Harry Houdini

Professional Magician

Le Biography

Born March 24th, 1874 Ehrich Weisz was born in Budapest Hungary, but ended up being raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. When he was 9 years old, Weisz performed his first act, a trapeze performance. When he was 12, he ran away from home to New York for a job. When Weisz was 13 his brother Theo and him became interested in magic. Ehrich decided he needed a stage name, inspired by French magician, Robert Houdini, he became Harry Houdini. At the age of 20, Houdini joined a circus and married his assistant. The circus let him perfect his tricks. Later in his life, when Harry was getting older but didn't want to stop his tricks, he started his own television show devoted to his magic. His performances on both his television series and a few movies earned him his own Hollywood Star. During the 20's he became obsessed with exposing fraud mediums and psychics that scientists and academics couldn't, he did this because he wanted to contact his deceased mother that he loved very much. He continued this until his death in October, 1926 at the age of 52.
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