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Ben Pardo

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Ben Pardo
BornBenavente Pardo
June 7, 1877
Amsterdam, Holland
DiedAugust 12, 1951 (age 74)
New Haven, Connecticut
Ben Pardo (1877-1951) was a professional magician who performed as "The Great Lorenzo".


Of Spanish decent, but born in Amsterdam, he began his professional career in 1928 at San Francisco, specializing in menatlism.[1]

Around 1930 he join the Pete Kortes Side Show with his one-man mind reading act and traveled with them for many years.[2][3]

He was a close friend of Okito.


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, January, 1936
  2. Linking Ring, March, 1948
  3. Tops, March 1949