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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.

Birth Date :

June 01, 1937

Birth Place :

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Spouse :

Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (22-Oct-67 - 1979), Myrna Colley-Lee (16-Jun-84 - 2007)

Claim to fame :

As Fast Black in "Street Smart" (1987)

Biography


Always capable to evoke huge praise from either critics or audience with his brilliant portrayal in every role he takes that covers diverse range of human characters, Morgan Freeman arguably has made his way to be one of the most respected figures in modern U.S. cinema. Born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, he came from a working class family which tried hard to maintain the life of the whole members that eventually included six children of five boys and a girl. In order to cover their increasing living cost, his parents then concluded to head for Chicago, Illinois to seek better opportunity in the city's factories and so put him under the care of his grandparents in Charleston, Mississippi. Spent most of his early life there while regularly went to the Windy City every summer to visit his mom and dad, the boy grew up as a reluctant student who did not enjoy school-time yet was heavily taken by the school's extra-curricular programs, particularly music and theater, even later also flourished the same great interest in cinematic field.

It was not until the late 1950s that Morgan began to put full concentration in establishing an acting career, which he commenced after a five-year stint in U.S. Air Force followed by a job as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles City College where he was allowed to attend acting, dancing and singing classes for free. Unfortunately, good performing works were indeed hard to obtain since the struggling actor only managed to be an extra in films namely "The Pawnbroker" (1964) and "A Man Called Adam" (1966) besides earned minor parts in several small plays. Refused to give up and kept striving for chance, he finally passed an audition for a role in an off-Broadway production of "The Nigger Lovers" (1967) then in an all-black Broadway version of "Hello Dolly!" held at St. James Theatre by 1968. Things became slightly better in the '70s as he was able to nab a few works in both theatrical and screen features, even earned a Tony Award nomination for Actor (Featured Role-Play) category in 1978 through "The Mighty Gents."

Latest News


Morgan Freeman Joins Timur Bekmambetov's 'Ben-Hur' Remake

September 12, 2014 03:28:11 GMT

Veteran actor just refuses to stop. Just a day after it was announced that the 77-year-old actor had joined the cast of "", it was revealed that he's also part of "" remake cast.
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Morgan Freeman Joins 'Ted 2' as Lawyer

September 11, 2014 01:48:49 GMT

"" sequel has successfully nabbed , the actor's rep confirms. The veteran actor will play a civil rights lawyer who shows up when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues.
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Morgan Freeman Sucks on Helium to Produce Chipmunk-Like Voice

May 23, 2014 23:59:42 GMT

's voice is arguably one of the most recognized voices out there. However, the rich and deep voice got a makeover with the help of a helium-filled balloon in the promotional clip of Science Channel's "Through the Wormhole".
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Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman Narrate 'Transcendence' Teasers

December 20, 2013 05:11:27 GMT

"", a sci-fi thriller executive produced by Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, has released two teasers. One has giving an elaborate description on the concept of transcendence, and the other features a narration delivered by .
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Celebrities Mourning the Death of Nelson Mandela

December 06, 2013 00:18:31 GMT

One of the greatest world leaders, Nelson Mandela, has died on Thursday, December 5. The world including Hollywood celebrities, paid a tribute to former South African president and anti-apartheid leader.
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Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman Return for 'London Has Fallen'

October 30, 2013 03:51:54 GMT

"" announces its sequel. , and will continue their action adventure in "", reprising their respective roles as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, President Benjamin Asher and White House Speaker Allan Trumbull.
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Video: Morgan Freeman Delivers 'Twerking' Definition on HLN's Show

August 29, 2013 06:21:34 GMT

Academy Award-winning actor has lent his distinct voice to the "CBS Evening News" voiceover introduction and to the Discovery Channel's thought-provoking program "Through the Wormhole" as its host and narrator. However, on Wednesday morning, August 28 over at HLN's "Morning Express", the multi-awarded box-office star would also generously oblige to host Robin Meade's prodding for him to read aloud some unlikely material for such an esteemed artist: twerking.
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Morgan Freeman Jokes About Falling Asleep During TV Interview: 'I'm a Beta Tester for Google Eyelids

May 24, 2013 01:52:14 GMT

has explained why he appeared to fall asleep during a TV interview. "I wasn't actually sleeping," he says, jokingly adding, "I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
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Christian Slater to Marry Brittany Lopez in July

May 16, 2013 08:31:39 GMT

is a happy man. The "" actor revealed to PEOPLE on Tuesday, May 14, that he and his fiancee Brittany Lopez were planning their wedding which would take place sometime in July. "It will be good, intimate and small and family members. It will be nice," Slater gushed.
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Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman Get Wild in 'Last Vegas' Trailer

May 16, 2013 08:29:19 GMT

, and surely know how to defy their age. In the first trailer for their upcoming film "", the three actors are seen having fun times with sexy girls in Las Vegas in a crazy bachelor party for , who is thought to "make a huge mistake" for getting married.
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Morgan Freeman Laughs Off Latest Death Hoax

October 24, 2012 06:40:51 GMT

is not dead. On Tuesday, October 23, the 75-year-old actor clarified his death news on his Facebook page, "Like Mark Twain, I keep reading that I have died. I hope those stories are not true."
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Morgan Freeman Is NOT Dead, Rep Confirms

