Jul 302018
 

On This Day

30 July 2018


Births



1947

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Age 71
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
1958

Kate Bush

Age 60
Catherine "KateBush CBE is an English singer–songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer. Bush first came to note in 1978 when, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song. She has since released twenty-five UK Top 40 singles. She has released ten studio albums, all of which reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number-one albums Never for Ever (1980), Hounds of Love (1985), and the compilation The Whole Story (1986). She is the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever to enter the album chart at number one.
1963

Neil Webb

Age 55
Neil John Webb is an English former footballer and television pundit. He played as a midfielder but could also play as a defender between 1980 and 1997 notably for PortsmouthNottingham Forest and Manchester United. Webb also played for ReadingSwindon TownGrimsby TownAldershot Town and Hong Kong side Instant-Dict.

Webb played 139 times for Portsmouth scoring 38 goals between 1982 – 1985
1971

Christine Taylor

Age 47
Christine Joan Taylor-Stiller is an American actress. She is known for playing Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, as well as roles in The Wedding SingerZoolander, and DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
1982

Yvonne Strahovski

Age 36
Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski, known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC series Chuck (2007–2012), Hannah McKay in the Showtime series Dexter (2012–2013) and CIA Agent Kate Morgan in the Fox event series 24: Live Another Day (2014). She currently stars as Serena Joy Waterford in the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale (2017–present).
1991

Diana Vickers

Age 27
Diana Vickers is an English singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer, who initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on The X Factor in 2008. In 2009, Vickers signed a record deal with RCA Records and after touring with her fellow finalists from The X Factor, played the title role in a West End revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
1999

Joey King

Age 19

    
Joey Lynn King is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaptation of Beverly Cleary's book series with the same title. She has also appeared in the films Oz the Great and PowerfulThe Conjuring and White House Down.


On This Day   .   Joey King

Apr 192018
 

On This Day

19 April 2018


Births



1946

Tim Curry

Age 72
Timothy James Curry is an English actor, voice actor and singer. He is known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts. Curry rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.


Deaths



1992

Frankie Howerd

(Born: 06 Mar 1917)

Died Aged 75
Francis Alick "Frankie" HowerdOBE was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades.
2011

Elisabeth Sladen

(Born: 01 Feb 1946)

Died Aged 65
Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who. She was a regular cast member from 1973 to 1976, alongside both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and reprised the role many times in subsequent decades, both on Doctor Who and its spin-offs, K-9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures.


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Mar 252018
 

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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

Mar 072018
 

On This Day

07 March 2018


Births



1958

Rik Mayall

(Died: 09 Jun 2014)

Aged 56
Richard Michael "RikMayall was an English comedian, actor and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University, and became a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s. Mayall starred in numerous cult classic sitcoms throughout his career, including The Young OnesThe Comic Strip Presents…BlackadderFilthy Rich & CatflapThe New Statesman, and Bottom. Mayall also starred in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred and Guest House Paradiso, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for his voice-over work in The Willows in Winter.
1970

Rachel Weisz

Age 48
Rachel Hannah Weisz OBE is an English actress. She began her acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in Inspector MorseScarlet and Black, and Advocates II. She made her film debut in Death Machine (1994). Her first Hollywood appearance was in Chain Reaction (1996), opposite Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.
1975

T. J. Thyne

Age 43
Thomas Joseph "T.J." Thyne is an American actor, best known for his role on Bones as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist.
1995

Haley Lu Richardson

Age 23
Haley Lu Richardson is an American actress. Her credits include the roles of Krista in The Edge of Seventeen and Claire Benoit in Split.


Deaths



2000

Charles Gray

(Born: 29 Aug 1928)

Died Aged 71
Charles Gray was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only Live TwiceSherlock Holmes's brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.


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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