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Alice COOPER

American Alice COOPER

born Vincent Damon FURNIER

American rock singer, songwriter and musician

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on March 02, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA


Biography

Cooper was born as Vincent Damon Furnier in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Ella Mae (Née McCart) and Ether Moroni Furnier. His father was a lay preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ (also known as the Bickertonite Church) which, historically, is a branch of the Latter Day Saint movement. He has French Huguenot, Sioux Native American, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry, and was named after one of his uncles (Vincent Collier Furnier) and the writer Damon Runyon. His paternal grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite). Vincent Furnier was active in his church at the ages of 11 and 12.

While growing up in Detroit, Furnier attended Washington Elementary School, then Nankin Mills Jr. High, now Lutheran High School Westland. Following a series of childhood illnesses, Furnier moved with his family to Phoenix, Arizona, where he attended Cortez High School in north Phoenix, and was a member of the Order of DeMolay. Vincent was a self-proclaimed "mid-B-low-A" student, but was cherished by his classmates for his good-humored attitude towards life. Vincent had gained admission into the University of Arizona, University of Colorado and University of California-Davis - he declined all these offers.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

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