Darden, Christopher

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Name
Darden, Christopher Gender: M
Christopher Allen Darden
born on 7 April 1956 at 11:35 (= 11:35 AM )
Place Martinez (Contra Costa County), California, 38n01, 122w08
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°57' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°50 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 23°37'



Biography

American attorney, a member of the team of prosecuting attorney's in the high profile O.J. Simpson murder case. The trial began 1/24/1995 and concluded with Simpson's acquittal on 10/02/1995, a grueling nine months.

The son of a welder, he was the fourth of eight kids. As a youngster raised in Richmond, CA he stole along with his peer group. After graduating from law school, he entered the Los Angeles D.A.'s office in 1981 where he worked on 19 murder cases. On the Simpson case he worked behind the scenes on a back-up team until Bill Hodgman collapsed, when he took over the No. 2 spot. He was put down by many blacks for his role in the prosecution of a fellow black.

During the trial he had a close friendship, rumored to be an affair, with Chief Prosecutor Marcia Clark. Post trial, he was disillusioned with the legal system and courtroom work and went on an extended vacation. He lectured, wrote and began teaching at the SouthWest University School of Law. He received a reported $1.3 million for his book, "In Contempt," 1996.

He has parlayed his O.J. fame into an acting career. Appearing in TV movies, "Crimes of Passion" and "One Hot Summer Night" and has also made appearances on "Touched by an Angel" and "Sunset Beach."

Darden has a daughter from a relationship that was never legalized, Jenee, whom he adores. His brother died of AIDS 11/29/1995. He married Marcia Carter on 8/31/1997, Vienna, Virginia and they have a son, Christopher, Jr.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Clark, Marcia (born 31 August 1953)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Simpson, O.J. (born 9 July 1947)

Events

  • Work : Begin Major Project 24 January 1995 (Simpson case began)
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  • Work : End Major Project 2 October 1995 (Simpson case closed)
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  • Death of Sibling 29 November 1995 (Brother died of AIDS)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 31 August 1997 (Marcia Carter)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Edith G. Thayer 7/2001

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Eight kids)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth of eight)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field (As an author)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (High profile Simpson case)

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