March 27th

by Milos Itic on March 27, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 27th):

  1. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (1963) – American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and occasional actor. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and the aestheticization of violence. His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (2003–2004), Death Proof (2007) and Inglourious Basterds (2009). His films have earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA and a Palme d’Or and he has been nominated for Emmy and Grammy awards
  2. Mariah Carey (1970) – American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut, in 1990, under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola, in 1993, a series of hit records established her position as Columbia Records’ highest-selling act
  3. Sarah Lois Vaughan (1924) – American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow as having “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century.” She had a contralto vocal range
  4. Gloria Swanson (1899) – American actress. She was most prominent during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. In 1929, Swanson successfully transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. However, personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond in the film Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  5. Andrew Charles Farriss (1959) – best known as the keyboardist and main composer for the Australian band INXS
  6. Brent Fitz (1970) – Canadian-born musician and recording artist known best known as a drummer, but also a multi-instrumentalist having worked with guitarist Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, Union, The Guess Who, Lamya, Streetheart, Harlequin, Econoline Crush, and Indigenous
  7. Antonio Squarcialupi (1416) – Italian organist and composer. He was the most famous organist in Italy in the mid-15th century
  8. John O’Farrell (1962) – British author, broadcaster and comedy scriptwriter
  9. Dave Koz (1963) – American saxophonist. Because they look and sound similar, Koz often draws comparisons to another well-known saxophonist, David Sanborn, and is sometimes billed as “the second coming of Sanborn.” He usually plays soprano or alto saxophones, but sometimes plays tenor; he used to occasionally have parts in which a baritone saxophone would have predominance
  10. Alfred Victor de Vigny (1797) – French poet, playwright, and novelist

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