Jackie Earle Haley
Jack Earle Haley is an American actor. His earliest roles included Moocher in Breaking Away and Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan. After spending many years as a producer and director of television commercials, he revived his acting career with a supporting role in All the King's Men; this was followed by his performance as pedophile Ronald James McGorvey in Little Children, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Subsequent notable roles include the vigilante Rorschach in Watchmen, horror icon Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Grewishka, a huge cyborg criminal, in Alita: Battle Angel, he stars as Odin Quincannon in Preacher and The Terror in The Tick. Haley was born and raised in Northridge, the son of Haven Earle "Bud" Haley, a radio show host/disc jockey and actor. Haley has appeared in numerous films, including Damnation Alley, John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust, Losin' It, as well as guest roles on TV.
A well known child actor, he starred as Kelly Leak in the comedy The Bad News Bears. He starred in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, he played Moocher in Peter Yates's acclaimed 1979 film Breaking Away and in the short-lived TV series of the same name. Throughout the 1970s, he played a tough, pimply, long-haired misfit. Haley shot a pilot for an American version of the popular British comedy The Young Ones titled Oh, No! Not THEM!. In 1974 he played Norm a misfit kid in the 12th episode of the Saturday morning children's show, Shazam! It is rumored that in 1984, Haley's friend Johnny Depp accompanied him to auditions for Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street. Haley's acting career went dormant during most of the 1990s and early 2000s, when he moved to San Antonio and turned to directing, finding success as a producer and director of television commercials. With the recommendation of Sean Penn, Haley returned to acting in 2006, first appearing in Steven Zaillian's All the King's Men alongside Penn as Sugar Boy, his bodyguard, before giving a critically acclaimed performance as a paroled sex offender in Todd Field's Little Children.
He stated that his preparation for the role was influenced by the relationship shared between his mother and his brother True, who battled a heroin addiction before he died of an overdose. Haley was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this portrayal and in 2007 was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Haley owns a production company, JEH Productions, in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008, he appeared in Semi-Pro and starred in Winged Creatures with Kate Beckinsale, Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning, he stars in Zack Snyder's 2009 adaptation of the Alan Moore graphic novel, Watchmen, as Rorschach, a masked vigilante working to find the identity of a costumed hero killer, a role which earned Haley praise from many reviewers. The film reunited him with Little Children co-star Patrick Wilson who played Nite Owl II, former partner of Rorschach. In 2010, Haley appeared in Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese, playing a patient of a hospital for the criminally insane.
Haley played the role of Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake. He has signed on to play the role in three installments in the series. Haley was a series regular on Human Target as Guerrero, an ally of the main character, Christopher Chance; the series premiered on January 17, 2010 on Fox, lasted for two seasons before being cancelled in May 2011. He played Willie Loomis in the 2012 film adaptation of Dark Shadows, directed by Tim Burton, played Confederate States Vice President Alexander H. Stephens in Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg. More he has played the supervillain "The Terror" in Amazon's re-boot of The Tick. Haley's first marriage was to Sherry Vaughan in 1979, he has two children: a son, a daughter, Olivia, by his second wife, Jennifer Hargrave. He married his third wife, Amelia Cruz, in 2004; the couple reside in Texas. Official website Jackie Earle Haley on IMDb
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Jackie Bradley Jr. nicknamed JBJ, is an American professional baseball center fielder who plays for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He weighs 200 pounds, he was drafted by the Red Sox with the 40th overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft after being named the 2010 College World Series Most Outstanding Player while attending the University of South Carolina. He made his MLB debut in 2013, was on the 40-man roster for the 2013 World Series champions, though he didn't play in the postseason. Bradley was an All Star in 2016 and he was named the most valuable player of the 2018 American League Championship Series. Bradley attended Prince George High School in Virginia, he was named to the 2008 Virginia AAA All-State team and was listed as the 40th-best Virginia-based baseball prospect for the 2008 Major League Baseball draft by Baseball America. With the University of South Carolina, Bradley began his college baseball career with the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team in 2009; as a freshman, Bradley scored 69 runs in 63 games.
