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  1. Harry Houdini - Wikipedia

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    Harry Houdini (/ h uː ˈ d iː n i /; born Erik Weisz, later known as Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American escape artist, illusionist, stunt performer and mysteriarch, noted for his escape acts.. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the United States and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged ...

  2. Harry Houdini - Death, Facts & Quotes - Biography

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    Apr 15, 2021 · Harry Houdini's grand illusions and daring, spectacular escape acts made him one of the most famous magicians of all time. Who Was Harry Houdini? Fascinated with magic from a young age, Harry...

  3. Harry Houdini - IMDb

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    The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised.

  4. Harry Houdini - The Life of Harry Houdini

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    Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budpest, Hungary, with the name of Ehrich Weisz. He was one of six children and the son of Rabbi Mayer Weisz and his second wife, Cecilia Steiner. In 1876, Mayer Weisz immigrated to the United States with the dream of a better life. He found work as a rabbi and changed his last name to Weiss.

  5. Harry Houdini | Biography & Facts | Britannica

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    Mar 20, 2021 · Harry Houdini, original name Erik Weisz, (born March 24, 1874, Budapest [ see Researcher’s Note ]—died October 31, 1926, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.), American magician noted for his sensational escape acts.

  6. Harry Houdini - The Great Escape Artist - ThoughtCo

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    Jan 23, 2020 · However, it is believed that Harry Houdini was born Ehrich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. His mother, Cecilia Weisz (neé Steiner), had six children (five boys and one girl) of which Houdini was the fourth child. Houdini’s father, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weisz, also had a son from a previous marriage.

  7. Jul 11, 2020 · Getty Hungarian-born American magician and escape artist Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926). On the third season premiere of The UnXplained with William Shatner on the History Channel, Harry Houdini’s...

  8. What Killed Harry Houdini? - HISTORY

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    Oct 31, 2016 · Master escape artist Harry Houdini died on Halloween of 1926 from a ruptured appendix, but many of the circumstances surrounding his demise remain mysterious to this day. For over 30 years, Harry...

  9. 10 Facts About Harry Houdini | Mental Floss

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    Mar 18, 2009 · Harry Houdini was an avid aviator. Though there's some dispute over the claim, Houdini is often recognized as the first person to ever make a controlled flight in a powered plane on Australian...

  10. Biography: Harry Houdini - Ducksters

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    Harry Houdini's real name was Ehrich Weiss. He started using the name "Harry Houdini" as a stage name in 1894. The name "Harry" came from his childhood nickname "Ehrie." The name "Houdini" came from one of his favorite musicians, a Frenchman with the last name Houdin.

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