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  Doug Henning
A teenager in the sixties, Henning was far too young to perform in Las Vegas.
Increasingly branded a kook in the world press, Henning focused his efforts at opening a theme park called Veda Land, a possible joint effort between the Henning empire and Disney.
Henning died of liver cancer at age 52.
www.rotten.com /library/bio/entertainers/magicians/doug-henning   (520 words)

  
  Doug Henning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doug James Henning (born May 3, 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, died February 7, 2000 of liver disease) was a Canadian magician, illusionist, and escape artist.
Henning changed the image of the stage magician when he rejected such stereotypical costume accessories as the tuxedo, top hat, thin moustache, goatee, jazz hands and short hair.
In the 1990s Henning joined forces with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to draft plans for a fantastical billion-dollar project called Maharishi Veda Land that was to “combine astonishing, unique visual and sensory effects, state-of-the-art 3D imagery, and ultra high-tech entertainment technology with his best and most original magic illusion secrets”.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doug_Henning   (848 words)

  
 Obituaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Doug Henning, known to many Canadians as the Natural Law Party incumbent for Rosedale (Toronto), has died in Los Angeles at age 52.
Henning, running on a platform heavily influenced by Transcendental Meditation, rose to the front of the national consciousness.
Henning was involved with a plan for a theme park in Niagara Falls, Ontario called Veda Land which was to inspire visitors with floating buildings.
www3.sympatico.ca /chris.irie/Obituaries_doughenning.htm   (196 words)

  
 Doug Henning - StarIQ.com
Henning became involved with meditation and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the mid-seventies.
Doug Henning was born on May 3, 1947 in Winnipeg, Canada (time unknown) with the Sun in Taurus and the Moon (likely) in Libra.
Doug Henning certainly was able to succeed professionally, bringing joy to millions of people and expressing his power with a gentle smile.
www.stariq.com /Main/Articles/P0000531.HTM   (553 words)

  
 Doug Henning Inspirations - Page 3
I was inspired by Doug Henning 23 years ago when he came to my home town in PA to perform, what really inspired me was the way he performed his magic and the way he interacted with the audience.
Doug Henning will be missed by those who knew him and of those who knew of him.
Time: 10:41:56 AM Doug taught me that the art of magic is all about reminding the audience of their own sense of wonder and to give them a feeling of joy, it is not about how clever the magician is. The inspiration I got from watching Doug's TV specials changed my life.
www.compumagic.com /magic/dh/inspirations3.htm   (3499 words)

  
 Thinking man's magician flirted with political career
Doug Henning, who has died aged 52, was the most successful magician of his generation.
Doug Henning later abandoned magic for yoga and ran for political office as a candidate of the Natural Law Party, first in Britain in 1992, then in the Toronto riding of Rosedale in the federal election of 1993.
Doug Henning promised it would create jobs and put an end to the stress of the recession in Canada in the early 1990s.
www.rickross.com /reference/tm/tm7.html   (774 words)

  
 Quentin Crisp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Doug Henning: Magician Addled by TM Doug Henning liked to say that his ambition was to restore a sense of wonder to jaded Americans.
Henning had done the master one better by recreating the famous trick of escaping after being handcuffed in a sack inside a padlocked chest.
Henning realized that illusions had to be big to impress people: “If I produce a 450-pound Bengal tiger, it’s going to create a lot more wonder than if I produce a rabbit.” The man was a colossus in New York.
www.goodbyemag.com /jan00/henning.html   (928 words)

  
 McMaster Alumni Association - Douglas Henning
Doug was nominated for a Tony Award for his part in "The Magic Show".
Doug is not only a magician but also a writer and producer.
He is the President of Doug Henning's Magic Inc. Production Company, and President and part owner of Vedaland, a billion dollar project that will include a theme park based on magic adjacent to Walt Disney World.
www.mcmaster.ca /ua/alumni/gallery/G103269.htm   (131 words)

  
 Jim Steinmeyer - Catalog - Doug Henning
Doug Henning Window Card from "An Evening of Magic and Wonder," depicting Debby Henning, as a butterfly, floating over Doug’s hand.
Doug Henning Poster, photo of the "Fountain Levitation," in performance, a dramatic picture from Doug’s road show.
Doug Henning Souvenir Program: An Evening of Magic and Wonder, 20 interior pages as above, with photo of Doug and silhouette of his hand on cover.
www.jimsteinmeyer.com /catalog/henning   (176 words)

