miércoles, octubre 01, 2008

H o m e w o r k

H o m e w o r k
Biographies - 01 October 2k8

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Luciano Pavarotti ...

... laureado cantante de opera nacio en Italia el 12 de octubre de 1935?

Luciano Pavarotti
1935–2007, Italian tenor.

He made his debut in Italy in 1961, in London in 1963, and in the United States in 1967.

Since 1968 he has appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

A popular favorite, Pavarotti is noted for his brilliance and style, notably in works by Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini, and Verdi. THE END

John Lennon ...

... nacio el 9 de octubre de 1940?

John Lennon
1940–1980, singer, guitarist, songwriter, born in Liverpool, England.

British singer, guitarist and harmonica player for The Beatles. After The Beatles broke up in 1970, Lennon launched a successful solo career, releasing Imagine (1971).

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John Lennon
Rock Musician / Songwriter

Born: 9 October 1940
Died: 8 December 1980
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Best known as: One of The Beatles

As half of The Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were one of the most successful songwriting teams of the century. Together they wrote dozens of hit tunes, ranging from "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride" to "Penny Lane" and "Let It Be."

Lennon's romance with Yoko Ono was a major influence on his post-Beatles career, and he collaborated with her on everything from the modern pop hymn "Imagine" to avant-garde noise and poetry.

The Beatles broke up in 1970, and Lennon followed with a solo career marked by uneven recordings and public pleas for world peace.

After a reclusive five years as a family man, Lennon released an album with Yoko in 1980, Double Fantasy. Soon, their new song "Just Like Starting Over" was reaching the top of the charts.

Extra credit: Lennon published two illustrated books of poetry and wit in the mid-1960s. In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works... His son Julian Lennon is also a singer and musician... Lennon's political positions gained him the enmity of J. Edgar Hoover's F. B. I. and the U.S. State Department, and researchers are still trying to get files on Lennon made public. THE END

¿Sabia UD que Vladimir Putin ...

... cumple años en este mes de octubre del 2008?

Vladimir Putin
Political Figure / President of Russia

Born: 7 October 1952
Birthplace: Leningrad, Russia (now St. Petersburg)
Best known as: President of the Russian Federation, 2000-2008

As the hand-picked successor of Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin was elected president of the Russian Federation in 2000.
After earning a law degree in 1975, Putin joined the KGB, the security force of the former Soviet Union.

He spent years working primarily in East Germany, then left the service in 1991 and became active in the politics of St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad).

He was brought to Moscow by Yeltsin in 1996 and served as an administrator in the Kremlin and an official for the security organizations which replaced the KGB.

In 1999 Putin became Yeltsin's fifth prime minister in 17 months, then became acting president when Yeltsin left office. He was officially elected to the office in 2000 and then re-elected in a landslide vote in March of 2004. THE END

¿Sabia UD que James Bond (007) ...

... fue interpretado por varios actores en sus respectivas epocas? Uno de los mas exitoso fue Roger Moore en la epoca de los 70s.

Roger Moore

Born: 14 October 1927
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: James Bond in the post-Connery, pre-Dalton era

Suave, blue-eyed and British, Roger Moore moved to the United States in 1953 and made his first mark in the TV western Maverick (replacing James Garner in 1959).

James Bond in 1972
Even more successful was his smooth portrayal of Simon Templar in the 1960s series The Saint. Gentlemanly and roguish, Moore took over from Sean Connery as James Bond in 1972 and eventually starred in seven Bond movies.

UNICEF member
In the 1990s Moore made fewer films, keeping busy with charity work on behalf of UNICEF; he succeeded Audrey Hepburn as the organization's Special Representative for the Film Arts.

England Knight
Extra credit: Moore was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999, then granted knighthood by the Queen in 2003. THE END

¿Sabia UD que la protagonista de TITANIC...

...Kate Winslet cumple años este mes de octubre del 2008?

Kate Winslet – Actress
Born: 5 October 1975
Birthplace: Reading, England
Best known as: Ingenue star of Titanic

After her debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994, directed by Peter Jackson), Kate Winslet earned the reputation of a "period babe" for her sensuous, Pre-Raphaelite face and because of her roles in historical flicks Sense and Sensibility (1995), Hamlet (1996) and Jude (1996).

Her role as Rose in James Cameron's Titanic (1997, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio) won her an Academy Award nomination.

Winslet's Oscar-nominated roles are in Sense and Sensibility (1995, supporting role); Titanic (1997, leading role); Iris (2001, supporting role); Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, leading role); and Little Children (2006, leading role). THE END
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