Since it’s my birthday month, I decided to choose Richard Gere for my hottie this month! I don’t seem to have time to post a hottie on a weekly basis, so Richard gets the honor for the whole month of November.
Richard Gere’s Bio
Born: 31 August 1949 (great year to be born)
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe
Gere is a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims Francis Eaton, John Billington, George Soule, Richard Warren, Degory Priest, William Brewster and Francis Cooke. Gere was the second of five children, having three sisters and a younger brother, all looked after by his housewife mother, Doris. His father, Homer, worked in insurance and, while Richard was still young, moved the family to a farmhouse outside Syracuse, New York. In North Syracuse, Homer would run his own agency.
Attending North Syracuse High School, Richard quickly proved to be multi-talented. Though not a jock, he was active in the gym, lacrosse and ski teams. He served on the school council, and also excelled on the piano, guitar, bass and trumpet. Clearly gifted musically, he even wrote music for High School productions.
Old school-friends have recalled that Richard was never on a mission to be popular, but was anyway. He hung around in jeans and Army surplus jackets, and dated only the brightest girls (even then he valued brains over looks).
Graduating from High School in 1967, he won a gymnastics scholarship and enrolled at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, majoring in philosophy. After only two years though, he won a place with the prestigious Provincetown Players, and spent the summer of ‘69 with them.
In 1980 his role in the film American Gigolo, established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in several hit films including An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, and Chicago, for which he won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast. He’s been in movies with Julia Roberts.
People magazine named Gere the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1999.
In 2002, he married model and actress Carey Lowell. They have a son, Homer, who was born in 2000 and is named after Gere’s father.
CONGRATULATIONS TO RICHARD GERE FOR BEING DIANE’S HOTTIE OF THE MONTH!
On Friday, I’ll have news about a free cookbook! I voted yesterday and I am disappointed to say one of the issues I voted against has passed. I don’t want casinos in Ohio but now we will have gambling.