Morgan Freeman vs Bill Russell

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American basketball player
$200 Million
Net worth 2018
$10 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Sportspersons
Memphis
Residence
Monroe, Louisiana
United States
Country
United States
01/06/1937
BirthDay
12/02/1934
1.88 m
Height
2.08 m
Los Angeles City College - New York University,
Education
University of San Francisco, McClymonds High School
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2009

In 2009, he portrayed South African president Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood directed sports drama ‘Invictus’

2007

He reprised this role in the sequel ‘Evan Almighty’ in 2007

2004

He acted in the sports drama film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in 2004 in which he played Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, an elderly boxer

2003

He played God in the 2003 super-hit film ‘Bruce Almighty’ which also starred Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston

1995

He portrayed the South African president Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Invictus’ which was based on the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup

1994

The most notable among these was ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) which was based on the Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’

1990

The prolific actor appeared in several movies over the 1990s

1989

In 1989, he starred in the comedy drama ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ which had been adapted from a play of the same name

1987

He got his first big film break in 1987 when he was cast as the violent pimp Fast Black in the film ‘Street Smart’

1984

His second marriage was to Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984

1980

Initially he could find only small roles in films like ‘Brubaker’ (1980), ‘Eyewitness’ (1981), ‘Harry & Son’ (1984) and ‘Marie’ (1985)

1971

Starting from 1971 he began appearing regularly on the television program for children, ‘The Electric Company’ which was an educational program aimed at teaching children how to read

1968

This led to his Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of ‘Hello Dolly!’ also starring Pearl Bailey

1967

He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967 in the play ‘The Nigger Lovers’ which also starred Viveca Lindfors

1960

During the mid 1960s he joined the Opera Ring musical theater group and acted with a touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’

1959

He quit his military career in 1959 on realizing that this was not what he wanted to do

2009

The NBA Finals MVP Award was renamed the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award in his honour in 2009

1980

This basketball great was declared as the "Greatest Player in the History of the NBA" by the Professional Basketball Writers Association of America in 1980

1977

He married former Miss USA, Dorothy Anstett, a white woman, in 1977

1967

He was growing older and tired and by the 1967-68 season his figures were slowly declining

1966

The Celtic coach Red Auerbach retired before the 1966-67 season

1964

He kept up his excellent performance during the 1964-65 season too when he helped the Celtics win a league-record of 62 games

1960

9 rebounds per game in the 1960-61 season leading his team to 57-22 record

1959

The Celtics played against the Philadelphia Warriors in November 1959

1958

His amazing performance continued in the 1958-59 season where he averaged 16

1957

In the beginning of the 1957-58 season the Celtics won 14 straight games

1956

He started playing for the Celtics in the 1956-57 season in December