Northern California - United States
Posted: Feb 2, 2007 4:50pm
DENNY HANEY'S BIO:
Born in 1945
Began magic in 1955
Graduated from the CHAVEZ college of magic in 1963
Tutored under Howard Schwarzman 1961-1965
Howard took him to New York as his student where he performed before the PARENT ASSEMBLY OF SAM in1965.
Volunteered for the US ARMY in1965. Denny spent three tours in VIETNAM with the ARMY where he met his first assistant, Doan Thi Trung-Du, nicknamed Lee. Lee left the act in 1982, and was replaced by Minh-Duc Thi Dang.
After his discharge, Denny went back to VIETNAM to entertain the troups until 1970. He learned much from Johnny Aladdin while there.
Later Denny moved to the PHILIPPINES and then to HAWAII where he opened a thetrical agency managing and promoting acts.
In 1972 Denny put together the "DENNY & LEE SHOW" with his wife.
From 1972 until 1990 he routed the world with his stage show working the finest
hotels, opening act for major stars, etc. Booked solid at 250-275 one nighters per year!
In the eighties he was one of the highest paid magic acts in the country, performing corporate events for Fortune 500 companies.
In 1990 Denny decided to retire from the road. He opened a magic shop in Baltimore.
Five years ago he opened a second store in Las Vegas.
It was only then that magicians began to know him as a magic dealer and were totally unaware of his past as a performer as Denny always kept it quiet.
Today he runs two real magic shops where younger magicians come to learn and grow.
Denny performs twice a year at THE MAGIC CASTLE and for magicians at magic conventions. He spends most of his time running the two magic studios and helping up and coming magicians to learn the art.
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