  
 The Spencers :: Theatre of Illusion
Henning revived the fascination Kevin had with magic and once again he began to work on his magic throughout high school.
Henning would like to see you in his dressing room." Kevin was stunned...as were the other waiting to meet Henning.
Henning was warm and personable just as he had been on stage.
www.spencersmagic.com /kevin-spencer.html   (658 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Magic Show with Doug Henning: DVD: Doug Henning,Didi Conn,Jon Finlayson,Jack Creley,Sandee ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Some of Henning's magic routines were different, and songwriter Stephen Schwartz replaced a couple of songs with new numbers (which Schwartz has claimed he prefers to the originals, though die-hard fans of the original Broadway cast recording may demur).
Doug Henning is a delight as he was in his TV specials, but is given more of a chance to let an audience get to know him in the sort of silly story that surrounds the illusions.
Doug Henning was great, it is a fun movie from the second it comes on to the second it goes off.
www.amazon.com /Magic-Show-Doug-Henning/dp/B00005KH3G   (2329 words)

  
 Magician Doug Henning dead at 52: 2/9/00
Henning's showmanship and boyish enthusiasm helped revive a genre that had lagged in popularity for decades.
Henning's shaggy hair, bushy mustache and tie-dyed shirts -- replaced later by more flamboyant shimmery costumes -- became well-known in the United States in the 1970s and '80s.
Henning said he wanted to help his audiences recapture a childlike sense of the world.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/02-00/02-09-00/b07ae081.htm   (461 words)

  
 Doug Henning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NEW YORK (AP) - Doug Henning, the mellow, long-haired magician who modernized the ancient craft in the 1970s with a Broadway show and television specials, has died.
Henning said he wanted to help his audiences recapture a childlike sense of wonder.
Henning spent his last years working with the Maharishi on plans for a transcendental meditation theme park in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
members.aol.com /deathpool/obits00/henningd.html   (293 words)

  
 Doug Henning
Although Doug Henning was not in the show at that time, the exuberance critics first pointed out was apparent in his understudy, Joe Abaldo.
Doug Henning not only influenced me to become a professional magician with my own show at the same age he achieved this, he gave me the gift of peace of mind for the rest of my life.
Doug introduced me to the crowd that had come to see him, and watched as I very nervously changed a handkerchief into an egg.
www.illusiongenius.com /Henning.html   (497 words)

  
 Doug Henning, Magician, 52
Don Jackson, a Toronto spokesman for a theme park Henning was developing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, said the magician died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles with his wife, Deborah, at his side.
Henning, known as the ``the hippie magician'' because of his long brown hair and mustache, was born in Fort Garry, Manitoba, in 1947 and became one of Canada's best-known magicians before moving to the United States.
We were working on the project that Doug had his heart in and we can say that we understand that he expressed very strongly his desire to see us proceed,'' Jackson said on Tuesday.
www.slick.org /deathwatch/mailarchive/msg00020.html   (373 words)

  
 CBC News - Magician, illusionist, Doug Henning dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
CBC News - Magician, illusionist, Doug Henning dies
Born in Winnipeg, Henning spent 20 years performing across Canada and the U.S., fascinating youngsters and grown-ups alike.
Henning retired from the business in 1986 to become a leading member of the Natural Law Party of Canada.
cbc.ca /cgi-bin/templates/view.cgi?/news/2000/02/08/henning000208   (232 words)

  
 Magic: the Science of Illusion
Doug Henning was born in 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Doug Henning's World of Magic aired live on December 26th, 1975 with guest stars Gene Kelly and Bill Cosby.
Henning returned to Broadway in 1983 with Merlin and again in 1984 at the end of a Doug Henning's World of Magic national tour.
www.magicexhibit.org /story/story_dougHenning.html   (473 words)

  
 Doug Henning On Canada's Walk Of Fame
   Nominations for 2006 to Induct Doug Henning into,
WALK OF Were started and the wheels are in motion for Doug Henning to receive a star on,
Press the large logo for CWOF above and go to the nomination page.  Fill out the information and submit for 2006.
www.ibmring49.homestead.com /henningwalkoffame.html   (113 words)

  
 Tribute to Doug Henning's World of Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I was fortunate enough to meet Doug and Debby Henning in the summer of 1986 after a show they performed in Poughkeepsie, NY.
I know that I am not the only one who was so inspired by Doug Henning's magical energy and love of life, and you have all proved this with your wonderful words here.
The entire community is warmly invited to a very special celebration of the life of Dr. Doug Henning, Sunday February 20, 1:00 ­ 3:00 PM (CST) in Yagyavalkya Hall.
www.compumagic.com /magic/dh   (385 words)

  
 OpenTech :: View topic - Doug Henning at Chicago FUDG on 14 Feb 06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Doug Hennig is the author of Stonefield Query and of the Stonefield Database Toolkit and a guru of gurus.
Doug wrote the Cursor Adaptor builder that is in VFP 9.
I'd suggest contacting Carl Karsten (in charge of the Chicago end) or Doug Henning (who is actually doing a webinar for us) and see if you can join the meeting.
opentech.leafe.com /viewtopic.php?t=1424   (356 words)

