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Abril Lamarque

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Abril Lamarque
BornEduardo Abril Lamarque
August 24, 1904
Banes, Cuba
DiedJanuary 25, 1999 (age 94)

Abril Lamarque (1904-1999), "the Smiling Latin from Manhattan", was a prominent amateur magician in New York City.


Lamarque was an art director-designer in the publishing field.[1] He worked as an artist for The New York Times and later as an art director for several national magazines.

He joined the Parent Assembly No. 1 of the SAM in 1933. Lamarque left New York for Washington, D.C. in 1945[2] He created magical effects and preferred to ad-lib is patter.[3] He became the principal artist for Hugard's Magic Monthly when it started out.


  2. The ar of Deception by Chuck Romano MUM, September, 1995
  3. By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 366