Mr T., born Lawrence Tureaud, took on his moniker after hearing all his family members called “boy” by strangers. He decided the only way for a black man to earn a title of respect was to make that title part of his name, so Mr. would be the first thing out of everyone’s mouth.

Happy Birthday: Mr. T Happy Birthday actor Mr. T Born: Lawrence Tureaud May 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA Quotes: [Playboy magazine – September 1983] I am the best bodyguard, because I’ll take a bullet, I’ll take a stab wound, I’ll take a hit upside the head; I’m like a Kamikaze pilot; The President got …

Mr T., born Lawrence Tureaud, took on his moniker after hearing all his family members called “boy” by strangers. He decided the only way for a black man to earn a title of respect was to make that title part of his name, so Mr. would be the first thing out of everyone’s mouth. Read More »