Births & Deaths

Nov 212017
 

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1937 – Ingrid Pitt

Ingrid Pitt born Ingoushka Petrov was a Polish-British actress, author, and writer best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Died: 23 November 2010

Aged 73


1947 – Nickolas Grace

Nickolas Grace is an English actor known for his roles on television, including Anthony Blanche in the acclaimed ITV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, and the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood. Grace also played Dorien Green’s husband Marcus Green in the 1990s British comedy series Birds of a Feather.

Age 70


1962 – Warren Neil

Warren Anthony Neill is a retired English footballer who played for Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth. After his playing career, he rejoined Queens Park Rangers as a coach.

Neill made his QPR debut against Chelsea in 1980 and went on to play 181 league games scoring 3 goals. He played in the FA Cup Final replay in 1982, was part of the Second Division Championship team in 1983 and a member of the 1986 Milk Cup final team.

He transferred to Portsmouth in 1988. He helped Portsmouth to the 1992 FA Cup semi final, and provided the through pass for Pompey’s goal in the first game, but was one of three Pompey players to miss his kick as they lost the replay on a penalty shootout to Liverpool.

He was invited onto the QPR coaching staff by manager John Gregory towards the end of the 2006/07 season on a temporary basis, making the deal permanent in June 2007. On 16 January 2008 Neill joined Luton Town as assistant to Mick Harford. On 27 November 2008, Neill was released from his position of assistant, being replaced by former Luton player Kevin Watson.

Neill played 260 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1988 – 1994

Age 55


1965 – Alexander Siddig

Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a English-Sudanese actor.

He is known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid-1990s and Alexander Siddig since. He is known for playing Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Philip Burton in Primeval, Carthaginian general Hannibal in Hannibal – Rome’s Worst Nightmare, King Minos in Atlantis, and Prince Doran Martell in Game of Thrones, and for his performances as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai in Syriana (2005), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and Tareq Khalifa in Cairo Time, as well as the sixth season of 24. He is also appearing in Gotham as Ra’s al Ghul.

Age 52


1984 – Jena Malone

Jena Malone is an American actress, musician and photographer. She made her acting debut in the television film Bastard Out of Carolina (1996); subsequently, Malone has starred in a number of mainstream and independent films including Ellen Foster (1997), Contact (1997), Stepmom (1998), Donnie Darko (2001), Life as a House (2001), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Saved! (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Into the Wild (2007), The Ruins (2008), Sucker Punch (2011) and The Neon Demon (2016). Furthermore, Malone has portrayed the role of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games film series. She is also an indie pop musician who has released music both under her own name (as “Jena Malone and Her Bloodstains”) and as one-half of the duo The Shoe.

Age 33


1994 – Josh Passley

Joshua Jordan Passley is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender National League side Dover Athletic.

Passley played 12 times for Portsmouth in 2015

Age 23


On This Day

Nov 202017
 

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1947 – Peter Mellor

Peter Mellor is an English-born American former professional footballer whose playing career as a goalkeeper spanned three decades. He played 17 years in the top three tiers of English professional soccer with Burnley, Fulham, Hereford United, and Portsmouth. He is now a coach, in the United States.

Mellor played 146 times for Portsmouth between 1978 – 1981

Age 70


1963 – Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen is an American actress. (She has been credited with and without her family name “Wen”, but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has been known by such variants of her name as Ming-Na, Ming Na, Ming Na Wen and Ming Wen.) She is known for playing the role of Melinda May in the ABC action drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and for voicing Fa Mulan, one of the Disney Princesses, in the films Mulan and Mulan II, the video game Kingdom Hearts II, and in the Disney animated series Sofia the First. She is due to reprise her role as Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

Wen is also known for her role as Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen on the medical drama series ER. She was the series lead of the show Inconceivable, a medical drama that was aired on NBC, but the show was short-lived. The show is one of the few American television shows with an Asian American series lead. She is also known for her roles on the main casts of the animated series The Batman and the sci-fi series Stargate Universe. Besides television, she is notable for starring in the films The Joy Luck Club, Street Fighter, and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Age 54


1971 – Joel McHale

Joel Edward McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. He has appeared in such films as Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He also starred in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.

Age 46


1975 – Joshua Gomez

Joshua Eli Gomez is an American actor best known for his role as Morgan Grimes on Chuck. He is the younger brother of actor Rick Gomez. Gomez appeared in a recurring role in the CBS series Without a Trace as computer tech James Mackeroy. He appeared in a series of IBM commercials, a series of Wendy’s commercials (Ranch Tooth), and a commercial for Garmin. He also made a cameo on Freddy’s Nightmares. He played Sammy Stinger in Bring It On Again, 2004.

