James Mason (1909 – 1984)
in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
|Born||James Neville Mason
15 May 1909
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Died||27 July 1984 (aged 75)
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
(m.1971–1984; his death)
James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain (he was the top box office attraction there in 1944 and 1945), he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, starring in iconic films such as The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Bigger Than Life, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Deadly Affair, The Boys from Brazil, The Verdict, Murder By Decree, and Salem’s Lot. He was nominated for three Academy Awards and three Golden Globes (winning the Golden Globe in 1955 for A Star is Born).
Birdy in October 2012
|Birth name||Jasmine van den Bogaerde|
|Born||15 May 1996
Lymington, Hampshire,England, UK
|Genres||Folk, indie folk, indie pop,indie rock|
|Instruments||Piano, vocals, guitar|
|Labels||Lady of The Lake, 14th Floor,Warner Bros., Warner|
Jasmine van den Bogaerde (born 15 May 1996), known by her stage name Birdy, is an English musician, songwriter and singer. She won the music competition Open Mic UK in 2008, at the age of 12. Her début single, a version of Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love“, was her breakthrough, charting all across Europe and earning platinum certification six times in Australia. Her self-titled début album, Birdy, was released on 7 November 2011 to similar success, peaking at number 1 in Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands. Her second studio album, Fire Within, was released 23 September 2013 in the UK and other surrounding countries.
Jessica Sutta attending “Susan G. Komen’s 8th Annual Fashion For The Cure” event – Hollywood, CA on Sept. 24, 2009
|Birth name||Jessica Lynn Sutta|
|Born||May 15, 1982citation needed]
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, dance, house|
|Occupations||singer, dancer, song writer, actress|
|Labels||A&M, Hollywood Records, Citrusonic Stereophonic|
|Associated acts||Pussycat Dolls|
Jessica Lynn Sutta (born May 15, 1982) is an American singer, dancer, song writer and actress. She is best known as a member of the American pop girl group and dance ensemble, the Pussycat Dolls. She left the group in January 2010 to embark her solo career. Sutta’s debut single, Show Me, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Charts in the United States. She is currently finishing her debut solo album Sutta Pop which was expected to be released in 2014 but currently has no release date.
Oldfield at the Night of the Proms in 2006
|Birth name||Michael Gordon Oldfield|
|Born||15 May 1953
Reading, Berkshire, England
|Genres||Progressive rock, world, folk,pop, classical, New Age,ambient, experimental,minimalist|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer,game designer|
|Instruments||Guitars, bass, banjo, percussion, keyboards, vocals|
|Years active||1967 – present|
|Labels||Virgin, Reprise\Warner Bros.,Mercury\Universal\Virgin EMI|
|Associated acts||Maggie Reilly, Kevin Ayers,Robert Wyatt, Alex Harvey, David Bedford, Anita Hegerland, Pekka Pohjola|
Michael Gordon “Mike” Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer whose work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, New Age. It is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best known for his 1973 album Tubular Bells – which launched Virgin Records and became a hit after its opening was used as the theme for the film The Exorcist – and for his 1983 hit single “Moonlight Shadow“. He is also known for his hit rendition of the Christmas piece “In Dulci Jubilo“.
Oldfield has released more than 20 albums with the most recent being a rock themed album titled Man on the Rocks, released in 2014.
Palminteri in New York, April 2011
May 15, 1952
The Bronx, New York, US
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Gianna Ranaudo (m. 1992)|
|Children||Dante Lorenzo and Gabriella Rose|
Chazz Palminteri (born Calogero Palminteri on May 15, 1952) is an American Italian actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale, and his Academy Award nominated role forBest Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway.