Harry Houdini

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Noun1.Harry Houdini - United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)Harry Houdini - United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)
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Illusionist Ehrich Weiss was better known by what name?
It is an impressive tribute to the man who grew up as Ehrich Weiss and died on Halloween 1926 of complications from appendicitis.
Perhaps the greatest stunt Ehrich Weiss ever pulled off was that nearly 90 years after his death, his stage name, Houdini, is still the virtual definition for "the greatest escape artist of all time.
Leaping about in time, the movie chronicles Houdini's upbringing as Ehrich Weiss, a Jewish immigrant from Budapest (where, incidentally, the miniseries was shot), parlaying his early love of magic into a stage act that eventually made him one of the most recognizable figures of his era.