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Laidlaw, George19--
Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 oronto

Lake, James (Jimmy)19--
Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto
Served as International Brotherhood of Magicians
International President.

Lancaster, Ken19--
Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto

Lang, William S. (Scotty)---- - ----

Langhorst, Heinz19-- -

Langlois, Elphege           1911 - 1982
(stage name 'Alain le magicien')
b. October 13, 1911
d. January 2, 1982
birthplace: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, PQ.
Married: July 1943 at the age of 31
Youngest of a family of 11or 12 children, Elphege
weighed only 3 lbs. at birth and there were concerns
he would not survive. 
Elphege was an amateur magician during the 20's
and 30's known as Alain le magicien, performing in
social clubs in small towns in the Montreal area.  In
his youth, he was asked to join a traveling show but
his mother, fearing the dangers of a "wild life",
refused to let him go.  He kept performing in local
social clubs while working for the Singer Company
starting at age 15.  At the time of his retirement, he
was the company expert at sewing machine repairs
and if local technicians could not do the work it was
sent to him.  He was a very small person, he was 5'2"
and weighed 120 lbs., when he passed away and in
fact during the war, he was rejected because of his
small build (he weighed only 102 lbs., at the time.  He
left the sewing machine repair department to work in
the ammunition side of the factory till the end of the
war.   Elphege was a very talented person and
meddled in a variety of things while working for
Singer.  During the war he fashioned a pair of
candlesticks from dud ammunition.  In the early years
of his marriage, he cultivated and bred Gladioluses. 
Later on he built wooden furniture for dolls and he
loved gardening.
He passed away at age 70.
(submitted with thanks by, Rejeanne Reid Dec.3, 2004)
(more submitted Jan.14, 2005)

Larouche, Lawrence19--
Part of Majinx Illusionists
Awards:1999 won Canadian Championship of Magic

Layne, Peter         1926 - 2001
                                (b. 1926 - d. February 4, 2001)
                                Schooling: McGill University, Montreal/ graduated,
                                Chemical Engineering program
                                Long time member IBM Ring 17, Member Order of Merlin
                                Charter Member Canadian Association Of Magicians
                                (more to come)

Leonard, Ronald (Ron)1923 - 1998
    (Ronald S. Leonard)
     (d.October 5, 1998)
    Children: Brian, Ron, David
     r. Hastings, Ontario
     Held IBM #6882/Order Of Merlin
     Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto
     Life Member Ring 17, Toronto, Served as
     President - and advising officer for many years.
     Performed for more than 60 years through TV and
     stage shows. Known most for his appearances
     for more than two decades, on CFTO TV's  -
     "Uncle Bobby Show",
     Also, award winning Director Of Advertising for
     Odeon theatres.
   Renown artist in oil, watercolours, graphite, pen
    and ink, his work now resides in many private and
    corporate collections world wide.

Lewis, Mark19--
Magician specialising in children's parties, hypnotism and
close up magic. Performing for 40 years.

Likey, (Magic) Mike  1956 -
b.July 20, 1956
Born: Montreal, Quebec
Member: I.B.M., S.A.M., C.A.M.,
Vancouver Magic Circle.
Produced, wrote and hosted longest running (first -
run) on going television show about magic,
"Magic Mike's Castle" (1985 - 1994). 
Responsible for the induction of first female-
member into a magic club in Winnipeg. 
Designed special effects for theatrical productions.
First to produce and market video-catalogues of
magic tricks. Markets illusions. Toured throughout
the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.  Lectures -
about magic. Author of 6 books about magic,
writer, producer and host of 3 magic-videos.

Linden, Anthony19--
Inventor of "Fortune and Fate"
Published videos and some of the first interactive
Magic DVD's available 

Lindsey, Cam           1952
b.July 2, 1952
                     Born: Caledon East, Ontario, Canada
                                     Member: C.A.M.
Occupation:Dentist (Dr. Magic)
                                     Introduced to magic by the late Tom Kerr of Brampton
Performed magic for the past 14 years for charities,
schools and birthday parties, eg., performed at last 3
Ronald McDonald McHappy Days. 
Performs mostly comedy magic.
(submitted with thanks by Cam Lindsey, Jan.11, 2003)    

Lorraine, Rene 1911
b. March 26, 1911
(Irene Kathleen Annie Buttler)
Born: Leytonstone England
Married Sid Lorraine July 20, 1932
(more to come)

Lorraine, Sid1905 - 1989
                               (Sidney Richard Johnson)
                               b. April 24, 1905 - d. October 15, 1989
  Born: St. Neots, Huntingtonshire, Cambridge, England
  Parents:Fred and May Johnson
  Wife: Rene Lorraine (Irene Kathleen Annie Buttler)
  Founding member - I.B.M. Ring 17
  Inventor of many magic effects including, Snakes
                               Alive/Thumb Fun "Sid Lorraine's Moon Rock".
  Former commercial artist, renown illustrator and writer of
                               magic manuscripts and patter books...
  Known for his lightning wit, dry humour and
  exceptional patter routines.
                               Sid has been instrumental in helping other magicians find
                               their way.  He knew Doug Henning when Doug was a
                               teenager and besides acting as advisor on Spellbound,
                               Lorraine wrote the prospectus for Henning when Henning
                               applied for his Canada Council grant.
  Many stage and Television appearances.
  I.B.M. Ring 17, Toronto, named after Sid Lorraine.
(more to come)

Loughran, Peter              1974
b.May 13, 1974
r. Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Member: A.C.T.R.A.
      Performer/Inventor, Illusions and close-up
Interested in magic since age 10.
Performed at birthday parties at age 12.
Toured North America with his Illusion show, as
well as numerous national television shows.  Also
performed in the Carribean and recently, Turkey.
Invented effects including The Ultimate Cane with
Fantasio,  The Poltergeist Illusion, Sudden Fire and
card trick Meltdown.
(submitted by Peter Loughran January 9, 2003 with thanks)

Loughrey, Gar19--
    Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto

Lowe, Raymond19--

Lyn, Richard1944
  (aka., Tricky Ricky)
  b.April 30, 1944
  Birthplace:Jamaica West Indies
  Status: Married, wife:Jean
  Children: son, Wesley - daughter:Melissa
  Rabbit: Lucy the educated rabbit
  Children's entertainer
  Performed magic shows at the hotel circuit in -
  Ocho Rios Jamaica 1958 - 1964
  Dove act 1967 to 1972
  Banquet performer "Comedy Magic"
  10 years table hopping magic at "Obies" restaurant
  Performed pro magic in Jamaica from 1953 - 1965
  Migrated to Toronto Canada September 11, 1965
  Recognized as "Toronto's foremost children's-
  Winner of Toronto's "City Parent Magazine" "The Best
  Children's Entertainer"
  Featured on the Discovery Channel Documentary -
  "Grand Illusions"
  Featured on CBC magic special 1988
  Guest appeared 2 times as a "Mentalist" on The Elwood-
  Glover Lunch time TV special
  Many appearances in the Toronto Star, Scarborough-
  Mirror, Markham Economist, Mississauga times and
  Richmond Hill Liberal newspapers.
  Featured article as a Mentalist in Abbotts "Tops"-
  monthly magazine.
(submitted with thanks January 11, 2005)

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