April 21th – Pop, MacDowell, Bronte and Quinn

by Milos Itic on April 21, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 21th):

  1. Iggy Pop (1947) – American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor.He is considered an influential innovator of punk rock, hard rock, and other styles of rock music. Pop began calling himself “Iggy” after his first band in high school (for which he was drummer), The Iguanas. He was lead singer/songwriter of influential protopunk band The Stooges and became known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics
  2. Rosalie Anderson “Andie” MacDowell (1958) – American model and actress. She has received the Golden Camera and an Honorary César
  3. Charlotte Brontë (1855) – English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell
  4. Catherine II (1729) – She reigned as Empress of Russia from 9 July [O.S. 28 June] 1762 after the assassination of her husband, Peter III, just after the end of the Seven Years’ War until her death on 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796
  5. Elizabeth II (1926) – Constitutional monarch of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. In addition, as Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations and, as the British monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England
  6. Anthony Quinn (1915) – Mexican-American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, The Guns of Navarone, The Message , ” Lion of the Desert” and Federico Fellini’s La strada. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice; for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956
  7. Elaine May (1932) – American film director, screenwriter and actress. She achieved her greatest fame in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines in partnership with Mike Nichols. She is a two time Academy Award nominated screenwriter and also the mother of Oscar nominee Jeannie Berlin
  8. Jerry Only (1959) – American bassist. He is the current bassist and vocalist for the Misfits. He is credited with creating the infamous hair style known as the Devilock
  9. Robert James Smith (1959) – English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is the lead singer, guitar player and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its founding in 1976. NY Rock calls him “pop culture’s unkempt poster child of doom and gloom”, and describes his songs as “sombre introspection over lush, brooding guitars”
  10. Jukka Antero “Julius” Nevalainen (1978) – Drummer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and the Finnish progressive metal band Sethian

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