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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His family moved to New York, took US citizenship, and Eric briefly changed his name to Ehrich Weiss before settling on Harry Houdini as a stage name.
Houdiniitells the life story of Ehrich Weiss who rose to fame from humble beginnings: he started out as a magician and gradually evolved into an escapologist adopting the title of 'self liberator'.
Illustrated with fascinating b/w period photos, the narrative traces the rise of young Ehrich Weiss, son of a rabbi, from obscurity to worldwide renown under the name Harry Houdini.
Born Ehrich Weiss in Hungary in 1874, his family emigrated to America when he was four.