Apr 282018
 

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1949

Steve Jolliffe

Age 69
Steve Jolliffe is an English musician.

After meeting Rick Davies in the late '60s Jollieffe played with him in a band called the Joint. He left the Joint to study music at the Berlin Konservatorium. There he met Edgar Froese and played with one of the earliest incarnations of Tangerine Dream. He subsequently joined the band Steamhammer, a blues-rock outfit that experienced moderate success in the early '70s, touring extensively and recording two albums. After the band split up, Jolliffe composed the music for John Samson's 1973 documentary, Tattoo.
1973

Elisabeth Rohm

Age 45
Elisabeth Röhm is a German-American television and film actress. She is best known for playing Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the American TV series Law & Order and Detective Kate Lockley in the TV series Angel.
1981

Jessica Alba

Age 37

Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack(1994), but rose to prominence at 19 years old as lead actress in the television series Dark Angel (2000–2002), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.


On This Day   .   Jessica Alba

Apr 062018
 

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1953

Christopher Franke

Age 65
Christopher Franke is a German musician and composer. From 1971 to 1987 he was a member of the electronic group Tangerine Dream. Initially a drummer with The Agitation, later renamed Agitation Free, his primary focus eventually shifted to keyboards and synthesizers as the group moved away from its psychedelic rock origins. While he was not the first musician to use an analog sequencer, he was probably the first to turn it into a live performance instrument, thus laying the rhythmic foundation for classic Tangerine Dream pieces and indeed for the whole Berlin school sound.
1954

Judi Bowker

Age 64
Judi Bowker is an English film and television actress.
1975

Zach Braff

Age 43
Zachary Israel Braff is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role as J. D. on the television series Scrubs (2001–2010), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005.
1978

Myleene Klass

Age 40
Myleene Angela Klass is a British singer, pianist, and model, who first rose to prominence as a member of the now defunct pop band Hear'Say. They released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007.
1981

Eliza Coupe

Age 37
Eliza Kate Coupe is an American actress and comedian, most widely known for starring as Jane Kerkovich-Williams in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, as Denise "Jo" Mahoney in the final two seasons of the medical comedy-drama Scrubs and her recurring role as Hannah Wyland in Quantico.
1998

Peyton List

Age 20

  
Peyton Roi List is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Emma Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie and its spinoff Bunk'd, and for playing Holly Hills in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. List appeared in various films and television episodes as a young child and modelled for tween magazines and companies. In 2011, she joined the cast of Jessie as Emma Ross, the eldest of four siblings that are being cared for by a young nanny. In 2015, she reprised the role in the spinoff series Bunk'd. She starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap in 2016.


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Jan 292018
 

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1953 – Peter Baumann

Peter Baumann formed the core line-up of the pioneering German electronic group Tangerine Dream with Edgar Froese and Christopher Franke in 1971. Baumann composed his first solo album in 1976, while still touring with the band, and embarked on a solo career in 1977. He founded the record label Private Music. Since the early 2000s, Baumann has devoted his time to studying and promoting initiatives in science and philosophy that shed light on the human condition.

Age 65


1961 – Dave Baynton-Power

David Baynton-Power is a musician, best known as drummer of the long-existing English rock band James. He has a recognisable and characteristic way of playing the drums, moving his sticks in a circular motion as the songs build up.

Progressive rock was his first real venture into playing drums, but Baynton-Power became a huge fan of punk rock and was part of the new wave movement with his first real band, The Modernaires. They played some decent sized gigs for a new band, but they soon split after moving to Chester as their vocalist, who was schizophrenic, announced he was leaving.

They soon re-formed with a new singer however, they realised that with the arrival of the Welsh TV station S4C, if they changed the lyrics of their songs from English to Welsh they could make some profit. They changed their name to Brodyr Y Ffin (Welsh for ‘Brothers on the Border’) as their house in Chester was right on the Anglo-Welsh border, and quickly rose to the top of the Welsh scene, staying there for a few years.

However, their existence came to an abrupt end with a massive house fire, which resulted in the death of one of their members. Not long after, Baynton-Power was linked to James through another band’s keyboardist, who was a friend of Andy Dodd – Dodd initially booked all the bands at the Band on the Wall venue in Manchester. Dodd suggested Baynton-Power as a replacement for James previous drummer Gavan Whelan in 1989. According to the band’s biography Folklore by Stuart Maconie, the band was particularly keen to hire Baynton-Power after lead singer Tim Booth’s psychic medium advised him to look out for a “Dave from Wrexham” as the band’s new drummer. Although Baynton-Power was initially uninterested in the offer of an audition, he finally relented after the band members offered to pay his train fare to Manchester. Following the audition they immediately offered him the role of drummer.

Baynton-Power endured, remaining in James from that time through to their farewell tour in December 2001. He also played a big part in the production side of the later James albums, from Whiplash onwards.

From 2002 Baynton-Power toured with the Welsh rock band The Alarm, spent more time with his family, and also worked as a freelance sound engineer in television. In early 2007, he was confirmed as a member of the reformed James and joined them on their tour in April of that year, then played on their comeback album Hey Ma, released in April 2008.

