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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 08 Dec 2000
  • Star rank: 414
  • Address:
    6870 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 4 tiles from the curb, facing west
  • GPS location:
    34.101416, -118.339736

Sting

Next star: Ann Rutherford
Previous star: The Andrews Sisters

Biography

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
  • Also known as: Sting
  • Born: 2 October 1951 (age 62) Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Genres: Rock, pop, new wave, jazz, new-age, blue-eyed soul, reggae
  • Occupations: Musician, singer-songwriter, actor, producer
  • Instruments: Vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, guitar, harmonica, saxophone, upright bass
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: A&M, Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police
  • Website: sting.com

Read more about Sting at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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The New Season: Sting, Rupert Grint and Rose Byrne Are New to Broadway This Season
NY Times Theater, 2014-09-06 23:44:02
Actors, composers and directors talk (briefly) about making their Broadway debuts.

Tom Hanks, Sting headline Kennedy Center honorees
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2014-09-05 14:22:26
The Kennedy Center picks its newest nominees including Sting, Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Al Green, who all will attend a reception at the White House. Also, Ray Liotta plays a preacher in the new film, "The Identical." Suzanne Marques reports in today's Eye on Entertainment.

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