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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 March 1948Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameAlbert Arnold Gore Jr.
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Albert Arnold Gore Jr. He is an actor, known for An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 (2000) and A Terrifying Message from Al Gore (2006). He has been married to Tipper Gore since May 19, 1970. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Tipper Gore (19 May 1970 - present) (separated) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

deep voice
heavy Southern accent

Trivia (36)

While appearing as a guest on The Dennis Miller Show (1992), he was asked about having confessed to smoking marijuana. Miller followed the question up by asking, "So, who rolls a tighter joint, you or Tipper?" Gore chuckled and cleverly side-stepped, managing not to give a real answer. Tipper Gore, however, who was watching just out of camera range, was shocked and fumed, not at all pleased with the line of questioning.
His roommates at Harvard were actor Tommy Lee Jones and Erich Segal.
Born at 12:53pm-EST
Graduated with honors from Harvard University, with a degree in government.
Served in Vietnam for nearly five months as an army journalist.
Worked as an investigative reporter at The Tennessean.
Attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Vanderbilt Law School.
Children: Karenna Gore (born August 6, 1973), Kristin Gore (born June 5, 1977), Sarah Gore (born January 7, 1979) and Albert Gore III (born October 19, 1982).
Is among the few known persons whose names anagram into one-word letters, i.e. transpositions. Re-arranging the letters in "Al Gore" yields either "galore" or "gaoler". Others names with this property include Tom Cruise ("costumier"), Condoleezza Rice (as Condi Rice: ("coincider"), Congressmen Ed Royce ("decoyer"), and Ed Pastor ("adopters", "pastored", "readopts") and commentator Eleanor Clift ("reflectional").
From an article by Mountain Democrat columnist David Jacobsen: "In a March 1999 interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gore said, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." Taken in context, the sentence, despite some initial ambiguity, means that as a congressman Gore promoted the system we enjoy today, not that he could patent the science, though that's how the quotation has been manipulated. Hence the disingenuous substitution of "inventing" for the actual language."
Is fluent in Spanish.
Scored 1350 on the SAT.
Has two grandchildren by daughter Karenna Gore: grandson Wyatt born July 4, 1999 and granddaughter Anna born August 23, 2001.
Announced on CBS's 60 Minutes (1968) that he will not be running for President in 2004. [December 2002]
Served in the US House of Representatives as a Democratic representative from Tennessee, 3 January 1977 - 3 January 1985.
Served as a Democratic US senator from Tennessee, 3 January 1985 - 2 January 1993 (resigned; sworn in as vice president on 20 January 1993).
Is a huge fan of the Tennessee Titans football team.
Vice president of The United States, 20 January 1993 - 20 January 2001.
Wife, Tipper Gore, shares a birthday with his presidential running mate, former President Bill Clinton (August 19).
Receiving The Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for taking the initiative to help create the Internet.
Though he claims Tennessee as his home state, and was a congressman and senator from that state, he lived there for only four years of his entire life. He was born in Washington, DC (his father, Albert Gore Sr., was a senator from Tennessee). He lived in DC until he graduated from high school, then moved to Harvard from 1965-1969. After graduating from Harvard, he was a journalist in the US Army in Vietnam from 1969-1971. The only years he lived in Tennessee were from 1971-1976, when he attended Vanderbilt Law School. He never practiced law, however, because a few months after graduation from law school in 1976 he was elected to the US House of Representatives. Later he was elected to the US Senate, where he served until January 1993.
One of his eight times great-grandfathers, Domingo Madeiros, was a Portuguese man who came to Virginia in the 17th century, making Al Gore 1/1024 Portuguese. His other ancestry includes English, some Scottish, and a smaller amount of German.
A distant relative of Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson.
Ran for President and won the popular vote, but lost the electoral vote 271-266. On election night several TV networks twice declared a winner in the state of Florida prematurely based on exit polls, before deciding the race was too close to call. It became clear that both candidates needed Florida's electoral votes to win the presidency. A month of controversial court challenges and recounts followed, until the Supreme Court of the United States in Bush v. Gore voted 7-2 to declare the ongoing recount procedure unconstitutional because it feared that different standards would be used in different parts of the state. It then halted further recounts by voting 5-4 to ban further recounts using alternate procedures. George W. Bush was certified as the winner in Florida by a margin of 537 votes, thereby defeating Gore.
Was a member of the Harvard Debating Team.
Debated with presidential candidate Ross Perot on live TV.
Was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing the prize with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Had he been the actual recipient of an Academy Award for the documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006) in which he starred, he would have become the first person other than George Bernard Shaw to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar. Per Academy rules, the Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth (2006) was presented to director Davis Guggenheim.
Drives only hybrid vehicles.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change (12 October 2007).
Born to Albert Gore Sr., a U.S. Representative and Senator from Tennessee, and his wife Pauline LaFon Gore, he had one older sister, Nancy Gore Hunger (died in 1984 from lung cancer).
(October 29, 2007) Merited a place in Time magazine's Special Issue "Heroes of the Environment" (Leaders & Visionaries section) with a tribute penned by Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club.
After serving only five months of what would ordinarily have been a twelve month tour in Vietnam (as a "journalist") Gore attended but did not graduate from Vanderbilt School of Divinity and attended but did not graduate from Vanderbilt Law School . Instead, he took the opportunity to run for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Elected to Apple Computer's Board of Directors. [March 2003]
Senior Advisor to Google, Inc.
Visiting Professor at UCLA, Fisk University, and Middle Tennessee State University.

Personal Quotes (9)

Dr. Laura Schlessinger's words make me sick to my stomach.
[on TV show "Nightline", 5/5/86, regarding the unsuccessful launch of an unmanned rocket shortly after the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion] To use a Southern euphemism, our space program has been snake-bit.
I work very hard to get in touch with my feminine side.
You know the old saying: you win some, you lose some... and then there's that little-known third category.
A zebra does not change its spots.
[Interview at the Cannes Film Festival, 5/20/06] I don't plan to be a candidate again for national office . . . I don't see any circumstances that would cause me to change my mind. I was in elective politics for 24 years. I've made four national races, two for President, two for Vice President. I have found there are other ways to serve, and I'm enjoying them." Interview at the Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2006.
I think it's wrong for the government to discriminate against people because of that person's sexual orientation. I think that gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women -- to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights, to join together in marriage, and I don't understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage to allow it by gays and lesbians.
Shouldn't we be promoting the kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one's partner regardless of sexual orientation? Because if you don't do that, then to that extent you're promoting promiscuity -- you're promoting all the problems that can result from promiscuity. And the loyalty and love that two people feel for one another when they fall in love ought to be celebrated and encouraged and shouldn't be prevented by any form of discrimination in the law.
John McCain, a man who has earned our respect on many levels, is now openly endorsing the policies of the [George W. Bush-Dick Cheney] White House and promising to actually continue them, the same policies, all over again. Hey, I believe in recycling, but that's ridiculous.

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