Happy Birthday: Mr. T

Festival Reviews

mrtHappy Birthday actor Mr. T

Born: Lawrence Tureaud
May 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Quotes:

[Playboy magazine – September 1983] I am the best bodyguard, because I’ll take a bullet, I’ll take a stab wound, I’ll take a hit upside the head; I’m like a Kamikaze pilot; The President got shot because his men relaxed.

I believe in the Golden Rule – The Man with the Gold… Rules.
I pity the fool… [his trademark quote]

When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn’t afford to pay attention.

As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal.
I think about my father being called ‘boy’, my uncle being called ‘boy’, my brother, coming back from Vietnam and being called ‘boy’. So I questioned myself: “What does a black man have to do before he’s given the respect as a man?” So…

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