Doug Henning Rank
About Doug Henning
Douglas James Henning, shortened as Doug Henning, was a famous Canadian illusionist, escape artist and magician. He was arguably the world’s most famous magician of the 1970s and 1980s, widely credited for single-handedly reviving the interest in magic on an international level during those decades.
Early Life & Education
He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. At age 14, he performed at his friend’s birthday party, where he received enormous enthusiasm from the audience to continue in the art. He soon became a famous magician and performed at several local clubs.
He attended Oakville Trafalgar High School and read psychology at McMaster University. He was also given a $4,000 “Canada Council for the Arts” grant to study magic.
In 1975, his “Doug Henning’s World of Magic” show had over 50 million viewers. Then, in December 1975, NBC aired his debut “World of Magic” program, in which he successfully performed his “water torture trick”.
He developed illusions for Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour in 1984.
He was the producer and lead actor of the famous Broadway musical “Merlin” in 1983.
His last television spectacular, “World of Magic VII”, aired in 1982. In the show’s climax, he produced the illusion of converting a white and black horse into a zebra.
He died of liver cancer at age 52 on February 7, 2000.
Doug Henning Rank
F.A.Q. about Doug Henning
When is his birthday?
Doug Henning's birthday is on May 3, 1947.
In how many days is his birthday?
Doug's birthday is in 88 days
How old was Doug when he died?
He was 52 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 7, 2000.
How old would he be today?
Doug Henning would be 75 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Doug from?
He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.