Oct 042018
 

On This Day

04 October 2018

Births


1979

Rachael
Leigh Cook


Age 39

    
Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, model, voice artist, and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She's All That (1999), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), and the television series Into the West and Perception, as well as being the voice behind various characters in Robot Chicken and Tifa Lockhart in the Final Fantasy series, starting with the English version of the film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
1984

Lena Katina

Age 34
Elena Sergeevna Katina, better known as Lena Katina, is a Russian singer and songwriter who is best known for her work with Russian duo t.A.T.u. She started her career at the age of eight joining the Russian children's act Avenue, and soon after that, joining Neposedi. In 1999 Ivan Shapovalov chose Lena Katina for his project, t.A.T.u., as well as Julia Volkova. The duo would later become Russia's most successful pop music act. The group produced several hits including "All the Things She Said", "Not Gonna Get Us" and "All About Us". Their first single "All The Things She Said" peaked at number one in 19 countries including the UK, Russia and Australia.
1988

Melissa Benoist

Age 30

   
Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW superhero drama series Supergirl (2015–present). Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2012–2014), and has appeared in films such as Whiplash (2014), Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride(2015), Patriots Day (2016), Lowriders (2016), and Sun Dogs (2017) and portrayed David Koresh's wife Rachel Jones in the miniseries Waco (2018).
1990

David Wheeler

Age 28
David John Wheeler is an English professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Portsmouth on loan from Queens Park Rangers.


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Jul 312018
 

On This Day

31 July 2018


Births



1956

Michael Biehn

Age 62
Michael Connell Biehn is an American actor, primarily known for his military roles in science fiction films directed by James Cameron; as Sgt. Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984), Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in Aliens (1986) and Lt. Coffey in The Abyss (1989). He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for Aliens. His other films include The Fan (1981), Navy SEALs (1990), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996) and Planet Terror (2007). On television, he has appeared in Hill Street Blues (1984) and Adventure Inc. (2002-03).
1966

Dean Cain

Age 52
Dean George Tanaka, better known as Dean Cain, is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host. He is best known for playing the dual role of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was host of Ripley's Believe It or Not! and appeared in the soap opera series Hit the Floor.
1974

Emilia Fox

Age 44
Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox is an English actress, known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama Silent Witness, having joined the cast in 2004 following the departure of Amanda Burton. Fox is now the longest serving cast member since the departures of Tom Ward in 2012 and William Gaminara in 2013. She also appeared as Morgause in the BBC’s Merlin beginning in the programme's second series.
1987

Amrita Acharia

Age 31
Amrita Acharia is a Nepalese-Ukrainian actress. She is best known for her role as Irri in HBO series Game of Thrones.


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Jul 242018
 

On This Day

24 July 2018


Births



1957

Larry Gott

Age 61
James Lawrence "Larry" Gott is an English musician, primarily of the Mancunian band, James. He is also a designer.
1976

Laura Fraser

Age 42
Laura Fraser is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the drama series Lip Service and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul.
1981

Summer Glau

Age 37

  
Summer Lyn Glau is an American actress best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy television series; as River Tam in Firefly (2002) and its continuation film Serenity (2005), as Tess Doerner in The 4400 (2005–2007), as Cameron / Allison Young in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009), as Bennett Halverson in Dollhouse (2009–2010), as Skylar Adams in Alphas (2011–2012) and as Isabel Rochev / Ravager in Arrow (2013–2014).
1991

Emily Bett Rickards

Age 27
Emily Bett Rickards is a Canadian actress, known for portraying Felicity Smoak on The CW television series Arrow as well as its spinoff series The FlashVixenLegends of Tomorrow and related show Supergirl.


On This Day   .   Summer Glau

Apr 102018
 

On This Day

10 April 2018


Births



1966

Steve Claridge

Age 52
Stephen Edward Claridge is an English football pundit, coach and former player. He was a pundit for BBC Sport football shows including Football Focus and The Football League Show, until 2015 when he became both manager and a director at newly formed Salisbury.

Claridge played 124 times for Portsmouth scoring 37 goals between 1998 – 2001
1979

Sophie
Ellis-Bextor


Age 39
Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor is an English singer, songwriter and model. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s. Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences.
1981

Liz McClarnon

Age 37
Elizabeth Margaret McClarnon is an English pop singer, songwriter, dancer and television presenter. She is a member of the girl group Atomic Kitten, with whom she has scored three number-one singles and also two number-one albums. In 2006 she went solo and the group reformed in 2012 as part of The Big Reunion, scoring a hit with a cover of Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday". McClarnon co-wrote several Atomic Kitten songs, including the UK Top 10 hits "See Ya", "I Want Your Love" and "Someone like Me".
1982

Chyler Leigh

Age 36
Chyler Leigh West, known professionally as Chyler Leigh, is an American actress, singer and model. She is best known for her portrayal of Janey Briggs in the comedy film Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Dr. Lexie Grey in the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2007–2012), and Alex Danvers in the CBS/CW superhero series Supergirl (2015–present), subsequently appearing in the other series that make up the Arrowverse.
1984

