14th March ~ Birthday wishes for today go to ~ Billy Crystal ~ Michael Caine ~ Quncy Jones ~ Jamie Bell & Taylor Hanson ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Billy Crystal

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Billy Crystal
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Crystal at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Birth name William Edward Crystal
Born March 14, 1948 (age 65)
New York City
Years active 1975–present
Spouse Janice Goldfinger (1970–present; 2 children)
Notable works and roles Saturday Night Live
Academy Awards
Monsters, Inc.
Emmy Awards
Performance in Special Events
1989 31st Annual Grammy Awards
Writing in a Variety or Music Program
1990 Midnight Train to Moscow
1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards
1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards
Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards
1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards
American Comedy Awards
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
1989 When Harry Met Sally…
1991 City Slickers
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication
1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Award
1992 The 64th Annual Academy Award
1993 The 65th Annual Academy Award
1998 The 70th Annual Academy Award
Creative Achievement Award
1993

William Edward “Billy” Crystal[1] (born March 14, 1948)[1][2] is an American actor, voice actor, writer, film producer, comedian, singer, television host, and film director. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on the ABCsitcom Soap and became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the critical and box office successes When Harry Met Sally… (1989), City Slickers (1991), and Analyze This (1999) and providing the voice of Mike in the Monsters, Inc. franchise. He has hosted the Academy Awards nine times, beginning in 1990 and most recently in 2012.

 

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Michael Caine

 

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Sir Michael Caine
CBE
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Caine at the Vienna International Film Festivalon 26 October 2012
Born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
14 March 1933 (age 80)[1]
Rotherhithe,[2] Bermondsey,LondonEngland
Residence LeatherheadSurrey
Miami BeachFlorida
Nationality English
Occupation Actor, author
Years active 1953–present
Spouse(s) Patricia Haines
(m. 1955–1962; divorced)
Shakira Baksh
(m. 1973–present)
Children Dominique Caine (b. 1956)
Natasha Caine (b. 1973)
Family Stanley Caine
(brother, deceased)
Website
www.michaelcaine.com

Sir Michael CaineCBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite; 14 March 1933) is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive Cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is one of the UK’s most recognisable actors.[4]

He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), for which he was nominated for an Academy AwardThe Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969). His most notable roles in the 1970s included Get Carter (1971), Sleuth (1972), for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination, The Man Who Would Be King (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1978). He achieved some of his greatest critical success in the 1980s, with Educating Rita (1983) earning him the BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 1986 he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Woody Allen’sHannah and Her Sisters.

Caine played Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Having by that time practically retired from acting on the big screen, he enjoyed a career resurgence in the late 1990s receiving his second Golden Globe Award for his performance in Little Voice in 1998 and receiving his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Cider House Rules the following year. Caine played Nigel Powers in the 2002 parody Austin Powers in Goldmember, and more recently portrayed Alfred Pennyworth, the butler in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Trilogy. He also appeared as a supporting character in Alfonso Cuaron‘s Children of Men, Nolan’s 2006 film The Prestige, the 2010 film Inception and Pixar’s 2011 film Cars 2.

Caine is one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one being Jack NicholsonLaurence Olivier was also nominated for an acting Academy Award in five different decades, beginning in 1939 and ending in 1978). In 2000, Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema.

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Quincy Jones

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For other people named Quincy Jones, see Quincy Jones (disambiguation).
Quincy Jones
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Jones during NASA’s 50th anniversary gala
Background information
Birth name Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.
Born March 14, 1933 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Rhythm and bluesfunksoul,big bandswingbossa nova,jazzhip hoprock and roll, dance
Occupations Musician, conductor, producer,arranger, composer, film composer, actor
Instruments Trumpet, French horn, drums, vocals, piano, synthesizer
Years active 1951–present
Labels Warner BrosColumbia,MercuryQwestEpicABC,Interscope
Associated acts Lionel HamptonRay Charles,Dizzy GillespieToots ThielemansSarah Vaughn,Aaliyah,[1] Michael JacksonRod TempertonThe Brothers JohnsonFrank SinatraEddie Van HalenDinah Washington,Dean Martin2PacPatti Austin,Tevin CampbellTamiaMarvin GayeStevie WonderWill Smith,Trey SongzLesley Gore
Website www.quincyjones.com

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (AKA Q, born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, record company executive, humanitarian, and jazz trumpeter.[2] His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations,[3] 27 Grammys,[3] including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African-Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, their “The Eyes of Love” for the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, he became the first African-American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, as he was also nominated for his work on the film In Cold Blood (1967). In 1971, Jones was the first African-American to be named as the musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995 he was the first African-American to receive the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the African-American who has been nominated for the most Oscars; each has received seven nominations.

Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson’s albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World“.

He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.[4] Among his awards he was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.[2]

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Jamie Bell

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Jamie Bell
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Bell at the Paris premiere of The Adventures of Tintin, 2011
Born Andrew James Matfin Bell
14 March 1986 (age 27)
BillinghamCounty Durham,EnglandUK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Known for Billy ElliotKing KongJumper,The Adventures of Tintin
Spouse(s) Evan Rachel Wood (m. 2012)
Children 1

Andrew James Matfin “Jamie” Bell[1] (born 14 March 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Billy Elliot (2000), King Kong (2005), Jumper (2008), and The Adventures of Tintin (2011), as well as starring as Abraham Woodhull in the upcoming TV series, Turn (2014).

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Taylor Hanson

 

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Taylor Hanson
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Background information
Birth name Jordan Taylor Hanson
Born March 14, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Tulsa, Oklahoma
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocalskeyboardspiano,percussionsbongosdrums,tambourineguitarbass guitar,harmonica
Years active 1992–present
Labels MercuryIsland3CGS-Curve

Jordan Taylor Hanson (born March 14, 1983) is an American musician best known as a member of the pop rock band Hanson.[1] He sings both lead and back-up vocals, and plays keyboardpercussion (including drumsbongos and thetambourine), guitarharmonica, and piano. He is also the lead singer of supergroup Tinted Windows.

 

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