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Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac on the set of Soul Men in 2008.
Born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
October 5, 1957(1957-10-05)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died August 9, 2008 (aged 50)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, sketch writer
Years active 1977–2008
Spouse(s) Rhonda McCullough (m. 1977–2008) «start: (1977)–end+1: (2009)»"Marriage: Rhonda McCullough to Bernie Mac" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Mac)
.Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008)[1] better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American actor and comedian.^ Bernie Mac 1957-2008 // Current login .
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^ Actor/Comedian Bernie Mac Dies @ age 50 .
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^ Bernie Mac: 1957 - 2008 .
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.Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian.^ Mac was born in Chicago on October 3, 1957, and raised in a tenement.
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^ Bernard “Bernie Mac” McCullough was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, where he began his career as a stand-up comedian.
  • Bernie Mac: Actor, Comedian, Family Man; Dead at 50 - Film School Rejects 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.filmschoolrejects.com [Source type: General]

^ Mac grew up on the South Side in the Woodlawn and Englewood neighborhoods.
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.He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley as The Original Kings of Comedy.^ His edgy and largely autobiographical material about his background and African-American culture fell in step with a new wave of high-profile black comedians like fellow "Kings," D.L. Hughley and Steve Harvey.
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^ The tour, which grossed an astounding $59 million, generated several HBO specials and a film by Spike Lee, ‘The Original Kings of Comedy.’ .
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^ He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley as The Original Kings of Comedy.

.After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles.^ He had a very short-lived show on HBO called Midnight Mac.

^ He also had a short-lived talk show on HBO titled Midnight Mac.
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^ After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac,and WHO U WIT, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles.
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His most noted film role was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean's Eleven and the titular character of Mr. 3000. .He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.^ In 2001, Mac created the family television comedy series "The Bernie Mac Show," which he also starred in and produced.
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^ His performance in the programme earned him numerous award nominations including two at the Emmys and the Golden Globes.
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^ Additionally, the Bernie Mac Show was nominated for Emmys in 2002 and 2003.
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.His other films included starring roles in Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Pride, Soul Men, and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.^ Next up for Mac: a political role with fellow comedian Chris Rock in the comedy feature “Head of State” then the role of Bosley in “Charlie’s Angels 2″ (both in 2003).
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^ Madagascar 2 and Soul Men are not officially Mac's final films, but with two of them coming out on the same weekend, it is another chance for fans to pay final respects to the dead comic icon.
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^ Hollywood success After Friday, Bernie Mac appeared in a string of hit films like Ocean's Eleven, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Guess Who with Ashton Kutcher.
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.Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the solid organs, but had said the condition was in remission in 2005. His death on August 9, 2008 was caused by complications from pneumonia.^ "Mac had a disease called sarcoidosis, a lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs" Supposedly, it had went into remission.
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^ Smith said Mac's sarcoidosis has been in remission since 2005.
  • Bernie Mac Death Rumors Untrue - The Los Angeles Sentinel 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.lasentinel.net [Source type: General]

^ The rep says the pneumonia is not related to Mac’s diagnosis of sarcoidosis, a disease that causes inflammation in organs such as the lungs or lymph nodes.
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Early life

.Mac was born in Chicago, where he was raised by a single mother, Mary, who died of cancer when he was 16. He put on shows for neighborhood kids on Chicago's South Side and eventually he moved to Tampa, Florida.^ Mac was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised by a single mother, Mary, who died of cancer when he was sixteen.
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^ Mac was born in Chicago on October 3, 1957, and raised in a tenement.
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^ Mac was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised by a single mother, Mary, who died of cancer when Mac was sixteen.
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[2] .During his 20s he worked in a variety of jobs, including furniture mover, and a UPS agent.^ During his 20s he worked in a variety of jobs; he was a furniture mover, UPS agent and a bread delivery sales rep.
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^ Bernie Mac Having worked a variety of jobs, from furniture mover to delivering bread, Mac hit it big when he won the Miller Lite comedy search in 1992, which led to regular appearances on HBO's Def Comedy Jam .
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  • CBC News - Media - Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia complications 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ After high school, Mr. Mac worked as a janitor, a mover and a school bus driver before finding a job at a General Motors plant.
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[2]

