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Barbara Hudson dies at 84

Dancer was assistant to magician Harry Blackstone Sr.

Dancer and musician Barbara Hudson-Katicich, an assistant to magician Harry Blackstone Sr., died on Jan. 30, of natural causes. She was 84.

Hudson performed with Blackstone Sr., the most popular magician in the U.S. after Houdini’s death, beginning in 1950.

She appeared in numerous scenes with the illusionist for the 1950-51 season of his “Show of 1001 Wonders.”

Among her roles was to assist Blackstone Sr. with his famous “Floating Light Bulb,” the magician’s signature piece.

Hudson eventually went to Hollywood to appear in a film with Blackstone Sr.

She is survived by a daughter and a son.

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