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Erik Weisz

Also known as " Harry Houdini "

Born: 24-Mar-1874
Place of Birth: Budapest, HUN
Gender: M
Father: Mayer Samuel Weisz
Mother: Cecilia Steiner

Career: Magician

Born to rabbi Samuel Weisz and his wife Cecilia. Name angelcized to Erich Weiss.

Died: 31-Oct-1926
Place of Death: Detroit, MI
Cause of Death: Peritonitis
Burial: Machpelah Cemetery
Place of Burial: Queens, NY

Family Tree

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WEISZ
Mayer Samuel
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WEISZ
Erik
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STEINER
Cecilia
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References

Bert Randolph Sugar, Houdini: His Life and Art, New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1976.

 

(last revision to this profile: 13-Mar-2007)

 

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