Tributes to 'Mr Entertainment' Trevor, 97
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Torbay's 'Mr Entertainment' has died three years short of his 100th birthday.
Trevor George passed away peacefully on Sunday March 28 surrounded by his family, having lived an incredibly full and colourful life of magic, fun and laughter.
Trevor and wife Billie will be known throughout the local, national and international showbiz world as the founders of one of the very first entertainment agencies and production companies.
It grew to become acclaimed for the quality of artistes, summer theatre shows and pantomimes.
Trevor and Billie were passionate, ultimate professionals and also instrumental in guiding and assisting in the development of many of today’s experienced and well- known entertainers.
Trevor’s career in show business began as a magician at the age of 12 and continued through his teenage years, even during the war when he served in the RAF and beyond.
He is, however, best known for the brilliant and unique mentalism act which he and Billie performed nationwide in cabaret, theatre, television and before Royalty.
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They picked up the challenge to present 'Ship to Shore' reading the minds of people in a Torquay hotel audience from a ship out in the Bay and similarly 'air to ground' from a Tiger Moth Plane with audience members on the ground below.
Daughter Anne George said: "This was in the 1960’s and many years prior to any sophisticated modern technology, just pure showmanship!"
Trevor retired in 1996 although he continued to offer advice to up and coming performers for many years afterwards.
At the age of 95 he wrote his book 'Love, Laughter and Magic'.
"He was a kind and extremely caring man who deeply loved his family and friends, larger than life with the most infectious humour and a genuine interest in everyone that he met along the way. He will be greatly missed, " said Anne.
The family have set up a just giving page for the RAF where people can make donations if they wish and also leave any messages or memories of Trevor. https://www.justgiving.com/FUNDRAISING/TREVORGEORGE2021