James Randi

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James Randi
Born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
(1928-08-07) August 7, 1928 (age 89)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian-American
Occupation Magician, illusionist, writer, skeptic
Spouse(s) Deyvi Pena (m. 2013)
Website www.randi.org

James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge; August 7, 1928) is a Canadian-American magician and skeptic who is known for bending metal forks or spoons. He is known for performing ghost magic and for being the founder of James Randi Educational Foundation. He holds two world records. He was influenced by Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone, Sr..

Randi was born on August 7, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] He is openly gay.[2][3] He married his partner of 27 years, Deyvi Pena, in 2013.

References[change | change source]

  1. H.W. Wilson Company (1987). Current Biography Yearbook. Silverplatter International. p. 455. 
  2. Randi, James. "How To Say It?", "Swift", March 21, 2010
  3. "James Randi – A Skeptic Comes Out at 81 (podcast)". For Good Reason. March 21, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

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