Famous Magicians

Doug Henning
Douglas James Henning (born May 3, 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, grew up in Oakville, Ontario, and died February 7, 2000 of liver disease) was a Canadian magician, illusionist and escape artist.



He is credited with reviving the magic show as a form of mass entertainment in North America, beginning in the 1970s. Henning changed the image of the stage magician when he rejected such stereotypical costume accessories as the tuxedo, top hat, thin moustache, goatee, and short hair. He opted instead for long hair, a bushy moustache, and bright multicoloured casual clothes, which gave him a distinctively flamboyant image.

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