Jun 082018
 

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08 June 2018


Births



1943

Colin Baker

Age 76
 is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. He later played the sixth incarnation of The Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986. Baker's tenure as the Doctor proved to be a controversial era for the series, which included a hiatus in production and his subsequent replacement on the orders of BBC executive Michael Grade.
1970

Kelli Williams

Age 49
Kelli Renee Williams is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice, psychologist and deception expert Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me, and Jackie Clark on Army Wives.
1973

Lexa Doig

Age 46
Alexandra Lecciones Doig is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the title role in the 2000–05 Canadian-American science fiction-adventure television series Andromeda. She also portrayed the female lead role of Rowan in the science fiction-action horror film Jason X (2002), the tenth installment of the Friday the 13th film series and currently appears in the Aurora Teagarden mystery films on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
2000

Charlotte Lawrence

Age 18

Charlotte Sarah Lawrence is an American singer and model. She is the daughter of Bill Lawrence and Christa Miller.
2004

Francesca Capaldi

Age 15

 
Francesca Angelucci Capaldi is an American child actress. She co-starred as Chloe James in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog.


Deaths



2005

Ed Bishop

(Born: 11 Jun 1932)

Died Aged 72
George Victor Bishop — known professionally as Ed Bishop — was an American actor based in the United Kingdom. He was known for playing Commander Ed Straker in UFO, Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and for voicing Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
2011

Roy Skelton

(Born: 20 Jul 1931)

Died Aged 79
Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Nottingham, he provided the voices for many characters on British television for nearly fifty years, particularly the characters of both Zippy and George on Rainbow, which the actor first joined in the early 1970s and performed on until it was axed in 1991. However, due to the fame of the characters, he continued to voice Zippy and George in guest appearances on television in series such as The Weakest Link and TV Burp until his death.


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Births



1959

Steve Strange

(Died: 12 Feb 2015)

Aged 55
Steven John Harrington, better known by his stage name Steve Strange, was a Welsh pop singer. From the late 1970s he was a nightclub host and promoter. He became famous as the leader of the new wave synthpop group Visage, best known for their single "Fade to Grey", and was one of the most influential figures behind the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.
1964

Christa Miller

Age 54
Christa Beatrice Miller is an American actress who has achieved success in television comedy. Her foremost roles include Kate O'Brien on The Drew Carey Show and Jordan Sullivan on Scrubs (which was created by her husband Bill Lawrence). She has also appeared in SeinfeldThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and CSI: Miami. From 2009 to 2015, she starred in the TBS sitcom Cougar Town, also created by Lawrence.
1970

Glenn Quinn

(Died: 03 Dec 2002)

Aged 32
Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor. While he was best known for his portrayal of Mark Healy on the popular '90s family sitcom Roseanne, Quinn also amassed a large fan base for his portrayal of Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1982

Alexa Davalos

Age 36
Alexa Davalos is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick(2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Mist (2007), Defiance (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010). She has also appeared on the television series Reunion (2005–06) and in Frank Darabont's Mob City (2013). She stars as Juliana Crain, a character in the Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle (2015–present).
1985

Carey Mulligan

Age 33
Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress and singer. She made her acting debut on the stage in London in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks in 2004. Her cinema film debut was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). Her early roles on BBC television included Ada Clare in Bleak House (2005) and Sally Sparrow in Doctor Who (2007). In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim.
1991

Nikki Runeckles

Age 27
Nikki Runeckles is a British actress best known for her portrayal of seductive student Chantelle in the sitcom Bad Education, awe well as its film spinoff The Bad Education Movie.


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