Births & Deaths

Aug 192018
 

On This Day

19 August 2018


Births



1938

Diana Muldaur

Age 80
Diana Charlton Muldaur is an American film and television actress. Muldaur's television roles include L.A. Law's Rosalind Shays and Dr. Katherine Pulaski in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She has been nominated for an Emmy three times: twice for L.A. Law and once for Born Free. She was also nominated twice for a Q award for L.A. Law.
1952

Jonathan Frakes

Age 66
Jonathan Scott Frakes is an American actor and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films. Frakes also hosted the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. In June 2011, Frakes narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant. He was the voice for David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles. Frakes directed while starring in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection.
1977

Sara Martins

Age 41
Sara Martins is a Portuguese actress of Cape-Verdean descent. She is known in France for her roles on television and in film and theatre. She appeared as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey in the joint British-French crime comedy-drama Death in Paradise, filmed in Guadeloupe, a French overseas department. She left the show halfway through series 4 (January 2015).
1982

Erika Christensen

Age 36
Erika Jane Christensen is an American actress and singer whose filmography includes roles in Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan(2005), How to Rob a Bank (2007), The Tortured (2010), and The Case for Christ (2017). For her performance in Traffic, she won the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture along with her co-stars.
1984

Simon Bird

Age 34
Simon Antony Bird is an English actor and comedian. He played Will McKenzie in The Inbetweeners and Adam Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner.
1996

Jack Whatmough

Age 22
Jack David Vincent Whatmough is an English footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a central defender.
2002

Alexis Jayde Burnett

Age 16
Alexis Jayde Burnett is an actress and singer who landed her most notable role in the 2014 film Lucky Dog. She had previously been seen in a television movie called Stolen Child. She is also a social influencer who has over 700,000 followers on Instagram and she is popular on musical.ly under the name Lexiijayde.
2002

Brighton Sharbino

Age 16
Brighton Rose Sharbino is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lizzie Samuels on the AMC television series The Walking Dead.


On This Day

Aug 182018
 

On This Day

18 August 2018


Births



1964

Craig Bierko

Age 54
Craig Philip Bierko is an American actor and singer. He had a small role as attorney Jeffrey Coho during the third season of the ABC television series Boston Legal
1965

John Durnin

Age 53
John Paul Durnin is an English former footballer who scored 100 goals in 475 league appearances over a career spanning close to two decades.

Durnin played 211 times for Portsmouth scoring 34 goals between 1993 – 1999
1980

Mark Burchill

Age 38
Mark James Burchill is a former Scottish professional football player and coach. He played for Scottish clubs CelticDundeeHeartsDunfermline AthleticKilmarnock and Livingston, and in England for Birmingham CityIpswich TownPortsmouthWigan AthleticSheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United. He was capped six times for the Scotland national team.

Burchill played 26 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 2001 – 2002
1987

Mika Boorem

Age 31
Mika Sue Boorem is an American actress, director and producer. She is known for her roles in such films as Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Blue Crush (2002), Sleepover (2004) and Augusta, Gone(2006).
1993

Maia Mitchell

Age 25

    
Maia Mitchell is an Australian actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in the Seven Network's teen drama TrappedFor American audiences, she currently stars in the Freeform drama The Fosters as Callie Adams Foster. She also co-starred with Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel original films Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 as McKenzie.


On This Day   .   Maia Mitchell

Aug 172018
 

On This Day

17 August 2018


Births



1958

Belinda Carlisle

Age 60
Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer and songwriter. She gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of The Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time, and went on to have a prolific career as a solo act.
1990

Rachel
Hurd-Wood


Age 28
Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in the 2003 film Peter Pan, Corrie McKenzie in 2010's Tomorrow, When the War Began, and Sibyl Vane in 2009's Dorian Gray.
1994

Taissa Farmiga

Age 24
Taissa Farmiga is an American actress. She began her career in film in the drama Higher Ground (2011) which was directed by her sister Vera Farmiga, and subsequently made her television debut in the FX series American Horror Story: Murder House (2011), which earned her a reputation as a contemporary scream queen. She made her stage debut in the Off-Broadway revival of the drama play Buried Child (2016).


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Aug 162018
 

On This Day

16 August 2018


Births



1958

Madonna

Age 60
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos and on stage. She has also frequently reinvented both her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Besides sparking controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
1960

Timothy Hutton

Age 58
Timothy Tarquin Hutton is an American actor and director. He is the youngest recipient in the Best Supporting Actor Category of the Academy Awards. He won at the age of 20 for his performance as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People (1980). Hutton has since appeared regularly in feature films and on television, with featured roles in the drama Taps (1981), the spy film The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), and the horror film The Dark Half (1993), among others. Between 2000 and 2002, Hutton starred as Archie Goodwin in the A&E drama series A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Between 2008 and 2012, he starred as Nathan "Nate" Ford on the TNT drama series Leverage.


