Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison is 71 years old today.
Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison’s albums Moondance and Astral Weeks have received critical acclaim. His father’s huge record collection inspired him to pursue music. Many have said Morrison is a very private person and sometimes refuses to look at the audience while performing.
Van Morrison being knighted recently by the Prince of Wales.
During his years studying theater, Hanks met Vincent Dowling, head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. Dowling’s urged Hanks to become an intern at the festival. That internship stretched into a three-year experience that covered most aspects of theater production, including lighting, set design, and stage management, prompting Hanks to drop out of college.
Mel Brooks belongs to an exclusive club of entertainers as the recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. As a teenager, he was taught the drums by the great Buddy Rich. In 1961, his comedy career took a big step forward when he and fellow comic legend Carl Reiner created a comedy sketch called The 2000 Year Old Man.