Jul 172018
 

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17 July 2018


Births



1935

Donald Sutherland

Age 83
Donald McNichol SutherlandOC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades.

Sutherland rose to fame after starring in a series of successful films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980) and Eye of the Needle (1981). He subsequently established himself as one of the most respected, prolific and versatile character actors of Canada.
1940

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Age 78
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE is an English comic actor. He became wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He is most well known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He has also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and has been a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for over 40 years.
1947

Wolfgang Flur

Age 71
Wolfgang Flür is a German musician, formerly a member of the electronic group Kraftwerk from 1973 to 1987, playing electronic percussion. Flür claims that he also invented the group's electric drums used throughout the 1970s. However, patent records dispute this citing Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter as the creators.
1975

Konnie Huq

Age 43
Kanak Asha "Konnie" Huq is a British television presenter and writer. She was the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, having presented it from 1 December 1997 until 23 January 2008. She presented the 2010 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.0


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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.


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Feb 182018
 

On This Day

18 February 2018


Births



1943

Graeme Garden

Age 75
David Graeme Garden OBE  is a British comedian, actor, author, artist and television presenter, best known as a member of The Goodies and for being a cast member on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
1984

Genelle Williams

Age 34
Genelle Williams is a Canadian actress, who is best known for her roles as Kim Carlisle in Radio Free Roscoe, as DJ in The Latest Buzz, and as the innkeeper Leena in Warehouse 13.
1992

Kal Naismith

Age 26
Kal Naismith is a Scottish footballer. A Rangers youth graduate, Naismith made his breakthrough into the first team in the 2012–13 season, after loan spells at Cowdenbeath and Partick Thistle. He has represented Scotland at under-16 and under-17 level. He plays either as an out and out striker, as a winger or in an attacking midfield position.

Naismith played 95 times for Portsmouth scoring 21 goals between 2015 – 2018


Deaths



1993

Jacqueline Hill

(Born: 17 Dec 1929)

Died Aged 63
Grace Jacqueline Hill was a British actress known for her role as Barbara Wright in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who. As the history teacher of Susan Foreman, the Doctor's granddaughter, Barbara was the first Doctor Who companion to appear on-screen in 1963, with Hill speaking the series' first words. She played the role for nearly two years, leaving the series in 1965 at the same time as fellow actor William Russell (who played the companion Ian Chesterton).


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