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Dorothy Young, Houdini's assistant, on:
Houdini the scholar

Dorothy Young Houdini was a very intelligent man. He was self-educated. He left one of the largest collection of magic books that he wrote, to Congress, in the Library. And he was a brilliant man. You know, sometimes self-educated people can even be better than (although I come from a college family) a lot of people. And he, to me, was just an outstanding, brilliant, low-key man.

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