Famous Birthdays On 17 October

Eminem (1972-)

Eminem is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. He is considered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time. The ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine has labeled him the ‘King of Hip Hop,’ and listed him in its list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time.’ He became passionate about rapping at a young age of fourteen, and began attending local open-mic competitions with friends. As he grew up, he formed a group of rappers called ‘D12,’ which became quite popular among local music lovers.  He is known for his explicit use of words, often sending out aggressive signals. Yet, this famous rap artiste has managed to win the hearts of critics and followers alike, bagging more than a dozen ‘Grammy Awards.’

Rita Hayworth (1918-1987)

Popularly addressed as ‘The Love Goddess’, Rita Hayworth was one of the most glamorous actresses in the history of Hollywood. She was an exceptionally talented dancer and her awe-inspiring performances set her apart from other actresses of her time. She amused and entertained the American people during the grief-stricken period of World War II, with her enchanting dance performances in films like ‘Tonight and Every Night’, ‘Down to Earth’ and ‘Cover Girl’. She became one of Hollywood’s very first princesses and hit the headlines after she married Prince Aly Khan and soon after she gave up her career in Hollywood.


Matthew Macfadyen (1974-)

Matthew Macfadyen is a British actor, best known for playing Tom Quinn in the television drama series ‘Spooks.’ After starting his acting career in theatre, Macfadyen went on to perform in popular films and TV series like ‘Criminal Justice II,’ ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ ‘Death at a Funeral,’ and ‘Robin Hood.’ In 2007, he was nominated for a ‘British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) award and won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the ‘Royal Television Society Awards’ for his work in a ‘Channel 4’ drama titled ‘Secret Life.’ In 2010, he won the ‘BAFTA TV Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for portraying Joe Miller in the ‘BBC’ television drama ‘Criminal Justice II.’


Felicity Jones (1983-)

Felicity Jones is a British actress most popular for playing the role of Jane Hawking in the critically acclaimed film ‘The Theory of Everything’. Jones has been acting since the age of 12 and has worked in multiple plays, TV shows and films. She started her career with the television film ‘The Treasure Seekers’. She then played the role of Ethel Hallow another television show named ‘The Worst Witch’ and its sequel ‘Weirdsister College’. In her first film ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’ she played Young Ruth and went on to feature in several movies. She gained popularity for her acting in movies such as ‘The Invisible Woman’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’. However, it was her role in ‘The Theory of Everything’ that won her an Oscar nomination for the first time.

Michael McKean (1947-)

Michael McKean is an American musician, actor, and comedian who has delivered multiple popular characters in films, TV shows, and stage plays. He is best known for his portrayal of ‘Lenny Kosnowski’ in the ABC sitcom ‘Laverne & Shirley’. He also featured in the adult comedy show ‘Dream On’ and played various roles in the late-night show ‘Saturday Night Live’. McKean has done voice acting on many television shows including ‘101 Dalmatians: The Series’, ‘The Huntress’, ‘Oswald’, and ‘Hopeless Pictures’. Interested in music and drama from a young age, he pursued a BFA degree in college followed by an MFA degree from the prestigious New York University.


Montgomery Clift (1920-1966)

Montgomery Clift was one of the finest American film and stage actors. He was one of Hollywood’s first Method actors, followed by Marlon Brando and James Dean. While still a teenager, he became a successful Broadway actor. For ten years, he kept rejecting offers from Hollywood before starring in ‘Red River’ with movie legend John Wayne. Three years later, he starred with Elizabeth Taylor in the romantic drama ‘A Place in the Sun’. With his handsome looks and stellar performances he soon became one of the biggest actors in Hollywood.



Mike Judge (1962-)

Michael Craig Judge also known as Mike Judge is an American animator, actor, voice actor, writer, director and producer. Being a science graduate, he began his career as a programmer, but soon ventured into the field of music as a bass player. His interest in animation grew after a few years and he started creating short animated films to share with production companies. His first major project was ‘Beavis and Butt-head’, an animated sitcom created for MTV. Most of his work is centered on a put – upon, normal man sort who responds to the extreme characters surrounding him. He is also known for his role in popular science fiction feature film franchise ‘Spy kids’. In 2007, he was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame.

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