On This Day

Aug 152018
 

On This Day

15 August 2018


Births



1935

Jim Dale

Age 83
Jim DaleMBE (born James Smith) is an English actor, narrator, singer, director, and composer. In the British film world he became one of the comedic icons in the Carry On series. In the United States, he is most recognised as a leading actor on Broadway, where he had roles in ScapinoBarnumCandide and Me and My Girl, as well as for narrating all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the American market (for which he received two Grammy Awards out of six nominations) and the ABC series Pushing Daisies(2007–2009); he also starred in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for portraying a young Spike Milligan in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973).
1946

Tony Robinson

Age 72
Sir Anthony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, author, presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting the Channel 4 programmes Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History.
1961

Matt Johnson

Age 57
Matt Johnson is an English singer-songwriter best known as the vocalist and only constant member of his band The The. He is also a film soundtrack composer (Cineola), publisher (Fifty First State Press), broadcaster (Radio Cineola), and conservationist/local activist.
1975

Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi

Age 43
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, sometimes referred to as Yoshi Kawaguchi, is a Japanese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is a former captain of the Japan national team. Currently, he plays with SC Sagamihara in J3 League.

Kawaguchi played 13 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2003
1982

Alessandro Zamperini

Age 36
Alessandro Zamperini is an Italian footballer, in the role of defender.

Zamperini played 17 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2001 – 2002
1985

Emily Kinney

Age 33

   
Emily Rebecca Kinney is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC's horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Kinney has also appeared on several other television series, including Showtime's critically acclaimed Masters of Sex, The CW's The Flash, and later Arrow. In 2016, she co-starred in the ABC series Conviction, alongside Hayley Atwell.
1990

Jennifer Lawrence

Age 28

  
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence made her film debut in a supporting role in Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter's Bone (2010). She achieved wider recognition for starring as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011) and with her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. She went on to earn various accolades for her collaborations with director David O. Russell. Her performance as a depressed and bipolar widow in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.


On This Day   .   Emily Kinney   .   Jennifer Lawrence

Aug 142018
 

On This Day

14 August 2018


Births



1965

Martin Allen

Age 53
Martin James Allen is an English football manager and former player, who is currently manager of Chesterfield. He played more than 100 games as a midfielder for both Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United before finishing his playing career with Portsmouth and Southend United. Five years later, he took his first job in management, at non-league Barnet. He has since managed BrentfordMilton Keynes DonsLeicester CityCheltenham Town and Notts County.

Allen played 46 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1995 – 1998
1968

Catherine Bell

Age 50
Catherine Lisa Bell is an American actress, known for her roles as Major Sarah MacKenzie in the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood in the series Army Wives from 2007 to 2013, and Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale in Hallmark's The Good Witch films and television series since 2008.
1983

Mila Kunis

Age 35

Milena Markovna "MilaKunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role at age 14, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That '70s Show (1998–2006). Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
1987

James Buckley

Age 31
James Patrick Buckley is an English stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and YouTuber. He is known for playing foul-mouthed Jay Cartwright in the BAFTA-winning E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners.
1996

Brianna Hildebrand

Age 22
Brianna Caitlin Hildebrand is an American actress. She is known for appearing in the web series Annie Undocumented, and as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the films Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).


On This Day   .   Mila Kunis

Aug 132018
 

On This Day

13 August 2018


Births



1978

Benjani
Mwaruwari


Age 40
Benjamin Mwaruwari, often known simply as Benjani, is a Zimbabwean retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Having started his career with Jomo Cosmos, Benjani moved to Europe in 2001 to join Swiss side Grasshopper Club Zürich before moving to Auxerre a year later. He signed with Premier League club Portsmouth in 2006, then went on to play in England's top flight for Manchester CitySunderland and Blackburn Rovers before returning to Portsmouth in 2011.

Benjani played 94 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2006 – 2012
1984

Niko Kranjcar

Age 34
Niko Kranjčar is a Croatian professional footballer having most recently played for Scottish side Rangers F.C. He has played with clubs in his homeland, playing for Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk SplitA transfer to England with Portsmouth followed in August 2006, and after several years of attempting to hold on to their key players, Portsmouth decided to sell him at the start of the 2009–10 season, opening the way for a move to Tottenham in September 2009, where he was reunited with his former manager at Portsmouth, Harry Redknapp.

