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Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor.After graduating from high school and attending community college, he worked digging ditches at People's Gas Company in Chicago. When he quit his job and headed to Hollywood, he landed small roles while working as a bodyguard. Duncan's role in the movie Armageddon led to his breakthrough performance in The Green Mile, when his Armageddon co-star Bruce Willis called director Frank Darabont, suggesting Duncan for the part of convict John Coffey. He landed the role, getting critical acclaim as well as many other Awards and Nominations, including an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.After suffering a heart attack on July 13, 2012, he was taken to a Los Angeles hospital in which his girlfriend Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth tried to save his life with CPR. Unfortunately, on September 3, 2012, Michael Clarke Duncan finally died at age 54 from the previous heart attack.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Michael Clarke Duncan -- Lack of Oxygen Proved Fatal

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Lack of Oxygen Proved Fatal

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Michael Clarke Duncan -- Planned To Wed Omarosa in January

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Planned To Wed Omarosa in January

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Michael Clarke Duncan Dead -- 'Green Mile' Star Dies at 54

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Dead at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan, star of such movies as "The Green Mile" and "The Whole Nine Yards," passed away this morning. He was 54. According to our sources, his passing came very suddenly. We're told… READ MORE >

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Michael Clarke Duncan -- His Heart Beats Strong

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'Fighting Like a Mutha'

Michael Clarke Duncan "is fighting like a mutha" and his heart is as strong as an ox -- sources involved in his treatment tell TMZ.We broke the story, Michael went into full cardiac arrest early… READ MORE >

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ICU Visit from Co-Star 'He's Lookin' Good'

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Michael Clarke Duncan Hospitalized -- Cardiac Arrest

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HOSPITALIZED Cardiac Arrest

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Michael Clarke Duncan -- Verbal Throwdown with GF Over Kim Kardashian Running for Office

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Michael Clarke Duncan Could Have Saved Biggie

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