Morgan Freeman Research Paper

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Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, TN on June 1, 1937. Mr. Freeman started acting at age nine, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School which is now Threadgill Elementary School, in Greenwood, MS. He graduated from Broad Street, and didn’t take a drama scholarship from Jackson State University. He enlisted into the United States Air Force and served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman. After four years in the military, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he took acting lessons at the Pasadena Playhouse and dancing lessons in San Francisco in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles City College. Mr. Freeman first appeared on TV in the soap opera Another World and on PBS in the show The Electric Company. In the 1980s he began playing prominent supporting roles in feature films like Driving Miss Daisy, Glory, The Shawshank Redemption, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Unforgiven, Seven and Deep Impact. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Academy Awards. He has a deep voice, which they frequently used for narration. In 2005, he provided narration for two films, War of the Worlds and March of the Penguins. In 2010, he stared in Red; in 2013 he appeared in Olympus Has Fallen, Oblivion, Last Vegas. In 2014, he co-starred in Lucy.…show more content…
At age 65, Freeman earned a private pilot's license. In 2010, Mr. Freeman replaced Walter Cronkite to introduce the CBS Evening News. Freeman is the host and narrator of the Discovery Channel television show, Through the

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