Johnny Depp: Bad boy of Miramar
Johnny Depp has lived many places since he was born in 1970 to John and Betty Sue.
One of those places is 2809 E. Lexington Drive Miramar. He went to Sunshine Elementary School and Henry D. Perry Middle School.
As a Miramar kid, Depp was best known for stealing, breaking rules and skipping his classes. Bad boy Johnny Depp dropped out of Miramar High School in 10th grade to play music in a garage band.
After two weeks of careful consideration, he changed his mind and asked to come back.
The principal said no.
So Depp went to Los Angeles to pursue his music and there met young actor Nicholas Cage. He took Cage’s advice and pursued acting instead of music.
Zoom ahead to big money, exploding fame, beautiful women. In 2007, while Depp was in London filming Sweeney Todd, his daughter Lily Rose had a serious E. coli infection. Her kidneys began to shut down and this meant an extended hospital stay for her.
To thank Great Ormond Street Hospital for her recovery, Depp visited the hospital in November 2007, dressed in his Captain Jack Sparrow outfit from Pirates of the Carribbean and spent four hours reading stories to the children.
In 2008, he donated $2 million to that hospital.
A bad boy from Miramar did that.
*from Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp.