Nov 102018
 

On This Day

10 November 2018


Births


1925

Richard Burton

(Died: 05 Aug 1984)

Aged 58
Richard Burton, CBE (born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.) was a Welsh actor. Noted for his baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964. He was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan.  Burton was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won an Oscar. He was a recipient of BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton ascended into the ranks of the top box office stars.
1959

Billy Gilbert

Age 59
William Albert Gilbert is an English former footballer, born in Lewisham, London, who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing as a defender for Crystal PalacePortsmouthColchester United and Maidstone United.

Gilbert played 167 times for Portsmouth between 1984 – 1989
1964

Guy Whittingham

Age 54
Guy Whittingham is an English former professional footballer and a manager. As a player, he was a striker from 1988 until 2005, notably in the Premier League for Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday. Having started his career with non-league Yeovil Town he went on to play in the Football League for PortsmouthWolverhampton WanderersWatfordPeterborough UnitedOxford United and Wycombe Wanderers.

Whittingham played 226 times for Portsmouth scoring 115 goals between 1989 – 2000. He was manager from 2012 – 2015
1973

Patrik Berger

Age 45
Patrik Berger is a retired Czech footballer who played as a midfielder. He started his career in his own country with Slavia Prague and spent a season in Germany playing for Borussia Dortmund. He moved to England in 1996, where he spent seven years with Liverpool, winning six trophies in his time there. This was followed by spells at PortsmouthAston Villa and Stoke City. He spent the last two years of his career back in his native Czech Republic playing for Sparta Prague.

Berger played 60 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 2003 – 2005.
1994

Zoey Deutch

Age 24
Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch is an American actress. She is known for portraying Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway in Vampire Academy (2014), Stephanie Fleming in Why Him? (2016), Samantha Kingston in Before I Fall (2017), and Erica Vandross in Flower (2017).
1999

Kiernan Shipka

Age 19

  
Kiernan Brennan Shipka is an American actress. She is known for playing Sally Draper on the AMC series Mad Men, B. D. Hyman in the FX anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan, and voicing Jinora in the Avatar: The Last Airbender spin-off, The Legend of Korra. She is slated to appear as Sabrina Spellman on Netflix's upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series based on the comic series of the same name.
2000

Mackenzie Foy

Age 18

 
Mackenzie Christine Foy is an American model and actress. She is known for appearing as Renesmee Cullen in the 2012 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film, and for her role as the young Murphy in the 2014 space epic Interstellar, for which she received critical acclaim, a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, and several other awards nominations.


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Oct 222018
 

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22 October 2018


Births



1938

Derek Jacobi

Age 80
Sir Derek George JacobiCBE is an English actor. Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career in Cadfael (1994–1998), as Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm (2002), as Stuart Bixby in the ITV comedy Vicious (2013–2016) and as Alan Buttershaw in Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2016). Jacobi also portrayed a version of The Master in the long running science fiction series Doctor Who. Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, including The Day of the Jackal (1973), Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Gladiator (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Riddle (2007), The King's Speech (2010), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Cinderella (2015); and Murder on the Orient Express (2017).
1971

Adrian Whitbread

Age 47
Adrian Richard Whitbread is an English manager and former professional footballer.

Whitbread played 158 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1995 – 2000
1992

Caolan Lavery

Age 26
Caolan Owen Lavery is a Canadian-born Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for EFL Championship club Sheffield United. He has played in the English Football League for Sheffield Wednesday, and on loan at Southend UnitedPlymouth ArgyleChesterfield and Portsmouth.

Lavery played 13 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2015 – 2016
1992

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Age 26
Carrie Hope Fletcher is an English singer, songwriter, actress (primarily in musical theatre), author and vlogger from Harrow.


Deaths



1992

Cleavon Little

(Born: 01 Jun 1939)

Died Aged 53
Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). While starring in the sitcom, Little appeared in what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles.


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Adrian Whitbread   .   Caolan Lavery


Jun 012018
 

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Births



1930

Edward Woodward

(Died: 16 Nov 2009)

Aged 79
Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE was an English actor and singer.

He came to wide attention from 1967 in the title role of the British television spy drama CallanWoodward starred as Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 to 1989, Woodward starred as British ex-secret agent and vigilante Robert McCall in the American television series The Equalizer, earning him the 1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Actor.
1939

Cleavon Little

(Died: 22 Oct 1992)

Aged 53
Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). Shortly before the program's conclusion, Little gave what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles (1974).
1940

Rene Auberjonois

Age 78
René Murat Auberjonois is an American actor and singer.

