“During World War II, he supported the war effort. His later years in Franklin County were relatively quiet. He performed at children’s parties, nightclubs and at the Cincinnati Zoo and did small magic shows for small parties, charity events and just for fun to impress those around him.”
Lake died in 1977. He never married and was buried next to his grandmother in Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, Schlesselman revealed. At the service, there was a broken wand ceremony, where the wand was broken, signifying that at the magician’s death, the wand has lost its magic.
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