Feb 052018
 

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1948 – Christopher Guest

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is an American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest’s films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots.

He holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

Age 70


1951 – Robin Sachs

Robin David Sachs was an English actor and voice actor. He is known for his voice over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for voicing Zaeed Massani in the Mass Effect franchise, Admiral Saul Karath in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sergeant Roderick in SpongeBob SquarePants and Xoloti in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.

Died: 01 February 2013

Aged 61


1960 – Micky Hazard

Micky Hazard, sometimes spelled Mickey, is an English former professional footballer, best remembered for his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

Hazard played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 1990

Age 58


1976 – John Aloisi

John Aloisi is a retired Australian association football player and the manager of A-League club Brisbane Roar. In a professional career that spanned 20 seasons, with league totals of 459 games and 127 goals, he was the first Australian ever to play and score in La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A.

He returned to Australia in 2007, with four seasons in the A-League. Aloisi was an integral member of the Australia national team for more than a decade, and represented the nation at the 2006 World Cup, being an essential figure in the qualifying stages. He also appeared for the Socceroos in two Confederations Cups. A former striker, Aloisi was described as a goal poacher who was able to “hold the ball up well and create opportunities for his teammates.”

Aloisi played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 29 goals between 1997 – 1998

Age 42


1981 – Nora Zehetner

Nora Angela Zehetner is an American film and television actress.

At the age of 18 Zehetner started an acting career, something she had been interested in since she was 8, and moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in Tart (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), R.S.V.P. (2002), May (2002), and The Song of Rose (2003), as well as in other films and several TV series and commercials. Zehetner is best known for her role as Laynie Hart on the WB’s show Everwood.

In Brick, which won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Zehetner plays the femme fatale Laura. The soundtrack CD of this film, released by Lakeshore Records on March 21, 2006, features Zehetner’s full, unedited performance “The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze”.

Age 37


1986 – Manuel Fernandes

Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow as a midfielder.

He started his professional career with Benfica at only 18, then went on to compete in England and Spain, mainly at the service of Everton and Valencia. He signed with Beşiktaş in January 2011, spending the following three-and-a-half seasons with the club.

Fernandes represented the Portugal under-21 team in two European Championships. He made his debut with the full side in 2005.

Fernandes played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 2006

Age 32


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1943 – Harry Shearer

Harry Julius Shearer is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, radio host, director and producer. He is known for his long-running roles on The Simpsons, his work on Saturday Night Live, the comedy band Spinal Tap and his radio program Le Show. Born in Los Angeles, California, Shearer began his career as a child actor. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group. Following the breakup of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull’s television series Fernwood 2 Night.

Age 74


1974 – Matt Robinson

Matthew Richard Robinson is an ex professional footballer who last played as a full back for Swindon Supermarine.

Robinson played 77 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1998 – 2000

Age 43


Deaths



2006 – Charlie Drake

Born: 19 June 1925

Charles Edward Springall, known professionally as Charlie Drake, was an English comedian, actor, writer and singer.

With his small stature (5′ 1″/155 cm tall), curly red hair and liking for slapstick, he was a popular comedian with children in his early years, becoming nationally known for his “Hello, my darlings!” catchphrase.

Died Aged 81


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1947 – Michael McKean

Michael John McKean is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1970s. He first came to national attention playing annoying neighbour Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. In the mid-1990s he was a repertory cast member of Saturday Night Live. He has played roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap. He co-wrote the song “A Mighty Wind” (from the film of the same name), which won a Grammy Award, as well as “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” from the same film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. He plays Chuck McGill, brother of the protagonist of the AMC drama Better Call Saul.

Age 70


1978 – Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayal of Erica Strange on the Canadian television series Being Erica.

Age 39


1991 – Michael Smith

Michael John Smith is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Bury.

Smith played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring goals 10 between 2016 – 2017

Age 26


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