Remembering Winston Churchill, born November 30, 1874 and passed away January 24, 1965.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Best known for his wartime leadership as Prime Minister, Churchill was also a Sandhurst-educated soldier, a Nobel Prize-winning writer and historian, a prolific painter, and one of the longest-serving politicians in British history. Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a total of five constituencies.
Remembering Jack Sheldon, born November 30, 1931 and passed away December 27, 2019.
He was a trumpet player and was the music director on The Merv Griffin Show, as well as the voice heard on several episodes of the educational music television series Schoolhouse Rock!
He played a holodeck piano player in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “11001001”.
Sheldon parodied his own performance in “I’m Just a Bill” in an episode of The Simpsons called “The Day the Violence Died”, where he is an “amendment to be”. He reprised his roles as the Bill and the Conductor from “Conjunction Junction” in two episodes of Family Guy.
Happy birthday June Chadwick, born November 30, 1951.
June Chadwick is an English film and television actress. Her best-known television roles are as Lydia in the science fiction TV series V: The Series, and as Lt. Joanna Parisi on the third season of the series Riptide.
Her best-known film credit is as Jeanine Pettibone in This Is Spinal Tap (1984).
Other film work includes parts in The Golden Lady (1979), Forbidden World (1982), Sparkling Cyanide (1983), Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986), The Evil Below (1989) and Facing the Enemy (2001).
Chadwick made TV guest appearances on Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, and Matlock, and played Dr. Alice Davis on the short-lived television series, Going to Extremes.
She also provided the voice of Dr. Sheila Thatcher in the video game Star Trek: Away Team.
Happy birthday Kaley Cuoco, born November 30, 1985.
Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress, known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005), Billie Jenkins on the final season of the supernatural drama series Charmed (2005–2006) and Penny on the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory for which she won a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2013 and a People’s Choice Award in 2014.
Cuoco has also appeared in films such as To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014).
In October 2014, Cuoco was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Happy birthday Ridley Scott, born November 30, 1937.
Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), his better-known works are the science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), crime drama Thelma & Louise (1991), historical drama and Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000), war film Black Hawk Down (2001), crime thriller Hannibal (2001), biographical film American Gangster (2007), and science fiction films Prometheus (2012) and The Martian (2015).
Remembering Yvonne Suhor, born November 29, 1961 and passed away September 27, 2018.
Over the years, Suhor has appeared in a number of movies and TV series, most notably as Cicely in an Emmy Award-winning episode of Northern Exposure and as series regular Louise McCloud for three seasons on The Young Riders.
She has also guest-starred on Brooklyn Bridge, Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: Voyager, Renegade, and Sheena.
Suhor died on September 27, 2018, after a ten-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Remembering Nathan Jung, born November 29, 1946 and passed away April 24, 2021.
Jung played the character of Genghis Khan on Star Trek episode, “The Savage Curtain” (1969), an axe-wielding villain named “The Dark Rider” who fought David Carradine in the TV series Kung Fu on the episode “Arrogant Dragon” (1974), and appeared opposite Bruce Lee as a Tong Enforcer in Lee’s only pure acting (and non-martial arts) role on the TV show Here Come the Brides, in the episode “Marriage, Chinese Style” (1969).
Jung also played Saburyo, Helen Funai’s cousin on an episode of Sanford and Son entitled “Home Sweet Home” (1974).
Jung has been on a number of other TV shows including General Hospital (as Won Chu), Starsky and Hutch (as “Itchy” in the episode “Nightlight” (1976)), M*A*S*H (as the Korean Man), The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (as Kahuna), Manimal (as Tang), Magnum P.I. (as Yaikra), The A-Team (as Chi), Falcon Crest (as Chao-Li’s cousin), The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Cho-Lin), Hunter (as the henchman “Mongol” that goes toe-to-toe against Fred Dryer), Riptide (as Kona, Al Leong’s colleague), Joe Forrester, and The New Mike Hammer.
Jung has also appeared in the TV shows Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (in two episodes – “Chi of Steel” (1995) and “Illusions of Grandeur” (1994) – as “Jzuk-Mao”), Martial Law (as the villain Wen in the Martial Law pilot episode, “Shanghai Express” (1998)), as well as Highway to Heaven (as Yoji), Burke’s Law, Dear John and Tour of Duty.
Jung has acted in the films Surf Ninjas (as Leslie Nielsen’s henchman, Manchu), as the henchman Bulkus in John Landis’s first film, Kentucky Fried Movie (in the Enter the Dragon spoof segment entitled A Fistful of Yen), as The Wing Kong Hatchet Man in Big Trouble in Little China, as the Bonsai Club Manager in Showdown in Little Tokyo, and also appeared in films such as Sam Raimi’s Darkman (as the Chinese Warrior), The Shadow (as the Tibetan Kidnapper), American Yakuza (as The Big Yakuza), Beverly Hills Ninja (as the Fisherman), Corvette Summer (as the bouncer that roughs up Mark Hamill’s character) and more.