Mar 172018

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1958 – Christian Clemenson

Christian Dayton Clemenson is an American film and television actor. He is well known for his portrayal of Jerry “Hands” Espenson in the television series Boston Legal, for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards and winning the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Age 60

1962 – Clare Grogan

Claire Patricia Grogan, known professionally as Clare Grogan or sometimes as C. P. Grogan, is a Scottish actress and singer. She is best known as the lead singer of the 1980s new wave music group Altered Images and for supporting roles in the 1981 film Gregory’s Girl and the science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf as the first incarnation of Kristine Kochanski.

Age 56

1979 – Andy Griffin

Andrew Griffin is an English former footballer. He began his career at Stoke City, where he established a reputation as a solid wing-back defender. His impressive performances for Stoke led to him being signed by Newcastle United for a fee of £1.5million in January 1998. He spent six years on Tyneside before moving south to Portsmouth in 2004. He was unable to establish himself as first choice right back at Portsmouth and re-joined his old club Stoke on loan for the 2006–07 season.

Griffin played 48 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2006

Age 39

1986 – Olesya Rulin


Olesya Yurivna Rulin is a Russian-American actress. She is known for co-starring in all of the three films of the High School Musical franchise as Kelsi Nielsen. She also starred in the films Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), Flying By (2009), Expecting Mary (2010), and Family Weekend (2013).

Age 32

1992 – Eliza Bennett


Eliza Hope Bennett is an English actress and singer. Her most notable roles have been those of Meggie Folchart in the film Inkheart, Tora in the film Nanny McPhee, Susan in From Time to Time and playing Holly Manson in the West End musical Loserville. Bennett starred on the MTV black comedy series Sweet/Vicious as Jules Thomas.

Age 26

On This Day   .   Olesya Rulin

Feb 142018

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1963 – Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying Elliot DiMauro in the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Keith Mars on the television series Veronica Mars, and Sergeant Greg Parker on the television series Flashpoint. He has also had supporting roles in such films as The Wrong Guy, Galaxy Quest, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and Contagion, and guest appearances on Monk, Numb3rs, Party Down, Stargate SG-1 and Bones. More recently, he starred as Allen Conner in Remedy, and played crime boss Carl Elias in a recurring role on Person of Interest. He played Laura Hollis’ father in season three of the online web series Carmilla. He most recently appeared as Vincent Ingram in Travelers.

Age 55

1970 – Simon Pegg

Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He co-wrote and starred in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011). Pegg portrayed Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series (2006–present) and Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016), co-writing the latter.

Age 48

1983 – Julia Ling

Julia Ling, born Xiao Wei, is an American actress. Her television work includes recurring roles on NBC series such as ER, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and as a series regular on Chuck.

Age 35

1984 – Stephanie Leonidas


Stephanie Leonidas is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Helena in the fantasy film MirrorMask and as Irisa on the American science fiction television series, Defiance.

Age 34

1997 – Madison Iseman

Madison Iseman is an American actress. She is known for her role on the CMT comedy television series Still the King, where she played the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus’ character. She went through four auditions over a period of several months for her role on Still The King.

Iseman is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Iseman has appeared on the series Modern Family and Henry Danger. In 2017, she played Bethany in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Age 21

On This Day   .   Stephanie Leonidas

Feb 072018

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1960 – James Spader

James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate (1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (2002), and the superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

His best-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office. He currently stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond “Red” Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.

Age 58

1967 – David Nykl

David Nykl (born 7 February 1967) is a Czech Canadian actor of film, television, commercials and theater. He is best known for portraying Dr. Radek Zelenka in the SyFy television series Stargate Atlantis, and Anatoly Knyazev in DC’s comics’ popular series Arrow.

Age 51

1970 – Shaun Murray

Shaun Murray is an English former professional footballer who played in midfield. He made half of his appearances at Bradford City.

Murray played 45 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1990 – 1993

Age 48

1979 – Cerena Vincent

Cerina Vincent is an American actress and writer best known for playing Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in the television series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, as well as her film appearances in Not Another Teen Movie, Cabin Fever, It Waits, and Everybody Wants to Be Italian. She has written three books with Jodi Lipper, and writes a regular column for The Huffington Post.

Age 39

1985 – Tina Majorino

Tina Marie Majorino is an American film and television actress. She started her career as a child actor, starring in films such as Andre, When a Man Loves a Woman, Corrina, Corrina, and Waterworld.

Despite her early success, she took a sabbatical from 1999 to 2004. She returned for one of her best known roles to date, the character Deb in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. Since her return to acting, she has been in television series such as Veronica Mars, Big Love, True Blood and Grey’s Anatomy. She returned to the role of Mac in the Veronica Mars movie, and has played the part of Maggie Harris on TNT’s Legends TV series.

