Nov 142018
 

On This Day

14 November 2018


Births


1959

Paul McGann

Age 59
Paul John McGann is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor". McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the Hornblower TV series.
1977

Brian Dietzen

Age 41
Brian Dietzen is an American actor who has played the supporting role of Dr Jimmy Palmer on NCIS since 2004. In 2012, he was promoted to a series regular at the beginning of the show's tenth season.


On This Day

Nov 032018
 

On This Day

03 November 2018


Births


1910

William Hurndall

(Died: 13 Apr 1984)

Aged 73
Richard Gibbon Hurndall was an English actor. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature four of the five actors who had at that point played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. Hurndall eventually won the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors. When Tom Baker, who played the Fourth Doctor, declined to appear in the programme, Hurndall's role was expanded slightly to have the First Doctor take a greater part in the action.
1933

Jeremy Brett

(Died: 12 Sep 1995)

Aged 61
Peter Jeremy William Huggins, known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played the title character in the fictional detective series Sherlock Holmes from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage, to television and film, to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He is also remembered for playing the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 Warner Bros. production of My Fair Lady.
1954

Adam Ant

Age 64
Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard) is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003. Since 2010, Ant has undertaken an intense reactivation of his musical career, performing live regularly in his hometown of London and beyond, recording and releasing a new album and completing six full-length UK national tours, four US national tours, and two Australian tours and with a fifth US tour scheduled and a further album completed and awaiting release.
1957

Gary Olsen

(Died: 12 Sep 2000)

Aged 42
Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.


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Aug 202018
 

On This Day

20 August 2018


Births



1932

Anthony Ainley

(Died: 03 May 2004)

Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.
1943

Sylvester McCoy

Age 75
Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996.
1946

Ralf Hutter

Age 72
Ralf Hütter is a German musician best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, founding member and leader of Kraftwerk. Since the departure of Florian Schneider in 2008, he is the band's sole remaining founding member.
1948

John Noble

Age 70
John Noble is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Walter Bishop in the American Fox science fiction television series Fringe, and Henry Parrish in the Fox action-horror series Sleepy Hollow. His most high-profile film role was as Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also provided the voice of the DC Comics supervillain Scarecrow in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight, where his character served as the main antagonist. In 2015, he joined the main cast of the television series Elementary as Sherlock Holmes's father. He was also cast as a doctor in the Australian TV series All Saints
1962

James Marsters

Age 56
James Wesley Marsters is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the series Smallville, the time traveller Captain John Hart in British science-fiction show Torchwood, and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. Marsters appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You. He appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the revival of Hawaii Five-0. Marsters also plays Victor Stien in the 2017 Hulu adaptation of Marvel Comics Runaways.
1962

Sophie Aldred

Age 56
Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter. She portrayed the Doctor's companion Ace in the television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s
1971

Steve Stone

Age 47
Steven Brian Stone is an English former footballer who played as a winger. He was part of the coaching staff at Newcastle United from July 2010 to June 2015.

Stone played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2002 – 2005
1974

Amy Adams

Age 44
Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. The 2007 musical Enchanted, in which she played a cheerful Disney Princess, was Adams' first major success. She followed it by playing naive, optimistic women in a series of films, including the 2008 drama Doubt. She subsequently played to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010), and the psychological drama The Master (2012). In 2013 she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the troubled painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014).
1995

Liana Liberato

Age 23
Liana Daine Liberato is an American television and film actress. She played the younger version of the female lead in the 2014 film The Best of Me and starred in the 2010 films, Trust and The Last Sin Eater.


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Jul 072018
 

On This Day

07 July 2018


Births



1919

Jon Pertwee

(Died: 20 May 1996)

Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor, entertainer and cabaret performer.

Pertwee starred as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974, and also spent 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark on BBC Radio. He later played the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1987 to 1989.
1941

Bill Oddie

Age 77
William Edgar "BillOddieOBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Oddie has established a reputation as a naturalist, conservationist, and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings.  His wildlife programmes for the BBC include: Springwatch/AutumnwatchHow to Watch WildlifeWild In Your GardenBirding with Bill OddieBritain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie and Bill Oddie Goes Wild.
1946

Joe Spano

Age 72
Joseph Peter Spano is an American actor who came to prominence through his role as Lt. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues. Spano is now best known for his work on NCIS as FBI Special AgentTobias C. Fornell.
1970

Robia LaMorte

Age 48
Robia Brett LaMorte, sometimes credited as Robia La Morte, is an American actress and former dancer. She is best known as a dancer and spokesperson for the musician Prince, and for starring as Jenny Calendar in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1988

Jack Whitehall

Age 30
Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall is an English comedian, television presenter, and actor. He is best known for his stand up comedy, for starring as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat, and for playing Alfie Wickers in the TV series Bad Education, which he also co-wrote.


