Harry Houdini

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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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Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest in 1874, and the son of a Rabbi, spent his early years as a locksmith's apprentice before becoming a vaudeville performer and earning worldwide fame with his amazing escapology exploits.
Houdini was born Ehrich Weiss in 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, but moved to Wisconsin as a child before he found international fame.
And Blaine has been compared with Ehrich Weiss, or Harry Houdini to use his stage name.
HOUDINI (Ehrich Weiss, 1873-1926) appeared in more than a dozen films from 1918.
Was it: a) Robert Maxwell, b) Ehrich Weiss, c) Douglas Fairbanks, d) Yul Brenner.
But the great escapologist - born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest - did not drown.