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Sir Laurence Olivier (1907 – 1989)

Laurence Olivier

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“Lord Olivier” redirects here. For his uncle, see Sydney Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier.
The Right Honourable
The Lord Olivier
OM
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circa 1961
Born Laurence Kerr Olivier
22 May 1907
Dorking, Surrey, England
Died 11 July 1989 (aged 82)
Ashurst, West Sussex, England
Cause of death
Renal failure
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1926–1988
Spouse(s) Jill Esmond (1930–40; divorced)
Vivien Leigh (1940–60; divorced)
Joan Plowright (1961–89; his death)
Children 2 sons, 2 daughters
Relatives Sydney Olivier (uncle, deceased)
Noël Olivier (cousin, deceased)
Website
www.laurenceolivier.com

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron OlivierOM (/ˈlɒrəns ɵˈlɪvi.ɵ/; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor, director, and producer. Olivier is generally considered to have been one of the greatest actors of the 20th century.[1]

During a six-decade career, Olivier played many roles on stage and screen. His three Shakespeare films as actor-director, Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1955), are among the pinnacles of the bard at the cinema. On stage his more than 120 roles included Richard IIIMacbethRomeoHamletUncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler‘sWuthering Heights (1939) and Alfred Hitchcock‘s Rebecca (1940). He was the founding artistic director of the National Theatre Company in 1963, a post in which he remained for a decade. He had earlier filled the same post at the Old Vic after the Second World War. The largest stage in the National Theatre building was later named after him.[2]

Olivier retired from the stage in 1974, but his work on-screen continued until the year before his death in 1989.[3] For television, he starred in Long Day’s Journey into Night (1973), The Merchant of Venice (1973),Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976), Brideshead Revisited (1981), and King Lear (1983), among others. His later films for cinema included Joseph L. Mankiewicz‘s Sleuth (1972),John Schlesinger‘s Marathon Man(1976), and The Boys from Brazil (1978).

Actor Spencer Tracy stated that Olivier was “the greatest actor in the English-speaking world”,[4] and others said he was the best in the world, or that he was the best they would ever see perform.[5][6][7][8][9]Director Jonathan Miller (who directed Olivier in The Merchant of Venice) warned: “I hope that no actor tries to copy him.”[10] Olivier’s AMPAS acknowledgments include twelve Oscar nominations, with two wins (for Best Actor and Best Picture for the 1948 film Hamlet), plus two honorary awards including a statuette and certificate. He also won five Emmy Awards from the nine nominations he received. Additionally, he was a three-time Golden Globe and BAFTA winner.

Olivier was the youngest actor to be knighted as a Knight Bachelor, in 1947, and the first to be elevated to the peerage two decades later.[11] He married three times, to actresses Jill EsmondVivien Leigh, andJoan Plowright, his widow.

 

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Morrissey

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Morrissey
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Morrissey, 2005
Background information
Birth name Steven Patrick Morrissey
Born 22 May 1959 (age 54)
Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
Genres Alternative rockindie rockindie pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, lyricist
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1977–present
Labels HMVParlophoneSireRCA,RepriseMercuryAttack,SanctuaryDeccaLost Highway, Major Minor, Harvest
Associated acts The SmithsThe Nosebleeds,Slaughter & The Dogs

Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band the Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. His first solo album, 1988’sViva Hate, entered the UK albums chart at number one.

He is widely regarded as an important innovator in the indie music scene;[1] music magazine NME considers Morrissey to be “one of the most influential artists ever”, while The Independent says, “Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime.”[2] In 2004, Pitchfork Media called him “one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years.”[3]

Morrissey’s lyrics have been described as “dramatic, bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home”.[4] He is also noted for his unusualbaritone vocal style (though he sometimes uses falsetto),[5] his quiff haircut and his dynamic live performances. Media controversies have been caused by his forthright and often contrarian opinions, and he has also attracted media attention for his advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights.[6] He describes himself in his autobiography as an animal protectionist.

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Johnny Gill

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This article is about the musician. For the musician’s eponymous 1983 debut album, see Johnny Gill (1983 album). For the musician’s eponymous 1990 album, see Johnny Gill (1990 album). For other uses, see Johnny Gill (disambiguation).
Johnny Gill
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Johnny Gill performing with New Edition in Charlotte, NC 8/26/06
Background information
Born May 22, 1966 (age 47)
Origin Washington, D.C.USA
Genres R&Bpopnew jack swingquiet stormsoul
Occupations Singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor
Instruments Vocalkeyboardsguitar,percussion
Years active 1982–present
Labels Cotillion / Atlantic (1982-1985)
Motown (1989-1999)
MCA(1986-1997)
Notifi (2010-present)
Associated acts New EditionLSGStacy LattisawHeads of State

Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He is the sixth and final member of the R&B group New Edition, and was also a member of the supergroup called LSG; with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat. He is currently in the new group Heads of State with New Edition members Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant touring.

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Donell Jones

 

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