Aug 192018
 

On This Day

19 August 2018


Births



1938

Diana Muldaur

Age 80
Diana Charlton Muldaur is an American film and television actress. Muldaur's television roles include L.A. Law's Rosalind Shays and Dr. Katherine Pulaski in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She has been nominated for an Emmy three times: twice for L.A. Law and once for Born Free. She was also nominated twice for a Q award for L.A. Law.
1952

Jonathan Frakes

Age 66
Jonathan Scott Frakes is an American actor and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films. Frakes also hosted the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. In June 2011, Frakes narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant. He was the voice for David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles. Frakes directed while starring in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection.
1977

Sara Martins

Age 41
Sara Martins is a Portuguese actress of Cape-Verdean descent. She is known in France for her roles on television and in film and theatre. She appeared as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey in the joint British-French crime comedy-drama Death in Paradise, filmed in Guadeloupe, a French overseas department. She left the show halfway through series 4 (January 2015).
1982

Erika Christensen

Age 36
Erika Jane Christensen is an American actress and singer whose filmography includes roles in Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan(2005), How to Rob a Bank (2007), The Tortured (2010), and The Case for Christ (2017). For her performance in Traffic, she won the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture along with her co-stars.
1984

Simon Bird

Age 34
Simon Antony Bird is an English actor and comedian. He played Will McKenzie in The Inbetweeners and Adam Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner.
1996

Jack Whatmough

Age 22
Jack David Vincent Whatmough is an English footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a central defender.
2002

Alexis Jayde Burnett

Age 16
Alexis Jayde Burnett is an actress and singer who landed her most notable role in the 2014 film Lucky Dog. She had previously been seen in a television movie called Stolen Child. She is also a social influencer who has over 700,000 followers on Instagram and she is popular on musical.ly under the name Lexiijayde.
2002

Brighton Sharbino

Age 16
Brighton Rose Sharbino is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lizzie Samuels on the AMC television series The Walking Dead.


On This Day

Aug 162018
 

On This Day

16 August 2018


Births



1958

Madonna

Age 60
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos and on stage. She has also frequently reinvented both her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Besides sparking controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
1960

Timothy Hutton

Age 58
Timothy Tarquin Hutton is an American actor and director. He is the youngest recipient in the Best Supporting Actor Category of the Academy Awards. He won at the age of 20 for his performance as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People (1980). Hutton has since appeared regularly in feature films and on television, with featured roles in the drama Taps (1981), the spy film The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), and the horror film The Dark Half (1993), among others. Between 2000 and 2002, Hutton starred as Archie Goodwin in the A&E drama series A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Between 2008 and 2012, he starred as Nathan "Nate" Ford on the TNT drama series Leverage.


On This Day

Jul 292018
 

On This Day

29 July 2018


Births



1941

David Warner

Age 77
David Hattersley Warner is an English actor who is known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters across a range of media, including stage, film, animation, television and video games. He has a worldwide following for his many appearances in the Star Trek TV and feature-film franchise.
1972

Wil Wheaton

Age 46
Richard William Wheaton III is an American actor, blogger, voice actor, and writer. He is known for his portrayals of Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me, Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers and Bennett Hoenicker in Flubber. Wheaton has also appeared in recurring roles as Aqualad in Teen Titans, Cosmic Boy on the Legion of Super Heroes and Mike Morningstar/Darkstar in the Ben 10 universe. He has also regularly appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and in the roles of Fawkes on The Guild, Colin Mason on Leverage and Dr. Isaac Parrish on Eureka. Wheaton is also the host and co-creator of the YouTube board game show TableTop.
1980

Rachel Miner

Age 38
Rachel Anne Miner is a former American actress.

She made her film debut as the young Alice in Woody Allen's Alice (1990), and later earned critical acclaim for her role in Bully (2001). She had roles in The Black Dahlia and Penny Dreadful (both 2006), and played the recurring role of Meg Masters on The CW network's Supernatural from 2009–13.
1982

Allison Mack

Age 36
Allison Mack is an American actress, known for her roles as Chloe Sullivan on the WB/CW series Smallville and as Amanda on the FX series Wilfred.


