Life and career
He was born in Budapest to Jewish parents  and was named Erik Weisz, but changed his name to Harry Houdini when he became a professional Magician. At first he did not have much success in his career. In 1899 his acts 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.
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