Even I'm excited about this - Hugh Laurie, one of my favorite performers, celebrates his 56th birthday today (June 11). Happy Birthday to him!

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Now I call Hugh Laurie a 'performer' because he's more than just an actor (although that's what most people know him for). He's also a musician and singer, a comedian, a director, and a writer (talk about doing pretty much everything in the entertainment business).

The best role Hugh Laurie ever performed was Dr. Gregory House on the TV show 'House.' That was the first show I ever started following - I'm not good at following series. I end up getting bored of them in the middle, or just lose interest in the storyline. Not with 'House,' though. Plus he won TONS of awards for his role in the TV series including two Golden Globes, and was nominated for six Emmys.

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I was stunned when I found out the Hugh Laurie is also a musician and singer. He sings and plays the blues... Seriously! So if you know his character from 'House' you could make the connection (well, maybe a little bit) - that he plays the blues. Otherwise, it's pretty interesting, and unique!

So I'm wishing a happy birthday to one of my favorite all-time performers - Hugh Laurie! Enjoy 56!