Theodore Hardeen Photo

Theodore Hardeen

Born: Mar 4, 1876

Death: Jun 12, 1945

Birthplace: Budapest

Nationality: United States

Theodore Hardeen

Date of Birth : Mar 4, 1876
Date of Death : Jun 12, 1945
Birth Place : Budapest

Theodore Hardeen, known simply as Hardeen, was a Hungarian magician and escape artist who was the younger brother of Harry Houdini. Hardeen, who usually billed himself as the "brother of Houdini", was the founder of the Magician's Guild. Hardeen was the first magician to conceive escaping from a submerged straitjacket in full view of the audience, rather than behind a curtain.

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