The Life and Times of Richard Gere

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Childhood

1) Gere was born Richard Tiffany Gere on August 31, 1949, to Doris Tiffany and Homer Gere. Though he was born in Philadelphia and raised in Syracuse, New York, Gere’s family has deep roots in New England history. The Geres counted four Mayflower passengers among their ancestors. Learning information like this was part of Richard’s humble and instructive childhood.