Theodore Hardeen

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Birthday
4, 1876
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jul 12, 1945 (69)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1876
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jul 12, 1945 (69)

About

Brother of the legendary magician who was a noted escape artist in his own right.

Before Fame

He and his brother performed together on the American stage, and after his brother's marriage, he stepped away from magic for a time, returning only at his brother's invitation.

Trivia

He was the first one to devise the escape from a straitjacket routine and perform it in front of a live audience--an act which his more famous brother popularized.

Family Life

Although professed rivals on stage, he remained close to Harry Houdini, his brother, throughout his life.

Associated With

His character appeared in an episode of the HBO show Boardwalk Empire, played by the son of Star Trek actor Rene Auberjonois.