Career

.One of Mac's earliest comic influences was from The Three Stooges and listening to stand-up comedians Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx.^ But Richard Pryor was an upscale version of Redd Foxx.
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^ Mac started as a stand-up comedian in Chicago's Cotton Club.
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^ Stand up from Bernie Mac.
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.Mac started as a stand-up comedian in Chicago's Cotton Club.^ Mac started as a stand-up comedian in Chicago's Cotton Pickin' Club.
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^ Comedian Bernie Mac in Chicago hospital .
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^ Comedian Mac in Chicago hospital .
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.After he won the Miller Lite Comedy Search at the age of 32, his popularity as a comedian began to grow.^ Won comedy search in 1992 .
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  • CBC News - Media - Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia complications 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ He won the Miller Lite Comedy Search at the age of 32, at which point his popularity as a comedian began to grow.
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^ His prospects improved after he won the Miller Lite Comedy Search in 1990.
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.A performance on HBO's Def Comedy Jam thrust him into the spotlight.^ A performance on HBO's Def Comedy Jam thrust him into the spotlight.
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^ But it was his performance on HBO's Def Comedy Jam that gave his career wings.
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^ Def Comedy Jam returns .

.He opened for Dionne Warwick, Redd Foxx and Natalie Cole.^ His popularity as a comedian began to grow as he became an opening act for such headliners as Redd Foxx, Dionne Warwick and Natalie Cole, among others.
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^ The honor led to unimaginable opportunities, like opening for headliners Dionne Warwick, Redd Foxx and Natalie Cole.
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^ The victory led to work in local clubs and as an opening act for stars such as Dionne Warwick, Red Foxx, and Natalie Cole.
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.He also had a short-lived talk show on HBO titled Midnight Mac.^ He also had a short-lived talk show on HBO titled Midnight Mac.
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^ That short-lived talk show was called Midnight Mac.
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^ While his TV show was airing, Mac appeared in “Bad Santa,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and "Head of State," and as the title character in the baseball comedy “Mr.
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.Later, Mac also acted in minor roles and got his big break as "Pastor Clever" in Ice Cube's 1995 film Friday.^ Bernie Mac got his big film break in rapper Ice Cube's 1995 film, Friday.
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^ Meanwhile, Mac also continued acting in films.
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^ He started acting when he was offered the role of Pastor Clever in Ice Cube’s 1995 film Friday.
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.Following that role, Mac had his first starring role as "Dollar Bill", a silly, slick-talking club owner in The Players Club co-starring with LisaRaye and Jamie Foxx.^ He also excelled playing short-tempered misanthropes, notably in his starring role as Stan Ross, the nation’s most hated baseball player, in “Mr.
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^ The victory led to work in local clubs and as an opening act for stars such as Dionne Warwick, Red Foxx, and Natalie Cole.
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^ Mac starred in the hit Fox television series "The Bernie Mac Show," and had several film roles including the "Ocean Eleven" series, "Friday" and "Guess Who."
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.Other than that, Mac worked in many other films and had some television appearances in titles including, Booty Call, How to Be a Player, Life and What's the Worst That Could Happen?.^ He followed it up with bit roles in other films, including “Booty Call,” and “Def Jam’s: How to Be a Player.” .

^ Following his breakout success of that film he was cast into several other smaller roles including Booty Call, How to Be a Player, Life and What’s the Worst That Could Happen?.
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^ After that, Mac would appear in a series of TV shows and other movies including Booty Call, How to Be a Player and What's the Worst That Could Happen?
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  • CBC News - Media - Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia complications 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

