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Cookie Johnson

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Birthday
20, 1959
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
20, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

Wife of NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson who shared the details of her 25 years of standing alongside her HIV-afflicted husband in a memoir titled Believing in Magic. She married Magic Johnson two months before Magic made the announcement.

Before Fame

She grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and headed to Detroit, Michigan when she was six years old. Her mother nicknamed her Kookie based on the character from the show 77 Sunset Strip.

Trivia

She developed a line of jeans called CJ by Cookie Johnson which stayed in business for six years.

Family Life

She was named after her father Earl and her mother's name is Cora. She has an older sister named Pat and younger brother Harold. She and Magic have a son named Earvin III and an adopted daughter, Elisa.

Associated With

Oprah Winfrey was a fan of her short-lived line of jeans.

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