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Harry Houdini

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on 30 January 2014

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Harry Houdini

I had little formal education, but my self-education was a lifelong persuit. My mind as I often quote is the key that sets me free.
Death date, place, cause, and age at death
I deid on October 31, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan. I was 52 years old when I died. I died from Peritiontis, secondary to a rupptured appendix. Peritiontis isan inflamaion of the pritoreum.
I was a Hungarian American illusionist and stunt performer. I was able to escape from straitjackets underwater, escape from chains, and hold my breath inside a sealed milkcan. Also i was buried alive and escaped by clawing to surface.
Early life
I was born as Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary on March 24, 1874. My parents were Mayer Samuel Weisz and Ceilllia Weisz. I grew up with six brothers and one sister.
Date and place of birth
I was born on March 24, 1874. I was born in Budapest, Hungary. I often said i was born in Appleton, Wisconsin because, that is where I was raised.
Family members-
My moms name was Ceillia Weisz and my father name was Mayer Samuel Weisz. My siblings are Theodore Hardeen, Herman M, Leopold D, Carrie Gladys, Nathan D, and Goftfried Willam.
Interesting facts
I stared in many movies such as The grim game, The master mystery, and The man from beyond. A lot of my magic tricks went to the Houdini Hall of Fame in Niagara falls, Ontario, but burned down. I even got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Adult life
I changed my name from Erik Weisz to Harry Houdini. I left my family to pursue my magic career. I gained fame from being able to escape from handcuffs and caskets.
Conttributions in life
I gave lots and lots of money to charity. I donated a lot of my magic books and old things to orphanages.
Title and author of book and research used
Book: Harry Houdini young magician
Author: Kathryn Kilby Borland

Book: Who was Harry Houdini
Author: Tul T. Sutherland

Website: www.thegreatHarryHoudini.com/
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