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How Old Is Lance Burton, Really?

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 25th June 2009 12:50pm
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Lance Burton Airbrushed

This afternoon, magician Lance Burton will be holding a press conference at Monte Carlo to announce something... either the return of his paused-by-broken-ankle show on July 7th (as promised on both his and the Monte Carlo websites) or that his expired contract has been renewed, or not.

The real question is... how old is Lance Burton?

All of his PR photos (see the above screengrab from Monte Carlo's website) have had any and every trace of natural skin tone and aging airbrushed out to the nth degree. His jet black hair is so obviously dyed, it looks almost ridiculous. He looks like he's 15 years old in this photo and/or a member of Kraftwerk circa Man Machine Music.

Lance's Wikipedia entry says that his birthday is March 10, 1960, making Lance just shy of 50 years old, give or take nine years older than yours truly. Hogwash.

I don't buy this for a second... in an episode of Kojak entitled Sixty Miles To Hell which aired on March 11, 1978, Lance Burton's name is on the marquee of the old Hacienda, which means he was headlining there at least a month or so prior - at the age of 17 years old.

So how old is Lance Burton? My bet is 59.



Comments & Discussion:

What? Didn't you hear? Lance was replaced in 1987 by an android after a tragic accident with a pack of cards, top-hat, and Glenn Close.

Who loves ya, baby?

I think you mean Tuesday afternoon, the 30th. Not today.

He will always be 17 to me.

He's in his mid-70s, but his hairplugs are in their vibrant early 20s.

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