Morgan Freeman’s Life in Photos As He Celebrates His 85th Birthday

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To celebrate his 85th birthday, we’ve compiled a list of his best movies and TV show appearances. From “Driving Miss Daisy” to “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” he’s one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors.

Morgan Freeman’s Early Life and Career

Born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, Morgan Freeman is an actor, narrator and film producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won one.

In 1949, Freeman’s family moved to Chicago where he attended first grade at the Cook County Day School. He then transferred to Chicago’s West Side High School and graduated in 1955.

Throughout his high school years he was a member of the Drama Club and participated in the Debate Team.

Freeman then attended Knoxville College on a full scholarship before transferring to Howard University where he majored in drama with a minor in speech communication.

He graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1961.

Early in his career, Freeman played small onscreen roles, but then got a role in 1967 off Broadway and eventually debuted on Broadway. He was cast alongside Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey for “Hello Dolly!”, which was an all-black cast.

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