Witherspoon in May 2011.
|Born||Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
March 22, 1976 (age 37)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), professionally known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway, and in 1998, she starred in Pleasantville. For her role in 1999’s Election, she earned a Golden Globe nomination.
2001 marked her career’s turning point with the breakout role as Elle Woods in the box-office hit Legally Blonde, and in 2002 she starred in Sweet Home Alabama, which became her biggest commercial film success to date. 2003 saw her return as lead actress and executive producer of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In 1999, she married actor Ryan Phillippe; the couple separated in late 2006 and divorced in October 2007. In 2011 she married talent agent Jim Toth. Witherspoon owns a production company, Pacific Standard, and she is actively involved in children’s and women’s advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation. On December 1, 2010, Witherspoon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Lloyd-Webber
Lloyd Webber in 2007
|Born||Andrew Lloyd Webber
22 March 1948 (age 65)
Kensington, London, England
|Alma mater||Westminster School
Royal College of Music
|Occupation||Composer, panellist, television personality,
businessman, songwriter, theatre director
|Notable work(s)||See below and
|Net worth||£700 million (est.)|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Hugill (m. 1972–83)
Sarah Brightman (m. 1984–90)
Madeleine Gurdon (m. 1991)
|Children||The Hon. Imogen (born 1978)
The Hon. Nicholas (born 1979)
The Hon. Alistair Adam (born 1992)
The Hon. William Richard (born 1993)
The Hon. Isabella Aurora (born 1996)
|Parents||William Lloyd Webber (1914–1982)
Jean Hermione (née Johnstone, 1921–1993)
|Relatives||Julian Lloyd Webber (Brother)|
Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from Queen Elizabeth II for services to Music, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, fourteenIvor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an inductee into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” and “You Must Love Me” from Evita, “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and “Memory” from Cats.
His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. Producers in several parts of the UK have staged productions, including national tours, of the Lloyd Webber musicals under licence from the Really Useful Group. Lloyd Webber is also the president of the Arts Educational Schools London, a prestigious performing arts school located in Chiswick, West London.
|Birth name||Stephanie Mills|
|Also known as||Cookie, the First Lady of R&B|
|Born||March 22, 1957 (age 56)
Queens, New York City, U.S.A.
|Origin||Bedford-Stuyvesant,Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.A.|
|Genres||R&B, soul, gospel|
|Instruments||piano , guitar.|
|Labels||Motown, 20th Century,Casablanca, MCA,GospoCentric, LightYear,Expansion Records|
George Benson performing in Madrid 2009
|Born||March 22, 1943 (age 70)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,United States
|Genres||Jazz, funk, rhythm and blues,soul|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, archtop guitar|
|Years active||1954 (as little George Benson)
|Labels||Prestige Records (1964–1965)
Columbia Records (1966–1967)
Verve Records (1968)
A&M Records (1968–1970)
CTI Records (1971–1976)
Warner Bros. Records (1976–1994)
GRP Records (1995–2005)
Concord Records (2006–present)
|Associated acts||Jack McDuff, Earl Klugh, Al Jarreau, Joe Farrell, Count Basie Orchestra, McCoy Tyner,Joe Sample, Fuse One, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt,Charlie Christian|
|Ibanez GB10 Signature Model
Ibanez GB200 Signature Model
George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.
A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin’ was certified triple-platinum on the Billboard 200 chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and still has a large following. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
|Born||Matthew Avery Modine
March 22, 1959 (age 54)
Loma Linda, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Caridad Rivera (1980–present)|
Matthew Avery Modine (born March 22, 1959) is an American film actor. His most well-known film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, the title character in Alan Parker‘s Birdy, high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, and oversexed Sullivan Groff on Weeds.