Jul 202018
 

On This Day

20 July 2018


Births



1931

Roy Skelton

(Died: 08 June 2011)

Aged 79
Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Nottingham, he provided the voices for many characters on British television for nearly fifty years, particularly the characters of both Zippy and George on Rainbow, which the actor first joined in the early 1970s and performed on until it was axed in 1991. However, due to the fame of the characters, he continued to voice Zippy and George in guest appearances on television in series such as The Weakest Link and TV Burp until his death.
1951

Jeff Rawle

Age 67
Jeffrey Alan Rawle is a British actor, known for playing the long-suffering George Dent in the news-gathering sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. He also played Silas Blissett in Hollyoaks from December 2010 until 2012. Rawle returned to Hollyoaks in 2016.
1958

Mick MacNeil

Age 60
Norman Michael "Mick" MacNeil is a Scottish songwriter and keyboardist. He is best known for being a former member of the group Simple Minds. Having joined the band in 1978, MacNeil left in 1990.
1975

Judy Greer

Age 43
Judith Therese Evans known as Judy Greer, is an American actress, model, and author. Her television roles include Kitty Sanchez in the comedy Arrested Development, Ingrid "Fatty Magoo" Nelson in the comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Trixie in the comedy-drama Californication, and Cheryl Tunt in the animated comedy Archer.
1978

Nigel Quashie

Age 40
Nigel Francis Quashie is an English-born Scottish former footballer who played more than 300 games as a midfielder in the Football League. Between 2004 and 2006, he represented Scotland, the country of his grandfather, at full international level on 14 occasions.

Quashie played 163 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 2000 – 2005
1982

Percy Daggs

Age 36
Percy Daggs III is an American actor best known for his role as Wallace Fennel in the Rob Thomas television series Veronica Mars. He is also known for starring in television commercials for Hot Pockets and Orbit Gum. He has had guest appearances on such shows as Boston PublicThe GuardianNYPD Blue and The Nightmare Room.
1985

John Francis Daley

Age 33
John Francis Daley is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. He is known for playing high school freshman Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and FBI criminal profiler Dr. Lance Sweets on the series Bones, for which he was nominated for a 2014 PRISM Award. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.
1988

Julianne Hough

Age 30
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge. Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease.
1993

Alycia
Debnam-Carey


Age 25
Alycia Jasmin Debnam-Carey is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Commander Lexa on The CW science fiction television series The 100 and Alicia Clark on the AMC horror drama television series Fear the Walking Dead.


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Births



1943

Colin Baker

Age 76
 is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. He later played the sixth incarnation of The Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986. Baker's tenure as the Doctor proved to be a controversial era for the series, which included a hiatus in production and his subsequent replacement on the orders of BBC executive Michael Grade.
1970

Kelli Williams

Age 49
Kelli Renee Williams is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice, psychologist and deception expert Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me, and Jackie Clark on Army Wives.
1973

Lexa Doig

Age 46
Alexandra Lecciones Doig is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the title role in the 2000–05 Canadian-American science fiction-adventure television series Andromeda. She also portrayed the female lead role of Rowan in the science fiction-action horror film Jason X (2002), the tenth installment of the Friday the 13th film series and currently appears in the Aurora Teagarden mystery films on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
2000

Charlotte Lawrence

Age 18

Charlotte Sarah Lawrence is an American singer and model. She is the daughter of Bill Lawrence and Christa Miller.
2004

Francesca Capaldi

Age 15

 
Francesca Angelucci Capaldi is an American child actress. She co-starred as Chloe James in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog.


Deaths



2005

Ed Bishop

(Born: 11 Jun 1932)

Died Aged 72
George Victor Bishop — known professionally as Ed Bishop — was an American actor based in the United Kingdom. He was known for playing Commander Ed Straker in UFO, Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and for voicing Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
2011

Roy Skelton

(Born: 20 Jul 1931)

Died Aged 79
Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Nottingham, he provided the voices for many characters on British television for nearly fifty years, particularly the characters of both Zippy and George on Rainbow, which the actor first joined in the early 1970s and performed on until it was axed in 1991. However, due to the fame of the characters, he continued to voice Zippy and George in guest appearances on television in series such as The Weakest Link and TV Burp until his death.


On This Day   .   Francesca Capaldi   .   Charlotte Lawrence