Thursday, December 31, 2009

Micky Dolenz - The Monkees


George Michael Dolenz, Jr. (born March 8, 1945) is an American actor, musician, television director and theatre director; he is best known for his role as the drummer/vocalist in the 1960s made-for-television band The Monkees. Source: Wikipedia


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Peter Tork - The Monkees

Peter Tork (b. February 13, 1942) is an American musician and actor, best known as a member of The Monkees.

Davy Jones - Happy Birthday Dec 30, 1945

Davy Jones (born David Thomas Jones 30 December 1945) is an English pop singer-songwriter and actor best known as a member of The Monkees.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Michael Nesmith


Robert Michael Nesmith (December 30, 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, perhaps best known for his time in the musical group The Monkees and on the TV series of the same name. Michael Nesmith is notable as a songwriter, including "Different Drum" sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys, as well as executive producer of the cult film Repo Man. In 1981 Nesmith won the first Grammy Award given for Video of the Year for his hour-long Elephant Parts.

When Nesmith was 13 his mother invented a typewriter correction fluid later known commercially as Liquid Paper.


Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, December 27, 2009

John Ritter 1948-2003


Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003)[1] was an American actor and comedian perhaps best known for playing Jack Tripper in the ABC sitcom Three's Company. Source: Wikipedia



Elvis Costello


Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), known by the stage name Elvis Costello, is an English singer-songwriter of Irish heritage. He came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the punk rock and New Wave musical genres. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; the critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes him as a "pop encyclopedia," able to "reinvent the past in his own image".[1]

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

James Whitmore (1921 – 2009)



Actor James Whitmore portrayed Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Theodore Roosevelt in one-man stage shows and created memorable characters in many movies and TV shows, including "The Twilight Zone."

Whitmore won a Tony award in 1948 for his Broadway portrayal of an Army sergeant in "Command Decision" but was replaced by Van Johnson in the film version.

Whitmore also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the 1949 film "Battleground." He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 1976 for "Give 'Em Hell, Harry," the film version of his one-man show about Truman.

The actor won an Emmy in 2000 for his performance as Raymond Oz in a three-episode arc on the ABC legal drama "The Practice.

Movie fans may remember his subtle portrayal of aging prison inmate Brooks Hatlen in 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption" with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

He played U.S. Navy Adm. William F. Halsey in the World War II epic "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and was an imperious ape in the 1968 classic "Planet of the Apes."

Whitmore looked natural in cowboy boots and hat, appearing in such TV series as "Bonanza," "The Virginian" and "Gunsmoke."

He also did commercials for Miracle-Gro plant foods.

Whitmore was born in 1921 in White Plains, New York. He was married four times: twice to Nancy Mygatt, for four years in the '70s to actress Audra Lindley, and since 2001 to actress Noreen Nash.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Richard Harris


Richard St. John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, and is perhaps best known for his roles as King Arthur in Camelot (1967), as Oliver Cromwell in Cromwell (1970) and for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), his last film. He also played a British aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992), and the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000). As a singer, Harris is probably best remembered for his recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park", which reached the top ten in sales on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in 1968.
- Source: wikipedia

Alan Rickman


Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor and theatre director. Rickman is best known for his performances in film as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, as well as extensive stage work. He is also known for his prominent roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 blockbuster film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; as Colonel Brandon in the Oscar-winning 1995 Sense and Sensibility; as Elliot Marston, alongside Tom Selleck in the movie Quigley Down Under; and, more recently, Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Steven Spurrier in Bottle Shock, and as Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins. Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gene Hackman


Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is an American actor and novelist.

Hackman has made 80 films. He came to fame in 1967 when his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde earned him his first Oscar nomination. His major roles include police detective Popeye Doyle in The French Connection, surveillance expert Harry Caul in The Conversation, basketball coach Norman Dale in Hoosiers, the heroic Reverend Scott in The Poseidon Adventure, federal agent Rupert Anderson in Mississippi Burning, sadistic sheriff Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven, arch-villain Lex Luthor in Superman (plus two of its sequels), Edward "Brill" Lyle in Enemy of the State, patriarch Royal Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums, submarine captain Frank Ramsey in Crimson Tide, professional thief Joe Moore in Heist and Admiral Leslie McMahon Reigart in Behind Enemy Lines. Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Forest Whitaker


Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. Whitaker has also won a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. He became the fourth African American man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, following in the footsteps of Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx.[1]

He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.[2][3] However, for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the gritty, award-winning television series, The Shield, Whitaker merely had to draw on his childhood years growing up in South Central Los Angeles, California.

