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Amanda Redman
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1957
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Beginning in 2003, Redman took the role of Sandra Pullman in the BBC's New Tricks.

Buck Owens
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born on a farm in Texas to Maicie Azel Ellington and Alvis Edgar Owens, Sr. A shopping mall,located at 4800 Texoma Parkway, now sits where his farm used to be in Sherman.

Cecile B Demille
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1881
 
Description: Film Director
 
Summary: DeMille was born to Henry Churchill deMille 1853–1893, a dramatist and lay reader in the Episcopal Church from Washington, North Carolina, and Matilda Beatrice Samuel 1853–1923.

George Hamilton
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and lived in Blytheville, Arkansas. He won many awards as a student at Palm Beach High School, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Ian Rilen
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 August 1947
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: Rilen worked with Ian Moss during recording of Petrolhead (1996), playing bass and co-writing songs for the album and later, also toured for a short time with Ian Moss.

Jane Wyatt
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1911
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Jane Wyatt was born to Christopher Billopp Wyatt, Jr, a Wall Street investment banker, and mother the former Euphemia was a drama critic.

Joe Besser
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1907
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He is best known for his brief stint as a member of The Three Stooges in movie short subjects of 1957–59.

Joe Jones
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Joe Jones claimed to compose many songs including the song "Iko Iko". A federal jury and then Court of Appeals ruled that Jones did not write "Iko Iko"

John Cazale
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1935
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: During his six-year film career, he appeared in five films, each of which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter.

John Derek
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1926
 
Description: Actor, Director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Producer
 
Summary: Derek had a minor role as a film director. He directed his fourth wife, Bo Derek, in four movies.

Katherine Lee Bates
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1859
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride (1889).

Larry Troutman
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1944
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Founding member of the funk/R&B band Zapp alongside his younger brother, Roger Troutman.

Lesley Duncan
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: After Elton John recorded "Love Song" this landed Lesley Duncan a recording contract with CBS / Columbia Records.

Lou Martin
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
 
Description: Pianist, Ireland
 
Summary: Martin started learning the piano at the age of six, and joined his first professional band, Killing Floor, in April or May 1968.

Marjorie Reynolds
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 August 1917
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: American motion picture and television actress of the 1920s through the 1970s. YOUTUBE: Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the film, Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas" as a duet with actress Marjorie Reynolds, though her voice was dubbed by Martha Mears. This now-familiar scene was not the moviemakers' initial plan; in the script as originally conceived, Reynolds, not Crosby, was to sing the song.

Mark Knopfler
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Mark Knopfler was born to an English mother and a Hungarian Jewish father, who was an architect whose communist sympathies forced him to flee his native Hungary.

Merv Benton
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In the Melbourne dance circuit, Merv Benton gained national attention and quickly became one of the most popular male singers in the country appearing on all national television programes.

Pat Metheny
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1954
 
Description: Guitarist, Comoser, USA
 
Summary: Metheny has also named Ornette Coleman as a musical influence. He has recorded Coleman compositions on a number of his records.

Percy Mayfield
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1920
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Mayfield was one of the most creative and distinctive poets of rhythm and blues.

Peter Frampton
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: By the age of ten, Frampton played in a band called The Little Ravens. Both he and David Bowie were pupils at Bromley Technical School where Frampton's father, Owen Frampton, was an art teacher.

Rod Bernard
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His parents were French speaking Cajuns from working class backgrounds.

Roy C. Bennett
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1918
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Partnered with Sid Tepper, between 1945 and 1970 Bennett had close to three hundred musical compositions published.

Roy Hay
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Some of Hay's musical influences were Stevie Wonder , The Isley Brothers and Led Zeppelin. Before his involvement with Culture Club.

Sid Bernstein
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1918
 
Description: Rock promoter, music producer
 
Summary: Bernstein helped start the British Invasion by bringing The Beatles over to the United States from Britain.

