Will Smith

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Name Will Smith
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1968-09-25
Place of Birth Philadelphia, PA
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Birth Sign Libra

About Will Smith

Actor and rapper who had his breakthrough acting role on the popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In 2007, he was named the most powerful actor in Hollywood by Newsweek. His long list of film credits includes Men in Black, Independence Day, Hitch and Bad Boys. He was also cast as the Genie in the Disney live-action remake of Aladdin.

Early Life of Will Smith

Before becoming an actor, he performed as a member of a hip-hop duo under the name The Fresh Prince. The IRS garnished his income in the late 1980s and raided his possessions, an act that left him nearly broke.

Trivia

His debut solo album Big Willie Style was released in 1997 and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Family Life

He had a son named Willard Carroll Smith III with Sheree Zampino, whom he was married to from 1992 to 1995. He married actor Jada Pinkett in 1997. His children are actors and singers Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. Jaden co-starred with him in the drama The Pursuit of Happyness and in the science fiction film After Earth.

Associated With

In 2008, he donated $4,600 to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Bill Cosby

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Name Bill Cosby
Profession TV Actor
Date of Birth 1937-07-12
Place of Birth Philadelphia, PA
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Birth Sign Cancer

About Bill Cosby

Stand-up comedian who became known for starring on his own sitcom The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992. He later created the comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Early Life of Bill Cosby

After flunking 10th grade, he worked as an apprentice at a local shoe repair shop and began performing stand up comedy at The Hungry I nightclub in San Francisco. While attending Temple University, he worked as a bartender at a Philadelphia club called The Cellar.

Trivia

In 1965, he starred in I Spy, and a couple years later he won a Best Comedy Performance Grammy Award for his album To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With. In 2018, he was tried and found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Family Life

He married Camille Cosby in 1964, and they had five children named Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin, and Ennis. Ensa passed away in 2018.

Associated With

His wife on The Cosby Show was Clair Huxtable, played by Phylicia Rashad.

Regis Philbin

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Name Regis Philbin
Profession TV Show Host
Date of Birth 1931-08-25
Place of Birth The Bronx, NY
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Birth Sign Virgo

About Regis Philbin

Cultural icon who hosted the talk show Live! with Regis and Kelly alongside Kelly Ripa and the game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? He was also the host on the first season of America’s Got Talent.

Early Life of Regis Philbin

He was a supply officer in the United States Navy.

Trivia

In 2008, he hosted the red carpet arrivals at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony.

Family Life

He got married to Catherine Faylen in 1957 and after their divorce in 1968, he married Joy Philbin on March 1, 1970. He has three daughters named JJ, Joanna and Amy and a son named Daniel.

Associated With

Before teaming up with Kelly Ripa, he was co-host alongside Kathie Lee Gifford on Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.

Mickey Rooney

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Name Mickey Rooney
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1920-09-23
Place of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Age 93 yrs
Death Date 2014-04-06
Birth Sign Libra

About Mickey Rooney

Veteran entertainer whose career spanned over 80 years. He initially became known for his work with Judy Garland in A Family Affair. He received two Golden Globe awards and an Honorary Academy Award.

Early Life of Mickey Rooney

He made his first stage appearance when he was fourteen months old, crawling onstage with overalls and a little harmonica during his parents’ acting routine. He appeared in the 1927 silent film Orchids and Ermine when he was seven.

Trivia

He played the lead role in The Adventures of the Black Stallion, and later appeared in Garden State Life Insurance commercials.

Family Life

He was married to actress Ava Gardner from 1942 to 1943. He married his eight wife, Jan Chamberlin, in 1978. He had nine children.

Associated With

He was a classmate of Lana Turner’s in Hollywood Professional School while working as a newspaper boy.

Sandra Bullock

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Name Sandra Bullock
Profession Movie Actress
Date of Birth 1964-07-26
Place of Birth Arlington, VA
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Birth Sign Leo

About Sandra Bullock

Actress who won an Academy Award for her leading role in the 2009 film The Blind Side. She has also played starring roles in the films Speed, Gravity, The Proposal, Miss Congeniality, Crash and Bird Box.

Early Life Experience of Sandra Bullock

Growing up, she performed in a children’s chorus that her mother produced. She moved to Manhattan after graduating from drama school at East Carolina University in 1986 and worked as a bartender and cocktail waitress.

Trivia Info

She voices the character Scarlett Overkill in the 2015 film Minions.

Family Life and Relationship

She married Jesse Gregory James in 2005, and the couple divorced in 2010. She has an adopted son named Louis and a daughter named Laila. She began dating photographer Bryan Randall in 2015.

