Ah, thanks for the response. Glad to hear what I read was true. Bess smoked as well, didn't she? It's weird how things work out. He was so healthy, yet she out lived him.
Oh, I see. Didn't he 'disown' a brother for something similar that went against their religion? I'm not sure, but I know he wasn't buried with the rest of the family.
I'll definitely try to get my hands on any biographies that my parents will permit me to order.. I'm dying to know more about Houdini, especially the more personal details.. But I'm sure it's hard to find things like that, especially with his fame and all.
Again, I appreciate any and all responses! Thanks for taking the time to reply to this awkward, young Houdini fan. (: