Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
August 7, 1928
|Died||October 20, 2020 (aged 92)|
|Occupation||Magician, illusionist, writer, skeptic|
Deyvi Pena (m. 2013)
James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge; August 7, 1928 – October 20, 2020) was a Canadian-American magician and skeptic. He was known for performing ghost magic. He founded the James Randi Educational Foundation. He held two world records in the Guinness World Records. He was influenced by Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone, Sr..
World records[change | change source]
The following are Guinness World Records:
- Randi was in a sealed casket underwater for one hour and 44 minutes, breaking the previous record of one hour and 33 minutes set by Harry Houdini on August 5, 1926.
- Randi was encased in a block of ice for 55 minutes.
References[change | change source]
- H.W. Wilson Company (1987). Current Biography Yearbook. Silverplatter International. p. 455.
- Randi, James. "How To Say It?", "Swift", March 21, 2010
- "James Randi – A Skeptic Comes Out at 81 (podcast)". For Good Reason. March 21, 2010. Archived from the original on March 25, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
- "James Randi, magician and stage artist devoted to debunking the paranormal, dies at 92". The Washington Post. October 21, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- James Randi Educational Foundation – Official website
- Randi's Internet Audio Show from the James Randi Educational Foundation
- James Randi in the Skeptic's Dictionary
- James Randi on IMDb