Alfred Hitchcock
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 August 1899
 
Description: Director, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Hitchcock was born the second son and youngest of three children of William Hitchcock 1862-1914, a greengrocer and poulterer, and Emma Jane Hitchcock 1863-1942.

Butch Taylor
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1959
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Although not a formal member of the band he acted as a permanent sixth member of the group from 1998 up until 2008.

Cosimo Matassa
 
Date Born: Friday 13 August 1926
 
Description: Recording engineer and studio owner, USA
 
Summary: An Italian-American recording engineer and studio owner responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings.

Craig Douglas
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In the U.K. he went number 1 with "Only Sixteen" in 1959. This was a cover version of the Sam Cooke song.

Dan Fogelberg
 
Date Born: Monday 13 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Fogelberg, the youngest of three sons, was born the son of Margaret, a classically-trained pianist, and Lawrence Peter Fogelberg, a high school band director who spent most of his career at Peoria Woodruff High School and Pekin High School.

Dan Webb
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 August 1989
 
Description: Vocals, keyboard, piano, organ, Australia
 
Summary: Webb has released two self-produced EPs, both recorded at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Recording Studios and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Don Ho
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Hawaii
 
Summary: Ho played at the top night club spotts such as Lake Taho, Las Vega, and in New York.

Feargal Sharkey
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: His best-known solo material is the 1985 UK chart-topping single penned by Maria McKee, "A Good Heart", which went to #1 in several countries.

George Shearing
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1919
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, composer, UK
 
Summary: Shearing was born the youngest of nine children. He was born blind to working class parents: his father delivered coal and his mother cleaned trains in the evening.

Gus Edwards
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1879
 
Description: Comoser of music, USA
 
Summary: Edwards worked as a song plugger at Koster and Bial's, at Tony Pastor's theatre, and at the Bowery Theatre.

Howard Tate
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In his teens, he joined a gospel music group that included Garnet Mimms and, as the Gainors.

Jack Fina
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1913
 
Description: Bandleader, Songwriter, Pianist.
 
Summary: Fina appeared at some of the top venues in the country, including the Waldorf-Astoria the Aragon Ballroom

Jimmy Mccracklin
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 August 1921
 
Description: Pianist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He has played at the legendary San Francisco Blues Festival in 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 2007.His style contains West Coast blues, Jump blues, and R&B.

Mulgrew Miller
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 August 1955
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He grew up playing gospel music in church and R&B plus blues at dances.

Scott Powell
 
Date Born: Friday 13 August 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Powell performed with Sha Na Na at the Woodstock Festival and in Japan and Europe. He was known as Santini on the Sha Na Na television series, which aired from 1977 to 1981.

Simon Stribling
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1969
 
Description: Trumpet,
 
Summary: Australia born Simon Stribling spent his early years living at home with his parents in a small country town in north eastern Victoria, called Euroa.

Solomon King
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: King was the first white singer taken on tour by Billie Holiday, as well working with Elvis Presley's backing group the Jordanaires.

Tony Bennett
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born the son of Ann and John Benedetto. His father was a grocer who had emigrated from Podàrgoni, a rural eastern district of the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria, and his mother was a seamstress.

Trevor Pridham
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's first of many rock singers to begin their careers on Adelaide television.

Bryce Courtenay
 
Date Born: Monday 14 August 1933
 
Description: Author, South African, Australian
 
Summary: His award-winning campaigns included Louie the Fly, the original Milkybar Kid commercial and the Australian Labor Party's 1972 election campaign, It's Time.

Buddy Greco
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Greco began playing piano at the age of four. His first professional work was playing with Benny Goodman's band.

Connie Smith
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She is often hailed by music critics as one of the finest voices in country music, voted in 2001 by fellow artists and members of the Country Music industry as #9 of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music of all time (CMT).

David Crosby
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: David Crosby was born in California. His parents were Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award winning cinematographer.

Halle Berry
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 August 1966
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman.

Hector Crawford
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1913
 
Description: Producer, Conductor, Australian Producer/Media Executive , Australia
 
Summary: His first television production was in 1956 and later productions were 'Consider Your Verdict' 1961.

