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Frank McCourt

authorBorn: August 19, 1930Died: July 19, 2009 (New York City, USA) Best Known as: author Author of three memoirs, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt was able to turn a

Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak musician, actor Born: 6/26/1956 Birthplace: Stockton, California Although he bristles at being labeled a “retro” act, Chris Isaak's mournful, melancholy ballads, full of ache and lost

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley musician Buckley, a folk, rock and pop singer, played the Manhattan club scene before releasing critical hit albums Live at Siné and Grace. At the time of his death, Buckley was

Meredith Baxter

actorBorn: June 21, 1986Birthplace: South Pasadena, California Meredith Baxter got her start on television in 1972 as one of the leads in CBS’ Bridget Loves Bernie. The series was canceled after

de la GARZA, Eligio, II (Kika)

de la GARZA, Eligio, II (Kika), a Representative from Texas; born in Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Tex., September 22, 1927; educated at Mission (Tex.) High School, Edinburgh (Tex.) Junior College, and

Hall of Fame Jockey, Eddie Arcaro

Eddie Arcaro Born: Feb. 19, 1916 Jockey   2-time Triple Crown winner (Whirlaway in 1941, Citation in '48); he won Kentucky Derby 5 times, Preakness and Belmont 6 times each. Died: Nov. 14, 1997

Mimi Rogers

Mimi Rogers actress Born: 1/27/1956 Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida Early in her acting career Rogers appeared on TV shows such as Hill Street Blues (1981) and The Rousters (1983–84). She costarred

Tomoyuki Tanaka

Tomoyuki Tanaka producer Born: 4/26/1910 Birthplace: Osaka, Japan Tanaka produced more than 200 films and is best known as the creator of Godzilla, the towering embodiment of post-World War II

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi actor Born: 4/5/1952 Birthplace: Portland, Oregon After a recurring guest role on Dallas as Morrisey (1978), he landed guest spots on China Beach (1988) and Alien Nation (1989). He had

Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote (Peter Cohon) actor Born: 10/10/1942 Birthplace: New York City A supporting player on stage and in movies, he is known for his roles as a government scientist in E.T. (1982) and the

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen composer Born: 9/21/1934 Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Popular Canadian poet and songwriter whose first book of poetry was Let Us Compare Mythologies (1956). A graduate of McGill

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor actor Born: 3/31/1971 Birthplace: Crieff, Scotland Television and film actor who got his big break on the British television series Lipstick on Your Collar (1993), McGregor has since

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland actor Born: 12/21/1966 Birthplace: London, England Sutherland made his film debut in Max Dugan Returns (1983) courtesy of his father, actor Donald Sutherland. He went on to become a

Klaus Maria Brandauer

Klaus Maria Brandauer actor, director Born: 6/22/1944 Birthplace: Bad Aussee, Austria A successful international star, he first gained acclaim for his performance as an ambitious young actor in

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson (Eleanor Gow) model, actress Born: 3/29/1964 Birthplace: Sydney, Australia Elle Macpherson, like so many of her supermodel colleagues, has used a successful modeling career as the