Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen


10/10/1946, Laurinburg, North Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Benjamin Augustus Middleton


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The multi-talented Ben Vereen was born Benjamin Augustus Middleton in 1946 in Laurinburg, NC and was raised in Miami, Florida and Brooklyn, NY after his adoption as an infant. He attended New York's famed High School of Performing Arts and Emerson College, which prepared him for a lifetime…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Vereen was born on exactly the same day as fellow actor Sir Charles Dance, of Last Action Hero infamy; both were born just one month (during the same year) after late singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury.

  • Quotes

  • Ben Vereen performs with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for 2 nights

    I saw the second of two Shows that Ben Vereen did with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra - tonight, March 14, 2009. With only a short intermission, Mr. Vereen was on stage performing for almost 2 1/2 hours without stop and only an occassional sip of water. He was energetic, he was "moving" and he had the audience involved. He was graceous enough to acknowlegde the presence in the front row of the widow of the great Nat King Cole. He put on a great show and the audience ate it up. He fishied up by telling us what a fantastic symphony we had and how we should not lose them like other cities has done. He put on a first class act, he is a first class gentleman and I was so entertained that I did not want the evening to end.moreless