Dec 172017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                


1929 – Jacqueline Hill

Grace Jacqueline Hill was a British actress known for her role as Barbara Wright in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who. As the history teacher of Susan Foreman, the Doctor’s granddaughter, Barbara was the first Doctor Who companion to appear on-screen in 1963, with Hill speaking the series’ first words. She played the role for nearly two years, leaving the series in 1965 at the same time as fellow actor William Russell (who played the companion Ian Chesterton).

Hill returned to Doctor Who in 1980 for an appearance in the serial Meglos, as the Tigellan priestess Lexa.

Died: 18 February 1993

Aged 63


1946 – Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, musician and writer. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films, in his role as Noah Levenstein. He often plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour often deriving from his excessive explanations of matters and the way in which he deals with sticky situations. Levy is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman (1997).

Levy received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts, in 2008. He was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, 2011.

Age 71


1977 – Katheryn Winnick

    

Katheryn Winnick is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in Amusement (2008), Bones (2010), A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), Vikings (2013–present), and The Art of the Steal (2013).

Age 40


1981 – Courtney Pitt

Courtney Leon Pitt is an English retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

He previously played for Portsmouth, Luton Town, Coventry City, Oxford United, Boston United, Cambridge United, York City, Weymouth and AFC Telford United.

Pitt played 41 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2001 – 2002

Age 36


1984 – Shannon Woodward

   

Shannon Woodward is an American actress. She played Sabrina on Raising Hope and Di Di Malloy on The Riches. In 2016 Woodward played Elsie Hughes, a programmer, in a regular role on the HBO series Westworld.

Age 33


On This Day   .   Katheryn Winnick   .   Shannon Woodward

May 132017
 

Katheryn Winnick

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Katheryn Winnick (born December 17, 1977) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in Amusement (2008), Bones (2010), A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), Vikings (2013–present), and The Art of the Steal (2013).

Winnick has appeared in many films, including Stand Up Guys, Failure to Launch, Love & Other Drugs, and Killers. She has guest starred in numerous television shows, most notably House, The Glades, Bones, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, Person of Interest, and Nikita. In her role on Bones, she portrays Hannah Burley, a war correspondent who had been posted to cover the war in Afghanistan and becomes a love interest for main character Seeley Booth.

Winnick starred in the comedy-drama film Cold Souls, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2009. In 2011, Winnick was cast in a guest role on The CW’s spy drama Nikita. In 2013, she starred in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and appeared in the comedy The Art of the Steal. She also joined History Channel’s Vikings, starring in the role of Lagertha, a legendary figure in Viking history. In July of 2017, Winnick stated on her Twitter account that she had been cast for a role in what was thought to be a film project, and that it will be announced at the SDCC. It was later revealed that she was cast as a main character in the Nazi Zombies mode of the video game Call of Duty: WWII..


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