Source: Wikipedia

Monday, December 21, 2009

Johnny Cash


Johnny Cash (February 26, 1922–September 12, 2003), born J. R. Cash, was an American singer-songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.[2] Primarily a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll (especially early in his career), as well as blues, folk, and gospel.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice, the "chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, his demeanor, and his dark clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts with the introduction "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash".

Much of Cash's music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. His signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous songs, such as "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue", a duet with June Carter called "Jackson", as well as railroad songs such as "Hey Porter" and "Rock Island Line." Source: Wikipedia

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Sting"


Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), widely known by his stage name Sting, is a musician and actor.

Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock music band The Police. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and receiving an Oscar nomination for best song. Sting was an influential songwiter during the 1980s. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Source: Wikipedia

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Soupy Sales 1926 – 2009

Soupy Sales (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009)[2] was an American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado.[4] He was best known for his local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales; a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark.

From 1968 to 1975, he was a regular panelist on the syndicated revival of What's My Line? and appeared on several other TV game shows. During the 1980s Sales hosted his own show on WNBC-AM in New York City.

Source: Wikipedia

Father Jacek - Poland


A Christmas Gift - Commission

Friday, October 30, 2009

Craig Ferguson


Craig Ferguson (born May 17, 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, director and actor. He is the present host of CBS's The Late Late Show, a role that earned him an Emmy nomination in 2006.[1]

Before his career as a late-night talk-show host, Ferguson was best known in the United States for his role as the office boss, Nigel Wick, on The Drew Carey Show from 1996 to 2003.

He is the author of the 2006 novel Between the Bridge and the River and his 2009 memoir American on Purpose, which details his life experiences over several decades. He both starred in and co-wrote three films, including The Big Tease (2000).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965


Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Henry Gibson 1935 – 2009


Henry Gibson (September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor and songwriter, best known as a cast member of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In and for his recurring role as Judge Clark Brown on Boston Legal.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

butterfly - in a drawer somewhere.

One of the great thing about computers that I like is being able to archive artwork and pull it up with little effort. Here's something I did a few years ago. Someone ordered a print of it today. Had it been in a drawer somewhere I don't know if I would have been able to find it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III (born January 23, 1951) is an American airline transport pilot (ATP), safety expert, and accident investigator from Danville, California, who successfully carried out the emergency ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, offshore from Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, thus saving the lives of all 155 people on the aircraft.

Sullenberger is an international speaker on airline safety and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety. As of September 30, 2009, Sullenberger is also the co-chairman of the EAA's Young Eagles youth introduction-to-aviation program. He is the author of Highest Duty, a memoir of his life and of the events surrounding Flight 1549, published by HarperCollins.

Source: Wikipedia

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Raymond William Stacey Burr

Raymond William Stacey Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian actor, primarily known for his roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside.

He was born Raymond William Stacey Burr in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (although the 1930 census states Burr was born in Illinois), to William Johnston Burr (1889-1985), an Irish hardware salesman from County Cork, Ireland, and his wife Minerva Smith (1892-1974), a concert pianist and music teacher who had emigrated to Canada from Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1914.[2] Burr spent part of his childhood in China, where his father worked as a trade agent. After his parents divorced, Burr moved to Vallejo, California with his mother and younger sister and brother.

As soon as he came of age, Burr went to work as a ranch hand and a photo salesman to help support his mother and younger sister and brother. After two years in the Navy during World War II, Burr returned home after being wounded in the stomach on Okinawa.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Jack Benny - Dead at 39 years old

Does anyone know why it is said that Jack Benny died at age 39?

Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of someone comically "tight" with his money and often playing the violin badly.

Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, tremendously popular in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s were a foundational influence on the situation comedy.

