Nina Vyroubova (June 4, 1921-June 25, 2007) was a Russian-born French ballerina. She is most remembered as a premiere Romantic ballerina. She danced with the likes of Rudolf Nureyev, and worked with Olga Preobrajenska, Vera Trefilova, Lubov Egorova, Rolan Petit, George Balanchine and John Taras.
Happy birthday Tony Curtis!
Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925-September 29, 2010) was an American film and television actor. He had a long career, but he was most popular during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of his most notable films include Houdini (1953), Some Like It Hot (1959), and Spartacus (1960). He was married six times and had affairs with some of Hollywood's most notorious starlets.
Happy birthday Charlie Watts!
Charlie Watts (June 2, 1941) is an English drummer best known as a longtime member of the Rolling Stones. Watts initially turned down the offer to play with the then-unknown group, although he finally accepted in January of 1963. Watts said of the band, "For me it was just another job offer," although the band's fate quickly changed with the popularity of their cover of "It's All Over Now, which hit No. 3 on the British pop charts. This was followed by their enormous success in the United States in 1965 with "Satisfaction," which hit No. 1. For the next two decades, the Stones were one of the world's most wildly successful rock bands.
Happy birthday Andy Griffith!
Andy Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, and gospel singer, best known for starring in The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. Griffith made his television debut as a guest monologist on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1954, and made his film debut in A Face in the Crowd (1957), directed by Elia Kazan. Early in his career, Griffith and fellow southern actor Don Knotts were frequent guest on the NBC variety series, The Steve Allen Show. His small role on Make Room for Daddy led to his own sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show, in which he played Sheriff Andy Taylor. During its eight-year run, the show was one of the most popular sitcoms on air.
Happy birthday Clint Eastwood!
Clint Eastwood (May 31, 1930) is an American film and television actor whose work has become synonymous with the American western genre, having gotten his first major break on the television series Rawhide, and then starring in a series of "spaghetti westerns" directed by Sergio Leone, including A Fistful Of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Eastwood's frequent characterization as a rugged outlaw earned him international popularity as well as critical acclaim. He went on to star in the Dirty Harry franchise, in which Eastwood played San Francisco Police Department Inspector, "Dirty" Harry Callahan. Eastwood is also known for his work as a director, which includes films like Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby.
Happy birthday Benny Goodman!
Benny Goodman (May 30, 1909–June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and classical clarinetist and big band leader. Goodman is remembered as ushering jazz into the world of "respectable" music. His band was also one of the first well-known racially integrated jazz groups.
Happy birthday Bob Hope!
Bob Hope (May 29, 1903–July 27, 2003) was an English-born American performer. He appeared on Broadway, in films, on the radio, and on television throughout his life in addition to performing regularly for American military troops during several conflicts. He was the recipient of many major awards, including the Medal of the Arts, a Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and a British knighthood.
Happy birthday Vincent Prince!
Vincent Price (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, most remembered for his career in horror films, but he also appeared in many comedies and dramas. Some of his most notable films include Laura (1944), House of Wax (1953), The Fly (1958), and Edward Scissorhands (1990). His distinctive voice became emblematic of American horror in the 1960s and 1970s.
Happy birthday Dorothea Lange!
Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist. Her most notable work came when she documented the effects of the Great Depression on sharecroppers and the exploitation of migrant laborers from 1935-1939, including the photo "Migrant Mother."
Happy birthday Sir Ian McKellen!
Sir Ian McKellen (born May 25, 1939) is a British actor. He has had a prolific stage career, mostly as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has appeared in such films as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men, and The Hobbit trilogy. He is also an LGBT activist.
Happy birthday Bob Dylan!
Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and author. He became a major figure in the American civil rights movement, penning such protest songs as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are A-Changin.'" He's labeled by many as a poet. He has also been described as having an "iconoclastic temperament." He has released 35 studio albums, and has toured for the better part of the last thirty years.