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Tom Hanks

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Biography

Hanks receiving the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Medallion, December 2014

Source: Wikipedia

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is known for his various film roles, including Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Catch Me if You Can (2002) and The Da Vinci Code (2006), as well as for his voice work in the animated films The Polar Express (2004) and the Toy Story series.

Fact file

  • Born: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks July 9, 1956 (age 60) Concord, California
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California
  • Occupation: Actor, filmmaker
  • Years active: 1978–present
  • Net worth: $390 million (May 2014)
  • Spouse(s): Samantha Lewes (m. 1978; div. 1987) Rita Wilson (m. 1988)
  • Children: 4 (including Colin Hanks)
  • Relatives: Jim Hanks (brother)

Read more about Tom Hanks at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Adam Schlesinger: Stacy’s Mom songwriter dies aged 52 with coronavirus
BBC Entertainment, 2020-04-02 11:34:28
Tom Hanks and Mark Ronson are among those paying tribute to the late Grammy-winner Adam Schlesinger.

Tom Hanks remembers 'That Thing You Do!' songwriter Adam Schlesinger: 'He was a One-der'
USA Today Music, 2020-04-02 02:55:00
Tom Hanks is among those paying tribute to Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter who died Wednesday due to coronavirus complications.        

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Variety, 2020-04-02 01:47:34
Whether it was the snarky but sincere pop of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, the ‘60s retro of Tom Hanks’ “That Thing You Do!” or the Broadway fare of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Adam Schlesinger’s music reached far beyond his public profile. The master songwriter passed away Wednesday morning at the age ...

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