Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Kitty Baldwin

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
Kitty Baldwin
BornKate Russell
circa 1853
London, Middlesex, England
DiedJuly 28, 1934 (age 80)
Buffalo, New York
Resting placeAbbey of the Palms Mausoleum, Hollywood Forever Cemetery , Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

Kitty Baldwin (c.1853-1934) performed a mentalist act with her husband, Samri Baldwin "The White Mahatma" (1848-1924) (1848-1924).


Kitty (Samri's second wife and assistant) performed together with Samri as a mentalist act becoming an international success

Kitty divorced Samri In 1906 and went on her own in hopes of sustaining a career as a solo mentalist act, performing under various aliases, including Kate Russell "The Clairvoyant Queen," "The Famous Rosicrucian Somnambulist" and "Mrs. Baldwin Slade".

This proved unsuccessful, so tried forming a mentalist act with Karl Germain for a few more years before quitting the magic profession.

He daughter, Shadow entered the mystic world as a professional psychic, but was cut short due to Harry Houdini's debunking of fraudulent mediums.[1][2]