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Harry Blackstone, Jr
Original name: Harry Bouton
Birth: Jun. 30, 1934
Three Rivers
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 14, 1997
Loma Linda
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Magician, Educator, and Author. Son of the original Blackstone, the second magician to carry the name began appearing (and, ususally, disappearing) in his father's shows at the tender age of six months. Perhaps the highlight of his long career came in 1980, when he followed a well-recieved US tour with an elaborate show at New York's Majestic Theater on Broadway. To date, this is still the largest and longest-running magic show in the history of the New York theatre. Well respected by his peers, Blackstone was named Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in 1979 and 1985. In addition to stage magic, Blackstone would also become a well-known television personality, hosting two specials for HBO, one for PBS, and making frequent appearances on various talk, variety, and dramatic programs in both the United States and Britain. Perhaps his proudest work on television was his recurring role on PBS's "Square One TV," where he used magic tricks to teach math to young people. Blackstone also co-authored three books, "The Blackstone Book of Magic Tricks and Illusion," "There's One Born Every Minute," "My Life As A Magician," and re-edited his father's "Blackstone's Secrets of Magic Tricks." Along the same lines, Blackstone designed a series of magic trick kits that is still the standard for beginning magicians. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
 
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  Harry Blackstone (1885 - 1965)

Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
 
Burial:
Lakeside Cemetery
Colon
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: May 24, 2001
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Harry Blackstone, Jr
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Harry Blackstone, Jr
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Harry Blackstone, Jr
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