Brooks attending a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 23, 2010.
|Birth name||Melvin James Kaminsky|
|Born||June 28, 1926
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Medium||Film, T.V., musical theatrics|
|Children||Stephanie, Nicky, Eddie andMax|
|Notable works and roles|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1944 – c. 1946|
|Best Original Screenplay
1968 The Producers
|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
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
|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 for Best Direction
1975 Young Frankenstein.
Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor 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 Reiner, The 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 Producers, The Twelve Chairs,Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs 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
Pickler performing in July 2013
|Birth name||Kellie Dawn Pickler|
|Born||June 28, 1986|
|Origin||Albemarle, North Carolina, United States|
|Labels||BNA, 19 Recordings
Black River Entertainment
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. 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.
|Born||Kathleen Doyle Bates
June 28, 1948
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Tony Campisi (m. 1991–97); divorced|
Kathleen Doyle “Kathy” Bates (born June 28, 1948) 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. 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 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
Cusack at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||John Paul Cusack
June 28, 1966
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film producer, screenwriter, puppeteer|
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 Blank, High Fidelity, Con Air, Being John Malkovich, 1408, Must Love Dogs, 2012, Martian Child, America’s Sweethearts, and The Butler.
Mary Stuart Masterson
|Mary Stuart Masterson|
Mary Stuart Masterson at 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||June 28, 1966
New York City, US
|Spouse(s)||Jeremy Davidson (2006–present)|
Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American film, stage and television actor, and director.