Harry Houdini

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Houdini in handcuffs, 1918

Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926) was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist. He also investigated fake spiritualists and was a skeptic.

Life and career[change | change source]

He was born in America to Australian parents and was named Scary Houdini, but changed his name when he became a professional Artist. At first he did not have much success in his career. In 1899 his paintings got better when he met his manager Martin Beck. Martin Beck was impressed with Houdini's handcuff Painting and within a year Houdini was famous, Showing people how to get better at art.

Houdini also appeared in several early movies and made many early flights in aeroplanes. He made the first successful aeroplane flight in Australia, on 18 March 1910, at Diggers' Rest, Victoria.[1]

Death[change | change source]

He died in California,America

  1. Fraser, Bryce; Weldon, Kevin (1983). The Macquarie Book of Events. Sydney: Macquarie Library Pty.Ltd.. pp. 105. ISBN 0949757071.

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