March 28th

by Milos Itic on March 28, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 28th):

  1. Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov (1868) – Better known as Maxim Gorky, he was a Russian/Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist
  2. Vincent Anthony “Vince” Vaughn (1970) – American film actor, screenwriter, producer and comedian. He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before experiencing wider recognition with the 1996 movie, Swingers. He has since appeared in a number of films, mostly comedies, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Old School, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Couples Retreat, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Wedding Crashers
  3. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (1986) – Better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer-songwriter. After performing in the rock music scene of New York City’s Lower East Side in 2003 and later enrolling at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of Akon, who recognized her vocal abilities, and signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution
  4. Reba Nell McEntire (1955) – American country music artist and actress. She began her career in the music industry singing with her siblings on local radio shows and rodeos. As a solo act, she was invited to perform at a rodeo in Oklahoma City, which caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall. He brought her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she eventually signed a contract with Mercury Records in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983
  5. Dianne Wiest (1948) – American actress. She has had a successful career on stage, television, and film, and has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award
  6. Sir Dirk Bogarde (1921) – English actor and novelist. Initially a matinee idol in such films as Doctor in the House (1954) and other Rank Organisation pictures, Bogarde later acted in art-house films like Death in Venice (1971). He also wrote several volumes of autobiography
  7. Jay Livingston (1915) – American composer and singer best known as half of a songwriting duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films. Livingston wrote the music and Evans the lyrics
  8. Thaddeus Joseph Jones (1923) – American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader
  9. Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa (1936) – Peruvian-Spanish writer, politician, journalist, essayist, and Nobel Prize laureate
  10. Michael Cormac “Mike” Newell (1942) – English director and producer of motion pictures for the screen and for television. After the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005, Newell became the third most commercially successful British director in recent years, behind Christopher Nolan and David Yates

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