Posting a slugging percentage of.537, he hit 11 home runs while walking 34 times and striking out 31 times. He played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Mets in the Cape Cod Baseball League. In 2010, Bradley batted 13 home runs, driving in 60 runs while scoring 56 times in 67 games, he went 10-for-29 at the plate in the 2010 College World Series, earning CWS Most Outstanding Player honors. The Boston Red Sox selected Bradley in the supplemental first round, with the 40th overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. Bradley made his professional debut on August 23, 2011 with the Class-A Short Season Lowell Spinners, hitting.250 in 10 games split between the Spinners and Single-A Greenville Drive. Bradley was named Minor League Defensive Player of the Year by the Red Sox organization for the 2012 season, he hit.315 with 55 extra-base hits, 87 walks, 63 RBIs in 128 games. Entering 2013, Bradley ranked 32nd overall on the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list. After an outstanding spring training, on March 31, manager John Farrell announced that Bradley would be the Opening Day left fielder on April 1 at Yankee Stadium.
Although he went hitless in two at-bats, Bradley had three walks, scored two runs, drove in one run, made a couple of hustle plays on the basepath and in the field in the Red Sox' 8–2 win over the Yankees. Bradley went 3-for-31 with three RBIs in Boston before being optioned to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on April 19. Bradley was recalled on May 29, he hit his first career home run on June 4 against the Texas Rangers. Bradley was optioned back to Pawtucket on June 8 when Shane Victorino was activated from the disabled list, he was recalled again on July 9, optioned back to Pawtucket on July 14. He was recalled on September 7. In 37 Major League games of 2013, Bradley batted.189 with 3 home runs, 10 RBI, 2 stolen bases. On March 28, 2014, Bradley was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after he was unable to beat Grady Sizemore for the starting center field position, but was recalled three days after the team placed Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list. Bradley saw regular time as the team's center fielder throughout the 2014 season, but was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket on August 18 after hitting just.216 with one home run and 30 RBI, despite playing exceptional defense.
On June 25, 2015, Bradley was called back up to play right field for the Red Sox while Hanley Ramírez recuperated with a sore wrist. In a June 30 game against the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada, he hit his first home run since May 31, 2014. On August 15, 2015, Bradley became only the eighth player in the modern era with five extra-base hits in one game, recording two home runs and three doubles in six at-bats, in the Red Sox' 22–10 defeat of the Seattle Mariners, his play led to a starting job. Between April 24 and May 25, Bradley hit safely in 29 straight games, tying Johnny Damon for the fourth longest hitting streak in Red Sox history. Bradley's streak came to an end in a loss to the Colorado Rockies on May 26. At the time he started his hitting streak, he was batting.222, when it ended he had raised his average up to.350. This streak, along with excellent defense, earned him AL Player of the Month recognition for May. Bradley was selected to the first of his career, he started in left field, was 2-for-2 at the plate.
He ended the 2016 season with a.267 batting average, 26 home runs, 87 RBIs, having appeared in 156 games. In the 2016 postseason, he batted 1-for-10 as Boston lost to the Cleveland Indians in the Division Series. In the 2016 offseason, Bradley switched his uniform number to 19 worn by Koji Uehara since 2013. On April 8, 2017, Bradley left the game, it was reported. Two days on April 10, Bradley was placed on the 10-day disabled list. On August 22, Bradley left the game; the next day, on August 23, Bradley was again placed on the 10-day disabled list due to spraining his left thumb. For the 2017 regular season, Bradley appeared in 133 games, batting.245 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs. In the postseason, he was 3-for-15 with a home run and five RBIs, as the Red Sox fell to the Houston Astros in the Division Series. Bradley was again the everyday center fielder for the Red Sox, drew national attention for his stellar defense, but struggled at the plate until mid-August. On August 11, in the first game of a day-n
Cyberchase is a Canadian-American animated educational children's television series on PBS Kids. The series focuses around three children from Earth: Jackie and Inez, they were brought into Cyberspace, a digital universe, in order to protect the world from the villain Hacker. These kids are able to prevent Hacker from taking over Cyberspace by means of problem-solving skills in conjunction with basic math. In Cyberspace, they meet a "cybird" who helps them on their missions. Cyberchase was created by Thirteen and it was first shown on WNET as a "sneak peek" on March 24, 2000, before making its official debut on PBS Kids on January 21, 2002. In 2010, after the season eight finale, Cyberchase went on hiatus, but it returned in 2013 for a ninth season, followed by a tenth season in 2015; the eleventh season premiered on October 23, 2017. When three ordinary kids, Jackie and Inez, accidentally allow the Hacker access to Motherboard, the supreme ruler of Cyberspace, she becomes weakened by a virus from Hacker.
