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BC: I think that Mr.T is a very unique and interesting person. I also think that growing up in the neighborhood that he lived in he should be proud because of his accomplishments. | http://www.elu24.ee/?id=15122 | Used materials: wikipedia.com, imdb.com

FC: Mr.T | http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800052740/photo/212522 | Author: Triinu Kilp

1: Mr.T (Laurence Tureaud) is an actor, singer and a wrestler.He is know for his roles as B.A. Baracus in the A-Team. He started his career as a singer and an actor in the 1980's. He has been a part of 32 movies/tv shows. He released his two albums in 1984. | http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jun/11/film-a-team-liam-neeson | Mr.T was born May 21 in 1952.

2: His father, Nathaniel Tureaud Sr., was a minister. Tureaud, with his four sisters and seven brothers, grew up in a three-room apartment in one of the city's housing projects, the Robert Taylor Homes, in a poorly constructed building, in an area with high levels of environmental pollutants and the largest concentration of poverty in America. His mother received a welfare check of $87/month. While growing up Tureaud regularly witnessed murder, rape, and other crimes, but attributes his survival and later success to his will to do well and his mother's love. Tureaud attended Dunbar Vocational High School, where he played football, wrestled, and studied martial arts. While at Dunbar he became the city-wide wrestling champion two years in a row. He won a football scholarship to Prairie View A&M University, where he majored in mathematics, but was expelled after his first year. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps.

3: He kept wrestling until his early twenties. He was able to smash through a 4 inch door. Mr.T hasn't been married and he hasn't got any children. His biggest achievement was his role in The A-Team as B.A. Baracus. | http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/02/mr-t-comes-to-tomtom/

4: While reading National Geographic, Mr. T first noticed the unusual hairstyle for which he is now famous, on a Mandinka warrior. He decided that adoption of the style would be a powerful statement about his African origin. It was a simpler, safer and more permanent visual signature than his gold chains, rings, and bracelets. The gold jewelry was worth about $300,000 at the time and took him about an hour to put on. Most nights, Mr. T spent even more time cleaning them using an ultrasonic cleaner. Occasionally, he slept with the heavy neck chains and bracelets on, "to see how my ancestors, who were slaves, felt." Mr. T didn't sing for a long time. He did it for only a few years and then he started to focus on his acting. Since he was born in the ghetto side of his town he started singing. Mr.T was a unique person. He wears a lot of gold jewelry and a unique hair cut.

5: His musical roles: performer: "We're Bad" in Alice Through the Looking Glass. performer: "Be Somebody", "I Am Somebody", "Treat Your Mother Right" in Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! | http://www.forandagainst.com/articles/I_know_gay_when_I_see_it

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  • Title: Mr.T
  • Mr.T was a singer back in the 80's. He also started acting in the year 1980.
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