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Sydney Le Grande

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For Sydney R. Wilson (c.1882-1934), see Bruce Hurling.
Sydney Le Grande
BornSydney Wilson
circa 1898
DiedApril 20, 1923 (age 24)

Sydney Le Grande (c.1898-1923) was a performer and card worker. His act, " Snappy Moments," a happy blend of magic, music, and quick changes.


He studied magic with his friend De Vega.[1]

Sydney Le Grande as a member of the Glasgow Society of Magicians and performed with De Vega in a number of Scottish towns between 1919-1920. He left Glasgow for Dover in 1921 where he set up a photographic studio. He died in 1923 at the early age of twenty-five from chemical poisoning contracted during war service.[2]

His ideas appeared in the Magic Wand, Magical World, and Magician Monthly.[3]


  1. Magic Wand, June/Sept. 1923
  2. Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)
  3. Obit, Magician Monthly, MARCH,1923