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William Harkness

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William Harkness
Born1896
near Glasgow
DiedFebruary 2, 1979
Victoria, B.C., Canada
NationalityCanadian

William (Billy) Harkness was named by Bess Houdini as the "Canadian Houdini."

He served in World War I with the Black Watch and Highland Light Infantry, and moved to Canada in 1922.

Along with his escapes, he was known for his manipulations and comedy situations.[1]

He attended and performed at many P.C.A.M. conventions.[2]


Awards

  • Houdini Handcuffs (1936)
  • Houdini Wand (1937)
  • Houdini Medallion

References

  1. Genii 1979 October (Obit)
  2. Genii 1938 May (cover)