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Johnny Aladdin

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Johnny Aladdin
BornJohn Joseph Randall
April 23, 1919
Bridgeport, Connecticut
DiedJuly 30, 2015 (age 96)
Las Vegas, Nevada
NationalityAmerican

Johnny Aladdin (1919-2015) was an American illusionist and hypnotist.

Biography

Randall learned his first trick at age thirteen. He started performing professional in 1940,specialized in close-up, illusions, and hypnotism. He joined the Navy and was assigned to the entertainment division. He performed for troops in Hawaii and was student of Tenkai in Hawaii from 1941-44. He was sent back to the mainland just one day before Pearl Harbor was attacked. When World War II was announced, Randall joined the Army and performed for troops overseas during the war.

In Vietnam in the late 1960s, he worked with his Japanese partner-wife "Taki". Denny Haney worked for Randall’s entertainment company after the Vietnam War.[1]

From 1975 until the late 1980's, he worked with Chinese assistant-wife "Lani". Johnny Aladdin toured Europe in 1981 and then worked in Las Vegas c.l986-89.[2][3][4]

References

  1. MUM, September 2015
  2. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
  3. http://www.kraftsussman.com/tribute/details/992/Johnny_Aladdin_AKA_John_Joseph_Randall/obituary.html
  4. http://www.magictricks.com/johnny-aladdin.html