March 18th – In the Midnight Hour

by Milos Itic on March 18, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 18th):

  1. Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844) – Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five
  2. Luc Besson (1959) – French film director, writer, and producer. He is the creator of EuropaCorp film company. He has been involved with over 50 films, spanning 26 years, as writer, director, and/or producer
  3. “Brad” Dourif (1950) – American film and television actor who gained early fame for his portrayal of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and has since appeared in a number of memorable roles, including the voice of Chucky in the Child’s Play franchise, Younger Brother in Ragtime, Gríma Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings, the Betazoid Lon Suder in the TV series Star Trek: Voyager, and Doc Cochran in the HBO television series Deadwood. Dourif has also worked with renowned film director Werner Herzog at many occasions, appearing in Scream of Stone, The Wild Blue Yonder, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
  4. René Clément (1913) – French film director and screenwriter
  5. Charley Frank Pride (1938) – American country music singer. His smooth baritone voice was featured on thirty-six number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts
  6. Wilson Pickett (1941) – American R&B/rock and roll and soul singer and songwriter. Among his best known hits are “In the Midnight Hour”
  7. Peter Aurness (1926) – Known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his starring role in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973
  8. John Hoyer Updike (1932) – American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic
  9. Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. (1966) – American guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known for his work with the grunge/metal band Alice in Chains, as lead guitarist, backing and co-lead vocalist, and co-lyricist. He has written or co-written every song in the Alice In Chains catalog except for “Queen of the Rodeo”, “Hate to Feel”, “Angry Chair”, and “Head Creeps”. He performs lead vocals on his solo projects, and is part of Alice in Chains’ harmonizing dual-vocal style. He resides in Los Angeles and spends time on his family ranch in Oklahoma. Jerry is currently on tour in North America supporting Alice In Chains’ first new studio album in over 14 years, Black Gives Way to Blue
  10. William Richard “Bill” Frisell (1951) – American guitarist and composer

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