The Sound of Music
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Chipps Cooney was born in Newark, New Jersey, but spent most of his childhood in Lyndhurst. He served in the Army in places like Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark and France. On returning to the U.S., he was discharged and inspired by a magician he saw on television. Cooney decided he had found what he was born to do, which was to entertain. He also started to play the drums and joined a band, but ultimately decided to focus on magic and dance, taking the drastic step of driving across country to try and make it in Los Angeles. Things didn't work out, and he ended up selling his car for a ticket home after just a few months. Cooney believes he just wasn't ready then, but he is now. Cooney was married and is not divorced and lives in Edgewater, New Jersey.
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