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Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe
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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
Barbiturate overdose
Resting place
Westwood Village Memorial Park CemeteryWestwood, Los Angeles
Other names
  • Norma Jeane Baker
  • Norma Jeane Dougherty
  • Norma Jeane DiMaggio
  • Marilyn Monroe Miller
Occupation Actress, model, singer, film producer
Years active 1945–62
Notable work(s) NiagaraGentlemen Prefer BlondesRiver of No Return,The Seven Year ItchSome Like It HotThe Misfits
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Golden Globe Awards
AFI Awards
AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars

Marilyn Monroe[2][3] (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)[4] 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.[5]

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[6] 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.[7][8][9] In 2009, TV Guide Network named her No. 1 in Film’s Sexiest Women of All Time


Morgan Freeman

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For the director, see Morgan J. Freeman.
Morgan Freeman
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Freeman in October 2006
Born June 1, 1937 (age 76)
MemphisTennesse, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1964–present
  • Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967–1979)
  • Myrna Colley-Lee (1984–2010)
Morgan Freemans’s voice
From BBC Radio 4’s The Film Programme, September 12, 2008.[1]

Morgan Freeman[2] (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 DaisyThe 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 UnforgivenGloryRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesSevenDeep ImpactThe Sum of All FearsBruce AlmightyAlong Came a SpiderThe Dark Knight trilogyMarch 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.


Alanis Morissette

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Alanis Morissette
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Morissette live at Saban Theater in Beverly Hills California, May 19th, 2014
Background information
Birth name Alanis Nadine Morissette
Born June 1, 1974 (age 39)
Origin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Alternative rockpost-grunge,pop rockelectronica
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress, record producer
Instruments Pianoguitarfluteharmonica,bassvocals
Years active 1987–present
Labels MCA CanadaMaverick, Collective Sounds
Associated acts Tim ThorneyDave Matthews Band
Website alanis.com

Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American[1] 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.[2][3][4] Her following album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998. Morissette took up producing duties for her subsequent albums, which include Under Rug SweptSo-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.[5][6][7]Morissette is also known for her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice.[8] She has been dubbed as the “Queen of alt-rock angst”


Ronnie Wood

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Ronnie Wood
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Wood pictured in 2011 in Sydney, Australia
Background information
Birth name Ronald David Wood
Also known as Ronnie Wood
Ron Wood
Born 1 June 1947 (age 66)
HillingdonMiddlesex, England
Genres Rockbluesblues rockrock and rollpsychedelic rockhard rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, record producer, painter, radio personality
Instruments Guitarvocalsbass guitarlap steel guitarpedal steel guitar,drumsharmonicasaxophone,keyboards
Years active 1964–present
Labels Warner Bros.
Associated acts The Rolling StonesFacesRod Stewartthe Birdsthe Creation,The Jeff Beck GroupEric Claptonthe New Barbarians
Website www.ronniewood.com

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.[1] 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 LaneIan 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.


Ronnie Dunn

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Ronnie Dunn

Dunn in April 2010
Background information
Birth name Ronnie Gene Dunn
Born June 1, 1953 (age 60)
Coleman, TexasUSA
Origin Tulsa, OklahomaUSA[1]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1983–present
Labels MCA/ChurchillArista Nashville, Little Will-E Records
Associated acts Kix Brooks
Website Official site

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.





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