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Maurice F. Raymond

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Maurice Francois Raymond (1879-1948) toured the world as The Great Raymond.

Maurice F. Raymond
BornMaurice "Morris" Saunders
May 10, 1879
Akron, Ohio
DiedJanuary 27, 1948 (age 68)
New York City, New York
Resting placeSection O, Lot 5 of Glendale Cemetery in Akron, Ohio

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.

He was sponsored into the S.A.M. by Houdini in 1921.[1]



  1. Obituary Bat No. 51, page 366