|Born||Ronald S. Leonard|
|Died||October 5, 1998 |
Ron Leonard (1923-1998) was a painter and magician who performed during the 1960s and 1970s on the daily CFTO/CTV children's show "Uncle Bobby".
His trademark explanation was "It's maaaaaaaaaagic" which was repeatedly sung to punctuate the climax of a routine. His brother, the ventriloquist Cy Leonard, was also a regular on the Uncle Bobby Show.
During World War 2 Leonard was overseas with the infantry and was eventually transferred to the Army Entertainment Branch. By age 21 he had attained the rank of Company Sergeant-Major in charge of show units on the war fronts of Europe, where he served until a year after the war's end. He then spent three years as National Director of Advertising for Odeon Theatres.
In 1960, he formed a company called "Complete Rent-Alls Ltd." expanding in 1966 to the specialized field of creative display called "Scenery & Display Ltd." He designed and manufactured setting for commercial displays, parades, and stage productions.
- ↑ http://www.studio737.com/RonLeonard/leonbio.htm
- ↑ http://canadasmagic.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-post-remembering-ron-leonard-1923.html
- ↑ http://canadianmagiciansarchive.homestead.com/l.html