Famous Cancer Sun Sign People
Cancer people are perceived as being shy, but they really adore the spotlight. Many of them are actors, humanitarians who care deeply about their causes, and people who are restless and involve themselves in a variety of ways that attract positive attention. Since Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and goes through all twelve signs in the course of a month, fame can come in many ways to Cancer people.
They are comedians, spokespeople for products they believe in, or leaders whom are followed by those of a certain philosophy or religion. Some just come to be loved for the caring they show to others. Here are just a few of some who have made it big.
J.J. Abrams, Co-Creator of Lost, Director of Star Trek Movies
J.J. Abrams—or Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born on 6/27/1966, and is an American film and TV producer, screenwriter, director and composer. He is well known in the science fiction, action and drama genres. He co-created the popular Lost series which ran from 2006-2010, and also composed the opening music for it. People were disappointed with the ending of the series when he left to go on to other projects. He has also directed the two most recent Star Trek Films, Star Trek in 2009, and Star Trek into Darkness which was just released in May of this year—2013. If you did not see it yet, you will love it. This writer really enjoys seeing what the crew of the Enterprise was like when they were young. The 3rd movie from his Star Trek series comes out July 20, 2016, and I'll be seeing it this weekend! He does a brilliant job. Abrams has also directed the latest Star Wars Trilogy from George Lucas, Star Wars Episode VII, released in 2015. It was a great success, and we can barely wait for the next episode.
His first job in the movie business began when he was 16, he wrote the music for the film Nightbeast. He teamed up with Jill Mazursky to write Taking Care of Business, his first production, featuring Charles Grodin and James Belushi. He then directed Regarding Henry which starred Harrsion Ford, then Forever Young, featuring Mel Gibson. J.J. also ventured into TV with Felicity, which ran for 4 years on the WB network, and also composed its opening theme music.
Abrams Will Be Directing the New Star Wars Trilogy
He soon began his own production company, Bad Robot, with Bryan Burk, and was the Executive Director of Lost, along with Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Lieber. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 3rd season premiere of Lost, again composing the opening music. His resume is huge and includes many projects, and he plans a film with Paramount Studios and Bad Robot called Mystery on Fifth Avenue, a story based on a New York Times article about a huge complex that has a scavenger hunt built into it. He purchased the rights to the story for an undisclosed 6 figure amount.
After the news was out that Abrams was directing the new Star Trek trilogy, speculation grew about his future with Paramount Pictures, because all of his previously feature directed work has been a “first-look” kind of deal along with his Bad Robot Productions. Abrams announced at the 2013 D.I.C.E. conference that Bad Robot has made a deal with Valve Corporation to produce films based off the titles of Portal and Half-Life.
A very accomplished and imaginative person, it would take pages to list all the projects J.J. Abrams has worked on. His creativity has added so much to film, TV and music in the past and he obviously has the talent to take himself much farther. He is married to a public relations executive named Katie McGrath, and they have 3 children together. They live in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. Although J.J. Abrams was born in New York City, he was mostly raised in LA, in California.
Princess Diana “England’s Rose”—7/1/61-8/31/1997—was born into the aristocratic English Spencer family, and became the wife of Prince Charles of Britain in 1981. Charles was under pressure to marry and produce heirs to the throne, as he was then approaching his later thirties. He began seeing Diana and they married after a brief, but very public engagement.
Although this royal marriage was a very romanticized and televised event, in time Prince Charles continued a relationship he was in prior to the marriage, while Diana had two sons by him, William and Harry. As the marriage between Charles and Diana deteriorated, the once shy Diana never got used to the extreme scrutiny of her public and private life, and she began to involve herself in many charitable activities.
Diana loved children, and often visited children’s hospitals and hugged people with leprosy, AIDS, and drug problems. She was a very loving and kind person, as most Cancers are. It was her wish to give her sons a “normal” childhood, something that put her at odds with the Queen, but endeared her to the public. Diana would often take them away from the palace and sneak them to amusement parks so they could enjoy the simple things other children did. But it was very hard for this private, yet fragile person, to be living so public a life.
