Apr 202018
 

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20 April 2018


Births



1924

Leslie Phillips

Age 94
Leslie Samuel Phillips, CBE is an English actor who came to prominence in films in the 1950s, acting as a suave charmer with an exaggerated upper class accent, in the style of Terry-Thomas. After a notable success in the Carry On films and the Doctor series, he moved away from comedy into character roles in the Harry Potter series and many TV sitcoms, as well as stage work.
1937

George Takei

Age 81
George Hosato Takei (born Hosato Takei) is an American actor, director, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
1951

Louise Jameson

Age 67
Louise Jameson is an English actress, with a wide variety of British TV and theatre credits. She is best known for her appearances in British TV series EastEndersDoctor WhoBergerac, and Tenko.
1967

Alan McLoughlin

Age 51
Alan Francis McLoughlin is a former professional footballer and coach, who played as a midfielder for the Republic of Ireland and various English club sides, most notably Swindon Town and Portsmouth.

McLoughlin played 361 times for Portsmouth scoring 69 goals between 1992 – 1999
1971

Nikos Kyseridis

Age 47
Nikos Kyzeridis is a retired Greek international football player who played as an attacking midfielder and a striker.

Kyzeridis played 6 times for Portsmouth in 1998


Deaths



1992

Benny Hill

(Born: 21 Jan 1924)

Died Aged 68
Alfred Hawthorne "BennyHill was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for The Benny Hill Show. A prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades, his show proved to be one of the great success stories of television comedy. Among the most watched programmes in the UK, the audience peaked at more than 21 million in 1971. The show generated impressive revenues for Thames Television, and retains a following in much of the world decades after Hill's death.


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Births



1924

Benny Hill

(Died: 20 Apr 1992)

Aged 68
Alfred Hawthorne "BennyHill was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his television programme The Benny Hill Show, an amalgam of slapstick, burlesque, and double entendre in a format that included live comedy and filmed segments, with him at the focus of almost every segment.
1945

Martin Shaw

Age 73
Martin Shaw is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the television series The ProfessionalsThe ChiefJudge John Deed and Inspector George Gently. He has also acted on stage and in film, and has narrated numerous audiobooks and presented various television series, including the 2006 series Martin Shaw: Aviators.
1981

Izabella Miko

Age 37
Izabella Miko (born Izabella Anna Mikołajczak) is a Polish actress, dancer, producer, and environmental activist. She is best known for starring in the music videos "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" by The Killers. While a dance student in Poland, Miko was recruited to study at the New York City Ballet at age fifteen and later studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She made her American film debut in Coyote Ugly(2000), followed by a starring part in the vampire thriller The Forsaken (2001).
1994

Laura Robson

Age 24
Laura Robson is a British tennis player. She debuted on the ITF junior tour in 2007, and a year later won the Wimbledon Junior Girls' Championship at the age of 14. As a junior, she also twice reached the final of the girls' singles tournament at the Australian Open, in 2009 and 2010. She won her first ITF-circuit tournament in November 2008.


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