In films, Auberjonois has portrayed Father Mulcahy in M*A*S*H (1970), and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (1989), in which he sang "Les Poissons". In the American animated musical comedy film, Cats Don't Dance (1997), Auberjonois lent his voice as Flanagan, the human film director of "Li'l Ark Angel".
In various long-running television series, Auberjonois portrayed a number of characters, including: Clayton Endicott III on Benson, Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal.
1944

Robert Powell

Age 74
Robert Powell is an English television and film actor, best known for the title role in Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and as the fictional secret agent Richard Hannay. He is also known for his roles as Mark Williams in the BBC One medical drama Holby City, as David Briggs in the sitcom The Detectives alongside Jasper Carrott, and as Tobias 'Toby' Wren in the "science-fact" drama Doomwatch.
1947

Jonathan Pryce

Age 71
Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. His breakthrough screen performance was in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.
1968

Jason Donovan

Age 50
Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records, and his début album Ten Good Reasons was one of the highest-selling albums of 1989, with UK sales of over 1.5 million copies. He has had four UK No. 1 singles, one of which was "Especially for You", his 1988 duet with fellow Neighbours co-star Kylie Minogue. He has also appeared in several stage musicals, most prominently in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s.
1974

Melissa Sagemiller

Age 44
Melissa Sagemiller is an American television and film actress. She is known for her performances in films Get Over It (2001), Soul Survivors (2001), Sorority Boys (2002), The Clearing (2004), The Guardian (2006) and Mr. Woodcock (2007). Sagemiller also starred in television dramas Sleeper Cell (2005–06), and Raising the Bar (2008–09), and from 2010 to 2011 had the recurring role as A.D.A. Gillian Hardwicke in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
2000

Willow Shields

Age 18

   
Willow Shields is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series.


On This Day   .   Willow Shields

Apr 102018
 

On This Day

10 April 2018


Births



1966

Steve Claridge

Age 52
Stephen Edward Claridge is an English football pundit, coach and former player. He was a pundit for BBC Sport football shows including Football Focus and The Football League Show, until 2015 when he became both manager and a director at newly formed Salisbury.

Claridge played 124 times for Portsmouth scoring 37 goals between 1998 – 2001
1979

Sophie
Ellis-Bextor


Age 39
Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor is an English singer, songwriter and model. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s. Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences.
1981

Liz McClarnon

Age 37
Elizabeth Margaret McClarnon is an English pop singer, songwriter, dancer and television presenter. She is a member of the girl group Atomic Kitten, with whom she has scored three number-one singles and also two number-one albums. In 2006 she went solo and the group reformed in 2012 as part of The Big Reunion, scoring a hit with a cover of Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday". McClarnon co-wrote several Atomic Kitten songs, including the UK Top 10 hits "See Ya", "I Want Your Love" and "Someone like Me".
1982

Chyler Leigh

Age 36
Chyler Leigh West, known professionally as Chyler Leigh, is an American actress, singer and model. She is best known for her portrayal of Janey Briggs in the comedy film Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Dr. Lexie Grey in the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2007–2012), and Alex Danvers in the CBS/CW superhero series Supergirl (2015–present), subsequently appearing in the other series that make up the Arrowverse.
1984

Mandy Moore

Age 34
Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. After coming to fame in 1999 with her debut single "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, Moore signed with Epic Records. Her debut studio album, So Real (1999), went on to receive a platinum certification from the RIAA. The title single from her second studio album, I Wanna Be With You (2000), became Moore's first top 30 song in the U.S., peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of 2009, Billboard reported that Moore has sold more than ten million albums worldwide. In 2012, Moore was ranked #96 on VH1's list of "100 Greatest Women in Music" as well as #63 on their "Sexiest Artists of All Time List".
1991

Amanda AJ Michalka

Age 27
Amanda Joy Michalka, often credited as simply AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She was a model before becoming an actress, and is best known as one-half of the duo Aly and AJ (formerly 78Violet) with her sister Aly Michalka. AJ recorded the theme song and accompanying music video for the film Secretariat, entitled "It's Who You Are." She also issued a single and video called "All I've Ever Needed" from her 2013 film Grace Unplugged. She has also had a successful acting career, and after two seasons in a recurring role as Lainey Lewis on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, she has been promoted to a regular role on the series for the third season onward.
1992

Daisy Ridley

Age 26
Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She appeared in minor television roles and short films before being cast in the lead role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). She portrayed Mary Debenham in Murder on the Orient Express, a 2017 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's detective novel.
1996

Audrey Whitby

Age 22

   
Audrey Whitby is an American actress. She is known for her many appearances on AwesomenessTV, and for her recurring roles as Audrey Vale on the Disney Channel Sonny with a Chance sketch comedy spinoff series So Random! and as Cherry on the Nickelodeon television comedy series The Thundermans.


