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Doug Henning

Biography

Television magician and get away artist who have brought Merlin to Broadway and became known for his groovy mustache and rainbow-colored clothing. He performed his fist magic present at age group fourteen in a friend’s party and was confident to continue out there due to the audience’s response. Before learning magic, he researched human mindset in school to be able to understand how human beings perceive factors. He wedded Debby Douillard in 1981. Harry Houdini blazed the path before him.

Quick Facts


Full Name Doug Henning
Date Of Birth May 3, 1947
Died February 7, 2000, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Winnipeg, Canada
Height 1.67 m
Profession Magician
Education McMaster University
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Debby Douillard, Barbara De Angelis
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Special Effects
Movies The Magic Show
TV Shows Doug Henning's World of Magic
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Encouraged students of magic to make their own props and equipment, and not rely on ready-made magic kits. "Those magic tricks you buy in stores are junk. They don't teach you anything.".
2To prepare for his career, Henning studied psychology in college, to learn more about the human mind and perception.
3Married to Barbara De Angelis before she became famous as a relationship author. After she divorced him, DeAngelis was briefly married to John Gray, who later became famous for writing the "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" book series.
4He is credited with reviving the magic show as a form of mass entertainment in the 1970s and popularizing it on television.
5A student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who praised Transcendental Meditation and worked to help Maharishi open a proposed theme park called "Vedaland", in the US or Canada. Henning's widow continued the work after his death.
6Was nominated for Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "The Magic Show."
7Ran for the House of Commons in Canada as a candidate for the fringe Natural Law Party.
8Vegetarian.
9Magician.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magic Show1983Doug

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV Special performer: "It's About Magic"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express1991TV Special special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge1990TV Special special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Canadian Conspiracy1985TV MovieHimself
Solid Gold1985TV SeriesHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975-1981TV SeriesHimself
The Osmond Family Christmas Special1980TV MovieHimself
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star
The Crystal Gayle Special1979TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Magician
World of Magic1977TV SpecialHimself
Doug Henning's World of Magic1976TV SpecialHimself
The Rock 'n' Fun Magic Show1975TV MovieHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
Andy Williams Presents1974TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes of Magic2000TV Special documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or MusicWorld of Magic (1977)· Jerry Goldstein (executive producer)
· Walter C. Miller (producer)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or MusicDoug Henning's World of Magic (1976)· Jerry Goldstein (executive producer)
· Walter C. Miller (producer)


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#Trademark
1With his magic shows, he rejected the traditional tuxedo and top hat costume and prefered bright multi coloured casual clothing and tights. Also sported long hair and a long bushy moustache.


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