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Appeared in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
Starred in the CBS special "David Copperfield: The Great Escapes"
Toured with magic show "You!"
Made Broadway debut in "Dreams and Nightmares"
Executive produced, produced, directed and starred in the retrospective compilation, "David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic"
Bought much of the collection of the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts from the Resolution Trust Corporation when the company had to clean up the assets troubles of First Network Savings of Los Angeles and its chairman Carl M. Rheuban
TV directorial debut, the CBS special, "The Magic of David Copperfield"
First executive producer credit, "Kraft Salutes the Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz"
Founded Project Magic, a rehabilitation project which helps disabled hospital patients learn basic sleight-of-hand tricks to strengthen motor skills
Signed by CBS to star in a series of magic specials; first for the network, "The Magic of David Copperfield", which he also produced
Appeared in the Canadian-made feature film, "Terror Train"; played a magician and staged several illusions
Hosted and performed in his first TV program, the ABC special, "The Magic of ABC"
Left college when he was cast in the lead of the original musical, "The Magic Man", produced in Chicago
Taught magic at New York University
Began performing professionally as a magician while still a teenager; was youngest person ever admitted to the Society of American Magicians
In October 2007, a federal grand jury began investigating allegations that magician David Copperfield raped and threatened a Washington state woman at his estate in the Bahamas. The FBI and federal prosecutors spent more than two years investigating the allegations and even searched Copperfield's Las Vegas warehouse but closed the case in early 2010 without filing criminal charges and without explaining the decision.
The woman - later identified as model and waitress Lacey Carroll - who accused David Copperfield of luring her to his private island in the Bahamas and raping her filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle seeking damages from Copperfield in July 2009. Carroll dropped her federal lawsuit against Copperfield on April 20, 2010.
At the age of 12 Copperfield gained entry into the Society of American Magicians, the youngest person ever to do so.
Copperfield taught a class on magic at New York University when he was 16.
Copperfield's most famous trick happened in 1983 when he made the Statue of Liberty disappear on live television.
In the mid-90s Copperfield's personal life was the subject of intense media scrutiny when he became engaged to the supermodel Claudia Schiffer.