Deaths



2000

Peter Jones

(Born: 12 Jun 1920)

Died Aged 79
Peter Geoffrey Francis Jones was an English actor, screenwriter and broadcaster.

He was the voice of The Book in the original radio series of Douglas AdamsHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The creators had wanted someone with a "Peter Jonesy sort of voice" and after several rejections asked Jones himself. He reprised the role for the LP and the TV series. Jones narrated Douglas Adams's later radio series Last Chance to See, in a style similar to the earlier series.


On This Day   .   Audrey Whitby

Apr 012018
 

On This Day

01 April 2018


Births



1930

Grace Lee Whitney

(Died: 01 May 2015)

Aged 85
Grace Lee Whitney was an American actress and singer. She was known for her role as Janice Rand on the original Star Trek television series and subsequent Star Trek television series and films.
1947

Robin Scott

Age 71
Robin Edmond Scott is an English singer and founder of a music project he called M. His career encompasses four decades.
1950

Billy Currie

Age 68
William Lee "BillyCurrie is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new wave band Ultravox, who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1980s.
1960

Michael Praed

Age 58
Michael Praed (born Michael David Prince) is a British actor, probably best known for his role as Robin of Loxley (Robin Hood) in the British television series Robin of Sherwood, which attained cult status worldwide in the 1980s. He was recognised for his role as Prince Michael of Moldavia on the American primetime soap Dynasty, Phileas Fogg in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and various films. He is also known in the UK for his stage work (in musicals and drama) and lately for his narrations. He has been the regular narrator for BBC's history programme Timewatch since 2003. In July 2009, he starred as Captain Von Trapp in the UK National Tour of The Sound of Music.
1964

Ian Baird

Age 54
Ian James Baird is a former professional footballer whose most notable spells were at Leeds United. During his first period at the club he spent a season as captain. He won a player of the year award in his second stint in West Yorkshire, as well as a Second Division Championship medal (following his departure). He played as a striker. He is currently head coach at Sutton United.

Baird played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1987 – 1988
1973

Kris Marshall

Age 45
Kristopher Marshall is an English actor. He has played Nick Harper in My Family, Colin Frissell in the 2003 film Love Actually, Adam in BT Retail adverts from 2005 until 2011, and Dave in the first series of Citizen Khan (2012). He played DI Humphrey Goodman in Death in Paradise, taking over the role April 2013 for the show's third series and leaving it in February 2017 in the sixth series.
1981

Hannah Spearritt

Age 37
Hannah Louise Spearritt is an English actress and singer. She is an original member of the pop group S Club 7 from 1999 until they split in 2003. In November 2014, the group announced plans for an arena reunion tour, Bring It All Back 2015, which toured the UK in May 2015. Spearritt is also known for playing the role of Abby Maitland in the drama Primeval.
1998

Alex Bass

Age 20
Alexander Michael "Alex" Bass is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper, for Portsmouth.


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Mar 012018
 

On This Day

01 March 2018


Births



1918

Roger Delgado

(Died: 18 Jun 1973)

Age 55
Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto was a British actor, best known as the first actor to play the Master in Doctor Who.
1943

Bobby Kellard

Age 75
Robert Sydney William Kellard is an English former professional footballer. He represented England at youth level.

Kellard played 176 times for Portsmouth scoring 18 goals between 1966 – 1974
1945

Dirk Benedict

Age 73
Dirk Benedict (born Dirk Niewoehner) is an American movie, television and
stage actor and author. He is best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series. He is the author of Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy and And Then We Went Fishing.
1973

Tom Curtis

Age 45
Thomas David Curtis is an English retired professional footballer who is currently a Senior Youth Coach Developer at the Football Association, he is also the Out of Possession coach for the England Under 15 team, previously he was Academy Manager at Bristol Rovers.

Curtis played 15 times for Portsmouth between 2000 – 2002
1975

Tara Blaise

Age 43
Tara Blaise is an Irish female pop, folk, and rock singer. The eldest of six children, Blaise was born in London, but at the age of three moved with her family to Ireland and grew up in Aughrim County Wicklow.
1978

Jensen Ackles

Age 40
Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Dean Winchester on The CW horror fantasy series Supernatural, Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville. He also starred as the lead in the box office success My Bloody Valentine 3D and portrayed Jason Todd in the popular animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood.


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