Bernard Jeffrey McCollough
Pen Name: Bernie Mac
Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illlinois
Deceased: 2008 in Chicago, Illinois
Bernie was raised on the south side of Chicago and always called it home.
Biographical and Professional Information
Besides his work in film and television Bernie Mac also authored two books. His second book described his impoverished childhood, strict upbringing and his mother's belief in him.
In 1977 at age 19, Mac married his high school sweetheart, Rhonda, whom he credits with much of his success, particularly as the young couple struggled through the early years of Mac's fledgling career. They had a daughter, Je'Niece, and a granddaughter. Bernie was in many television and movie productions and he was a comedian that refused to change his image for Hollywood and said that his life in Chicago was who he was and there was nothing that could change that. He was a mature comedian who was very intelligent and very engaging in his TV, movie and stand-up appearances.
- Maybe You Never Cry Again , Harper Entertainment, 2003
- I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is (With Darrell Dawsey), Pocket Books, 2003
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is
Release Date: 2003-05-01
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