(1919 – 1965)
Nat King Cole
|Nat King Cole|
|Birth name||Nathaniel Adams Coles|
|Born||March 17, 1919
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||February 15, 1965 (aged 45)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Genres||Vocal jazz, swing, traditional pop|
|Associated acts||Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra,Dean Martin|
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer and musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres.
Tamar Meet & Greet V-100
|Birth name||Tamar Estine Braxton|
|Born||March 17, 1977 (age 36)
Severn, Maryland, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, soul, pop|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, television personality, dancer, actress, talk show host|
|Labels||Dreamworks, Epic, Interscope|
|Associated acts||The Braxtons, Toni Braxton|
Tamar Estine Braxton-Herbert /ˈteɪˌmɑr/ (born March 17, 1977), commonly known by her maiden name Tamar Braxton, is an American Grammy-Nominated singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and reality television personality. She is the youngest sister to R&B singing icon Toni Braxton. Braxton had her first big break in music in 1992 as a founding member of the R&B group, The Braxtons, formed with her sisters. After losing two members, The Braxtons released their only albumSo Many Ways as a trio in 1996 along with four singles: “So Many Ways”, “Only Love“, “The Boss” and “Slow Flow”.
In 2000, Braxton began her solo career, after signing with DreamWorks Records and releasing her self-titled debut album. The album was unsuccessful, charting at number 127 on the Billboard 200. It spawned two singles, “Get None” and “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me”. The label was unsatisfied with the performance of the album. As a result, Braxton was dropped from the label.
In 2011, Braxton reunited with her sisters, The Braxtons, for the WE tv reality show, Braxton Family Values. The first season was the #1 rated reality show on WE tv and the network ordered a 13-episode second season of the show after the third episode.
Braxton has worked on a number of different solo projects throughout the years, signing with labels such as Casablanca Records and Universal Records hoping to release an album but suffering delays and cancellations. Braxton returned to the music industry after a thirteen year break, with her second album, Love and War. The album was released through Epic Records and was preceded by the singles, “Love and War“, “The One” and “All The Way Home”. The album was considered to be a comeback for Braxton, due to its success.
She is currently one of the hosts of The Real talk show along with Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, and Tamera Mowry, which premiered on July 15, 2013 on seven Fox-owned stations across the country
Lowe at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Knife Fight
|Born||Robert Hepler Lowe
March 17, 1964 (age 49)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
|Residence||Montecito, California, U.S.|
|Education||Oakwood Junior High School
Santa Monica High School
|Spouse(s)||Sheryl Berkoff (m. 1991)|
|Relatives||Chad Lowe (brother)|
Robert Hepler “Rob” Lowe (/ˈrɒb ˈloʊ/; born March 17, 1964) is an American film and television actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night…, St. Elmo’s Fire, Wayne’s World, Tommy Boy, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. On television, he played Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters and Chris Traeger in Parks and Recreation. Most recently, Lowe played the role ofPresident John F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy, a made-for-television movie that premiered November 10, 2013 on National Geographic Channel (or Nat Geo).
Russell in 2006
|Born||Kurt Vogel Russell
March 17, 1951 (age 62)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Season Hubley (1979–1983)|
|Partner(s)||Goldie Hawn (1983–present)|
Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American television and film actor. His first acting roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64). In the 1970s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the “studio’s top star of the ’70s”. In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for the made-for-television film Elvis.
In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance opposite Meryl Streep in the 1984 film, Silkwood. During the 1980s, Russell was cast in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as former army hero-turned robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A., Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy/action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult films.
In 1994, Russell had a starring role in the military science fiction film Stargate. In the mid-2000s, his portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle (2004) won the praise of critics. In 2006, he appeared in the disaster-thrillerPoseidon, and in 2007 Quentin Tarantino‘s Death Proof segment from the film Grindhouse.
Billy Corgan in 2010
|Birth name||William Patrick Corgan Jr.|
|Born||March 17, 1967 (age 46)
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter,record producer, author|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica,ukulele, keyboards, synthesizer,piano, mellotron, drum machine|
|Labels||Caroline, Virgin, Reprise, Warner Bros.|
|Associated acts||The Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan, The Marked, Spirits in the Sky,Starchildren|
|Website||Billy Corgan on Myspace|
William Patrick “Billy” Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician, producer, lyricist, writer, and poet, best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois, in 1987, the band quickly gained steam with the addition of bassist D’arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The band’s direction has largely been driven by Corgan through his confessional lyrics, grandiose production values, and virtuosic musical interplay, notably with Chamberlin. In three years, The Smashing Pumpkins had transformed themselves into a major label success. Strong album sales and large-scale tours propelled the band’s increasing fame in the 1990s, while Chamberlin’s drug problems escalated until he had to be fired. The Pumpkins continued as a three-piece until Chamberlin rejoined the band in 1999, then broke up in 2000. Corgan started a new band with Chamberlin right away, called Zwan, and after their demise, he released a solo album (TheFutureEmbrace) and a collection of poetry (Blinking with Fists) before setting his sights on reforming the Smashing Pumpkins.
The new version of that band, consisting of Corgan, Chamberlin, and a revolving tour lineup, released an album in 2007 and followed it with extensive touring over the next year and a half. Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins in March 2009, while Corgan has continued to record and tour with a new lineup.