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Harry Houdini, full-length portrait in chains.
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Born: March 24, 1874, Budapest, Hungary
(Some believe he was born April 6 or 8, 1874 in Appleton, Wisconsin)
Died: October 31, 1926, Detroit, Michigan

Born Ehrich Weiss, Harry Houdini was a master of illusion. Houdini earned an international reputation as an escape artist who dramatically freed himself from ropes, shackles, and handcuffs. He was married to Wilhelmina Rahner, who, as Beatrice Houdini, was his stage assistant. He performed on vaudeville and was also in many motion pictures.

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Scaring the Ghosts
"Houdini Exposes Fraud"
The Start of a Magical Career
"Houdini as a Young Man"

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