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Jul 30

BLACK IN TIME: A Moment In OUR History

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Laurence Fishburne:

Oscar- Nominated, Emmy And Tony Award-Winning  Actor/Producer/Playwright,  Laurence Fishburne Was Born July 30, 1961, In Augusta, GA.

 He Was Reared In Brooklyn New York, Following The Divorce Of His Parents During His Childhood.

Laurence Fishburne Started Acting At Age 12. In 1973 He Landed The Role Of Joshua Hall On ABC's One Life To Live. He Was On That Show Until 1976.

In 1975, He Starred In The Feature Film, Cornbread, Earl And Me, In Which He Played A Teenager Who Witinesses The Police Shooting Of A Popular High School Basketball Player.

His Performance Was Memorable Enough To Earn A Supporting Role In Francis Ford Coppolla's Apocalypse Now In 1979. In That Movie  He Played A 17-Year-Old Sailor Named "Mr. Clean." Fishburne Was 14 When The Film Began Shooting In 1976. He Was 17 When The Production Was Completed.

Throughout The 1980's The Versatile Actor Appeared In Feature Films, On Television And The Stage.  He Had A Recurring Role As "Cowboy Curtis," On The CBS Children's Show, Pee-Wee's Playhouse. He Also Appeared On An Episode Of  M*A*S*H  And In The Stage Productions Of Short Eyes (1894) And Loose Ends (1987).

 For  Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story (1983),  The Cotton Club (1984), The Color Purple (1985),  A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors  (1987) And  School Daze (1988), Were Among His Film Projects During The 1980's.

During The 1990's Fishburne Was Even More Visable. His Film And Stage Work Included King Of New York (1990),  Boyz N The Hood (1991),  Deep Cover (1992),
His Oscar-Nominated Performance As Ike Turner In  What's Love Got To Do With It? (1993), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) Othello (1995), Hoodlum (A Film He Produced, 1997), Miss Evers' Boys (1997),  The Matrix (1999) And Two Trains Running, The August Wilson Play For Which He Won A Tony Award In 1992. He Also Won A 1993 Emmy Award For His Role In "The Box," The  Opening Episode Of The Television Drama, TriBeCa.

Most Recently Fishburne Has Reprised His Role As Morpheus In The Matrix Sequals, The Matrix Reloaded And  Matrix Revolutions. In 2006 He Appeared On Stage With Angela Bassett (He Has Worked With Her On Four Projects) In The August Wilson Play, Fences.
He Produced And Starred With Bassett Again In 2006, In The Movie, Akeelah And The Bee.

On February 27, 2007, Laurence Fishburne Was Awarded The Harvard Foundation's Artist Of The Year Award.

"In Order For Black History To Live, We Must Continue To Breathe Life Into It. -- Hubert Gaddy, Jr.

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