Sep 122018
 

On This Day

12 September 2018


Births



1931

Ian Holm

Age 87
Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE, known professionally as Ian Holm, is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear. He won the 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award.
1976

Lauren Stamile

Age 42
Lauren Stamile is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Nurse Rose on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy, Michelle Slater on the NBC series Community, and CIA Agent Dani Pearce on the USA Network series Burn Notice.
1986

Emmy Rossum

Age 32

  
Emmanuelle Grey "EmmyRossum is an American actress, director and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody, (2001) and Passionada (2002). Her role in Mystic River (2003) garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball Evolution (2009), Dare(2009), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Before I Disappear (2014), You're Not You (2014) and Comet (2014).
1992

Alexia Fast

Age 26
Alexia Fast is a Canadian actress who began her career at the age of seven when she wrote, directed and starred in the short film The Red Bridge, which premiered at the 2002 Atlantic and Reel to Reel Film Festivals. She obtained her first agent at the age of 11 and starred in her first feature film, Fido (2006), at 13.


Deaths



1995

Jeremy Brett

(Born: 03 Nov 1933)

Died Aged 61
Peter Jeremy William Huggins, known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage, to television and film, to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He is also remembered for playing the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 Warner Bros. production of My Fair Lady.
2000

Gary Olsen

(Born: 03 Nov 2000)

Died Aged 42
Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.


On This Day   .   Emmy Rossum

Jul 312018
 

On This Day

31 July 2018


Births



1956

Michael Biehn

Age 62
Michael Connell Biehn is an American actor, primarily known for his military roles in science fiction films directed by James Cameron; as Sgt. Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984), Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in Aliens (1986) and Lt. Coffey in The Abyss (1989). He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for Aliens. His other films include The Fan (1981), Navy SEALs (1990), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996) and Planet Terror (2007). On television, he has appeared in Hill Street Blues (1984) and Adventure Inc. (2002-03).
1966

Dean Cain

Age 52
Dean George Tanaka, better known as Dean Cain, is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host. He is best known for playing the dual role of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was host of Ripley's Believe It or Not! and appeared in the soap opera series Hit the Floor.
1974

Emilia Fox

Age 44
Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox is an English actress, known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama Silent Witness, having joined the cast in 2004 following the departure of Amanda Burton. Fox is now the longest serving cast member since the departures of Tom Ward in 2012 and William Gaminara in 2013. She also appeared as Morgause in the BBC’s Merlin beginning in the programme's second series.
1987

Amrita Acharia

Age 31
Amrita Acharia is a Nepalese-Ukrainian actress. She is best known for her role as Irri in HBO series Game of Thrones.


On This Day

May 172018
 

On This Day

17 May 2018


Births



1955

Bill Paxton

(Died: 25 Feb 2017)

Age 61
William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011). Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.
1961

Enya

Age 57
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her distinct sound over the following four years with multi-tracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, Celtic, classical, church, and folk music. She has sung in ten languages.
1973

Sasha Alexander

Age 45
Suzana S. Drobnjaković Ponti, known by her stage name Sasha Alexander, is a Serbian-American actress. She played Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek and has acted in films including Yes Man(2008) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009). Alexander played Caitlin Todd for the first two seasons of NCIS. From July 2010 through September 2016, Alexander starred as Maura Isles in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.
1990

Leven Rambin

Age 28
Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is best known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children (2004–08) and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy (2005–present), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–09), One Tree Hill (2003–12), Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12), and CSI: Miami (2002–12). She appeared in the sci-fi film The Hunger Games(2012) as the District 1 tribute Glimmer, and appeared as Clarisse La Rue in the fantasy film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)


Deaths



2012

Donna Summer

(Born: 31 Dec 1948)

Died Aged 63
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the R&B charts in the U.S. and a number-one in the U.K.


On This Day


May 052018
 

On This Day

05 May 2018


Births



1940

Lance Henriksen

Age 78
Lance James Henriksen is an American actor and artist, best known for his roles in science fiction, action, and horror films such as Bishop in the Alien film franchise, and Frank Black in Fox television series MillenniumHenriksen is also notable for his voice acting, having voiced Kerchak the gorilla in the 1999 Walt Disney Feature Animation film Tarzan and Fleet Admiral Steven Hackett in BioWare's Mass Effect video game trilogy.
1942

Marc Alaimo

Age 76
Marc Alaimo (born Michael Joseph Alaimo) is an American actor, known for his villainous roles. He is best known for his role as recurring villain Gul Dukat in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
1943

Michael Palin

Age 75
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS  is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel documentaries.

Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd ShowThe Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".
1944

Johnn Rhys Davies

Age 74
John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor known for his portrayal of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Macbeth in Gargoyles, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.
1957

Richard E. Gant

Age 61
Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved recognition as John Seward in the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. He played Dr. Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan and Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
1979

Vincent Karthheiser

Age 39
Vincent Paul Kartheiser is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Connor on the The WB television series Angel and as Pete Campbell on the AMC television series Mad Men, for which he received six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with the cast (winning two).


On This Day

Feb 252018
 

On This Day

25 February 2018


Births



1934

Bernard Bresslaw

(Died: 11 Jun 1993)

Aged 59
Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
1955

Jeff Hemmerman

Age 63
Jeffrey Lawrence Hemmerman is an English former footballer. A forward, he scored 77 goals in 257 league games in a ten-year career in the Football League with Hull CityScunthorpe UnitedPort ValePortsmouth, and Cardiff CityHe was promoted out of the Fourth Division with Portsmouth in 1979–80, and then won promotion out of the Third Division with Cardiff City in 1982–83.

Hemmerman played 140 times for Portsmouth scoring 46 goals between 1978 – 1982
1966

Alexis Denisof

Age 52
Alexis Denisof is an American actor who is primarily known for playing Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
1986

Jameela Jamil

Age 32
Jameela Alia Jamil is a British television presenter, radio presenter, model and actress. She has appeared on various Channel 4 programmes and has been a presenter of T4 from 2009 until 2012 when T4 ended. She is a former host of The Official Chart and was co-host of The Official Chart Update, alongside Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 until January 2015. Since 2016, she has appeared as Tahani Al-Jamil in the American television series The Good Place.
1987

Natalie Dreyfuss

Age 31

 
Natalie Rachel Dreyfuss is an American actress, who has had guest-starring roles on shows such as Burn Notice and The Shield. She also had a recurring role on the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
1997

Isabelle Fuhrman

Age 21
Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress. She portrayed Esther in the 2009 horror film Orphan and Clove in The Hunger Games.


Deaths



2017

Bill Paxton

(Born: 17 May 1955)

Died Aged 61
William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo13 (1995), Twister (1996),
Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), earning three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show's run. Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.


On This Day

Jan 222018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

John Hurt

(Died: 22 Jan 2017)

Aged 77
Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was an English actor whose screen and stage career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt was regarded as one of Britain's finest actors; director David Lynch described him as "simply the greatest actor in the world".
1964

Jon Gittens

Age 54
Jonathan Antoni "Jon" Gittens, is a former footballer who played for Swindon Town as well as for SouthamptonMiddlesbroughPortsmouthTorquay United and Exeter City.

Gittens played 99 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1993 – 1996
1981

Beverley Mitchell

Age 37
Beverley Ann Mitchell is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Lucy Camden-Kinkirk on the television series 7th Heaven.


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