April 5th – Greenaway and Actors Old Guard

by Milos Itic on April 5, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 5th):

  1. Peter Greenaway (1942) – British film director
  2. Gregory Peck (1916) – American actor
  3. Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (1900) – American theatrical and film actor, who appeared in 75 films from 1930 to 1967. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Tracy ninth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. He was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor in all, winning two
  4. Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis (1908) – American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas
  5. Hugo Maurice Julien Claus (1929) -Leading Belgian author who published under his own name as well as various pseudonyms. Claus’ literary contributions spanned the genres of drama, the novel, and poetry; he also left a legacy as a painter and film director. He wrote primarily in Dutch, although he also wrote some poetry in English
  6. Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856) – American educator, author, orator, and political leader. He was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of blacks living in the South. In his last 25 years, Washington maintained his standing because of the sponsorship of powerful whites, substantial support within the black community, his ability to raise educational funds from both groups, and his accommodation to the social realities of the age of Jim Crow segregation
  7. Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588)- English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory
  8. Roger William Corman (1926) – American film producer and director
  9. Dave Holland (1948) – English rock drummer, best remembered from his stint with Judas Priest between 1979 and 1989
  10. Michael David McCready (1966) – American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Dave Krusen, and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. McCready was also a member of the side project bands Temple of the Dog, Mad Season and The Rockfords

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