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Harry Houdini is the one of the most famous escape artists/magicians who has ever lived.  His real name was Erik Weisz but when his family imigrated to the USA from Pest, Hungary, it was changed to Erich Weiss.  Later he changed it to Harry Houdini because Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin was one of his biggest inspirations.  He invented some of the greatest escapes in the history of magic like "Chinese Torture Cell", "Metamorphosis" and much more.
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Harry Houdini is the one of the most famous escape artists/magicians who has ever lived.  His real name was Erik Weisz but when his family imigrated to the USA from Pest, Hungary, it was changed to Erich Weiss.  Later he changed it to Harry Houdini because [[Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin]] was one of his biggest inspirations.  He invented some of the greatest escapes in the history of magic like "[[Chinese Torture Cell]]", "[[Metamorphosis]]" and much more.
 
He died on October 31, 1926
 
He died on October 31, 1926
  

Revision as of 19:42, 16 December 2007

Harry Houdini is the one of the most famous escape artists/magicians who has ever lived. His real name was Erik Weisz but when his family imigrated to the USA from Pest, Hungary, it was changed to Erich Weiss. Later he changed it to Harry Houdini because Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin was one of his biggest inspirations. He invented some of the greatest escapes in the history of magic like "Chinese Torture Cell", "Metamorphosis" and much more. He died on October 31, 1926

Houdini Straitjacket Escape

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