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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. Dornfeld''' (October 7, 1892 - September 5, 1982), billed as "Dorny", a National President and then Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]], performed on [[vaudeville]] stages and attended many magic conventions.
  
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.  
  
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 regularly penned a column for Abbott's [[Tops]] magazine.
  
Dorny received a Master Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].  
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== Honors and Awards ==
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* Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]] (1973)
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* Master Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]] (1978)
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* Guest of Honor at 1982 [[IBM]] convention in New Orleans.
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* Elected to the [[Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame]]
  
At the 1982 [[IBM]] convention in New Orleans Dorny was the Guest of Honor.
 
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
 
* [[Trix and Chatter]] (l921)  
 
* [[Trix and Chatter]] (l921)  
* Dorny's Comedy Blackouts (1962)  
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* Dorny on Trix (1954)
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* Dorny's Comedy Blackouts (1962)
  
[[Category:Biographies|Dornfield]]
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==References==
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* Cover [[Genii 1978 April]]
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* Obit [[Genii 1982 October]]
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* Cover [[Magicol]] No. 134 (February 2000)
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[[Category:Biographies]]

Revision as of 19:07, 11 February 2013

Werner Dornfield
BornWerner F. Dornfeld
October 07, 1892
Chicago, Illinois
DiedSeptember 05, 1982 (age 89)

Werner F. Dornfeld (October 7, 1892 - September 5, 1982), billed as "Dorny", a National President and then Dean of the Society of American Magicians, performed on vaudeville stages and attended many magic conventions.

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.

Dorny regularly penned a column for Abbott's Tops magazine.

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