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Roy Huston (1944? - June 28, 2009) born to Vaudeville parents, toured the country as the Great Huston.
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Roy Huston {{PersonInfo||1944|June 28, |2009}} born to Vaudeville parents, toured the country as the Great Huston.
 
   
 
   
 
Roy's mother, known professionally as Rita Raye, was also 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. Roy Huston, married his assistant, Linda Lee, on December 23, 1966.
 
Roy's mother, known professionally as Rita Raye, was also 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. Roy Huston, married his assistant, Linda Lee, on December 23, 1966.
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Huston was also a Jazz drummer and passed away unexpectedly at his home in Florida at the age of 65.
 
Huston was also a Jazz drummer and passed away unexpectedly at his home in Florida at the age of 65.
  
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== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 11:49, 1 January 2010

Roy Huston Template:PersonInfo born to Vaudeville parents, toured the country as the Great Huston.

Roy's mother, known professionally as Rita Raye, was also 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. Roy 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.

He 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"

More recently, he was the closing act at the 2006 IBM Convention Gala show.

Huston was also a Jazz drummer and passed away unexpectedly at his home in Florida at the age of 65.

Notes

Need confirmation on date of birth

References