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Herbert B. Davis

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Herbert B. Davis
BornHerbert Bossen Davis
July 1 1906
Sommerville, MA
DiedJanuary 27, 1993 (age 86)
Dallas, Texas
Resting placeMoreland 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.

He was a member of the Magician Alliance of Eastern States and the Society of Osiris.[1]


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, March 1993