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James Mason (1909 – 1984)

James Mason

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For other people named James Mason, see James Mason (disambiguation).
James Mason
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in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Born James Neville Mason
15 May 1909
HuddersfieldWest Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 27 July 1984 (aged 75)
LausanneVaud, Switzerland
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Occupation Actor
Years active 1931–1984
Spouse(s) Pamela Mason
(m.1941–1964; divorced)
Clarissa Kaye
(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 FoxA Star Is Born20,000 Leagues Under the SeaLolitaNorth by NorthwestJourney to the Center of the EarthBigger Than LifeJulius CaesarGeorgy GirlThe Deadly AffairThe Boys from BrazilThe VerdictMurder 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 (musician)

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A picture of Birdy in October 2013.

Birdy in October 2012
Background information
Birth name Jasmine van den Bogaerde
Born 15 May 1996 (age 17)
Genres Folkindie folkindie pop,indie rock
Instruments Piano, vocals, guitar
Years active 2008–present
Labels Lady of The Lake, 14th Floor,[2]Warner Bros.,[3] Warner
Website officialbirdy.com

Jasmine van den Bogaerde (born 15 May 1996),[4] 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

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Jessica Sutta
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Jessica Sutta attending “Susan G. Komen’s 8th Annual Fashion For The Cure” event – Hollywood, CA on Sept. 24, 2009
Background information
Birth name Jessica Lynn Sutta
Born May 15, 1982(age 31)[citation needed]
Miami, FloridaU.S.
Genres Popdancehouse
Occupations singer, dancer, song writer, actress
Years active 2002–present
Labels A&MHollywood 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.


Mike Oldfield

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Mike Oldfield
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Oldfield at the Night of the Proms in 2006
Background information
Birth name Michael Gordon Oldfield
Born 15 May 1953 (age 60)
Reading, BerkshireEngland
Genres Progressive rockworldfolk,popclassicalNew Age,ambientexperimental,minimalist
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer,game designer
Instruments Guitars, bass, banjo, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1967 – present
Labels VirginReprise\Warner Bros.,Mercury\Universal\Virgin EMI
Associated acts Maggie ReillyKevin Ayers,Robert WyattAlex HarveyDavid BedfordAnita HegerlandPekka Pohjola
Website www.mikeoldfieldofficial.com

Michael Gordon “Mike” Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer whose work blends progressive rock with worldfolkclassicalelectronicambientNew 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“.[1] 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.


Chazz Palminteri

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Chazz Palminteri
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Palminteri in New York, April 2011
Born Calogero Palmenteri[1]
May 15, 1952 (age 61)
The Bronx, New York, US
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, film producer
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Gianna Ranaudo (m. 1992)
Children Dante Lorenzo and Gabriella Rose

Chazz Palminteri (born Calogero Palminteri on May 15, 1952[1]) is an American Italian actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usual SuspectsA Bronx Tale, and his Academy Award nominated role forBest Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway.



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