Bess (Rahner) Houdini

Wilhelmina Beatrice (Rahner) Houdini (1876 - 1943)

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Wilhelmina Beatrice (Bess) Houdini formerly Rahner
Born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of Americamap
Sister of
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Died in Needles, California, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 May 2014 | Last significant change: 7 Nov 2018
15:36: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Bess (Rahner) Houdini. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: American Notables | Brooklyn, New York | Needles, California.

Bess (Rahner) Houdini is Notable.


Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner was born in Brooklyn in 1876.

Bess met Harry Houdini while she was performing in a song and dance act called The Floral Sisters and he was performing magic with his brother as The Brothers Houdini. They married soon afterwards, and she replaced Houdini's brother in the act, which became known as The Houdinis.

She died in 1943.

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My Two Sweethearts - Houdini with his wife and mother
My Two Sweethearts - Houdini with his wife and mother


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