March 24 Birthday: Houdini: World’s Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King
Harry Houdini, magician
Mar. 24, 1874-Oct. 31, 1926
Houdini sawed people in half and wrapped himself in chains—all in the name of magic. This biography offers a look inside his life, his challenges and his performances.
Visit the PBS American Experience site about Houdini, The Man Behind the Myth for a timeline, gallery, teacher’s guide and special features.