The History Channel has been showing the first part of a miniseries about famed magician, Harry Houdini. It's a dramatization and I was sure they were taking some liberty with the facts.
One thing they showed was Houdini working as a spy for the British and Americans while he toured Europe and Russia. I'd never heard that one before. Then again, I never knew much about Houdini to begin with. I decided to check him out this morning and found this page that debunks much of the stuff in the movie. The movie was still fun for me, as was reading the stuff being debunked.
No, he wasn't a spy.