His acting roles have included a pimp, a convict, the president of the United States, even God.
For that, Morgan Freeman has been celebrated with an array of awards culminating in December's Kennedy Center Honors.
The son of a barber, Freeman is the epitome of a late bloomer. He never lost sight of his dream even as he struggled with bit parts on stage, in children's TV programs and soap operas before breaking through....
While not reaching star status, Freeman worked consistently on the stage and small screen. TV roles in the daytime drama "Another World" and the children's series "The Electric Company" made him familiar to a nationwide audience.Read more, here.
And for an in-depth look at the extraordinary cast of African-American actors featured on Another World in the early 1980s, click here!