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

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.


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