Was Moe Howard related to Harry Houdini?

9 Sep

Several years ago, I had heard that the wife of Moe Howard of the Three Stooges was a cousin of Harry Houdini. I searched the Internet and looked through my collection of Houdini biographies but could find no mention of this supposed connection. Indeed, several Internet sites dismissed this as an urban legend.

However, I was listening to this interview with Moe Howard from 1972 and Moe says quite directly that his wife was Houdini’s cousin. I searched the Internet again and found this explanation.

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