In 1992, the Palace allowed an “amicable separation” between Charles and Diana, as they both were living separate lives, with Charles still seeing Camilla Parker Bowles (now his wife) and Diana engaging on a series of affairs. The Prince’s rejection of her hurt deeply and she suffered from bulimia and depression while married. Diana was still Mother of the two next heirs to the throne though, so continued to live in part of Buckingham Palace. Diana also travelled to Bosnia to try to persuade countries to rid themselves of land mines, as so many people, particularly children, are crippled by them each year, and was honored for this.
She began dating Dodi Fayed for a summer, and while travelling with him on 8/31/1997 in Paris, was killed along with him in a driving accident in Paris. The driver of the limo and only survivor of the crash, Henri Paul, had no memory of the events before it. Although he was drunk at the time, he was being heavily pursued by the paparazzi, and this was deemed the cause of his car hitting the wall of the tunnel that demolished the limo. The English public was shocked and came out to the palace in droves to mourn Diana, moving the Queen to come outside and speak to the mourners in person, in a rare appearance. It has been said Diana only dated Fayed to annoy the Royals, but Fayed’s Father claimed that his son proposed marriage to Diana shortly before the car crash. He finally dropped conspiracy charges regarding his son and Diana’s death after 10 yrs., out of respect for William and Harry. Diana always said she wanted to be the “The Queen of People’s Hearts.” It appears that she did accomplish that goal.
As I update this, Diana's eldest son William and his wife Kate have a bouncing, baby boy named George, and now a daughter named Charlotte. I hope the couple remains strong enough to protect themselves and their family from all the public scrutiny which they will be subjected to.
Nelson Mandela—7/18/1918—12/05/2013-- became the first ever democratically elected President of South Africa for the period from 1994-1999. Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, during a time where rich, white people dominated the African land where he was from, and did all he could to bring attention to the inequities the black people endured from the whites who overtook his country.
Mandela was arrested in 1962, and falsely convicted of sabotage, serving a prison sentence of 27 years, primarily on Robbin Island. It is not unusual for Cancer people to either be forced into lonely living situations, either of their own making, or because they choose to, like Thoreau. Immediately upon attaining his release, he began negotiations which led to democracy in South Africa in 1994. He advocated policies fighting poverty and inequality during his Presidency.
Mandela was born of a line of royal ancestry in Africa, so he was educated. He was about to be put into an arranged marriage, but moved to Johannesburg to avoid it. Around 1960, Mandela became involved in politics which were aimed at ending segregation. He had military training and guerrilla war training, but felt pushed to use these measures as a last resort. Years and years of non violent protest did not produce the wanted results, and blacks did not have any say in their own country. While he served his prison time, he became well known and was considered the most important leader in South Africa.
In February of 1985, then President Botha offered Mandela freedom, if he rejected violence as a measure. But Nelson Mandela would not agree to give up armed struggle in exchange for personal freedom, deciding only free men could enter into contracts. He was often visited by the Red Cross while in prison, and said that was the only beacon of hope available to him in those dark years. Mandela was finally released from prison in 1990, by President F.W. De Klerk. He agreed to work towards peace and reconciliation with the country’s white minority, but made it clear the struggle was nowhere near over. Black people needed to be back in the majority, and given the right to vote in their own country. South Africa’s first multi-racial elections were granted in 1994, and Mandela was elected President. He ushered in many social reforms as President, such as free health care for children under age 6, increased spending on housing, old age pensions, education, and fought to have land restored to people who had lost their property as a result of the Native Land Act of 1913.
Nelson Mandela has been married three times. It is common for Cancer men to be divorced at least once, though I cannot offer a reason for this. The first marriage was to a Jehovah’s Witness whom he met in Johannesburg, and they had 2 sons and 2 daughters together. Witnesses do not recognize any authority of earthly politics except Jehovah, so this marriage ended. His second wife was Winnie Mandela, Johannesburg’s first black city social worker. They had 2 daughters and one was only 18 mos. old when Mandela was sentenced to prison. This marriage ended in 1995, after too much political pressure and no time for Mandela to be with the family. Nelson Mandela married again, on his 80th birthday, to the widow of the former President of Mozambique. He lives at home in Qunu. Mandela was the oldest President in South Africa to be elected at age 75, and retired when his term was over. He has expressed support for many humanitarian efforts, among them, AIDS, Make Poverty History, and SOS Children’s Village. In 2009, The United Nations General Assembly made Mandela’s birthday, July 18, “Mandela Day” a time to reflect on World Freedom. His attention to the plights of children is a very Cancerian interest.
