|Born||Kenneth Roy Husted|
November 11, 1940
|Died||June 28, 2009 (age 68) |
|Resting place||Lakeside Cemetery, Colon, Michigan|
Roy Huston (1940 - 2009), born to Vaudeville parents, toured the country as the Great Huston.
BiographyHis mother, known professionally as Rita Raye, was one of his assistants in his shows, as seen on the cover of New Tops, July 1964. He was one of the first to perform illusions in the circus. Huston married his assistant, Linda Lee, on December 23, 1966.
He starred in some now cult films including The Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967) in which he played Merlin.
Huston later worked spook shows from coast to coast, combining shows with Bill Neff, who's show he eventually purchased. He would drive a hearse from drive-in to drive-in to where a movie would come to life and ghosts would appear while performing his illusions such as the "Man Buried Alive"
He was the closing act at the 2006 IBM Convention Gala show.