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Billy Graham

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Birthday
7, 1918
Birthplace
Charlotte, NC
Death Date
Feb 21, 2018 (99)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1918
Birthplace
Charlotte, NC
Death Date
Feb 21, 2018 (99)

About

Beloved American Christian evangelist who rose to celebrity status in 1949 and operates a variety of media and publishing outlets. He has appeared on Gallup's list of most admired men and women 55 times since 1955 and is regarded as "America's pastor."

Before Fame

He avoided drugs and alcohol after his father made him and his sister drink beer until they were sick.

Trivia

He was a spiritual adviser to a number of presidents and he bailed Martin Luther King Jr. out of jail in the 1960s when he was arrested in demonstrations.

Family Life

He married Ruth Graham in 1943. He and Ruth raised five children named Franklin, Anne, Gigi, Ned and Ruth.

Associated With

He and Reverend Jerry Falwell both became known for being evangelists, although they held several opposing views.