Lee Terbosic: The Life & Death of Harry Houdini-Liberty Magic Theater Pittsburgh


Harry Houdini died on Halloween night in 1926. It seems quite appropriate that the world's most famous magician should pass away on the year's most mysterious day. Even more intriguing, Houdini was 52 years old when he died, the exact number of playing cards in a deck. Further, he was born 26 years before the start of the new century and died 26 years into the next one- as if his "life's deck" had been deftly cut in half by Fate, the ultimate magician. Lee Terbosic is an internationally touring magician, comedian, actor, daredevil and entertainer from Pittsburgh, PA who is proving that anything is possible. Lee is the co-star of Discovery Channel’s recent smash HOUDINI’S LAST SECRETS, a four-part TV docuseries that uncovers incredible secrets about Harry Houdini’s life, family, magic and science behind some of his biggest stunts and escapes. In this special LIMITED ENGAGEMENT event, Lee will lead audiences through an exploration of some of Houdini's most magical moments. The 75-minute performance, part lecture, part Q&A, part demo, and all magic- will leave you wondering if there was something more sinister afoot on the night of Houdini's passing 97 years ago. Lee Terbosic is a nationally touring magician, comedian, actor, daredevil and entertainer from Pittsburgh, PA who is proving that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. He has wowed some of Hollywood's biggest stars like Aaron Paul, Jack Black, Wiz Khalifa, Michael J. Fox and has even appeared on America's Got Talent on NBC, Four Weddings on TLC and Now You See It on the BBC. On November 6, 2016 Lee performed his biggest stunt to date with “Houdini100” a tribute to Harry Houdini's death defying upside down straight jacket escape in downtown Pittsburgh. With performances for Fortune 500 companies, A-list events and major Universities each year, Lee is one of the busiest entertainers in the county. In 2019 Lee starred in the Discovery Science Channel series “Houdini’s Last Secrets” which featured Lee traveling around the world with George Hardeen, the great grand nephew of Harry Houdini with them uncovering incredible secrets about the Houdini family and his magic. Lee is put to the test in this 4 part docuseries with him attempting some of Houdini’s deadliest stunts including the Bullet Catch, Buried Alive escape and the Water Torture Cell Escape. After two years of being shuttered due to the pandemic Lee is currently returning to his hometown residency and one man close up show “52 Up Close” at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in downtown Pittsburgh for a limited run of performances .