On This Day

Jun 082018
 

On This Day

08 June 2018


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

May 262018
 

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Births



1913

Peter Cushing

(Died: 11 Aug 1994)

Aged 81
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkinin Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles. Born in Kenley, Surrey, Cushing made his stage debut in 1935 and spent three years at a repertory theatre before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film career.
1962

Colin Vearncombe

(Died: 26 Jan 2016)

Aged 53
Colin Vearncombe, known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.
1963

Musetta Vander

Age 55
Musetta Vander (born Musetta van der Merweis a South African actress and model who is best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy films.
1979

Elizabeth Harnois

Age 39

Elisabeth Rose Harnois is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she began appearing in a number of film and television roles. She starred as Morgan Brody in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2011 to 2015.


On This Day   .   Elisabeth Harnois

May 202018
 

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Births



1950

Warren Cann

Age 68
Warren Reginald Cann is a Canadian drummer and drum machine programmer, best known as a member of the British new wave band Ultravox.
1975

Tahmoh Penikett

Age 43
Tahmoh Penikett is a Canadian actor and martial artist. He is best known for playing Karl "Helo" Agathon on SyFy's television series Battlestar GalacticaHe has starred in TV series SupernaturalJoss Whedon's Dollhouse, and the Showtime time travel show, Continuum.


Deaths



1996

Jon Pertwee

(Born: 07 Jul 1919)

Died Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor.

Pertwee became best known for spending 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in the popular series The Navy Lark on BBC Radio, as well as starring on television as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974. He had further success playing the title character in the television series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981 (reprising the role from 1987 to 1989).


On This Day

Apr 232018
 

On This Day

23 April 2018


Births



1937

Bobby Campbell

(Died: 06 Nov 2015)

Aged 78
Robert George Campbell was an English professional football player and later manager.

Campbell played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1961 – 1966. He was Portsmouth manager between 1982 – 1984
1946

Blair Brown

Age 72
Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theatre, film and television actress. She has had a number of high-profile roles, including in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, the leading actress in the films Altered States (1980), Continental Divide (1981) and Strapless (1989), as well as a run as the title character in the comedy-drama television series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which ran from 1987 to 1991. Her later roles include Nina Sharp on the Fox television series Fringe and Judy King on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
1977

John Oliver

Age 41
John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host.
1980

Sally Bretton

Age 38
Sally Bretton (born Sally Davis) is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007, and as Martha Lloyd in the BBC1 crime drama Death in Paradise, between 2015 and 2017.


Deaths



1975

William Hartnell

(Born: 08 Jan 1908)

Died Aged 67
William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960.


On This Day

Apr 182018
 

On This Day

18 April 2018


Births



1956

Eric Roberts

Age 62
Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He was again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80 (1983). Roberts' performance in Runaway Train (1985), as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
1963

Eric McCormack

Age 55
Eric James McCormack is a Canadian-American actor known for his role as Will Truman in the American sitcom Will & Grace and Dr. Daniel Pierce in the American crime drama Perception.
1965

Camille Coduri

Age 53
Camille Coduri is an English actress. She is best known for playing Jackie Tyler, the mother of Rose Tyler, in Doctor Who, and also for her roles as Faith in Nuns on the Run, Miranda in King Ralph, and Dot Clapton, chambers secretary in Rumpole of the Bailey.
1967

Maria Bello

Age 51
Maria Elena Bello is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in the films Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History of Violence (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Prisoners (2013), and Lights Out (2016). Bello is known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER (1997–1998). She starred as Lucy Robbins on the Fox series Touch alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2013 and currently stars as Michelle McBride on the Amazon original series Goliath. In 2017, Bello joined the CBS procedural NCIS as Special Agent Jacqueline 'Jack' Sloane, a series regular.
1968

David Hewlett

Age 50
David Ian Hewlett is a British-born Canadian actor, writer, director, and voice actor known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the Canadian-American science fiction TV shows Stargate SG-1Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. He is also known for his two 1993 guest appearances on Shining Time Station, portraying nosy journalist Ted Typo.
1971

David Tennant

Age 47
David Tennant (born David John McDonald) is a British actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In addition to his appearances on screen, he has worked as a voice actor and in theatre, including Prince Hamlet in a critically acclaimed 2008 stage production of Hamlet and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales series starting in 2017. In January 2015, Tennant received the National Television Award for Special Recognition.
1976

Melissa Joan Hart

Age 42
Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She is known for her title roles in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–2015).
1992

Tom Davies

Age 26
Thomas Christopher "Tom" Davies is an English professional footballer who plays as a Defender for Coventry City.

Davies played 17 times for Portsmouth between 2016 – 2017
1995

Virginia Gardner

Age 23

Virginia Elizabeth Gardner is an American actress best known for playing the roles of Christina Raskin in the film Project Almanac (2015) and Karolina Dean in the Hulu original series Marvel's Runaways.


