About Lance Burton
Lance Burton is known as the Magician's Magician.
He was born on March 10, 1960, in Columbia, Kentucky. He was awarded Magician of the Year by The Academy of Magical Arts in 1985 and 1991.
A chance encounter with the magician Henry Collins at a Christmas party threw young Lance Burton into the rabbit hole of entertainment. After his neighbor gifted Lance a book, he performed a magic show for the first time in front of the neighborhood children. Henry Collins noticed young Lance's interest and devotion while performing an act. Ollins then went on to become Lance's mentor. Under his expert guidance and tutelage, Lance learned both the art and the techniques of manipulating the cards. The mastery of techniques earned him the title of The Magician's Magician. In his first competition, he secured the first position at a convention in 1977. Lance Burton was also the youngest and first American to win the Grande Prix prize on July 10, 1982.
Lance Burton Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Lance Burton’s net worth?
Lance Burton is an American magician with a net worth of $100 million as of 2022.
How much does Lance Burton earn per year?
Lance Burton is known for showcasing his magic acts. As of 2022, information about his annual income is unknown.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Lance Burton?
Lance Burton stands at the height of 5 ft 9 in (175.3 cm).
How old is Lance Burton?
He is best known as a stage magician. He is 62 years old as of 2022.
Childhood And Education
Lance Burton was born on March 10, 1960, in Columbia, Kentucky. His mother introduced him to the world of magic at the age of five at a Christmas party. The featured magician of the show, Henry Collins asked for a volunteer, and an eager Lance Burton shot into the spotlight. The youngster was fascinated by the display of magical arts by the performer; one such ploy, The Miser's Dream, where the magician pulled out silver dollars from his assistant's ears, created a hook in his mind. Upon hearing his deep interest in the world of magic, his neighbor decided to gift him a book, 'Magic Made Easy' which her children used. He learned all the 10 tricks in the book. This started his journey of becoming a great magician.
Talking about his educational qualifications, he completed his high school at Butler Traditional High School in Louisville and later attended the University of Louisville.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Lance Burton’s partner?
The 62-year-old magician married Melinda Saxe, a fellow magician in 1993. Their marriage didn't last long, and the couple divorced in 1994. The entertainer has been single ever since.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Burton entered his first magic contest in 1977 while still a teen and achieved the first place. He received a Gold Medal of Excellence from the International Brotherhood of Magicians in 1980, just a few months after turning 20. Burton relocated to Southern California, where he made an appearance on 'The Tonight Show' within a week (on October 28, 1981). Throughout his career, Burton was called back for a total of ten shows while Johnny Carson served as host, and an additional ten shows while Jay Leno served as host. Burton has also made an appearance on Craig Ferguson's 'Late Late Show'.
His contract was subsequently extended for a record-breaking nine years after he completed an initial eight-week trial run at the Folies Bergère show in Las Vegas. Lance Burton also performed at various TV shows.
Lance Burton held charity shows for different causes. He was nominated for giving back to the community with the Variety Club in Southern Nevada.
What awards has Lance Burton won?
In the year 1977, Lance entered his first magic competition at a convention and took away the first prize. He was also starting to get recognized as a performer by his peers. In 1980, he was the first person to win the Gold Medal Award for Excellence from the International Brotherhood for Magicians. In 2016, a British organization, The Magic Circle, awarded him with the David Devant Award for his significant contribution to the advancement of the art of magic. Lance Burton also won Blackstone Theatre Award in 1977.
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