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Topic: Anyone have info on Senor Rey?
Message: Posted by: Cashetta (Apr 11, 2008 02:18PM)
Was chatting with my producer the other day and he was raving about a Mexican magician who traveled with the circus called Senor Rey. Evidentially he dressed up dogs as lions and was incredibly flamboyant and hysterical and I'd love to get any info on him. He seemed to think this was about 20 or so years ago and I tried some searches on my own with no luck.

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Apr 11, 2008 03:30PM)
I would contact GENII magazine. If memory serves Senor Rey was a cover story several years ago. "The Liberace of Magic"

In the meantime I'll see if I can locate the issue info.

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: Rick Fisher (Apr 11, 2008 06:28PM)
It is Senor Rai and Tillie - they worked circus' for many years. Last time we heard they were in Florida running an antique shop. That is all we know.
Message: Posted by: Cashetta (Apr 11, 2008 09:10PM)
Thanks guys! Found a few pics through Diamond Entertainment. Thank sfor the correct spelling Rick. Would love see some footage or to find out where in Florida as I'm based here as well.

The photos are pretty funny!
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Apr 13, 2008 08:04AM)
Last year at SAM national, rumors were flying that Rai had died. Artie Kidwell called him and he answered.

Rai worked a lot for Haneford Circus. He is a great performer and good guy.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Apr 20, 2008 12:45AM)
Omg...i just realized we were talking about
senor ray...i was thinking of someone else.
and I can't think of who now. maybe I'll think
of it later.

I remember when karrell fox did a parody of him.
that was image has burned in my head all these years.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Apr 20, 2008 08:33AM)
Senor wenches !!!!
Message: Posted by: tropicalsplendor (Aug 21, 2008 08:54PM)
Would Appreciate any contact info available on Senor Rai. During my first years of performing magic in the circus I met and worked with Rai. A truly over the top performer. I have been informed he resides in Fl. any info (phone; mailing address; email) would certainly be appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Daveandrews (Aug 23, 2008 03:49PM)
MT, do you mean Senor Wences, the ventriloquist?

Dave
Message: Posted by: gadfly3d (Aug 26, 2008 08:00AM)
He was on the Abbott get together, in fact he also MC'ed and messed my name up when he introduced me. I forget which year but there is a clip of him on the video that was produced.

Gil Scott
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (May 29, 2014 10:58AM)
Rai is NOT MEXICAN! I don't remember how to spell his last name, but it was something like Orczak. He and "Tillie" have an antique shop in Florida. I think it it's in or near Panama City I haven't heard that he passed away. The last time I saw them was in Colon,about 10-12 years ago.

I missed seeing them work in a casino in Laughlin Nevada about 20 years ago. I saw the act listed on the Marquee, but it was their off night.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 29, 2014 11:41AM)
I talked to him two days ago. His health is not the best. All those years of "clean living" have caught up with him.

Dick, you are close on the name but I would have to look up the spelling. it is one of those Polish names where every other letter is a Vowel. Send me an PM or regular email and I can put in touch.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jun 5, 2014 10:45PM)
The video's I've seen were stellar .. I think they have something to do with a haunting now. I think I have their email somewhere ... Is Cashetta still looking for them?
Message: Posted by: AttnPls (Jun 25, 2014 12:28PM)
Hi Slim - Yes, if you have any contact info, I'd love to get it.
Message: Posted by: jmagic (Aug 4, 2014 04:09PM)
Senior Rai appeared at Tannen's Jubilee several years ago.
My wife and I also went to see him in Las Vegas. He had his own show.
I can't remember which casino it was or what year it was.
Quite a few years ago for sure.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Aug 4, 2014 09:07PM)
Sr. Rai appeared at Tannens in 1986. It was at the old Browns Hotel and I roomed with Karl Norman.
Yes, he did a show in Vegas.
Message: Posted by: Terry Holley (May 30, 2018 08:05PM)
Richard Hughes has reported that Rai has passed: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?forum=7&topic=666301#1
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Jun 3, 2018 11:46AM)
In respect of the OP, Cashetta, https://www.edgemedianetwork.com/news/obituaries//173746