Lesley Elizabeth Pope
•Marriage: Sydney George Piddington in 1946 in Woollahra, Sydney, NSW Australia
Noted events in her life were:
• Occupation: Actress.
Lesley married Sydney George Piddington, son of Albert Sydney Keith Piddington and Hilda Mabel Warby, in 1946 in Woollahra, Sydney, NSW Australia.
In 1972, Lesley remarried and became Lesley Hazlitt (Piddington). She passed away on August 2, 2016 at the age of 91.
Obituary - by The A.M.A
(c) Academy of Magical Arts (AMA) 2016
Lesley Hazlitt (Piddington)
In post-WWII England, an Australian
couple became an absolute sensation
on BBC radio when, apparently, Sydney
Piddington could transmit thoughts--
while saying very little—to his wife
Lesley, who would be in different
places around the city. This included
the Tower of London and even flying
high above Great Britain in a Boeing
377 Stratocruiser. Born Lesley Pope,
she was a stage actress when she met
and later married Piddington. Their
“thought communication” act was
controversial, and magicians at the
time were less than enamoured with
the duo, even though when asked if
their abilities were real, their answer
was, “You are the judge.” However,
the magic community treated her like
royalty when she made an appearance
at the Los Angeles Conference on
Magic History in 2003. The couple
and their exploits have been the
subjects of books and documentaries.
Lesley and Sydney had three children,
Mark, Kaye, and Anthony. After the
Piddingtons divorced, she later
married Jack Hazlitt (d. 1993), a WWI
veteran and 27 years her senior, in
1972. Lesley Hazlitt passed away on
August 2, 2016 at the age of 91.