28th April ~ Very happy birthday wishes today to ~ Jessica Alba ~ Penelope Cruz ~ Ann Margret ~ Too Short & Chuck Leavell ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba
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Alba at the 2011 ALMA Awards, September 10
Born Jessica Marie Alba
April 28, 1981 (age 32)
PomonaCalifornia, U.S.
Residence Beverly HillsCalifornia, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Cash Warren (m. 2008)
Children 2

Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981)[1] is an American television and film actress and model. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack(1994). Alba rose to prominence as the lead actress in the James Cameron television series Dark Angel (2000–2002) when she was 19 years-old.[2][3]

Alba later appeared in Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and Good Luck Chuck (2007).[4][5]

Alba has been called a sex symbol.[6] She appears on the “Hot 100” section of Maxim and was voted number one on AskMen.com‘s list of “99 Most Desirable Women” in 2006, as well as “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM in 2007.[7][8][9] In 2005, TV Guide ranked her # 45 on its “50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” list.[10] The use of her image on the cover of the March 2006 Playboy sparked a lawsuit by her, which was later dropped.[11] She has also won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.

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Penélope Cruz

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Penélope Cruz
The photo shows a close-up of a Spanish woman with her brown highlight hair clipped behind her ears.

Born Penélope Cruz Sánchez
April 28, 1974 (age 39)
AlcobendasMadridSpain
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Javier Bardem (m. 2010)
Children 2
Relatives Mónica Cruz (sister)

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [peˈnelope kruθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams(2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla SkyAll the Pretty HorsesCaptain Corelli’s Mandolin and Blow.

She has since built a successful career, appearing in films from a range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno (2002), the thriller Gothika (2003), the Christmas movie Noel (2004), and the action adventure Sahara (2005). She has received critical acclaim for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009) receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[1][2]

Cruz has modeled for companies such as MangoRalph Lauren and L’Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed items for Mango. She has donated both her time and money to charities. Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent one week working for Mother Teresa; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun’s mission. A wax sculpture of Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris

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Ann-Margret

 

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Ann-Margret
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Ann-Margret in 1964
Born Ann-Margret Olsson
April 28, 1941 (age 72)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish-American
Education New Trier High School
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer
Years active 1961–present
Spouse(s) Roger Smith (m. 1967)
Website
www.ann-margret.com

Ann-Margret Olsson (born April 28, 1941) is a Swedish-American actresssinger, and dancer whose professional name is Ann-Margret.

As an actress, she is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Viva Las Vegas (1964), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Carnal Knowledge (1971), and Tommy (1975). She has won five Golden Globe Awardsand been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy Awards. In 2010, she won her first Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU.

Her singing career spans five decades, like her acting career, and started in 1961; initially she was billed as a female version of Elvis Presley. She had a minor hit in 1961 and a charting album in 1964, and scored a disco hit in 1979. In 2001 she recorded a critically acclaimed gospel album, and an album of Christmas songs from 2004 continues to be available.

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Too Short

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Too $hort
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Too $hort at Martin Luther’s Rebel Soul Fest at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, July 2008
Background information
Birth name Todd Anthony Shaw
Born April 28, 1966 (age 47)
Los Angeles, CaliforniaU.S.[1][2]
Origin East OaklandOakland, California, U.S.[1][2]
Genres Hip hopwest coast hip hop
Occupations Rapperactorrecord producer
Years active 1982–present
Labels JiveUp All Nite
Associated acts E-40Mac DreAnt Banks,Rappin’ 4-TaySnoop Dogg,UGKMistah F.A.B.8Ball & MJG,Lil’ JonLuniz

Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966),[1][2] better known by the stage name Too Short (stylized as Too $hort), is an American rapperproducer, and actor. He is best known for his hit songs like “The Ghetto” and “Blow the Whistle“.

Too Short is credited as being one of the pioneer rappers of West Coast hip hop.[1][2][3] Many of his rap lyrics are about pimping, drug use and other sexually-related or explicit/vulgar topics

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Chuck Leavell

 

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Charles Alfred “Chuck” Leavell (born April 28, 1952) is an American musician, who was a member of the Allman Brothers Band during the height of their 1970s popularity, a founding member of the jazz-rock combo Sea Level, a frequently employed session musician, and long-time touring member of the Rolling Stones. Leavell has also toured and recorded with Eric ClaptonGeorge HarrisonGov’t Mule and John Mayer.

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