- Name: Harry Houdini
- Born: 03/24/1874
- Died: 10/31/1926 (52 years old)
Harry Houdini (//; born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as “Harry ‘Handcuff’ Houdini” on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it.
Alias: Erik Weisz
Harry Houdini quotes :
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.Harry Houdini
I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country.Harry Houdini