21 things to know about the real Harry Houdini & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

by SheKnows
May 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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A new TV show called Houdini and Doyle features the famous magician and author of the Sherlock Holmes books and their often strained relationship. We did a little research to find out more about these two fascinating men in real life. Here's what we uncovered.

1 /20: Harry Houdini

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1/20 :Harry Houdini

2 /20: Budapest to New York

2/20 :Budapest to New York

3 /20: Dedicated to his craft

3/20 :Dedicated to his craft

4 /20: Houdini's dark side

4/20 :Houdini's dark side

5 /20: The handcuff king

5/20 :The handcuff king

6 /20: Houdini's wife

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6/20 :Houdini's wife

7 /20: Houdini's early death

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7/20 :Houdini's early death

8 /20: Séances

8/20 :Séances

9 /20: Arthur Conan Doyle

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9/20 :Arthur Conan Doyle

10 /20: Friends in real life

A new TV show about the famous magician and author of Sherlock Holmes
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10/20 :Friends in real life

11 /20: Career in medicine

11/20 :Career in medicine

12 /20: Cottingley Fairies

12/20 :Cottingley Fairies

13 /20: Success as a writer

13/20 :Success as a writer

14 /20: Killing Sherlock Holmes

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14/20 :Killing Sherlock Holmes

15 /20: Public outrage

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15/20 :Public outrage

16 /20: Holmes returns

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16/20 :Holmes returns

17 /20: Doyle's final days

17/20 :Doyle's final days

18 /20: Adelaide Stratton

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18/20 :Adelaide Stratton

19 /20: Women in law enforcement

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19/20 :Women in law enforcement

20 /20: 'Houdini and Doyle'

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20/20 :'Houdini and Doyle'