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About Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini was a famous Hungarian-American magician, illusionist and escapologist known for his extraordinary illusions and escape acts. Some of his greatest feats of escape include escaping from special handcuffs that took five years to make and escaping from a locked glass cabinet filled with water. Such daring escape acts turned him into one of the greatest magicians of all time.
He started his magic career performing card tricks calling himself the "King of Cards". But success as a magician didn’t come his way until he started focusing on escape acts.
He married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner in 1893. The couple remained married until Houdini’s death on October 31, 1926.
He almost died in 1915 after finding it difficult to escape from a grave in which he was buried alive. His assistants had to pull him out of the grave.
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Famous quotes by 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
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
Harry Houdini's Popularity
Harry Houdini was a famous Hungarian-born magician, who was born on March 24, 1874. As a person born on this date, Harry Houdini is listed in our database as the 10th most popular celebrity for the day (March 24) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1874).
People born on March 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Harry Houdini is the 209th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Harry Houdini's birthday, Harry Houdini is the 1st most famous Hungarian and ranks 1st in famous people born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary.
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