Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin
  • Birth Name: Janis Lyn Joplin
  • Birth Place: Port Arthur, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/19/1943, Capricorn
  • Date of Death: 10/04/1970
  • Profession: Rock singer
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Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres and More to Get Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bryan Cranston and Ellen DeGeneres are among the stars to be honored on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2013, reports Access Hollywood.read more

Biography's Final 24 Brings Janis Joplin Bandmate to the Fore

Last week the Biography Channel premiered Final 24. Using a mix of reenactments, archival footage and interviews, each episode recounts the last day in the life of a celebrity who met an untimely demise. The final 24 hours of legendary songstress Janis Joplin are studied in tonight's show (11 pm/ET). One of the interviewees tapped for the program was Joplin's longtime bandmate Sam Andrew. TVGuide.com spoke with the guitarist about Joplin's legacy, her tragic death and how he remembers the talented vocalist.

TVGuide.com: Why are people still fascinated with Janis Joplin's death?
Sam Andrew: Because she was one of those iconic figures like Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Judy Garland. Ever since the Greeks and probably long before, people have wanted to worship this goddess who died or was sacrificed in some way. It's tied to that.read more

G.W. Bailey Previews a Darkly Comic The Closer!

Seemingly not having a first name is just one of the quirky qualities that makes The Closer's Detective Lieutenant Provenza one of the most endearing characters on a show full of them. G.W. Bailey, whose own real first name is George — but don't call him that — may not be a household moniker, but you'd probably know his face. The veteran actor's long career ranges from Charlie's Angels through such series as M*A*S*H, St. Elsewhere and The Jeff Foxworthy Show to a recent gig as a faux Santa Claus. We talked to the Port Arthur, Texas, native about what's happening on TNT's The Closer tonight at 9 pm/ET, why the show's such a hit, and yes, his love (or not) for his childhood buddy Janis Joplin. TVGuide.com:read more

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Year Title Description
2013 The Rolling Stones TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 Janis Joplin's Final 24 TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2009 Woodstock TV Show Series, Performer
2008 Chelsea On The Rocks Movie, Actor
2003 Festival Express Movie, Actor

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