|Born||George Timothy Clooney
May 6, 1961
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Parents||Nick Clooney, Nina Warren Clooney|
|Relatives||Rosemary Clooney (aunt)
Jose Ferrer (uncle)
Miguel Ferrer (cousin)
Rafael Ferrer (cousin)
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George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing. Clooney is also noted for his political activism and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008.
Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Douglas “Doug” Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Emmy Award nominations. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), in which he first worked with long-time collaborator Steven Soderbergh. In 1999 Clooney took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2001, Clooney’s fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Ocean’s Eleven, the first of a profitable film trilogy, a remake of the 1960 film which starred members of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean. He made his directorial debut a year later with the biographical thrillerConfessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Leatherheads (2008), and The Ides of March(2011). He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005), and subsequently earned Best Actornominations for Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). In 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the film Argo, alongside Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov. He is the only person ever to be nominated for Academy Awards in six categories.
Clooney’s humanitarian work includes his advocacy of finding a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami, and 9/11 victims, and creating documentaries such as Sand and Sorrow to raise awareness about international crises. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Seger performing in Fargo, North Dakota in 2013
|Birth name||Robert Clark Seger|
|Born||May 6, 1945
Lincoln Park, Michigan
|Genres||Rock, heartland rock, roots rock,pop rock, piano rock, country rock, Southern rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Hideout, Cameo, Capitol, Palladium|
|Associated acts||Glenn Frey, The Eagles, Frankie Miller, Shaun Murphy, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Little Feat, Kid Rock, Grand Funk Railroad, 3 Doors Down, Rod Stewart|
Bob Seger is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded asBob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the “System” from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with other various bands. In 1973, he put together The Silver Bullet Band, a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bullet, recorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in 1975 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. On his studio albums, he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of Seger’s best-selling singles and albums.
A roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice, Seger wrote and recorded songs that dealt with love, women, blue-collar themes and was an exemplar of heartland rock. Seger has recorded many hits, including “Night Moves“, “Turn the Page“, “We’ve Got Tonight“, “Against the Wind“, and “Shakedown” that was written for Beverly Hills Cop II and “Like a Rock“, and also co-wrote the Eagles‘ number-one hit “Heartache Tonight“. His iconic recording of “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001.
|Birth name||Robert Williams|
|Also known as||Meek Millz|
|Born||May 6, 1987
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Labels||Dream Chasers, Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros. (current)
215 Aphillyated, Grand Hustle (former)
|Associated acts||The Bloodhoundz, Ace Hood, DJ Drama, Fabolous, French Montana,Rick Ross, T.I., Wale|
Robert Williams (born May 6, 1987), better known by his stage name Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was briefly signed to Atlanta-based record label Grand Hustle, owned by record executive and fellow American rapper T.I.. In February 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle, Mill signed a record deal with fellow American rapper Rick Ross‘ Miami-based Maybach Music Group (MMG) imprint.
After releasing several self-released mixtapes for free in his early career, Mill released his debut studio album after securing a recording contract with Maybach Music Group. The album, titled Dreams and Nightmares, was released in 2012, under MMG and Warner Bros. Records. The album, preceded by the singles “Amen“, “Burn” and “Young & Gettin’ It“, debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. He has also appeared on MMG’s Self Made compilation series, with his debut single “Tupac Back” and second single “Ima Boss“, being included onvolume one.
In October 2012, Meek Mill announced the launching of his very own imprint, Dream Chasers Records, named after his popular mixtape series. He also revealed having already signed several fellow Philadelphia-based rappers.
May 6, 1953
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Vantile Whitfield (m. 1974; div. 1978)
Brian Gibson (m. 1990; div. 1992)
|Children||Grace Gibson |
Whitfield began her acting career in television and theatre, before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and a NAACP Image Award for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO movie The Josephine Baker Story (1991). She also won NAACP Image awards for her work in Touched by an Angel (1998), The Planet of Junior Brown (2000) andRedemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004).
Her film work includes performances in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Eve’s Bayou (1997), The Cheetah Girls (2003), Madea’s Family Reunion (2006), and The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006). Kings Faith (2013)
Shiflett performing with Foo Fighters in 2003
|Birth name||Christopher Aubrey Shiflett|
|Born||May 6, 1971|
|Origin||Santa Barbara, California,USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, punk rock, post-grunge, Country Rock|
|Occupations||Musician, guitarist, songwriter|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar, vocals|
|Associated acts||Foo Fighters, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, No Use for a Name, Jackson United, Viva Death, The Real McCoy, Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants|
|Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe
Shifty Telecaster Deluxe
Fender Telecaster Deluxe
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Christopher Aubrey “Chris” Shiflett (born May 6, 1971) is best known as the lead guitarist for the rock band Foo Fighters since 1999, and the punk rock band No Use for a Name, as well as the punk rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. He is the younger brother of musicianScott Shiflett.