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Val Walker

Wizard of the Navy

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Val Walker

  • 1890-1969
  • Real Name: Valentine Augustus Walker
  • Birthday: February 15
  • Birthplace: Birmingham, England
  • Buried: ?

English magician (real name Valentine Augustus Walker) billed as the "Wizard of the Navy".
Also appeared early in his career as "Val Anson" and late in his career as "Val Enson".
Known as both a vaudeville magician and escapologist, Walker is credited as the designer of the Radium Girl illusion.
He is also said to have been the designer of the John Bull Straitjacket, which was created for Houdini just prior to Houdini's death in 1926.

He retired from the stage in 1924, returning briefly in 1939, under the name of "Val Enson", with an illusion called "The Aquamarine Girl".

He was married in 1913 to Ethel Dora Harris.
Relatives currently reside in England.


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