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Hardeen

Theodore Hardeen, known simply as Hardeen, was a magician and escape artist. He was best known as Harry Houdini’s brother. So dedicated was he to his older brother that Hardeen usually introduced himself as the “brother of Houdini.”

It was Hardeen who first conceived of escaping from a straitjacket in full view of the audience — a concept fully used by Houdini and generations of performers since.

After his brother’s death in 1926 Hardeen played the vaudeville circuit, doing many of Houdini’s routines.

Watch Hardeen perform the Metamorphosis.


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Learn more about Hardeen by visiting his official Wikipedia entry.
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