BORN THIS WEEK

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SEPTEM­BER 18 GERRY HAR­VEY Born in Bathurst in 1939, he sold vac­uum clean­ers door-to-door af­ter drop­ping out of univer­sity. He opened his first shop with Ian Norman in 1961. Af­ter it was taken over, they opened Har­vey Norman in 1982. Mar­ried to Katie Page, he has four chil­dren. SEPTEM­BER 19 TWIGGY Born Les­ley Hornby in Neas­den, Eng­land, in 1949. She be­came a sen­sa­tion in Lon­don fash­ion in the swing­ing ‘60s. A move into act­ing was less suc­cess­ful be­cause of her Cock­ney ac­cent. She mod­elled in Lon­don un­til 2013, and had a record­ing ca­reer. SEPTEM­BER 20 SOPHIA LOREN Born Sofia Vil­lani Sci­colone in Rome in 1934, she bat­tled to sur­vive poverty. She won a beauty con­test at 14 and was of­fered a film con­tract. She won an Academy Award in 1961 for her role in Two Women. In re­cent years she has ad­vo­cated for an­i­mal rights, and had her lat­est screen role in 2010. SEPTEM­BER 21 KEVIN RUDD Born in Nam­bour in 1957. He was a diplo­mat and then a se­nior aide for Queens­land pre­mier Wayne Goss from 1988-95. Elected to fed­eral Par­lia­ment in 1998, he be­came fed­eral La­bor leader in De­cem­ber 2006 and prime min­is­ter a year later. He re­signed in 2010 af­ter a chal­lenge by his deputy Ju­lia Gil­lard, but re­gained the prime min­is­ter­ship in 2013 to lead La­bor to elec­toral de­feat. SEPTEM­BER 22 NICK CAVE The mu­si­cian was born in ru­ral Vic­to­ria in 1957. When his goth band The Birth­day Party dis­banded in 1983, he as­sem­bled the post-punk out­fit The Bad Seeds. In 2008 they won a Mojo award for Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! His sec­ond novel, The Death Of Benny Munro, was pub­lished in 2009. His lat­est al­bum, Skele­ton Tree, was re­leased in 2016. SEPTEM­BER 23 BRUCE SPRING­STEEN The rock singer and com­poser with a work­ing-class style was born in New Jersey in 1949 and played in lo­cal bands be­fore re­leas­ing the al­bum Born To Run in 1975. He be­came a su­per­star with the 1984 hit Born In The USA. His most re­cent al­bum was High Hopes, re­leased in 2014.

SOPHIA LOREN BORN: 1934

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