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Clement De Lion

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Clement De Lion
BornKnud Valdemar Clement
December 31, 1875
Copenhagen, Danemark
DiedAugust 20, 1965 (age 89)
Kommunehospitalet in Aalborg, Denmark

Clément De Lion (December 31, 1875- August 20, 1965) was a Danish magician born specializing in billiard ball manipulation.


He first appeared as a magician and ventriloquist at the age 17. He specialized in billiard ball manipulation. His act was titled "Two Hands, Twelve Billiard Balls — That's All!" He toured the United States in vaudeville around 1910.

Clément de Lion retired from the stage in 1922 and settled down in Nice, France. He lived there until the second world war, when he returned to his native land.

His wife was a ventriloquist, professionally known as Anonyma.



  • Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 2, No. 7, April 1902, Clement de Lion, Card, Coin, and Ball Conjurer, page 49
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 11, July 1952, CLEMENT DE LION Original Billiard Ball Manipulator, by Victor Farelli, page 434
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 40, No. 1025, September 1965, Clement de Lion: an appreciation, by T. Nordnes, page 169
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 45, No. 11, November 1965, Broken Wand, Clement de Lion, page 111
  • L’Escamoteur, No. 116, Jan-Feb 1966, Chez nos Amis, Clément de Lion – Décès, page 1870
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Clement, Knud Valdemar = Clément de Lion, dän. Zauberkünstler (*31.12.1875 Kopenhagen; †18.08.1965 Aalborg), page 80