A New Star for Siegfried and Roy
Siegfried and Roy
At long last, the LEGENDARY
duo and Las Vegas ICONS Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn were
honored on October 3, 2006 with the “Las Vegas Walk of Stars Award.”
They were presented with their OWN star which reads, “Siegfried and
Roy, Magicians of the Century.” That just about says it all!
It was very obvious how honored they both were, as they
offered words of great appreciation and gratitude. The magical
superstars displayed smiles of gratitude, not only for this very
prestigious award, but to the Mirage Hotel and Casino as well as the
city of Las Vegas, who made them a household name. Siegfried stated,
“Las Vegas is the most exciting and famous city in the world!”
After performing over 5,700 shows at the Mirage, their
sold-out-nightly show came to an abrupt halt after Roy’s tragic
accident on October 3, 2003 when he was attacked by his beloved
white tiger Montecore. Ironically, this award comes three years
later to the day, which also happens to be Roy’s birthday. No matter
what you might have read in the gossip rags, it was QUITE clear how
much respect and admiration Siegfried and Roy share for one another.
They share a strong bond and solid commitment. Both born natives of
Germany, they met almost 50 years ago on a German ship cruise.
Siegfried was performing magic and Roy was a waiter with a passion
for animals. The rest is history!
After receiving their
glamorous award, they offered the press (which included Robin Leach)
words such as, “Life is good” and “You have not seen the last of us
yet!” Roy spoke with great excitement that he is happy with his
progress and is ready for another show! Well, I for one would be the
first one in line to see it! CONGRATULATIONS SIEGFRIED AND ROY!
Photos by Robin Roth