Monroe circa early 1950s
|Born||Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||August 5, 1962 (aged 36)
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer, film producer|
|Notable work(s)||Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, River of No Return,The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, The Misfits|
|Golden Globe Awards|
|AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don’t Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. Her “dumb blonde” persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot(1959). Monroe’s last completed film was The Misfits (1961), co-starring Clark Gable, with a screenplay written by her then-husband, Arthur Miller.
The final years of Monroe’s life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a “probable suicide”, the possibilities of an accidental overdose or a homicide have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both apop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol. In 2009, TV Guide Network named her No. 1 in Film’s Sexiest Women of All Time
Freeman in October 2006
|Born||June 1, 1937
Memphis, Tennesse, U.S.
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart,Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus, and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and aScreen Actors Guild Award. Freeman has appeared in many other box office hits, including Unforgiven, Glory, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Seven, Deep Impact, The Sum of All Fears, Bruce Almighty, Along Came a Spider, The Dark Knight trilogy, March of the Penguins and The Lego Movie. He is known for his distinctively smooth, deep voice. He got his first break as part of the cast of The Electric Company.
Morissette live at Saban Theater in Beverly Hills California, May 19th, 2014
|Birth name||Alanis Nadine Morissette|
|Born||June 1, 1974|
|Origin||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-grunge,pop rock, electronica|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, actress, record producer|
|Instruments||Piano, guitar, flute, harmonica,bass, vocals|
|Labels||MCA Canada, Maverick, Collective Sounds|
|Associated acts||Tim Thorney, Dave Matthews Band|
Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, underMCA Records Canada. Her first international album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill, released in 1995. Jagged has sold more than 33 million units globally. Her following album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998. Morissette took up producing duties for her subsequent albums, which include Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaosand Flavors of Entanglement. Her eighth studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights, was released on August 28, 2012. Morissette has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.Morissette is also known for her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice. She has been dubbed as the “Queen of alt-rock angst”
Wood pictured in 2011 in Sydney, Australia
|Birth name||Ronald David Wood|
|Also known as||Ronnie Wood
|Born||1 June 1947
Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
|Genres||Rock, blues, blues rock, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, hard rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, record producer, painter, radio personality|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar,drums, harmonica, saxophone,keyboards|
|Associated acts||The Rolling Stones, Faces, Rod Stewart, the Birds, the Creation,The Jeff Beck Group, Eric Clapton, the New Barbarians|
Ronald David “Ronnie” Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock musician, songwriter, singer and radio personality best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a former member of the Faces and the Jeff Beck Group.
Wood began his career in 1964, when he joined the Birds on guitar. He then joined the mod group the Creation, but only remained with the group for a short time, and appeared on a small number of singles. Wood joined the Jeff Beck Group in 1967 as a bass player. They released two albums, Truth and Beck-Ola, which became moderate successes. The group split in 1969, and Wood departed along with lead vocalist Rod Stewart to join former Small Faces members Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones in a new group, dubbed theFaces. The group, although relegated to “cult” status in the US, found great success in the UK and mainland Europe. The Faces released their debut album, First Step, in 1970. The group went on to release Long Player and A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse in 1971. Their last LP, entitled Ooh La La, was released in 1973. After the group split, Wood began several solo projects, eventually recording his first solo LP, I’ve Got My Own Album to Do, in 1974. The album featured former bandmate McLagan as well as former BeatleGeorge Harrison and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Wood’s. Richards soon invited Wood to join the Rolling Stones, after the departure of Mick Taylor. Wood joined in 1975, and has remained a member ever since.
Besides I’ve Got My Own Album to Do, Wood has recorded several other solo efforts. Now Look was released in 1975, and peaked at number 118 on Billboard, and Wood collaborated with Ronnie Lane for the soundtrack album Mahoney’s Last Stand. He released Gimme Some Neck in 1979, which hit number 45 in the US. 1234 was released in 1981, peaking at number 164. He released Slide on This in 1992, Not for Beginners came out in 2002. and I Feel Like Playing in 2010. As a member of the Rolling Stones, Wood was inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and was inducted a second time, as a member of the Faces, in April 2012.
Dunn in April 2010
|Birth name||Ronnie Gene Dunn|
|Born||June 1, 1953
Coleman, Texas, USA
|Origin||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
|Labels||MCA/Churchill, Arista Nashville, Little Will-E Records|
|Associated acts||Kix Brooks|
Ronnie Gene Dunn (born June 1, 1953) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being one-half of Brooks & Dunn. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn. He released his self-titled debut album for Arista Nashville on June 7, 2011, reaching the Top 10 with its lead-off single “Bleed Red“. In 2013, after leaving Arista Nashville in 2012, Dunn founded Little Will-E Records.