April 24th – Streisand, Trollope and MacLaine

by Milos Itic on April 24, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 24th):

  1. Barbra Joan Streisand (1942) – American singer, actress, film producer and director
  2. Willem de Kooning (1904) – Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  3. Anthony Trollope (1815) – One of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical conflicts of his day
  4. Shirley MacLaine (1934) – American film and theater actress, dancer, activist, and author, well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. She is the elder sister of actor Warren Beatty
  5. Jill Dorothy Ireland (1936) – English actress, best known for her many films with her second husband, Charles Bronson
  6. Joe Henderson (1937) – American jazz tenor saxophonist. In a career spanning more than forty years Henderson played with many of the leading American players of his day and recorded for several prominent labels, including Blue Note
  7. Edward (Edmund) Cartwright (1743) – English clergyman and inventor of the power loom
  8. Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (1945) – He played drums in the American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. After CCR broke up, Clifford and former CCR bassist Stu Cook joined Don Harrison in the Don Harrison Band, and also issued a solo album
  9. Billy Gould (1963) – American musician and producer. He is noted for playing bass in the band Faith No More
  10. Robert Penn Warren (1905) – American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel All the King’s Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry

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