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Harry Houdini Hinson

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Harry Houdini Hinson
Borncirca 1913
DiedFebruary 15, 1934 (age 20)
New York City
Resting placeMost Holy Trinity

Harry Houdini Hinson (c.1913-1934), the nephew of Harry Houdini, was an amateur magician.


Houdini started Hinson with books and parlor magic. He enjoyed performing and gave shows locally. He performed the needle trick and got his picture in the New York Times.

In the Sphinx (September, 1927) it was written that "Harry Houdini Hinson, nephew and protege of the late Houdini, is making quite a name for himself as a clever performer. Under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Houdini he has improved greatly. I am sure he will be among the leaders in time to come."

He died at the age of 20 (or 21) after a sledding accident, hitting a tree while going down a slope too fast. Although he was taken to a hospital, he developed peritonitis due to a ruptured spleen.[1][2]


  1. SLED INJURIES FATAL.; Harry Houdini Hinson, Nephew of the Magician, Dies After Crash, The New York Times, February 18, 1934
  2. Houdini!!! by Kenneth Silverman (1996)