Michael Caine Overview

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Born: March 14, 1933

Born to a fish-porter father and a charwoman mother in South London, Maurice Micklewhite emerged from dismal poverty to hit it big, in 1966, as a low-class Cockney lothario named Alfie and as bespectacled agent Harry Palmer in a trilogy of spy flicks. Along the way, he ditched his name in favor of the more urbane appellation of Caine as a tribute to his favorite movie, The Caine Mutiny, and plopped Michael beside it. Back in the early days of his career, Caine was known to be a heavy drinker and... See All

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