19th February Notable birth date Lee Marvin (1924 – 1987) ~ Birthdays today: Seal, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Daniels and Tony Iommi

Lee Marvin (1924 – 1987)

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin
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Marvin in 1971.
Born April 19, 1924
New York CityNew York, U.S.
Died October 29, 1987 (aged 63)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Cause of death
Heart attack
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery
Residence Tucson, Arizona
Education Manumit School
St. Leo College Preparatory School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950–1986
Spouse(s) Betty Ebeling(m. 1951; div. 1967)
Pamela Feeley (m. 1970–87)
Partner(s) Michelle Triola (1965-1970)
Children 4
Military career
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch USMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Private First Class
Unit 24th Marine Regiment
Battles/wars World War II

Awards Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart

Lee Marvin (April 19, 1924 – October 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor.[1] Known for his gravelly voice, white hair and 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2] stature, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers and otherhardboiled characters. From 1957 to 1960, he starred as Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC hit crime series, M Squad.

In 1965, he won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, and Best Actor BAFTA and the Best Actor Golden Globe, for his dual roles in Cat Ballou.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Seal at The Voice Judges, Celebrities Dine At Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Sydney, Australia 2012
Background information
Birth name Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel
Born 19 February 1963 (age 50)
Origin PaddingtonLondonEngland
Genres R&Bsouladult contemporary,popsoft rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1987–present
Labels ZTTSireWarner Bros.,Reprise
Website www.seal.com

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963), known by his mononym Seal, is a British R&B and soul singer-songwriter.[1][2] Seal has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1992, four Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award.[3][4] Seal is known for his numerous international hits, including “Kiss from a Rose“, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.[5] He is a coach on The Voice Australia.

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Smokey Robinson

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Smokey Robinson

Robinson in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on August 17, 2006.
Background information
Birth name William Robinson, Jr.
Born February 19, 1940 (age 73)
Detroit, MichiganUnited States
Genres R&Bsoulpopadult contemporary
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1955–present
Labels MotownUniversalSBK, Liquid 8, Robso
Associated acts The MiraclesThe Temptations,Mary WellsMarvin GayeThe Marvelettes
Website Official website

William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles, for which he also served as the group’s chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as The Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the stage to focus on his role as Motown‘s vice president.

However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year, later having solo hits such as “Baby That’s Backatcha“, “A Quiet Storm“, “The Agony and the Ecstasy”, “Cruisin’“, “Being With You” and “Just to See Her“. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left Motown in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.


Jeff Daniels

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Jeff Daniels
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Daniels in 2006
Born Jeffry Warren Daniels
February 19, 1955 (age 58)
Athens, GeorgiaU.S.
Occupation Actor, musician, playwright
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Kathleen Rosemary Treado(m. 1979)

Jeffry Warren “Jeff” Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician, and playwright. He founded a nonprofit theater company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway, and has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor for the Broadway play God of Carnage (2009), along with his other three castmates.

His film debut was in 1981’s Ragtime, and his most recent film is Looper in 2012. For his work, he has received four Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theater company). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors GuildSatellite Awards, and several others for his work in The Squid and the Whale (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Chlotrudis Awards and Gotham Awards). He played Debra Winger’s husband in the 1983 Oscar-winning film Terms of Endearment. Currently, he stars as Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO television seriesThe Newsroom, for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.

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Tony Iommi

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“Iommi” redirects here. For other uses, see Iommi (disambiguation).
Tony Iommi
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Iommi onstage with Heaven & Hell in 2009
Background information
Birth name Anthony Frank Iommi
Born 19 February 1948 (age 65)
HandsworthBirmingham, England, UK
Genres Heavy metalhard rockblues rock
Occupations Musiciansongwriterproducer
Instruments Guitarkeyboards, flute
Years active 1964–present
Labels Warner Bros.I.R.S.Rhino
Associated acts Black SabbathHeaven & Hell,Jethro TullMythologyVelvett Fogg
Website iommi.com
Notable instruments
Gibson SG
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Stratocaster

Anthony Frank “Tony” Iommi[1] (born 19 February 1948) is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band’s sole continual member and primary composer.

Born in Birmingham, England, Iommi worked at a factory as a teenager where he lost the tips of two of his fingers in an accident. Iommi briefly left Black Sabbath in 1968 to join Jethro Tull, after which he returned to Black Sabbath. In 2000, he released his first solo album Iommi, followed by 2005’s Fused, which featured his former bandmate Glenn Hughes. After releasing Fused, he joined Heaven & Hell, which disbanded after Ronnie James Dio‘s death in 2010.

Iommi is widely considered as the father of heavy metal and one of the greatest and most influential rock guitarists of all time. A prolific riff-maker, he was ranked number 25 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

In 2011, he published his autobiography, entitled Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath.

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