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Job Illusionist, magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor, historian, film producer, pilot, debunker
Years active 1891-1926
Top Roles Harvey Hanford, Howard Hillary / The Man From Beyond
Shares birthday with Steve McQueen, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Jameson Thomas  see more..

Harry Houdini Overview:

Legendary director, Harry Houdini, was born Erich Weiss on Mar 24, 1874 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary). Houdini died at the age of 52 on Oct 31, 1926 in Detroit, MI .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Houdini was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Silent Sunday – Terror Island (1920) starring

By Michael on Oct 27, 2019 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy.... Read full article


Houdini (1953)

By Beatrice on Nov 6, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Houdini Directed by George Marshall Written by Philip Yordan from a book by Harold Kellok 1953/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental This is a pretty good biopic, enhanced by the charisma and chemistry of then-married Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. The story takes some dramatic lice... Read full article


Haldane of the Secret Service ~ (1923)

By Clayton on May 31, 2014 From Phantom Empires

Haldane of the Secret Service ~ (1923) 5/31/2014 12 Comments . It seems that everyone knows that name; it evokes images of mystery and magic, of locks, and chains, and daring. It has always been a magical na... Read full article


Haldane of the Secret Service ~ (1923)

By Clayton on May 31, 2014 From Phantom Empires

Haldane of the Secret Service ~ (1923) 5/31/2014 12 Comments . It seems that everyone knows that name; it evokes images of mystery and magic, of locks, and chains, and daring. It has always been a magical name for me. I've been a ... Read full article


Classic Movie Coincidence: Steve McQueen, Norman Fell, Murray Hamilton and !

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 24, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

A String of Classic Movie Coincidences for March 24… Murray Hamilton appeared in The Graduate with Norman Fell, who appeared in Bullitt with Steve McQueen, who appeared in the Blob which featured scenes shot at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, PA, the same theater where?The Great Houdini ... Read full article


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Harry Houdini Facts
His original stage name was Eric the Great.

Was fanatically devoted to his mother, Cecilia. When he died, his casket was adorned with a wreath that spelled, "Mother Love," and his head lay on a pillow of Cecilia's letters.

Pictured on a USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor 3 July 2002.

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