Influences Houdini Made
Although you might not think preforming magic is enough to influence the world, think again with Harry Houdini. Starting off with not even enough food to feed all of his family, Harry made fame and fortune with the art of his own passion. This can help people know that there is always hope, and if you work really hard, and never give up, you can achieve great things.
Harry Houdini Biography Poem
Brave, determined, reckless
Husband of Bess Houdini, son of Cecilia Steiner Weiss
Who loved fame and fortune, his wife and mother
Who has been miserable, hurt, and felt indestructable
Who feared he might not be able to take care of his loved ones, feared he wouldn't have money, and feared being regretful of a trick
Who became famous by entertaining the crowd with dangerous escapes that left them questioned
Who wanted to have lots of money, become a famous actor, and be well educated
Born in Budapest Hungary, and moved to Appleton, Wisconsin
Harry Houdini died on October 31, 1926 at 1:26 P.M. On the day of October 18, Harry was supposed to lecture a few collage students at McGill University. One of the students at the lecture drew a picture of him. Houdini told the man that he could have an interview with him. The students name was Smilovitz, and he had brought along a friend. While the two friends interviewed Houdini, he had started bragging about how his stomach muscles were extra strong. Then, out of the blue, Smilovitz's friend asked Houdini if he could resist the hardest blows to the abdomen. Houdini thought a little, then allowed the young man to punch him in the stomach. So, the two friends punched Houdini in the stomach multiple times, in a rapid manner. Until finally, Houdini, weak and out of breath, raised his hand and told the boys that was enough. They stopped and the interview went on. But Houdini's stomach hurt more than ever. When the talk was finally over, Houdini went to another show. After the show, his abdomen hurt really bad, and his temperature was at 102 degrees. A local doctor told him to go to the hospital. Houdini refused because he did not want to miss his shows the next day. But, the show left him in pure agony and he collapsed when it was over. In the middle of the night, Houdini was taken to the hospital where he learned his appendix had ruptured. After that day, he was operated on for other troubles in his stomach. Finally, a few days after, Harry Houdini, also known as "The Man Who Walked Through Walls" died on Halloween day.
My Opinion on Why Harry Houdini Became Famous
Harry Houdini was a fantastic magician. He did things that nobody thought possible. I think people were interested on what kind of powerful being he might be. Harry could escape cells that held the toughest criminals, and get out of handcuffs that were made for the strongest men. He proved society wrong by easily slipping through these tricks. During the time when Houdini lived, show business kept the people entertained. He became really good at it. Later, movies became popular and so, he joined that industry too. He followed the trend and kept his money rolling. Finally, for the not so wealthy people, he showed that there is always hope. Harry strived even though he started with barely nothing. These are the reasons why I believe Harry Houdini became what we know as one of the most famous magicians.