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Apr 172018
 

On This Day

17 April 2018


Births



1942

David Bradley

Age 76
David John Bradley is an English actor. He is known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, Walder Frey in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Abraham Setrakian in The Strain, although he is also an established stage actor with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a production of King Lear.
1955

Kristine Sutherland

Age 63
Kristine Sutherland (born Kristine Young) is an American actress best known for her starring role as Buffy Summers' mother Joyce Summers on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where she appeared in every season, and her role as Mae Thompson in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989).
1955

Pete Shelley

Age 63
Peter Campbell McNeish, known professionally as Pete Shelley, is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of Buzzcocks.
1959

Sean Bean

Age 59
Shaun Mark Bean, known professionally as Sean Bean, is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bean made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. Bean has since garnered further recognition for his performance as Ned Stark in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, as well as roles in the BBC anthology series Accused and the ITV historical drama series Henry VIII. His most prominent film role was Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03).


On This Day

Apr 142018
 

On This Day

14 April 2018


Births



1929

Gerry Anderson

(Died: 26 Dec 2012)

Aged 83
Gerry Anderson, MBE (born Gerald Alexander Abrahams) was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist. He remains famous for his futuristic television programmes, especially his 1960s productions filmed with "Supermarionation" (marionette puppets containing electric moving parts).
1958

Peter Capaldi

Age 60
Peter Dougan Capaldi is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and Malcolm Tucker the spin doctor in The Thick of It, for which he has received four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010. When he reprised the role in In the Loop, Capaldi was honoured with several film critic award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
1977

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Age 41
Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.

Gellar received widespread recognition for her portrayal of Buffy Summers on the WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), which earned her five Teen Choice Awards, a Saturn Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination. The character was widely popular during the airing of the show and became recognised as one of the greatest female characters in U.S. television
1979

Noe Pamarot

Age 39
Louis Noé Pamarot, more commonly known as Noé Pamarot, is a French former professional footballer who played as a central defender. Before moving to Spain, Pamarot played for Portsmouth in the Premier League. Pamarot has previously played for MartiguesNice and Tottenham Hotspur and also had a brief loan spell at Portsmouth in the 1999–2000 season

Pamarot played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 1999 – 2009
1994

Skyler Samuels

Age 24

Skyler Rose Samuels is an American actress and model, best known for her roles in the television series The GatesThe Nine Lives of Chloe KingScream Queens, and The Gifted.
1996

Abigail Breslin

Age 22

    
Abigail Kathleen Breslin is an American actress and singer. She appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old, and in her first film, Signs (2002), at the age of five. Her other film roles include Raising Helen (2004), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, No Reservations (2007), Nim's Island (2008), Definitely, Maybe (2008), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Zombieland (2009), Rango (2011), and August: Osage County (2013). In September 2015, she began acting in the horror-comedy Scream Queens on Fox, in which she has her first regular role on a television series.


On This Day   .   Skyler Samuels   .   Abigail Breslin

Apr 132018
 

On This Day

13 April 2018


Births



1951

Peter Davison

Age 67
Peter Davison (born Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett)is an English actor with many credits in television dramas and sitcoms. He became famous as Tristan Farnon in the BBC's television adaptation of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small stories. His subsequent starring roles included the sitcoms Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim, the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Dr. Stephen Daker in A Very Peculiar Practice and Albert Campion in Campion. He later played David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites, "Dangerous" Davies in The Last Detective and Henry Sharpe in Law & Order: UK.
1954

Jimmy Destri

Age 64
Jimmy Destri (born James Mollica) is an American musician. He played keyboards in the rock band Blondie, and was one of the principal songwriters for the band along with Chris Stein and Deborah Harry. Destri ceased touring with the band in 2004, but remained an official member for several more years.
1970

Gerry Creaney

Age 48
Gerard Thomas "GerryCreaney is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a striker.

Creaney played 69 times for Portsmouth scoring 36 goals between 1994 – 1995
1977

Leonardo Biagini

Age 41
Leonardo Ángel Biagini is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Biagini played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals in 2002
1993

Hannah Marks

Age 25
Hannah Gayle Marks is an American actress. She is best known for her role on the television series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
1994

Ariane Rinehart

Age 24
Ariane Rinehart is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her performance in The Sound of Music Live! as the eldest von Trapp daughter, Liesl, which was described by critics as the standout performance in the production.
2003

Olivia Sanabia

Age 15

Olivia Sanabia is a young actress who landed the starring role of Kelly Quinn in the Amazon Studios television pilot Just Add Magic. She has previously guest-starred in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and Sam & Cat.


Deaths



1984

Richard Hurndall

(Born: 03 Nov 1920)

Died Aged 73
Richard Gibbon Hurndall was an English actor. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature the four of the five actors who had played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. Hurndall eventually won the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors.


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