On This Day

Jul 102018
 

On This Day

10 July 2018


Births



1945

Ron Glass

(Died: 25 Nov 2016)

Aged 71
Ronald Earle "Ron" Glass was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science-fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.
1946

Billy Wilson

(Died: 22 Feb 2018)

Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer (soccer player) who played professionally in England for 15 years before retiring to run The Pompey public house just outside Fratton Park. Wilson was a tough tackling left back who made nearly 250 league appearances for Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979
1954

Neil Tennant

Age 64
Neil Francis Tennant is an English musician, singer, songwriter, music journalist and co-founder of the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, which he formed with Chris Lowe in 1981. He also was a journalist for Smash Hits, and was assistant editor for the magazine for a period in the mid-1980s.
1966

Gina Bellman

Age 52
Gina Bellman is a New Zealand-born British actress best known for her performances as Jane Christie on the BBC's hit comedy show Coupling and as grifter Sophie Devereaux on the 2008 TNT television series Leverage.
1970

John Simm

Age 48
John Ronald Simm is an English stage and screen actor. He has been nominated twice for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee for best actor. He is best known for Life on Mars as Sam Tyler and Doctor Who as The Master. His other television credits include: State of PlayThe LakesCrime and PunishmentExilePrey and Cracker. His films include WonderlandEverydayBoston KickoutHuman Traffic, and 24 Hour Party People.
1970

Lee Mills

Age 48
Rowan Lee Mills is an English former footballer who played as a striker.

Mills played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2000 – 2001
1977

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Age 41
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE is an English actor. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995, and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.
2001

Isabela Moner

Age 17

  
Isabela Moner is an American actress and singer. She is known for her lead role on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School and for her role as Izabella in the 2017 film Transformers: The Last Knight.


On This Day   .   Isabela Moner

Jul 022018
 

On This Day

02 July 2018


Births



1948

Saul Rubinek

Age 70
Saul Rubinek is a German-born Canadian character actor, director, producer and playwright, known for his work in TV, film, and stage. His first roles were in the TV films The Suicide Murders (1985) and Murder Sees the Light (1986). He had roles in notable films including Against All Odds (1984), Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), and the Academy Award-winning Western Unforgiven (1992). Rubinek's first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011. He is also known for his role as Artie Nielsen in the Syfy TV series Warehouse 13.
1951

Cedric Sharpley

(Died: 13 Mar 2012)

Aged 60
Cedric Sharpley was the human backbone of Gary Numan's android, futuristic synthpop sound of the late 1970s and early '80s.
1986

Lindsay Lohan

Age 32
Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer and singer. Born and raised in New York, Lohan was signed to Ford Models as a child. Having appeared as a regular on Another World at age 10, her breakthrough came in Disney Pictures' The Parent Trap (1998). The film's success led to appearances in a string of their televised films and the theatrical Freaky Friday (2003).
1990

Margot Robbie

Age 28
Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress and film producer. In 2017, Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes featured her in their 30 Under 30 list.


On This Day

Jun 272018
 

On This Day

27 June 2018


Births



1972

Christian Kane

Age 46
Christian Kane is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is known for his roles in the television shows AngelLeverageThe Librarians and Into the West, and the movies Just MarriedTaxi, and Secondhand Lions. Kane is the lead singer of the country-southern rock band Kane. On December 7, 2010, they released The House Rules, their third album and their debut for record label Bigger Picture Group. The album reached no. 25 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The first single from the album, also titled "The House Rules", debuted at no. 54 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. The second single, “Let Me Go”, was released on July 11, 2011.
1985

Erin Agostino

Age 33
Erin Agostino was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for 18 to Life (2010), The Kennedys After Camelot (2017) and Murdoch Mysteries (2016-17).
1986

Sam Claflin

Age 32
Samuel George Claflin is an English actor. He is known for portraying Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games film series, Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Will Traynor in Me Before You, Alex in Love, Rosie, and Philip in My Cousin Rachel.


