Harry Houdini

Active - 1919 - 1961  |   Born - Mar 24, 1874   |   Died - Jan 1, 1926   |   Genres - Mystery, Drama, Crime, Adventure, Film, TV & Radio

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Harry Houdini (born Erich Weiss in Budapest) is best known as a legendary magician and escape artist, but early on in his career he appeared in a few silent action-adventure films from the late 1910s through the early '20s. He even produced a few of these films, such as The Man from Beyond (1922).