|Born||George Chipman Staples|
December 24, 1889
|Died||October 2, 1951 (age 61) |
|Resting place||St. Joseph Memorial Park, Mo.|
George Staples (c.1890-1951) was a magician and entertainer in the Kansas, Missouri,Iowa, and Illinois area.
A graduate of the Chicago Art Institute, Staples started in Lyceum about 1915 and did Chalk Talk, Rag Pictures, Ventriloquist, Illusions, and a Monkey Act. He even trained one monkey just to open the curtains He set a record when he toured 13 consecutive summers on the Chautauqua Circuits of Topeka, Kansas.
In his later years he worked in the school assembly field. 
Staples collapsed and died while doing a show at the Manhattan (Kansas) Junior High School. He had gone through about 15 minutes of his act when he was stricken with a heart attack.
- ↑ Tops, May 1945, page 11
- ↑ Tops, September 1936, page 4
- ↑ Tops, November 1951, page 27
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, November 1951
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/george-staples/