Morgan Freeman was a telegrapher before becoming actor

July 2nd, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS  


London, July 2 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman worked as a telegrapher with a wire service before he became an actor and describes his stint as exciting. Contactmusic.com reports that Freeman had dreams of becoming an actor at an early age, but was forced to give that up and moved to New York to make money quick.

He said: “I didn’t have much in the way of money, so I had to crank it up some other way. I found a job with Press Wireless as a telegrapher.

“Correspondents from around the world sent all of their dispatchers into Press Wireless and we sent them to whatever newspaper they were scheduled to do. I was working in October, November, December and January of 1960/61. It was an exciting time to work. That was when Fidel Castro took over Cuba.”

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