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David Copperfield - Laser Illusion
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David Copperfield get's cut in half for laser illusion during a show. You have to admit he looks pretty funny walking around like this...



 
David Copperfield - Flying
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David Copperfiled took levitation to the next level.Video clip from his DVD "Illusion". Amazing!




 
David Copperfield - Death Saw
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David Copperfield performs his death saw illusion. Video clip from his DVD, "Illusion"

 
David Copperfield Biography
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I grew up in New Jersey. My mom was in insurance, and my dad owned a men's clothing store.

Before I was in my teens, I thought it would be cool to become a ventriloquist.

It turned out that this place sold props for ventriloquists was also a magic shop. So instead of walking out with a dummy, I ended up with a bag of tricks. I started doing little shows in my home town.

When I was 18 I got this part in a musical called "The Magic Man." I got to do my own illusions and sing. The longer the play ran, the more illusions I performed, and the less songs they wanted me to do. I guess I wasn't cut out to be a singer.

When the show closed, I starved in New York for a year, and my dad would slip me a few bucks to pay the heating bill. I sat in my apartment inventing magic, finding the right music, and staging routines. I knocked on a lot of doors and sent out a lot of video tapes. One day I got a phone call to be the host of a TV show. I was 19, and I couldn't believe it.

My first few specials were to music by Gershwin. My inspirations were Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. I though I was really cool. I wore big collars, shiny jackets, and a bad haircut.

On my fourth special, I wanted to go beyond the normal number. So I took that shiny jacket and that bad haircut and made an airplane disappear.

- David Copperfield

 
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