21st July ~ happy birthday wishes today go to ~ Robin Williams ~ Josh Harnett ~ Paloma Faith ~ Cat Stevens & Paul Brandt ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Robin Williams

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Robin Williams
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Williams at the premier of Happy Feet Two in 2011
Birth name Robin McLaurin Williams
Born July 21, 1951 (age 62)
ChicagoIllinois, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, film, television
Nationality American
Years active 1972–present
Genres Character comedy, physical comedy, improvisational comedy, satire/political satire, observational comedy, blue comedy
Influences Peter SellersRichard Pryor,Jonathan WintersGeorge Carlin,Chuck JonesSpike Milligan
Influenced Conan O’BrienFrank Caliendo,[1]Dat PhanJo KoyGabriel Iglesias,Alexei SayleEddie Murphy[2]
Spouse Valerie Velardi (m. 1978–88)
Marsha Garces Williams
(m. 1989–2008)
Susan Schneider (m. 2011)
Children 3
Academy Awards
Best Supporting Actor
1997 Good Will Hunting
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
1987 Carol and Carl and Whoopi and Robin
1988 ABC Presents A Royal Gala
Golden Globe Awards
Best Actor – TV Series Musical or Comedy
1978 Mork & Mindy
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1987 Good Morning, Vietnam
1991 The Fisher King
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Special Achievement Award
1992 Aladdin
Cecil B. Demille Award
2005
Grammy Awards
Best Comedy Recording
1980 Reality…What a Concept
1988 ABC Presents A Royal Gala
1988 A Night at the Met
1989 Good Morning, Vietnam
2003 Robin Williams – Live 2002
Best Spoken Word Album
2003 Live 2002
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Cast – Motion Picture
1996 The Birdcage
Best Supporting Actor
1997 Good Will Hunting

Robin McLaurin Williams[3][4] (born July 21, 1951)[5] is an American actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy, Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career includes such acclaimed films as Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet(2006). He also appeared in the video to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He has also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards

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Josh Hartnett

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Josh Hartnett
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Hartnett in November 2008
Born Joshua Daniel Hartnett
July 21, 1978 (age 35)
Saint PaulMinnesotaUSA
Residence Los AngelesCaliforniaUSA
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1997–present

Joshua Daniel “Josh” Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor and producer. He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television series Cracker. He made his feature film debut in 1998 in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, followed by teen roles in films such as The Faculty and The Virgin Suicides. Hartnett has since gone on to further fame for his roles in films such as Pearl HarborOBlack Hawk Down40 Days and 40 Nights, and 30 Days of Night.

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Paloma Faith

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Paloma Faith
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Faith in 2012
Background information
Birth name Paloma Faith Blomfield
Born 21 July 1981 (age 32)[1]
London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Popsoulsoft rockjazz
Occupations Singer-songwriteractress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Epic RecordsRCA Records
Website palomafaith.com

Paloma Faith (born Paloma Faith Blomfield; 21 July 1981[1]) is a British singer-songwriter and actress, known for her unique, retro and eccentric style.

Faith released her debut album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? in 2009, featuring the top twenty singles “Stone Cold Sober” and “New York“. The album reached number nine in the United Kingdom, and was later certified double-platinum in the country. In 2012, Faith released her second studio album, Fall to Grace, which reached number two in the UK and has since been certified double-platinum. The album produced her first top ten single, “Picking Up the Pieces“, and the top twenty cover version of INXS‘ “Never Tear Us Apart“, featured in the 2012 John Lewis advertising campaign. Faith’s third album, A Perfect Contradiction was released in 2014 and has become her most successful album to date, including the top ten singles “Can’t Rely on You” and “Only Love Can Hurt Like This“, the latter of which became Faith’s highest-charting single in the UK.

Faith has received three BRIT Award nominations, including British Female Solo Artist and Best British Album.[2] She has also made feature film appearances in the 2007 remake St Trinian’sThe Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Dread.

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Cat Stevens

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Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam
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Yusuf Islam at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London in May 2009
Background information
Birth name Steven Demetre Georgiou
Also known as
  • Steve Adams
  • Yusuf
Born 21 July 1948 (age 65)
Marylebone, London, England
Genres Folk rockpsychedelic rock,[1]soft rock,[1] pop rock,[1]synthpop,[2] electro,[3] nasheed,hamd
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bassmandolin,organ, piano, mellotrondouble bass, percussion, synthesiser
Years active
  • 1965–1980 (as Cat Stevens)
  • 1995–present (as Yusuf Islam/Yusuf)
Labels DeramIslandA&M, Jamal, Ya
Associated acts Alun Davies
Website www.yusufislam.com
Notable instruments

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.[4]He is a prominent convert to Islam.[5] He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.[6][7]

Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA.[8] His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboards number-one LP for three consecutive weeks.[9] He also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for “The First Cut Is the Deepest“; the song has been a hit single for four different artists.[10] Some of his other hit songs are “Father and Son“, “Wild World“, “Peace Train“, “Moonshadow“, and “Morning Has Broken“.

In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam[11] and adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity[12] and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has received several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including the 2003 World Award, the 2004 Man of Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. Known professionally by the single name Yusuf, in 2006 he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup.[13][14] On 5 May 2009, he released the albumRoadsinger.

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Paul Brandt

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For the German Luftwaffe ace, see Paul Brandt (pilot).
Paul Brandt
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Paul Brandt photographed in 2012 by Todd Korol
Background information
Birth name Paul Rennée Belobersycky
Born July 21, 1972 (age 41)[1]
CalgaryAlberta
Origin Airdrie, Alberta
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1995-present
Labels Reprise, Brand-T
Associated acts Josh Leo
Website www.paulbrandt.com

Paul Rennée Belobersycky (born July 21, 1972) is a Canadian country music artist, known professionally as Paul Brandt. Growing up in Calgary, he was a pediatric RN at the time of his big break. In 1996, he made his mark on the country music charts with the single “My Heart Has a History,” propelling him to international success and making him the first male Canadian country singer to reach to the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States since Hank Snow, who last charted a Top 10 hit when “Hello Love” hit No. 1 in 1974. Brandt is married to Elizabeth Peterson, who can be seen in some of his music videos, and heard singing background on his CDs. Brandt’s music has been used by Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash on the We Were Soldiers soundtrack a duet of the song written by Paul Brandt and Steve Rosen called “For You.”

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