Kim Cattrall
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 August 1909
 
Description: Actress, UK, Canadian
 
Summary: Cattrall began her career after graduating from high school in 1972, when she left Canada for New York City.

Larry Graham
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 August 1946
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He is best known as both the bass player in the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone

Lee Adams
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1924
 
Description: Writer, librettist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Adams received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University and a Master's from Columbia University.

Sarah Brightman
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 August 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer
 
Summary: Sarah Brightman was born in England to Paula and Grenville Brightman, the eldest of six children. At age three, she took ballet lessons and appeared in local festivals.

Steve Martin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 August 1945
 
Description: Actor, Banjoist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Martin was born the son of Mary Lee Martin, and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and an aspiring actor.

Susan Saint James
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 August 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born Susan Jane Miller in Los Angeles, California to a Connecticut family, Saint James was raised in Rockford, Illinois where she began modeling as a teenager.

Trevor Bannister
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 August 1934
 
Description: Actor,UK
 
Summary: Best known for playing the womanising junior salesman Mr. Lucas in the sitcom Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1979.

Ben Affleck
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 August 1972
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He made his big introduction into feature films in 1993 when he was cast in Dazed and Confused (1993).

Bobby Caldwell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist,USA
 
Summary: Bobby Caldwell was born to Bob and Carolyn Franklin, the hosts of "Suppertime", an early television variety show.

Bobby Helms
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1956, Helms made his way to Nashville, Tennessee where he signed a recording contract with Decca Records.

Buster Brown
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 August 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He recorded for Checker Records and for many other labels.

Charles Tobias
 
Date Born: Monday 15 August 1898
 
Description: Composers of songs. USA
 
Summary: From 1929 to the 1960, he contributed songs to a number of musicals, such as "Manhattan Melodrama" and "The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady".

Debra Messing
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 August 1968
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Throughout her career she has been nominated for a total of six Emmy Awards, eight Golden Globe Awards and eight Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2003 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Will & Grace.

Don Rich
 
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Olympia, WA. His parents had him taking violin lessons beginning in grade school. By his teen years he had become a formidable fiddler.

Ethel Barrymore
 
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1879
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Ethel Barrymore was born the second child of the actors Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew.

Floyd Ashton
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 August 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group are mainly known for their hit "What Kind of Boy Do You Think I Am".

George Garanian
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1934
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He belonged to the first generation of Russian jazzmen who started to perform after World War II.

Harry Akst
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1894
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: He was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Jackie Brenston
 
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1930
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Brenston continued playing in local bands. After a final recording session with Earl Hooker in 1963.

Oscar Peterson
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1925
 
Description: Pianist, Composer , Canada
 
Summary: He released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, and received other numerous awards and honours over the course of his career.

Peter York
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He was one of the original members of the "Spencer Davis Group" along with Spencer Davis and the brothers, Steve and Muff Winwood.

Rose Maddox
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She is referred to as "The Original Hillbilly Filly" and "The Grandmother of Rockabilly".

Rose Marie
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to aan Italian, American Frank Mazzetta and Polis, American Stella Gluszcak. At the age of three, she starting performing under the name "Baby Rose Marie".

Shan Palmer
 
Date Born: Monday 15 August 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The Kaye Sisters were a trio of British pop singers, who scored several hits on the UK Singles Chart in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Tommy Aldridge
 
Date Born: Monday 15 August 1960
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In the 1970s, Aldridge joined up and coming rockers Black Oak Arkansas and recorded nine albums with them between 1972 and 1976.

Al Hibler
 
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hibbler has a star at 1650 Vine Street on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Angela Bassett
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1958
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama.

Ann Blyth
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1928
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Her first acting role was on Broadway in Watch on the Rhine (from 1941 until 1942).from the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.she

Armand Piron
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1888
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: Touring briefly with W.C. Handy in 1917, he started an orchestra under his own name, which soon included such notables as Lorenzo Tio and Steve Lewis.

