II, he performed on cruise ships. It was on one of his cruises that he met his future wife, a young singer named Patricia Crowley.

He specialized in Close-Up magic and was known for his "Magic Safari" trick and specially crafted Himber Wallets.

With the decline of nightclubs in the 1960s, Noble moved to Long Island to work as a cameraman for NBC television. Upon his retirement from NBC, he performed at Mostly Magic, a nightclub in Greenwich Village as well as at private and corporate gigs. Following the death of his wife, Noble moved near Orlando where he worked as a part time salesman in his friend's, Don Arthur, magic shop.

Lee was killed in an automobile accident in Orlando, Florida.[1]

Honors and Awards

  • Former President of the Harry Roz-On Ring 26 of the I.B.M in New York, New York.
  • Former President of the Bev Bergeron Ring 107 of the I.B.M in in Orlando, Florida
  • Lifetime member of the SAM
  • A.I.M.C member of the Magic Circle
  • Member of the Psychic Entertainers Association.
  • One of the founders of the magical think thank, The Thirteen.



  1. Linking Ring July, 2003