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Hear What Morgan Freeman's Voice Sounds Like After Sucking on a Helium Balloon (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/25/2014 08:40AM

Jimmy Fallon took the smooth, calming drawl of Morgan Freeman's voice up a few notches on Thursday's Tonight Show.

The Oscar winner, 77, stopped by to promote his new movie Lucy, costarring Scarlett Johansson, but Fallon had other ideas. After watching Freeman sip helium on the science show Through the Wormhole, the late-night host convinced the star to do it again.

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UpdatePosted 07/17/2014 04:45PM

See Morgan Freeman Play a Vegetable-Loving Vampire in This 1970s TV Clip

Originally posted 07/17/2014 08:30AM

If you weren't a child of the '70s, you may have been unaware of The Electric Company, an educational sketch show that originally aired on PBS from 1971 to 1977.

Aimed at kids who had aged out of Sesame Street, the show starred Hollywood legends Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby (for the first two years, at least). More than 40 years after its premiere, the comedy of The Electric Company still stands up, as this clip of Freeman playing "Vincent the Vegetable Vampire" proves.

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Lee Chamberlin, The Electric Company Star, Dies at 76 | Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno

Lee Chamberlin, The Electric Company Star, Dies at 76

Originally posted 06/04/2014 08:15AM

Lee Chamberlin, an original cast member of the 1970s PBS children's show The Electric Company, and who then went on to a decades-long acting career on stage and screen, died Monday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of metastatic cancer, The New York Times reports. She was 76.

The actress, who was living in Paris, had been visiting her son Matthew at the time of her death.

Chamberlin – who starred on The Electric Company alongside Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and then-newcomer Morgan Freeman – played the character Vi, who owned a diner and sang duets with Freeman.

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Hear What Morgan Freeman's Voice Sounds Like on Helium

Originally posted 05/24/2014 04:00PM

[YOUTUBE "DCpsusTta4w"] Morgan Freeman's voice is so familiar from film roles, documentaries and commercials that it's a surprise to hear it altered in any way, like if someone added googly eyes to the Mona Lisa.

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They Live: 18 Shocked Celebrity Death Hoax Reactions | Britney Spears, Channing Tatum, Russell Crowe

UpdatePosted 04/01/2014 08:00PM

They Live: 18 Shocked Celebrity Death Hoax Reactions

Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:00PM

April Fools' Day pranks can be in good fun, but not when your favorite celebrity's life is on the line.

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Flirty Rita Moreno's F-Bomb and Song-Filled Acceptance of Her SAG Life Award

Rita Moreno on Her SAG Life Award: I've Only Begun Act III (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/18/2014 10:30PM

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We Can't Believe This Picture of Morgan Freeman Is Actually a Painting

Originally posted 12/03/2013 12:35PM

It's simple enough to draw a cartoon picture of Morgan Freeman: Throw together a white goatee, some freckles, soft eyes and a sly smile, and you've pretty much got it. It's a lot harder, though, to draw a picture of Morgan Freeman that's so good that it looks pretty much indistinguishable from a photograph of the Driving Miss Daisy and Bruce Almighty star – but that's just what artist Kyle Lambert did – using only his finger and an iPad.

Working in illustration app Procreate, Lambert spent 200 hours painting a photorealistic image of Morgan Freeman, all the way down to the threads of his suit and the moisture on his lips.

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See This/Skip That: Your Guide to This Weekend at the Movies

See This/Skip That: From Dallas Buyers Club to Free Birds

Originally posted 11/01/2013 01:00PM

Dallas Buyers Club, Ender's Game and Last Vegas are all solid bets for weekend fun, say PEOPLE's writers, but Free Birds is one lame duck.

Here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.

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Reason to Celebrate! Nelson Mandela Turns 95 (Photos)

Nelson Mandela Turns 95, and the World Rejoices

Originally posted 07/18/2013 10:30AM

Nelson Mandela is celebrating his 95th birthday on Thursday – a day that's being met with gleeful celebrations in South Africa and around the world by well-wishers ecstatic that the ailing leader has reached another milestone.

The scene outside the hospital in Pretoria where Mandela is being treated has been particularly joyous, as children danced and held balloons and flowers in front of giant, colorful get-well-soon cards.

Mandela's birthday, July 18, is a kind of global holiday, known as International Mandela Day, which honors the former South Africa president's legacy by encouraging people to volunteer, do community service and offer small acts of kindness.

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What's Morgan Freeman's (Hysterical) Explanation for Falling Asleep On-Air?

UpdatePosted 05/23/2013 07:30PM

Morgan Freeman Falls Asleep During On-Air Interview – Then Explains

Originally posted 05/23/2013 01:30PM

Being God is exhausting ... or is it?

During an interview with FOX affiliate Q13 in Seattle, to promote his new movie Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman appeared to be napping on-camera. This left costar Michael Caine to field the questions from anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey about the crime thriller, which concerns a group of magicians who use their skills to rob banks.

But after his video went viral Thursday, Freeman provided an explanation for his shut-eye. "I wasn't actually sleeping," he jokingly tells PEOPLE. "I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."

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