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In 1948 Dick graduated from high school and decided to work in earnest to become a magician. He joined the [[Houdini Club]] of Wisconsin (which he served as president) and then the [[I.B.M.]]<ref>Cover, [[Genii 1957 November]]</ref>   
 
In 1948 Dick graduated from high school and decided to work in earnest to become a magician. He joined the [[Houdini Club]] of Wisconsin (which he served as president) and then the [[I.B.M.]]<ref>Cover, [[Genii 1957 November]]</ref>   
  
DeYoung discovered magic in the 1940s during his junior year at Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin High School where he perform at a variety show at the school to raise money to purchase war bonds during World War II.
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DeYoung discovered magic in the 1940s during his junior year at Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin High School where he perform at a variety show at the school to raise money to purchase war bonds during World War II. He soon began charging money for shows and traveling to magic shops in Milwaukee and Chicago to buy equipment.
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The young man soon began charging money for shows and traveling to magic shops in Milwaukee and Chicago to buy equipment.
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<ref>http://www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2010/01/11/news/wisconsin_news/wis1101.txt</ref>
 
<ref>http://www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2010/01/11/news/wisconsin_news/wis1101.txt</ref>
  

Revision as of 13:18, 21 June 2011

Dick DeYoung
Borncirca 1930

Flourished1950s - 2010s

Dick DeYoung has performed as a magician for over 60 years.

In 1948 Dick graduated from high school and decided to work in earnest to become a magician. He joined the Houdini Club of Wisconsin (which he served as president) and then the I.B.M.[1]

DeYoung discovered magic in the 1940s during his junior year at Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin High School where he perform at a variety show at the school to raise money to purchase war bonds during World War II. He soon began charging money for shows and traveling to magic shops in Milwaukee and Chicago to buy equipment. [2]

He has performed for a variety of audiences and has played in practically every kind of venue, from atop a hay wagon to the largest arenas. [3]

References

  1. Cover, Genii 1957 November
  2. http://www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2010/01/11/news/wisconsin_news/wis1101.txt
  3. 60 Years DeYoung, by JULIE SOBANSKI, MUM, November 2006


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