16th March Birthdays: Jerry Lewis, Victor Garber, Blue Cantrell, Patti Griffin & Jimmy Nail

Jerry Lewis

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This article is about the entertainer. For other people of the same name, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation).
Jerry Lewis
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1960s publicity photo
Birth name Joseph Levitch
Born March 16, 1926 (age 87)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Medium Stage, film, television, radio
Genres Character comedyphysical comedy
Spouse Patti Palmer (m. 1944–80)

SanDee Pitnick (m. 1983)

Children 7 (including: Gary Lewis)
Signature Jerry Lewis signature.svg
Website jerrylewiscomedy.com

Jerry Lewis AM (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis.

In addition to the duo’s popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis is also known as the host, for more than 40 years, of the Muscular Dystrophy Association‘s annual Labor Day Telethon and national chairman of the MDA.

Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy AwardsLos Angeles Film Critics Association, and Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented.[1]

On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

 

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Victor Garber

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Victor Garber
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Garber in April 2006
Born March 16, 1949 (age 64)
London, OntarioCanada
Alma mater University of Toronto
Occupation Actorsinger
Years active 1958–present
Partner(s) Rainer Andreesen (2000–present)

Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949)[1] is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. Garber is known for playing Jesus in GodspellJohn Wilkes Booth in AssassinsJack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a TenorThomas Andrews in James Cameron‘s Titanic, and as Canadian ambassador toIranKen Taylor, in Argo.

 

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Blu Cantrell

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Blu Cantrell
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Blu Cantrell at the 79th Annual Academy Awards Children Uniting Nations/Billboard afterparty at The Music Box @ Fonda on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Background information
Birth name Tiffany Cobb
Born March 16, 1976 (age 37)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Genres R&Bsoul
Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician (drums and guitar), Scatterproducer
Years active 2001–present
Labels Arista

Blu Cantrell (born Tiffany Cobb; March 16, 1976) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.

 

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Patty Griffin

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Patty Griffin
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Griffin performing at Sound Stage in Central Park on September 17, 2008
Background information
Birth name Patricia Jean Griffin
Born March 16, 1964 (age 49)
Origin Old Town, MaineUS
Genres Folk rock
Folk
Americana
Alternative country
Occupations Musician
Songwriter
Instruments Vocalsguitarpiano
Years active 1992–present
Labels A&M
ATO Records
Credential Recordings
New West Records
Associated acts Dixie Chicks
Emmylou Harris
Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue
Buddy Miller
Robert Plant
Joshua Radin
Band of Joy
Website www.pattygriffin.com

Patty Griffin (born Patricia Jean Griffin on March 16, 1964) is an American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician.[1] Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered around the folk music genre, her songs have been covered by a host of musicians including Emmylou HarrisEllis PaulRory Block, and theDixie Chicks.

In 2007, Griffin was the recipient of the Americana Music Association’s “Artist of the Year” award and her album, Children Running Through, won for “Best Album”.

In 2011, Griffin’s album entitled Downtown Church won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album.

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Jimmy Nail

 

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Jimmy Nail
Birth name James Michael Aloysius Bradford
Born 16 March 1954 (age 59)
BentonNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Genres Soulpop rockrock and rollcountry
Occupations Actorcomposerguitarist,screenwritersinger-songwriter
Instruments Vocalsguitar
Years active 1983–
Labels Virgin/London/Warner
Associated acts Gary HoltonMark Knopfler

James Bradford “Jimmy” Nail (born 16 March 1954) is an English singer-songwriteractormusicianfilm producerfilm score composer and television writer.

He has starred in numerous roles on television since 1983. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and a Newcastle United supporter. He is most famous for his role as Leonard “Oz” Osborne in the hit television show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, his title role in Spender, and his 1992 number one single “Ain’t No Doubt“.

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