Source: Wikipedia

Monday, October 5, 2009

Steve Martin - bic pen

Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician, and composer. He was raised in Southern California in a Baptist family, where his early influences were working at Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and working magic and comedy acts at these and other smaller venues in the area. His ascent to fame picked up when he became a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on the Tonight Show.

In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. In the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, he became a successful actor, playwright, and juggler, and eventually earned Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards. Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Julie Andrews as a child



Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells;[1] 1 October 1935)[2] is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. Andrews was a former British child actress and singer who made her Broadway debut in 1954 with The Boy Friend, and rose to prominence starring in other musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, and in musical films such as Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965): the roles for which she is still best-known. Her voice spanned four Octaves until it was damaged by a throat operation in 1998.

Andrews had a major revival of her film career in the 2000s, in family films such as The Princess Diaries (2001), its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and the Shrek animated films (2004–2007). In 2003 Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend at the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, New York (and later at the Goodspeed Opera House, in East Haddam, Connecticut in 2005).

Andrews is also an author of children's books, and in 2008 she published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

Source: Wikipedia

Friday, October 2, 2009

Patrick Swayze 1952-2009

Patrick Wayne Swayze (pronounced /ˈsweɪziː/; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his roles as romantic leading men in the films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Faber-Castell Display at AC Moore


The Faber-Castell Company is currently featuring a pencil drawing I did of the Statue of Liberty in AC Moore stores.

This comes from the Faber-Castell Company regarding the information listed incorrectly on Wikipedia:

I was surprised that it (Wikipedia) listed only the Premium pens being manufactured in Germany. The pencils are made in the original facility in Stein (near Nurnberg, Germany).
The products produced at Faber-Castell plant in Malaysia are artist erasers.
Our core products, pencils are mostly produced in Germany (including the Castell 9000 pencils that you created the Liberty image with). Polychromos color pencils, Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, and PITT artist pens are also produced in Germany. Some of our Art Grip pencils are produced in Brazil (reforested wood) and some in Germany…


Wikipedia Profile:
Faber-Castell is a German high-end manufacturer of writing instruments, art supplies, staplers, slide rules, and luxury leather goods, founded in 1761 in Nuremberg by Kaspar Faber. The enterprise was in the Faber family for five generations when through the marriage of Count Alexander Castell-Rüdenhausen (1866 - 1928) with Ottilie Baroness von Faber to create the branch of Faber-Castell in 1898. The Faber-Castell family has continued to run the company in the sixth, seventh and eighth generations through now.

Faber-Castell USA is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is part of the global network of Faber-Castell companies operating in countries such as Australia, Brazil, and Malaysia.[1] Most consumer products from Faber-Castell are made in Malaysia. Only some premium pens are still manufactured in Germany.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Huckleberry Creek Farm


Here is a sign I designed today for my parents place in North Carolina. My first full time job as an artist was as a sign artist with Custom Signs in Greenville, SC. back in 1984.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Magazine Illustration: Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

"You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks" was created for an article written by Bob Williamson for "Maintenance Technology" magazine's Sept. 2009 issue.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Our Gang - "Stymie"





Matthew Beard, Jr.
(January 1, 1925January 8, 1981) was an American child actor, most famous for portraying the character of Stymie in the Our Gang short films from 1930 to 1935.

Source: Wikipedia

Our Gang - "Darla"

Darla Jean Hood (November 4, 1930 – June 13, 1979) was an American child actress, best known for her lead roles in Our Gang (Little Rascals) shorts during the late 1930s and early 1940s. She was born in Leedey, Oklahoma, the only child of James Claude Hood and Elizabeth Davner. Her father worked in a bank and her mother was a music teacher.
Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our Gang - "Alfalfa"


Carl Dean "Alfalfa" Switzer (August 7, 1927 – January 21, 1959) was an American child actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series as Alfalfa, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered characters. Source: Wikipedia

Monday, September 7, 2009

Our Gang - "Spanky"

George Robert Phillips "Spanky" McFarland (October 2, 1928June 30, 1993) was an American actor most famous for his appearances in the Our Gang series of short-subject comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. The Our Gang shorts were later popular after being syndicated to television as The Little Rascals.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Charles Gibson


Charles "Charlie" Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is an American broadcast television anchor and journalist.

