Message from Stan Goudge
The Funeral Service for Elaine Bracey will be held on Saturday 29 September 2007 at Morrison's Chapel at Lincoln Road, Henderson.

Elaine Bracey - BooBoo the Magic Clown

The Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians sadly reports the death on Wednesday 26 September 2007 of well loved and respected member - Elaine Bracey

Elaine had a long history as a performer in musicals and plays in the Auckland Region and was an accomplished actor and singer.

It was when she became partner to Jon Zealando in the 1980's that she developed an interest in magic, first as an assistant to Jon in school shows, where she developed the character of the Magical Clown, BooBoo, so called because the clown was always making mistakes.

Later she branched out on her own with strolling magic and especially with balloon sculptures with which she was especially proficient.

Significant engagements include: four nationwide tours with American Illusionist Vince Carmen; regular bookings by Auckland City Council to entertain at Parks and Playgrounds including a six months stint at the Viaduct Basin during America's Cup 1999/2000; performances at A and P Shows through out the North Island, and at the Royal Easter Show Auckland; and frequent engagements at the Auckland International Airport.

Magicians recall with pleasure her comedy song and dance routine "No one loves a fairy when she's forty" for the closing show at 24th NZ Magicians Convention 1990.

In 2006 the Variety Artists Club presented Elaine Bracey with the Benny, the Variety Artist's supreme award recognising her skill as an entertainer over many years.

Elaine has been a valued member of the Brotherhood of Auckland magicians for twelve years, her infectious laughter enlivened club meetings and she was always a gracious volunteer for others to try their tricks on. She will be sadly missed.

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