April 10th – Sydow, Sharif and Seagal

by Milos Itic on April 10, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 10th):

  1. Max von Sydow (1929) – Swedish actor. He has also held French citizenship since 2002. He has starred in many movies and had supporting roles in dozens more. He has performed in movies filmed in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French and Spanish
  2. Omar Sharif (1932) – Egyptian actor who has starred in Hollywood films, most famously in Doctor Zhivago, Funny Girl and Lawrence of Arabia. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won three Golden Globe Awards
  3. Steven Frederic Seagal (1952) – American action film star, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and a reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan
  4. Chuck Connors (1921) – American actor, writer, professional basketball and baseball player. His best known role from his forty-year film career was Lucas McCain in the 1960’s ABC hit Western series “The Rifleman
  5. Harry Morgan (1915) – American actor. Morgan is perhaps best known as Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H (1975–1983), Pete Porter on both Pete and Gladys (1960–1962) and December Bride (1954–1959), Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967–1970), and Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972–1974). He has appeared in more than 100 films
  6. Joseph Pulitzer (1847) – Born Politzer József, was a Hungarian-American newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer introduced the techniques of “new journalism” to the newspapers he acquired in the 1880s and became a leading national figure in the Democratic party. He crusaded against big business and corruption. In the 1890s the fierce competition between his World and William R. Hearst’s New York Journal introduced yellow journalism and opened the way to mass circulation newspapers that depended on advertising revenue and appealed to the reader with multiple forms of news, entertainment and advertising
  7. Shemekia Copeland (1979) – American blues vocalist
  8. Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor (1979) – English singer, songwriter, model and occasional DJ. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s. Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences
  9. Brian Setzer (1959) – American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He first found widespread success in the early 1980s with the 1950s-style rockabilly revival group The Stray Cats, and revitalized his career in the late 1990s with a jazz-oriented big band
  10. Hugo Grotius (1583) – Also known as Huig de Groot, Hugo Grocio or Hugo de Groot, worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, theologian, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet

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