17th August ~ birthday wishes for today go to ~ Robert De Niro ~ Jayy Von Monroe ~ Sean Penn ~ Belinda Carlisle & Maureen O’Hara ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Robert De Niro

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Robert De Niro
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De Niro at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festivalpremiere of The Bang Bang Club
Born August 17, 1943 (age 70)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, film director, film producer
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Diahnne Abbott
(1976–1988)
Grace Hightower
(1997–present)
Children 6
Parents Robert De Niro, Sr.
Virginia Admiral

Robert De Niro (/dəˈnɪr/; born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director, and producer who has starred in over 90 films.[1] His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Mean Streets (1973). In 1974, after being turned down for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather, he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is also highly regarded for his role in the 1990 crime film Goodfellas.

De Niro’s longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese began with Mean Streets, and later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He earned nominations for Taxi Driver in 1976 and Cape Fear in 1991. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino‘s The Deer Hunter (1978), Penny Marshall‘s Awakenings (1990), and David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook (2012). His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese’s Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1990.[2]

De Niro has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for his work in New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988),Analyze This (1999), and Meet the Parents (2000). He has also simultaneously directed and starred in films such as 1993’s A Bronx Tale and 2006’s The Good Shepherd. De Niro has received many accolades for his career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award (2003) and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

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Blood on the Dance Floor
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BOTDF at Ace Of Spades 2013
Jayy Von Monroe (left) and Dahvie Vanity (right)
Background information
Origin Orlando, Florida, United States
Genres
Years active 2007–present
Labels Dark Fantasy Records
Associated acts Jeffree Star, Deuce
Website www.ilovebotdf.com
Members Dahvie Vanity
Jayy Von Monroe
Past members Christopher Mongillo
Rebecca Fugate
Garrett Ecstasy
Matty M

Blood on the Dance Floor is an American electropop duo from Orlando, Florida. The group’s 2012 release Evolution reached No. 42 on the Billboard 200

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Sean Penn

 

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Sean Penn
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Penn at the premiere of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013 New York Film Festival
Ambassador-at-large for Haiti
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 31, 2012
President Michel Martelly
Personal details
Born Sean Justin Penn
August 17, 1960 (age 53)
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Relations Chris Penn (brother)
Michael Penn (brother)
Children Dylan Penn
Hopper Penn
Parents Leo Penn
Eileen Ryan
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, director, activist, politician

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960)[1] is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, activist, and politician. He is known for his left-wing political and social activism, including humanitarian work. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), as well as the recipient of a Golden Globe Award for the former and aScreen Actors Guild Award for the latter.

Penn began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in a 1974 episode of Little House on the Prairie, directed by his father Leo Penn. Following his film debut in 1981’sTaps and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s, Penn emerged as a prominent leading actor with the 1995 drama film Dead Man Walking, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Penn received another two Oscar nominations for Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and I Am Sam (2001), before winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Mystic River and a second one in 2008 for Milk. He has also won a Best Actor Award of the Cannes Film Festival for She’s So Lovely (1997), and two Best Actor Awards at the Venice Film Festival for Hurlyburly (1998) and 21 Grams (2003).

Penn made his feature film directorial debut with 1991’s The Indian Runner, followed by the drama film The Crossing Guard (1995) and the mystery film The Pledge (2001). In 2002, Penn directed one of the 11 segments of 11’09″01 September 11, a compilation film made in response to the September 11 attacks. His fourth feature film, Into the Wild (2007), garnered critical acclaim and two Academy Award nominations.

In addition to his film work, Penn is known for his political and social activism, most notably his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, his contact with the Presidents ofVenezuela and Cuba, and his humanitarian work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Penn also attracted media attention for his previous marriages to pop singer Madonna and actress Robin Wright.

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Belinda Carlisle

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Belinda Carlisle
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Belinda Carlisle performing in 2010
Background information
Birth name Belinda Jo Carlisle
Also known as Belinda, Dottie Danger, Belinda Jo Kurczeski
Born August 17, 1958 (age 55)
Hollywood, Los Angeles,California, United States
Genres Pop rock, pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, author
Instruments Vocals, Drums, Guitar
Years active 1978–present
Labels I.R.S. (1985-1986)
MCA (1987–1991)
Virgin (1987–1999)
Chrysalis (1996)
Ark 21 (1996-1997)
Rykodisc (2007)
Associated acts The Go-Go’s
The Germs
Black Randy and the Metrosquad
Website www.belindacarlisle.tv

Belinda Jo Carlisle (born August 17, 1958) is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The group sold more than seven million albums[1] in just three years and she later went on to have a successful solo career with hits such as “Mad About You“, “I Get Weak“, “Circle in the Sand“, “Leave a Light On” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” among others, which were major successes in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as internationally.

Her autobiography, Lips Unsealed, published in June 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews.[2] On August 11, 2011, she received, as a member of the Go-Go’s, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Maureen O’Hara

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This article is about the actress and singer. For the financial economist, see Maureen O’Hara (professor).
Maureen O’Hara
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O’Hara in c. 1940
Born Maureen FitzSimons
17 August 1920 (age 93)
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actress/singer
Years active
  • 1938–1973
  • 1991–2000
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s)
  • George H. Brown
    (m. 1939–41; annulled)
  • Will Price
    (m. 1941–53; divorced)
  • Charles F. Blair, Jr.
    (m. 1968–78; his death)
Children
  • Bronwyn FitzSimons Price
    (1944)

Maureen O’Hara (born 17 August 1920) is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, ‘Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller.

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