Harry Houdini

Biography by: Fabian D.

Harry Houdini-Childhood

Harry Houdini was born on March 24th, Budapest,Hungary. Hes real name is Ehrich Weisz.

He was one of 6 children and the son of Rabbi Mayer Weisz. He moved to the United States and became a Rabbi, he also changed his last name to Weiss. In 1876 the rest of his family came and joined him.

Harry Houdini-Getting Started

Ehrich started of by changing his name to Harry Houdini. Harry Houdini left his family to start hes career as a magician. He has been performing small acts in New York. Soon he got married and joined a circus and pursued his escape tricks and preformed with an Elephant!

Harry Houdini-Tricks

  • First act was when he was 9 years old, it was in a circus he called himself “Prince of the air”

  • Harry Houdini was put in a locked trunk

  • Houdini was put in master handcuffs, he escaped

  • Houdini was handcuffed and he jumped of a bridge when he came up the crowd got excited

  • Harry Houdini gets put in a crate nailed together and was put in a lake

Impact on Society

Harry Houdini has a great impact on the world because of how he entertained the world with his magic tricks and his escape tricks. Everyone loved his tricks but some think that his cheated his way through with a key in his mouth or clothes pockets.

Overcoming Obstacles

Houdini almost died in one of his tricks...he was put in a crate nailed together and put into a lake. Houdini had a crowbar with him but ill couldn't escape but eventually he did.


Harry Houdini died by a heart attack on October 31, 1926 in Detroit Michigan

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