.Mac was one of the few African American comedic actors able to break from the traditional "black comedy" genre, having roles in the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven and becoming the new Bosley for the Charlie's Angels sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.^ Mac's rsum includes the films Friday, Ocean's Eleven and its subsequent sequels, Bad Santa, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Transformers.
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^ Kings of Comedy, Charlies Angels, Ocean’s 11-13.
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^ Mac was one of the few African American comedic actors to be able to break out of the traditional "black comedy" genre, having roles in the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven and becoming the new Bosley for the Charlie's Angels sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
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.In 2003, he gave an impressive performance in a supporting role as the villain "Gin Slagel, The Store Dick" in Bad Santa.^ Stan Ross Bad Santa (2003) ….
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^ In 2003, he also turned in an impressive performance in a small but important role as Gin "The Store Dick" in Bad Santa.
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^ Bad Santa (2003) Gin Slagel .
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He also starred in Guess Who?, a comedic remake of the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and made an appearance in the 2007 film Transformers as the car salesman "Bobby Bolivia." He served as the voice of Zuba, Alex the Lion's long lost father in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. .He co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the 2008 musical comedy Soul Men as "Floyd Henderson". His final film role was as "Jimmy Lunchbox", a flamboyant children's entertainer in the 2009 Disney film Old Dogs alongside John Travolta and Robin Williams.^ Scheduled for release later this year is “Soul Men,” with Samuel L. Jackson.

^ Posted 2009-06-11 06:55:08 Tags: disney , comedy , john travolta , old dogs Runtime: 2m26s .
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^ The movie stars John Travolta and Robin Williams .
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Bernie Mac at the Transformers premier in 2007.
.In 2001, the Fox Network gave Mac his own semi-autobiographical sitcom called The Bernie Mac Show portraying a fictional version of himself.^ The Bernie Mac Show (2001 - 2006) .
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^ WowWee's Robosapien V2 featured in Bernie Mac's show on FOX .
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^ His sitcom on Fox, The Bernie Mac Show, was a hit show that garnered many awards.
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.In the show, he suddenly becomes custodian of his sister's three children after she enters rehab.^ In the show, he suddenly becomes custodian over his sister’s three children after she enters rehab.
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^ In the series, Mac becomes custodian over his sister's three children after she enters rehab.
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^ In "The Bernie Mac Show" Mac is seen as a comedian who suddenly becomes the guardian of his sister's three children.
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.It was a success, in part because it allowed Mac to stay true to his stand-up comedy roots, breaking the fourth wall to communicate his thoughts to the audience.^ On the show he was able to use his stand up skills and break the forth wall to communicate his thoughts to the audience who he affectingly addressed as America.
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^ Wilmore saw Mac speak to his stand-up audience.
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^ It has been a success in part because it allows Mac to stay true to his stand-up comedy roots, breaking the fourth wall to communicate his thoughts to the audience.
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.The show contained many parodies of events in Bernie's actual life.^ The show contains many parodies of events in Bernie's actual life.
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^ The show contained many parodies of events in Bernie's actual life.
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^ The show contained many parodies of events in Bernie’s actual life.
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.It was not renewed after the 2006 season.^ The show was not renewed after the 2006 season.
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^ However, the show was not renewed after the 2006 season.
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.Viewers were left without a conclusion for the series, and no ending to the storyline of Bernie and Wanda trying to have a baby.^ Viewers were left without a conclusion for the series, and no ending to the storyline where Bernie and Wanda were trying to have a baby.
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^ On the serious side of the Bernie/Obama exchange ending with "I'm just messing with you" it just adds to a very uncomfortable feeling I get about Obama.
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^ Bernie and Wanda, who have no children of their own, now have to get on the parenthood highway from a dead halt, but Bernie doesn’t hesitate.
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.Among other awards, the show won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing’, the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and the Humanitas Prize for television writing that promotes human dignity.^ The series won a Peabody Award in 2002.
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^ Mac won a Peabody Award for his critically acclaimed "The Bernie Mac Show."
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^ He won an Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series.
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[3] His character on The Bernie Mac Show was ranked #47 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time".[4]
In 2004, Bernie Mac starred as a retired baseball player in the film Mr. 3000. .In the 2003 National League Championship Series, Mac sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley Field with the Chicago Cubs leading the Florida Marlins in the series 3-2 and in Game 6 by a 3-0 score.^ Golden Satellite: Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical, "The Bernie Mac Show," 2003 .
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^ The Chicago native dishes on the celeb league, Cedric and his Bulls Q&A with Bernie Mac Jan.
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^ World Series - Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox - Game 1 Chicago 10/22/2005 .
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.Instead of saying "root, root, root for the Cubbies" Mac said, "root, root, root for the champions!"^ Instead of saying "root, root, root for the Cubbies" Mac said, "root, root, root for the champions!"
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^ Says: August 9th, 2008 at 4:59 pm I woke up this morning and the first thing my boyfriend said to me was ‘Bernie Mac died’.
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^ About The Bernie Mac show, he said in an AP interview in 2001, "Now everyone telling me what I CAN'T do, what I CAN say, what I SHOULD do, and asking, `Are blacks gonna be mad at you?
  • Bernie Mac: 1957 - 2008 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Cubs lost the game and the series, with some fans claiming that Mac helped jinx the Cubs.^ The Cubs would go on to lose the game and the series, with some fans claiming that Mac helped to jinx the Cubs.
  • BERNIE MAC on MySpace Comedy - Comic Clips, Funny Videos & Jokes 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mac later admitted that he has hated the Cubs his whole life, is a die-hard White Sox fan, and was seen during the 2005 World Series at US Cellular Field.
  • BERNIE MAC on MySpace Comedy - Comic Clips, Funny Videos & Jokes 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some fans who were seated in the permanent pews — the front rows were reserved for friends and family — wore silk-screened t-shirts printed with Mac’s face.

