Lamont Johnson

New York Times obituary from 2010: Lamont Johnson, an Emmy-winning television director known for bringing an understated touch to delicate subjects, died on Sunday at his home in Monterey, Calif. He was 88. The cause was heart failure, his son, Chris, said. Mr. Johnson, the director of more than 150 television shows, miniseries and movies of […]

Maura O’Connell

MEikipedia – Maura O’Connell (born 16 September 1958) is an Irish singer and actress. She is known for her contemporary interpretations of Irish folk songs, strongly influenced by American country music. O’Connell was born in Ennis, the main town in County Clare, in the west of Ireland. Born into a musical family, O’Connell was the third of four sisters. Her […]

Glynn Grain

Glyn Grain appeared on Coronation Street between November 1996 and March 1997 as crooked businessman Fraser Henderson. With an acting CV dating back to the late 1960s, his other credits include roles in The Jazz Age, Crown Court, Travelling Man, Rockcliffe’s Folly, Spender, Cracker, The Chief, Wycliffe, Peak Practice, Heartbeat, Burnside, Casualty, The Bill, Spooks, Ultimate Force and Holby City. On stage he appeared in a 2007 production of Not […]

James Garner

James Garner obituary in “The Guardian” in 2014 Through many films and two influential television series, Maverick and The Rockford Files, James Garner, who has died aged 86, developed a persona with a subtly different appeal. It began as original and accrued familiarity over the course of four decades: a coward who was the soul […]

Ed Fury

Fury (born Rupert Edmund Holovchik; June 6, 1928) is an American bodybuilder, actor, and model. He is best known for starring in a number of “sword-and-sandal” films in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Long Island, New York, Fury moved to Los Angeles, California in the late 1940s and competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions, such as “Mr. Muscle Beach” in […]

Gareth Forwood

Actor. Born Gareth L. J. Forwood in Marylebone, London, the only child of actors Glynis Johns and Anthony Forwood. He made his film debut at Lt. Pacekering in ‘The Bofors Gun’ in 1968, he then appeared in a small role in the ‘Battle of Britain’ the following year. He made a niche for himself on […]

Geoffrey Burridge

Geoffrey Burridge (4 December 1948 – 30 September 1987) was an English actor noted for his performances in theatre and television. On television, he appeared as Mark Proctor in early episodes of Emmerdale Farm and is also remembered for his guest appearance in Blake’s 7 (as Dorian in the episode “Rescue”). He also appeared as the undead murdered man with his fiancée in the sex cinema […]

Jean Arthur

This marvelous screen comedienne’s best asset was only muffled during her seven years’ stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Greene in upstate New York, 20 miles south of the […]

Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Barbara Leigh-Hunt was born in Bath, Somerset in 1935.   An expericned stage actress, she starred in Alfred Hitchcok’s “Frenzy” in 1972. IMDB entry: Barbara trained for the theatre at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school then joined the Old Vic Company in London. After working in provincial repertory theatres she returned to the Bristol […]