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  River Phoenix - XFamily - Children of God
River Jude Phoenix (1970-08-23 – 1993-10-31, born in Metolius, Oregon) was an American movie actor who spent his early childhood in the Children of God/Family International cult.
Around this time Phoenix's family hit their lowest point financially and were forced to move into a beach hut until a local priest arranged for them to be stowed away on a Florida-bound freighter.
River Phoenix was too much of a good role model‚ not corrupted or perverted enough, so the Devil had to try to destroy him.
www.xfamily.org /index.php/River_Phoenix   (2349 words)

Phoenix has the type of charter which gives home rule to a city, but it is not home rule in the complete sense of the word.
While Phoenix is the corporate and industrial center of the southwest it has not forgotten its past, and it has retained its long-time reputation of friendliness and concern of its citizens for one another and their government.
Phoenix was the only city in the country selected to represent "Excellence in the Public Sector," a national PBS television special produced by management expert Tom Peters.
www.ci.phoenix.az.us /CITYGOV/history.html   (4527 words)

 River Phoenix Biography
River met Keanu Reeves while Reeves was filming on River's brother's set and later went on to star opposite Reeves in Gus van Sant's My Own Private Idaho for which he won the Best Actor Award from the Venice Film Festival.
River Phoenix died at age 23 from a drug overdose of heroin and cocaine (speedball) outside the Viper Room, a Hollywood night club partly owned by actor Johnny Depp.
River Phoenix has four siblings, a brother, Joaquin (who is also an actor), and 3 sisters, Rain (who is the lead singer in a band called the Papercranes, and is an actress), Summer (also an actress) and Liberty, who quit acting as a child.
www.the-planets.com /star-biography/River-Phoenix-Biography.htm   (648 words)

 River Phoenix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Metolius, Oregon, five miles south of Madras, Oregon.
Phoenix was also close friends with Michael Stipe of the band R.E.M. He was reportedly embarrassed by advertisements promoting him as a teeny-bop sex symbol and usually refused to smile for photographs.
Phoenix was cremated in Gainesville, Florida 3 days later, and the ashes were spread at the family's ranch near Micanopy, a few miles south of Gainesville.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Phoenix   (2241 words)

 Rio's Attic - Phoenix Bookshelf
River has an entry of course, and it spans three pages in length, but he fairs no better than any of his other contemporaries.
River Phoenix seemed to have it all going for him: a successful career, a well-known family, money, dashing good looks, a beautiful girlfriend and the adoration of countless females around the globe, but it wasn't enough.
River was certainly nothing if not mysterious, but we're all at a complete loss as to explain the author's claims regarding River's date of birth.
www.river-phoenix.org /bookshelf/fade-to-black   (543 words)

 The River Phoenix Pages / Tributes
River and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe were good friends and wrote some songs together but none had been recorded at the time of River's death.
The story about River is rather unusual : Ann Scott tells how she was in her parents house for holidays, and on a October night she heard a kind of howling coming from the forest.
A new River Phoenix documentary has been done by Mr John Griffin for the Celebrity Channel, and was aired in US on March 12 and 13, 2002, on the Arts & Entertainment channel.
www.aleka.org /phoenix/tributes.htm   (1705 words)

 River Phoenix - MovieActors.com
River Phoenix was born on August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon.
River Phoenix's parents encouraged all their children to get into movies, and by age ten River was acting professionally on TV.
River was a talented musician as well as an actor and he played Aniguitar, sang, and wrote songs for his band, Aleka's Attic, which also included his sister Rain.
www.movieactors.com /actors/riverphoenix.htm   (331 words)

 The Biography Channel - River Phoenix Biography
Born in the sleepy town of Madras, Oregon, River was the eldest of five children.
River's musical talents were also beginning to get recognised as he launched the band ‘Aleka’s Attic’ with his sister, Rain.
River was the first choice to play the part of the Lestat in ‘Interview with a Vampire’.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/604:0/River_Phoenix.htm   (317 words)

 "Who Killed River Phoenix?"
"We were flower children," John Phoenix (River's father, who refuses to tell reporters his true name) told People magazine in September, 1987: "We were full of faith and loved everybody." John Phoenix was so deeply rooted in the cult that he was named "Archbishop of Venezuela" by the group.
River Phoenix violated the cult's stricture of secrecy by discussing his early sexuality with reporters.
Had he lived, River Phoenix could have proven to be a dangerous liability to the cult, confirming reports of sexual abuse and child prostitution circulating throughout South America, but largely snubbed by the domestic press.
www.theforbiddenknowledge.com /hardtruth/river_phoenix.htm   (540 words)

