Morgan Freeman coming to UK

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman will be at the University of Kentucky on April 14 to discuss his career in an event presented by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

Morgan Freeman speaks on stage at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America  Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. © Photo by John Shearer for Invision for Producers Guild, via AP.

Morgan Freeman speaks on stage at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. © Photo by John Shearer for Invision for Producers Guild, via AP.

Freeman, who was born in Memphis, Tenn., and grew up in Mississippi, has enjoyed a film career stretching back more than four decades, starting with roles on the daytime drama Another World and the PBS children’s show The Electric Company. Freeman’s best-known film roles include Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Red in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Nelson Mandela in Invictus (2009), all of which earned him Oscar nominations. He won the Oscar for best supporting actor in Million Dollar Baby (2004) for his performance as Scrap, the boxing trainer assistant who first believes in Maggie (Hilary Swank), the budding fighter at the center of the film. He also narrated the movie and is the voice of many films, commercials and other endeavors, including the Oscar-winning documentary March of the Penguins (2005).

Freeman’s appearance at 7 p.m. in the Singletary Center for the Arts concert hall is to benefit the Drs. Nero and Biggerstaff Diversity Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 general public and $30 for UK Students. UK student tickets are only available in person at the box office.

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