Sir Thomas Sean Connery CBE is a Scottish retired actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award. Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films, between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables, his films include Marnie, Murder on the Orient Express, The Man Who Would Be King, The Name of the Rose, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, The Rock, Finding Forrester. Connery has been polled in The Sunday Herald as "The Greatest Living Scot" and in a EuroMillions survey as "Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure", he was voted by People magazine as both the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1989 and the “Sexiest Man of the Century” in 1999. Connery was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama. Thomas Sean Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Scotland on 25 August 1930.
His mother, Euphemia "Effie" McBain McLean, was a cleaning woman. She was born the daughter of Neil McLean and Helen Forbes Ross, named after her father's mother'Euphemia McBain', wife of John McLean and daughter of William McBain from Ceres in Fife. Connery's father, Joseph Connery, was a factory lorry driver, his paternal grandfather's parents emigrated to Scotland from Ireland in the mid-19th century. The remainder of his family was of Scottish descent, his maternal great-grandparents were native Scottish Gaelic speakers from Fife, Uig on Skye, his father was a Roman Catholic, his mother was a Protestant. He has Neil. Connery has said that he was called Sean, his middle name, long before becoming an actor, explaining that when he was young he had an Irish friend named Séamus and that those who knew them both had decided to call Connery by his middle name whenever both were present, he was referred to in his youth as "Tommy". Although he was small in primary school, he grew around the age of 12, reaching his full adult height of 6 ft 2 in at 18.
He was known during his teen years as "Big Tam", has stated that he lost his virginity to an adult woman in an ATS uniform at the age of 14. Connery's first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society. In 2009, Connery recalled a conversation in a taxi: When I took a taxi during a recent Edinburgh Film Festival, the driver was amazed that I could put a name to every street we passed. "How come?" he asked. "As a boy I used to deliver milk round here," I said. "So what do you do now?" That was rather harder to answer. Connery joined the Royal Navy, during which time he acquired two tattoos, of which his official website says "unlike many tattoos, his were not frivolous—his tattoos reflect two of his lifelong commitments: his family and Scotland.... One tattoo is a tribute to his parents and reads'Mum and Dad,' and the other is self-explanatory,'Scotland Forever.'"Connery was discharged from the navy on medical grounds because of a duodenal ulcer, a condition that affected most of the males in previous generations of his family.
Afterwards, he returned to the co-op worked as, among other things, a lorry driver, a lifeguard at Portobello swimming baths, a labourer, an artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, after a suggestion by former Mr. Scotland, Archie Brennan, a coffin polisher; the modelling earned him 15 shillings an hour. Artist Richard Demarco, at the time a student who painted several early pictures of Connery, described him as "very straight shy, too beautiful for words, a virtual Adonis". Connery began bodybuilding at the age of 18, from 1951 trained with Ellington, a former gym instructor in the British Army. While his official website claims he was third in the 1950 Mr. Universe contest, most sources place him in the 1953 competition, either third in the Junior class or failing to place in the Tall Man classification. Connery stated that he was soon deterred from bodybuilding when he found that the Americans beat him in competitions because of sheer muscle size and, unlike Connery, refused to participate in athletic activity which could make them lose muscle mass.
Connery was a keen footballer. He was offered a trial with East Fife. While on tour with South Pacific, Connery played in a football match against a local team that Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, happened to be scouting. According to reports, Busby was impressed with his physical prowess and offered Connery a contract worth £25 a week after the game. Connery admits that he was tempted to accept, but he recalls, "I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, I was 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves." Looking to pick up some extra money, Connery helped out backstage at the King's Theatre in late 1951. He became interested in the proceedings, a career was launched. During a bodybuilding competition held in London in 1953, one of the competitors mentioned that auditions were being held for a production of South Pacific, Connery landed a small part as one of the Seabees chorus boys. By the time the production reached Edinburgh, he had been given the part of Marine Cpl Hamilton Steeves and was understudying t
Patricia Crowley is an American actress. Crowley was born in Olyphant, the daughter of Helen and coal mining foreman Vincent Crowley, her sister Ann was an actress. Crowley played Sally Carver in the film Forever Female, starring William Holden, she starred as Doctor Autumn Claypool alongside Martin and Lewis in Money from Home, in their final film together Hollywood or Bust, in which she played Terry Roberts. Her roles in Forever Female and Money from Home led to her receiving the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actress, she co-starred with Rosemary Clooney in a 1954 musical, Red Garters, with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in the 1956 drama There's Always Tomorrow. She had a starring role opposite Tony Curtis in the boxing drama The Square Jungle and the Audie Murphy western Walk the Proud Land, was featured in 1963's The Wheeler Dealers, a comedy starring James Garner and Lee Remick. Crowley starred as Judy Foster in the daytime version of A Date with Judy on ABC-TV in 1951.
