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RISE UP! Samuel L. Jackson Is 63 Years Old ~ Angela Bassett & Al Sharpton Join Birthday Celebration… [PHOTOS]
Actor Samuel L. Jackson celebrated his 63rd (yes SIXTY THIRD!) birthday recently with a party held in NYC. Jackson is currently performing in ‘The Mountaintop’ alongside Angela Bassett and after a matinee performance of the play he got the mandatory “Happy Birthday” group song from the cast and crew…. and his close friend Reverend Al Sharpton . Jackson (a graduate of Morehouse College) is an honorary ATLien and he’s been the lone voice responsible for getting Falcons fans on their feet each home game by yelling RISE UP!… now Jackson is joined in the spot by a few more recognizable ATL… >>
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Directed by Kenny Leon, who often works with the Alliance Theatre, ‘The Mountaintop’ tells the story of the days leading up to Martin Luther King’s assassination.
Jackson plays Dr. King and Angela Bassett plays a motel maid, a role that was originally going to Halle Berry until she had to pull out for “child custody reasons” according to her rep.
Jackson told the ladies of The View this morning that he heard Dr. King speak several times when he was a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
He even flew to Memphis for the funeral, then flew back to Morehouse where he was anat a local funeral held at the college.
‘The Mountaintop’ was the name of Martin Luther King’s last speech before he was assassinated.