The kids are brought into Cyberspace and join forces with Digit, in an effort to protect the world from the Hacker and his clumsy assistants and Delete, until a cure is found. Motherboard is the "brain of the giant computer system that oversees all of Cyberspace", her technician computer scientist, Dr. Marbles, kept her functioning properly. Dr. Marbles created Hacker as an assistant. Digit was Hacker's assistant, witnessed him stealing the Encryptor Chip. After Dr. Marbles drains Hacker's battery and banished him to the Northern Frontier, Digit was able to escape from Hacker's grasp. Hacker was able to find a way to recharge himself, build Buzz and Delete, formulate a plan to launch a virus that would attack Motherboard; when Jackie and Inez interacted with a library map, this opened a door for Hacker to infect Motherboard with the virus. Cyberspace consists of plane-like bodies called Cybersites which are based on themes such as Ancient Egypt, the American Old West, Greek mythology, amusement park.
The Cybersquad travels to many of these locations. Each inhabited Cybersite has their own type of Cybercitizen, they are meant to represent the diversity of websites on the Internet, reflect the many ecosystems and neighborhoods of today's world. For example, Gollywood is a Cyberspace representation of Hollywood, Pefectamundo represents the 100% sustainable ecosystem of tomorrow. Matthew'Matt' Danklin is an 11-year-old British-born Irish-American boy who likes skateboards and collecting things, he is impulsive, tells jokes, knows a lot about Greek mythology. He has shaggy orange hair and wears a long-sleeved lime-green T-shirt, a red backpack, neon blue jeans, red hi-tops, he loves other animals such as frogs and lizards. Matt's red backpack contains his many ken-kens and yo-yos which he is good at using, he calls Inez by the nickname "Nezzie", much to her annoyance. It is shown he can be quite protective of her at times. Jackie Pappi is an 11-year-old African-American girl who loves to keep things neat and organized in order to figure things out.
She has black hair worn in a bun, she wears a yellow sweater with a sky blue denim skirt, red jewelry, dull lavender hi-tops. Jackie's biggest pet peeve is icky stuff like bugs and many other "gross" things. Like Inez, she was fond of Slider. In a running gag in Seasons 1–4, Jackie freaked out when in crises, pacing while trying to figure out a solution, saying "Make room, I gotta pace!" Inez Garcia is a 9-year-old Latin-American girl who has an excellent vocabulary, for which the others tease her. She has shoulder-length brown hair and wears a pink long-sleeved T-shirt with a yellow star on the front, teal shorts, a purple hooded vest, a pair of square glasses, high blue boots. Despite being the youngest human member of the gang, she is the smartest one. Inez's biggest pet peeve is when Matt calls her "Nezzie", though she is fine with Slider calling her that; when asked why by Matt, she replies, "he's different". Digit LeBoid is a "cybird", the kids' best friend, he and the kids protect Motherboard from Hacker.
Digit was created by Hacker and worked for him along with Buzz and Delete, but escaped after learning of Hacker's evil doings. He became one of Motherboard's helpers. Digit can fly by flapping his wings. However, he prefers to walk, he wrote his two popular cookbooks The Cyber Chef and Cookin' with the Didge. He carries many objects including Widget, he can turn his beak into just about anything, bends it on occasion. He can disguise his voice well. Hacker is the main antagonist of the series, a mad scientist. In every episode, he is trying to take over Cyberspace, but is thwarted each time by the Cybersquad, he resembles the late Elvis Presley, a fact he appears to be aware of, but is rotund, green-faced and wears a black wig and has a pointy chin of which he is vain. He wears a bicoloured cape, he was created by Dr. Marbles to assist Motherboard, but he rebelled and was exiled to the Northern Frontier, he does have potential to become good again, as shown in one of the episodes where he became a peaceful artist.
