Halle Berry

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Yes the Praise 94.5 Family want to show love on one of the most successful actress to come out of C-Town!! Happy Birthday to Cleveland’s Own and Bedford High School own Halle Berry!!!

Born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, Halle Berry is an award-winning actress and former beauty queen. For her performance in Monster’s Ball in 2001, she was nominated for a BAFTA Award and won an Academy Award for best actress—becoming the first African-American woman to win the honor.

Early Life

Halle Maria Berry was born on August 14, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest daughter born to Jerome and Judith Berry, an interracial couple. Halle and her older sister, Heidi, spent the first few years of their childhood living in an inner-city neighborhood. In the early 1970s, Jerome Berry abandoned his wife and children, after which Judith moved her family to the predominantly white Cleveland suburb of Bedford.

Berry attended a nearly all-white public school, and as a result was subjected to discrimination at an early age. Her early bouts with racism greatly influenced her desire to excel. Throughout high school, the determined teen participated in a dizzying array of extracurricular activities, holding positions of newspaper editor, class president, and head cheerleader.

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This is Halle doing a commercial for our sister station WZAK-FM back in the day!!!

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