April 29th – Ellington, Pfeiffer, Day-Lewis, Thurman and Agassi

by Milos Itic on April 30, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 29th):

  1. Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899) – American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the words of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe “In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington.”
  2. Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (1958) – American actress. She made her screen debut in 1980, but first garnered mainstream attention with her performance in Scarface (1983). She rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s with critically acclaimed performances in the films Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Married to the Mob (1988), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Russia House (1990), Frankie and Johnny (1991), Love Field (1992), Batman Returns (1992), and The Age of Innocence (1993)
  3. Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (1957) – English actor with both British and Irish citizenship
  4. Uma Karuna Thurman (1970) – American actress. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Among her best-known roles are those in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and Kill Bill. In 2002 she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Hysterical Blindness
  5. Andre Kirk Agassi (1970) – Retired American[1][2] professional tennis player and former World No. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time
  6. William Randolph Hearst (1863) – American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher
  7. JeromeJerrySeinfeld (1954) – American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and film producer, known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David, and, in the show’s final two seasons, co-executive-produced
  8. Zubin Mehta (1936) – Indian conductor of western classical music
  9. China Forbes (1970) – American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of Pink Martini
  10. Constantine P. Cavafy (1863) – Renowned Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. In his poetry he examined critically some aspects of Christianity, patriotism, and homosexuality, though he was not always comfortable with his role as a nonconformist. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday

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