Happy Birthday: Vanessa Lengies

vanessalengiesVanessa Lengies

Born: July 21, 1985 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her role on American Dreams and she had a recurring role as Sugar Motta on Glee. Lengies was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a German father and an Egyptian mother. She speaks French, English and some Arabic. Lengies graduated from Hudson High School in 2002.

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Happy Birthday: Jaime Murray

jaimemurray.jpgJaime Murray

Born: July 21, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Married to: Bernie Cahill (26 May 2014 – present)

QUOTES:

I can’t even watch horror movies – I have to turn the music down!

I feel as though, as an actor, you can only make brave choices when you’re acting with people that you’re so relaxed with that you can make a mistake.
I’m not the best gamer – I think you need to be strategic and level-headed, and you need to remain calm under pressure… and I don’t really have those qualities!

If I had known how much I hate auditioning, I doubt I would have become an actress.

I try to really focus on the actors I’m working with and kind of read and respond to their behavior.

As an actor, if you decide that someone is bad… you can’t play bad, because even the worst person doesn’t think what they’re doing is bad.

Happy Birthday: Justin Bartha

justinbartha.jpgJustin Bartha

Born: July 21, 1978 in West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA

Married: Lia Smith (4 January 2014 – present)

 

 

 

 

The Hangover
dir. Todd Phillips
Starring
Cooper
Ed Helms
the hangover 2THE HANGOVER 2
dir. Todd Phillips
Stars:
Bradley Cooper
Zach Galifianakis
SydneyWhiteNational Treasure: Book of Secrets
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Starring
Cage
Jon Voight
TV POSTERTHE NEW NORMAL
Review of the 2012 comedy
MOVIE POSTERTHE HANGOVER PART III
2013
dir. Todd Phillips
Stars:
Bradley Cooper
Zach Galifianakis
MOVIE POSTERFAILURE TO LAUNCH
2006
dir. Tom Dey
Stars:
Matthew McConaughey
Sarah Jessica Parker

 

Happy Birthday: Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

ernesthemingway.jpgErnest Hemingway (1899–1961)

Born: July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Died: July 2, 1961 (age 61) in Ketchum, Idaho, USA

Married to: Mary Welsh (14 March 1946 – 2 July 1961) (his death)
Martha Gellhorn (5 November 1940 – 21 December 1945) (divorced)
Pauline Marie Pfeiffer (10 May 1927 – 4 November 1940) (divorced) (2 children)
Elizabeth Hadley Richardson (3 September 1921 – 10 March 1927) (divorced) (1 child)

War wounds, two plane crashes, four marriages and several affairs took their toll on Hemingway’s hereditary predispositions and contributed to his declining health. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and insomnia in his later years. His mental condition was exacerbated by chronic alcoholism, diabetes and liver failure. After an unsuccessful treatment with electro-convulsive therapy, he suffered severe amnesia and his physical condition worsened. The memory loss obstructed his writing and everyday life. He committed suicide in 1961. Posthumous publications revealed a considerable body of his hidden writings, that was edited by his fourth wife, Mary, and also by his son Patrick Hemingway.

QUOTES:

As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.

All things truly wicked start from an innocence.

There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.

All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

Happy Birthday: Norman Jewison

normanjewison.jpgNorman Jewison

Born: July 21, 1926 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Married to: Margaret Ann Dixon (11 July 1953 – 26 November 2004) (her death) (3 children)

Born in Canada in 1926, Jewison demonstrated a childhood aptitude for performing arts.

His early professional work was in television, where he garnered a strong reputation for directing which by the early 1960s lead to his first opportunity in film. Jewison’s first true success was 1965’s The Cincinnati Kid, which he followed with continuously praised work in a variety of genres.

Norman has been nominated for seven Oscars for films such as Fiddler on the Roof, and Moonstruck, and holds the Order of Canada.

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMINGThe Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming
1966
dir. Jewison
starring
Frank Sinatra
Carl Reiner
movie posterTHE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR
1998
dir. Norman Jewison
Starring
Steve McQueen
Faye Dunaway
FIDDLER ON THE ROOFFiddler on the Roof
1971
dir. Jewison
starring
Topol
Norma Crane
Jesus Christ Superstar
1973
dir. Jewison
starring
Ted Neeley
Carl Anderson
ALL JUSTICE FOR ALL…And Justice for All
1979
dir. Jewison
Cast
Al Pacino
Jack Warden
MoonstruckMoonstruck
1987
dir. Jewison
starring
Cher
Cage

 

 

 

Happy Birthday: Ali Landry

alilandry.jpgAli Landry

Born: July 21, 1973 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA

Married to:
Alejandro Monteverde (8 April 2006 – present) (3 children)
Mario Lopez (24 April 2004 – 12 May 2004) (annulled)

Miss Louisiana USA 1996.

Miss USA 1996.

Borrowed a dress for the Miss USA pageant from photographer Kay Ouzts.

Named by “People” magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world 1998

Graduated from Cecelia High School in Cecelia, Louisiana in 1991.

Since her Doritos ad (aired during Super Bowl 1998), she had male fans toss Doritos bags like footballs to her.

Happy Birthday: Don Knotts (1924–2006)

donknotts.jpgDon Knotts (1924–2006)

Born: July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Died: February 24, 2006 (age 81) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Frances Yarborough (2002 – 24 February 2006) (his death)
Loralee Czuchna (12 October 1974 – 1989) (divorced)
Kathryn Metz (27 December 1947 – 17 March 1966) (divorced) (2 children)

QUOTES:

Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they’re thinking, if they’re happy or sad. That’s what I tried to do with Barney.

We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn’t want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that.

My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing.