(1918 – 1981)
Holden in a publicity photo, 1954
|Born||William Franklin Beedle, Jr.
April 17, 1918
O’Fallon, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 12, 1981 (aged 63)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Exsanguination following a fall|
|Education||South Pasadena High School|
|Alma mater||Pasadena Junior College|
|Occupation||Actor, wildlife conservationist|
|Spouse(s)||Brenda Marshall (m. 1941–71)|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Actor(1953)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor (1974)
William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor. One of the most popular movie stars of all time, Holden was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in the 1973 television film The Blue Knight.
Holden starred in some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time, including such blockbusters as Sunset Boulevard, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, The Towering Inferno, and Network. He was named one of the “Top 10 Stars of the Year” six times (1954–1958, 1961), and appeared on the American Film Institute‘s AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list as number 25.
Beckham at the LG Mobile Phone Touch event in 2010.
|Born||Victoria Caroline Adams
17 April 1974
Harlow, Essex, England
|Other names||Posh Spice|
|Net worth||$54 million|
|Spouse(s)||David Beckham (m. 1999)|
Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girlsand was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British pop music magazine Top of the Pops. Since the Spice Girls split, she has had a solo pop music career, scoring four UK Top 10 singles. Her first single to be released, “Out of Your Mind“, reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and is her highest chart entry to date. During her solo career, she has been signed to Virgin Records and Telstar Records.
Beckham has found more success as an internationally recognised and photographed style icon. Her career in fashion includes designing a line of jeans for Rock & Republic and later designing her own denim brand, dVb Style. Beckham has brought out her own range of sunglasses and fragrance, titled Intimately Beckham, which has been released in the UK and the US. In association with the Japanese store Samantha Thavasaand Shiatzy Chen, she has produced a range of handbags and jewellery. In addition, Beckham has released two best-selling books; one her autobiography, the other a fashion guide.
In her television ventures, Beckham has participated in five official documentaries and reality shows about her, including Being Victoria Beckham, The Real Beckhams, and Victoria Beckham: Coming to America. She has since made a cameo appearance in an episode of American TV series Ugly Betty, and been a guest judge on Project Runway, Germany’s Next Topmodel, and American Idol. She is married to David Beckham and they have four children. As of 2009, the couple’s joint wealth is estimated at £125 million
Bean at the Empire Film Awards, 2009
|Born||Shaun Mark Bean
17 April 1959
Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Debra James (1981–1988)
Melanie Hill (1990–1997)
Abigail Cruttenden (1997–2000)
Georgina Sutcliffe (2008–2010)
Shaun Mark “Sean” Bean (born 17 April 1959) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1983 and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Bean first found success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV television series Sharpe. He has since garnered further recognition for his performances in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, the BBCanthology series Accused and the ITV historical drama Henry VIII. His most prominent film role was in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Boromir (2001-2003). Other notable roles include Alec Trevelyan in the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995) and Odysseus in Troy (2004) as well as Patriot Games (1992), Ronin (1998), National Treasure (2004), North Country (2005), The Island (2005) and Black Death (2010). He will also co-star in the upcoming science fiction film Jupiter Ascending. As a voice artist he has featured in the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the drama The Canterbury Tales among several others.
|Birth name||Reginald Noble|
|Born||April 17, 1970
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupations||Rapper, record producer, actor|
|Labels||Def Jam Recordings, Gilla House|
|Associated acts||EPMD, Method Man, Saukrates, Def Squad, K-Solo, Wu-Tang Clan|
Reginald “Reggie” Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the Def Jamlabel. He is also well known for his collaborations with Method Man, including their starring roles in films and sitcoms. He was also a member of the Def Squad in the late 1990s. Redman is one-half of the rap duoMethod Man & Redman
Lela Rochon (right) with husband Antoine Fuqua
|Born||Lela Rochon Staples
April 17, 1964
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Lela Rochon Fuqua
Lela Rochon Quiñones
In 1996, Lela was chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the “50 most beautiful people in the world”.
Rochon was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Zelma, a nurse practitioner, and Samuel Staples, a business owner and graphic artist. She graduated Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California. She attended California State University, Dominguez Hills where she earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism, with minors in Sociology and Theatre.
From 1984–1986, she was married to dancer Adolfo Quinones. In 1998, she and director Antoine Fuqua were engaged and they married on April 9, 1999. Daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua was born on July 28, 2002, followed by son Brando in May, 2004. Fuqua has a son Zachary, from a previous relationship.
From 1986–1988, while attending college, Rochon was one of the “Spudettes” featured in over 30 national spots for the Spuds Mckenzie Budweiser/Bud Light TV commercials. She also appeared in the 1985 TV film, A Bunny’s Tale (starring Kirstie Alley and Delta Burke) based on Gloria Steinem‘s experiences as a Playboy Bunny; and appeared as the love interest of Gerald Levert in the video for “My Forever Love” by Levert, and inLuther Vandross‘s “It’s Over Now” video. She also appeared in the music video for Lionel Richie‘s single “All Night Long (All Night)” as well as in Al B. Sure‘s video for the song, “Natalie”. She had many small roles in television programs, making her film debut in 1985, when she starred opposite Fred Williamson in “Fox Trap”. In 1987, she played the role of ‘Debby’ in the film, “The Wild Pair”, starring Beau Bridges and Bubba Smith. In 1989, Rochon acted opposite Eddie Murphy in 1989’s Harlem Nights, as the memorable “Sunshine” character. She again worked with Murphy in the successful 1992 romantic comedy, Boomerang. Rochon starred for the first season of The Wayans Bros. television series. Her biggest break came in 1995, when she landed one of the lead roles in the adaptation of the Terry McMillan novel and highly successful film, Waiting to Exhale, in which she played the character “Robin”, for which she was nominated for an MTV Movie Award, for “Best Breakthrough Performance”. In 1996, Rochon starred opposite Timothy Hutton in the Showtime cable network film, Mr. and Mrs. Loving, receiving a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Actress. Subsequent films include Any Given Sunday, The Chamber, Gang Related with Tupac Shakur and Jim Belushi, and Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Knock Off, and The Big Hit, as love interest to Mark Wahlberg‘s leading character. In 2004, Rochon starred in First Daughter with Katie Holmes, and Brooklyn’s Finest in 2009. She also had a role in the TV series, “The Division”, in 2001.