As a voice actor, Gomez played Baralai in the video game Final Fantasy X-2, opposite his brother Rick’s character, Gippal, and as Parker in Turok. He also had a small part at the beginning of BioShock as Johnny. In September 2007, he began starring in the NBC series Chuck as the title character’s friend, Morgan Grimes. Gomez is friends with Chuck co-star, Zachary Levi, in real life. Joshua was nominated for Outstanding Male Performance in the Comedy Television Series at the 2008 ALMA Awards.

Age 42


1976 – Laura Harris

Laura Harris is a Canadian actress.

Age 41


On This Day

Nov 192017
 

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1924 – William Russell

William Russell Enoch, better known as William Russell, is an English actor. He was born in Sunderland, County Durham and played the role of companion Ian Chesterton in Doctor Who, from the show’s first episode in 1963 until 1965.

Age 93


1953 – Robert Beltran

Robert Adame Beltran is an American actor, known for his role as Raoul Mendoza in the 1982 Paul Bartel’s black comedy film Eating Raoul, and as Commander Chakotay on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.

Age 64


1961 – Mark Chamberlain

Mark Valentine Chamberlain is an English former international footballer. He is the younger brother of Neville Chamberlain, and the father of Liverpool and England international player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Portsmouth’s Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain.

He began his professional playing career with Port Vale in 1978, where he remained for four years before being sold on to rivals Stoke City, having already been selected for the PFA Fourth Division Team of the Year in 1981–82. In 1985, he signed with Sheffield Wednesday, before he moved on to Portsmouth three years later. He remained with “Pompey” until 1994, at which point he transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion. The following year he joined Exeter City, before entering into management at Fareham Town in 1997. Between 1982 and 1984 he won four caps for the England under-21s and eight caps for the senior team.

Chamberlain played 198 times for Portsmouth scoring 22 goals between 1988 – 1994

Age 56


1963 – Terry Farrell

Theresa Lee “Terry” Farrell is an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Jadzia Dax in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and later in the comedy series Becker as Regina “Reggie” Kostas.

Age 54


On This Day

Nov 182017
 

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1960 – Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single “Kids in America”, which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of the Supremes’ song “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include “Chequered Love” (1981), “You Came” (1988) and “Never Trust a Stranger” (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song “Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime”, which topped the Dutch charts.

Age 57


1961 – Steven Moffat

Steven William Moffat, OBE is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and executive producer of British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Moffat’s first television work was the teen drama series Press Gang. His first sitcom, Joking Apart, was inspired by the breakdown of his first marriage; conversely, his later sitcom Coupling was based upon the development of his relationship with television producer Sue Vertue. In between the two relationship-centred shows, he wrote Chalk, a sitcom set in a comprehensive school inspired by his own experience as an English teacher.

A lifelong fan of Doctor Who, Moffat’s first work on the series was the script of the parody episode The Curse of Fatal Death, which aired in 1999. When Doctor Who was revived in 2005, he wrote six episodes under executive producer Russell T Davies. Moffat was subsequently Doctor Who showrunner, lead writer and executive producer from 2009 until 2017. His first episode as executive producer, “The Eleventh Hour” aired in April 2010, and his final episode, “Twice Upon a Time” is scheduled to air at Christmas 2017. Sherlock, which Moffat co-created with Mark Gatiss, began airing in July 2010. Moffat also co-wrote the 2011 feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

Moffat has won several awards, mainly for Doctor Who and Sherlock, including two Emmy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and four Hugo Awards.

Age 56


1970 – Elizabeth Anne Allen

Elizabeth Anne Allen is an American actress. Allen is best known for her recurring role as the witch Amy Madison on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Age 47


On This Day

Nov 172017
 

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1971 – David Ramsey

David Ramsey is an American actor, best known for his roles in the Showtime TV series Dexter as Anton Briggs, the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph, and the CW show Arrow as John Diggle.

Age 46


1978 – Rachel McAdams

Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002) (for which she received a Genie Award nomination), the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows (for which she won a Gemini Award). In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with her roles in the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family comedy-drama The Family Stone. She was hailed by the media as Hollywood’s new “it girl”, and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star.

After a two-year career break, McAdams starred in two limited release films in 2008; the film noir Married Life and the road trip comedy-drama The Lucky Ones. She returned to prominence in 2009 by appearing in the political-thriller State of Play, the science-fiction romantic drama The Time Traveler’s Wife and the mystery action-adventure film Sherlock Holmes. In 2010, McAdams appeared in her first star vehicle, the comedy Morning Glory. In 2015, her highest profile roles were in the second season of the HBO crime drama True Detective, and as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama Spotlight. For her performance in Spotlight, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Age 39


On This Day

Nov 162017
 

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1953 – Griff Rhys Jones

Griffith Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He has starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith.