He has two cyborg lackeys and Delete, whose reliability is qu
Sir John Young "Jackie" Stewart, is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland. Nicknamed the "Flying Scot", he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships, twice finishing as runner-up over those nine seasons. Outside of Formula One, he narrowly missed out on a win at his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500 in 1966, competed in the Can-Am series in 1970 and 1971. Between 1997 and 1999, in partnership with his son, Paul, he was team principal of the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One racing team. Stewart was instrumental in improving the safety of motor racing, campaigning for better medical facilities and track improvements at motor racing circuits. Stewart was born in Milton, Scotland, a village 15 miles west of Glasgow. Stewart's family were Austin Jaguar, car dealers and had built up a successful business, his father had been an amateur motorcycle racer, his brother Jimmy was a racing driver with a growing local reputation who drove for Ecurie Ecosse and competed in the 1953 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Jackie attended Hartfield primary school in the nearby town of Dumbarton, moved to Dumbarton Academy at the age of 12. He experienced learning difficulties owing to undiagnosed dyslexia, due to the condition not being understood or widely known about at the time, he was berated and humiliated by teachers and peers alike for being "dumb" and "thick". Stewart was unable to continue his secondary education past the age of 16, began working in his father's garage as an apprentice mechanic, he was not diagnosed with dyslexia until 1980, when his oldest son Mark was diagnosed with the condition. On learning that dyslexia can be genetically passed on, seeing similar symptoms with his son that he had experienced himself as a child, Stewart asked if he could be tested, was diagnosed with the disorder, by which time he was 41 years old, he has said: "When you've got dyslexia and you find something you're good at, you put more into it than anyone else. He won the British, Irish and Scottish skeet shooting championships and twice won the "Coupe de Nations" European championship.
He competed for a place in the British trap shooting team for the 1960 Summer Olympics, but finished third behind Joseph Wheater and Brett Huthart. Stewart's first car was a light green Austin A30 with "real leather seats" which he purchased shortly before his seventeenth birthday for £375, a detail he was able to recall for an interviewer sixty years later, he had saved up the purchase price from tips received from his job at the family garage. He took up an offer from Barry Filer, a customer of the family business, to test in a number of his cars at Oulton Park. For 1961, Filer provided a Marcos, in which Stewart scored four wins, competed once in Filer's Aston DB4GT. In 1962, to help decide if he was ready to become a professional driver, he tested a Jaguar E-type at Oulton Park, matching Roy Salvadori's times in a similar car the year before, he won two races, his first in England, in the E-type, David Murray of Ecurie Ecosse offered him a ride in the Tojeiro EE Mk2, their Cooper T49, in which he won at Goodwood.
For 1963, he earned fourteen wins, a second, two thirds, with six retirements. In 1964, he again signed with Ecurie Ecosse. Ken Tyrrell running the Formula Junior team for the Cooper Car Company, heard of the young Scotsman from Goodwood's track manager and called up Jimmy Stewart to see if his younger brother was interested in a tryout. Jackie came down for the test at Goodwood, taking over a new, competitive, Formula Three T72-BMC which Bruce McLaren was testing. Soon Stewart was bettering McLaren's times, causing McLaren to return to the track for some quicker laps. Again, Stewart was quicker, Tyrrell offered Stewart a spot on the team. In 1964 he drove in Formula Three for Tyrrell, his debut, in the wet at Snetterton on 15 March, was dominant. Within days, he was offered a Formula One ride with Cooper, but declined, preferring to gain experience under Tyrrell. After running John Coombs' E-type and practising in a Ferrari at Le Mans, he took a trial in an F1 Lotus 33-Climax, in which he impressed Colin Chapman and Jim Clark.
