Monday, March 21, 2011

Dorothy Young tribute video

Here is a wonderful video about Dorothy Young, made for the occasion of her 100th birthday. Dorothy, who acted as Houdini's assistant in his full evening show, died on Sunday at her home in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, at age 103. What a full life she had.


  1. Thanks for posting this video. What a wonderful lady. We think of her as Houdini's assistant but she clearly had a very full life. Rest in Peace Dorothy.

  2. Im sad hearing about her passing. She was the last living connection to the Houdini show. Is there anyone still alive who actually knew Houdini? She more than likely was the last. Her home was in Ocean Grove NJ not Tinton falls (unless she moved in the past year). My wife and I live not far from Ocean Grove and we passed her home frequently during our walks by the beach. I always wanted to knock on her door and say Hi but never had the guts to do so.

  3. Oh, thanks for the correction. I got Tinton off Wikipedia.

    I wonder if there's anyone left who actually knew Houdini. She may have indeed been the last.

  4. She had a very nice home...all white with blue awnings. Great location just a stones throw (literally) from the ocean and a block away from downtown Ocean Grove NJ.

  5. So it appears she did die in Tinton Falls afterall. She apparently moved into a retirement home there recently.



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