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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What was the stage name of American magician and escapologist Erich Weiss? 6.
Among a plethora of the escapist's possessions is a Bible once owned by a 19-year-old Houdini (ne Erich Weiss) who was born in Budapest in 1874.
In this documentary, the first in a new series of Perspectives, Davies goes on the trail of the man born Erich Weiss to see what drove him to perform his death-defying stunts, and just how he became one of the most successful entertainers in the world.