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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) 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. Freeman has appeared in many other box office hits, including Unforgiven, Glory, Seven, Deep Impact, The Sum of All Fears, Bruce Almighty, the Dark Knight trilogy, and March of the Penguins. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber who died April 27, 1961, from cirrhosis. He has three older siblings. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. His family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, a building which serves today as Threadgill Elementary School, in Greenwood, Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama

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Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter Stabbed 15 Times

Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter
Stabbed 15 Times

Morgan Freeman's granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, was stabbed 15 times early morning Sunday before she was pronounced dead, according to the criminal complaint. Lamar… READ MORE >

Morgan Freeman -- Returns To Work After Granddaughter's Death

Morgan Freeman
Returns To Work After Granddaughter's Death

Morgan Freeman bravely returned to work Tuesday in NYC after the death of his granddaughter. Freeman's been filming the Zach Braff-directed comedy "Going in Style" all month. As… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter -- Alleged Murderer Wanted in Cocaine Case

Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter
Alleged Murderer Wanted in Cocaine Case

The man accused of fatally stabbing Morgan Freeman's granddaughter is a wanted man in California ... in connection with a coke bust. Lamar Davenport -- who allegedly murdered 33-year-old… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- Granddaughter Stabbed to Death (UPDATE)

Morgan Freeman
Granddaughter Stabbed to Death

5:10 AM PT -- According to police, the suspect -- Hines' boyfriend, Lamar Davenport -- was screaming about religion during the alleged stabbing. Davenport is currently hospitalized and… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- Now You See Me ... Flirt With These Girls

Morgan Freeman
Now You See Me ... Flirt With These Girls

Morgan Freeman played a pimp in the 1987 film "Street Smart" ... and his pimp game has not lost a step!Freeman was chatting Wednesday night with our photog outside Madeo ... when a few girls came… READ MORE >

- 380 days ago
LeBron's Letter to Cleveland -- Read By Morgan Freeman ... Impersonator

LeBron's Letter to Cleveland
Read By Morgan Freeman ... Impersonator

Now, this is hilarious. If you thought LeBron James' letter to Cleveland (explaining why he's returning to the Cavs) was dramatic before -- wait 'til you hear it read by MORGAN FREEMAN ...'s… READ MORE >

- 401 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- 284 Million Reasons to Reunite with Tom Cruise

Morgan Freeman
284 Million Reasons to Reunite with Tom Cruise

Just two-and-a-half months after "Oblivion" was released to some not-exactly flattering reviews ... Morgan Freeman tells TMZ he's already trying to reunite with Tom Cruise ... and it's obvious… READ MORE >

- 789 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- TAKES A SHOT at Zach Braff

Morgan Freeman
TAKES A SHOT at Zach Braff

Morgan Freeman ain't happy with Zach Braff -- and last night, the Hollywood legend told TMZ ... the "Scrubs" actor SCREWED UP BIG TIME when he went to the Internet and said M.F. was a fraud. The… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
George Stephanopoulos -- Wait, That Guy's NOT Morgan Freeman?

George Stephanopoulos
Wait, That Guy's NOT Morgan Freeman?

George Stephanopoulos is clearly not a basketball fan ... 'cause if he was, he might've known the old white-bearded African American man hangin' out at the Presidential Inauguration was NBA icon… READ MORE >

- 950 days ago
Morgan Freeman -- Best Actor on Earth!! Right?

Morgan Freeman
Best Actor on Earth!! Right?

"Dark Knight Rises" star Morgan Freeman is the greatest actor on planet -- is what someone in the newsroom thinks ... but there's one major flaw that could keep him from claiming the title.Check… READ MORE >

- 1138 days ago

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