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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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Soldiering on, Houdini continued to Detroit after the incident where he performed for the very last time Oct.
If I was worried about my contract, and Heaven knows I was - the reputation of one of the leading magazines in the United States was wholly in my keeping - Harry Houdini was deeply concerned about me.
By this point in his career, Houdini had carved himself a career in Hollywood and his stage shows regularly began with him showing scenes from his latest films.
It was during the stay that Doyle's second wife Lady Jean, a practising medium, held a private seance for Houdini, who was haunted about missing his mum's death.
CURTAIN CALL: Michael as Houdini and Stephen as Conan Doyle HOUDINI & DOYLE Sun 10.
The Linthwaite-based daredevil hopes to succeed where Houdini failed with his next charity fundraising thriller.
Mr Dunning wrote: "I certify that today Mr Harry Houdini showed his abilities in releasing himself from restraint.
NEW YORK -- Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.
But what's less known about Harry Houdini - the 140th anniversary of whose birth took place this year - was his love of a certain South Wales city, at which he performed some of his most spectacular feats and even got himself arrested in the process.
ON January 7, 1918 Harry Houdini made an elephavanish in front of a capacity crowd at New York's Hippodrome Theatre.
This trick might also prevent the Great Houdini from taking part in the event that ended his life, possibly changing history forever.
Perhaps the greatest stunt Ehrich Weiss ever pulled off was that nearly 90 years after his death, his stage name, Houdini, is still the virtual definition for "the greatest escape artist of all time.
EIGHT years ago this week, Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist and magician, survived for one-and-a-half hours in a bronze con in a hotel swimming pool in Los Angeles.
A 3D animation and visual effects software firm, Side Effects Software, has announced the immediate availability of Houdini Engine for Maya.
Washington, May 28 ( ANI ): Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star as renowned magician Harry Houdini in Lionsgate/Summit's upcoming film 'The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero'.