Al Green

Al Green
For many music fans, Al Green was the dominant voice in soul music during the 1970s, thanks to his silky vocals and simmering production on such classics as "Call Me," "Let's Get Married," "Let's Stay Together," "Take Me to the River" and "Here I Am (Come and Take Me). " Green began singing gospel as a youth, and like Ray Charles and Sam Cooke before him, brought the intensity of church music to...

Amy Robinson

An actress--best known for her role in Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" (1973)--turned independent producer, Robinson has worked primarily in partnership with Griffin Dunne, forming Triple Play Productions with him and Mark Metcalfe in 1977 and Double Play Productions, sans Metcalfe, in 1982. She enjoyed critical and commercial success with "After Hours" (1985), which reunited her with director...

Andrew Burrows-Trotman

Credits: Soul Decisions BIRTHDATE| 04/13/1971

Benjamin Pollack

Credits: Dark Room Theater, Played BIRTHDATE| 04/13/1964

Bill Conti

Bill Conti
While Bill Conti may forever be associated with the rousing, infectious music he composed for the series of "Rocky" films, he has also proved the scores for countless TV programs and films. As a child in Rhode Island, he learned to play the piano from his father. By the time the family relocated to Miami, Conti was the front man for his own jazz band. After receiving degrees in music from...

Bokeem Woodbine

Bokeem Woodbine
A tall, handsome rising young star often cast as street-tough black youths, Bokeem Woodbine offered a number of startling performances in a succession of feature films and TV longforms since the early 1990s. Encouraged by his mother to apply for work as an extra in Ernest Dickerson's 1991 directorial debut, "Juice". he was hired as a stand-in and caught the notice of casting director Jaki...

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea
Canadian-born actress and comedienne Caroline Rhea was best known for her quick wit, bubbly personality and infectious laugh. Rhea first made a name for herself as a popular stand-up performer at such career-launching venues as Catch a Rising Star before garnering national recognition with a supporting role on the long-running fantasy sitcom "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (The WB, 1996-2003). During...

Charles Burnett

Charles Burnett
Highly acclaimed, award-winning African-American independent filmmaker whose "Killer of Sheep" (made in 1973, first shown 1977) about the emotional and behavioral effects of his job on a Los Angeles slaughter-house worker, won multiple awards and, although it never received commercial release, was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Chris Sligh

Often mistaken for son of Ozzy, Jack Osbourne, Chris Sligh, 28, floored the "American Idol" judges by hilariously proclaiming deadpan that his main goal for season 6 of "Idol" was to "make David Hasselhoff cry. " The humorous, bespectacled Sligh currently lives in Greenville, SC, and works as a marketing consultant for a leasing firm. The son of missionaries, Sligh spent 10 years with his family...

Christopher Hitchens

A polarizing, brilliant writer, Christopher Hitchens built a reputation as a ferocious left-wing analyst and thinker, writing for the <i>New Statesman</i> before moving to the United States in 1981 to write for <i>The Nation</i>. He became famous for his essay- and book-length critiques of public figures, including 1999's <i>No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations...