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  • Houdini's Younger Brother Theo
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    The performer known world wide as Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest. Although Houdini often claimed to be born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Houdini actually came to the United States when he was four years old. To this day many connected with the small town of Appleton still claim the untruth that Houdini was born there strictly to attract tourists. Houdini's father was Mayer Samuel Weiss. Houdini's father was a Rabbi. His mother's name was Cecilia Steiner Weiss. His parents spoke ...
  • Show By Harry Houdini
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    Two men are standing on a stage in front of you. One climbs into a box. The other locks it. The man outside of the box goes behind a curtain and claps three times. Then, the man who, moment's earlier was inside the box, emerges from behind the curtain. He opens the box and the second man comes out. This is what watching a show by Harry Houdini would have been like. Read on to find out more about his amazing life and tricks. First I'll tell you about his childhood. He was born as Enrich Weiss on ...
  • Harry Houdini
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    Khan 1 Shehzad Khan 8 Lutes Harry Houdini What comes to mind when one thinks of Harry Houdini There are many things one could say, magic, escapes, perseverance, hard work, determination, fame, etc. Houdini was a master magician as well as a superb escape artist. (Harry 1) Houdini was one of the most determined men in history. He was so obsessed with achieving his goal that no matter what got in his way he pushed it aside. Even if it were his parents he would ignore them. Many things got in his w...
  • Time And Houdinis Name
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    The man known world wide as the most famous magician of all time, Harry Houdini, was born March 24, 1874 in Budapest. Although Houdini often claimed to be born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Houdini actually came to the United States when he was four years old. In later years, in a magazine interview, Houdini said, the greatest escape I ever made was when I left Appleton, Wisconsin. Houdinis actual name was Ehrich Weiss. His father was Mayer Samuel Weiss. He was a Rabbi for the German Zoin Jewish Congr...
  • New York With Houdini
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    Kendall, Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1960,187 pages. "Ladies and gentlemen, you can see there isn't anything up my sleeve". 1 Erich Weiss states at the beginning of the book. Even as a child Erich Weiss, a. k. a. Harry Houdini, knows that his goal in life is to become a world famous illusionist. It was difficult for Erich's family being pilgrims from Europe. His father worked hard, but being from Germany and not knowing English made it difficult. "Promise me...

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