Stewart again refused a ride in F1, but went instead to the Lotus Formula Two team. In his F2 debut, he was second at the difficult Circuit Clermont-Ferrand in a Lotus 32-Cosworth. While he signed with BRM alongside Graham Hill in 1965, a contract which netted him £4,000, his first race in an F1 car was for Lotus, as stand-in for an injured Jim Clark, at the non-championship Rand Grand Prix in December 1964. On his World Championship F1 debut in South Africa, he finished sixth, his first major competition victory came in the BRDC International Trophy in the late spring, before the end of the year he won his first World Championship race at Monza, fighting wheel-to-wheel with teammate Hill's P261. Stewart finished his rookie season with a win, three seconds, a third, a fifth, a sixth, third place in the World Drivers' Championship, he piloted Tyrrell's unsuccessful F2 Cooper T75-BRM, drove the Rover Company's revolutionary turbine car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans alongside Graham Hill
The Simpson family consists of fictional characters featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. The Simpsons are a nuclear family consisting of married couple Homer and Marge and their three children Bart and Maggie, they live at 742 Evergreen Terrace in the fictional town of Springfield, United States, they were created by cartoonist Matt Groening, who conceived the characters after his own family members, substituting "Bart" for his own name. The family debuted on Fox on April 19, 1987 in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" and were spun off into their own series, which debuted on Fox in the U. S. on December 17, 1989. Alongside the five main family members, there are a number of other major and minor characters in their family; the most recurring characters are Homer's father Abraham "Grampa" Simpson. Other family members include Homer's mother Mona Simpson, Homer's half-brother Herbert Powell, Marge's mother Jacqueline Bouvier, other minor relatives. Groening conceived of the idea for the Simpsons in the lobby of James L. Brooks's office.
Brooks had asked Groening to pitch an idea for a series of animated shorts, which Groening intended to present as his Life in Hell series. However, when Groening realized that animating Life in Hell would require the rescinding of publication rights for his life's work, he chose another approach and formulated his version of a dysfunctional family, he named the characters after his own family members – his father Homer, his mother Margaret, his younger sisters Lisa and Maggie. He substituted "Bart", an anagram of "brat", for his own name, modeled the character after his older brother, Mark; the five family members were given simple designs so that their facial emotions could be changed with no effort and so that they would be recognizable in silhouette. Groening submitted only basic sketches to the animators and assumed that the figures would be cleaned-up in production. However, the animators re-traced his drawings, which led to the crude appearance of the characters in the initial short episodes.
The Simpson family made their debut on April 19, 1987 in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night". In 1989, the shorts were adapted into The Simpsons, a half-hour series airing on the Fox Broadcasting Company; the Simpson family remained the main characters on this new show. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith all began voicing their characters on The Tracey Ullman Show. Nancy Cartwright was the only one of the group, trained to be a voice actor while Castellaneta had done some voice over work in Chicago. Castellaneta and Kavner had been part of the regular cast of The Tracey Ullman Show and voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask them to voice Homer and Marge rather than hire more actors; the producers decided to hold casting for the roles of Lisa. Yeardley Smith had been asked to audition for the role of Bart, but casting director Bonita Pietila believed her voice was too high. Smith recalled, "I always sounded too much like a girl. I read two lines as Bart and they said,'Thanks for coming!'"
Smith was given the role of Lisa instead. On March 13, 1987, Nancy Cartwright went in to audition for the role of Lisa. After arriving at the audition, she found that Lisa was described as the "middle child" and at the time did not have much personality. Cartwright became more interested in the role of Bart who she found more fascinating because he was described as "devious, school-hating, clever." Matt Groening let her try out for the part instead, upon hearing her read, gave her the job on the spot. The Simpsons are a family who live in at 742 Evergreen Terrace in the town of Springfield in the United States; the state in which in this town is located is never specified, however they do have snow and sometimes wear sweaters in the fall. It's a running joke in the show to be as vague and ambiguous as possible whenever hinting at which U. S. state. Homer, the father, works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, a position at odds with his careless, buffoonish personality.
He is married to a stereotypical American housewife and mother. They have three children: a ten-year-old troublemaker; the family owns a dog, Santa's Little Helper, a cat, Snowball II. Both pets have had starring roles in several seasons. Despite the passing of yearly milestones such as holidays or birthdays, the Simpsons do not physically age and still appear just as they did at the end of the 1980s. Although the family is dysfunctional, many episodes examine their relationships and bonds with each other and they are shown to care about one another. Homer Jay Simpson, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, is the protagonist of the show and the father of the Simpson family, he embodies several American working class stereotypes: he is crude, incompetent, thoughtless and a borderline alcoholic. He has displayed flashes of great intellect and fitness whenever the situation calls for it, an integrity reflecting his own values, including a fierce devotion to and protectiveness of his family, his voice started out as an impression of Walter Matthau but evolved into a more robust voice during the second and third season of the half-hour show, allowing Homer to cover a fuller range of emotions.
