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Morgan Freeman

Born Jul 3, 1978

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.… Read More

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1937 Birth Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 1, 1937.


1955 18 Years Old …  In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to enlist in the United States Air Force and served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman, rising to the rank of Airman 1st Class. … Read More


1961 24 Years Old He is the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere; 1912-2000), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber who died on April 27, 1961, from cirrhosis.
1964 27 Years Old During this period, Freeman also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring musical theater group.
1965 28 Years Old He acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker.


1967 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Freeman made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly! which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.


1980 43 Years Old He continued to be involved in theater work and received the Obie Award in 1980 for the title role in Coriolanus.
1984 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, he received his second Obie Award for his role as the preacher in The Gospel at Colonus. … Read More


1989 52 Years Old He received his third Obie Award for his role as a chauffeur for a Jewish widow in Driving Miss Daisy, which was adapted for the screen in 1989. … Read More
1994 57 Years Old In 1994, he portrayed Red, the redeemed convict in the acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption. … Read More


1997 - 2005 2 More Events
He starred in Rob Reiner's 2007 film The Bucket List, opposite Jack Nicholson. … Read More
In 2008, Freeman returned to Broadway to co-star with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher for a limited engagement of Clifford Odets's play, The Country Girl, directed by Mike Nichols.
2009 72 Years Old In July 2009, Freeman was one of the presenters at the 46664 Concert celebrating Nelson Mandela's birthday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
2010 73 Years Old Freeman joined President Bill Clinton, USA Bid Committee Chairman Sunil Gulati, and USMNT midfielder Landon Donovan on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, in Zurich for the U.S. bid committee's final presentation to FIFA for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. … Read More
2011 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Freeman was featured with John Lithgow in the Broadway debut of Dustin Lance Black's play, 8, a staged reenactment of Perry v. Brown, the federal trial that overturned California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. … Read More
2013 76 Years Old In 2013, Freeman appeared in the action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, the science fiction drama Oblivion, and the comedy Last Vegas.
2014 77 Years Old In 2014, he co-starred in the action film Lucy.
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