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Harry Houdini

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Harry Houdini: Biography

 

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Houdini Bridge Jump with Handcuff Escape (1907)

 

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Harry Houdini - Straight Jacket Escape

 

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1908 Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the United States and then 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 chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it.
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