|River Phoenix Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||August 23, 1970|
River Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and animal activist who is remembered for the success that his worked achieved within a very short period of time as he appeared in films and shows like Explorers, The Mosquito Coast, Stand by Me, Running on Empty, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, My Own Private Idaho, The Thing Called Love, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, ABC Afterschool Special, Surviving: A Family in Crisis, and Circle of Violence: A Family Drama.
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He was born on August 23, 1970.
He passed away at the age of 23 on October 31, 1993, in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States due to combined drug intoxication.
He was cremated and his remains were scattered in Micanopy, Florida, United States.
Madras, Jefferson County, Oregon, United States
River Phoenix never received any formal education.
Actor, Musician, Animal Activist
- Father – John Lee Bottom
- Mother – Arlyn Phoenix (Social Activist)
- Siblings – Rain Phoenix (Younger Sister) (Actress, Musician, Singer), Joaquin Phoenix (Younger Brother) (Actor, Producer, Activist), Liberty Phoenix (Younger Sister) (Actress), Summer Phoenix (Younger Sister) (Actress, Model, Designer)
- Others – Robert Merrill Bottom (Paternal Grandfather), William Dell Bottom (Paternal Great Grandfather), Cordelia Pearl Matherly (Paternal Great Grandmother), Beulah Ernestine Ingram (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Lee Ingram (Paternal Great Grandfather), Mary Elizabeth Leach /Leidy (Paternal Great Grandmother), Meyer Dunetz (Maternal Grandfather), Samuel /Sam Dunetz (Maternal Great Grandfather), Libbe “Sallie” Grodenzik (Maternal Great Grandmother), Margaret “Margie” Lefkowitz (Maternal Grandmother), Ignatz Lefkowitz (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Beck (Maternal Great Grandmother)
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
River Phoenix had dated –
- Martha Plimpton (1986-1989)
- Marlee Matlin (1988)
- Suzanne Solgot (1989-1993)
- Samantha Mathis (1992-1993)
Race / Ethnicity
River Phoenix was of English, German, and French Huguenot descent on his father’s side and had Ashkenazi Jewish roots on his mother’s side.
- Charming personality
- Usually sported slightly long hair
River Phoenix was a part of the commercials for Ocean Spray juice, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Mitsubishi between 1980 and 1982.
He also did a commercial for PETA in 1988.
River Phoenix Favorite Things
- Charitable Organizations – Earth Save, Earth Trust
Source – IMDb
River Phoenix Facts
- He was the oldest one of the 5 siblings.
- His first name was inspired by the river of life from the Hermann Hesse novel, Siddhartha, and his middle name ‘Jude’ was inspired by the Beatles‘ song “Hey Jude”.
- River Phoenix also appeared in a couple of music videos which included songs like “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King and “Breaking the Girl” by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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