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Dean Gunnarson (escape artist)

born - in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dean Gunnarson is a escapologist famous for large scale spectacular stunts done for television.

Gunnarson's most notable:

  • Gunnarson was on NBC's special The World's Most Dangerous Magic. On that show he escaped from a straitjacket while hanging upside down 726 feet above the ground from a trapeze suspended from the Hoover Dam.
  • In 1988 Gunnarson appeared on the NBC special, Magic in The Magic Kingdom, filmed at Disneyland
  • Was on the Spectacular World of Guinness Records, hosted by David Frost.
  • Gunnarson was the first recipient of the Houdini Award on the Magic Stars television show in Tokyo, Japan
  • Became the youngest person and first Canadian to be awarded the U.C.T. "Humanitarian of the Year" for his devotion to raising money for various charities after being chosen out of 185,000 people nominated in North America.
  • Performed Houdini's Milk Can Escape during the telecast on the show "The Search for Houdini
  • Many, many more escapes