6th April ~ birthday wishes for today go to ~ Merle Haggard ~ Paul Rudd ~ Warren Haynes ~ Billy Dee Williams & Barry Levinson ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!


Merle Haggard


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Merle Haggard
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Merle Haggard in concert in Athens, Georgia, in 2013
Background information
Birth name Merle Ronald Haggard
Also known as Hag
Born April 6, 1937 (age 76)
Oildale, California, United States
Genres CountryWesternOutlaw CountryBakersfield Sound
Occupations Songwriter, musician, guitarist and singer
Years active 1963–present
Labels CapitolMCAEpicCurb, ANTI,Vanguard
Website merlehaggard.com
Notable instruments
Merle Haggard Signature Model Fender Telecaster

Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.[1] In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.



Paul Rudd


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Paul Rudd
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Rudd at the Sydney premiere of Anchorman 2 in 2013
Born Paul Stephen Rudd
April 6, 1969 (age 44)
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, comedian, producer, musician
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Julie Yaeger (m. 2003)
Children 2

Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969)[1] is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and musician. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless (1995), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). In television, he appeared in the early 1990s on the NBC drama Sisters as the eventual husband of Ashley Judd‘s character, and some years later on the NBC sitcom Friends, playing Mike HanniganPhoebe Buffay‘s boyfriend and later husband for the final two seasons. Other guest television roles have included an appearance on the Tim and Eric show and hosting Saturday Night Live.

Rudd has been cast as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man in Marvel Studios‘ film of the same name, to be released in 2015.

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Warren Haynes

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Warren Haynes
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Warren Haynes performing with Phil Lesh & Friends 12-5-2013
Background information
Born April 6, 1960 (age 53)
AshevilleNorth Carolina United States
Genres Southern rockhard rockblues,blues-rockjam
Occupations Musician
Record producer
Instruments Guitarvocals
Years active 1982-present
Labels EpicSonySanctuary, Evil Teen Records
Associated acts The Allman Brothers BandGov’t Mule, The Warren Haynes Band,Dickey Betts Great Southern Band, The DeadDave Matthews BandCoheed and Cambria,David Allan Coe
Website Official website,
Notable instruments

Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov’t Mule.[1] Early in his career he was a guitarist for David Allan Coe and The Dickey Betts Band.[2] Haynes also is known for his associations with the remaining members of TheGrateful Dead, including touring with Phil Lesh and Friends and The Dead.[3] In addition, Haynes founded and manages Evil Teen Records.



Billy Dee Williams


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Billy Dee Williams
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Billy Dee Williams in 2011.
Born William December Williams, Jr.
April 6, 1937 (age 76)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actor, artist, singer, writer
Years active 1959–present

William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer known for his work as a leading man in 1970s African-American cinema, in movies includingMahogany and Lady Sings the Blues, and for playing the character of Lando Calrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackStar Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and The Lego Movie.


Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson
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Levinson at the 2009 premiere of Poliwood
Born April 6, 1942 (age 71)
Education American University
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer, actor
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s) Valerie Curtin (1975–1982)
Diana Rhodes (1983–present; 2 children)

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American screenwriterAcademy Award winning film directoractor, and producer of film and television. His most notable films include DinerThe NaturalGood Morning, VietnamRain Man, and Bugsy

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