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us: Freeman, Morgan


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1937-06-01
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Greenwood High School (Miss.)
    • Organization

        Greenwood High School (Miss.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
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    • found: Hallmark hall of fame. Marva Collins story [MP] 1981: credits (also starring Morgan Freeman)
    • found: Morgan Freeman, 1999: CIP galley (b. June 1, 1937)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 1, 2015 (Morgan Freeman; born June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee; 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 the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby.) {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman}
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Freeman, Morgan; stage / screen actor, motion picture producer/ director; born 01 June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States; graduated from Greenwood High School in Mississippi (1955); starred, The Mighty Gents (1978); starred in Broadway Production of The Gospel and Colonus (1988); reached popularity status with Street Smart (1987); Driving Miss Daisy (1989); cowboy role in Oscar-winning film Unforgiven; directed first film, Bohpa! (1993); popular portrayal of Red in The Shawshank Redemption; huge acclaim for freed slave role in Amistad and Million Dollar Baby (1997, 2005); honors include, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor, and a Clarence Derwent Award for Best Newcomer (1978); Obie Award (1988); Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor; New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics, and the National Society of Film Critics award (1987); Golden Globe award for Best Actor, Image Award for Best Actor, and Oscar nomination for Best Actor (1989); Hollywood Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting (2000); Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor (2007); Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (2005)8 )
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