Tuesday, May 19, 2015
19 May 2015
Elinor Tomlinson b. 1992 (Deadly Code, Jack the Giant Slayer, The Lost Future, Alice in Wonderland , The Sarah Jane Adventures)
Lily Cole b. 1988 (The Zero Theorem, Snow White and the Huntsman, Doctor Who)
Catherine Haena Kim b. 1984 (Voodoo Possession)
Erika Jordan a.k.a. Yasmin Yeganeh b. 1982 (Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Avalance Sharks, Piranhaconda )
Drew Fuller b. 1980 (Charmed, Vampire Clan)
Terence Yin b. 1975 (Zombie Fight Club, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life)
Claudia Karvan b. 1972 (Daybreakers, Aquamarine, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Farscape, The Lost World [TV], Strange Planet)
Amanda De Cadenet b. 1972 (The Hunger [TV])
Geraldine Somerville b. 1967 (Automata, Harry Potter)
Polly Walker b. 1966 (John Carter, Warehouse 13, Caprica, Clash of the Titans )
Sean Whalen b. 1964 (Constantine, All Superheroes Must Die, Lost, Wizards of Waverly Place, Halloween II , Star Trek: Enterprise, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Men in Black, Lois & Clark, Waterworld, Tammy and the T-Rex, Batman Returns)
Gregory Poirier b. 1961 (writer, National Treasure: Book of Secrets)
Dave Florek b. 1953 (Priest, Ghostbusters II)
Robert Harper b. 1951 (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Creepshow)
Bruce Jarchow b. 1948 (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Weird Science [TV], Meego, Outbreak, The Puppet Masters, Time Trax, Ghost, Scrooged, Big, Somewhere in Time)
Grace Jones b. 1946 (Wolf Girl, BeastMaster [TV], Cyber Bandits, Vamp, Conan the Destroyer)
Andre the Giant b. 1946 died 27 January 1993 (The Princess Bride, Conan the Destroyer, The Greatest American Hero, The Six Million Dollar Man)
Peter Mayhew b. 1944 (Star Wars, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Dark Towers)
Nora Ephron b. 1941 died 26 June 2012 (writer/director, Bewitched )
James Fox b. 1939 (Utopia , Merlin, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Doctor Who: Shada, Gulliver’s Travels , The Road to 1984)
Pat Roach b. 1937 died 17 July 2004 (Starhunter, Kull the Conqueror, Space Precinct, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Willow, Red Sonja, Conan the Destroyer, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Clash of the Titans, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Unidentified Flying Oddball)
David Hartman b. 1935 (The Island at the Top of the World)
James Greene b. 1931 (Doctor Who, Merlin, Dracula [2006 TV], Dinotopia, From Hell, 1990)
Bruce Bilson b. 1928 (director, The Flash , They Came from Outer Space, The Twilight Zone , The Powers of Matthew Star, Quark, Wonder Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Bewitched)
David McLean b. 1922 died 12 October 1995 (Deathsport, Kingdom of the Spiders, The Andromeda Strain, I Dream of Jeannie, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Renee Asherson b. 1915 died 30 October 2014 (The Others, Theatre of Blood, The Day the Earth Caught Fire)
Bruce Bennett b. 1906 died 25 February 2007 (The Clones, The Alligator People, The Cosmic Man)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. This may have something to do with me being a geezer, but I consider three people born in the 1940s as the actors with iconic roles and I have already used two of them. They are Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Andre the Giant as Fezzik and this year's Picture Slotter, Grace Jones as Zula. Stories from the set say she didn't really understand the idea of pulling punches and seriously messed up some of the stuntmen.
2. Not really nepotism. James Fox is the brother of Edward Fox. Dave Florek is the brother of Dann Florek. Neither of these situations is comparable to Sly Stallone/Frank Stallone or Ron Howard/Clint Howard.
3. Centenarians famous for something else. Herman Brix was a silver medalist in shot put at the 1928 Olympics. He became an actor under contract with Warner Bros. and changed his name to Bruce Bennett. He was in several of Humphrey Bogart's movies, including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and played Tarzan in the serials before Johnny Weissmuller took over the role and became a star. He also lived to be 100. Good on ya, Mr. Bennett.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Star Wars: Episode I – The One We Don’t Like Much released, 1999
Shrek 2 released 2004
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith released, 2005
Predictions, results and new predictions:
Second round predictions (actual results in parentheses)
Hawks in 7 (Hawks in 6)
Cavaliers in 7 (Cavaliers in 6)
Warriors in 5 (Warriors in 6)
Clippers in 6 (Rockets in 7)
The points scored here, 27 of a possible 40, brings the overall grade to 85 of a possible 120 or 70.8%. If this were a math class, that would be just barely passing, but in predicting supposedly 50-50 events, 70% is actually pretty good. The predictions for the next two series are the Cavaliers in six and the Warriors in five.
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