Age 33

1989 – Louisa Lytton

Louisa Claire Lytton is an English actress. She is known for her television roles as Ruby Allen in EastEnders (2005–06), and PC Beth Green in The Bill (2007–09). She also finished fourth in series 4 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and represented the UK at the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008, finishing ninth. Her theatre credits include playing Betty Rizzo in the 2017 UK touring production of the musical Grease.

Age 29


2017 – Richard Hatch

Born: 21 May 1945

Richard Lawrence Hatch was an American actor, writer and producer. Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the 1970s. Hatch is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series.

Died Aged 71

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1923 – Gordon Jackson

Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE was a Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals. He also portrayed Flt. Lt. Andrew MacDonald, “Intelligence”, in The Great Escape.

Died: 15 January 1990

Aged 66

1961 – Matthew Waterhouse

Matthew Waterhouse is an English actor and writer best known for his role as Adric in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1980 to 1982.

Age 56

1968 – Ken Marino

Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Marino is an American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He was a cast member on MTV’s The State and has starred in shows such as Party Down, Marry Me, Burning Love, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Childrens Hospital.

Age 49

1969 – David Hillier

David Hillier is an English former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder from 1988 until 2003, notably in the Premier League for Arsenal. He also played in the Football League for Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers and Barnet. He also earnt 1 cap for the England U21 side.

Hillier played 74 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1996 – 1999

Age 48

1969 – Kristy Swanson

Kristen Noel “Kristy” Swanson is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Buffy Summers in the 1992 cult film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Swanson began her career appearing in several teen films, including Pretty in Pink (1986) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). Her first starring role was in Wes Craven’s horror film Deadly Friend (1986), followed by her portrayal of Catherine “Cathy” Dollanganger in the controversial film adaptation of V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic (1987).

Age 48

1972 – Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Jayne Milano is an American actress, activist, producer, and former singer. She is best known for her roles in Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place, Charmed, My Name is Earl, Mistresses, and Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later.

Age 45

1979 – Tara Summers

Tara Summers is an English actress.

Summers was educated at Heathfield St Mary’s School, in Berkshire. She later attended Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. in history in 2001. She has written and starred in a one-woman theatrical show, Gypsy of Chelsea. The play is the story of her childhood, charting her mother’s turbulent journey from cocaine addiction to recovery.

In 2007 and 2008, Summers starred as Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal.

Age 38

1993 – Hermione Corfield


Hermione Isla Conyngham Corfield is an English actress. She has appeared in such movies as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Mr. Holmes (2015), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

Age 24

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1952 – Mel Smith

Melvin Kenneth “Mel” Smith was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.

Smith worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones. Smith and Jones founded Talkback, which grew to be one of the UK’s largest producers of television comedy and light entertainment programming.

Died: 19 July 2013

Aged 60

1985 – Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She began her career as a model when she was 11, then her acting career at 15 with recurring parts on the soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children.

In 2004, Seyfried made her movie debut in the teen comedy Mean Girls. Her subsequent supporting roles were in independent films, such as the drama Nine Lives (2005) and the crime drama Alpha Dog (2006). She also had a recurring role on the UPN television series Veronica Mars (2004–06). Between 2006 and 2011, Seyfried starred on the HBO drama series Big Love and appeared in the musical feature film Mamma Mia! (2008).

Age 32


2002 – Glenn Quinn

Born: 28 May 1970

Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor in television and film, known for playing Mark Healy in the American sitcom Roseanne, and Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Died Aged 82

On This Day   .   Amanda Seyfried

Oct 202017

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1941 – Anneke Wills

Anneke Wills (born Anna Katarina Willys) is an English actress, best known for her role as the Doctor Who companion Polly in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Age 76

1971 – Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is an Australian singer, dancer, songwriter, model, fashion designer, and actress. Dannii rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Minogue achieved early success with hits such as “Love and Kisses”, “This is It”, “Jump to the Beat” and “Baby Love”, though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with “All I Wanna Do”, her first number one UK Club hit.

Age 46

1980 – Niall Matter

Niall Matter is a Canadian actor.

Following recovery from a serious accident sustained whilst working on Canadian oil rigs, Matter chose to pursue a full-time acting career. He received his first significant break in 2007, with a main role in teen drama The Best Years. Later in the same year, he joined the cast of Eureka as bad-boy genius Zane Donovan. In 2009 he had a small supporting role in Zack Snyder’s film Watchmen. He went on to star as Evan Cross in the short-lived 2012 series Primeval: New World. His career subsequently moved away from science fiction, seeing him star in several television movies, as well as joining Canadian series such as Remedy, Arctic Air and When Calls the Heart.

Age 37

1983 – Alona Tal

Alona Tal is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and Supernatural as Jo Harvelle.

Age 34

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