Mamie Edna was a teacher and best known as the mother of Morgan Freeman who honored with the 2005 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the Clint Eastwood picture ‘Million Dollar Baby’. He is also well-known from his acting in films like The Dark Knight, Dolphin Tale, Bruce Almighty, Glory, The Shawshank Redemption and Unforgiven.
Mamie Edna Bio
Mamie Edna was married with Morgan Porterfield Freeman (July 6, 1915 – April 27, 1961), a barber, who died of cirrhosis in 1961. Couple had three children together. Some of her great-grandparents were enslaved people who migrated from North Carolina to Mississippi.
Her white maternal great-grandfather had lived with, and was buried beside Freeman’s African-American great-grandmother in the segregated South, as the two could not legally marry at the time. The DNA test suggested that among all of his African ancestors, a little over one-quarter came from the area that stretches from present-day Senegal to Liberia and three-quarters came from the Congo-Angola region.
Mamie Edna was born in Charleston, Mississippi. She grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.
Who Is Mamie Edna’s Son Morgan Freeman?
Mamie Edna’s son, Morgan Freeman is a renowned American actor, producer, and narrator. Born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman has established himself as one of the most respected and accomplished actors in the entertainment industry. He earns numerous accolades and a place among Hollywood’s elite. He has narrated many documentaries and is well-known for his particular voice.