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Leon Maguire

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Leon Maguire
BornMarch 10, 1900
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 14, 1951 (age 51)
New York City, New York

Leon Maguire (1900-1951) was a skilled mechanic who made his own equipment and marketed effects for other magicians.


He was an active club performers in and around New York City.

He joined the I.B.M. in April of 1927.

Maguire died of a heart attack just before a scheduled performance at a restaurant in New York City.


  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 28, No. 12, February 1949, LEON MAGUIRE by Bruce Reynolds, page 38
  • The Sphinx, Vol. L, No. 6, December 1951, Leon Maguire Dies 1899-1951, page 254
  • M-U-M, Vol. 41, No. 8, January 1952, SPOTLIGHT, BROKEN WAND, page 222
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 31, No. 11, January 1952, Gamboling In Gotham by John P. Weiss, page 16, The Broken Wand Leon Maguire, page 96