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Bono of U2—5/10/1960—is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian mostly known for being the lead singer of U2. His real name is Paul David Hewson, and he was born in Dublin, Ireland. He writes most of the U2 song lyrics, many of which have strong political, social and religious themes. Outside of the band he often collaborates with other artists and is a social activist, especially in Africa. Bono has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his philanthropic efforts. Bono has been married to Alison Hewson since 1982, and the couple has 4 children. Bono lives in Killiney in South County Dublin for most of the year, and shares a villa in the South of France, with the Edge, David Evans, a fellow band member. Bono has become one of the most well known philanthropic performers and named the most politically effective celebrity of all time by the National Journal. He has a knack for bringing very diverse groups of people together in the name of a cause, a very Taurus type of thing, as the sign is ruled by Venus, Bono wants to bring comfort to those who suffer. Bono says he was moved to use his celebrity for human rights causes when he saw other famous people doing so for Amnesty International. Bono has been increasingly involved in fighting and raising funds for AIDS in Africa in the last years, meeting with President George Bush and Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada. He also did an African tour with U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, an unlikely duo, to try to bring the plight of the Africans to his attention. Although he has been criticized for making huge sums of money while working for all his benefit causes, (most Taurus people are hard working and generous) Bono is well loved for both his music and efforts to help the less fortunate.
Bono and U2 Unchained Melody
Janet Jackson—5/16/1966—is the youngest member of the Jackson family, and was overshadowed by the boys. But she soon put an end to that. She sang and danced her way through many sexy and socially innovative albums that were well perceived by the public. She began on the Virgin Records label in 1991, and quickly established herself as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. She has a huge amount of hits, among them, Nasty, Rhythm Nation, That’s The Way Love Goes, Together Again, and All For You.
The Recording Industry Association of America puts her in the 11th spot of best selling female artist in the U.S. Through 1986-88, she deliberately wanted to separate from her family and begin her career on her own, and the music in her third studio album, Control, reflects this. She moved from Rhythm Nation to Janet and by that time able to fill a whole stadium with fans. When Jackson released this album, she began to just be called “Janet.” She was a celebrity in her own right. Although Taurus people are gentle and agreeable, when they have a point to prove, such as Janet and her independence, they can be compared to the Bull which symbolizes them!
When Janet and Justin Timberlake had the famous “wardrobe malfunction” at Super bowl XXXVIII, 35,000 new TiVo customers signed up. They were both allowed to attend the 46th Grammy awards, and the whole affair was rather silly. In 2007, Janet Jackson was ranked the 7th richest woman in the world. She began to endorse Nutrisystem in 2012, because she had many fluctuations in her weight. She has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Her vocal style has changed over the years, and has become the subject of Musicology, African American Studies, and Gender studies. In her album Janet, she began to explore sexual themes. She claims that sex is a "celebration", and is popular in the LGBT community.Janet Jackson has played a large part in crossing racial boundaries in the music industry.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney—5/6—George Clooney is an author, actor, screenwriter, and film director. Many first recall him as Dr. Ross in the beloved TV show ER from 1994-1999. He has also been deeply involved in social activism, serving as a United Nations Messenger since January 2008. Clooney is a staunch advocate for ending the Darfur conflict. He is also a member on the Council for Foreign Relations. He became famous after Ocean’s Eleven and the other two movies of the trilogy. Before he was a household name, Clooney was an extra in other TV shows, one of them being Roseanne, playing her boss Booker Brooks. This was big break for him. Once he finished his role on ER, movie scripts began appearing.
He was in One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer, The Peacemaker with Nicole Kidman, and then he was cast as Batman in Joel Schumacher’s film. He also starred in Out of Sight with Jennifer Lopez. The more successful and money making roles soon came, with The Perfect Storm, and Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou? But it was Ocean’s Eleven, the Rat Pack’s film of the same name, that made $450 million worldwide, and were followed by Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. His list of other movie credits are too numerous to mention. Clooney supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election, and is a supporter of Gay Rights. In March 2012, he starred with Martin Sheen and Brad Pitt in Dustin Lance Black’s play, “8”, a reenactment of a Federal trial that overturned CA’s Prop 8’s ban on gay marriage. George Clooney is dedicated to improving conditions in Darfur, and well liked in the industry, as Taurus people are always easy to get along with at work. He was married once to Talia Balsam for 5 years, and has vowed to never marry again. But you know how love is, and that vow was broken when Clooney and Amal Alamuddin obtained marriage licenses at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of the United Kingdom. Amal Alamuddin and Clooney were officially married on September 2014 in Venice, Italy. Sorry ladies.
