BORN THIS WEEK
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