Crowley made guest appearances in many television series in the 1950s and 1960s, including the pilot for The Untouchables, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Eleventh Hour, The Roaring 20s, Mr. Novak, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, 77 Sunset Strip, The Man from U. N. C. L. E, she was the only actress to appear as leading lady for both James Garner and Roger Moore in the same episode of Maverick, titled "The Rivals", a 1958 reworking of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy of manners play. She changed her billing for various Maverick episodes from "Patricia Crowley" to "Pat Crowley" and back again, she starred from 1965 to 1967 as Joan Nash in the NBC-MGM television sitcom Please Don't Eat the Daisies, based on the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and the 1960 Doris Day/David Niven film of the same name. In 1975-1976, she played Georgia Cameron on the Joe Forrester television series.:537 Crowley sang and danced on The Dean Martin Show. She made guest appearances on episodes of Bonanza, Charlie's Angels, Police Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii 5-0, The Rockford Files, The Feather and Father Gang, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, Murder, She Wrote, as well as sitcoms like Happy Days, The Love Boat, Empty Nest, Roseanne and Friends.
She became known to a era of television viewers for her roles on the serials Generations from 1989–90, Port Charles from 1997 to 2003, The Bold and the Beautiful in 2005. She appeared as Emily Fallmont on ten episodes of the nighttime soap opera Dynasty in 1986. More Crowley portrayed the widow of baseball's Roger Maris in the biopic 61*, directed by Billy Crystal, she appeared in a 2009 episode of Cold Case. Throughout her career, she was confused with actress Kathleen Crowley, who appeared in all of the same TV series during the same time frame, though they never appeared together, they were not related. Walt Disney's actor Fess Parker noted in his Archive of American Television interview that there were two actresses named Crowley whom everyone was always mixing up, one tall and one short, that he was paired with the shorter Crowley for one project, despite being 6 ft 6 in tall. Crowley has been married twice, first to attorney and entertainment agent Ed Hookstratten, whose clients included Elvis Presley, Johnny Carson and Tom Brokaw, since 1986 to television producer Andy Friendly.
Crowley, a Republican, endorsed Dwight Eisenhower for re-election in the 1956 presidential election. Pat Crowley on IMDb Pat Crowley at the Internet Broadway Database Pat Crowley at the TCM Movie Database
Nathaniel T. Oaks is an American politician from Maryland, he was a longtime member of the Maryland General Assembly, serving as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1983 to 1989 and again from 1995 to February 2017, when he resigned to take a seat in the Maryland State Senate. Oaks remained in the state Senate until March 29, 2018, when he resigned from office on the same day he pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. Born in Baltimore, Oaks attended Edmondson High School, the University of Baltimore, Towson State College and graduated from Morgan State University with a B. S. degree in business in 1974. Oaks was a member of the House of Delegates from 1983 to 1989 when he automatically forfeited his seat after being convicted of theft charges for $10,000 for double-billing expenses to the State in his official capacity and to his campaign fund. After a losing bid to regain office in 1990, Oaks was re-elected in 1994 when several incumbent delegates retired. Co-sponsored HB 860.
Signed by the Governor on May 16, 2013, the new law approved 1.1 billion dollars to construct new schools in Baltimore City. 2006 Primary Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 41Voters to choose three: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed Oaks to the Maryland State Senate in 2017 when Lisa Gladden retired due to illness. In May 2017, State Senator Oaks was indicted in U. S. District Court on nine counts of wire fraud and bribery in connection with an influence-peddling scheme. In November 2017, Oaks was additionally charged with obstruction of justice, relating to "an allegation that Oaks sabotaged another investigation by tipping off the target."On March 29, 2018, Oaks resigned his state Senate seat, hours pleaded guilty to two wire fraud charges and admitted that he had made "corrupt use of his office in a bribery scheme." The remaining charges against him were dismissed. On July 17, 2018, Oaks was formally sentenced to three and a half years in prison. U. S. District Judge Richard Bennett found Oaks guilty on one count of wire fraud and one count of honest services wire fraud after he signed a plea agreement early 2018 confirming he had taken accepted a bribe from a disguised FBI informant and agreed to help defraud a federal housing agency.
Oaks was ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service