Profile of the Day: Julia Roberts

Posted October 28, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Julia Roberts

Happy birthday, Julia Roberts! Today the Oscar-winning actress turns 46. Did you know Julia has a fascinating story about her birth? She was born in 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts. The one time actors and playwrights  were co-founders of the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Georgia. While Betty Lou was pregnant with Julia, the couple ran an acting school for children. Among their students were the children of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. During this time, Coretta befriended the couple. As a thank you for their kindness in helping African American children in Georgia, Coretta paid for the hospital bill when Betty Lou gave birth to Julia. It wasn’t until after Coretta’s death that her generous token of appreciation was revealed.

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