Jul 012018
 

On This Day

01 July 2018


Births



1935

Dave Prowse

Age 83
David Charles Prowse, MBE is an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor in British film and television. Worldwide, he is best known for physically portraying Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (with the character's voice being performed by James Earl Jones), and in 2015 starred in a documentary concerning that role, entitled I Am Your Father. Prior to his role as Vader, Prowse had established himself as a prominent figure in British culture as the first Green Cross Code man, a character used in British road safety advertising aimed at children.
1945

Debbie Harry

Age 73
Deborah Ann Harry is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. Her recordings with the band reached the number-one position in the United States and the United Kingdom on many occasions from 1978 to 1981 (and a sixth UK number-one in 1999). She is considered the first rapper to chart at number one in the U.S. owing to her work on "Rapture". Harry achieved success (mainly in Europe) as a solo artist before reforming Blondie in the late 1990s. Her acting career includes over 60 film roles and numerous television appearances.
1952

Dan Akroyd

Age 66
Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM OOnt is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–79). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNLThe Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
1962

Dominic Keating

Age 56
Dominic Keating is an English television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayal of Tony in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise.
1976

Thomas Sadoski

Age 42
Thomas Sadoski is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is best known for his roles as Don Keefer in the HBO series The Newsroom and as Matt Short in the sitcom television series Life in Pieces.
1989

Hannah Murray

Age 29
Hannah Murray is an English actress best known for portraying Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series Skins (2007–2008; 2013), for which she was the recipient of a BAFTA Audience Award and Gilly in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012–present), for which she has been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has received praise for her performances in the Off West End play Martine (2014) and the film Bridgend.


On This Day

Apr 242018
 

On This Day

24 April 2018


Births



1951

Nigel Harrison

Age 67
Nigel Harrison is an English musician. Harrison spent several years as the bassist of the American rock band Blondie during the 1970s and 1980s.
1985

Josephine Jobert

Age 33
Joséphine Jobert is a French actress and singer. In 2015 she took on her first English-language role, as Officer Florence Cassell in the BBC One series Death in Paradise.
1992

Laura Kenny

Age 26
Laura Rebecca Kenny is an English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit, omnium and scratch race disciplines.
1998

Ryan Newman

Age 20

   
Ryan Newman is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Ginger Falcone in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther. Other major roles include Allison in The Thundermans, Cindy Collins in Zoom, and Emily Hobbs in See Dad Run. As a child model, Newman has participated in photo shoots such as Inspire MagazineKaiya Eve Photoshoots 2009 and Dream Magazine, as well as modelling for fashion designer, Sherri Hill.


On This Day   .   Ryan Newman

Apr 132018
 

On This Day

13 April 2018


Births



1951

Peter Davison

Age 67
Peter Davison (born Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett)is an English actor with many credits in television dramas and sitcoms. He became famous as Tristan Farnon in the BBC's television adaptation of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small stories. His subsequent starring roles included the sitcoms Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim, the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Dr. Stephen Daker in A Very Peculiar Practice and Albert Campion in Campion. He later played David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites, "Dangerous" Davies in The Last Detective and Henry Sharpe in Law & Order: UK.
1954

Jimmy Destri

Age 64
Jimmy Destri (born James Mollica) is an American musician. He played keyboards in the rock band Blondie, and was one of the principal songwriters for the band along with Chris Stein and Deborah Harry. Destri ceased touring with the band in 2004, but remained an official member for several more years.
1970

Gerry Creaney

Age 48
Gerard Thomas "GerryCreaney is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a striker.

Creaney played 69 times for Portsmouth scoring 36 goals between 1994 – 1995
1977

Leonardo Biagini

Age 41
Leonardo Ángel Biagini is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Biagini played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals in 2002
1993

Hannah Marks

Age 25
Hannah Gayle Marks is an American actress. She is best known for her role on the television series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
1994

Ariane Rinehart

Age 24
Ariane Rinehart is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her performance in The Sound of Music Live! as the eldest von Trapp daughter, Liesl, which was described by critics as the standout performance in the production.
2003

Olivia Sanabia

Age 15

Olivia Sanabia is a young actress who landed the starring role of Kelly Quinn in the Amazon Studios television pilot Just Add Magic. She has previously guest-starred in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and Sam & Cat.


Deaths



1984

Richard Hurndall

(Born: 03 Nov 1920)

Died Aged 73
Richard Gibbon Hurndall was an English actor. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature the four of the five actors who had played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. Hurndall eventually won the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors.