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River never lived long enough to begin work on what would have been his final role.
Born to hippie parents, River was raised on a commune in Oregon and later moved from one place to another with his family.
According to Rio's Attic, River Phoenix was initially turned down for the role because Peter Weir thought he was too old for the part of Charlie.
www.lycos.com /info/river-phoenix.html   (521 words)

 Amazon.ca: My Own Private Idaho: DVD: Gus Van Sant,Pao Pei Andreoli,James A. Arling,Paolo Baiocco,Mike Cascadden,Chiara ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
River Phoenix gave the most generous and memory-searing performance of his tragically shortened career as Mike Waters, a narcoleptic street hustler in search of his mother.
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in director Gus Van Sant’s haunting tale of two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire.
River Phoenix was mind blowing in every role he ever played.) but I did appreciate the acting.
www.amazon.ca /Own-Private-Idaho-River-Phoenix/dp/B00005JLHW   (2544 words)

 River Phoenix - TV.com
River Jude Bottom was born August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon to parents John and Arlyn.
River's sister Summer is married to actor, Casey Affleck.
River Phoenix: For the past 12 years you've been gone, all of your fans miss you and wish you were here on Earth with us all.
www.tv.com /person/13134/summary.html   (523 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | A decade without River Phoenix
Phoenix managed to walk the fine line between respected actor and Hollywood heart-throb, ensuring the news of death was met with stunned disbelief by millions.
All of the Phoenix children were encouraged to go into acting from a young age, and from 10 onwards River was already acting in TV series including the short-lived Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Celebrity.
Phoenix was lined up to star in a host of big name films, including Interview with a Vampire.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/3209145.stm   (749 words)

 River Phoenix <RiverPheonixLovers>
River was the eldest of five children: Rainbow Joaquin Liberty and Summer, River Phoenix stared in many big movies through out his life.
At the time of his death, Phoenix was filming the movie Dark Blood, which, although 90% completed, was never released, as Phoenix's death made it impossible for the filmmakers to film several key scenes.
Prone to spells of worsening depression and compulsivity, River hinted in interviews at having been abused by the members of the oft-investigated cult to which he had belonged as a small child.
www.bebo.com /RiverPheonixLovers   (652 words)

 Running On Empty by John L. Barker of Phoenix Literary Productions
The format is also different from all other biographies because it includes an analysis of the themes and characters found in Phoenix’s 15 films, a narrative fantasy, a tribute, poems with Phoenix as the subject and most of all, a chronological review of each of his films.
Barker already had several of Phoenix’s films on tape before Phoenix’s death, but it was the actor’s overdose outside of an L.A. nightclub that captured Barker’s attention, he said.
Since Phoenix’s death, the actor’s younger brother Joaquin has gone on to stardom of his own, appearing in such films as "To Die For," "U-Turn," and "Clay Pigeons." Barker has hopes of sending the book to the actor.
www.bookmasters.com /marktplc/00308.htm   (619 words)

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When Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix are racing in the junkyard, apparently in real life Wil was the better runner than River and Wil didn't know how to make it look like River could beat him.
In River Phoenix's biography, it says that River had a huge crush on Amanda Peterson and was very upset that she preferred Ethan Hawke.
In 1977 River spent his seventh birthday living in a beach hut outside of the city until November 1978 when a local priest took pity on the family and arranged to smuggle them back into the United States on a cargo freighter carrying Tonka toys.
www.lycos.com /info/river-phoenix--miscellaneous.html   (472 words)

 River Phoenix - Overview - MSN Movies
October 31, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA Biography:Noted for the depth, sensitivity, and intelligence that he brought to his roles during his teens, "River Phoenix" was on the cusp of becoming a successful adult actor when he overdosed on drugs and died on Halloween night, 1993.
The son of Arlyn Dunetz and John Bottom, "Phoenix" was born River Jude Bottom on August 23, 1970, in a log cabin on a mint farm in Madras, OR.
His parents named him after the "river of life" that flowed through Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha and for "the Beatles"' song "Hey Jude." From the time "Phoenix" was born, his parents lived the hippie life, moving to several communes until they joined the controversial Children of God cult.
entertainment.msn.com /celebs/celeb.aspx?c=167378   (191 words)