.Mac later admitted that he had hated the North Side's Cubs his whole life, being a die-hard fan of the South Side's White Sox, and was seen during the White Sox' 2005 World Series victory at U.S. Cellular Field.^ Mac later admitted that he has hated the Cubs his whole life, is a die-hard White Sox fan, and was seen during the 2005 World Series at US Cellular Field.
  • BERNIE MAC on MySpace Comedy - Comic Clips, Funny Videos & Jokes 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Being a Chicago Native now living in the southeast, the White Sox World Series victory was special.
  • Bernie Mac 1957-2008 // Current 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Growing up on the South Side a hard-core White Sox fan, Mac discovered early on that he wanted to make a go at being a comedian.
  • Bernie Mac Died at age 50...RIP | eHarlequin.com Community 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC community.eharlequin.com [Source type: General]
  • R.I.P. Bernie Mac « Problem Chylde: Learning & Writing 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC problemchylde.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Mac was number 72 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.^ Rip Bernie Mac, you were one of the greatest of all time.
  • The Superficial - Bernie Mac dies of pneumonia (1957 - 2008) 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mac: All the time.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bernie Mac . June 7, 2007 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mac was number 72 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.
  • BERNIE MAC on MySpace Comedy - Comic Clips, Funny Videos & Jokes 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On March 19, 2007, Mac told David Letterman on the CBS Late Show that he would retire from his 30-year career after he finished shooting the comedy film,[5] The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Mac.^ In 2007, Mac told David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show” that he planned to retire soon.
  • Hollywood Responding to Bernie Mac’s Sudden Death | coolwebgossip.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.coolwebgossip.com [Source type: General]
  • Bernie Mac, Comedian Dies at Age 50 | The Moderate Voice 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC themoderatevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • In Case You Didn't Know » Blog Archive » Comic actor Bernie Mac dies 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC icydk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While promoting "Pride" in March 2007, Mac appeared on "Late Night With David Letterman" (CBS, 1993- ) and announced that he would retire from stand-up comedy after he completed filming "The Whole Truth, Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Mac" in the fall of that year.
  • Fast Facts: Bernie Mac - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment - FOXNews.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ On March 19, 2007 Mac told David Letterman that he was going to retire from his career just as soon as he was finished shooting his latest comedy, The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help me Mac.
  • Bernie Mac | FamousDEAD 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.famousdead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."I'm going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit," Mac told Letterman.^ I finally got my life where I want it to be.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bernie Mac . June 7, 2007 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit,” Mac told Letterman.
  • Hollywood Responding to Bernie Mac’s Sudden Death | coolwebgossip.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.coolwebgossip.com [Source type: General]
  • Bernie Mac, Comedian Dies at Age 50 | The Moderate Voice 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC themoderatevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • In Case You Didn't Know » Blog Archive » Comic actor Bernie Mac dies 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC icydk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He would still produce and do occasional films but for the most part enjoy life.
  • Bernie Mac Dies | The Movie Blog 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."I missed a lot of things, you know.^ "I missed a lot of things, you know".
  • BERNIE MAC on MySpace Comedy - Comic Clips, Funny Videos & Jokes 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I missed out on a lot of things.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bernie Mac . June 7, 2007 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I missed of a lot of things, you know."
  • CBC News - Media - Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia complications 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]
  • CBC News - Media - Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia complications 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

