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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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He died on October 31, 1926
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[[Harry Houdini]] (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) whose birth name in Hungary was Erik Weisz (which was changed to Ehrich Weiss when he immigrated to the United States), was a Hungarian American magician, escapologist (widely regarded as one of the greatest ever), stunt performer, as well as a skeptic and investigator of spiritualists, film producer, and actor.
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Harry Houdini is the one of the most famous escape artists/magicians who has ever lived.  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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Houdini Straitjacket Escape
 
Houdini Straitjacket Escape
 
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[[Category:Biographies|Houdini,Harry]]
 
  
 
== External links and references==
 
== External links and references==
  
 
* [http://www.magicnook.com/forum/bioHIJ.htm Brief Biography] at The Magic Nook
 
* [http://www.magicnook.com/forum/bioHIJ.htm Brief Biography] at The Magic Nook
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[[Category:Biographies|Houdini,Harry]]

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Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) whose birth name in Hungary was Erik Weisz (which was changed to Ehrich Weiss when he immigrated to the United States), was a Hungarian American magician, escapologist (widely regarded as one of the greatest ever), stunt performer, as well as a skeptic and investigator of spiritualists, film producer, and actor.

Harry Houdini is the one of the most famous escape artists/magicians who has ever lived. 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.


Houdini Straitjacket Escape


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