Kranjcar played 100 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2006 – 2009


On This Day

Aug 122018
 

On This Day

12 August 2018


Births



1945

Ron Mael

Age 73
Ronald David "Ron" Mael is an American musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Mael's music career spans more than 50 years. With his younger brother Russell, he formed the pop band Halfnelson in 1971. After the release of their first album, the band name was changed to Sparks.
1971

Michael Ian Black

Age 47
Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The StateViva VarietyStellaWet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, The Comedy Quarter-hour, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Another Period. He also appeared on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times. He released his first children's book, Chicken Cheeks, in 2009, and has since released six more, in addition to four books for adults.
1971

Yvette
Nicole Brown


Age 47
Yvette Nicole Brown is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. Brown has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. She starred as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community. She had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh as Helen Dubois, and voiced the character Cookie on the American-Canadian animated series Pound Puppies. Brown also starred as Dani in the 2015 version of The Odd Couple on CBS.
2000

Savannah May

Age 18

 
Savannah May is a Nickelodeon television personality who was cast as Buttercup in the series Knight Squad. She had a minor role in a 2017 episode of School of Rock.


On This Day

Aug 112018
 

On This Day

11 August 2018


Births



1983

Chris Hemsworth

Age 35
Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07). Hemsworth has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he portrays the role of Thor, beginning in Thor (2011), and also appearing in The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
1993

Alyson Stoner

Age 25
Alyson Rae Stoner is an American actress, singer, dancer and model. Stoner is best known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007) and the Step Up series (2006, 2010, 2014). She has been a dancer for several artists, such as Missy ElliottEminemKumbia KingsOutkast and Will Smith. Stoner is also known for hosting Disney Channel's Mike's Super Short Show (2001–2007) and for voicing Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015).


Deaths



1994

Peter Cushing

(Born: 26 May 1913)

Died Aged 81
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkinin Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles.


On This Day

Aug 102018
 

On This Day

10 August 2018


Births



1962

Suzanne Collins

Age 56
Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and author, best known as the author of The New York Times best selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy (which consists of The Hunger GamesCatching Fire, and Mockingjay).
1982

Devon Aoki

Age 36
Devon Aoki is an American actress and fashion model. Aoki's film roles include supporting roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005) and lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Mutant Chronicles (2008).
1984

Ryan Eggold

Age 34
Ryan James Eggold is an American actor. He is known for playing Ryan Matthews on the CW teen drama series 90210 and Tom Keen on the NBC crime drama series The Blacklist and its short-lived spin-off series The Blacklist: Redemption.
1990

Lee Brown

Age 28
Lee James Brown is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for League One club Portsmouth. He has played for the England C national team.


On This Day

Aug 092018
 

On This Day

09 August 2018


Births



1968

Gillian Anderson

Age 50
Gillian Leigh AndersonOBE is an American-British film, television and theatre actress. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies' film The House of Mirth (2000), and DSI Stella Gibson on the BBC crime drama television series The Fall.
1976

Audrey Tautou

Age 42
Audrey Justine Tautou is a French actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Le Libertin and Happenstance (2000). Tautou achieved international recognition for her lead role in the 2001 film Amélie.
1978

Daniela
Denby-Ashe


Age 40
Daniela Denby-Ashe is an English actress, best known for playing the character Sarah Hills in the soap opera EastEnders, Margaret Hale in the period drama North and South and Janey Harper in the sitcom My Family. She also played the character Lorraine Donnegan in the drama series Waterloo Road after previously playing a different character, "Jem Allen" in one episode a few years earlier.
1983

Ashley Johnson

Age 35
Ashley Suzanne Johnson is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Chrissy Seaver in Growing Pains, Ellie in The Last of Us, Annie Warbucks in Annie: A Royal Adventure!, Alex Marshall in What Women Want, Terra in Teen Titans and its spin-off Teen Titans Go!, Gwen Tennyson in the Ben 10 franchise and Gretchen Priscilla Grundler in Disney's Recess. She currently stars in the NBC drama Blindspot as FBI forensic specialist Patterson, and is a recurring cast member of Geek and Sundry's show Critical Role.
1990

Adelaide Kane

Age 28
Adelaide Kane is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, and Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign. In July 2017, she joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time in a recurring role as Cinderella's evil stepsister, Drizella, who is one of the antagonists in the season. Adelaide's final episode in Once Upon a Time was "Sisterhood".


On This Day

Aug 082018
 

On This Day

08 August 2018


Births



1930

Terry Nation

(Died: 09 Mar 1997)

Aged 66
Terence Joseph Nation was a Welsh television writer and novelist. He made a significant contribution to the long-running BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who from its outset, creating the villainous Daleks.
1981

Michael Doyle

Age 37
Michael Paul Doyleis an Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Coventry City. Born in Dublin, Doyle started his career at Celtic before a spell on loan in Denmark playing for AGF Aarhus. He subsequently spent the majority of his career at Coventry City and Sheffield United. Doyle has also been capped once by the Republic of Ireland.

Doyle played 96 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2015 – 2017
1987

Katie Leung

Age 31
Katie Liu Leung is a Scottish film, television, and stage actress. She played Cho Chang, the first love interest for lead character Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. In 2012, Leung made her stage debut in the play Wild Swans. Leung has an interest in painting and photography and studied art and design at the University of the Arts, London.
1996

Ben Close

Age 22
Ben Easton Close is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.


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