Bill Evans
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1929
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Evans was born to a mother of Rusyn ancestry and a father of Welsh descent. Young Bill Evans received his first musical training in his mother's church.

Bobby Mitchell
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bobby Mitchell and the Toppers were part of the wave of New Orleans rock & rollers who followed in the wake of Fats Domino and Lloyd Price.

Chris Curtis
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1941
 
Description: Drummer, Vocalist
 
Summary: The group were a favorite of John Lennon's and a favorite world wide. When Lennon was asked who he thought were a group to watch for in the early stages the answer 'The Searchers'.

Eddie Kirkland
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1923
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Kirkland fashioned his own style of playing open chords, and transformed the rough, porch style delta blues into the electric age by using his thumb, rather than a guitar pick.

Emily Robison
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1972
 
Description: Songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist,

Eydie Gorme
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 August 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Gorme is the true professional that goes out and give's it her all.

Fess Parker
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 August 1925
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Parker also operates two hotels, the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara which he jointly developed with Hilton Hotels, and Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa, located in Los Olivos.

Gary Loizze
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The group are mainly remembered for ’BEND ME SHAPE ME’ 1967

James Cameron
 
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1954
 
Description: Film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, environmentalist, explorer, Canada
 
Summary: He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

Ketty Lester
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Lester began her singing career after studying music at San Francisco State College, and performed in the city's Purple Onion club in the early 1950s.

Kevin Ayers
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
 
Summary: Kevin Ayers the eccentric singer, founded the ’WILD FLOWERS’ group also was a member of ’SOFT MACHINE’.

Kin Vassy
 
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer. USA
 
Summary: Vassy went on to work on both a solo career and as a session musician.

Lesley Ann Warren
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1946
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Warren was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Warren is also a five-time Golden Globes nominee and won for the 1977 mini-series Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue.

Madonna
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: One to take risks and receive the benefits. Madonna has probably broken many rules in the industry but has shown she can sing and definitely act very well.

Magic
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1975
 
Description: Rapper, USA
 
Summary: Magic grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and first made his name in New Orleans' underground circuit, before signing with Master P's No Limit at the suggestion of P's brother, C-Murder. He was intended to become part of TRU

Matt Mattox
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1922
 
Description: Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Principal dancer in, among others, Yolanda and the Thief, The Band Wagon (Cyd Charisse's partner in the ballet sequence), Till the Clouds Roll By, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and There's No Business Like Show Business.

Robert Culp
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1930
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He starred in the provocative Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice in 1969, probably the height of his movie career.

Russ Titelman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1944
 
Description: Recording career, Song Wtriter
 
Summary: Titelman started his independent music label Walking Liberty Records in New York.

Snowy Fleet
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Snowy Fleet, became a successful builder in Perth, Western Australia.

Tim Farriss
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1957
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: Timothy William Farriss (born 16 August 1957, Perth, Western Australia) is a member of the rock band INXS.

Timothy Hutton
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 August 1960
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His other directing credits include the family film Digging to China (1998).

Vanessa Carlton
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1980
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Her uncle, Larry Carlton, is a famous jazz guitarist. She is half Scandinavian and half Russian.

Belinda Carlisle
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Drums,USA

Carrie Grant
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 August 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is also personal voice coach to many successful pop stars.

Eric Johnson
 
Date Born: Monday 17 August 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitar Player magazine calls Johnson "One of the most respected guitarists on the planet.

Gary Talley
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 August 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The Box Tops began as The Devilles, who had started playing in Memphis in 1963. The group are remembered for "THE LETTER" - 1967.

Johnny Mac
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 August 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: For six years he was contracted exclusively to Channel Seven in Adelaide working daily on the children's show "Wonderland" then weekly on "Country Style".

Luther Allison
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1939
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His big break came in 1957 when Muddy Waters invited Allison to the stage. He worked the club circuit throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Mae West
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1893
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, Singer, USA
 
Summary: West was the largest box office draw in the United States at the time, and the second highest paid person in the US after William Randolph Hearst.

