Cover of Genii (1949)
|Born||January 6, 1905|
|Died||March 14, 1975 (age 70) |
George Boston (1905 - 1975) was a performer that spent his entire life in the theatrical profession. He was best known as chief assistant/stage manager for 22 leading magic shows including Harry Blackstone Sr., Charles Carter, Laurant,Willard the Wizard, Jack Gwynne, Nicola and Howard Thurston.
Boston was a feature magazine contributor to both Genii and Tops and was featured on the cover of Genii 1949 November. He was a member of the first Board of Directors and former Secretary of the Academy of Magical Arts.
He was also the technical adviser for films and TV shows including "Houdini" starring Tony Curtis, "You Asked for it" and "This Is Your Life". He taught all of Houdini's tricks and escapes to Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
Boston worked for the Magic Castle until he suffered a stroke which paralyzed half of his body. The last few years of his life were spent in hospitals and convalescent homes until he succumbed to a final stroke.