Elvis Aaron Presley was a noted American singer and actor. He is most acknowledged for his contribution to the Rock and Roll genre of Western music. Also known as ˜The king of Rock and Roll', Presley popularized rockabilly, which was a blend of rhythm and blues and Country music. His performance style was a combination of energy and erotic sensuousness. He was greatly influenced by the African-American singers like Arthur Crudup and his music cut across racial prejudices. This made him quite a controversial figure. His gorgeous looks and scintillating stage performances brought Hollywood to his threshold. He acted in several movies and even composed music for movie soundtrack albums. After a seven year long break from live performances, Presley returned to the small screen with ˜Elvis', a show that became an instant hit. He was the first performer whose concert was broadcast via satellite. He received numerous music awards and was included in several music halls of fame. He is also the best selling solo artist in the history of music. One of the most celebrated music and cultural icons of the twentieth century, Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 due to drug overdose.
A legendary figure in the world of entertainment, Julie Andrews is a dynamic and talented actress. She is a Golden Globe and Academy Award winning star, who enjoyed success on Broadway, London theatres and a series of award-winning films and television shows. She has also recorded albums and is an acclaimed children's book author. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Furthermore, <a title='Queen Elizabeth II' href='/famous/elizabeth-ii.htm'>Queen Elizabeth II</a> bestowed upon her the title of ˜Dame'. She is also the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations UNIFEM program. She is best known for her role in the Walt Disney blockbuster, ˜Mary Poppins'. Some of her other films include, ˜The Sound of Music' , 'Thoroughly Modern Millie', 'Victor Victoria', ˜The Princess Diaries' and ˜The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement'. Some of her notable television works include, ˜The Julie Andrews Hour', ˜The Julie Andrews Show' and ˜Julie'. Her autobiography, ˜Home: A Memoir of My Early Years', was a number one New York Times Best Seller. Equipped with a survivor's spirit, she sailed through numerous setbacks, including the time when she lost her singing voice in surgery, but came back as a performer.
Mary Rosa Alleyne Hunnings, who is known professionally as Mary Berry, is a well-known food writer and TV presenter. She is popular for her appearances in the shows ˜Woman's Hour' and ˜Saturday Kitchen'. She has also published more than six dozen cookery books. Born in Somerset, England, she developed an interest in cooking at a very early age. At school, her domestic science class teacher recognized her cooking abilities and encouraged her to pursue a culinary career. Motivated, she proceeded to attend the Bath College of Domestic Science. She published her first cookbook, ˜The Hamlyn All Color Cookbook,' in 1970. Years later, she launched her own product range along with her daughter Annabelle. She became popular as a TV personality after serving as one of the judges in ˜The Great British Bake Off'. She has also appeared in ˜The Greatest British Food Revival.' Eventually, she also started her own solo show ˜Mary Berry Cooks,' which started airing in March 2014.
Content creator on TikTok who has earned more than 51 million likes thanks to his family friendly videos. He has been seen listening to modern music and making delicious treats in videos, in addition to trying to follow TikTok trends.
English bodybuilder who was immortalized for playing the body of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films.
Having a penchant for humor and wit, Woody Allen still stands strong for his age in the entertainment industry and is respected by the world for his ability to express his feelings and emotions using slapstick humor. Magnificently endowed in the field of creativity, Allen has made a mark not only as a comedian but as an actor, director, playwright and jazz musician. In his five decade long career, Allen has given the world numerous movies and theatrical works which are going to be influential and inspirational for the sheer sense of novelty and ingenuity that they carry. His long list of work has touched the various genres of humor, right from slapstick to satirical and even dark comedy. Interestingly, the actual personality of Allen is arch different from what he puts up on stage, as a neurotic, nervous and intellectual person. He carries the same persona for the big screen as well. For most of his movies, Allen has drawn inspiration from literature, philosophy, psychology, Judaism, European cinema and New York City. It is due to his sheer aptitude in filmmaking that he has been known the world over as one of the most prolific and gifted filmmakers of the modern era.
Born Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and better known as Salman of Saudi Arabia, this king began his reign in January of 2015. Previously, he had served for nearly five decades as Deputy Governor and Governor of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh region.
The longest living Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and the present Dalai Lama and holds the profile of a spiritual and political leader of Tibet. Head monk of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Dalai Lamas are said to be reincarnated souls in the line of tulkus, who are considered to be manifestations of the bodhisattva of compassion. Spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and in the tradition of Bodhisattva, Dalai Lamas are said to spend their entire life committed to promoting humanity. These souls chose to be reincarnated instead of attaining ˜nirvana' for the benefit of the society and mankind. Dalai Lama is a combination of Mongolian word, Dalai and Tibetan word lama. While former means ocean, the latter stands for teacher. Since 1391 until date, there have been 14 Dalai Lamas, from the first Gedun Drupa until the present Tenzin Gyatso. Coming back to the 14th Dalai Lama, he was appointed at the age of two and was formally recognized when he was 15. Fearing assassination, he fled from Tibet and stationed himself and thousands of refugees in Dharmasala Himachal Pradesh. He established the Tibetan Parliament in Exile and has been an advocator for the Tibetan across the globe. Ever since his enthronement, he has strived to make Tibet an independent and democratic state, free from the dominance by People's Republic of China. He strongly preaches as well as practices the importance of non-violence and peace and significance of compassion. For his outstanding achievements and relentless work on peace, he has been bestowed with the Nobel Peace Prize.
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of rock music's early stars. He is known for his innovative and flamboyant piano playing and catchy fast paced songs. His first great hit, ˜Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin', propelled him to stardom. He followed it up with the single ˜Great Balls of Fire.' But, just as his career peaked, he made wrong life choices which put a hold on his career. Already twice married, he decided to marry his cousin Myra who was only 13 then, resulting in an outcry in the U. S as well as abroad. Radio stations refused to play his songs, and he was ignored for live performances. He managed to score one more hit with ˜High School Confidential' during this period before his career nose-dived. In the 1960s, he tried to revive his musical career by becoming a country artist and recorded several country albums over the next few years. The singer was introduced to a new generation of music lovers through the biopic ˜Great Balls of Fire'. In the albums ˜Last Man Standing' and ˜Mean Old Man', he revisited many rock, blues and country classics along with famous admirers such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. The singer continues to record new music and perform around the world.
Donald Sutherland is a renowned Canadian actor, best known for his roles in ˜The Dirty Dozen', ˜M A SH' and ˜Klute'. He was weak as a child but became academically competent as he grew up. Before becoming an actor he qualified as an engineer as well as acquired a degree in drama. As he matured, he chose to take up drama and abandoned engineering. He began his career with several different jobs, including that of a radio DJ, before he became a full-fledged actor. He has worked in over 200 shows and films over the past 60 odd years. He has made a lasting legacy on Hollywood; be it portraying a vicious villain, dashing hero or man with character. He is known for his towering height and macho looks. 6' 4'', blond hair, bold blue eyes, slender frame (more often than not supporting a beard) and an offbeat grin with a rich voice gave him the trademark that paved the way to success. Donald has five children, including the famous actor Kiefer Sutherland, from three marriages that all ended in divorce. Rachel, Kiefer's twin sister also works in the film industry as a post-production supervisor.
Best known for portraying Mike Baldwin in British soap "Coronation Street," a role he played from 1976 to 2006.
Manzanero rose to international success as a songwriter and also had a career as a CBS International executive, with hits like "Mi Primera Grabacion," "Nada Personal," and "Somos Novios."