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Ali Bongo

Born as William Oliver Wallace in Bangalore, India, Ali Bongo was a British comedy magician, and president of The Magic Circle who performed an act in which he was known as the Shriek of Araby.

He created his Shriek of Araby character with an oriental costume (robes, golden curly-toed slippers, horn-rimmed spectacles and a headgear that incorporated a fez and a turban) and took the name Ali Bongo from a character he had created for a youth club pantomime he had co-written and appeared in while in his teens.

Watch Ali Bongo film the Shriek of Araby filmed in Lausanne, Switzerland (1989).

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PART 2

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Learn more about Ali Bongo by visiting his official wikipedia entry
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