Rhys Jones came to national attention in the early 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones alongside Mel Smith. With Smith, he founded television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group and later in 2005, he started the production company Modern Television.

He went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work. As of September 2016, he presented the television bloopers show It’ll Be Alright on the Night for ITV, having replaced Denis Norden in 2008. Rhys Jones has fronted a number of documentary series for both the BBC and ITV including Mountain in 2007, Greatest Cities of the World between 2008 and 2010 and A Great Welsh Adventure in 2014.

Age 64


1964 – Harry Lennix

Harry Joseph Lennix III is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence “Dresser” Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats (1991) and as Boyd Langton in the Joss Whedon television series Dollhouse. Lennix currently co-stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on the NBC drama The Blacklist. Lennix played Calvin Swanwick in the DC Extended Universe.

Age 53


1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal

Margalit Ruth “Maggie” Gyllenhaal is an American actress. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

She began her film career as a teenager with roles in her father’s films, and appeared alongside her brother in the science fiction film Donnie Darko (2001). She garnered critical praise for starring as Lee Holloway in Secretary (2002), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. For her performance in independent drama Sherrybaby (2006), she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She also received recognition for starring as Rachel Dawes in the superhero film The Dark Knight (2008). For her performance in the musical-drama Crazy Heart (2009), she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She subsequently starred in the fantasy comedy family film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), the drama Won’t Back Down (2012) and the comedy-drama Frank (2014), for which she was nominated for a BIFA Award.

In 2014, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Real Thing, and also starred in the British television BBC political spy thriller television miniseries The Honourable Woman. For her performance in the latter she won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Age 40


1984 – Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress and ex-glamour model.

She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–12, 2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–17).

Age 33


1989 – Amine Linganzi

Amine Linganzi is a professional Congolese footballer who plays for English club Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Born in Algeria, Linganzi was raised in France and represents Congo at international level.

Linganzi played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2016 – 2017

Age 28


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Nov 152017
 

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1945 – Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, commonly known as Frida Lyngstad, or just by the mononym, Frida, is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist. Known for her warm personality, striking auburn hair and rich mezzo-soprano voice, she is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.

Age 72


1971 – Darryl Powell

Darryl Anthony Powell is a sports agent and former professional footballer who made more than 350 appearances in the Football League and Premier League and played international football for the Jamaican national team. He usually played as a central midfielder.

The son of a Reggae musician, he was born in Lambeth, London, and his career included spells at English clubs Portsmouth, Derby County, Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, as well as a stint at Colorado Rapids in the USA. Along with his Derby team-mate Deon Burton he was one of the Reggae Boyz playing for Jamaica in France 98.

Powell has also appeared as a guest on the beach soccer circuit, playing for the England national beach soccer team in an exhibition game in Birmingham.

Powell played 170 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1988 – 1995

Age 46


1972 – Jonny Lee Miller

Jonathan Lee Miller is an English-American film, television and theatre actor. He achieved early success for his portrayal of Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson in the dark comedy drama film Trainspotting (1996) and as Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995), before earning further critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow (1997), Mansfield Park (1999), The Flying Scotsman (2006), Endgame (2009) and T2 Trainspotting (2016); for The Flying Scotsman he received a London Film Critics’ Circle nomination for Actor of the Year. He was also part of the principal cast in the films Melinda and Melinda (2004), Dark Shadows (2012) and Byzantium (2013). He has appeared in several theatrical productions on Broadway, most notably After Miss Julie and Frankenstein, the latter of which earned him an Olivier Award for Best Actor.

Miller starred as the title character in the ABC comedy-drama Eli Stone for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. This was followed by another starring role in the BBC costume drama Emma and a supporting role as Jordan Chase in the fifth season of the Showtime drama Dexter. He currently stars as Sherlock Holmes in the CBS crime drama Elementary which earned him his second Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor.

Age 45


1975 – Boris Zivkovic

Boris Zivkovic is a former Croatian footballer of Bosnian descent. He played as right and left full back and centre back. At one point of his career he even played as defensive midfielder.

Zivkovic played 20 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004

Age 42


1977 – Sean Murray

Sean Harland Murray is an American actor best known for his role as Special Agent Timothy McGee on the American TV drama NCIS.

He also played Thackery Binx in Disney’s Halloween film Hocus Pocus and Danny Walden in the military drama series JAG.