Mark Dinning
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1933
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American teen idol, and pop music singer. He is best remembered for recording the 1960 hit record "Teen Angel".

Maureen Ohara
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 August 1920
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Maureen O'Hara is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines

Noni Hazlehurst
 
Date Born: Monday 17 August 1953
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Noni has recorded several albums and spoken work cassettes and is a respected performer, presenter, writer and director whose work extends across all media, theatre, film, radio and television.

Robert De Niro
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 August 1943
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: De Niro's first film role in collaboration with Brian De Palma materialized in 1963 at the age of 20, when he appeared in The Wedding Party; however, the film was not released until 1969.

Sean Penn
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 August 1960
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Penn's personal life began to attract media attention when he married pop star Madonna in 1985. The relationship was marred by violent outbursts against the press, including one incident for which he was arrested for assaulting a photographer on a film set; Penn was sentenced to 60 days in jail in mid-1987, of which he served 33 days.

Barbara Harris
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Barbara started singing in her hometown churches at an early age, and moved to Queens, New York at the age of eleven.

Carl Wayne
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: He grew up in the Hodge Hill district of the city. Inspired by the American rock'n'roll of Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent.

Christian Slater
 
Date Born: Monday 18 August 1969
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the 1990s Slater featured in many big budget films including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Broken Arrow and Hard Rain.

Davey Faragher
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1957
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Faragher is an accomplished session musician, and has a strong portfolio of performances with notable musicians.

Denis Leary
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1957
 
Description: Stand up comedy, music, television, film
 
Summary: Influences Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks. In 1993, his sardonic song about the stereotypical American male, "Asshole", achieved much notoriety. It was voted #1 in an Australian youth radio poll (the Triple J Hottest 100).

Don Lamond
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1920
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He took over Dave Tough's spot in Woody Herman's big band First Herd in 1945, where he remained until the group disbanded at the end of 1946.

Ed Norton
 
Date Born: Monday 18 August 1969
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Norton moved to New York City and began his acting career in Off-Broadway theater, breaking through with his 1993 involvement in Edward Albee's Fragments, at the Signature Theatre Company

Enoch Light
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1907
 
Description: Band Leader, Classical Violinist, Conductor and recording engineer
 
Summary: His albums were very popular even though percussion orientated they sold very well during the early sixties.

Johnny Preston
 
Date Born: Monday 18 August 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Johnny Preston's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Marvin Isley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 August 1953
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Marvin was inducted along with his brothers to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Matt Mattox
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1917
 
Description: Dancer, USA

Mika
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 August 1983
 
Description: Vocalist, keyboards, UK
 
Summary: He rose to fame around the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. Some sources note his birth name as Michael Holbrook Penniman.

Molly Bee
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Molly Bee had several hits in the early '60s, crafting a showy stage persona, ideal for clubs. YOUTUBE: Ernie Ford, Merle Travis, Molly Bee-"Dim Lights Thick Smoke"

Nona Hendryx
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Record producer, Songwriter, Author,
 
Summary: Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle.

Patrick Swayze
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1954
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Dirty Dancing was the first film to sell one million copies on video, and as of 2007, has earned over $US 300 million worldwide.

Robert Redford
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 August 1936
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1995, Redford received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bard College. In December of 2005, he received honors at the Kennedy Center for his contributions to American culture. The Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts: Currently, he is the narrator for the Cosmic Collision movie at the Denver Nature and Science. Plantetarium.

Roman Polanski
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1933
 
Description: Director, USA
 
Summary: Roman Polanski is considered one of the world’s great film directors Noted director of many films such as "Rosemary’s Baby".

Shelley Winters
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1922
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Winters was born the daughter of Jewish parents Rose, a singer, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men's clothing.

Vince Malouney
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Lead Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: He was the lead guitarist on their first three albums; Bee Gees' 1st, Horizontal, and Idea.

Wayne Cheary
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1944
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: Wayne started playing in the mid fifties shown below of his exstensive musical experience.

 
 
 
 
 
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