Age 57


1970 – Heather Graham

Heather Joan Graham is an American actress. After appearing in television commercials, her first starring role in a feature film came with the teen comedy License to Drive (1988), followed by the critically acclaimed film Drugstore Cowboy (1989), which gained her initial industry notice. She then played supporting roles in films such as Shout (1991), Diggstown (1992), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Swingers (1996) and on the television series Twin Peaks (1991) and its prequel film Fire Walk with Me (1992), before gaining critical praise in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) as porn starlet Brandy / Rollergirl. In 1999, she co-starred in Bowfinger and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

In the 2000s, Graham starred in films Committed (2000), Say It Isn’t So (2001), Mary (2005), Gray Matters (2007), The Hangover (2009) and its sequel, The Hangover Part III (2013). She also had a role on the television series Scrubs in 2004, before playing the title character on the short-lived series Emily’s Reasons Why Not in 2006. She also had recurring roles on Showtime’s Californication (2014) and Netflix’s Flaked (2016).

Noted for portraying characters with sex appeal, she often appears in magazine lists of “Most Beautiful” and “Sexiest” women. Graham is a public advocate for Children International, and supported the climate change campaign Global Cool in 2007.

Age 48


1985 – Craig Westcarr

Craig Naptali Westcarr is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Alfreton Town.

He began his career at Nottingham Forest, becoming the youngest player ever to play for the club when he made his first team debut in October 2001 at the age of 16. He was loaned out to Lincoln City and Milton Keynes Dons in 2005, before he left the Football League to spend the 2005–06 season in the Conference with Cambridge United. He then spent three seasons with Kettering Town, helping the club to win the Conference North title in 2007–08. He signed with Notts County in May 2009, and helped the club to win the League Two title in 2009–10. He was sold on to Chesterfield in August 2011, and won the Football League Trophy with the club in 2012, scoring a goal in the final. He joined Walsall, initially on loan, in November 2012. He finished as the club’s top-scorer in the 2013–14 campaign, but was released in May 2014. On 17 June 2014 Westcarr joined Portsmouth on a free transfer after leaving Walsall, penning a two-year contract.

He represented England at under-15, under-16, under-17, under-18, and under-21 level.

Westcarr played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 2014 – 2015

Age 33


1988 – Catrin Stewart

Catrin Stewart is a Welsh actress. She is best known for portraying Emma in the Sky1 comedy drama series Stella and Jenny Flint in Doctor Who. She also portrayed Lily in Misfits. Her theatrical performance as Juliet in Headlongs Romeo and Juliet has been acclaimed by The Observer as “one of the most captivating and touching I have seen.”

Age 30


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1920

DeForest Kelley

(Died: 11 Jun 1999)

Aged 79
Jackson DeForest Kelley, known to colleagues as "De", was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.
1934

Tom Baker

Age 84
Thomas Stewart Baker is an English actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a longer tenure than any other actor, and for the narration of the comedy series Little Britain. Baker's voice, which has been described as "sonorous", was voted the fourth-most recognisable in the UK.
1992

Ciara Hanna

Age 26
Ciara Chantel Hanna is an American actress and model. She is known for playing the roles of Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce and Nicole Parker in Blood Lake.


Deaths



2015

Edgar Froese

(Born: 06 Jun 1944)

Died Aged 70
Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his solo albums from 2003 onwards bear the name "Edgar W. Froese".


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1962 – Ben Browder

Robert Benedict “Ben” Browder is an American actor and writer, known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.

Age 55


1962 – Paul Haslinger

Paul Haslinger is an Austrian musician and composer. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Age 55


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Nov 242017
 

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1947 – Dwight Schultz

William Dwight Schultz is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for his roles as Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock on the 1980s action series The A-Team, and as Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and the film Star Trek: First Contact. He is also well known in animation as the mad scientist Dr. Animo in the Ben 10 series, Chef Mung Daal in the children’s cartoon Chowder, and Eddie the Squirrel in CatDog.

Age 70


1954 – Clem Burke

Clement Burke is an American musician who is best known as the drummer for the band Blondie from 1975, shortly after the band formed, throughout the band’s entire career.

Age 63


1955 – Clive Whitehead

Clive Robert Whitehead is an English former footballer.

Whitehead played 73 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1987 – 1989

Age 62


1957 – Denise Crosby

Denise Michelle Crosby is an American actress and model, best known for portraying Security Chief Tasha Yar in season one of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as Yar’s own daughter, the half-Romulan Commander Sela, in subsequent seasons. She is also known for her numerous film and television roles, and for starring in and producing the film Trekkies.

Age 60


1967 – Gavin Maguire

Gavin Terence Maguire is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international.

Maguire played 109 times for Portsmouth between 1989 – 1993

Age 50


1968 – Scott Krinsky

Scott Krinsky is a Los Angeles-based actor and comic best known for his role as Jeffrey “Jeff” Barnes on the hit TV series Chuck and his role as Darryl on The O.C.

