| Share

Uri Geller


Born: 20 December 1946
Birthplace: Israel
Best known as:

Paranormal celebrity famous for bending spoons

Uri Geller has been well-known since the 1960s for his claims that he can bend spoons or fix broken watches using the power of his mind. Geller's own web site lists many other "scientifically unexplained" powers which he says he possesses, including telepathy, dowsing, and causing seeds to sprout with the power of his mind. While he has many doubters, Uri Geller has turned his claims into a successful career as a spooky and entertaining media figure.

Extra credit:

Uri Geller's first name is pronounced "oori" rather than "yuri"... Geller has a long-running public feud with James Randi, a magician who specializes in debunking the paranormal... Michael Jackson was the best man at Geller's 2001 wedding... A former paratrooper in the Israeli army, Geller fought in the Six Day War of 1967... Like Chuck Barris, Uri Geller says he once was in the secret employ of the CIA.

Copyright © 1998-2015 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.

More on Uri Geller from Infoplease:

  • Uri Geller - Biography of Uri Geller, Paranormal celebrity famous for bending spoons
  • The Time Is... Now - Starring Clarke Peters, Uri Geller, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Hon. Moses Akaranga, Dr. Scilla Elworthy
  • Selected Biographies: G - Selected biographies of well-known people and fictional characters

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring