The truth is that Walter B. Gibson who had known Houdini's assistant George Brooks pretty well thought that "Mysterious Brooks" later in his life used the name Larry Lewis.
Walter had interviewed Brooks whose real name was Lewis Goldstein for his book "Houdini's Fabulous Magic."
He thought he recognized "Larry Lewis" the 100 year old jogger as Lewis Goldstein and he told me, Milbourne Christopher, Sid Radner and others that Larry Lewis was Lewis Goldstein.
In the 33 years since Walter told me that, I have told 900 people that Larry Lewis and Lewis Goldstein were one and the same.
Lewis Goldstein was born April 19, 1886 in London and died in March, 1970. He worked for Houdini from 1903 until 1917.
Larry Lewis said he met Houdini when they were in Ringling Bros circus in the 1880s (Houdini was six in 1980). Larry said Houdini died in his arms at the Temple Theatre in Detroit in 1927. He said he assisted Houdini for 33 years.
Larry was, apparently 100+ years old when he was saying this. I have never been able to corroborate anything he said. The California death index says he was born in Arizona (territory) on
June 21, 1867. The social security death index gives his birthdate as June 25, 1871.
I can't find Larry Lewis anywhere in Houdini's life or career--as opposed to Lewis Goldstein, who was with Houdini for 14 years.