John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa. John Wayne remains a popular American icon. John Wayne died on June 11, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. He was survived by his seven children from two of his three marriages. Marion Mitchell Morrison Biography and Profile.
Gloria Vanderbilt was born into wealth on February 20, 1924, in New York City. Her father, Reginald Vanderbilt, was the great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Her mother, Gloria Morgan, was a young woman who loved parties more than parenthood. Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was only 10 when she became an unwilling tabloid sensation. Gloria Laura Vanderbilt Biography and Profile.
Lady Gaga was born on March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, New York, to Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta. Akon discovered Gaga while she was performing a burlesque show that she created, called “Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue.” Impressed, Akon signed the performer to his label under the Interscope umbrella, Kon Live. In 2016, Lady Gaga performed the national anthem at Super Bowl 50. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta biography and profile.
Stephanie Mills (Stephanie Dorthea Mills), born on 22 March 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA, an American R&B and soul singer, and a former Broadway star. Stephanie Mills first came to fame as “the little girl with the big voice” as the star of the hit Broadway play, The Wiz, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic book, The Wizard Of Oz. Stephanie Dorthea Mills had many R&B hits such as “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love,” “I Feel Good All Over,” “(You’re Puttin’) A Rush On Me,” “Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)” and “Home” along with one certified million selling single, “Never Knew Love Like This Before.” Stephanie Mills Biography and Profile.
Amanda Stenberg born on 23 October 1998, the actress most famous for portraying Rue in “The Hunger Games,” asks some serious questions in a YouTube video about appropriation of black culture into the mainstream. “Pop stars… adopted black culture as a way of being edgy and gaining attention,” she says according to W Dish. Among others, she points out Perry’s ebonics in the “This Is How We Do” video and Miley Cyrus’s twerking in “We Can’t Stop.” Amandla Stenberg Biography and Profile.
Viola Davis, African-American Actress and Producer, was born 11 August 1965 in South Carolina, grew up in Rhode Island, where she began acting — first in high school, and then at Rhode Island College. After attending the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, Davis made her Broadway debut in 1996 in Seven Guitars. She has won Tony Awards for her performances in King Hedley II (2001) and a revival of August Wilson’s Fences (2010), which co-starred Denzel Washington. Viola Davis Biography and Profile.
Farrah Fawcett was born on February 2, 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Voted Most Beautiful Student in high school. Was a contestant on The Dating Game in the 1960s. Made her film debut in 1969 in Love Is a Funny Thing. Best known for her role as Jill Monroe on Charlie’s Angels. Reunited with her Angels co-stars Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith for a tribute to Angels creator Aaron Spelling at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006. Final TV project was Farrah’s Story, a 2009 documentary Fawcett produced and appeared in. Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett Biography and Profile.
Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas. Selena was considered the “Queen of Tejano,” a type of Mexican music that incorporated other styles, such as country and western. She was also sometimes referred to as the “Mexican Madonna” for her sexy outfits and dance moves. Selena began performing as a child. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez biography and profile.
Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, on August 16, 1958. New York music producer Mark Kamins helped Madonna score a record deal with Sire Records. “Everybody” hit No. 1 on the dance charts in 1982. Despite the public outcry, Madonna had become more popular than ever. Madonna was married to actor Sean Penn from 1985 to 1989. Her second husband was director Guy Ritchie, whom she was married to from 2000 to 2008. Read Madonna Louise Ciccone Biography and Profile.