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Henri Bekker

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Henri Bekker

From Conjurers' Monthly Magazine
(Sept. 1907)
BornHenry Becker
DiedMay of 1968

Henri Bekker, an Englishman who started life as a blacksmith, worked himself to the fore until he became rated as an extraordinary clever sleight of hand performer.

Biography

Bekker hailed from Peckham, London, a near neighbor of Stanley Collins who gave him lessons in card manipulation sleight of hand.

He had many engagements at the St. George's Hall and was know for his comic patter.

Bekker had a nasty fall in the 1940's when he fell from the steps that led over an orchestra pit at a theatre. He continued doing odd shows at small halls, but ever seemed to recover from his accident and died in May 1968.

A description of his act was describe in Abracadabra, January 1, 1972, page 256.

References

  • Conjurers' Monthly Magazine (Sept. 1907)
  • Abracadabra, January 1, 1972, page 256