Doug Henning

doug henningDoug Henning was a Canadian magician who performed magic in the 1970s and 1980s, re-popularizing magic as a mainstream art form.

He performed his first show at the age of fourteen and soon after performed on Canadian television.

He received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and traveled to America to study among the greats.

Making magic popular once more, Doug Henning created a theatrical show titled “Spell Bound.”

He then went on to do television shows in the U.S., winning Emmy’s and receiving critical acclaim.

In the mid 1980s, Doug Henning retired from show business and studied Transcendental Meditation and later ran for office in Canada.

In February of 2000, Henning died of liver cancer at the age of 52.

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