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[[Henry Gordien]] (1890- February 9, 1967) was a street magician from Minneapolis who would work New York's Lower East Side.
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'''Henry Gordien''' (1890-1967) was a street magician from Minneapolis who would work New York's Lower East Side.
  
Henry gave [[Al Flosso]] his first apprenticeship, acting as a shill when selling magic tricks on the street. Henry was also responsible for many other young magicians becoming professionals including Jay Ose and Eddie Tullock.
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Gordien gave [[Al Flosso]] his first apprenticeship, acting as a shill when selling magic tricks on the street. He was also responsible for many other young magicians becoming professionals including [[Jay Ose]] and [[Eddie Tullock]].
  
Many of his inventions are in Hilliard's [[Greater Magic]]. He sold Harry Houdini the needle trick that he used.
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Many of his inventions are in Hilliard's [[Greater Magic]]. He sold [[Harry Houdini]] the needle trick that he used.
  
Henry had had his larnyx removed because of cancer, but still performed magic shows in pantomime until his death.
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Gordienhad had his larnyx removed because of cancer, but still performed magic shows in pantomime until his death.
  
His son, Fortune, held world's discus-throwing record for nine years and has played supporting roles in movies.
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His son, Fortune, held the world's discus-throwing record for nine years and played supporting roles in movies.
  
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Revision as of 09:21, 10 February 2012

Henry Gordien
Born1890
DiedFebruary 9, 1967

Henry Gordien (1890-1967) was a street magician from Minneapolis who would work New York's Lower East Side.

Gordien gave Al Flosso his first apprenticeship, acting as a shill when selling magic tricks on the street. He was also responsible for many other young magicians becoming professionals including Jay Ose and Eddie Tullock.

Many of his inventions are in Hilliard's Greater Magic. He sold Harry Houdini the needle trick that he used.

Gordienhad had his larnyx removed because of cancer, but still performed magic shows in pantomime until his death.

His son, Fortune, held the world's discus-throwing record for nine years and played supporting roles in movies.