Homer has since become one of the most influential fictional characters and has been described by the UK newspaper The Sunday Tim
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued a platinum-selling EP and seven albums, including three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts, she has been the subject of three solo PBS concert specials. Between 2008 and 2010, Evancho entered talent competitions, sang the US national anthem at a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game, issued her first album, Prelude to a Dream, attracted interest on YouTube. In 2010, at the age of ten, she gained wide notice with her 2nd-place finish in the fifth season of America's Got Talent. With the 2010 holiday release of her O Holy Night EP, Evancho became the best-selling debut artist of 2010, the youngest top-10 debut artist in US history and the youngest solo artist to go platinum in the US. In 2011, her first full-length album, Dream with Me debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, she became the youngest top-5 debut artist in UK history. Billboard ranked Evancho the top Classical Albums Artist for 2011.
That year, Evancho released a full-length holiday album, Heavenly Christmas, became the youngest person to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center in New York City as part of her first concert tour. In 2012, Evancho released Songs from her third top-10 album debut. In 2013 she headlined benefit concerts at elsewhere, she appeared in the 2013 Robert Redford film The Company You Keep and modelled for Guess Kids clothing. Album releases included Awakening, Someday at Christmas and Two Hearts, her seventh consecutive No. 1 release on the US classical albums chart. In 2017, Evancho performed the US national anthem at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump and became the youngest person to perform a concert series at Café Carlyle; as of 2019, she continues to tour. Evancho was born in Pennsylvania, to Lisa and Michael Evancho, her father operated a video security business until 2010. She has an older transgender sister Juliet, a younger brother Zachary, a younger sister Rachel, she was raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh in a Catholic family.
Evancho began her education in the Pine-Richland School District, but at various times she received online schooling. She attended Pine-Richland High School and graduated in 2018. Evancho saw the film version of the musical The Phantom of the Opera and liked it so much that her mother purchased the DVD, her parents have said that they did not recognize that her voice was unusual until her first talent competition, which she entered just before her 8th birthday. In the competition, Kean Idol, Evancho finished in second place, she began taking voice lessons and singing at events and nursing homes in Pennsylvania. She started a YouTube channel, sang in the Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh during its 2008–09 season, performed the title role in a 2009 school musical version of Little Red Riding Hood. In 2009, Evancho competed in Las Vegas in the 15th annual USA World Showcase Talent Competition, where she finished in second place. At the 2009 Kean Idol contest, she was again runner-up. In other 2009 talent contests, she won the Golden Ribby Award – WonderworldTV and the Talent Quest TV Show.
In 2009, she sang "Ave Maria" in composer and conductor Tim Janis's PBS television special "Celebrate America" and performed in other concerts and TV shows with Janis, who sought her out after seeing her on YouTube. She made various singing appearances around Pennsylvania in 2009 and 2010. Evancho first caught record producer David Foster's attention in 2009, she was selected for the regional semifinals of his "Hitman Talent Search Contest", finishing as runner-up, in October 2009 she sang in the "David Foster & Friends" concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. In November 2009, Evancho released her independent debut album; the album featured covers of classical crossover songs such as "Con te partirò", "The Prayer", "To Where You Are", "Concrete Angel" and "Amazing Grace". It debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 121, at No. 2 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart, in August 2010, after Evancho's first performance on America's Got Talent. Evancho's parents withdrew the album that month, citing Evancho's vocal progress since its release.
After two earlier unsuccessful auditions for the show, Evancho was accepted as a contestant on the fifth season of NBC's America's Got Talent by placing first in its 2010 YouTube competition. On August 10, 2010, Evancho performed the aria "O mio babbino caro" in the show's quarter-final round; the judges' reactions were effusive. Afterwards, commentators queried. On the next evening's live show, Evancho sang an impromptu voice exercise to demonstrate that the broadcast was of her live voice. In an interview, judge Howie Mandel addressed the issue: "hat people are... saying that it's too good to be true."Her semifinal performance was "Time to Say Goodbye". She advanced to the Top 10 round, where she performed "Pie Jesu" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem and was voted into the Final 4. Pittsburgh leaders declared the following week "Jackie Evancho Week", her final competition performance, on September 14, 2010, was of Gounod's "Ave Maria". The following evening at the AGT season finale, Evancho sang "Time to Say Goodbye" together with guest artist Sarah Brightman.
