Erik Weisz


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Noun1.Erik Weisz - United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)Erik Weisz - 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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My birth name was Erik Weisz, but it was changed on my family's immigration to the US in 1878, and then again by myself early on in my career.
What is known is that by that time Houdini - born Erik Weisz in Budapest - had been performing his escapes for nearly 30 years.
Born in 1874 as Erik Weisz in Budapest, Houdini was a rabbi's son who emigrated to Wisconsin in 1878.