The Comedy Magic of Woody Pittman

Woodrow W. ‘Woody’ Pittman, 54
FEB. 6, 1960 — OCT. 24, 2014

Woodrow William ‘‘Woody’’ Pittman Jr., 54, formerly of Ellettsville, died at his home in Los Angeles after a 3 ½ year battle with kidney cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Katie Cavera; 3 brothers, Tim (Sue) and Jack (Becky) of Bloomington, and Steve (Kris) Pittman of Crawfordsville; 2 sisters, Jerrie (Barry) Bruce of Linden, Indiana and Pam St.John of Edgewater, Maryland; and 13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Woodrow in 1999 and his mother Mary Jane in 2010.

He also leaves behind many friends whom he met as a comedic magician entertaining on cruise ships, working at the Hollywood Magic Shop, and performing at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and The California Magic Dinner Theatre. The Magic Castle is to host a tribute to Woody in January. He was a member of the Academy of Magical Arts and the Screen Actors Guild, working as a background actor on various television shows and the movie Apollo 13; and became acquainted with performers Robin Williams and Neil Patrick Harris, among others.

Woody often said he lived the life he dreamed of. “I have traveled the world. I have entertained people and got standing ovations. I married a beautiful woman that I loved. Most people would envy the life I lived. I lived a good life.”


Graveside services will be held at the Valhalla Mausoleum in Bloomington on Tuesday, November 18, at 11 a.m. with Woody’s father-in-law, James Cavera, presiding.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a fund for magicians in need, Dai Vernon Foundation, 11333 Moorpark Ave. #22, Studio City, CA 91602. Include in the memo “Woody.”



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