George Clooney (1961)
It was on this date, May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, that the American actor George Clooney was born. The nephew of the late singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, he is also the cousin of actor Miguel Ferrer. Clooney got a small part in one film and was bitten by the acting bug. His first steady TV role was in the medical show “E/R.” He has since starred in several films, mostly about thieves and robbers.
Clooney was profiled in the Washington Post on September 28, 1997. In that interview, he told writer Sharon Waxman, “I don’t believe in Heaven and Hell. I don’t know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won’t allow this life — the only thing I know to exist — to be wasted.”
Originally published May 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.