 : RevolutionSF - Six Degrees of River Phoenix to X-Men's Jean Grey : Contest
River Phoenix was in Sneakers with Dan Akroyd who was in Tommy Boy with David Spade who was in PCU with Jon Favreau who was in Made with Famke Janssen who played Jean Grey.
River Phoenix was in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Sean Connery; Connery was in Goldfinger with Desmond Lwellyn; Lwellyn (who played Q in the first 20 Bond films) was in Goldeneye with Famke Jannsen, who of course was Jean Grey in the two X-Men movies.
River Pheonix was in Stand By Me with Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  ST: TNG also starred Patrick Stewart, who played Professor Xavier in the X-Men movies, which included Jean Grey, of course.  I can't remember the name of the actress who played Jean Grey, but I made the connection anyway.
www.revolutionsf.com /article.html?id=1869   (562 words)

 Tragic story of River Phoenix
If River Phoenix was ever in peril during his meteoric rise, which he clearly was, the...press was not predisposed to tell.
And glory be, Heart Phoenix, vegan activist, nomad without peer, and advanced human spirit, became her kids' manager - an earth stage mother...
Brother Joaquin...who along with sister Rain was with River the night he died, placed the fateful call to 911.
www.rickross.com /reference/family/family5.html   (735 words)

 River Phoenix News - Topix
River Phoenix News continually updated by readers like you.
Explorers and young star River Phoenix as misfit best friends whose dreams of space travel become a reality when they create an interplanetary spacecraft in their...
I edit the River Phoenix News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /who/river-phoenix   (439 words)

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Among the things I learned from River, there's this idea that whatever you do in your life can be erased in the eye of people by a single mistake.
Second because people who are now friends of mine have done one of the things I wished to do, better that I might do it and before I could do it (gathering info on River's work, life and influence in a website : the River Phoenix Pages).
However I did try here to show him here through some of his different faces, through his work and his own words, because one thing that keeps fascinating me is how multi-faceted he was, and how aware of that he was, too.
membres.lycos.fr /hiyami/river.htm   (963 words)

 Comedy Central: Movies - River Phoenix - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Noted for the depth, sensitivity, and intelligence that he brought to his roles during his teens, River Phoenix was on the cusp of becoming a successful adult actor when he overdosed on drugs and died on Halloween night, 1993.
River Phoenix had originally wanted to be a musician and did not become interested in acting until 1979, when he and Rain were spotted in a talent show and invited to audition at Hollywood's Paramount studios.
Their arrival in Burbank was disappointing, as the Paramount people reneged on what the family had believed to be an offer to audition the children.
www.comedycentral.com /movies/person/49938/bio.jhtml   (735 words)

 Death of River Phoenix
River accepted his escalating success reluctantly, glad that at least it provided a way for him to help his family by being their breadwinner.
Some thought River's complete turnaround was due to a deep-seated animosity casued by the rough and tumble world of filmmaking.
River was wearing striped brown pants and fl and white Converse high tops and socks.
www.franksreelreviews.com /shorttakes/phoenix.htm   (2161 words)

 river phoenix tribute <riverphoenix93>
River Phoenix was the most talented young actor of his generation.
River was the eldest of five children: Rainbow, Joaquin, Liberty and Summer.
River Phoenix starred in many big movies through out his life.
www.bebo.com /riverphoenix93   (1614 words)

 Phoenix Real Estate | Phoenix Arizona Real Estate and MLS Search
Phoenix is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona and the county seat of Maricopa County, as well as being the largest state capital in the United States by population.
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Phoenix is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona and the county seat of Maricopa County.
www.phoenixpowersearch.com   (485 words)

 Amazon.com: Dogfight: DVD: River Phoenix,Lili Taylor,Richard Panebianco,Anthony Clark,Mitchell Whitfield,Holly ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
River Phoenix plays one of a group of youngish marines on the verge of shipping out to Southeast Asia in 1963 San Francisco.
As he draws her out, he finds himself intrigued by the self-contained world she has created for herself and by the time he gets her to the dance he is regretting his decision--but is too macho to pull out.
River Phoenix shows why he is missed by so many, and really allows you to connect with his character.
www.amazon.com /Dogfight-River-Phoenix/dp/B000085OY0   (1518 words)

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