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[[Werner F. Dornfield]] (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.
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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. 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.  
 
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.  
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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.  
 
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 he penned a column for Abbott's [[Tops]] magazine.
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Dorny regularly penned a column for Abbott's [[Tops]] magazine.
  
 
== Honors and Awards ==
 
== Honors and Awards ==
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* Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]] (1973)
 
* Master Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]] (1978)
 
* Master Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]] (1978)
 
* Guest of Honor at 1982 [[IBM]] convention in New Orleans.
 
* Guest of Honor at 1982 [[IBM]] convention in New Orleans.
* Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]]
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* Elected to the [[Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame]]
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
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* Obit [[Genii 1982 October]]
 
* Obit [[Genii 1982 October]]
 
* Cover [[Magicol]] No. 134 (February 2000)
 
* Cover [[Magicol]] No. 134 (February 2000)
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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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