Asked by: Eguzkine Glogowsk
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Did Ben Vereen have a stroke in real life?

In 1992, Vereen suffered three accidents in one day, when his car hit a tree causing him to hit his head on the roof of his car, then he suffered a stroke while he was walking on a Malibu highway, apparently veering into the road where he was struck by a car driven by record producer David Foster.

Also, who hit Ben Vereen?

David Foster

Subsequently, question is, when was Vereen born? October 10, 1946 (age 73 years)

Beside above, where was Vereen born?

Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

How tall is Vereen?

1.73 m

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