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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays March 12

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays March 12:

1948 (63) James Taylor Smooth singer of “You’ve Got A Friend” and “Fire and Rain”

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Children with Carly Simon: Ben Taylor and Sally Taylor. Both are involved in music.

Click here to view one of my favorite performances of James Taylor. This is James Taylor at the 2010 Oscars A Tribute To The Stars We Lost in 2009.

2000: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

His late brother, Alex Taylor, and (still-living) sister Kate Taylor were both singer-songwriters; younger brother Livingston Taylor is still an active folk-pop-jazz performer.

3/30/04: Performed in Beverly Hills, CA, at a fund-raiser for John Kerry’s Democratic presidential campaign.

Has twin sons, Henry and Rufus, with his 3rd wife, born via a surrogate mother.

2004: In the fall he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.

October 2004: Performed the Star Spangled Banner at Fenway Park in Boston for Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox.

Was nominated for Broadway’s 1978 Tony Award, for both music and lyrics, as one of several people sharing a nomination as Best Score for “Working.”

He was voted the 84th Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.

Was once signed by The Beatles’ Apple label in the late 1960s.

10/4/07: Grandchild Bodhi Taylor Bragonier born.

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.

He was awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts for his contributions to American music. His voice and guitar playing are among the most recognized in popular music and his expansive list of songs has had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life.



1946 (65) Liza Minnelli Singer, dancer, actress and daughter of Judy Garland

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5/00: Cancelled 14 concert appearances after being hospitalized for additional surgery on her hips.

Frequently attended legendary New York disco Studio 54

Has had 2 hip replacement surgeries and 3 knee surgeries.

Says her mother gave her a sense of humor.

Sees a psychiatrist and attends AA (as of December 1999).

Sought treatment at the Betty Ford Center when she was 35.

1997: Had vocal surgery, after which she began watching her father’s movies. This led to her starring in her renowned Broadway revue, “Minnelli on Minnelli”.

Ex-daughter-in-law of Jack Haley.

Niece of Mary Jane Gumm and Virginia Gumm.

1999: Winner of the Board of Directors MAC Award.

At her wedding to David Gest, Elizabeth Taylor and Marisa Berenson acted as co-matrons of honor, while Michael Jackson and Tito Jackson were co-best men.

Her ex-husband, David Gest, is an event planner.

Her parents named her after Ira Gershwin’s song “Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)”

1990: She received the Grammy Legend Award, making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment’s top four awards – the Oscar, the Tony, The Emmy and the Grammy.

1977: Hit #104 on the Billboard Singles Charts with “Theme from New York, New York” (United Art. 1014).

Was briefly managed by KISS lead singer/guitarist Gene Simmons in the 1980s.

5/25/03: Broke her knee while preparing for a concert with Luciano Pavarotti in Bologna, Italy.

10/19/00: Admitted to a Fort Lauderdale (FL) hospital where she was treated for viral encephalitis.

Half-sister Christiane moved to Mexico and is the mother of two grown children. She attended Liza’s wedding to David Gest in 2003.

2004: Made up with half-sister Lorna Luft.

When she was young she befriended Marilyn Monroe.

1973: Became the seventh person to win the Triple Crown of Acting: Tony for “Flora, the Red Menace” (1965) and “The Act” (1977); Oscar, Best Actress for Cabaret (1972); and Emmy in 1973 for Liza with a Z: A Concert for Television (1972) (TV).


Her mother, Judy Garland, and former father-in-law, Jack Haley, starred together in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

9/30/91: Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was honored for her career in the live theatre. Her star is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

Has won three Tony Awards, two as Best Actress (Musical), for 1965′s “Flora, the Red Menace” and 1978′s “The Act,” and, in 1974, a Special Tony Award “for adding lustre to the Broadway theatre season.” She was also nominated as Best Actress (Musical) in 1984 for “The Rink,” but lost that award to her co-star, Chita Rivera.

One of only four actresses, along with Faye Dunaway, Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry, to win both the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Razzie Award for Worst Actress. Dunaway shared her award with Bo Derek.

Is portrayed by several actresses at different ages in her life in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) (TV).

1980: A co-presenter at the Academy Awards ceremony, she accepted the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role on behalf of Melvyn Douglas, who wasn’t present.

She and her mother, Judy Garland, were the first Oscar-nominated mother and daughter.

