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David Copperfield

David Copperfield performs at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The following are photos of him over the years.

David Copperfield: Older, humbler, better
David Copperfield: Older, humbler, better
REVIEW: Copperfield, working harder than ever, makes it look easy
Monday, March 30, 2009
While a pair of ladies of a certain age are dominating the Colosseum at Caesars, across the street, David Copperfield and Tom Jones are turning the Hollywood Theatre into an arena for middle-aged male performers.
Poof. Allegations of rape against David Copperfield have disappeared like magic.
A real magic trick
David Copperfield and the amazing disappearing allegations
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Accused in October 2007 of raping a 21-year-old Seattle woman whom he allegedly picked out of his audience and lured to his Bahamian getaway for a sexual liaison, David Copperfield underwent media scrutiny, a FBI raid and grand jury investigation. The thing that happened next is the most important: nothing.
Morality in between the lines
Monday, November 19, 2007
The morals clause in a performer's contract. It got George Carlin fired from the Frontier twice and Linda Ronstadt escorted from the Aladdin. It has popped up again in discussions of magician David Copperfield.
Topping Copperfield: Master illusionist constantly tries to top himself
Thursday, October 10, 2002
David Copperfield is constantly trying to top himself, to perform a feat more astounding than the previous one.
Copperfield's illusions packing them in at MGM Grand
Friday, December 29, 2000
David Copperfield's "Unknown Dimension," in the intimate MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre through New Year's Day, compresses an arena-styled show, produced to be performed in venues that have 12,000 capacity and more, into an incredible hour and 35 minutes.
Magician sues insurance firm
Monday, August 28, 2000
Magician David Copperfield filed a $4 million lawsuit against Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. Friday because the company has refused to reimburse him for money he spent freeing property held hostage in Russia last year.
David Copperfield switches homes, reflects on career
Monday, August 21, 2000
Neil Sedaka once sang "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do." In David Copperfield's case there was little choice.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Copperfield reappears at MGM
Friday, July 21, 2000
Like most of the Circus Maximus regulars, magician David Copperfield has had to look elsewhere in Las Vegas for a home for his disappearing act. Copperfield, who for years worked the stage at the soon-to-be-defunct Caesars showroom, would have been out of luck come September when the old stage closes its doors to make room for high-roller villas. But Copperfield isn't going to give up on Vegas, he's just going to move his gig to the MGM.
Copperfield's pacing impeccable at Caesars Palace
Friday, July 2, 1999
"The Magic of David Copperfield," appearing in the Caesars Palace Circus Maximus through July 18, is subtitled "U" which stands for "You," the audience. This is the most interactive of Copperfield's annual productions, with the audience involved throughout. One fortunate female, named Portia, flew with David, and 13 members of the audience "disappeared" for the standing-ovation closer.

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