Al Pacino

Al Pacino
Arguably the greatest and most accomplished actor of his generation, Al Pacino became a cultural icon thanks to revered performances in a wide range of classic films, including "The Godfather" (1972), "Scarface" (1983) and "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992). Coming to prominence during the 1970s - a period commonly regarded as Hollywood's last Golden Age - he possessed none of the classic features of...

Alfred Cerullo

Credits: Gone, But Not Forgotten, 1969 BIRTHDATE| 04/25/1945

Astrid Varnay

Credits: Elektra, Mahagonny, Salome BIRTHDATE| 04/25/1918

Bernice Pontrelli

Worked in the costume departments of Paramount, MGM and Universal beginning in the 1930s and eventually became head of the wardrobe department at RKO. Pontrelli designed clothes for such stars as Ginger Rogers, Joan Fontaine and Claudette Colbert, and her creations appeared in films including "Blood on the Moon" (1948), "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957), "How the West Was Won" (1963) and "True...

Bertrand Tavernier

Bertrand Tavernier
Tavernier quit law school to write film criticism for CAHIERS DU CINEMA and other major journals, worked as an assistant director and publicist (e. g., for Jean-Pierre Melville) and authored a couple of books on American cinema before making his first feature, "The Clockmaker" (1973). Adapted from a Georges Simenon novel (and transposed from the USA to Tavernier's home town), it is an intelligent...

Bjorn Ulvaeus

With longtime songwriting partner Benny Andersson, Swedish singer-producer Björn Ulvaeus was the creative force behind the vocal group ABBA, which became one of the most successful pop groups in music history, selling over 370 million singles and albums worldwide. Ulvaeus and Andersson co-wrote the majority of the group's hits, including the chart-topping "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," "Knowing...

Daniel Kash

Canadian actor Daniel Kash enjoyed a two-decade career as a character actor and occasional lead in both his native country and the United States, playing a variety of intense roles in such titles as "Aliens" (1986), "Due South" (CTV/CBS, 1994-99), and countless other features and television series. Trained for the stage in London, he made his debut with a minor role in "Aliens" before finding work...
Credits: Solo, Breakout, RoboCop, Mama, A Dark Truth BIRTHDATE| 04/25/1959

Edward R. Murrow

A pioneer of broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow set the bar for integrity in the medium through his famed reporting from Europe during World War II, and later with his uncompromising coverage of national and world events for CBS News. Murrow was largely credited with providing the turning point in national opinion towards Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist accusations during the Red Scare of...

Ella Fitzgerald

<p>Hailed as the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald virtually redefined the art of jazz singing during a distinguished sixty-year recording career in which she undeniably mastered the Great American Songbook. Her wondrously pure tones, crystal clear diction and improvisational ability first caught the wider public's attention in the mid-1930s when she fronted and eventually took over Chick...