March 22th – Broadway

by Milos Itic on March 22, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 22th):

  1. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (1948) – English composer of musical theatre. Lloyd Webber has achieved great popular success in musical theatre, and has been referred to as “the most commercially successful composer in history.” Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway
  2. Reese Witherspoon (1976) – An American actress and film producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway and followed that appearance with roles in three major 1998 films: Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, and Twilight. The following year, Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination
  3. Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930) – American composer and lyricist for stage and film. He is the winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (eight, more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as “the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre”
  4. LeonardChicoMarx (1887) – American comedian and film star. He was the eldest of the Marx Brothers. His persona in the act was that of a dim-witted con artist, seemingly of rural Italian origin, who wore shabby clothes and sported a Tyrolean hat
  5. Marcel Marceau (1923) – Internationally acclaimed French actor and mime most famous for his persona as Bip the Clown
  6. Karl Malden (1912) - American actor. In a career that spanned more than seven decades, he featured in classic Marlon Brando films such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and One-Eyed Jacks. Among other notable film roles were Archie Lee Meighan in Baby Doll, Zebulon Prescott in How the West Was Won and General Omar Bradley in Patton. His best-known role was on television as Lt. Mike Stone on the 1970s crime drama, The Streets of San Francisco. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was the spokesman for American Express, reminding cardholders “Don’t leave home without it”
  7. James B. Patterson (1947) – American author of thriller novels, largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch & Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, nonfiction and romance novels
  8. George Benson (1943) – Multi- Grammy Award winning American musician, whose production career began at the age of twenty-one as a jazz guitarist. He is also known as a pop, R&B, and scat singer. This one-time child prodigy topped the Billboard 200 in 1976 with the triple-platinum album, Breezin’
  9. Lena Maria Jonna Olin (1955) – Swedish actress
  10. Keith William Relf (1943) – Best known as the English lead singer and harmonica player of The Yardbirds

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