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Jack Gwynne
Birth: Apr. 12, 1895
Death: Dec. 7, 1969

Entertainer. An illusionist and Vaudeville magician., he invented the 'Flip over box', 'Temple of Benares', and 'The Illusion Trunk' or 'Gwynne Trunk', which was originally created in the 1940's. Namesake of the “Jack Gwynne Award for Excellence in Magic”. In the 1930s, when vaudeville was dying out, he performed in shows at hotel dinner dances and nightclubs. He changed his show, making it longer and changing some effects to fit having an audience on three sides. Playing off the many people claiming to be the world's greatest magician, in 1935 Gwynne successfully advertised himself as "The World's Second Greatest Magician." He also had parts in the movies “Dark Streets of Cairo” (1941) and “Model Wife” (1941) (bio by: Graveaddiction) 
 
Burial:
Lakeside Cemetery
Colon
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Jan 29, 2004
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