March 26th

by Milos Itic on March 27, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 26th):

  1. Steven Tyler (1948) – American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is also known as the “Demon of Screamin'” and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand
  2. Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (1944) – American singer and actress. Ross served as lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her 1972 role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues, for which she won a Golden Globe award. She won 8 awards American Music Awards, garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977
  3. Robert Lee Frost (1874) – American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech
  4. Leonard Simon Nimoy (1931) – American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. Nimoy’s most famous role is that of Spock in the original Star Trek series 1966–1969, multiple films, television and video game sequels
  5. James Caan (1940) – American actor. He is best-known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian’s Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, and El Dorado. He also starred as “Big Ed” Deline in the television series Las Vegas
  6. Martin Hayter Short (1950) – Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also starred in many popular comedic films such as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Bride Part 2
  7. Keira Christina Knightley (1985) – English film actress and model. She began her career as a child and came to international prominence in 2003 after co-starring in the films Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  8. Tennessee Williams (1911) – American writer who primarily worked in American theater writing plays. He also wrote short stories, novels, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs. His professional career lasted from the mid 1930s to his death in 1983, and produced many plays that are regarded as classics of the American stage. He received virtually all of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama, including a Tony Award for best play for The Rose Tattoo (1951) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). In 1980 he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter
  9. James Yoshinobu Iha (1968) – American rock musician. He is best known as having been a guitarist and co-founder of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and for his eclectic musical projects of recent years, most notably being a permanent fixture of A Perfect Circle. He was most recently a member of Tinted Windows, a 60’s/70’s inspired group with members of Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne and Hanson
  10. Baz Warne (1964) – Current guitarist and vocalist of The Stranglers. He has played as the guitarist and frontman of numerous bands. His first recordings released were with Sunderland Punk band the Toy Dolls, whom he joined as Bassist in 1983, touring extensively and recording a couple of singles, before forming the Troubleshooters in 1985. The Troubleshooters released a couple of singles before changing their name to the Smalltown Heroes in 1992. The Smalltown heroes released a number of singles including the world’s first interactive CD-rom single, “Moral Judgement”, including the band’s history, the video for “Moral Judgement”, and gig footage; “Moral Judgement” gets ‘single-of-the-week’ from Kerrang Magazine on its release in 1984 and is followed by their only album, Human Soup, in 1996. During the recording of what was planned as their second album Atomic Cafe in 1998, their record company pulls the plug, announcing they have no more money and the band fold. In the summer of 1998 Baz forms a retro-rock covers band the ‘Sun Devils’

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