.I was a street performer for two years.^ I was a street performer for two years.
  • Bernie Mac - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Actor And Comedian Bernie Mac Dies At Age 50 - cbs2chicago.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC cbs2chicago.com [Source type: General]
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  • Comedian Bernie Mac Dies Early Saturday Morning - kdka.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC kdka.com [Source type: General]
  • Hollywood Responding to Bernie Mac’s Sudden Death | coolwebgossip.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.coolwebgossip.com [Source type: General]
  • Entertainment | Actor, comedian and exasperated dad Mac dies at 50 | Seattle Times Newspaper 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]
  • Actor, comedian Bernie Mac dies - 8/10/08 - Raleigh News - abc11.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: General]
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  • Comedian Bernie Mac dies at age 50 from pneumonia complications 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.pantagraph.com [Source type: News]
  • Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • BlackNews.com - Actor and Comedian Bernie Mac Dies at Age 50 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.blacknews.com [Source type: General]
  • Actor, comedian and exasperated dad Mac dies at 50 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]
  • In Case You Didn't Know » Blog Archive » Comic actor Bernie Mac dies 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC icydk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I went into clubs in 1977. ...I was on the road 47 weeks out of the year."^ I went into clubs in 1977."
  • Bernie Mac - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Comedian and Actor Bernie Mac Dies at Age 50 - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment - FOXNews.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]
  • Comedian Bernie Mac Dies Early Saturday Morning - kdka.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC kdka.com [Source type: General]
  • Entertainment | Actor, comedian and exasperated dad Mac dies at 50 | Seattle Times Newspaper 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]
  • Actor, comedian Bernie Mac dies - 8/10/08 - Raleigh News - abc11.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: General]
  • Comedian Bernie Mac Dies Early Saturday Morning - cbs2.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC cbs2.com [Source type: General]
  • Comedian Bernie Mac dies at age 50 from pneumonia complications 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.pantagraph.com [Source type: News]
  • Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • BlackNews.com - Actor and Comedian Bernie Mac Dies at Age 50 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.blacknews.com [Source type: General]
  • Actor, comedian and exasperated dad Mac dies at 50 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]
  • Actor, comedian Bernie Mac dead at 50 | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I went into clubs in 1977.''
  • WCBS NEWSRADIO 880 - Actor and Comedian Bernie Mac Dies at Age 50 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.wcbs880.com [Source type: General]

^ And then when I went into the clubs in 1977, I was on amateur night for four years.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bernie Mac . June 7, 2007 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6]

Death

.Mac had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to his spokeswoman.^ Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman.
  • Bernie Mac Has Passed Away At The Age of 50 | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Bernie Mac Dead at Age 50 -- Politics Daily 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.politicsdaily.com [Source type: General]
  • R.I.P. Bernie Mac « Problem Chylde: Learning & Writing 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC problemchylde.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Nevermind that Mac had been in Northwestern Hospital for 2 weeks already.
  • Memorial For Bernie Mac | Bossip.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC bossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mac had been hospitalized earlier this week for pneumonia.
  • berniemac coverage by Gothamist 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There, he was being treated for pneumonia but unfortunately, he only was getting worse.^ Bernie Mac is still alive and being treated in a Chicago hospital for pneumonia and is expected to make a full recovery.” .
  • Funny Pictures And Videos#Tribute To The Sad Death Of Bernie Mac 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC thecomedynet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sounds like it's getting fun under there, soon I'll want Obama to throw me under there, only because Bill & Hill are there.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama camp rebukes Bernie Mac over joke « - Blogs from CNN.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ (Newser) - Bernie Mac is in the hospital, and although his publicists deny it, the pneumonia for which the comedian's being treated may have something to do with sarcoidosis, the Chicago Tribune reports.
  • Bernie Mac – News Stories About Bernie Mac - Page 1 | Newser 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

