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 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') 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 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 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 Children: Brian, Ron, David 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 - Also, award winning Director Of Advertising for 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 - Member: I.B.M., S.A.M., C.A.M., 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
Lindsey, Cam 1952
Born: Caledon East, Ontario, Canada
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 (Irene Kathleen Annie Buttler) Born: Leytonstone England Married Sid Lorraine July 20, 1932 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.
Loughran, Peter 1974
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 (submitted by Peter Loughran January 9, 2003 with thanks) Loughrey, Gar19-- Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto Lowe, Raymond19-- Lyn, Richard1944 Birthplace:Jamaica West Indies Status: Married, wife:Jean Children: son, Wesley - daughter:Melissa Rabbit: Lucy the educated rabbit Performed magic shows at the hotel circuit in - Ocho Rios Jamaica 1958 - 1964 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 Featured on the Discovery Channel Documentary - 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"- (submitted with thanks January 11, 2005)