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Feb. 27, 2005

Morgan Freeman

by Grace Harter, Page Editor
Morgan Freeman, actor, winner of one Golden Globe award and nominee for four Oscars.
Morgan Freeman, actor, winner of one Golden Globe award and nominee for four Oscars.
Actor Morgan Freeman has had an extremely successful career on Broadway, on television and in the movies. He is known as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, and audiences have come to learn that if it's Freeman, then it's going to be a stellar performance.

Freeman was born in 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, and throughout his early years, Freeman had been enraptured by films and theatre; in fact, he said that theatre was the only subject that interested him in school. When Freeman was 18, he joined the Air Force as a mechanic because of the war films he had seen romanticizing life in the army. He learned soon after that the Air Force was not for him and quickly left to purse an acting career.

Freeman attended a community college in Los Angeles and was soon offered small roles in television. His acting career began on "The Electric Company," a television show that was the equivalent of "Sesame Street." His breakout role in a film was "Street Smart," which gained him his first Oscar nomination. From that point on, Freeman portrayed numerous characters in notable films including "Driving Miss Daisy," "Glory," "Unforgiven" and "The Shawshank Redemption."

Freeman has won one Golden Globe and been nominated for four Oscars. He is up for Best Supporting Oscar this year for his role in "Million Dollar Baby."

Information has been compiled from Yahoo Movies, and IMDB.

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  • Dee on March 6, 2005 at 1:00 AM
    yeah Morgan! That oscar was long overdue!
  • Louise F. Dennis (View Email) on December 29, 2005 at 5:26 PM
    I would like to email Mr. Morgan Freeman, can you help me?

    Thanks Much!!

    Louise F. Dennis
  • robin on May 3, 2006 at 7:17 AM
    morgan freeman iz a legend
  • kathy (View Email) on July 11, 2006 at 7:36 PM
    Dearest Mr Freeman

    I honestly enjoy your programs, I get alot out of them your stories, aren't just stories they are life and life in the hard times you always amaze me how you are forever witty in your ways.

    Your humbleness in what you do is what all mankind should be, and foever looking to be better as creaters of the eternal race I would like a letter of response to my letter Mr. Morgan Freeman yours truly Kathy your favored fan and want to be friend I endever to hear back from you
  • Ken Birdsong (View Email) on June 9, 2007 at 1:32 AM
    I would like to contact Mr Freeman and ask him If he and I were in Hickam AFB togather In the mid 50's,Although he is one of my favorite actors I am not a star struct fan. Just a 70 year old Looking for his gone by friends. Thank you and if you could please contact Mr. Freeman It would be greatly appreciated
  • Eileen S. Brown (View Email) on July 21, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    My younger brother (Bill Scott) has been mistaken for you on numerous occasions. People have asked him for his autograph (thinking he was Morgan Freeman)...when he tells them he is NOT Morgan Freeman they think he is lying. I am enclosing his email address, and am requesting you take a look at are both attractive, intelligent men. Bill\'s email address is: BILLSCOTT@ABILITIESUNLIMITED.COM.
    Also, if Morgan is ever in the Phoenix, AZ area; please let us know, we would love to invite him to dinner (or lunch)...I think this would be great fun for all of us.

    I hope to hear from you.

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