History Creator / HarryHoudini

19th Jul '15 5:32:59 PM kchishol
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The preeminent StageMagician of his time and the greatest EscapeArtist of ''all'' time, Harry Houdini (who based his stage name on the French magician, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin) was one of the great entertainers in {{Vaudeville}} and became one of the highest paid in the industry. He also accepted dares to see if he could escape various police jail cells, secure transports and personal restraints, and usually did, and sometimes while nude to "prove" he wasn't carrying tools.
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The preeminent StageMagician of his time and the greatest EscapeArtist of ''all'' time, Harry Houdini (who based his stage name on the French magician, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin) was one of the great entertainers in {{Vaudeville}} and became one of the highest paid in the industry. He also accepted dares to see if he could escape various police jail cells, secure transports and personal restraints, and usually did, and sometimes while nude to "prove" he wasn't carrying tools. tools.[[note]]In reality, he was often hiding them in the back of his throat, and could cough them up at any time.[[/note]]
14th Jun '15 8:50:01 AM ShadowWarden
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Including some information on his ethnicity - relevant, as it influenced the trajectory of his life significantly.
American escape artist born March 24, 1874 (with the name Erik Weisz), died October 31, 1926 at age 52.
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American Jewish-American escape artist born March 24, 1874 (with the name Erik Weisz), died October 31, 1926 at age 52.
1st Sep '14 7:48:45 PM Fireblood
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In addition to stage craft, Houdini also starred in films although that career path proved unsuccessful and even had some notoriety as an airplane pilot, doing the first flight in Australia.[[note]]though some Australian aviation historians dispute whether he was indeed the first[[/note]] Houdini married his stage partner Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner three times. Once in secret and then once in each of their churches as Houdini was Jewish and Bess, Roman Catholic. They were HappilyMarried.
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In addition to stage craft, Houdini also starred in films although that career path proved unsuccessful and even had some notoriety as an airplane pilot, doing the first flight in Australia.[[note]]though some Australian aviation historians dispute whether he was indeed the first[[/note]] first.[[/note]] Houdini married his stage partner Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner three times. Once in secret and then once in each of their churches houses of worship, as Houdini was Jewish and Bess, Bess Roman Catholic. They were HappilyMarried.
26th Jul '14 9:47:38 PM doornik1142
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In addition to stage craft, Houdini also starred in films although that career path proved unsuccessful and even had some notoriety as an airplane pilot, doing the first flight in Australia.
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In addition to stage craft, Houdini also starred in films although that career path proved unsuccessful and even had some notoriety as an airplane pilot, doing the first flight in Australia. Australia.[[note]]though some Australian aviation historians dispute whether he was indeed the first[[/note]]
14th May '14 7:44:05 AM bix902
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Houdini was married twice and HappilyMarried both times.
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Houdini married his stage partner Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner three times. Once in secret and then once in each of their churches as Houdini was married twice Jewish and HappilyMarried both times. Bess, Roman Catholic. They were HappilyMarried.
19th Mar '14 12:53:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The preeminent StageMagician of his time and the greatest EscapeArtist of ''all'' time, Harry Houdini (who based his stage name on the French magician, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin) was one of the great entertainers in {{Vaudeville}}, become one of the highest paid in the industry. He also accepted dares to see if he could escape various police jail cells, secure transports and personal restraints, and usually did, and sometimes while nude to claim he wasn't carrying tools (Not mentioning he could hide them in his throat).
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The preeminent StageMagician of his time and the greatest EscapeArtist of ''all'' time, Harry Houdini (who based his stage name on the French magician, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin) was one of the great entertainers in {{Vaudeville}}, become {{Vaudeville}} and became one of the highest paid in the industry. He also accepted dares to see if he could escape various police jail cells, secure transports and personal restraints, and usually did, and sometimes while nude to claim "prove" he wasn't carrying tools (Not mentioning he could hide them in his throat). tools.

