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Broken Wand - Glen Falkenstein

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Glen Falkenstein: Feb 2, 1932- July 4th, 2010

Glen suffered from the worse disease there is alzheimers! He died in a nursing facility after only being there for a few days. His wife Frances took care of him as long as she could, but, it became an impossible task for her!

To me, Glen had the actual worse kind of Alzheimers, it set in over several years. For the longest time he could actually fool anybody that he was totally o.k., where as all the time he was getting worse and worse!! I saw him for the last time last week and it had progressed to the point that he didn't know me, although he did try to act like he did!! I knew by looking at his eyes that he had no idea who the heck I was!!

When we first met Glen and over the years I grew to admire him,#1 as a person and then as an entertainer! He was superb on stage and the act he and Frances did was totally amazing! At this period in time, there is no memorial planned for him. Maybe they will have one for him at the Magic Castle as that was a place he truly loved!

He is survived by a daughter and a sister, sorry I do not know their names, plus Frances Willard his wife for the last 20+ years, step children, Margo & Jim Timon, Hannah and Michael Ammar, Aaron & Lucianne Tucker.

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Falkenstein, Glenn
(Chicago, Illinois: 3 Feb 1932- ) Inspired by seeing magicians work at father's nightclub. At age 15 got job demming at Abbott's magic shop. Speech therapist in Los Angeles. Semi-pro mentalist. 1972 AMA Best Stage Performer. Since 1978 works a double mind-reading & spirit cabinet act with Frances Willard, whom he married in 1984. Video (1989, with Frances).

1990 Dragon Award (with Frances); 1991 Dunninger Award (with Frances); 1994 SAM Hall of Fame (with Frances); 1996 AMA Stage Magician of the Year (with Frances).

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