Jan 202018
 

On This Day


Births


        


1920 – DeForest Kelley

Jackson DeForest Kelley, known to colleagues as “Dee”, was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.

Died: 11 June 1999

Aged 79


1934 – Tom Baker

Thomas Stewart Baker is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a longer tenure than any other actor, and for the narration of the comedy series Little Britain. Baker’s voice, which has been described as “sonorous”, was voted the fourth-most recognisable in the UK.
At the age of 15 Baker began study as a monk. However, he gradually lost his vocation and at 21 he left monastic life and undertook National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps. On leaving the army, he joined the Merchant Navy and then became an actor, joining the Royal National Theatre Company under Laurence Olivier.

Baker was in his thirties when his professional acting career began, and his first major film role was as Grigori Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra in 1971, when he was 37. He went on to play the villainous Prince Koura in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in 1973, which led to his casting in Doctor Who. During his period as its star, the series was distinguished by high viewing figures and many stories which became regarded as classics. He remains one of the most instantly recognisable incarnations of the character. He continued to win regular roles in TV later in his career, most notably in the series Medics and Monarch of the Glen. In addition to performing acting roles, Baker has narrated commercials, video games, audiobooks and television series.

In a poll for the BBC Homes and Antiques magazine in January 2006, Baker was voted the world’s fourth-most eccentric star. He was beaten by Björk, Chris Eubank and David Icke. Married three times, the second to Doctor Who co-star Lalla Ward, Baker has two sons from his first marriage.

Age 84


1991 – Ciara Hanna

Ciara Chantel Hanna is an American actress and model. She is known for playing the roles of Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce and Nicole Parker in Blood Lake.

Age 27


Deaths



2015 – Edgar Froese

Born: 06 June 1944

Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as “Edgar Froese”, his solo albums from 2003 onwards bear the name “Edgar W. Froese”.

Died Aged 70


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