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Morgan Freeman

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Tristan Crutchfield

on 28 May 2013

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By:Tristan Crutchfield Morgan Freeman Born June 1, 1937 in Memphis Tennessee Wasn't a instant hit! 1976 Electric Company canceled Personal Problems Arise Is Fifty the NEW Golden Year? “I Like being eclectic. The more varied the better; the wider the rang. I’ve been sucked into a kind of mold of being a good guy and that’s actually almost beyond my ability to control. But other than that, a good story and an interesting character is all I am looking for.” Where it all began “I didn’t become an actor, this is, what I was meant to do. I remembered an incident when I was five years old. I head a friend and we used to play different games.” They played horse and buggy. “What you would do is that you get a clothes line and wrap it around yourself if you are the horse,” He said “My friend was the driver, and we would go through the town. This Lady, Mrs. Hackman, saw us running out there in the sun and said, “Why don’t you come in and drink some water?” Freeman never broke character. When she gave him a cup of water Morgan Freeman stuck his head in the cup and drank like a horse. Neighing between gulps. “She said ‘what in the world are you doing’ I said ‘I’m a horse, Mrs. Hackman” (King np). Not what you Expected Freeman had turned DOWN a scholarship to study drama

“I had really decided when I was sixteen, I wanted to be a fighter pilot, I was disposed of the notion of being one when I was twenty-one. I got to actually climb up into a jet fighter. As I sat there and had an epiphany” (king np). He was invited to take acting classes for free 3 months after he quite the Air Force

“By the end of two semesters, people would say, ‘you must be an actor, you have a beautiful speaking voice’” (king np). Pearl Bailey in “Hello, Dolly!” In 1967 and married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, Not Only an Actor 1971 Divorced in 1979 “Another World” 8 years of struggling to get a part. 1987 "Street Smart" THAT VOICE! <---The film critic, Pauline Kael, even went to ask “Is Morgan Freeman the greatest American Actor?” Started Rock River Foundation which has donated millions to educational programs Questions?
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