Bernard Jeffrey McCullough better know
as Bernie Mac, was a comedian as well as an actor. He was born on the
South Side of Chicago, and gained popularity as a stand up comedian. He
was apart of an all star cast for The Original Kings of Comedy.
Although a comedian first Bernie Mac starred in array of roles, such as
Ocean's Eleven and both sequels, Friday, Charles Angels, Mr. 3000 and
much more. His television show The Bernie Mac Show ran from 2001 - 2006
earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a
Bernie Mac died early morning on August 9, 2008 of complications due to
pneumonia, Mac had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern
Memorial Hospital. He suffered from sarcoidosis. More than 7.000
family, friends attended his funeral. You will be missed Bernie Mac!
Levi Stubbs was born in Detroit 1936.
He began his singing career with his friends Abdul "Duke" Fakir,
Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton naming their group The Four
Aims in 1954. After a couple of years they signed with Chess Records
and changed their name to The Four Tops because they didn't want to get
confused with another popular group named Ames Brothers. The Four Tops
signed with Motown Records in 1963. By the end of the decade The Four
Tops had hits such as "Baby I Need Your Loving', "I Can't Help Myself
(Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), "It's The Same Old Song.", "Reach Out I'll Be
There", and many more.
Mr. Stubbs also provided the voice of the plant Audrey II in the 1986
musical Little Shop of Horrors. As well as guest starring in a number
of TV shows as himself. Levi Stubbs was diagnosed with cancer in 1995
and after a stroke he was unable to tour with the group. Levi Stubbs
died in his sleep on October 17, 2008 at home. Your Music Will Live In
Our Hearts and Minds Forever!