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Doug Henning (I) (1947–2000)

Doug Henning was born on May 3, 1947 in Fort Garry, Manitoba, Canada as Douglas James Henning. He was a writer, known for The Magic Show (1983), World of Magic (1977) and Doug Henning's World of Magic (1976). He was married to Debby Douillard and Barbara De Angelis. He died on February 7, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1982 World of Magic (TV Special) (written by)
 1981 Doug Henning's World of Magic (TV Special) (written by)
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 1977 World of Magic (TV Special) (written by)
 1976 Doug Henning's World of Magic (TV Special) (production conceived by)
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He originated the magic on Broadway for the musical, "The Magic Show," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Joseph Abaldo in the cast. Stephen Schwartz was composer. Bob Randall wrote the book. See more »


5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

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To prepare for his career, Henning studied psychology in college, to learn more about the human mind and perception. See more »


With 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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