Births & Deaths

Aug 272018
 

On This Day

27 August 2018


Births



1976

Sarah Chalke

Age 42
Sarah Chalke is a Canadian-American actress. She is known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Rebecca "Becky" Conner and Andrea on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, Stella Zinman on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Beth Smith on Adult Swim's adult animated science-fiction series Rick and Morty. She also had a recurring role on the third season of the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town.
1988

Alexa Vega

Age 30
Alexa PenaVega is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits.


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Aug 252018
 

On This Day

25 August 2018


Births



1938

Frederick Forsyth

Age 80
Frederick McCarthy Forsyth is an English author, former journalist and spy, and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the JackalThe Odessa FileThe Fourth ProtocolThe Dogs of WarThe Devil's AlternativeThe Fist of GodIconThe VeteranAvengerThe AfghanThe Cobra and The Kill List.
1961

Joanne Whalley

Age 57
Joanne Whalley is an English actress who began her career in 1974. She has since amassed numerous credits, primarily on television, but also in nearly 30 feature films, including Dance with a Stranger (1985), Willow (1988), Scandal (1989), The Secret Rapture (1993) and Mother's Boys (1994).
1987

Amy Macdonald

Age 31
Amy Elizabeth Macdonald is a Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and musician. She has sold over 12 million records worldwide. Macdonald released her debut album This Is the Life in 2007. The singles "Mr. Rock & Roll" and "This Is the Life" from it were chart hits. The album reached number one in four European countries–the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland–and sold three million copies worldwide. Moderate success in the American music market followed in 2008.


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Aug 242018
 

On This Day

24 August 2018


Births



1948

Jean-Michel Jarre

Age 70
Jean-Michel André Jarre is a French composer, performer and record producer. His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygène. Recorded in a makeshift studio at his home, the album sold an estimated 12 million copies. Oxygène was followed in 1978 by Équinoxe, and in 1979, Jarre performed to a record-breaking audience of more than a million people at the Place de la Concorde, a record he has since broken three times. More albums were to follow, but his 1979 concert served as a blueprint for his future performances around the world. Several of his albums have been released to coincide with large-scale outdoor events, and he is now perhaps as well known as a performer as he is as a musician.
1951

Tony Amendola

Age 67
Tony Amendola is an American actor who is best known for playing the Jaffa master Bra'tac in Stargate SG-1. Amendola is also known for his recurring role as revolutionary leader Edouard Kagame of Liber8 in the television show Continuum. Since 2011, he has recurred on ABC's Once Upon a Time as Pinocchio's creator/father, Geppetto.
1978

Beth Riesgraf

Age 40
Beth Jean Riesgraf  is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Parker on the TNT television series Leverage (2008–12).


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Aug 232018
 

On This Day

23 August 2018


Births



1971

Aaron Douglas

Age 47
Aaron Douglas is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Galen Tyrol on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica.
1984

Glen Johnson

Age 34
Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson (born Glen McLeod Cooper Stephens) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right back. Johnson began his career at West Ham United, spending time on loan at Millwall, and was signed by Chelsea for a £6 million fee after West Ham's relegation in 2003. He helped Chelsea win the 2004–05 Premier League title and the 2005 League Cup Final. In June 2006, Johnson joined Portsmouth on loan for the 2006–07 season. Following a successful season on loan at Fratton Park, Johnson joined Pompey permanently for a fee of around £4 million.

Johnson played 100 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2006 – 2009


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Aug 212018
 

On This Day

21 August 2018


Births



1985

Laura Haddock

Age 33
Laura Jane Haddock is an English actress. She is best known for portraying Kacie Carter in Honest, Lucrezia in Da Vinci's Demons, Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alison in The Inbetweeners Movie and Viviane Wembly in Transformers: The Last Knight.
1989

Hayden Panettiere

Age 29
Hayden Lesley Panettiere  is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for playing cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC sci-fi series Heroes (2006–2010) and Juliette Barnes in the ABC/CMT musical-drama series Nashville (2012–present).


Deaths



2005

Robert Moog

(Born: 23 May 1934)

Died Aged 71
Robert Arthur Moog, founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. During his lifetime, Moog founded two companies for manufacturing electronic musical instruments. His innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the MinimoogMinimoog VoyagerLittle PhattyMoog Taurus, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals.


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Aug 202018
 

On This Day

20 August 2018


Births



1932

Anthony Ainley

(Died: 03 May 2004)

Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.
1943

Sylvester McCoy

Age 75
Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996.
1946

Ralf Hutter

Age 72
Ralf Hütter is a German musician best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, founding member and leader of Kraftwerk. Since the departure of Florian Schneider in 2008, he is the band's sole remaining founding member.
1948

John Noble

Age 70
John Noble is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Walter Bishop in the American Fox science fiction television series Fringe, and Henry Parrish in the Fox action-horror series Sleepy Hollow. His most high-profile film role was as Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also provided the voice of the DC Comics supervillain Scarecrow in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight, where his character served as the main antagonist. In 2015, he joined the main cast of the television series Elementary as Sherlock Holmes's father. He was also cast as a doctor in the Australian TV series All Saints
1962

James Marsters

Age 56
James Wesley Marsters is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the series Smallville, the time traveller Captain John Hart in British science-fiction show Torchwood, and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. Marsters appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You. He appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the revival of Hawaii Five-0. Marsters also plays Victor Stien in the 2017 Hulu adaptation of Marvel Comics Runaways.
1962

Sophie Aldred

Age 56
Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter. She portrayed the Doctor's companion Ace in the television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s
1971

Steve Stone

Age 47
Steven Brian Stone is an English former footballer who played as a winger. He was part of the coaching staff at Newcastle United from July 2010 to June 2015.

Stone played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2002 – 2005
1974

Amy Adams

Age 44
Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. The 2007 musical Enchanted, in which she played a cheerful Disney Princess, was Adams' first major success. She followed it by playing naive, optimistic women in a series of films, including the 2008 drama Doubt. She subsequently played to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010), and the psychological drama The Master (2012). In 2013 she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the troubled painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014).
1995

Liana Liberato

Age 23
Liana Daine Liberato is an American television and film actress. She played the younger version of the female lead in the 2014 film The Best of Me and starred in the 2010 films, Trust and The Last Sin Eater.


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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.


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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).


On This Day

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.


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