On This Day

May 302018
 

On This Day


Births



1953

Colm Meaney

Age 65
Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor known for playing Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has guest-starred on many TV shows from Law & Order to The Simpsons, and starred as Thomas Durant on Hell on Wheels.
1961

Harry Enfield

Age 57
Henry Richard "HarryEnfield is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is known in particular for his television work, including Harry Enfield's Television Programme and Harry & Paul, and for the creation and portrayal of comedy characters such as Kevin the Teenager and Loadsamoney.
1964

Mark Sheppard

Age 54
Mark Andreas Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is often credited as "Mark A. Sheppard". Sheppard is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
1974

Kostas Chalkias

Age 44
Konstantinos "Kostas" Chalkias is a Greek footballer who was plays as a goalkeeper. Previously he had played for PanathinaikosApollon SmyrniIraklisPortsmouthReal MurciaAris and PAOK. He currently plays for Panachaiki.

Chalkias played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1979

Jenny Mollen

Age 39
Jenny Ann Mollen is an American actress and New York Times best selling author. She is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, and for Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.


On This Day

Mar 312018
 

On This Day

31 March 2018


Births



1934

Richard Chamberlain

Age 84
George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare (1961–1966).
1952

Dermot Morgan

(Died: 28 Feb 1998)

Aged 45
Dermot John Morgan was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international recognition for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
1980

Kate Micucci

Age 38
Kate Micucci is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, singer, songwriter and artist that is one half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Some of her well known roles include Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, Shelley in Raising Hope, Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, Sadie in Steven Universe, Sara Murphy in Milo Murphy's Law, Daisy in Nature Cat, Clayface in The Lego Batman Movie, Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo, Webby Vanderquack in DuckTales, and Dr. Fox in Unikitty!.


On This Day

Mar 252018
 

On This Day

25 March 2018


Births



1920

Patrick Troughton

(Died: 28 Mar 1987)

Aged 67
Patrick George Troughton was an English actor. He was classically trained for the stage but became most widely known for his roles in television and film. His work included appearances in several fantasy, science fiction and horror films, but he became best known for his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 to 1969; he reprised the role in 1973, 1983 and 1985.
1942

Richard O'Brien

Age 76
Richard O'Brien (born Richard Smith) is a British-New Zealand actor, television presenter, musician, writer, voice artist and theatre performer.

O'Brien wrote the musical stage show The Rocky Horror Show, which has remained in almost continuous production. He also co-wrote the screenplay of the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show released in 1975, appearing in the film as Riff Raff.
1970

Kari Matchett

Age 48
Kari Matchett is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in films such as Apartment Hunting (2000), Angel Eyes (2001), Men with Brooms (2002), Cypher (2002), Civic Duty (2006), The Tree of Life(2011), and Maudie (2016). She is perhaps best known for her roles as Joan Campbell on Covert Affairs and as Kate Filmore in the science fiction movie Cube 2: Hypercube.
1979

Lee Pace

Age 39
Lee Grinner Pace is an American actor. Pace has been featured in film, stage and television. He starred as protagonist Joe MacMillan in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. He also played Roy Walker/the Masked Bandit in the 2006 film The Fall. He has appeared in film series, including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as Garrett and The Hobbit trilogy as Thranduil. He played villain Ronan the Accuser in the film Guardians of the Galaxy, and starred as Ned in the ABC series Pushing Daisies for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2008.
1984

Katharine McPhee

Age 34

 
Katharine Hope McPhee is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. In May 2006, she was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol.

McPhee has also established an acting career, co-starring in The House Bunny and Shark Night 3D. She has played Karen Cartwright, one of the lead roles on Smash. Since September 2014, she has starred in Scorpion as Paige Dineen.
1989

Aly Michalka

Age 29

    
Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka is an American actress and recording artist. She gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future and has participated in film and other television roles including Rhiannon Abernathy in the film Easy A, the CW series Hellcats and iZombie. Michalka and her sister, actress Amanda "AJ" Michalka, are members of the musical duo Aly & AJ.


On This Day   .   Katharine McPhee   .   Aly Michalka

Feb 272018
 

On This Day

27 February 2018


Births



1960

Paul Humphreys

Age 58
Paul David Humphreys is a British musician and songwriter who is best known for his contributions to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), a new wave band which he founded alongside Andy McCluskey in 1978. John Doran in The Quietus remarked: "If, roughly speaking, McCluskey is the intellect and inquisitive nature in the group, then Humphreys is the heart."
1962

Adam Baldwin

Age 56
Adam Baldwin is an American actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980) Colonel John Casey in Chuck and as Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.
1982

Ali Bastian

Age 36
Alexandra Louise "Ali" Bastian is an English television actress, best known for playing Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2001 to 2007, and PC Sally Armstrong in long-running ITV drama series The Bill from 2007 to 2009.


