Judy Garland (1922 – 1969)
Garland in 1940
|Born||Frances Ethel Gumm
June 10, 1922
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, US
|Died||June 22, 1969 (aged 47)
Chelsea, London, England
Cause of death
|Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York|
|Education||Lawlor’s Professional School
Bancroft Middle School
Hollywood High School
|Occupation||Actress, singer, vaudevillian|
|Years active||1924–1969 (singer)
|Height||4 feet 11 inches (150 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||David Rose (m. 1941; div. 1944)
Vincente Minnelli (m.1945; div. 1951)
Sidney Luft (m. 1952; div. 1965)
Mark Herron (m. 1965; div. 1967)
Mickey Deans (m. 1969–69)
|Awards||List of awards and honors|
Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer, and vaudevillian. Described by Fred Astaire as “the greatest entertainer who ever lived” and renowned for her unique voice, she attained international stardom throughout a career which spanned more than 40 years, as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awardsand a Special Tony Award.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star Is Born and for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. She remains the youngest recipient (at 39 years of age) of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry.
After appearing in vaudeville with her two older sisters, Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There, she made more than two dozen films, including nine withMickey Rooney, and the 1939 film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz. After 15 years, she was released from the studio but gained renewed success through record-breaking concert appearances, including a return to acting, beginning with critically acclaimed performances.
Despite her professional triumphs, Garland struggled immensely in her personal life, starting when she was a child. Her self-image was strongly influenced by film executives, who said she was unattractive and constantly manipulated her onscreen physical appearance. She was plagued by financial instability, often owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. She married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce. She also had a long battle with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to her death at the age of 47.
In 1997, Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Several of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1999, theAmerican Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema.
Liz Hurley campaigning for Breast Cancer Awareness, London October 2010
|Born||Elizabeth Jane Hurley
10 June 1965
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
|Other names||Liz Hurley|
|Spouse(s)||Arun Nayar (2007–2011)|
Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English actress and model.
She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29. It has featured her as a representative and model for its products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995. Hurley owns an eponymous beachwear line.
As an actress, her best-known film roles to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers‘ hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and as the Devilin Bedazzled (2000).
In the 1990s, Hurley became known as the girlfriend of Hugh Grant. In 1994, as Grant became the focus of international media attention due to the success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hurley accompanied him to the film’s Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media attention
Evans performing in April 2005
|Birth name||Faith Renée Evans|
|Born||June 10, 1973
|Origin||Newark, New Jersey,
|Genres||R&B, soul, hip hop|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, author|
|Labels||Bad Boy, Capitol, Prolific/E1 Music|
|Associated acts||Sean Combs, The Notorious B.I.G., Carl Thomas, Anastacia,Sting|
Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional actress and author. Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 for a career in the music business. After working as a backing vocalist for Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams, she became the first female artist to contract withSean “Puff Daddy” Combs‘ Bad Boy Entertainment recording company in 1994, for which she collaborated with several label mates such as Mary J. Blige and Carl Thomas and released three platinum-certified studio albums between 1995 and 2001, including Faith (1995), Keep the Faith (1998) and Faithfully (2001).
In 2003, she ended her relationship with the company to contract with Capitol Records. Her first album released on the label, The First Lady (2005) became her highest-charting album at the time, reaching the top of the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while the holiday album A Faithful Christmas, released the same year, would became her last release before the company was bought in 2007. Following a longer hiatus, Evans released her fifth album Something About Faith on the independent label Prolific/E1 Music in 2010.
Other than her recording career, Evans is mostly known as the widow of New York rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, whom she married on August 4, 1994, a few weeks after meeting at a Bad Boy photo shoot. The turbulent marriage resulted in Evans’ involvement in the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, dominating the rap music news at the time, and ended with Wallace’s murder in a unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. A 1997 tribute single featuring Puff Daddy and the band 112, named “I’ll Be Missing You“, won Evans a Grammy Award in 1998. Also an actress and writer, Evans made her screen debut in the 2000 musical drama Turn It Up by Robert Adetuyi. Her autobiography Keep the Faith: A Memoir was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2008 and won a 2009 African American Literary Award for the Best Biography/Memoir category.
|Born||Donald Joseph Qualls
June 10, 1978
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film producer, model|
Donald Joseph “DJ” Qualls (born June 10, 1978) is an American actor, producer, and model. He is best known for his work in films such as The New Guy, Road Trip, and Hustle & Flow, and for appearances on television series such as Breaking Bad, Supernatural, Scrubs, Lost, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and The Big Bang Theory. He most recently co-starred in the FX comedy series Legit.