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Itzhak Perlman was born in Israel in 1945 to Polish immigrant parents. He was stricken with Polio as a small child, which paralyzed his legs, and he has used a wheelchair ever since. Perlman was considered a “child prodigy” and played…

Born in 1951 in Toowoomba, Australia, Geoffrey Rush made his debut in theater at the age of 20, and studied acting at a school of mime in Paris. He spent the first two decades of his career as a theater actor. Rush won an Academy Award for best actor…

Jean Julius Christian Sibelius was born in Hämmeenlinna, Finland in 1865. He began learning music at a young age through violin and piano. Originally aspiring to a career in law, he took a music course at the Helskinki University conservatory…

Eddie Van Halen was born in 1957 in Nijmegen, Holland and moved with his family to California in the 1960’s. His father was a classically trained musician and an accomplished jazz player. The two Van Halen brothers began playing music early,…