  
 CBC.ca - Arts - Alternative Canadian Walk of Fame - Inductee: Doug Henning
Henning quit magic for TM in 1986, selling his illusions to David Copperfield, Siegfried and Roy and other entertainers.
All this, Henning believed, could be accomplished by gathering 7,000 “yogic flyers” on Parliament Hill to meditate twice daily.
Henning left this world for another on Feb. 7, 2000, dying of liver cancer at his home in Los Angeles.
www.cbc.ca /arts/walkoffame/doughenning.html   (1335 words)

  
 Doug Henning and the Giggling Guru; Notes of a Fringe-Watcher (Skeptical Inquirer / May 1995)
Henning is senior vice-president of the Canadian party.
Henning met the Marharishi in 1975, and for the next ten years he studied TM while still performing on stage.
Doug won't reveal how this great illusion will be accomplished, although presumably not by real magic.
www.csicop.org /si/9505/tm.html   (2210 words)

  
 The Page of DOUGs
Doug Buurma, Doug's Netspace is temporarily on hiatus.
Doug's Place - I have a small collection of Freeware programs to make your life easier, and you can look at a picture of my motorcycle (a 1975 Honda CB 500T).
Doug Henning and the Giggling Guru - The sad story of how one of our own was subverted from HIS true calling and converted to that insidious cult of TM --written by Martin Gardner.
www.dougs.org   (3713 words)

  
 Northern Lights Entertainment Group - Celebrity Photos Page 5
Siegfried and Roy have signed a life-time agreement between Mirage Hotel, part of MGM Entertainment, in which they would exclusively perform at the Mirage for rest of their career.
Doug was one of the most lovable and caring human beings you could ever hope to meet.
Doug announced his magic comeback from retirement shortly before his sudden death.
www.rickmichaels.net /photos-e.asp   (667 words)

  
 The Magic Show Musical - Stephen Schwartz music and lyrics
Track 15 is "Doug and his Magic Illusions" - and includes his newspaper tearing, motorcycle illusion, disappearing elephant, things that go bump in the night, and Metamorphosis.
She is in love with Doug, but he is focused on advancing his career and pays little attention to her.
Both Cal and Doug are upstaged during a show-stopping song and dance number "Style" but Cal claims the spotlight offering one of Schwartz's most performed pieces, "Lion Tamer," as she expresses her longing to be noticed by her beloved.
www.musicalschwartz.com /magicshow.htm   (1483 words)

  
 New data: Earth dodges another asteroid 'threat' Famed magician Doug Henning dies at 52 Plumbing leak foiled $100 mln ...
Magician Doug Henning, who recreated Harry Houdini's most famous trick, the "Water Torture Escape," and made magic popular again on the Broadway stage, has died at age 52, a spokesman said.
Don Jackson, a Toronto spokesman for a theme park Henning was developing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, said the magician died his home in Los Angeles with his wife, Deborah, at his side.
Henning, known as the "the hippie magician" because of his long brown hair and moustache, was born in Fort Garry, Manitoba, in 1947 and became one of Canada's best-known magicians before moving to the United States.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=16027   (3840 words)

  
 TIME.com: Is It a Magic Show or a Fire? -- Feb. 7, 1983 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Doug Henning, 35, may be America's premier illusionist, number his impish persona in eight TV specials and the longrunning 1974 extravaganza The Magic Show.
During one inauspicious performance, Henning's wife Debby, who plays a variety of roles, including Water, one of the four elements, found herself on the wrong side of a fountain and emerged sopping wet.
During weeks of sold-out preview performances, Henning bolstered the show with with more effects than he could shake a wand at.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,923326,00.html   (640 words)

  
 henning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
That's how Henning appeared witnessing his own marvels.
One of the pioneers in television specials, Henning broke the mold of the tuxedo-clad conjurer with bell-bottom pants and tight as spandex shirts with rainbows and clouds.
Henning was a huge success in the Seventies, and made a comeback tour in the Eighties.
www.jeffhorton.com /henning.htm   (51 words)

  
 Natural Law Party of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its most famous member was the magician Doug Henning, who ran as a candidate for the Natural Law Party in the 1993 federal election.
Henning was featured so prominently in the party's ads that many Canadian voters mistakenly thought he was the party's leader; the party was in fact led by Dr. Neil Paterson.
The NLP advocated federal funding for research in yogic flying, believing that this form of meditation was the key to achieving world peace and universal health.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Natural_Law_Party_of_Canada   (277 words)

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