At one point, he was beginning to heal but his health began to decrease once again. .After a week of unsuccessful medical treatment, Mac passed away in the early morning hours of August 9, 2008. A few years prior to his passing; he publicly disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in his lungs.^ August 9, 2008 9:36 am Link He was too young to pass away.
  • Comedian Bernie Mac Is Dead - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC thelede.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A few years ago, he disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs.
  • Bernie Mac Has Died - Page 2 - Wired New York Forum 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC wirednewyork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mac was hospitalized on August 1, 2008 with pneumonia.
  • Bernie Mac | FamousDEAD 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.famousdead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1]
.Mac's public funeral was held a week later on August 16, 2008, at the House of Hope Church in his hometown of Chicago with over 7,000 people in attendance.^ At the House of Hope on the South Side in Chicago, 7,000 people attended the Bernie Mac funeral, many of which were celebrities, and political figures.
  • Bernie Mac : tag : HollywoodGrind : Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors celebrity scandals Hollywood gossip blog 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.hollywoodgrind.com [Source type: General]

^ The House of Hope church in Chicago, Smith said.
  • Nation & World | Bernie Mac, "Original King of Comedy" | Seattle Times Newspaper 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ Mac's funeral has been scheduled for August 16.
  • Bernie Mac death tributes - Monsters and Critics 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Notable mourners were Chris Rock, Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, Samuel L. Jackson, his fellow Ocean's Eleven comrade Don Cheadle, the cast members from his series and his Kings of Comedy fellows D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Steve Harvey.^ As a stand up comedian, Mac will be remembered for his routine in The Original Kings of Comedy, his appearance on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and his own HBO series Midnight Mac.
  • Bernie Mac 1957-2008 // Current 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Amongst those in attendance were The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Juwan Howard and fellow King of Comedy, Cedric ...
  • Bernie Mac Funeral (Photos) - Celebrity Gossip 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

^ Returns for a Second Season Atlanta Voice, March 13, 2009 ...Original Kings of Comedy, along with fellow legendary comics Cedric the Entertainer, D. L. Hughley, and the late Bernie Mac .
  • Bernie Mac – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

His ashes were interred at the Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, Illinois.

Tributes

.The first two of Mac's posthumous films, Soul Men and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, were released three months following his death and received mixed reviews.^ Movie review: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa -- 3 out of 5 stars .
  • Bernie Mac : Bernie Mac News and Photos - chicagotribune.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC topics.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Soul Men” is slated for a November release.
  • Remembering Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC lastheplace.com [Source type: General]

^ Co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson as former backup soul singers in "Soul Men" (released three months after his death) .
  • Bernie Mac - Yahoo! TV 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His third and final posthumous film, Old Dogs, was released a year later and received negative reviews.^ Co-starred with Robin Williams and John Travolta in the comedy, "Old Dogs" (released a year after his death) .
  • Bernie Mac - Yahoo! TV 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of Mac's last two films, coming out later this year, will be "Soul Men" with Samuel L. Jackson and Isaac Hayes, who died Sunday.
  • Stan Lathan Remembers Bernie Mac - Newsweek.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His upcoming movies include November’s Soul Men with Samuel L. Jackson and Isaac Hayes and Old Dogs , scheduled for release next year.
  • » NEWS: BERNIE MAC DIES AT 50 // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The 2008 Bud Billiken Parade, held in Chicago on the day of his death, was also dedicated to his memory.^ Smith said a public memorial would be held next weekend at House of Hope in Chicago.
  • Bernie Mac's family expected him to pull through 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: News]

