Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dorothy Young, Houdini's Last Surviving Assistant Dies

Dorothy Young has died at the age of 103. She was the last surviving assistant of Harry Houdini, touring with his company from 1925-26. Her death from heart failure was announced today by Drew University, where she was a prominent donor.

Young portrayed the futuristic "Radio Girl of 1950" onstage with Houdini and later went on to become a professional dancer and novelist, as well as a patron of the arts. For more information on Dorothy Young, CLICK HERE. For her obituary in the UK newspaper The Telegraph, CLICK HERE.

The announcement of her death comes the day before the 137th anniversary of Houdini's birth.

CLICK HERE to watch Dorothy talk about her experience onstage with Houdini.

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