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Harry Houdini

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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz in Budapest, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; 24 March 1874 – 31 October 1926) was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include handcuffs, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to hold his breath inside a sealed milk can.

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