To say that the 90s was a blockbuster year for Gere is an understatement. But his stairway to stardom began shortly after graduation from high school in 1967 where he played several instruments and wrote his own music.
If you are among the gazillion people on the planet who have seen Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther movie that premiered in February, you marveled at its star, Angela Bassett, who played the role of Ramonda, mother of King T’challa. Throughout her brilliant career, Bassett has been noted for portraying real life African-American women, as well as strong women. She once said: “That’s the image that I like to put out there, and those are the parts I’m attracted to. But not iron-fist kind of strong, just self-assured. I’m nice too.”
When the iconic Bob Dylan was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, another singing icon, Bruce Springsteen, told the audience: “Bob freed the mind the way Elvis freed the body. He invented
a new way a pop singer could sound, broke through the limitations of what a recording artist could achieve and changed the face of rock and roll forever.”
For most actors, singers and entertainers, the stairway to stardom starts on the lowest rung, taking on menial jobs, hoping to be discovered and spending years in bit movie or TV parts.
On the other hand, there are those who are destined for greatness from the moment they are born.
Liza Minnelli fts into that category. Why? Because she happens to be the daughter of Judy Garland, a true American icon and entertainment legend if there ever was one
In recent years, James Brolin has been referred to more as Barbra Streisand’s husband than for his acting, directing and producing career spanning more than half a century. However, while his American legend singer wife today prefers to spend her days away from the recording studios and the Hollywood scene, Brolin, who will be turning 78 next month
It isn’t often that an actress’ fame is gained equally from television and flm, but that is the story of this month’s cover celebrity – Melissa Leo.
In fact, Leo boasts nearly as many Emmy awards as Academy Awards for her work as a leading lady and supporting actress in some of America’s most iconic TV and movie productions.
For the 57-years-young Leo, acting seemingly was her destiny. After spending her childhood in the lower east side of Manhattan, she began performing with the Bread and Puppet Theater Co. and move to London where she studied acting at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Deciding to forego graduation, she moved back to New York City to begin auditioning for acting jobs
This year’s gala was especially gratifying with so many ‘veterans’ participating, including 88-year-old Christopher Plummer, nominated for the Best Supporting Actor in the movie, All the Money in the World, about the life of J. Paul Getty.
Unlike many singers who rose to fame during the “Boomer Years” and have been able to enhance their careers with lucrative tours, concerts and albums in their later years, Linda Ronstadt’s musical aspirations were rudely interrupted by Parkinson’s disease.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Tony Bennett, I immediately start singing or humming: I Left My Heart in San Francisco. At 91, the iconic and legendary American singer and painter also known as Anthony Dominick Benedetto is still entertaining audiences with the same energy and style he displayed in his frst performance – the hit single, Because of You, in 1951.
Demi Moore was born Demetria Guynes on Nov. 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico. Her parents split up before she was born, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Virginia and Danny Guynes who were both heavy drinkers. By the time she turned 14, she was forced to move 30 times,eventually settling in Los Angeles.