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Bess Houdini (Character)
from Houdini (1953)

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Houdini -- Tony Curtis gives a winning performance as the great Houdini, the struggling circus performer who emerged as the world's most captivating magician and escape artist.

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Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner (January 22, 1876 February 11... See more »
Alternate Names:
Mrs. Harry Houdini / Mrs. Houdini


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  1. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - David Copperfield vs. Harry Houdini (2015) TV episode, Played by Josie Ahlquist
  2. "Houdini"
        - Part 2 (2014) TV episode, Played by Kristen Connolly
        - Part 1 (2014) TV episode, Played by Kristen Connolly
  3. The Houdini Exposure (2011) (V) Played by Natalie Wilson
  4. "1000 Ways to Die"
        - The End Is Weird (2010) TV episode, Played by Amy Highfill (as Mrs. Houdini)
  5. 1000 Ways to Lie (2010) (TV) Played by Amy Highfill

  6. Houdini (1998) (TV) Played by Stacy Edwards

  7. Beyond and Back (1978) Played by Beverly Rowland (as Mrs. Houdini)
  8. The Great Houdini (1976) (TV) Played by Sally Struthers

  9. Houdini (1953) Played by Janet Leigh

  10. Religious Racketeers (1938) Played by Mrs. Harry Houdini (as Mrs. Harry Houdini)
    ... aka "The Mystic Circle Murder" - USA (reissue title)

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From Houdini (1953)
Harry Houdini: It'll be the most dangerous thing I've ever done.
Bess Houdini: And the most dangerous!
Harry Houdini: Bess, people aren't going to stand in line and watch me pull rabbits out of a hat.
Bess Houdini: Why? Why must every act you do be flirting with death?
Harry Houdini: Because it's the only act that'll hold an audience spellbound. People fall asleep at the opera, but they stay wide awake at the bullfights because ther's one man defying death down in that arena. You take this out of my act and I'm nothing!
Bess Houdini: You keep it in and we're both nothing!
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