24th February Birthdays today: Billy Zane, Sammy Kershaw, George Thorogood and Earl Sweatshirt

Billy Zane

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Billy Zane
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Born William George Zane, Jr.
February 24, 1966 (age 48)
Chicago, IllinoisU.S.
Other names Bill Zane
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Collins (m. 1989; div. 1995)

William George “Billy” Zane, Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer.

He is best known for playing Kit Walker / The Phantom in The Phantom, Caledon Hockley in Titanic, Hughie in Dead Calm, John Wheeler in Twin Peaks and Mr. E in CQ.

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Sammy Kershaw

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Sammy Kershaw
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Background information
Birth name Samuel Paul Kershaw
Born February 24, 1958 (age 56)[1]
KaplanVermilion Parish,Louisiana, United States
Genres Country
Instruments Vocals
Guitar
Years active 1991–present
Labels MercuryAudium/KochCategory 5, Boomerville/Big Hit
Associated acts Doug KershawLorrie Morgan
Website www.sammykershaw.com

Samuel Paul “Sammy” Kershaw aka Polecat Dempsey,(born February 24, 1958, Kaplan, LouisianaUnited States) is an American country music artist. He has released ten studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More than twenty-five singles have entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the number one hit “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and ten more Top Ten hits: “Cadillac Style”, “Anywhere but Here”, “Haunted Heart”, “Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer”, “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore”, “National Working Woman’s Holiday”, “Third Rate Romance“, “Meant to Be”, “Vidalia”, and “Love of My Life”.

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George Thorogood

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George Thorogood
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Thorogood performing at the Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Background information
Born February 24, 1950 (age 63)
Wilmington, DelawareUnited States
Genres Blues rock,[1] boogie rockbluesrock and rollhard rock
Occupations Musiciansongwriterbandleader
Instruments Vocalsguitarharmonica
Years active 1974 – present
Labels EMIEagleRounderMCACMC
Associated acts The Delaware Destroyers
Website www.georgethorogood.com

George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is an American blues rock vocalist/guitarist from Wilmington, DelawareUnited States,[1] known for his hit song “Bad to the Bone” as well as for covers of blues standardssuch as Hank Williams‘ “Move It On Over,” Bo Diddley‘s “Who Do You Love?” and “House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” by John Lee Hooker and Amos Milburn respectively.

George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers have released sixteen studio albums, including two that were certified Platinum, six that have been certified Gold, and have sold 15 million albums worldwide. The band’s early success contributed to the rise of folk label Rounder Records

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Earl Sweatshirt

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Earl Sweatshirt
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Earl Sweatshirt, March 15, 2013
Background information
Birth name Thebe Neruda Kgositsile
Also known as SlyTendencies, Randomblackdude
Born February 24, 1994 (age 20)
Origin Los AngelesCaliforniaUnited States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapperrecord producer
Years active 2008–present
Labels Tan Cressida, Columbia
Associated acts Odd FutureEarlWolfVince Staples
Website earlsweatshirt.com

Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper and member of the Los Angeles based hip hop collective Odd Future. He is signed to Columbia Records, as well as his own label, Tan Cressida. Earl gained recognition and critical praise for his debut mixtape, Earl. Following its release, he was sent to a boarding school in Samoa by his mother until his eighteenth birthday. On August 20, 2013, he released his debut studio albumDoris

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