Sunday, August 16, 2015
16 August 2015
Cameron Monaghan b. 1993 (Amityville, Gotham, Vampire Academy, Fringe, Click, Threshold)
Evanna Lynch b. 1991 (Sinbad, Harry Potter)
Kevin G. Schmidt b. 1988 (The Butterfly Effect, Taken)
Arden Cho b. 1985 (Teen Wolf, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid)
Agnes Brucker b. 1985 (The Returned, Once Upon a Time, Venom)
Todd Haberkorn b. 1982 (Star Trek Continues, Warehouse 13)
Cam Gigandet b. 1982 (Priest, Pandorum, The Unborn, Twilight)
George Stults b. 1975 (Hydra, Night Skies)
Donovan Leitch Jr. b. 1967 (The Blob)
Andy Milder b. 1965 (Transformers, Star Trek: Voyager, Good vs Evil, Armageddon, From the Earth to the Moon, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Apollo 13)
William Salyers b. 1964 (Bedazzled)
Christine Cavanaugh b. 1963 died 22 December 2014 (Dexter’s Laboratory, The X-Files, Babe)
Steve Carell b. 1962 (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Bewitched )
Elpidia Carillo b. 1961 (Solaris, Predator 1 and 2)
Timothy Hutton b. 1960 (The Last Mimzy, Iceman)
Angela Bassett b. 1958 (American Horror Story, Green Lantern, Supernova, Contact, Strange Days, Vampire in Brooklyn, Innocent Blood, Critters 4, The Flash, Alien Nation [TV])
Laura Innes b. 1957 (Warehouse 13, Awake, The Event, Deep Impact, The Fury)
Jeff Perry b. 1955 (Fringe, Invasion, Lost, American Gothic, The Flash)
Josh Clark b. 1955 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Heroes, Star Trek: Voyager, The Invisible Man, Babylon 5, Millennium, Big, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
James Cameron b. 1954 (director, Avatar, Dark Angel, Terminator 2:Judgment Day, The Abyss, Aliens, The Terminator, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning)
Reginald VelJohnson b. 1952 (Ghostbusters, Wolfen)
Marshall Manesh b. (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, The X Files, Kazaam)
Lesley Ann Warren b. 1946 (Wolf Girl, Faerie Tale Theatre, It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman!)
Bob Balaban b. 1945 (Lady in the Water, Amazing Stories, 2010, Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Sharon Baird b. 1943 (Ratboy, Land of the Lost, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Pufnstuf)
Maurice Hurley b. 1939 died 25 February 2015 (writer, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Firebird 2015 AD)
Carole Shelley b. 1939 (Bewitched , Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland )
Anita Gillette b. 1936 (Pinocchio [1968 TV])
Donnie Dunagan b. 1934 (Son of Frankenstein)
Sir John Standing b. 1934 (Game of Thrones, V for Vendetta, Lexx, Gulliver’s Travels, Eerie, Indiana, Space: 1999)
Julie Newmar b. 1933 (Oblivion 1 and 2, Deep Space, The Powers of Matthew Star, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Jason of Star Command, The Bionic Woman, Monster Squad, Bewitched, Star Trek, Batman, My Living Doll, Twilight Zone)
Robert Culp b. 1930 died 24 March 2010 (Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Conan [TV], Lois & Clark, The Greatest American Hero, The Outer Limits, Now is Tomorrow)
Ann Blyth b. 1928 (Twilight Zone, Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid)
Lois Nettleton b. 1927 died 18 January 2008 (Babylon 5, The Flash, The Munsters Today, The Bamboo Saucer, Twilight Zone, Captain Video)
Fess Parker b. 1924 died 18 March 2010 (Them!)
Mae Clarke b. 1910 died 29 April 1992 (Batman, Frankenstein)
Glenn Strange b. 1899 died 20 September 1973 (Space Patrol, Master Minds, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, House of Dracula, House of Frankenstein, The Monster Maker, The Mummy’s Tomb, The Mad Monster, Flash Gordon)
Hugo Gernsback b. 1884 died 19 August 1967 (editor, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, I went a little old school with the fabulous Julie Newmar and really old school with Hugo Gernsback. Using the no repeats rule, there were three people I considered: Glenn Strange, the little known actor who took over the role of Frankenstein's monster when Boris Karloff wearied of it, the director James Cameron and the winner, Evanna Lynch, best known as Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series
2. Spot the Canadian! James Cameron is Canadian. I've always thought of Canadians as relatively nice and modest people. Maybe they keep that reputation by exporting (or is it deporting?) braggarts like Cameron.
3. Nepotism FTW. Timothy Hutton is the son of actor Jim Hutton. The son's career has eclipse the father's, but I expect it helped early on. Donovan Leitch Jr. is the son of Donovan Leitch Sr. While I'm not sure how much a musician counts as a nepotistic advantage in a career on film, it should be noted his sister Ione Skye also has a career.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
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