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 Jack Gwynne

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Jack Gwynne

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Dec 1969 (aged 74)
Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 8332510 View Source
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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)

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 29 Jan 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8332510
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8332510/jack-gwynne : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Gwynne (12 Apr 1895–7 Dec 1969), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8332510, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .