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Charles Leedy

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Charles Leedy
BornCharles Armor Leedy
December 20, 1871
Sharon, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 6, 1945 (age 73)
Youngstown, Ohio
Resting placeForest Lawn cemetery

Charles A. Leedy (1871-1945) was a magician, dancer, and newspaper columnist.

Biography

When Leedy was eight, the family moved to Youngstown, Ohio where his father, a baker, established a bakery. He was a boy magician at the age of 16, later working as a part time lyceum entertainer.

A member of the SAM, IBM and Youngstown Magic Club and a winner of 7 prizes in amateur contests. He was one of the founders of IBM Ring 2.

After retiring from performing, Leedy authored a humorous column in Youngstown Telegram called "Jibs and Jabs" [1]

Known as "Charley", he attended every IBM convention where he often appeared on programs as the M. C. [2]

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, March 1931
  2. Obit, Tops, November 1945