Born Ehrich Weiss
in Hungary in 1874, Houdini's family emigrated to America when he was four.
Houdini was born Ehrich Weiss
in 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, but moved to Wisconsin as a child before he found international fame.
His brother's discovery of a book by magician Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin started Ehrich Weiss
(``That Thing You Do
born Ehrich Weiss
in Budapest on March 24, 1874, Houdini was brought by
And Blaine has been compared with Ehrich Weiss
, or Harry Houdini to use his stage name.
But the great escapologist - born Ehrich Weiss
in Budapest - did not drown.