In addition, Houdini had some interest in the supernatural, but was disgusted to find the only ones available were frauds. As a result, Houdini dedicated himself to debunking claims of the paranormal by infiltrating seances to expose the fakery and showing how the fakers did it on stage. All the while, Houdini dearly hoped to find the real thing in this crusade and even arranged a secret signal that he would try to use after he died. After his death, his wife would regularly do seances trying to contact him until she gave up in 1936 saying "Ten years is enough for any man."
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In addition, Houdini was married twice and HappilyMarried both times. Houdini had some interest in the supernatural, but was disgusted to find the only ones available were frauds. As a result, Houdini dedicated himself to debunking claims of the paranormal by infiltrating seances to expose the fakery and showing how the fakers did it on stage. All the while, Houdini dearly hoped to find the real thing in this crusade and even arranged a secret signal that he would try to use after he died. After his death, his wife would regularly do seances trying to contact him until she gave up in 1936 saying "Ten years is enough for any man."
4th Nov '13 3:18:29 PM kchishol
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In addition, Houdini had some interest in the supernatural, but was disgusted to find the only ones available were frauds. As a result, Houdini dedicated himself to debunking claims of the paranormal by showing how the fakers did it on stage. All the while, Houdini dearly hoped to find the real thing in this crusade and even arranged a secret signal that he would try to use after he died. After his death, his wife would regularly do seances trying to contact him until she gave up in 1936 saying "Ten years is enough for any man."
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In addition, Houdini had some interest in the supernatural, but was disgusted to find the only ones available were frauds. As a result, Houdini dedicated himself to debunking claims of the paranormal by infiltrating seances to expose the fakery and showing how the fakers did it on stage. All the while, Houdini dearly hoped to find the real thing in this crusade and even arranged a secret signal that he would try to use after he died. After his death, his wife would regularly do seances trying to contact him until she gave up in 1936 saying "Ten years is enough for any man."
4th Nov '13 3:17:08 PM kchishol
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The preeminent StageMagician of his time and the EscapeArtist of ''all'' time, Harry Houdini (who based his stage name on the French magician, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin) was one of the great entertainers in {{Vaudeville}}, become one of the highest paid in the industry. He also accept dares to see if he could escape various police jail cells, secure transports and personal restraints, and usually did, and sometimes while nude to claim he wasn't carrying tools (Not mentioning he could hide them in his throat).
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The preeminent StageMagician of his time and the greatest EscapeArtist of ''all'' time, Harry Houdini (who based his stage name on the French magician, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin) was one of the great entertainers in {{Vaudeville}}, become one of the highest paid in the industry. He also accept accepted dares to see if he could escape various police jail cells, secure transports and personal restraints, and usually did, and sometimes while nude to claim he wasn't carrying tools (Not mentioning he could hide them in his throat).
13th Oct '13 6:32:36 AM kchishol
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American escape artist born March 24, 1874, died October 31, 1926 at age 52.
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American escape artist born March 24, 1874, 1874 (with the name Erik Weisz), died October 31, 1926 at age 52. 52. The preeminent StageMagician of his time and the EscapeArtist of ''all'' time, Harry Houdini (who based his stage name on the French magician, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin) was one of the great entertainers in {{Vaudeville}}, become one of the highest paid in the industry. He also accept dares to see if he could escape various police jail cells, secure transports and personal restraints, and usually did, and sometimes while nude to claim he wasn't carrying tools (Not mentioning he could hide them in his throat). In addition to stage craft, Houdini also starred in films although that career path proved unsuccessful and even had some notoriety as an airplane pilot, doing the first flight in Australia. In addition, Houdini had some interest in the supernatural, but was disgusted to find the only ones available were frauds. As a result, Houdini dedicated himself to debunking claims of the paranormal by showing how the fakers did it on stage. All the while, Houdini dearly hoped to find the real thing in this crusade and even arranged a secret signal that he would try to use after he died. After his death, his wife would regularly do seances trying to contact him until she gave up in 1936 saying "Ten years is enough for any man."
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