The world-famous illusionist, Harry Houdini, died on Halloween in 1926. Before dying, Harry Houdini had deceived ‘death’ many times in thrilling action and made the audience gasped. Nearly a century later, Harry Houdini’s niece, George Hardeen (66), tried to find the secret of Houdini. George Hardeen worked with magician Lee Terbosic for the Science Channel document “Houdini’s Last Secrets.” The event aims to unravel the mysteries around Houdini. Starting from Houdini imprisoning himself in a water tank, jumping off a bridge with both hands handcuffed, surviving a funeral alive, and catching bullets that were shot just as entertainment. Meanwhile, if you want to have a magic performance in your parties, we recommend you to call the best gold coast magician.
Houdini’s Last Secrets also reveals the personal memories of the deceased magician, including rare memos, letters, and photos. The Smithsonian Magazine previously reported that Houdini kept and protected the secrets or tricks of his illusion.
Meanwhile, George Hardeen did not know that he still had blood relations with the most famous illusionists of all time. As previously reported by NPR, Hardeen’s grandfather was Houdini’s brother, Theo Hardeen, who was also a magician.
The two siblings initially appeared together before Houdini successfully worked as an illusionist. Houdini and his wife, Bess, do not have children. When Houdini died of appendicitis at the age of 52, he wanted all the props for Theo.
When he was not yet ten years old, George Hardeen only learned of his father’s middle name. He said that one day his sister finds a letter that is directed to his father instead of just to Harry H. Hardeen. They asked their father and their father said: “What’s going on”. He finally told us his story, that we were related to Harry Houdini. That was his uncle, he Houdini was my grandfather. “
NPR noted, Houdini was born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary. However, he “borrowed” Houdini’s name from the French magician, Houdini. Whereas Theo chose the name “Hardeen” because it sounded like Houdini. Since then, Hardeen wanted to learn everything about the great-uncle he had never met. However, Houdini had died before he was born.
He asked his father many questions, but that was not enough. When given the opportunity about a year ago to further investigate Houdini’s famous actions, he had no doubts.