April 2nd – Marvin Gaye and Hans Christian Andersen

by Milos Itic on April 4, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 2nd):

  1. Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (1939) – Better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye, was an American singer-songwriter and musician with a four-octave vocal range
  2. Hans Christian Andersen (1805) – Danish author and poet noted for his children’s stories. These include “The Steadfast Tin Soldier”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Thumbelina”, “The Little Match Girl”, and “The Ugly Duckling”
  3. Moriteru Ueshiba (1951) – Japanese master of aikido. He is a grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido, and son of Kisshomaru Ueshiba
  4. Linda Hunt (1945) – American film, stage and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in 1982’s The Year of Living Dangerously. She is currently portraying the role of Henrietta “Hetty” Lange, Office of Special Projects Operations Manager on the CBS Television series NCIS: Los Angeles
  5. Claude Russell Bridges (1942) – Known professionally as Leon Russell, is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music
  6. Yves Lavandier (1959) – French filmmaker
  7. Emmylou Harris (1947) – American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers’ works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other artists including Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver, The Band, Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst, and Dolly Parton
  8. Leon Russell Wilkeson (1952) – The bassist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 until his death in 2001
  9. Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719) – German poet
  10. Booker Little, Jr (1938) – American jazz trumpeter and composer

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