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Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Chicago and Mississippi in a low-income home. After his grandmother’s death, he moved with his mother, who had separated from her alcoholic husband. Freeman discovered his love for acting after being forced to participate in a school drama competition. Despite his interest in flying, he joined the U.S. Air Force but later realized his passion lay in acting. His acting career took off with a part in the Broadway production of “Hello, Dolly!” and gained national exposure on “The Electric Company.” After initially struggling, he eventually landed significant roles, earning critical acclaim and awards.

Morgan Freeman’s personal challenges, including a near-fatal car accident and the tragic murder of his step-granddaughter. He has received numerous accolades for his work and contributions to the arts, including a National Medal of Arts presented by President Barack Obama.

“Challenge yourself. It is the only path that leads to success.”

“When you’re dead, you don’t know you’re dead. The pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you’re stupid.”

“The highest power is the human mind. That’s where God came from. And my belief in God is my belief in myself.”

“As long as you feel like a victim, you are one.”

“If you want to see a miracle, be the miracle.”

“Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.”

“The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.”