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Robert Harbin

Person  Male  Born 14/2/1909  Died 12/1/1978

Categories: Theatre

Countries: South Africa

Magician-inventor, origami pioneer. Born as Ned Williams in South Africa. Came to London aged 20. Credited with introducing origami to this country. Throughout the 1960s he had his own TV show 'Paper Magic' and gave Rolf Harris his first job in this country, illustrating a book on paper-folding. Honorary Vice President of The Magic Circle. Died Westminster.

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Plaque unveiled on the centenary of his birth, plus 2 days.

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