He is the anchor for World News with Charles Gibson, the flagship evening newscast by the ABC News division of the ABC television network.

He became anchor on May 29, 2006, when the program was known as ABC World News Tonight. He also anchors the ABC News five p.m. (Eastern Time) Information Network weekday newscast on ABC News Radio.

During Gibson's tenure, World News beat NBC Nightly News in the program ratings for the first time in several years.[citation needed] The two programs have now been in a dead heat[citation needed], taking turns at the top of the ratings among household viewers and the 25-54 age group prized by advertisers.

Gibson previously co-anchored ABC News's Good Morning America, a breakfast television news and talk show, for a span of nineteen years; first from February 1987 to May 1998, then again from January 1999 to June 2006.

On September 2, 2009, ABC News announced that Gibson will retire from World News in January 2010, and will be replaced by Diane Sawyer,[1] a veteran ABC News journalist and a co-anchor of Good Morning America since 1999.


Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Steve Fossett 1944-2007


James Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007) was an American businessman, aviator, sailor, and adventurer and the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry, and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot.

Source: Wikipedia

Friday, September 4, 2009

Heath Ledger

Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian television and film actor. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work includes nineteen films, most notably 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), Monster's Ball (2001), A Knight's Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008). In addition to his acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.

Source: Wikipedia

Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mike Seeger (August 15, 1933 – August 7, 2009)


Mike Seeger (August 15, 1933 – August 7, 2009) was an American folk musician and folklorist. He was a distinctive singer and an accomplished musician who played autoharp, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, mouth harp, mandolin, and dobro.[1][2] Seeger, a half-brother of Pete Seeger, produced more than 30 documentary recordings, and performed in more than 40 other recordings. He desired to make known the caretakers of culture that inspired and taught him.[3]

Source: Wikipedia

Julia Child 1912 - 2004

Julia Child (born Julia Carolyn McWilliams August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author and television personality. She introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her many cookbooks and television programs, notably The French Chef which premiered in 1963. Her most well-known cookbook is Mastering the Art of French Cooking, published in 1961.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009)


Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009) was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible."[1] His many recording innovations included overdubbing (also known as sound on sound[2]), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording.[3]

His innovative talents extended into his unique playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many of the guitarists of the present day.

Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

William Booth - Founder of the Salvation Army




William Booth
(10 April 1829 – 20 August 1912) was a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878-1912). The Christian movement, with a quasi-military structure and government - but with no physical weaponry - founded in 1865, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world and is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid.

Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1921 – 2009

The right to play on any playing field?
You have earned it.
The right to study at any school?
You have earned it.
The right to hold a job?
You have earned it
The right to be anyone's neighbor?
You have earned it.
-Eunice Kennedy Shriver


Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009)[1] was a member of the Kennedy family and helped to found the Special Olympics in the 1960s as a national organization. On May 23, 1953, she married Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. who was the Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential candidate in 1972. Shriver actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke nationalize the Special Olympics movement. Her daughter, Maria Shriver, is married to actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. Although Shriver was a Democrat, she was a vocal supporter of the pro-life movement. In the early morning of August 11, 2009, Shriver died at the hospital, at 88 years of age.

Source: Wikipedia

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak


Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (born August 11, 1950 in San Jose, California) is an American computer engineer who founded Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs. His inventions and machines are credited with contributing significantly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s. The Apple II gained much popularity, eventually becoming one of the best selling personal computers of the 1970s and early 1980s. Wozniak was also a contestant on ABC's 8th season of Dancing with the Stars. Wozniak has several nicknames, including "The Woz", "Wonderful Wizard of Woz" and "iWoz" (a reference to the ubiquitous naming scheme for Apple products). "WoZ" (short for "Wheels of Zeus") is also the name of a company Wozniak founded. He is sometimes known as the "Other Steve" of Apple Computer, the better known Steve being co-founder Steve Jobs. He is of Polish descent.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, August 9, 2009

John Hughes 1950 – 2009


John Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer and writer. He made some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s, including National Lampoon's Vacation; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Source: Wikipedia