Deaths



2015

Leonard Nimoy

(Born: 26 Mar 1931)

Died Aged 83
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013.


On This Day

Feb 222018
 

On This Day

22 February 2018


Births



1926

Kenneth Williams

(Died: 15 Apr 1988)

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.
1944

Tucker Smallwood

Age 74
Tucker Smallwood is an American actor. On television, he has been a regular and made guest appearances on many series, including Space: Above and BeyondMillenniumBabylon 5The X-FilesCurb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeldMurphy BrownStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: EnterpriseFriends and The Sarah Silverman Program.
1953

Nigel Planer

Age 65
Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and as Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of EvitaChicagoWe Will Rock YouWicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray.
1959

Kyle MacLachlan

Age 59
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), as well as roles in two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). MacLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Clifford Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), Zack Carey in Showgirls (1995), and the voice of Riley's dad in Inside Out (2015).
1967

Paul Cook

Age 51
Paul Anthony Cook is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Championship club Wigan Athletic. On 6 May 2017, Cook guided Portsmouth to the League Two title.
1968

Jeri Ryan

Age 50
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
1969

Shaka Hislop

Age 49
Neil Shaka Hislop CM is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure. Before this, he played for Reading where he was on the losing side in the 1st Division play-offs despite finishing second overall. He later played for West Ham United on two separate occasions and also for Portsmouth (where he won the 1st Division in 2002/03).

Hislop played 100 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2005
1975

Drew Barrymore

Age 43
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
1982

Dichen Lachman

Age 36
Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress, and of German and Tibetan descent. She appeared in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse as Sierra. Lachman portrayed Suren in the American remake of Being Human as a main character during the show's second season. Lachman starred in The 100 during the second and third season. Lachman has also starred in the 2014 film Lust for Love and had a recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying. Lachman currently stars as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.
1990

Damien McCrory

Age 28
Damien Paul McCrory is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL Championship club Burton Albion.

McCrory played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2017


Deaths



2011

Nicholas Courtney

(Born: 16 Dec 1929)

Died Aged 81
William Nicholas Stone Courtney was a British actor, most famous for playing Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
2018

Billy Wilson

(Born: 10 Jul 1946)

Died Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer who played professionally in England for 15 years before retiring to run The Pompey public house just outside Fratton Park. Wilson was a tough tackling left back who made nearly 250 league appearances for the Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979


On This Day

Feb 022018
 

On This Day


Births



1949

Brent Spiner

Age 69
Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. In 1997, he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact, and was nominated in the same category for portraying Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, a role he reprised in Independence Day: Resurgence.
1956

Philip Franks

Age 62
Philip Franks is an English actor and theatre director, known to the public chiefly for his roles in British television series, such as The Darling Buds of May and Heartbeat.
1977

Shakira

Age 41
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Lebanese singer, songwriter, and dancer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). As of 2001, before releasing her best seller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
1986

Gemma Arterton

Age 32
Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress. Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's (2007). Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008), playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. She was the title star of the film The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009). She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Byzantium (2013), and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). She played Joan in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan at Donmar Warehouse, December 2016. She plays the lead role in the film Their Finest (2017).
1994

Michael Drennan

Age 24
Michael Joseph 'Mikey' Drennan is an Irish footballer who last played professionally as a striker for Shamrock Rovers. Drennan has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level and won the Football Association of Ireland's Under-16 International Player of the Year in 2010. Drennan was scouted by then Premier League side Aston Villa and spent five years in their youth and reserve sides where he was loaned out to English Football League sides Carlisle United and Portsmouth.

Drennan played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2014
1997

Ellie Bamber

Age 21
Eleanor Elizabeth "Ellie" Bamber is an English actress.


Deaths



2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Born: 23 Jul 1967)

Died Aged 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until his death in 2014.


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