Richard Gere Overview

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Born: August 31, 1949

Richard Gere has become so emblematic of modern male urbanity that it's hard to believe he grew up in a pastoral farm setting in upstate New York. The second of five children in an artistic family, Gere attended the University of Massachusetts on a gymnastic scholarship following his graduation from high school in 1967. After two years of philosophy and drama studies he dropped out to launch an acting career. He acquitted himself well in a number of repertory productions on both coasts over the... See All

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