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Lesley Piddington

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Lesley Piddington
BornLesley Elizabeth Pope
circa 1924
DiedAugust 2, 2016 (age 91)

Lesley (Piddington) Hazlitt (1924-2016) performed with her husband, Sydney Piddington (1918-1991), as the mentalism team called The Piddingtons.


Possibly born in Paddington, Queensland, she married Sydney in Australia while she was a radio-actress. They put together a telepathy act based on Sydney's experience and as The Piddingtons became a successful in Sydney and Melbourne on the radio and with live stage shows.

In 1949 they went to England where they became a success on BBC radio programs.

When she turned 47, Lesley meet Cecil John "Jack" Hazlitt (1897-1993), who was 74 years old and they would spend more than twenty-one years together. She authored Jack's life story in her book "Just Call Me Jack" (2004).[1]

In 2003, a taped interview with her by Jim Steinmeyer was presented at the Conference on Magic History.