Wednesday, June 22, 2011

George Clooney

George was born on May 6th 1961. George is an actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce (née Warren) is a former beauty pageant queen; his father, Nick Clooney is a former anchorman as well as a game show and American Movie Classics host. George is of Irish descent on his father's side; his paternal great-great-grandparents, Nicholas Clooney (of County Kilkenny) and Bridget Byron, immigrated to the United States from Ireland.
George was raised a strict Roman Catholic. He has an older sister, Adelia (also known as Ada); his cousins include actors Miguel and Rafael Ferrer who are the sons of his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney and actor José Ferrer.
He is also related to another singer, Debby Boone who married José Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney's son Gabriel. From an early age, George would hang around his father's sets, often participating in shows, where he proved to be a crowd favorite.
He began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Spending part of his childhood in Ohio he started attending St. Michael's School in Columbus and St. Susanna School in Mason, Ohio. In middle school, he developed Bell's palsy, a debilitating condition that partially paralyzes the face. The malady went away within a year. "That was the worst time of my life," he told the Daily Mirror in 2003. "You know how cruel kids can be. I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger."
His parents eventually moved to Augusta, Kentucky where he then attended Augusta High School. He has stated that he earned all As and a B in school and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He tried out with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 to play professional baseball, but was not offered a contract. He did not pass the first round of player cuts. He attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981 majoring in History and Political Science and, very briefly, the University of Cincinnati but did not graduate from either. He also had such odd jobs as selling men's suits and cutting tobacco.

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