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Harry and Beatrice Houdini in Nice, France, 1913.
The wealthy and word-famous Houdinis

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Harry Houdini Gets Married
June 22, 1894

After years as a magician, Houdini dropped his magic act from the show and concentrated on creating fantastic escapes. The couple left the United States and toured Europe, where Houdini was acclaimed as a brilliant "escapologist."

In 1914, Beatrice and Harry Houdini celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on board the S.S. Imperator of the Hamburg-America Line, where they met fellow passenger Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt was so amazed by Houdini's performance, he invited Houdini to meet his grandchildren.

Extremely happy for more than 39 years, the Houdinis never attempted escape from the bonds of matrimony. Then, on October 31, 1926, Houdini died from peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity) caused from a stomach injury, bringing the story of Harry Houdini and the beautiful Beatrice to a sad and sudden end.

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