19th March Birthdays: Bruce Willis, Glenn Close, Bun B and Ursula Andress

Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis
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Born Walter Bruce Willis
March 19, 1955 (age 58)[1]
Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Nationality American
Other names W.B. Willis, Walter Willis
Occupation Actor, producer, writer, musician, singer
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Demi Moore (m. 1987–2000)Emma Heming (m. 2009)
Children 4

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting (1985–89) and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. Probably best known for his role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including the box office hits, Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable(2000), and Sin City (2005).

Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles.[2][3] He is a two-time Emmy Award–winning, Golden Globe Award–winning and four-time Saturn Award–nominated actor. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000, following thirteen years of marriage. He is married to model Emma Heming.

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Glenn Close

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Glenn Close
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Close in Paris at the Albert Nobbs French premiere in February 2012.
Born March 19, 1947 (age 66)[1]
GreenwichConnecticut, U.S.
Alma mater College of William & Mary
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Cabot Wade (1969–1971)
James Marlas (1984–1987)
David Shaw (2006–present)
Partner(s) Len Cariou (1979-1983)
John Starke (1987–1991)
Steve Beers (1995–1999)
Children Annie Starke (born 1988)

Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947)[1] is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and considered by many to be one of the greatest actresses of all time.[2][3]

Close began her professional stage career in 1974 in Love for Love, and was mostly a Broadway actress through the rest of the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in both plays and musicals, including major productions such as Barnum in 1980. Her first film role was in The World According to Garp (1982), which she followed up with supporting roles in The Big Chill (1983), and The Natural (1984); all three earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She would later receive nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and Albert Nobbs (2011). Since 2005, she has been known for her television roles in The Shield and her Emmy and Golden Globe winning role as Patty Hewes in the FX TV series Damages.

Close is a six-time Academy Award nominee, tying the record for being the actress with the most nominations never to have won (along with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter). In addition, her work has earned her three Tonys, an Obie, three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also been nominated three times for a Grammy Award and once for a BAFTA, amongst others.

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Bun B

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Bun B
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Bernard performing live in August 2007.
Background information
Birth name Bernard Freeman
Born March 19, 1973 (age 40)
Origin Port Arthur, TexasU.S.
Genres Hip hopSouthern hip hop
Occupations RappersongwriterCEO
Years active 1987–present
Labels Asylum RecordsRap-A-Lot
Associated acts UGKDrakeKirko BangzBig K.R.I.T.Paul WallSlim Thug,Trae tha TruthTrill FamZ-Ro

Bernard Freeman (born March 19, 1973)[1][2] professionally known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz). He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University, located in HoustonTexas.[3][4] He released his third official solo album, Trill OG, on August 3, 2010, which received a 5 Mic “Classic” rating in The Source magazine – the first album in over five years to receive the honor.

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Ursula Andress

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Ursula Andress
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Ursula Andress circa 1971.
Born 19 March 1936 (age 77)
Ostermundigen, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Occupation Actress
Years active 1954–2005
Spouse(s) John Derek (m. 1957–66)
Partner(s) Harry Hamlin (1978–1982)
Children Dimitri Hamlin (b. 1980)

Ursula Andress (born 19 March 1936) is a Swiss-American actress and sex symbol of the 1960s.[1] She is known for her role as Bond girl Honey Rider in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962), for which she won a Golden Globe. She later starred as Vesper Lynd in the Bond-parody Casino Royale (1967).

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