On This Day

Jan 052018
 

On This Day


Births



1950

Chris Stein

Age 68
Christopher Stein is the co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band BlondieHe is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the hip hop film, Wild Style, and writer of the soundtrack for the film Union CityHe is also an accomplished photographer.
1955

Jimmy Mulville

Age 63
James Thomas Mulville is an English comedian, comedy writer, producer and television presenter. Mulville is best known for co-founding in 1986 the British independent television production company Hat Trick Productions with Denise O'Donoghue and Rory McGrath (who left in 1992). In 2003, Mulville and O'Donoghue, as co-founders of Hat Trick, were listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.
1962

Kenny Jackett

Age 56
Kenneth Francis Jackett is a former professional footballer and manager of Portsmouth in League One.
1967

Joe Flanigan

Age 51
Joe Flanigan is an American writer and actor best known for his portrayal of the character Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate Atlantis.
1969

Paul McGillion

Age 49
Paul McGillion is a Canadian actor, who has worked in television, film and theatre. He is best known for his role on the television series Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Carson Beckett.
1978

January Jones

Age 40
January Kristen Jones is an American actress and model, best known for portraying the role of Betty Draper in Mad Men (2007–2015), for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.


On This Day

Nov 242017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                

                


1947 – Dwight Schultz

William Dwight Schultz is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for his roles as Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock on the 1980s action series The A-Team, and as Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and the film Star Trek: First Contact. He is also well known in animation as the mad scientist Dr. Animo in the Ben 10 series, Chef Mung Daal in the children’s cartoon Chowder, and Eddie the Squirrel in CatDog.

Age 70


1954 – Clem Burke

Clement Burke is an American musician who is best known as the drummer for the band Blondie from 1975, shortly after the band formed, throughout the band’s entire career.

Age 63


1955 – Clive Whitehead

Clive Robert Whitehead is an English former footballer.

Whitehead played 73 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1987 – 1989

Age 62


1957 – Denise Crosby

Denise Michelle Crosby is an American actress and model, best known for portraying Security Chief Tasha Yar in season one of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as Yar’s own daughter, the half-Romulan Commander Sela, in subsequent seasons. She is also known for her numerous film and television roles, and for starring in and producing the film Trekkies.

Age 60


1967 – Gavin Maguire

Gavin Terence Maguire is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international.

Maguire played 109 times for Portsmouth between 1989 – 1993

Age 50


1968 – Scott Krinsky

Scott Krinsky is a Los Angeles-based actor and comic best known for his role as Jeffrey “Jeff” Barnes on the hit TV series Chuck and his role as Darryl on The O.C.

He was born in Washington D.C. in 1968 and attended Salisbury University where he majored in Communication and Broadcast Journalism. He has also attended The Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in L.A. In addition to being an actor, he is a writer and a stand-up comedian who performs at The Comedy Store and Improv in L.A.

Age 49


1970 – Jerome Froese

Jerome Froese is a German musician who, in 1990, officially joined his father Edgar Froese in the band Tangerine Dream. He remained a member until 2006. Prior to his direct involvement in Tangerine Dream, Froese often appeared on the covers of the band’s albums as a child, beginning with the 1973 release of Atem, when he was two years four months old at the time the album was released.

Age 47


1977 – Colin Hanks

Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for starring as characters in films such as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, Preston in King Kong, Oliver in The House Bunny, and Troy Gable in The Great Buck Howard. His television roles include Alex Whitman in Roswell, Hank Jones in Band of Brothers, Travis Marshall in Dexter, officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, Jack Bailey in The Good Guys, and Greg Short in Life in Pieces. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks. In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he voices Tom, who is the title character.

Age 40


1978 – Katherine Heigl

Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer and former fashion model. She started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning her attention to acting. She made her film debut in That Night (1992) and later appeared in My Father the Hero (1994) as well as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). From 2005 to 2010, Heigl starred as Isobel Stevens on the television series Grey’s Anatomy.

Heigl played Izzie Stevens on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. Heigl has also had a prominent film career, with appearances in Knocked Up (2007), 27 Dresses (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Killers (2010), Life As We Know It (2010) and New Year’s Eve (2011). She played the lead role on the short-lived NBC television series State of Affairs from 2014 to 2015.

Age 39


1990 – Sarah Hyland

    

Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress. Born in New York City, Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, followed by small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She gained her first major role as Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades and nominations, sharing four Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with her cast members and garnering a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Hyland is also known for her roles in the films Struck by Lightning (2012), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), and XOXO (2016).

Age 27


On This Day   .   Sarah Hyland