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Birth Name: Erich Weiss

Born: 24 March 1874 Died: 31 October 1926

Country of origin: Hungary

Height: 5' 6"


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Description: Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can. In 1904, thousands watched as he tried to escape from special handcuffs commiss ... (more)
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" This Hungarian-born magician and escapologist is perhaps the most famous magician in history. In 1878, he immigrated to Appleton, Wisconsin with his Jewish parents and seven siblings. At age 12, Houdini left home in search of work and traveled for two years on his own, making his way from Wisconsin to Missouri and settling finally in New York City. He lived in tents and on the streets, in shelters and in makeshift quarters. Finally, Houdini got his big break in 1899, where he met his manager w"

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"The escape artist was born in Budapest, Hungary. "

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