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Doug Henning

  • Birth 3 May 1947 Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Death 7 Feb 2000 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
  • Memorial ID 9231

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9231
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doug Henning (3 May 1947–7 Feb 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9231, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.