10 Things You May Not Know About Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee.

He first began acting in the mid-1960s but didn't become a household name until his role as "Fast Black" in the 1987 film "Street Smart."

Freeman served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959 as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman.

 He has been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Million Dollar Baby" in 2005.

Freeman is an accomplished pilot and owns several planes, including a Cessna Citation 501 jet.

In addition to acting, Freeman is a philanthropist, co-founding the Grenada Relief Fund and the Tallahatchie River Foundation.

 He is a narrator of many popular documentaries, including "March of the Penguins" and "Through the Wormhole."

Freeman is a licensed beekeeper and owns several hives on his Mississippi ranch.

He has been married twice and has four children.

 In 2008, Freeman suffered serious injuries in a car accident but made a full recovery and returned to acting soon after.

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