One of his most famous illusions occurred on television on April 8, 1983: a live audience of 20 tourists was seated in front of a giant curtain attached to 2 lateral scaffolding built on Liberty Island in an enclosed viewing area, and Copperfield, with help by Jim Steinmeyer and Don Wayne, raised the curtain before lowering it again a few seconds later to reveal that the space where the Statue of Liberty once stood was in that moment empty.A helicopter hovered overhead to give an aerial view of the illusion and the statue appeared to have vanished and only the circle of lights surrounding it was still present and visible.Most of his media appearances have been through television specials and guest spots on television programs.
Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a total 38 nominations.David was born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, England, six months after the death of his father.David spends his early years in relative happiness with his loving, childish mother and their kindly housekeeper, Peggotty.The famed illusionist, who dated Claudia Schiffer for six years back in the '90s, spoke with magazine Jan. 6, downplaying the former pair's high profile relationship."Oh, that was a long time ago," he said. He's spent more than 30 years at the top of his profession. "It's as if he doesn't realize how smart he is, the talent that he has."The future spouses split their time between Las Vegas, New York and their own Caribbean hideaway known as Copperfield Bay. "Now I'm engaged and in a committed relationship with Chloe in my mind and my heart."Gosselin, who has a 3-year-old daughter named Sky with her fiancé, is smitten as well. One of the archipelago's 11 islands was reportedly the venue for Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem's 2010 wedding.