I guess that was just too easy======
As befits a master of deception, much mystery surrounds the death of Ehrich Weiss, better known by his stage name, Harry Houdini.
The most common misconception about his death arose from the 1953 movie Houdini, starring Tony Curtis. In the movie, Houdini died during a failed escape from the infamous Chinese Water Torture Cell.
The truth was slightly less dramatic. According to the Houdini Historical Center of Appleton, Wisconsin, the famous magician, author, psychic debunker, aviator, and movie star died on Halloween Day, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. The official cause of death was peritonitis caused by appendicitis.
Houdini died of peritonitis resulting from appendicitis in Detroit, Michigan,
at Grace Hospital in room 401
at 1:26 P.M. on October 31, 1926, Halloween.
He is buried at Machpelah Cemetery,
82-30 Cypress Hills Street, Queens, New York.
His entire family is buried there, mother, father, sister and brothers -
but not his wife Bess.
A plot next to Harry was planned for her,
but she couldn't be laid to rest there, because
Machpelah is a Jewish cemetery, and Bess was Catholic.
Bess Houdini died on a train in California enroute to NYC,
and is buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery,
Stevens and Bradhurst Avenues, Hawthorne, New York.
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