Many viewers and commentators felt that Evancho should have won, Grimm expressed surprise at the outcome. The show brought Evancho wide expos
John Herbert Gleason was an American comedian, writer and conductor. Developing a style and characters from growing up in Brooklyn, New York, he was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy, exemplified by his bus driver Ralph Kramden character in the television series The Honeymooners. By filming the episodes with Electronicams, Gleason was able to release the series in syndication, which increased its popularity over the years with new audiences, he developed The Jackie Gleason Show, which maintained high ratings from the mid-1950s through 1970. After originating in New York City, filming moved to Miami Beach, Florida, in 1964 after Gleason took up permanent residence there. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in 1961's The Hustler, Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit series from 1977 into the early 1980s. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Gleason enjoyed a prominent secondary music career, producing a series of best-selling "mood music" albums, his first album, Music for Lovers Only, still holds the record for the longest stay on the Billboard Top Ten Charts, his first 10 albums sold over a million copies each.
To date his output spans some 20-plus singles, nearly 60 long-playing record albums, over 40 CDs. John Herbert Gleason was born in 1916 at 364 Chauncey Street in the Stuyvesant Heights, now Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Named Herbert Walton Gleason, Jr. at birth, he was baptized John Herbert Gleason, grew up at 328 Chauncey. His parents were Herbert Walton "Herb" Gleason, an Irish-American insurance auditor, Mae "Maisie" of Farranree, Ireland. Gleason was one of two children. Gleason remembered Clement and his father having "beautiful handwriting", he used to watch his father work at the family's kitchen table, writing insurance policies in the evenings. On the night of December 14, 1925, Gleason's father disposed of any family photos in which he appeared. Once it became evident that he was not coming back, Mae went to work as a subway attendant for the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation. After his father abandoned the family, young Gleason began hanging around with a local gang, hustling pool.
He attended P. S. 73 Elementary School in Brooklyn. Gleason became interested in performing after being part of a class play. Other jobs he held at that time included working in a pool hall, as a stunt driver, as a carnival barker. Gleason and his friends made the rounds of the local theaters, he performed the same duties twice a week at the Folly Theater. Gleason was 19 when his mother died in 1935 of sepsis from a large neck carbuncle that young Jackie had tried to lance, he had nowhere to go, thirty-six cents to his name. The family of his first girlfriend, Julie Dennehy, offered to take him in, his friend Birch made room for him in the hotel room he shared with another comedian. Birch told him of a week-long gig in Reading, which would pay $19, more money than Gleason could imagine; the booking agent advanced his bus fare for the trip against his salary, granting Gleason his first job as a professional comedian. Following this he would always have regular work in small clubs. Gleason worked his way up to a job at New York's Club 18, where insulting its patrons was the order of the day.
Gleason greeted noted skater Sonja Henie by handing her an ice cube and saying, "Okay, now do something." It was here that Jack L. Warner first saw Gleason. By age 24, Gleason was appearing in movies: first for Warner Brothers in such films as Navy Blues with Ann Sheridan and Martha Raye and All Through the Night with Humphrey Bogart, for Columbia Pictures for the B military comedy Tramp, Tramp! and for Twentieth Century-Fox, where Gleason played Glenn Miller Orchestra bassist Ben Beck in Orchestra Wives. He had a small part as a soda shop clerk in Larceny, Inc. with Edward G. Robinson, a modest part as an actor's agent in the 1942 Betty Grable–Harry James musical Springtime in the Rockies. During World War II, Gleason was exempt from military service, since he was a father of two. However, in 1943 the US started drafting men with children. Gleason reported to his induction where the doctors discovered that his broken left arm had healed crooked, the area between his thumb and forefinger was nerveless and numb, a pilonidal cyst existed at the end of his coccyx, that he was 100 pounds overweight.
Gleason was therefore rejected for military service. Gleason did not make a strong impression on Hollywood at first. At the end of 1942, Gleason and Lew Parker led a large cast of entertainers in the road show production of Olsen and Johnson's New 1943 Hellzapoppin, he became known for hosting all-night parties in his hotel suite. "Anyone w