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River Phoenix

River Phoenix (1970-1993) Actor

Born River Jude Bottom on August 23, 1970, in Madras, Oregon, USA, he was an movie actor once considered among the most promising of his generation.

He had significant juvenile roles in Stand by Me and The Mosquito Coast[?] and portrayed a teenage Indiana Jones. He died at age 23 in of a drug overdose[?], outside a Hollywood night club[?] partly owned by actor Johnny Depp.

Phoenix was one of five siblings who pursued careers in show business, encouraged by their parents, former Children of God missionaries. So far, his younger brother Joaquin has achieved the greatest success.

River Phoenix died on October 31, 1993. He was cremated in Gainsville, Florida[?].

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