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Monday, January 16, 2012

Morgan Freeman Casket

Morgan Freeman takes a bath in a casket

Morgan Freeman Casket - Morgan Freeman’s casket bubble bath, At Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards actor Morgan Freeman, 74, took home the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award for his lifetime of brilliant performances. One of those, as witnessed by a highlight reel shown during the awards, included Freeman’s portrayal of Count Dracula enjoying a casket bubble bath.

It doesn't get much more elegant than Sidney Poitier and Helen Mirren presenting Morgan Freeman with a Golden Globes honor, but whomever crafted the highlight reel of Freeman's career included an ingenious little clip to remind us of the actor's beginnings.

Freeman, 74, was this year's esteemed recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award. As Dame Mirren introduced his varied body of work, which includes everything from playing a president ("Deep Impact") to playing Nelson Mandela ("Invictus") to playing God ("Bruce Almighty"), viewers were treated to the sight of a younger Freeman taking a bath in a casket as a vampire on the '70s kids show "The Electric Company."

Some of you may be old enough to remember Freeman's gig on the series, in which he played Count Dracula, among other credits. Although the clip is a little grainy, Freeman's voice is unmistakeable as he sings of the wonders of a casket bubble bath - obviously teaching youngsters about the letter "c."
Watching his career unfold via that series of snippets on Sunday, Freeman didn't comment on the "Electric Company" clip, but he did remark that he'd realized two things: How many actors he's worked with who he truly admires, and how much fun he's had.

"It’s been said that if you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life," Freeman told the audience. "So for the past 45 years or so, I’ve never had to work. My passion has always been acting."

Even when he's portraying a vampire who enjoys a good soak in his casket.

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