Aug 122018
 

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12 August 2018


Births



1945

Ron Mael

Age 73
Ronald David "Ron" Mael is an American musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Mael's music career spans more than 50 years. With his younger brother Russell, he formed the pop band Halfnelson in 1971. After the release of their first album, the band name was changed to Sparks.
1971

Michael Ian Black

Age 47
Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The StateViva VarietyStellaWet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, The Comedy Quarter-hour, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Another Period. He also appeared on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times. He released his first children's book, Chicken Cheeks, in 2009, and has since released six more, in addition to four books for adults.
1971

Yvette
Nicole Brown


Age 47
Yvette Nicole Brown is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. Brown has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. She starred as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community. She had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh as Helen Dubois, and voiced the character Cookie on the American-Canadian animated series Pound Puppies. Brown also starred as Dani in the 2015 version of The Odd Couple on CBS.
2000

Savannah May

Age 18

 
Savannah May is a Nickelodeon television personality who was cast as Buttercup in the series Knight Squad. She had a minor role in a 2017 episode of School of Rock.


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Births



1965

Daryl Mitchell

Age 53
Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is an American actor. He is known for such roles as Dexter Walker on The John Larroquette Show, Tommy Webber in Galaxy Quest, Leo Michaels on Veronica's Closet, Eli Goggins III on Ed, and Patton Plame on NCIS: New Orleans.
1971

Carl Griffiths

Age 47
Carl Brian Griffiths is an English-born Welsh former footballer and manager.

Griffiths played 15 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1995 – 1996
1986

Taryn Southern

Age 32

 
Taryn Southern is an American writer, producer, digital strategist, singer, and YouTube personality whose videos have received more than 700 million views online. She was part of American Idol season three's Top 50, but first gained national attention with her video Hot4Hill during the 2008 Presidential race. She went on to host and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project My World before landing other jobs in the entertainment industry.


Deaths



2017

George A. Romero

Died Aged 77
Born: 04 February 1940

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968). Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside.


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Births



1975

Sebastien Schemmel

Age 43
Sébastien Schemmel is a French former footballer.

Schemmel played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2003 – 2004
1978

Justin Long

Age 40
Justin Jacob Long is an American actor, comedian and humorist known for roles in such films as Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Alpha and Omega (2010), Tusk (2014) and Comet (2014). He played Warren P. Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed.
1979

Morena Baccarin

Age 39
Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-American actress. She is known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Anna in the 2009 version of the series V, Vanessa in the superhero comedy film Deadpool, and Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland. She plays the role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the Fox television series Gotham.
1982

Jewel Staite

Age 36

  
Jewel Belair Staite is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Kaylee Frye in the Fox television series Firefly (2002–03) and its spin-off theatrical film Serenity (2005), and as Dr. Jennifer Kelleron Sci-Fi Channel's science-fiction television series Stargate Atlantis (2007–09). Staite also starred in her youth as Catalina in Space Cases (1996) and as "Becca" Fisher in Flash Forward (1996–97), and more recently as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama The L.A. Complex (2012) and Caroline Swift in AMC's crime drama The Killing (2013–14).


Deaths



2017

Peter Sallis

(Born: 01 Feb 1921)

Died Aged 96
Peter John SallisOBE was an English actor, known for his work on British television. He was the voice of Wallace in the Academy Award-honoured Wallace and Gromit films and played Norman "Cleggy" Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine from its 1973 inception until its final episode in 2010, making him the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes.


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Births



1953

Paul Mariner

Age 65
Paul Mariner is an English football coach and retired player. He was most recently the head coach and technical director at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, until his dismissal in January 2013.

Mariner played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 9 goals between 1986 – 1988
1963

David Schneider

Age 55
David Schneider is an English actor, comedian and director.
1968

Graham Linehan

Age 50
Graham Linehan is an Irish television comedy writer and director who, often in partnership with Arthur Mathews, has written or co-written a number of popular television comedies. He is most noted for the sitcoms Father TedBlack Books and The IT Crowd. Amongst others, he has also worked on Big TrainCount Arthur StrongBrass Eye and The Fast Show.
1978

Ginnifer Goodwin

Age 40
Jennifer Michelle "GinniferGoodwin is an American actress. She is known for playing Margene Heffman in the drama series Big Love (2006–2011), Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018), and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated film Zootopia. Goodwin also appeared in various films including Mona Lisa SmileSomething BorrowedWalk the LineKilling Kennedy, and He's Just Not That Into You.
1990

Alexandra Dowling

Age 28

Alexandra Dowling is an English actress best known for her lead role as Queen Anne in the BBC One historical action drama series The Musketeers, which is based on the characters in The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. She is also known for her guest starring role as Roslin Frey in HBO's Game of Thrones.
1999

Camren Bicondova

Age 19
Camren Renee Bicondova is an American actress and dancer. Bicondova is a series regular on the Fox television show Gotham, where she portrays a young Selina Kyle / Catwoman.


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Births



1959

Thomas F. Wilson

Age 59
Thomas Franklin Wilson Jr. is an American actor, voice-over artist, comedian, writer, musician, painter and podcaster. He is known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for playing Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy and Coach Ben Fredricks on NBC's Freaks and Geeks.
1969

Craig Foster

Age 49
Craig Foster is a retired Australian footballer, and is currently a sports colour commentator for the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia. He is renowned for his outspoken stance on the need for football in Australia to mature.

Foster played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1997 – 1998
1988

Eliza Doolittle

Age 30

  
Eliza Sophie Caird, better known by her stage name Eliza Doolittle, is an English musician and recording artist from Westminster, London. After performing her music in live venues around London from the age of 15, Eliza signed to Parlophone in 2008.
1990

Emma Watson

Age 28
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She rose to prominence after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.
1995

Nick Awford

Age 23
Nicholas Andrew Awford is an English footballer who plays for Petersfield Town as a central midfielder.

Awford played 5 times for Portsmouth between 2013 – 2014
1997

Maisie Williams

Age 21

    
Margaret Constance "MaisieWilliams is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In 2016, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Deaths



1988

Kenneth Williams

(Born: 22 Feb 1926)

Died Aged 62
Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.


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03 March 2018


Births



1920

James Doohan

(Died: 20 Jul 2005)

Aged 85
James Montgomery Doohan, LVO was a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan's characterization of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognizable elements in the Star Trek franchise, and inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields.
1970

Julie Bowen

Age 48
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer, known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Dawson’s Aunt Gwen, Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–04), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–07), Sarah Shephard on Lost (2005–07), and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family (since 2009).
1972

Darren Anderton

Age 46
Darren Robert Anderton (born 3 March 1972) is an English former footballer who spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder. He played 30 times for the England national football team, scoring 7 goals.

Anderton played 77 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 1990 – 1992
1977

Sarah Smart

Age 41
Sarah Smart is an English actress. Between 2008 and 2010, she was featured as Anne-Britt Hoglund in Wallander, six feature-length adaptations of Henning Mankell's Wallander novels, for the BBC. Smart has also been featured successfully in a number of radio dramas. In 2011, she appeared in a two-part story for the sixth series of the BBC1 hit series Doctor Who giving a very positively received performance as the sympathetic 'villain' of The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.


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