Nelson Mandela did live a long life, he died at age 95. He sacrificed so much of his life to make the world a better place for others, and President Barack Obama took his family to Robbins Island to show them what some people will endure to insure personal freedom for others.
Hillary Swank, Athletic Actress
Hillary Ann Swank—7/30/1974—is a well known American actress, who was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Always athletic, she competed in the Junior Olympics, ranking 5th in all around gymnastics in Washington State. She made her first stage appearance at 9 years old in Jungle Book, and won several roles in Community Theater.
Her parents divorced when she was 15, and she moved to Los Angeles, CA with her mother. Her film acting debut was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where she had a small role. Her first leading role was in The Next Karate Kid, the fourth one of the series, where she was able to utilize her gymnastics abilities with Pat Morita.
Hillary also had a 16 month role on the popular show 90210, as single Mother Carly Reynolds. She was upset when her part was written out of 90210, but it freed her up to audition for the role of Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry. She had to get in shape for the movie, but her performance was hailed as great and she won both a Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Actress in 1999.
Hillary Swank Wins Two Oscars
It happened again when she played a boxer in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, Hillary Swank took home another Best Actress Oscar. She had to undergo extensive boxing training in the ring for the movie, but it was all worth it. When she won the second Oscar she seemed overwhelmed, exclaiming that she “came from a trailer park.” She then signed up for a three year contract for the fragrance Insolence by Guerlain. Swank received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
Among other movies, Swank played Amelia Earhart, and she also co-produced the film. She met a man named Robert Bresnik, who supported her role in this movie by reproducing several photographic reproductions of the plane Earhart flew at Legoland, because his Grandfather was Amelia Earhart’s official photographer. She also starred in Freedom Riders, The Reaping, and P.S. I Love You along with Gerald Butler.
Swank married actor Chad Lowe in 1997, having met him on the set of Quiet Days in Hollywood. They stayed together for about nine years, but are currently divorced. Hillary has suffered health problems in training for many of her film roles, gaining weight for Boys Don’t Cry and then having to lose it again. But she is quoted as saying, “she would do whatever she had to do to make her role believable”, and also “Battle scars are a reminder that you’re alive and human and that you bleed.”
Daniel Radcliffe—7/23/1989—is an English actor who became famous for playing Harry Potter in the much beloved and popular series of movies based on J.K. Rowling’s novels. He never expected to be involved in all 7 parts of the story, and the last book was made into a two part movie.
Apparently Radcliffe was teased by classmates for being in the movies, but later he was privately tutored anyway, to be able to fit his lessons around his acting career. By around the third installment, he and the other actors were concerned they would be forever typecast in their roles at Hogwart’s School. In 1993 he took a role in the play Equss, which included a nude scene, to show his audience that he was growing up faster than their beloved Harry Potter. He was 17 at the time, and critics were impressed with his good performance.
Radcliffe voiced a role in a Simpson’s episode, and played Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying on Broadway, a role formerly played by Matthew Broderick. Once again he received rave reviews, and outshone others in the cast. He appeared in a 2012 horror movie, The Woman in Black, and is going to play Alan Ginsberg in a thriller called Kill Your Darlings, so he isn’t hurting for post Harry Potter acting roles. Radcliffe considers himself to be both Jewish, Irish and an atheist, although he is English. He became the first non Royal at the age of 16 to have his portrait in Britains’ National Portrait Gallery. Radcliffe remains close to his Harry Potter colleagues, Tom Felton and Emma Watson.
He is very generous to charity, and invented a bed called the Cue-Bed, which is made from 8 cubes which can be made into a bed or chaise. All proceeds go to his favorite charity, Demelza House Children’s Hospice at Sittingbourne, Kent. He has also urged others to donate their old glasses to an organization honoring Holocaust victims. Daniel Radcliffe has also donated and been a spokesperson for gay rights. Daniel Radcliffe seems to bore easily and enjoy trying new things, a Cancer trait, as is his great generosity to charity, being one of the richest young men in Britain.