Bess Houdini

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Birthday
22, 1876
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Feb 11, 1943 (67)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1876
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Feb 11, 1943 (67)

About

New York woman most famous for being the wife and assistant of legendary escape artist Harry Houdini. Following her husband's unexpcted death in October 1926, she dedicated her life to preserving his memory.

Before Fame

She sang and danced in a group called The Floral Sisters.

Trivia

She played herself in the 1938 film "Religious Racketeers," directed by Frank O’Conner.

Family Life

She was born Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner. Her father, Gebhard, was a cabinet maker.

Associated With

She married Harry Houdini in June 1894 and remained married to him until his death.