^ On August 9 , 2008 , the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper reported comedian Bernie Mac 's death at Chicago 's Northwestern Memorial Hospital .
  • Bernie Mac Dead 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mac's death Saturday coincided with the annual Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago, a major event in the predominantly black South Side that the comedian had previously attended.
  • Comedian Bernie Mac Dies Early Saturday Morning - kdka.com 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC kdka.com [Source type: General]
  • Entertainment | Actor, comedian and exasperated dad Mac dies at 50 | Seattle Times Newspaper 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]
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[7] .On the day of Mac's public funeral, his hometown's local television station WCIU-TV aired an exclusive television special, A Tribute to Bernie Mac and had interviews with his former colleagues such as Camille Winbush, Tommy Davidson, Guy Torry and some of his family members and close friends.^ To the family of the late Mr. Bernie Mac.
  • Bernie Mac FUNERAL 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC news.lalate.com [Source type: General]

^ God bless the family and friends of Bernie Mac & Isaac Hayes.
  • Remembering Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes: Post Your Condolences [Archive] - Minglecity Forum 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.minglecity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Family was a big deal to Bernie Mac.
  • Remembering Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes: Post Your Condolences [Archive] - Minglecity Forum 10 February 2010 12:10 UTC www.minglecity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He was also honored during "In Memoriam" montages at various award ceremonies following his death.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1992 Mo' Money Club doorman Cameo
1993 Who's the Man? G-George Minor role
1994 Above the Rim Flip Minor role
House Party 3 Uncle Vester Main role
1995 Friday Pastor Clever Supporting role
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Officer Self Hatred Cameo
Get on the Bus Jay Supporting role
1997 B*A*P*S Mr. Johnson Minor role
Booty Call Judge Peabody Minor role
How to Be a Player Buster Supporting role
1998 The Players Club Dollar Bill Main role
1999 Life Jangle Leg Supporting role
2000 The Original Kings of Comedy Himself Documentary
2001 Ocean's Eleven Frank Catton Supporting role
What's the Worst That Could Happen? Uncle Jack Supporting role
2003 Bad Santa Gin Slagel Main role
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Jimmy Bosley Main role
Head of State Mitch Gilliam Main role
2004 Mr. 3000 Stan Ross Main role
Ocean's Twelve Frank Catton Main role
2005 Guess Who Percy Jones Main role
2007 Ocean's Thirteen Frank Catton Main role
Pride Elston Main role
Transformers Bobby Bolivia Minor role
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Zuba (voice) Main role / Released posthumously 
Soul Men Floyd Main role / Released posthumously
2009 Old Dogs Jimmy Lunchbox Minor role / Released posthumously / Final Film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996-2000 Moesha Uncle Bernie 11 episodes
2001-2006 The Bernie Mac Show Bernie McCullough 103 episodes
2003 King of the Hill Mack (Voice) 1 episode

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film or series
2005 Black Reel Awards Won Best Actor, Musical or Comedy Mr. 3000
2002 Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2003 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2003 Golden Globe Award Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy The Bernie Mac Show
2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy The Bernie Mac Show
2002 NAACP Image Awards Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2003 Won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2004 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Head of State
Won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2005 Won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2006 Won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2007 Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2003 PRISM Award Won Performance in a Comedy Series The Bernie Mac Show
2003 Satellite Award Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Bernie Mac Show
2004 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Bernie Mac Show
2005 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Bernie Mac Show
2002 Television Critics Association Award Won Individual Achievement in Comedy The Bernie Mac Show

References

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Bernie Mac
Born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
October 5, 1957(1957-10-05)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died August 9, 2008 (aged 50)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor, comedian, sketch writer
Years active 1977–2008
Spouse Rhonda McCullough (1977–2008)
Awards Satellite Award for Best Actor – TV Series Musical or Comedy
2003 The Bernie Mac Show
2004 The Bernie Mac Show

Bernie Mac (October 5, 1957August 9, 2008), was a two-time Emmy Award-nominated African American actor and comedian.

He died on August 9, 2008 from complications of pneumonia.

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