Sigmund Freud-- May 6, 1856--September 23,1939, is known as the Father of psychoanalysis. He developed theories of the unconscious mind, the mechanism of repression, and the practice of psychoanalysis. Freud believed that each person had a libido, an energy through which their mental processes are invested, and developed the concept of free association. Freud also discovered transference, a phenomena where the patient would displace their emotions onto the therapist. He was the first psychotherapist to take dreams seriously. Freud began his medical career in Vienna in 1881. He married Martha Bernays in 1886, the same year he began his own medical practice, and they had six children together.
He was one of the first to use cocaine as a stimulant and analgesic, as Taurus people do engage in escapism when it suits them. His ideas about the unconscious mind were unique, he believed that thinkers and poets were more aware of the unconscious. Freud’s later work on the id, ego, and superego were a fascinating model still used today. Freud soon began to have a large following and is credited with beginning the psycho-analytic movement. Carl Jung became one of his students, but ultimately became more interested in individual archetypes and they parted ways. Freud was awarded the Goethe prize in recognition of his contributions to psychology in 1930. Later on many of his theories about sex were discredited by the women’s liberation movement, but Freud made a huge contribution in the psychiatric field. His hard work to support his theories, his dabbling with drugs to support his research (but probably to feel good as well), his preoccupation with sex, and his desire for a family life in spite of such a large work load are other Taurus traits well represented.
Katherine Hepburn—5/12/1907-6/9/2003—was a headstrong and willful Taurus personality. Her career as a leading lady in Hollywood lasted for 60 years. She was the recipient of 4 Academy Awards, a record that has not yet been beaten. She was born in CT, went to Bryn Mawr college, then moved on to star in Broadway plays. She left for Hollywood when she was 25 years old, and struggled at first to get used to acting in film after being in plays. Katherine received her first Oscar for her role of Eva Lovelace in Morning Glory, although she refused to attend the ceremony itself. It can be difficult to convince a Taurus to do anything against their wishes. She made a string of unpopular films, and had difficulties in dealing with the press.
Hepburn went back to the stage, where she starred in the Philadelphia Story, and made a comeback. Then Hepburn and Tracy made a picture together, Woman of the Year, and became involved in an intimate relationship, as she tried to help him through alcoholism and insomnia issues. Her pictures with Tracy were always successful, but Hollywood was afraid of Hepburn’s political views during the Communist witch hunt, and her relationship with the married Tracy and her outspoken views hurt her. In 1951, she starred in The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart, shot on location in the Congo. It was her first film in color, and her first success without Tracy in years. She starred with Spenser Tracy in his last film before he died, Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner, a daring movie (for then) about an interracial couple. She also starred in the popular, On Golden Pond, with Henry Fonda, about how a couple coped with aging together.
She stayed out of the public spotlight all her life, never attending awards shows or promotions of her own films. She never had children, and Spencer Tracy was apparently the love of her life. Although he stayed married, he lived a separate life from his wife. This was common in those days. Katherine was such a private person she did not mind that they could not be seen publicly together. She actually took 5 years off from her career to care for him, and finally did move into his home to nurse him at the end of his life. They had been seeing each other for 27 years, and loyal Taurus that she was, she said she always found him irresistible. Katherine Hepburn always played roles of strong and independent women, not much different from her own personality. She is considered an influential woman who “broke the mold,” for women in Hollywood, and many of her movies are considered classics.
Eva Peron of Argentina
Eva Peron—5/7/1919-7/26/52—was the second wife of Juan Peron and the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She was often called Evita, an affectionate derivative of her name. She pursued an acting career and met Juan Peron at a charity event. They married shortly afterward, and he became the President of Argentina. Eva became powerful with trade unions, and spoke out in favor or worker’s rights. She ran the ministries of health and labor, was a champion of women’s suffrage for those in Argentina, and ran the Female Peronist Party.
She actually announced her own candidacy for the Vice President of that party in 1951, and received much support from the working class people of Argentina. The Nation’s military and the bourgeoisie forced her away from the candidacy. She was so beloved of the people of Argentina, that they nominated her as “The Spiritual Leader of the Nation,” by the Argentine Congress. Sadly, she died from cancer at the age of only 33, and supported her husband’s candidacy as long as her health permitted. She was a Taurus woman who did her best to help the living conditions of others, and became part of international pop culture because of her story. Madonna played the role of Evita Peron and did a wonderful job of it. Even today the women of Argentina feel they owe a great debt of gratitude to Eva Peron because she fought so hard for them.