Here is a look at the life of actor Morgan Freeman.
Birth date: June 1, 1937
Birth place: Memphis, Tennessee
Birth name: Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.
Father: Morgan Porterfield Freeman Sr., a barber
Mother: Mayme Edna (Revere) Freeman, a teacher
Marriages: Myrna (Colley-Lee) Freeman (June 16, 1984-September 15, 2010, divorced); Jeanette Adair (Bradshaw) Freeman (October 22, 1967-November 18, 1979, divorced)
Children: with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw: Deena (adopted by Freeman) and Morgana; mother's name unavailable publicly: Saifoulaye; with Loletha Adkins: Alphonso
Education: Studied acting at Los Angeles City College in the early 1960s
Military service: US Air Force, 1955-1959
Co-founder of the movie production company Revelations Entertainment.
Has narrated two Academy Award winning documentaries: "The Long Way Home" and "March of the Penguins."
For six and a half years, starting in January of 2010, his voice was heard on the introduction of the CBS Evening News.
1970s - Plays Count Dracula on "The Electric Company."
1990s - Starts the Rock River Foundation for education in Mississippi.
2005 - Wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Million Dollar Baby," 2004.
2008 - Receives Kennedy Center Honors.
2011 - Receives the American Film Institute's 39th Lifetime Achievement Award.
2012 - Receives the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
2018 - Receives the Screen Actors Guild's 54th Life Achievement Award.
May 24, 2018 - In a CNN report, Freeman is accused of harassment and inappropriate behavior by multiple women. Freeman responds in a statement, apologizing "to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected--that was never my intent."
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