Reagan's’ father nicknamed him “Dutch” due to his fat little dutch boy appearance. Reagan and his only sibling, Neil, grew up together living in different cities around Illinois. Ronald Reagan was very involved in high school where he developed a liking to acting, sports, and storytelling. After high school Reagan went to Eureka College to study economics and sociology. Reagan’s high school interests carried on with him to college as he joined a fraternity, became a cheerleader, played football, was captain of the swim team, and voted the student body president.
He was married to Bridget Fonda on November 29, 2003 and has scored one movie of hers in 1997. He has three children Lola born in 1979, Mali born in 1984, and Oliver born in 2005. When he went with his brother to France he performed with an avant-garde musical theater group known as Le Grand Magic Circus. He then decided to travel through Ghana, Mali, and Upper Volta in Africa experiencing new musical styles that would influence his own style. While in Africa he contracted malaria.
He grew up in Poway California. Originally he wanted to be a firefighter and even went through the San Diego Cadet program. His parents divorced when he was 18 which was the influence for some of the songs he wrote. On May 26, 2001 Tom married his girlfriend of 6 years, Jennifer Jenkins. The band Jimmy Eat World played at the reception for them.
Hendrix is still immensely popular today because of his unprecedented guitar style coupled with an outrageous lifestyle and stage show. The legend was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle to James Allen and Lucille Hendrix. His given name was Johnny Allen Hendrix (White 254). His mother was a Cherokee Indian who had tuberculosis, but despite that she was wild and loved to party (White 254). Leon was Jimi’s little brother who was six years his junior (White 254).
On April 14, 1949 the Fairmont News read, "James Dean First Place Winner in Dramatic Speaking." He also graduated high school in June of that same year. Dean then moved back to California and attended Santa Monica City College and lived with his father and step mother, where he majored in prelaw. Dean earned Cs and Ds in law classes, but As and Bs in acting. That following year, he transferred to the University of California to study theatre, but he later quit school to get as many auditions as possible, and at this time he worked as a parking lot attendant.
The reason for his long-standing absence from the big screen is not due to waning popularity. John Belushi died March 5th, 1982 from an extreme drug overdose involving Cocaine and Heroin. Born in Chicago, Illinois to a family of Albanian immigrants, Belushi discovered his love for acting sometime during his high school career where he was both the captain of Wheaton Central High School’s football team as well as the homecoming king during his senior year. Belushi pursued his acting career through his short stint in college where he was responsible for forming an improvisation based acting troupe before leaving to pursue his career more professionally. He spent time acting in Chicago before relocating to New York City where he joined the acting company National Lampoon and eventually linked up with Saturday Night Live, the hyper-successful television program that would launch his career to the point of stardom.
His Father Joseph Jackson had been a guitarist but had put aside his musical aspiration to provide for his family as crane operator. He believed his sons had talents, and he was the one that molded them into a musical group in the early 1960s. Michael grew up with having eight other siblings, seven boys and two girls with him being the third youngest. At first the, the Jackson Family performers consisted of Michael's older brothers Tito, Jermaine, and Jackie. After many discussions and trying to convince his mother that this was a good opportunity he joined his siblings in their family band as the groups lead vocalist.
In 1983, he embarked on his self-subsidized “Poverty Tour” of comedy clubs across the U.S. His career started to take off, when he made several appearances on the talent show “Star Search”. He then landed a few small parts on T.V. show’s eventually catching the eye of Bill Cosby who put him on his new show “A Different World” in which he played a kind dorm director at an all black college. This led him into a few starring and co-starring roles in major motion pictures and made the name Sinbad, a household name across the country. If I were to describe Sinbad’s style of comedy, I would have to say it to be much different than that of Richard Pryor.
The Travolta children were encouraged to be creative, and would stage shows in the basement of their home. By age twelve, John knew he wanted to be an actor, having already joined an acting workshop in his hometown. He soon began appearing in local theater and began taking tap lessons from Gene Kelly's brother Fred. Travolta admits he picked up a lot of moves from TV's Soul Train, and he ascribes his love for dance to the fact that his high school was fifty percent black.
As the Warlocks the band attended Ken Kesey’s acid tests as one of his main performers. The acid tests were created by famous author and Oregon native Ken Kesey, who created the test to entertain friends and acquaintances. Kesey had come up with the idea after volunteering to take psychedelic drugs for government research, which required he ingested drugs like LSD. During the acid test Kesey would have his favorite band the Warlocks come play to entertain while being high on drugs. The five men were recognized under the alias the Warlocks for a year, but then agreed on a name change after discovering another band of the same name on the east coast.