Morgan Freeman


Tribune News Service

LEGACY. Morgan Freeman accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. He received the award on Jan. 21, 2018 as an 80 year old. Freeman has worked in theatre, TV, and Hollywood

Morgan Freeman’s long theatrical career has made him one of the most respected American actors today.
Freeman was born in Memphis, TN in 1937. After serving as a mechanic in the Air Force, Freeman started his acting career in an all African-American production of “Hello, Dolly!” This was the beginning of a long and illustrious career on both stage and film.
He received Oscar nominations for the films “Street Smart” and “Driving Miss Daisy,” and he won the Oscar for his supporting role in “Million Dollar Baby.” He got the Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes in 2012 and the National Medal for the Arts in 2016 for his broad achievement.
Freeman’s other notable works include “Shawshank Redemption,” “The Bucket List,” “The Dark Knight,” and more.
Besides acting, Freeman has also started a charitable organization, the Rock River Foundation, the production company Revelations Entertainment, and a blues club in Mississippi.
His long career and talents have left a significant impact on media and entertainment around the world.