Maurice F. Raymond
|Maurice F. Raymond|
|Born||Maurice "Morris" Saunders|
May 30, 1877
|Died||January 27, 1948 (age 70) |
New York City, New York
|Resting place||Section O, Lot 5 of Glendale Cemetery in Akron, Ohio|
Maurice Francois Raymond (1877-1948) toured the world as The Great Raymond.
He began performing as a young man in the United States, but achieved success first in England. Raymond played in the Vaudeville circuits and in 1910 he made a tour of Australia, spending considerable time in the Far East. He also visited Japan, China, Manila and Hawaii.
One act that Raymond was known for was his "Mytempsicosis — fastest trunk escape in the world", performed with his wife, Lipzka.