Is mentioned in The School of Rock (2003) as a musical inspiration.

Her mother Judy Garland was pregnant with her while filming her minor role in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946). In order to hide her pregnant stomach she was hidden behind stacks of dishes while singing “Look For The Silver Lining”.

Was a huge fan of the TV show “La Femme Nikita” (1997), so much so that in 1997, before Peta Wilson’s first TV interview on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” (1996), Liza secretly called to have Peta’s limo stop at her home on the way to the studio so she could meet her and give her advice on what to say. Wilson later confirmed this during the interview.

Godparents were Ira Gershwin and Kay Thompson.

Is Italian and French on her father’s side and Irish and Scottish on her mother’s.

In the early 1980s during pre-production for a film version of “Evita”, director Ken Russell auditioned her for the part. Russell was so impressed that he refused to do the film without her. He was promptly fired by producer Robert Stigwood and the film lay dormant for over 10 years until the Madonna version came out in 1996.

Is portrayed by Donna Coney Island in Ghostlight (2003)

Measurements in 1980: 34C-28-36.

Reports that she adopted a three-year-old daughter named Serena, with then-husband David Gest in early 2003, have proved to be untrue.

Because Liza constantly traveled with her mother, she spent most of her childhood in hotels. She was the inspiration for the character of “Eloise”, who grew up in the Plaza Hotel. The books were written by Liza’s godmother, Kay Thompson.

Best friend is Cabaret (1972) co-star Marisa Berenson.

In the early 60s, she lived in London with mother Judy Garland, half siblings Lorna Luft and Joey Luft and stepfather Sidney Luft.

Sang part of the song “Mama” on My Chemical Romance’s third studio album, “Welcome to the Black Parade”.

Born in the same hospital as Natalie Cole, Micky Dolenz, and former boyfriend Desi Arnaz Jr..

Only child of two Oscar-winners to win an Oscar herself.

2/3/07: Was honored at the “Steve Chase Awards”, a charity gala in Palm Springs, CA, where she was awarded the humanitarian award for her many years of work with AIDS charities. She shared the honor with Bishop Desmond Tutu. The presenter of the award was her old friend, Joel Grey.

The Oh in Ohio (2006) was her first theatrical feature in 15 years.

Was childhood friends with Mia Farrow, Cheryl Crane and Katy Manning.

7/16/07: Was in attendance at the movie premiere of Hairspray (2007).

Suffered three miscarriages during her marriage to Mark Gero; the first occurring just a week after their wedding in December 1979.

Is a close friend of singer Diana Ross.

12 December 2007: Collapsed on stage whilst performing a Christmas show in Stockholm, Sweden.

In 1972, after winning the Academy Award for Cabaret (1972), Marlene Dietrich said about her: “I’m annoyed when people keep comparing her to her mother [Judy Garland]. She’s nothing to do with her mother. She’s a completely different woman. The film Cabaret (1972) is a great hit for her and that’s all one wants.”.

Was a huge friend of the singer Freddie Mercury.

Portrayed by Stephanie J. Block in the play about Peter Allen’s life.

Stayed very close friends with her first husband, Peter Allen, until his death in 1992.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Was actually the second choice to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret (1972). Barbra Streisand was offered the part first, but she turned it down because she wanted to move away from musicals.

She was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for her show, “Liza’s At the Palace,” for Special Theatrical Presentation at the Palace Theatre in New York City.

For her first network TV appearance, on “The Jack Paar Program” (1962) in March of 1963, she was billed as the somewhat exotic sounding Yduj Dnalrag…Judy Garland spelled backwards!.

She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

First television appearance was on “The Linkletter Show” (1952) in 1954.

Is one of six actresses who have won an Academy Award for their performance in a musical. The others in chronological order are Rita Moreno, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Hudson.

Underwent knee surgery in January, 2010.

While Frank Sinatra’s version of “New York, New York” is played at Yankee Stadium after every Yankee home win, Liza Minnelli’s version is played after every Yankee home loss.


1962 (49) Darryl Strawberry New York Mets talented home run hitter ran into trouble with drugs

In the category of I can’t believe they are that old:

1940 (71) Al Jarreau 7 Time Grammy Award winning Jazz singer

1932 (79) Barbara Feldon Actress played “Agent 99″ on the tv series “Get Smart”


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