River Phoenix

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  • Birth Name: River Jude Bottom
  • Birth Place: Madras, Oregon, United States
  • Died: October 31, 1993
  • Profession: Actor, Musician
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Fast Facts

  • His parents were missionaries with the controversial Children of God cult.
  • Started doing TV commercials at the age of 8 to earn money for his family.
  • Formed the rock band Aleka's Attic with his sister Rain.
  • Was a vegan and supporter of PETA.
  • Died of a drug overdose on October 31, 1993, outside the Viper Room, a club on Hollywood's Sunset Strip co-owned by Johnny Depp.

Awards

  • 1988, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1991, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1992, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner

Relationships

  • Arlyn Dunetz Phoenix — Mother
  • Summer Phoenix — Sister
  • John Phoenix — Father
  • Rain Phoenix — Sister
  • Liberty Phoenix — Sister
  • Joaquin Phoenix — Brother

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Details

  • Birth Name: River Jude Bottom
  • Birth Place: Madras, Oregon, United States
  • Died: October 31, 1993
  • Profession: Actor, Musician