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Happy Birthday, Gemini!

HEY GEMINI, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU! The sign of the twins is shared by notables across continents and centuries.  Famous Geminis?  How about Marilyn Monroe?  Or Frank Lloyd Wright…  Che Guevara…  Rachel Carson…   Lou Gehrig…  Walt Whitman…  Queen Victoria… This month we salute those who are celebrating their 50+ birthdays.  Let us know if we forgot your favorite Gemini!   Donald Trump (b. 1946) The 70 year-old real estate developer, television personality and now… front-runner for the Republican nominee...

Happy Birthday, Taurus!

STARSTRUCK FOR TAURUS! As the month of the Taurus rolls around, it’s interesting to discover who shares a birthday between April 20th and May 20th.  Famous Taureans can count these names among their ranks: Napoleon…Vladimir Lenin…Karl Marx… Emperor Hirohito… Malcolm X… Harper Lee… Robert Oppenheimer… Tchaikovsky… even Shakespeare, for goodness’ sake!  Act Two Magazine decided to dig a little deeper and bring you a comprehensive list of some famous Taurus men and women born in the 20th century.   ...

Happy Birthday, Aries!

  ARIES IN THE AIR! Independent, fearless, creative and dynamic—these are just a few of the traits of those born under the sign of Aries.  Consider this extraordinary collection of people born under the sign of the ram, Aries:  Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Aretha Franklin, Goya, Robert Frost, Rafael, Jane Goodall, Henry James, Hayden, Bach, and too many more to mention.   Robert Downey Jr., 50 (b. 1965) These days he’s known as Iron Man but the actor...

The Thrill Seeker Within

  JUST FOR THE THRILL OF IT! She found her thrill in Blueberry Land.  Once or twice a year, thrill seeker Tamela Rich, 52, leaves her husband.  She packs a couple changes of clothes, dresses in helmet and protective gear and sets off on her motorcycle.   Her sons are grown, her husband loves her and she averages six weeks on the road.  You can follow her adventures on her blog or read her books.  She inspires all, male or...

Beverly Guitar Watkins, The Guitarist Granny

CAN YOUR GRANDMA DO THIS? If you’ve never heard of Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, it’s about time you find out who she is.  This 76-year-old Georgia native,  nicknamed the “Guitarist Granny,” is a blues guitarist par excellence.  She has won awards, traveled the world and opened for some of the biggest names in music:  James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. Beverly Guitar Watkins has received the Georgia Music Legend Award in 2011 and continues to play to audiences...

Dr. Erica Miller CAN Do It All

THE CHRONOLOGICALLY GIFTED BUBBE – DR. ERICA MILLER Her daughter likes to say to people, “Look at my mother: at 82 years old, flying to Tibet!”  Dr. Erica Miller laughs, “If I were a monkey on a leash, she’d be collecting money.” But her daughter might have a hard time keeping up.  In the past year, Dr. Miller (whose Twitter handle is @BubbeMiller) has given dozens of motivational speeches all over the country and published her second book, not to mention...

Remembering BB King

THE KING OF THE BLUES, BB King was born on on September 16, 1925 on a cotton plantation called Berclair, near the town of Itta Bena, Mississippi.  Christened Riley B. King, he was the son of sharecroppers Albert and Nora Ella King.  His Mississippi roots stayed with him always, punctuating his music and providing him with a steady “home” presence even as he traveled around the world singing the blues. This Mississippi Public Broadcasting tribute includes rare footage of the King himself defining what...

Nicolas Cage Interview

NICK CAGE ISN’T SLOWING DOWN. On a 105 degree summer day in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nicolas Cage admits, “People want to talk to me about Leaving Las Vegas all the time.  They either say, ‘It’s one of those movies that makes me never want to have another cocktail again.  Or they tell me, ‘I just watched that movie and now I’m saying, ‘I’ll have another cocktail!’” His new movie The Runner, now in wide release and on...

Meet Baddie Winkle

WHO IS BADDIE WINKLE? Helen Van Winkle may be the hippest 87-year-old grandma on Instagram.  Van Winkle, who goes by “Baddie Winkle” on social media, claims she’s been “stealing your man since 1928,” according to her account. Baddie Winkle has 1.5 million Instagram followers, including an eyebrow-raising number of top celebrities.  We’re talking Miley Cyrus, Nicole Ritchie, Drake, Rihanna and more. After losing her husband on her 35th wedding anniversary, she started experimenting with fashion as a way to...

Holly Hunter Interview

HOLLY HUNTER HAS A HEALTHY GRASP OF AGING. “It’s complicated,” says the 57-year-old petite powerhouse. ”You’re dealing with your own mortality. It grows closer with each year. “You don’t know how close,” she says with a whoop. “It’s just sooner than it used to be!” “I think it’s good to deal with reality.  That’s healthy.  It’s good to think about the years passing without being morbid about it.” Holly Hunter on the Move Hunter isn’t allowing anything to slow...

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