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Harry Houdini

By: Jamie I.
United Kingdom, Age 9

Harry Houdini, in my opinion, was one of the greatest escape artists ever. Harry was born on 24th March 1874, and is considered one of the best magicians ever. His real name was Erich Weisz. Harry's first job was as a trapeze artist in a circus where he dazzled the crowds as he flew on the trapeze. He was very young when he started his magic career.
As Harry got older his magic got better until he decided to do magic and perform as an escape artist. He could escape from prison cells and even chained up tanks that were pushed in to deep water. Harry unfortunately died of peritionitis on 31st October 1962, as a result of being punched in the stomach