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Topic: The Great Ricardo
Message: Posted by: DaveT (Feb 21, 2009 11:31PM)
I am researching this internationally known magician from the 50's and 60's. Can anyone provide me with information about him?
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Feb 22, 2009 04:43PM)
Can you give us any information at all -- where he may have worked, etc.?
Message: Posted by: Kevin Connolly (Feb 22, 2009 05:09PM)
Didn't he marry Lucy? :)
Message: Posted by: DaveT (Feb 22, 2009 06:51PM)
He was from Visalia, CA his name was Richard Lopes. The Great Ricardo performed in Vegas and venues in the west cost mainly I am guessing. He may have made a trip to Japan and his obituary says he performed on Sullivan 3 times but I can't find record of it in the online guest lists. This is about all I know.
Message: Posted by: mrmagician (Feb 24, 2009 11:00PM)
In the early 1950's, there were at least five magicians going by the stage name of Ricardo.
Ricardo The Magician, AKA Richard McGreevey, Ft Worth, TX
Ricardo, New Orleans, LA
Ricardo, AKA Ricardo Seymour, Philadelphia, PA
Ricardo The Mystic, AKA Richard Peterson, Estherville, IA
Riccardo (with 2 c's)The Great, Niagara Falls, NY
Garry Hayes