Crawford Lurie

Religion: indeterminate

Name: Crawford Lurie

Other Names: Mr. Lurie; Bradford Lurie

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #331 (Sep. 1964): "Museum of Mixed-Up Men!"

Creators: Gardner F. Fox, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella

Number of Appearances: 1

Ally: Bruce Wayne

Occupation: board member, millionaire

Gender: male

Note: weathy victim of identity theft

Crawford Lurie was a millionaire who was a member of the board of the Alfred Foundation that Bruce Wayne set up to memorialize his butler Alfred (at that time thought to be dead).

Crawford Lurie fell victim to the same peculiar "identity theft" that was used to rob Bruce Wayne. Both Lurie and Wayne visited the Matthew Brady photography exhibit in the Alfred Foundation wax museum. They both had their photographs taken, a process which temporarily wiped out their memories and changed their facial appearance. While they suffered amnesia, somebody else masquerading as them visited the Gotham City Bank and withdrew money (in Wayne's case) or items from their safety deposit box (in Lurie's case).

In panel 2 on page 16, Batman mistakenly identifies a photograph of Crawford Lurie as "Bradford Lurie." This is probably due to a simple writing/editing error. But the mistake can easily be attributed to an imperfect memory on Batman's part. As Bruce Wayne, he knows Lurie, but not well enough to properly remember the man's first name.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #331 (Sep. 1964): "Museum of Mixed-Up Men!" (5-panel cameo)

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