|Died||January 3, 1993 (age 71) |
Gil Leaney (1921-1993) was a behind the scenes British magic expert.
Leaney toured with the Wilfred Pickles' "Have A Go" quiz shows on B.B.C. radio, and considered himself the first "radio" magician
His early training was as a draughtsman and in 1946 he began working with Jack Hughes when Harry Stanley opened his Unique Magic Studio in London's Soho. In the early fifties he left Stanley to start his own business called "Magic to Design".
Awards and honors
- 1986 Creative Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts
- 1990 Maskelyne Award is for "Services to British Magic" from the Magic Circle
- Honorary Vice-President of the Magic Circle.