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List of famous escapologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top escapologists in the world? This includes the most prominent escapologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable escapologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic escapologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned escapologists.

List contains masters of escapalogy like Criss Angel and Harry Houdini.

From reputable, prominent, and well known escapologists to the lesser known escapologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the escapologists field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous escapologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous escapologists?" then you're in the right place. 

Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Escapologists
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Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can. In 1904, thousands watched as he tried to escape from special handcuffs commissioned by London's Daily Mirror, keeping them in suspense for an hour. ...more on Wikipedia

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Criss Angel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Escapologists
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Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, better known by the stage name Criss Angel, is an American magician and illusionist. Angel began his career in New York City, before moving his base of operations to Las Vegas. He is known for starring in the television and stage show Criss Angel Mindfreak and his live performance illusion show Criss Angel Believe in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show generated $150 million in tourist revenue to Las Vegas in 2010. He also starred in the television series Believe on Spike TV, the television show Phenomenon, and the 2014 stage show Criss Angel Magicjam. Angel has been on primetime television for more hours ...more on Wikipedia

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Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Escapologists
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Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. ...more on Wikipedia

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#9 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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Herbert L. Becker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Escapologists
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Herbert Lawrence Becker is a former magician who also wrote a computer program described by him as "broadcasting analog signals over the internet in real time" in 2000. He is also the author of several books, an actor, and the creator/director of the Masked Magician TV specials for Fox TV. ...more on Wikipedia

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