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 Harry Blackstone Jr.

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Harry Blackstone Jr. Famous memorial

Original Name
Harry Bouton
Birth
Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Death
14 May 1997 (aged 62)
Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial
Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID
22505 View Source

Magician, Educator, and Author. Son of the original Blackstone, the second magician to carry the name began appearing (and, ususally, disappearing) in his father's shows at the tender age of six months. Perhaps the highlight of his long career came in 1980, when he followed a well-received U.S. tour with an elaborate show at New York's Majestic Theater on Broadway. To date, this is still the largest and longest-running magic show in the history of the New York Theatre. Well respected by his peers, Blackstone was named Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in 1979 and 1985. In addition to stage magic, Blackstone would also become a well-known television personality, hosting two specials for HBO, one for PBS, and making frequent appearances on various talk, variety, and dramatic programs in both the United States and Britain. Perhaps his proudest work on television was his recurring role on PBS's "Square One TV," where he used magic tricks to teach math to young people. Blackstone also co-authored three books: "The Blackstone Book of Magic Tricks and Illusion," "There's One Born Every Minute," "My Life As A Magician," and re-edited his father's "Blackstone's Secrets of Magic Tricks." Along the same lines, Blackstone designed a series of magic trick kits that is still the standard for beginning magicians.

Magician, Educator, and Author. Son of the original Blackstone, the second magician to carry the name began appearing (and, ususally, disappearing) in his father's shows at the tender age of six months. Perhaps the highlight of his long career came in 1980, when he followed a well-received U.S. tour with an elaborate show at New York's Majestic Theater on Broadway. To date, this is still the largest and longest-running magic show in the history of the New York Theatre. Well respected by his peers, Blackstone was named Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in 1979 and 1985. In addition to stage magic, Blackstone would also become a well-known television personality, hosting two specials for HBO, one for PBS, and making frequent appearances on various talk, variety, and dramatic programs in both the United States and Britain. Perhaps his proudest work on television was his recurring role on PBS's "Square One TV," where he used magic tricks to teach math to young people. Blackstone also co-authored three books: "The Blackstone Book of Magic Tricks and Illusion," "There's One Born Every Minute," "My Life As A Magician," and re-edited his father's "Blackstone's Secrets of Magic Tricks." Along the same lines, Blackstone designed a series of magic trick kits that is still the standard for beginning magicians.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 23 May 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 22505
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22505/harry-blackstone: accessed ), memorial page for Harry Blackstone Jr. (30 Jun 1934–14 May 1997), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22505, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .