Herbert B. Davis
|Herbert B. Davis|
|Born||Herbert Bossen Davis|
July 1 1906
|Died||January 27, 1993 (age 86) |
|Resting place||Moreland Memorial Cemetery MD Map|
Herbert B. Davis (1906-1993) entertained audiences for 70 years.
A resident of Boston, Baltimore, Florida and the last 12 years of his life in Dallas, Davis was the son of magician Herbert A. Davis (1869-1944). He was born the night that his father was sharing a bill with Harry Houdini. Returning to the hotel after the performance and learning of the birth, Houdini threw a gold coin on the bed, saying, "Let this boy be a famous magician."
Along with his wife and their daughter, they entertained at military bases and hospitals during War World II.
Later in life Davis worked as a purchasing agent when he wasn't performing magic.
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, March 1993