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Theodore Hardeen

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A relative of Harry Houdini wants his body exhumed and tested to find out if the famed magician was

 

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Theodore Hardeen

 

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Houdini Prepares Assisted By Hardeen and Jim Collins

 

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Hardeen in 1904

 

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Hardeen and family

Theodore "Dash" Hardeen, known simply as Hardeen, was a Hungarian magician and escape artist who was the younger brother of Harry Houdini. Hardeen, who usually billed himself as the "brother of Houdini", was the founder of the Magician's Guild. Hardeen was the first magician to conceive escaping from a straitjacket in full view of the audience, rather than behind a curtain.
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