28th June ~ a very happy birthday today to ~ Mel Brooks ~ Kellie Pickler ~ Kathy Bates ~ John Cusack & Mary Stuart Masterson ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Mel Brooks

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Mel Brooks

Brooks attending a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 23, 2010.
Birth name Melvin James Kaminsky[1]
Born June 28, 1926 (age 87)
BrooklynNew York CityNew York, U.S.
Medium FilmT.V.musical theatrics
Nationality American
Years active 1949–present
Genres Farceparody
Subject(s) Comedy
  • Florence Baum
    (m. 1953; div. 1962)
  • Anne Bancroft
    (m. 1964; died 2005)
Children Stephanie, Nicky, Eddie andMax
Notable works and roles
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of War.png United States Army
Years of service 1944 – c. 1946
Rank US Army WWII CPL.svg Corporal
Academy Awards
Best Original Screenplay
1968 The Producers
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
1967 The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris Special
Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series
1997, 1998, 1999 Mad About You
Tony Awards
Best Musical
2001 The Producers
Best Book of a Musical
2001 The Producers
Best Original Score
2001 The Producers
Laurence Olivier Awards
Best New Musical
2005 The Producers
Grammy Awards
Best Spoken Comedy Album
1999 2000 Year Old Man
Best Long Form Music Video
2002 Recording ‘The Producers’: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
Best Musical Show Album
2002 The Producers
Saturn Award
Saturn Award for Best Direction
1975 Young Frankenstein.

Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926)[2] is an American film directorscreenwritercomposerlyricistcomedianactor and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He began his career as a stand-up comic and as a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl ReinerThe 2000 Year Old Man. In middle age he became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top ten money makers of the year that they were released. His most well known films include The ProducersThe Twelve Chairs,Blazing SaddlesYoung FrankensteinSilent MovieHigh AnxietyHistory of the World, Part ISpaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. More recently he has had a smash hit on Broadway with the musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers. He was married to the actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005.

Brooks is on the short list of entertainers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award. He received the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013. Three of his films ranked in the American Film Institute‘s list of the top 100 comedy films of all-time, all of which ranked in the top 20 of the list: Blazing Saddles at number 6, The Producers at number 11, and Young Frankenstein at number 13

Kellie Pickler

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Kellie Pickler

Pickler performing in July 2013
Background information
Birth name Kellie Dawn Pickler
Born June 28, 1986 (age 27)
Origin Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
Genres Country
Occupations Singersongwriter
Years active 2005–present
Labels BNA19 Recordings
Black River Entertainment
Website kelliepickler.com

Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music artist and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, and finished in sixth place. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records as a recording artist, releasing her debut album, Small Town Girl, later that year. As of 2009, it has sold over 800,000 copies. The album, which was certified gold by the RIAA, produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: “Red High Heels” at number 15, “I Wonder” at number 14, and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” at number 16. She released her self-titledsecond album in Fall 2008 and has produced the singles “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” at number 21, “Best Days of Your Life” at number nine (which she co-wrote with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10 hit), “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” at number 14, and “Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again” at number 30. In 2012, she was ranked as the 14th best American Idol alumna.[1] She also parted ways with her former record label. In October 2012, she signed with Black River Entertainment. On May 21, 2013, Pickler and her partner Derek Hough were declared the winners of sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars.


Kathy Bates

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For the songwriter, see Katharine Lee Bates. For the soap character, see Kathy Glover.
Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates 2006.jpg
Born Kathleen Doyle Bates
June 28, 1948 (age 65)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actressdirector
Years active 1971–present
Spouse(s) Tony Campisi (m. 1991–97); divorced

Kathleen Doyle “Kathy” Bates (born June 28, 1948)[1] is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe.[2] She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne(1995), before playing a featured role as Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).

She received a Tony Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the Broadway play ‘night, Mother. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors (1998), for which she also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002). Her television work has resulted in eleven Emmy Awardnominations, two of which were for her starring role on the television series Harry’s Law[3] and most recently, a win for her acclaimed guest appearance on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men as the ghost of Charlie Harper, a role formerly portrayed by Charlie Sheen. She most recently co-starred in the third season of the FX television series American Horror Story, portraying Delphine LaLaurie


John Cusack

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John Cusack
John Cusack Cannes 2014.jpg

Born John Paul Cusack
June 28, 1966 (age 47)
Evanston, IllinoisU.S.
Occupation Actor, film producer, screenwriter, puppeteer
Years active 1983–present

John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and puppeteer. He has appeared in films such as Say Anything…Grosse Pointe BlankHigh FidelityCon AirBeing John Malkovich1408Must Love Dogs2012Martian ChildAmerica’s Sweethearts, and The Butler.


Mary Stuart Masterson

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Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Stuart Masterson at Tribeca 2007 cropped 2.jpg

Mary Stuart Masterson at 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Born June 28, 1966 (age 47)
New York City, US
Occupation Actress/Director
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Jeremy Davidson (2006–present)
Children 4

Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American film, stage and television actor, and director.



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