Did you know? At the young age of 19 Eric Weiss, better recognized as the sensational illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini, fell madly in love in love with and married his 17 year old sweetheart, Beatrice Rahner. The two remained together and traveled the world until Harry’s untimely death in 1926 at the age of 52. Not many people are aware that, over the course of his career, Harry had a deep-rooted dislike for performers who used deception and trickery to swindle people. Throughout his travels, Harry made it a point to expose any performers whose purpose was to mislead and defraud their followers. Phony spiritualists and duplicitous gambling cheats were two of his main targets. Because of this, Harry was plagued with death threats. One of Harry’s best loved quotes was, “My brain is the key that sets me free!”
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