David Copperfield – King of magic
He is probably the most successful magician in history. He started practicing magic when he was 10. At the age of 12, he became the youngest member of the Society of American Magicians. By the age of 16, he was already teaching a course in magic at New York University.
He became famous at the age of 19, when he played the leading role in the musical The Magic Man. That’s when David Kotkin chose his stage name – ‘David Copperfield’ – from the famous novel by Charles Dickens.
David has won 11 Guinness World Records and 21 Emmy Awards for his TV series. He has received a Living Legend Award from the Library of Congress and has been knighted by the French government.
He was named ‘King of magic’ by the Society of American Magicians.
Copperfield’s most popular illusions include walking through the Great Wall of China, levitating over the Grand Canyon and making the Statue of Liberty disappear.
American illusionist David Copperfield was born in 1956. His stormy career once again confirms the widespread view of America as a country where dreams come true. Not accidentally people from all over the world come here to fulfill their most ambitious plans and become successful in life. According to US statistics, such people are very rich and very famous.
Copperfield is handsome, charming, well known and in 1996 he was ranked the seventh among the richest people in world show business.
Jewish family the Kotkins came from Odessa. David’s father owned a store and his mother had a prestigious and highly paid job of an insurance agent.
The boy had a phenomenal memory and could remember even the text of the prayer from the first time. This ability allowed him to repeat a card trick that his grandfather showed him when the boy was four years old.
At the age of 16 Copperfield taught magic at New York University.
Copperfield has hypnotic ability, can draw a person’s attention and do what he wants.
Copperfield created a special museum of magic, equipped with a special protection system. The props of famous magicians and cassettes with performances of modern illusionists are collected here.
In the book Tales of the Impossible the great magician with the help of illustrations shows what’s going on behind the scenes during his performances.
He also played in the Terror Train.
They say David had a love affair with the famous German top model Claudia Schiffer. David says Claudia is his best friend and special for her he brought a beautiful and warm ushanka (Russian fur hat) from Moscow.
Model Chloe Gosselin gave birth to their daughter in April 2010. “I did not plan anything like that, but when my daughter was born, I realized that this is the most wonderful thing that I could have done!”, said David.
‘I give people the feeling that miracles can still happen’.
The secret of his success is simple – practice, practice, practice.
Creating a new illusion is like writing a song, sometimes the lyrics come first and sometimes it’s the music.
He still hopes to make the moon disappear and straighten the leaning tower of Pisa.