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Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman
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Nicole Kidman at 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born Nicole Mary Kidman
20 June 1967 (age 47)[1]
HonoluluHawaii, United States
Residence SydneyNew South Wales, Australia
NashvilleTennessee, U.S.
Citizenship Australian and American (dual)
Occupation Actress, singer, producer[2]
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Tom Cruise (m. 1990; div. 2001)
Keith Urban (m. 2006)
Children 4
Relatives Antonia Kidman (sister)
Website
www.nicolekidmanofficial.com

Nicole Mary KidmanAC (born 20 June 1967) is an American born Australian actress, singer and film producer.[2] Kidman’s breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. Following several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away (1992), and Batman Forever (1995). She followed these with other successful films in the late 1990s. Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her second Golden Globe Award and first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002) received critical acclaim and earned Kidman the Academy Award for Best Actress and Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin film festival.

Kidman’s other notable films include To Die For (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Others (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Dogville (2003), The Interpreter (2005) and Australia (2008). Her performances in Birth (2004) and The Paperboy (2012) earned her Golden Globe nominations for best actress and supporting actress, respectively. Her performance in 2010’s Rabbit Hole (which she also produced) earned Kidman further accolades, including a third Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2012, she earned her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Hemingway & Gellhorn. Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994[3] and for UNIFEM since 2006.[4] In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia,[5] and was also the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry.[6] As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States.[7] Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films.

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Lionel Richie

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Lionel Richie
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Lionel Richie in France in 2012
Background information
Birth name Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr.
Born June 20, 1949 (age 64)[1]
Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Genres SoulR&Bpoppop rocksoft rockcountry
Occupations Singer-songwriter,instrumentalist, record producer, actor
Instruments Vocals, piano/keyboards, saxophone, drums
Years active 1968–present
Labels IslandMercuryMotown
Associated acts Diana RossCommodores,Nicole RichieAlabamaMarvin GayeStevie WonderLuther VandrossMichael Jackson,Janet JacksonPatti Labelle,USA for AfricaLive AidJason DeruloNatasha Bedingfield,Kenny RogersAkonTrijntje OosterhuisGood Charlotte
Website Official website

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and number-one hit “Truly“. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time

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Brian Wilson

 

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For other uses, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation).
Brian Wilson
Black and white photograph of Wilson standing onstage looking out to the audience. He is wearing a casual long-sleeved shirt.

Wilson performing in England, 2009
Background information
Birth name Brian Douglas Wilson
Born June 20, 1942 (age 72)
Inglewood, California, United States
Genres Rockpopbaroque popsurf rockart rockpsychedelic
Occupations Songwriter, musician, vocalist, producer, composer, arranger
Instruments Vocalsbass guitarpiano,organkeyboardsguitar,synthesizersdrums
Years active 1961–present
Labels Capitol/EMI
Sire/Reprise/Warner Bros.
Brother/Reprise/Warner Bros.
Giant/Warner Bros.
Caribou/CBS
Nonesuch/Elektra
Walt Disney
Associated acts American SpringAndy Paley,The Beach BoysDon WasGary UsherThe Honeys, Kenny & the Cadets, Jan and DeanJeff Beck,Joe ThomasTandyn AlmerVan Dyke ParksWondermints,Carnie WilsonWendy Wilson
Website www.brianwilson.com
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass
Baldwin HT2R Theater Organ[1]
Moog and ARP synthesizers

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer known for being the principal songwriter, co-lead vocalist, bassist, producer, arranger, and co-founder of The Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in mid-1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group.[2] Due to his unorthodox approaches to song composition and arrangement, and mastery of recording techniques, he is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in popular music by critics and musicians alike.[3][4]

In the mid-1960s, Wilson composed and produced Pet Sounds, considered one of the greatest albums of all time.[3] The intended follow-up to Pet SoundsSmile, was cancelled for various reasons, which included Wilson’s deteriorating mental health. As he suffered through multiple nervous breakdowns, Wilson’s contributions to the Beach Boys diminished and his erratic behavior led to tensions with the band. After years of treatment and recuperation, he began performing and recording consistently as a solo artist, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and winning Grammy Awards for Brian Wilson Presents Smile and The Smile Sessions. On the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary, Wilson briefly returned to record and perform with the group. He remains a member of the Beach Boys corporation, Brother Records Incorporated.

In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” that ranked Wilson number 52.[5] In 2012, music publication NME ranked Wilson number 8 in its “50 Greatest Producers Ever” list, elaborating “few consider quite how groundbreaking Brian Wilson’s studio techniques were in the mid-60s.”[4] He is an occasional actor and voice actor, having appeared in television shows, films, and other artists’ music videos. His life will be portrayed in the upcoming biographical film Love and Mercy.[6]

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John Goodman

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For other people of the same name, see John Goodman (disambiguation).
John Goodman
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Goodman in Paris at the French premiere ofThe Monuments Men, February 12, 2014.
Born John Stephen Goodman
June 20, 1952 (age 61)[1]
St. LouisMissouri, U.S.
Other names Jonathan Goodman
Jonathan Stephen Goodman
Occupation Actorvoice artistcomedian
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Annabeth Hartzog (1989–present)
Children 1

John Stephen Goodman[2] (born June 20, 1952) is an American theatre, film, and television actor, voice artist, and comedian. He’s most known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993, and his regular collaborations with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). Also a prolific voice actor, he perhaps most notably provided the voice of Sully in Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013). Other prominent film performances include the lead role in The Flintstones (1994) and supporting roles in The Artist (2011), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), Flight (2012), and The Hangover Part III (2013), among many others. For television, he has had regular roles on Amazon Studios‘ Alpha House and on the first season of HBO‘s Treme and has been one of the most frequent hosts of Saturday Night Live historically. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair calls him “among our very finest actors.”[3]

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Anne Murray

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For other people named Anne Murray, see Anne Murray (disambiguation).
Anne Murray
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Murray in the 1970s
Background information
Birth name Morna Anne Murray
Born June 20, 1945 (age 68)
Springhill, Nova Scotia
Origin Springhill, Nova Scotia
Genres Countrypopadult contemporarysoft rock
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocalsguitar
Years active 1968–present
Labels Arc, Capitol, Capitol NashvilleLiberty, SBK, EMI Canada, Straight Way, Manhattan
Website annemurray.com

Morna Anne Murray CC ONS (born June 20, 1945), known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in popcountry, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of 2012.[1][2][3]

Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, “Snowbird” (1970).[4] She is often cited as the one who paved the way for other international Canadian success stories such as Alanis MorissetteNelly FurtadoCéline DionSarah McLachlan, and Shania Twain.[5][6] She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win “Album of the Year” at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her 1983 album A Little Good News.

Murray has received four Grammys, a record 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Juno Hall of Fame, and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars in Nashville, and has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto.[7]

In 2011, Billboard ranked her 10th on their list of the 50 Biggest AC Artists Ever.[8]

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