He was born in Washington D.C. in 1968 and attended Salisbury University where he majored in Communication and Broadcast Journalism. He has also attended The Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in L.A. In addition to being an actor, he is a writer and a stand-up comedian who performs at The Comedy Store and Improv in L.A.

Age 49


1970 – Jerome Froese

Jerome Froese is a German musician who, in 1990, officially joined his father Edgar Froese in the band Tangerine Dream. He remained a member until 2006. Prior to his direct involvement in Tangerine Dream, Froese often appeared on the covers of the band’s albums as a child, beginning with the 1973 release of Atem, when he was two years four months old at the time the album was released.

Age 47


1977 – Colin Hanks

Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for starring as characters in films such as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, Preston in King Kong, Oliver in The House Bunny, and Troy Gable in The Great Buck Howard. His television roles include Alex Whitman in Roswell, Hank Jones in Band of Brothers, Travis Marshall in Dexter, officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, Jack Bailey in The Good Guys, and Greg Short in Life in Pieces. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks. In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he voices Tom, who is the title character.

Age 40


1978 – Katherine Heigl

Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer and former fashion model. She started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning her attention to acting. She made her film debut in That Night (1992) and later appeared in My Father the Hero (1994) as well as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). From 2005 to 2010, Heigl starred as Isobel Stevens on the television series Grey’s Anatomy.

Heigl played Izzie Stevens on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. Heigl has also had a prominent film career, with appearances in Knocked Up (2007), 27 Dresses (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Killers (2010), Life As We Know It (2010) and New Year’s Eve (2011). She played the lead role on the short-lived NBC television series State of Affairs from 2014 to 2015.

Age 39


1990 – Sarah Hyland

    

Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress. Born in New York City, Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, followed by small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She gained her first major role as Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades and nominations, sharing four Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with her cast members and garnering a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Hyland is also known for her roles in the films Struck by Lightning (2012), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Vampire Academy (2014), and XOXO (2016).

Age 27


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Nov 092017
 

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1950 – Johannes Schmoelling

Johannes Schmoelling is a German musician and keyboard artist. He was a member of the prolific electronic music group Tangerine Dream from 1979 to 1985. A classically trained musician, he began playing piano at the age of eight. By twelve he had begun playing the pipe organ and successfully mastered the instrument so well that he began to play professionally at various churches. By 1978 Johannes had graduated from college with a degree in sound engineering and secured a job working on live theater performances at the prestigious Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer in Berlin. He ended his stint with Tangerine Dream at the end of 1985 to pursue a solo career and has produced several solo albums as well as soundtrack music for numerous German television programs. In 2000 he created his own record label Viktoriapark records.

Age 67


1959 – Tony Slattery

Anthony Declan James “Tony” Slattery is an English actor and comedian. He has appeared on British television regularly since the mid-1980s, most notably as a regular on the Channel 4 improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? His serious and comedic film work has included roles in The Crying Game, Peter’s Friends, and How to Get Ahead in Advertising.

Age 58


1962 – Terry Connor

Terence Fitzroy Connor is an English former football player turned football coach, who is currently assistant manager of Championship club Ipswich Town. He was born in Leeds and was a pupil at Foxwood School, Seacroft, Leeds.

As a player, Connor scored 91 goals from 358 games in the Football League as a striker playing for Leeds United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Portsmouth, Swansea City and Bristol City.[5] He was capped once for the England under-21 team.

He moved into coaching following his playing retirement, briefly working as a coach at both Bristol Rovers and Bristol City before joining Wolves in 1999. After holding a variety of positions he served as Wolves’ manager for thirteen games during their Premier League relegation in 2012.

Connor played 57 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 1987 – 1990

Age 55


1962 – Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.

Age 55


1964 – Robert Duncan McNeill

Robert Duncan McNeill is an American actor, producer, and director. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the television series Star Trek: Voyager. He was also an executive producer and frequent director of the television series Chuck.

Age 53


1965 – Jimmy Carter

James William Charles Carter is an English former footballer. Playing as a winger, Carter featured for Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Millwall, Liverpool, Arsenal, Oxford United and Portsmouth throughout his career. Carter was subsequent to his playing days employed within a property sales company as well as an investment firm and he of current assumes the role of head of commercial sales at Millwall FC.

Carter played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1995 – 1998

Age 52


1967 – Chris Burns

Chris Burns is a former footballer.

He formerly played for UD Horadada, who compete in the Valencian Preferente in Spain, but in January 2009 left the club on mutual terms due to the economic down turn as the main board members, property developers Piensa, went into liquidation and forced Horadada to cut back dramatically.

Burns played 116 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 1991 – 1994

Age 50


1988 – Analeigh Tipton

Analeigh Christian Tipton is an American actress and fashion model. She is known for placing third on Cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model and for her roles in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Warm Bodies (2013), and Two Night Stand (2014).

Age 29


1990 – Nathan Thompson

Nathan Michael Thompson is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Portsmouth.

Age 27


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