|Born||July 16, 1889|
|Died||February 9, 1967 (age 77) |
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.
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.