Close Associates

She starred in the romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice alongside Hugh Grant.

Will Rogers

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Name Will Rogers
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1879-11-04
Place of Birth Oklahoma
Age 55 yrs
Death Date 1935-08-15
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Will Rogers

Actor, aviator, and cowboy well known for his appearances in 1930s films such as Judge Priest and Steamboat Round the Bend. As one of the leaders of the Progressive Era, he became the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.

Early Life Experience of Will Rogers

In his youth, he spent time trying to become a successful ranch owner in Argentina.

Trivia Info

He was an American Cowboy and actor, which is ironic because he was a quarter Cherokee.

Family Life and Relationship

His father was Clement Rogers, a Cherokee judge and Confederate veteran. He married Betty Blake in 1908 and had four children with her before he died in a plane crash in 1935. 

Close Associates

He once performed in front of Woodrow Wilson, who thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

Oscar Wilde

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Name Oscar Wilde
Profession Novelist
Date of Birth 1854-10-16
Place of Birth Dublin,
Ireland
Age 46 yrs
Death Date 1900-11-30
Birth Sign Libra

About Oscar Wilde

Irish playwright, poet, and novelist who is best known for The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is also famous for his memorable, witty epigrams.

Early Life Experience of Oscar Wilde

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and at Magdalen College, Oxford and was known during his university years for his humorously eccentric persona. He published his collected Poems in 1881, when he was twenty-seven years old.

Trivia Info

His dramatic tragedy Salome was written in French and was performed in both Paris and London.

Family Life and Relationship

He and his two siblings were the children of Sir William and Jane Wilde, prominent Dublin intellectuals. Oscar Wilde later married and had two children with Constance Lloyd, but his marriage disintegrated after he was arrested on charges of sodomy.

Close Associates

He was a contemporary and acquaintance of the French symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme.

Sinbad

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Name Sinbad
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1956-11-10
Place of Birth Benton Harbor, MI
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Birth Sign Scorpio

About Sinbad

Actor and comedian who became known for his role in A Different World. His roles in Necessary Roughness, First Kid, Good Burger, and Houseguest added to his fame. In 2018, he began starring on the Fox comedy Rel.

Early Life Experience of Sinbad

He served in the United States Air Force, where he performed stand up comedy during the Air Force talent show.

Trivia Info

He appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 film Jingle All the Way.

Family Life and Relationship

He got married to Meredith Fuller in 1985, then they remarried in 2002 after a brief separation. He has a daughter named Paige and a son named Royce.

Close Associates

He starred in the film Necessary Roughness with Scott Bakula.

Martin Short

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Name Martin Short
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1950-03-26
Place of Birth Hamilton,
Canada
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Birth Sign Aries

About Martin Short

Saturday Night Live comic who starred in the 1996 film, Jungle to Jungle, and the 1986 film Three Amigos. He played roles in the 1996 film Mars Attacks! and the 1994 film Clifford. He also provided his voice for Madagascar 3 in 2012.

Early Life Experience of Martin Short

He appeared in a production of Godspell as his stage debut alongside fellow actors Victor Garber,Gilda Radner, and Eugene Levy.

Trivia Info

He wanted to pursue a career in social work before becoming an actor.

Family Life and Relationship

His brother-in-law is the Emmy-winning screenwriter Bob Dolman. He was married to Nancy Dolman from 1980 until her death in 2010 and he has three children named Katherine, Henry and Oliver. Previous to his marriage, he dated comedian Gilda Radner.

Close Associates

He appeared in Father of the Bride 1 & 2 with Steve Martin.

Robin Williams

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Name Robin Williams
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1951-07-21
Place of Birth Chicago, IL
Age 63 yrs
Death Date 2014-08-11
Birth Sign Cancer

About Robin Williams

Comedian and actor who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. He also played lead roles in the films Dead Poets Society, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, Jumanji and Good Morning, Vietnam. He voiced the genie in the Aladdin films.

Early Life Experience of Robin Williams

He attended Juilliard Drama School alongside good friend and fellow actor Christopher Reeve. He had his breakthrough role as a comic actor in Mork and Mindy.

Trivia Info

He portrayed Teddy Roosevelt in the Night at the Museum films.

Family Life and Relationship

His daughter Zelda Rae Williams became an actress and he also had two sons named Zachary and Cody. He was married to Valerie Velardi from 1978 to 1988, Marsha Garces from 1989 to 2010 and Susan Schneider from 2011 to 2014.

Close Associates

He starred as Peter Pan alongside Julia Roberts in the adventure film Hook.