Age 40


1987 – Ryan Bird

Ryan Bird is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Dover Athletic

Bird played 25 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2013 – 2014

Age 30


1991 – Shailene Woodley

Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress and activist. Born in San Bernardino County, California and raised in the Simi Valley, she took acting classes with Anthony Meindl and made her screen debut in the television film Replacing Dad (1999), followed by numerous guest roles on television, including as Kaitlin Cooper on The O.C. (2003–04), and several television films. Her leading roles as California Ford in A Place Called Home (2004) and Felicity Merriman in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005) both earned her Young Artist Award nominations and she gained recognition for her leading role as Amy Juergens on the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13). She also played Jane Chapman in the HBO limited series Big Little Lies for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.

Age 26


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2014 – Valery Mezague

Born: 8 December 1983

Válery Mézague was a Cameroonian footballer. He was a midfielder and last played for Sporting Toulon Var.

A French-born player, Mézague represented Cameroon at international level. His most notable moment with the Lions Indomptables was at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he became the starter central midfielder in the lost final against host France, after replacing the late Marc-Vivien Foé during the victorious semifinal versus Colombia.

In 2003, he was involved in a serious car crash which ruled him out of the game for four months. Despite this he fought back to reclaim his form and his performances attracted the attention of Harry Redknapp, with Mézague joining Portsmouth F.C. on loan for the 2004/05 season. However, he failed to make any sort of substantial impression and returned to France in June 2005, where he followed his former manager at Portsmouth Alain Perrin to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

Mezague played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2005

Died Aged 30


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Nov 142017
 

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1959 – Paul McGann

Paul John McGann is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode “The Night of the Doctor”. McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the Hornblower TV series.

Age 58


1977 – Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen is an American actor who has played the supporting role of Dr Jimmy Palmer on NCIS since 2004. In 2012, he was promoted to a series regular at the beginning of the show’s tenth season.

Age 40


On This Day

Nov 132017
 

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1960 – Neil Flynn

Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, known for his role as Janitor on the NBC/ABC medical comedy-drama Scrubs. He currently portrays Mike Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle. In many of his acting roles, he has portrayed a police officer.

Age 57


1982 – Johannes Ertl

Johannes Bruno “Johnny” Ertl is a former Austrian footballer who primarily played as a defensive midfielder, although he could also play at the right or centre of defence.

During his career, Ertl notably represented Sturm Graz, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Portsmouth; after retiring from playing in 2015, he became the spokesman of the Portsmouth F.C. supporters’ trust, also taking on a role as the assistant coach of the Portsmouth under-16s.

Ertl played 88 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2012 – 2015

Age 35


1985 – Rahul Kohli

Rahul Kohli (born 13 November 1985) is an English television, film and stage actor. He is known for playing Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti in the television series iZombie. He has also starred as Jack Spheer in Supergirl.

Age 32


1995 – Stella Hudgens

Former child actress who had 2007 film roles in The Memory Thief and Deeply Irresponsible. She is the younger sister of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens.

Age 22


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Nov 122017
 

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1964 – Kevin Ball

Kevin Ball is an English former footballer who holds the position of senior professional development coach at Sunderland.

Ball played 129 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1983 – 1990

Age 53


1969 – Jason Cundy

Jason Cundy is an English former footballer and radio broadcaster. He currently presents The Sports Bar on talksport, ‘Jason Cundy Kicks Off’ on London Live as well as commentating and presenting for Chelsea TV.

Cundy played 11 times for Portsmouth in 1999

Age 48


1979 – Cote de Pablo

María José de Pablo Fernández, known professionally as Cote de Pablo, is a Chilean-American actress and singer. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to the United States at the age of ten, where she studied acting.

De Pablo co-hosted episodes of the Latin-American talk show Control with former Entertainment Tonight host, Carlos Ponce, at the age of 15 before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre. After appearing in a number of television roles, she was cast to portray main character Ziva David in the CBS television series NCIS in 2005. De Pablo won an ALMA Award for the role in 2011, and NCIS became the most watched television program in the United States during season 10 (2012–13).

She performed a portion of Tom Waits’ song “Temptation” for a 2008 episode of NCIS. Outside of the series, she has acted as a vocalist for songs in Roberto Pitre’s Vivo En Vida CD.

Age 38


1994 – Janet Devlin

    

Janet Maureen Aoife Ní Devlin is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011 where she finished in fifth place.

Devlin’s debut album was launched in October 2012 via PledgeMusic with a limited “pledgers only” release on 1 July 2013. It received general release with new songs and reworked tracks on 9 June 2014.

Age 23


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