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Wilfred Hubbard

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Wilfred Hubbard
Borncirca 1892
England
Diedcirca 1969 (age 76)
Malta
Resting placeTa’ Braxia Cemetery

Wilfred Hubbard (1892-1969) was a successful after-dinner entertainers of the period between the wars, often billed as "Wilfred Hubbard and 52 Assistants".[1]

Biography

Hubbard served as a dispatch rider in World War I and later set up his own hosiery manufacturing business before becoming a full-time professional magician.[2]

He appeared regularly at important functions in London and elsewhere, entertaining royalty on many occasions. Hubbard was a President and life member of the Leicester Magic Circle.[3].

During World War II he entertained troops in Britain, Europe and the Middle East.

He as a mentor to Clifford Townsend.[4]

Hubbard became interested in hypnotism, becoming so successful that for a time he had his own clinic in Harley Street. For health reasons he would move to Malta.[5] He was buried at the Ta’ Braxia Cemetery in Pietà, Malta on May 15, 1969.[6]

References

  1. http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700891.txt
  2. Cover, The magician monthly, November 1937
  3. http://www.flashpages.co.uk/LMC/presidents.htm
  4. Linking Ring, Jan 1980
  5. THE WORLD'S FAIR. Saturday, June 14, 1969. Page 7
  6. http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/tabraxia.htm