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Suee Seen

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Suee Seen
BornAugusta Pfaff
Cleveland, Ohio

Suee Seen (1863-?), also known as "Olive Path" and "Dot", was assistant to Alexander Herrmann and then wife of William Robinson (Chung Ling Soo).[1]


For many years, dressed as a little boy, she was the assistant of Alexander Herrmann[2] she was part of the black art floating trick with her husband Robinson.

She took the stage name Suee Seen (meaning "Water Lily") working on stage with her husband when they started the Oriental Chung Ling Soo act.

She took the guns that were pre-loaded by Will Robinson and was the last person to have access to them before the bullet catching act. She was on stage when her husband died on March 24, 1918, when his bullet catch routine went wrong. The new 18 year old assistant named Crowley is the one whose gun fired the deadly shot.


  1. The Glorious Deception by Jim Steinmeyer (2006)
  2. Mahatma Vol 7 No. 2 (August 1903)