Mandy Moore

Age 34
Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. After coming to fame in 1999 with her debut single "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, Moore signed with Epic Records. Her debut studio album, So Real (1999), went on to receive a platinum certification from the RIAA. The title single from her second studio album, I Wanna Be With You (2000), became Moore's first top 30 song in the U.S., peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of 2009, Billboard reported that Moore has sold more than ten million albums worldwide. In 2012, Moore was ranked #96 on VH1's list of "100 Greatest Women in Music" as well as #63 on their "Sexiest Artists of All Time List".
1991

Amanda AJ Michalka

Age 27
Amanda Joy Michalka, often credited as simply AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She was a model before becoming an actress, and is best known as one-half of the duo Aly and AJ (formerly 78Violet) with her sister Aly Michalka. AJ recorded the theme song and accompanying music video for the film Secretariat, entitled "It's Who You Are." She also issued a single and video called "All I've Ever Needed" from her 2013 film Grace Unplugged. She has also had a successful acting career, and after two seasons in a recurring role as Lainey Lewis on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, she has been promoted to a regular role on the series for the third season onward.
1992

Daisy Ridley

Age 26
Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She appeared in minor television roles and short films before being cast in the lead role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). She portrayed Mary Debenham in Murder on the Orient Express, a 2017 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's detective novel.
1996

Audrey Whitby

Age 22

   
Audrey Whitby is an American actress. She is known for her many appearances on AwesomenessTV, and for her recurring roles as Audrey Vale on the Disney Channel Sonny with a Chance sketch comedy spinoff series So Random! and as Cherry on the Nickelodeon television comedy series The Thundermans.


Deaths



2000

Peter Jones

(Born: 12 Jun 1920)

Died Aged 79
Peter Geoffrey Francis Jones was an English actor, screenwriter and broadcaster.

He was the voice of The Book in the original radio series of Douglas AdamsHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The creators had wanted someone with a "Peter Jonesy sort of voice" and after several rejections asked Jones himself. He reprised the role for the LP and the TV series. Jones narrated Douglas Adams's later radio series Last Chance to See, in a style similar to the earlier series.


On This Day   .   Audrey Whitby

Mar 182018
 

Melissa Benoist

   



Melissa Marie Benoist (born October 4, 1988) is an American actress, singer, dancer. She performed on stage and in television and film. She is known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW DC Comics–based superhero drama series Supergirl (2015–present).

Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2012–2014). She appeared in films such as Whiplash (2014), Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride(2015), Patriots Day (2016), Lowriders (2016), and Sun Dogs (2017) and portrayed David Koresh's wife Rachel Jones in the miniseries Waco (2018). She made her Broadway debut in 2018 as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.


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Births



1946

Alan Rickman

(Died: 14 Jan 2016)

Aged 69
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and on screen. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television role came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.
1978

Helen Marnie

Age 40
Helen Marnie is a Scottish musician, known as the lead vocalist and one of the keyboardists and songwriters of the electronic band Ladytron. In 2012, she started a solo career as Marnie and released her debut solo album Crystal World on 11 June 2013. Her second solo album, Strange Words and Weird Wars, was released on 2 June 2017.
1979

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Age 39

  
Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer and director. Hewitt began her career as a child actress and singer, appearing in national television commercials before joining the cast of the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated (1989–1991) as well as performing as a backup singer before recording her debut studio album at the age of 12, Love Songs (1992), which was released exclusively in Japan. Hewitt received her breakthrough role as Sarah Reeves Merrin on the Fox teen drama Party of Five (1995–1999), and rose to fame as a teen star for her role as Julie James in the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its 1998 sequel.
1980

Elize du Toit

Age 38
Elize du Toit is a South African-born British actress best known for playing the role of Izzy Davies in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2000 to 2004, with a brief return in 2007.
1983

Katie McGrath

Age 35
Katie McGrath is an Irish actress. In television, she is best known for portraying Morgana on the BBC One series Merlin (2008–2012), Lucy Westenra on the British-American series Dracula (2013–2014), Sarah Bennett in the first season of the Canadian horror anthology series Slasher (2016) and for her role as Lena Luthor on the American superhero series Supergirl (2016–present). Her film roles include Lady Thelma Furness in the drama film W.E. (2011), Zara Young in the science fiction adventure film Jurassic World (2015) and Elsa in the epic fantasy film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
1986

Charlotte Church

Age 32
Charlotte Maria Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she had sold more than 10 million records worldwide including over 5 million in the United States. She hosted a Channel 4 chat show titled The Charlotte Church Show. Church released her first album in five years, titled Back to Scratch, on 17 October 2010.
1987

Tuppence Middleton

Age 31
Tuppence Middleton is an English actress. She was nominated for the London Evening Standard Film Awards 2010 for Most Promising Newcomer. Since 2015, she portrays Riley Blue in the Netflix webseries Sense8.
1988

Danny Rose

Age 30
Daniel Stephen Rose is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Portsmouth. He also captained the England C team in 2012.
1994

Hayley Orrantia

Age 24

Sarah Hayley Orrantia is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor.
1996

Sophie Turner

Age 22

 
Sophie Turner is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–present), which brought her international recognition.


Deaths



2004

Les Gray

(Born: 09 Apr 1946)

Died Aged 57
Thomas Leslie "Les" Gray was an English musician best known for his work with glam rock pop band Mud. Gray was also known for his distinctive vocal impersonation of Elvis Presley.


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