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Harry Houdin

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Harry Houdin
Borncirca 1830


Harry Houdin, whose real surname might have been Dougan, claimed to be the nephew of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin and performed as "The Great Polynational Mimic."

Houdin toured Australia and New Zealand in the early 1860s with a one-man variety act featuring drawing-room magic and impersonations done to song and dance.

Advertisements of for his performances stop after 1863, suggesting he the possibility of his retiring from show business.[1][2]


  2. Harry Houdin: The Great Polynational Mimic, Tom Interval (e-book, 2012)