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Vin Diesel

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Vin Diesel
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Vin Diesel in July 2013
Born Mark Sinclair
Mark Vincent

July 18, 1967 (age 46)
New York CityNew YorkU.S.
Occupation Actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1990–present
Partner(s) Paloma Jimenez (2008–present)
Children 2

Vin Diesel (born July 18, 1967) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the late 1990s, and first became known for appearing in Steven Spielberg‘s Saving Private Ryan in 1998. He is most known for his portrayals of Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy (2001–2013) and of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series (2001–present), two franchises in which he also acted as producer.

He starred in xXx (2002) and Sidney Lumet‘s Find Me Guilty (2006). His voice acting work includes Brad Bird‘s The Iron Giant (1999), the video games of The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation of the Marvel comics of the same name.

As a filmmaker, Diesel directed, wrote, produced and starred in the drama film Strays, as well as in two short films. He is the founder of the production companies One Race FilmsRacetrack Records, and Tigon Studios.





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Birth name Marcus Jamal Hopson
Born July 18, 1985 (age 28)
Origin Panorama CityLos Angeles,California, United States[1]
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapperactordirectorrecord producer
Instruments FL Studio,[2] Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels Funk Volume (current)
Ruthless Records (former)
Associated acts SwizZzDizzy WrightJarren BentonTech N9ne
Website www.myfunkvolume.com

Marcus Jamal Hopson (born July 18, 1985),[1] better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapperrecord producerdirector and actor from Los AngelesCalifornia. In 2007, he was signed to Ruthless Records, and has since founded his own record label, Funk Volume, in 2009. Hopsin has released three studio albums, Gazing At the Moonlight through Ruthless Records, Raw and his latest album Knock Madness along with the mixtape Haywire (with SwizZz) through Funk Volume. He is due to release a collaboration extended play with Travis Barker. He is well known for his use of white colored eye contacts in music videos, performances, and interviews.


Ricky Skaggs

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Ricky Skaggs
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Ricky Skaggs in 2007
Background information
Birth name Ricky Lee Skaggs
Born July 18, 1954 (age 59)
Cordell, Kentucky
Genres Countrybluegrassgospelfolk
Occupations Singer-songwritersession musician,bandleaderproducerarranger
Instruments singermandolinguitarbanjofiddle
Years active 1960s-present
Labels Sugar HillEpicRounder, DCC,Atlantic, Camden, RebelHollywood,Legacy, Skaggs Family
Associated acts Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain BoysJ. D. Crowe and New South,Emmylou Harris and the Hot BandThe WhitesKentucky ThunderBruce Hornsby
Website http://www.skaggsfamilyrecords.com/

Ricky Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954) is an American country and bluegrass singermusician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddleguitarmandocaster and banjo.


James Brolin

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James Brolin
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Brolin at La Quinta, California
Born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin
July 18, 1940 (age 73)
Los Angeles, CaliforniaU.S.
Residence Malibu, California
Nationality American
Other names
  • James M. Brolin
  • Craig J. Brolin
Alma mater University High School
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1961–present
Home town Los Angeles, California
Children 3; including Josh Brolin

James Brolin (/ˈbrlɨn/; born July 18, 1940) is an American actor, producer and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of singer/actress Barbra Streisand.


Martha Reeves

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This article is about the singer. For the anchorite, see Martha Reeves (Anchorite). For the sociologist, see Martha Ellen Reeves.
Martha Reeves
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Reeves at Berns in StockholmSweden, 2011
Background information
Birth name Martha Rose Reeves
Also known as Martha LaVaille
Born July 18, 1941 (age 72)[1]
Eufaula, Alabama, U.S.[1]
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres PopR&Brock & rollsoul
Occupations Singer, actress, author and councilwoman
Instruments Vocalstambourine and piano
Years active 1959–present
Labels MotownMCAArista, Fantasy, True Life Entertainment, Ideal Entertainment
Associated acts The Sabre-Ettes, The Fascinations, The Delphis,The Vels, Martha and the Vandellas
Website www.missmarthareeves.com

Martha Reeves, January 2011

Martha Reeves in Stockholm, 2011

Martha Rose Reeves (born July 18, 1941 in Eufaula, Alabama) is an American R&B and Pop singer and former politician, and was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. During her tenure withThe Vandellas, they scored over a dozen hit singles, including “Nowhere to Run“, “Jimmy Mack“, and their signature “Dancing In The Street“. From 2005 until 2009, Reeves served as an elected council woman for the city ofDetroit, Michigan



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