|Born||Shirley Temple[note 1]
April 23, 1928
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Died||February 10, 2014 (aged 85)
Woodside, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Education||Tutors, private high school|
|Alma mater||Westlake School for Girls(1940–45)|
|Occupation||Film actress (1932–50)
TV actress/entertainer (1958–65)
Public servant (1969–92)
|Years active||1932–65 (as actress)
1967–92 (as public servant)
|Known for||Juvenile film roles|
|Notable work(s)||Bright Eyes, The Little Colonel, Curly Top, Wee Willie Winkie, Heidi, The Little Princess, Since You Went Away, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Fort Apache|
|Television||Shirley Temple’s Storybook,The Shirley Temple Show|
|Spouse(s)||John Agar(m. 1945; div. 1950); 1 child
Charles Alden Black(m. 1950; wid. 2005); 2 children
|Awards||Academy Juvenile Award
Kennedy Center Honors
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
Shirley Temple Black (née Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.
Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry in her teens. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Herald poll.
Temple returned to show business in 1958 with a two-season television anthology series of fairy tale adaptations. She made guest appearances on television shows in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released. She sat on the boards of corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods and the National Wildlife Federation. She began her diplomatic career in 1969, with an appointment to represent the United States at a session of the United Nations General Assembly. In 1988, she published her autobiography, Child Star.
Temple was the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She ranks 18th on the American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time.
Orbison in 1960s
|Birth name||Roy Kelton Orbison|
|Also known as||The Big O|
|Born||April 23, 1936
Vernon, Texas, USA
|Died||December 6, 1988 (aged 52)
Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA
|Genres||Rock and roll, rockabilly, country|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
|Labels||Sun, Monument, MGM, London,Mercury/PolyGram, Asylum,Virgin|
|Associated acts||Traveling Wilburys, Teen Kings,The Wink Westerners,Class of ’55|
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Recordsbetween 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including “Only the Lonely“, “Crying“, and “Oh, Pretty Woman“. His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of “In Dreams” in David Lynch‘s film Blue Velvet (1986) revived his career.
In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred by tragedy, including the death of his first wife and his two eldest sons in separate accidents. Orbison’s vocal instrument bridged the gap between baritone and tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range. The combination of Orbison’s powerful, impassioned voice and complex musical arrangements led many critics to refer to his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet “the Caruso of Rock”.[note 1] Elvis Presley and Bono have stated his voice was, respectively, the greatest and most distinctive they had ever heard. While most male performers in rock and roll in the 1950s and ’60s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison’s songs instead conveyed a quiet, desperate vulnerability. He was known for performing while standing still and solitary and for wearing black clothes and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his persona.
Orbison was initiated into the second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen. The same year he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame two years later. Rolling Stone placed Orbison at number 37 on their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time, and number 13 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In 2002, Billboard magazine listed Orbison at number 74 in the Top 600 recording artists
|Birth name||Jacob Taio Cruz|
|Born||23 April 1985
|Genres||Pop, R&B, dance|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper, entrepreneur|
|Labels||Rokstarr Entertainment Division,Island, Republic, Mercury (US)|
|Associated acts||Kesha, Kylie Minogue, Ludacris,Will Young, David Guetta, Cheryl Cole, McFly, Travie McCoy, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez,Jessie J, Lil Wayne, JLS, Tinie Tempah|
Jacob Taio Cruz (born 23 April 1985), known professionally as Taio Cruz, (Portuguese: [ˈtaj.ju ˈkɾujʃ]) is a Brit Award winning British singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional rapper, and entrepreneur. In 2008, he released his debut album Departure, which he wrote, arranged and produced himself. It achieved initial success in the United Kingdom and earned him a MOBO Award nomination.
In October 2009, Cruz released his follow-up album Rokstarr, which includes the number one singles “Break Your Heart” and “Dynamite“. Cruz has collaborated with Kesha and Fabolous on the single “Dirty Picture“, as well as Kylie Minogue and Travie McCoy on his single “Higher“. Additionally, Cruz penned and recorded the song “Telling the World” as the lead single from the soundtrack to the 2011 animated film Rio. Cruz’s third studio album, TY.O, was first released in Germany in December 2011. In 2012 Cruz co-wrote the song “Without You“.
Davis in January 2012
|Born||23 April 1955
Perth, Western Australia
|Spouse(s)||Colin Friels (1984–present)|
Early in her career, Davis starred on stage opposite Mel Gibson in Romeo and Juliet in 1978. Her other theatre roles include Edith Piaf in Piaf at the Perth Playhouse (1980), Insignificance at the Royal Court London (1982), the title role in Hedda Gabler with the Sydney Theatre Company (1986), Hapgood in Los Angeles (1989) and Irina in The Seagull at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney (2011).
She first came to attention on screen for her role as the fiery Sybylla Melvyn in the 1979 film My Brilliant Career, which won her two BAFTA Awards. She received Academy Award nominations for A Passage to India (1984) and Husbands and Wives (1992). For her television work she has won three Emmy Awards, for Serving in Silence (1995), the title role in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) and The Starter Wife (2007). Her other films include, Winter of Our Dreams (1981), Heatwave (1983), High Tide (1987), Impromptu (1991), Naked Lunch (1991), Absolute Power (1997), Deconstructing Harry (1997), The Reagans (2003) The Break-up(2006) and The Eye of the Storm (2011).
Dean DeLeo performing in 2009.
|Born||August 23, 1961
Newark, New Jersey
|Genres||Alternative rock, hard rock,grunge, psychedelic rock|
|Labels||Atlantic, Machine Shop|
|Associated acts||Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show,Army of Anyone, Laughter Train|
|Gibson Les Paul
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Dean DeLeo (born August 23, 1961 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American guitarist known for his work with rock band Stone Temple Pilots. Dean is also known for his role in the short-lived bands Talk Show and Army of Anyone. He is the older brother of Robert DeLeo, who plays bass for STP.