April 25th – Pacino, Fitzgerald and King

by Milos Itic on April 25, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 25th):

  1. Alfredo James “Al” Pacino (1940) – American film and stage actor and director. He is famed for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy, Tony Montana in Scarface and Carlito Brigante in Carlito’s Way, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations
  2. Ella Jane Fitzgerald (1917) – Also known as the “First Lady of Song” and “Lady Ella,” was an American jazz and song vocalist
  3. Guglielmo Marconi (1874) – Italian inventor, known for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system, which served as the foundation for the establishment of numerous affiliated companies worldwide. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun “in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy”
  4. Albert King (1923) – American blues guitarist and singer
  5. Paul Mazursky (1930) – American film director, screenwriter and actor
  6. Stuart Alden Cook (1945) – American bass guitarist, best known for his work in the rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  7. Henry Albert “Hank” Azaria (1964) – American film, television and stage actor, director and comedian. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons (1989-present), on which he performs the voices of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Police Chief Clancy Wiggum, Comic Book Guy and numerous others. Azaria, who attended Tufts University, joined the show with little voice acting experience, but became a regular in its second season. Many of his characters on the show are based on famous actors and characters; Moe, for example, is based on actor Al Pacino
  8. Jason Michael Lee (1970) – American actor and skateboarder, known for his role as the title character on the NBC television series My Name is Earl, his portrayal of Syndrome in the film The Incredibles, his role as Dave Seville from the Alvin and the Chipmunks films, and his work with director Kevin Smith. Lee is currently starring in the TNT series Memphis Beat, which premiered on June 22, 2010
  9. Renée Kathleen Zellweger (1969) – American actress and producer. Zellweger first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire (1996), and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) (which she reprised in its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)), and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago (2002). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Cold Mountain (2003)
  10. Derek William Dick (better known as Fish) (1958) – Scottish progressive rock singer, lyricist and occasional actor, best known as the original lead singer of Marillion

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