September 08, 2012 18:43:24 GMT

fell victim to death hoax. The "" actor is alive and well despite reports circulating on Facebook that he suddenly passed away. A page has been created on the social network and gained more than 60,000 "likes".
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Report: Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks Tapped for 'Lego' Movie

August 28, 2012 09:49:36 GMT

More actors are tapped to join "Lego: The Piece of Resistance". After was confirmed to spearhead the voice of the lead character, Emmet, Deadline reports that and will lend their voices to the project.
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Morgan Freeman: I'm Not Romancing My Step Granddaughter

April 13, 2012 17:09:27 GMT

was forced to deny that he is romantically involved with his step-granddaughter. Since 2009, there have been whispers that the 74-year-old actor has an incestuous relationship with 27-year-old E'Dena Hines but the actor chose not to respond until now because he thought he didn't have to "dignify these stories by commenting".
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Agent Maria Hill Has Stern Conversation With Nick Fury in New 'Avengers' Clip

April 10, 2012 07:04:54 GMT

has recently stopped by "" to promote the highly anticipated superhero ensemble film, "". Aside from gushing that the movie's final cut is "really, really good", the "" star unveiled a brand new clip that features her character Maria Hill having a heated conversation with 's Nick Fury about the Tesseract.
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B.o.B's 'Strange Clouds' Tracklisting Includes Morgan Freeman, Taylor Swift and More

April 10, 2012 06:32:17 GMT

Fifteen tracks recorded for 's upcoming second studio album "" have been revealed in a tracklisting for the CD. Among those confirmed to serve as featured guests are Golden Globe-winning actor and Grammy-winning singer .
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Morgan Freeman Wins Cecil B. DeMille Award at 69th Golden Globes

November 09, 2011 17:58:30 GMT

has been selected to be the recipient of Cecil B. DeMille Award at next year's Golden Globe Awards. The news was shared by actress and writer slash director Pedro Almodovar on behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Wednesday, November 9 morning.
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CNN Claimed Morgan Freeman Death Tweet a 'Mistake'

December 17, 2010 08:29:52 GMT

Fans of were sent into a panic on Thursday, December 16 after a respected news organization mistakenly tweeted that the Hollywood star had died. America's CNN released an update on Twitter.com stating, "Breaking News: actor Morgan Freeman has passed away in his Burbank home."
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Morgan Freeman Doesn't Suffer From 'Othello Syndrome'

October 13, 2010 07:18:23 GMT

can't comprehend actors who take characters home with them after a long day of shooting a movie because such an 'Othello Syndrome' would drive him mad. The Oscar winner insists he wouldn't have been able to live with himself while he was shooting "Se7en" with then-real-life couple and if he didn't switch off when he left the set.
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'Glee' 2.05 Preview: 'The Rocky Horror Show'

October 13, 2010 02:33:44 GMT

Will decides to have the glee club performing "The Rocky Horror Show" for the annual school musical after learning of Emma's newfound love for the cult classic. Despite Sue's usual scheming, the members of New Directions inject their distinctive style to such timeless tracks as "The Time Warp" and "Damn It, Janet."
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'Red' Screening in California Attracts Hollywood Vets

October 12, 2010 10:01:39 GMT

The Grauman's Chinese Theater in California became a gathering place for top-notch stars when Summit Entertainment held a special screening for "" on Monday, October 11. The movie's cast like , , , , and were all seen gracing the red carpet that night.
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Morgan Freeman to Pick Up AFI Honor

October 12, 2010 08:48:42 GMT

is to be honored with the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award next year. The Oscar-winning star's 40-year career will be celebrated at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles in June.
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Morgan Freeman Finalizes Divorce From Longtime Wife

September 18, 2010 04:14:57 GMT

is a single man again after finalizing his divorce from his wife of 26 years. The veteran actor parted ways from Myrna Colley-Lee in late 2007 and secretly filed official documents to end their union the following July.
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Estelle's Brand New Single 'Freak' Comes Out in Full

February 27, 2010 05:52:09 GMT

A fresh material from 's upcoming album "All of Me" has made its way out in full. Entitled "Freak", it is produced by and features .
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Full Movie Winners List of 41st NAACP Image Awards

February 27, 2010 04:51:41 GMT

The 41st annual NAACP Image Awards has been held on Friday, February 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and "" had a great reason to celebrate. The Lee Daniels-directed movie swept six gongs, started with who took a prize for Outstanding Supporting Actress early that night.
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Morgan Freeman Still Can't Move His Hand Post 2008 Accident

February 19, 2010 07:20:08 GMT

is still unable to move his left hand after damaging nerves in a 2008 car crash. The actor broke his arm and shoulder and suffered nerve damage in the accident, which happened near his home in Mississippi in August 2008.
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'The Hurt Locker' Lands Nine Top Oscar Nominations

February 02, 2010 15:47:59 GMT

The movie's star is up for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar, competing against (""), (""), ("") and ("").
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Morgan Freeman Is the New Voice of CBS News

January 05, 2010 06:17:28 GMT

From the voice of God in "", becomes the voice of "CBS Evening News". He is the replacement of Walter Cronkite who provided an introduction to the network's show for 19 years and died in July last year. Freeman will now introduce at the start of every news broadcast.
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