Jan 262018
 

On This Day


Births



1922

Michael Bentine

(Died: 26 Nov 1996)

Aged 74
Michael Bentine, CBE (born Michael James Bentin) was an English comedian, comic actor and founding member of the Goons. He was a Peruvian Briton. In 1971, Bentine received the Order of Merit of Peru following his fund-raising work for the 1970 Great Peruvian earthquake.
1979

Sara Rue

Age 39
Sara Rue is an American actress. She is known for her performances as Carmen Ferrara on Popular, and as Claude Casey on Less than Perfect. In 2011, she hosted The CW reality series Shedding for the Wedding. She had a recurring role in the comedy Rules of Engagement, where she played Brenda, the softball teammate and good friend of Jeff Bingham. She also had a regular role as Kim on the short-lived ABCsitcom Malibu Country, and appeared in the main cast of the TV Land comedy series Impastor.


Deaths



2016

Colin Vearncombe

(Born: 26 May 1962)

Died Aged 53
Colin Vearncombe, known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.


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