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[[Werner F. Dornfield]] (October 7, 1892- September 5, 1982), known as "Dorny", was a close friend of [[Houdini]] and [[Thurston]].  
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[[Werner F. Dornfield]] (October 7, 1892 - September 5, 1982), known as "Dorny", was a National President and then Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]].
  
As a soldier in World War I, he became a member of the variety show.
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As a soldier in World War I, he became a member of the variety show. Dorny became involved with the [[I.B.M.]] and was given Number 4, though he claimed to be the first official member since the others were all officers.
  
Howard Thurston asked him to head his No.2 show, but he chose to be a magical MC for a lot less money and a lot fewer headaches.
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He was a close friend of [[Houdini]] and [[Thurston]]. Howard Thurston had asked him to head his No.2 show, but he chose to be a magical MC for a lot less money and a lot fewer headaches.
  
Dorny became involved with the [[I.B.M.]] and was given Number 4, though he claimed to be the first official member since the others were all officers.
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The Chicago SAM Assembly #3, which he was a founder member, was named in his honor.  He was also a member of the [[Magic Circle]], the Dean of the Mazda Mystic Ring and the Wizards' Club in Chicago.  
 
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He was a former National President and the Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]]. The Chicago Assembly #3 of which he was a founder member was named in his honor.  He was also a member of the [[Magic Circle]], the Dean of the Mazda Mystic Ring and the Wizards' Club in Chicago.
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Dorny received a Master Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
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At the 1982 [[IBM]] convention in New Orleans Dorny was the Guest of Honor.
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== Honors and Awards
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* Master Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
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* Guest of Honor at 1982 [[IBM]] convention in New Orleans.
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* Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]]
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
 
* [[Trix and Chatter]] (l921)  
 
* [[Trix and Chatter]] (l921)  
 
* Dorny's Comedy Blackouts (1962)  
 
* Dorny's Comedy Blackouts (1962)  
  
[[Category:Biographies|Dornfield]]
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[[Category:Biographies|Dornfield,Werner]]

Revision as of 13:09, 3 December 2008

Werner F. Dornfield (October 7, 1892 - September 5, 1982), known as "Dorny", was a National President and then Dean of the Society of American Magicians.

As a soldier in World War I, he became a member of the variety show. Dorny became involved with the I.B.M. and was given Number 4, though he claimed to be the first official member since the others were all officers.

He was a close friend of Houdini and Thurston. Howard Thurston had asked him to head his No.2 show, but he chose to be a magical MC for a lot less money and a lot fewer headaches.

The Chicago SAM Assembly #3, which he was a founder member, was named in his honor. He was also a member of the Magic Circle, the Dean of the Mazda Mystic Ring and the Wizards' Club in Chicago.

== Honors and Awards

Books