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Douglas James Henning
Birth: May 3, 1947
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Death: Feb. 7, 2000
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Magician, Entertainer. He is best remembered for his Broadway musical, "The Magic Show" (1974 to 1976), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award in 1974. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, he attended the McMaster University, graduating with honors in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Following graduation, he pursued a career as a magician, and created Broadway's first musical containing magic, called "The Magic Show," which was televised in 1974. Between 1975 and 1982, he created and starred in several television specials, aired on NBC and CBS, under the title of "Doug Henning's World of Magic." A writer and producer, he created a company, Doug Henning's Magic, Inc. to produce shows, and worked on Vedaland, a multi-million dollar project to build a magic theater adjacent to Walt Disney World in Florida. During an interview, he was once asked what he wanted to be remembered for, to which he replied, "Bringing magic back to the public's attention as a great art form." He died in February 2000, of liver cancer. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 

Cause of death: Liver cancer
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9231
Douglas James Henning
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- Susan Beyer
 Added: Jul. 28, 2017
Thanks for the magic...
- Enoch Clarke
 Added: Jul. 6, 2017
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