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Where Are They Now - Friday, January 19, 2018

Hello fans,

I saw the Jurassic World 2 trailer... and it looks like garbage. So, to cleanse my Jurassic Park pallet I watched the original. It really holds up.

Then, as I watched, I began to wonder...whatever happened to Ariana Richards that played Lex in the movie. Now, here we are.

Take care,

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Lloyd Nolan: He appeared in "Ice Station Zebra", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "The Lady in the Lake", "Earthquake" (in Sensurround) and a lot of other movies, he played Dr. Chegley on the TV series "Julia"

Bob Rafelson: Director, "Five Easy Pieces", "The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Black Widow", co-creator of the the Monkees

Dorothy Lamour: She appeared in many of the "Road to..." movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

(Answer at the bottom)


Ariana Richards

Learn More About Ariana Richards on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH NAME: Ariana Clarice Richards

BIRTH DATE: September 11, 1979, Healdsburg, California

CLAIM TO FAME: She is best known for playing Lex Murphy in the film Jurassic Park.

FAMILY LIFE: Richards is married to Mark Aaron Bolton; and they have one child together.

INFO: Richards first acting role was in a made-for-cable movie called Into the Homeland (1987). She became well-known for her role as Lex Murhpy in Jurassic Park and the sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and for portraying Mindy Sterngood in the first Tremors film. She reprised this role in the second sequel Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, which went straight to video.

She later went on to appear in some other films and television series, including episodes of The Golden Girls, Empty Nest and Boy Meets World.

TRIVIA: Her sister, Bethany, is also an actress.

Is of Irish and Italian descent.

Owns a horse named Kindred Spirit.

Is a descendant of Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli and Irish boxer John L. Sullivan.

Graduated from Skidmore College, earning a degree in Fine Art and Drama.

She also studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Western Oregon University.

Appeared in the 1998 music video "Brick" by Ben Folds Five, portraying a high school student having an abortion.

Released a musical album called First Love in 1993.

She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Oil Painters of America and is a Mentor Member of the California Art Club.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Richards has been out of the acting game since 2013, but since then has taken a big interesting in painting. Richards currently works as an artist. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums and solo shows, and has been featured in the magazines Art of the West, Southwest Art, and American Artist; and her artistic works have garnered her several awards.

Richards and her family currently reside in Salem, Oregon.

Official Website:


2013 Battledogs (TV Movie)...Donna Voorhees

2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (video)...Mindy Sterngood

1998 Race Against Fear (TV movie)...Mickey Carlyle

1997 The Princess Stallion (TV movie)...Sarah Stewart

1997 Total Security (TV series)...Karen Dieboldt
Who's Poppa?

1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park...Lex Murphy

1996 Boy Meets World (TV series)...Claire Ferguson
Dangerous Secret

1996 Born Free: A New Adventure (TV movie)...Valerie 'Val' Porter

1995 Angus...Melissa Lefevre

1995 Capitol Critters (TV series)...President's Granddaughter
If Lovin' You Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Rat

1993 Jurassic Park...Lex Murphy

1992 Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (TV movie)...Nancy

1992 Timescape...Hillary Wilson

1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV movie)...Kelly Gallagher

1991 Switched at Birth (TV movie)...Kimberly Mays, Age 9-11

1990 Spaced Invaders...Kathy

1990 The Incident (TV movie) ...Nancy

1990 Island Son (TV series)...Tess Delaney

1990 Tremors...Mindy Sterngood

1989 Prancer...Carol Wetherby

1989 Empty Nest (TV series)...Phoebe Swenson
Harry Snubs Laverne

1989 Face of the Enemy...Voice Over

1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka...Little Girl

1988 My Sister Sam (TV series)...Morgan
Life, Death and Admiral Andy

1987 Into the Homeland (TV movie)...Ember Swallow (age 5 & 7)

1987 The Golden Girls (TV series)...Lisa
And Then There Was One

To see Then & Now pictures of Ariana Richards, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Lloyd Nolan - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 08/11/1902 Died: 09/27/1985

Bob Rafelson - ALIVE
Born: 02/21/1933

Dorothy Lamour - DEAD (Cardiac arrest)
Born: 12/10/1914 Died: 09/22/1996



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Claude Prouvoyeur (fr), 91, French politician.

Shammi Akhtar, 60, Bangladeshi playback singer, breast cancer.
Rubén Oswaldo Díaz, 72, Argentine footballer (Racing Club, Atlético Madrid).
Ed Doolan, 76, Australian-born British radio presenter, complications of vascular dementia.
Rodney Fern, 69, English football player (Leicester City, Chesterfield), dementia.
Eugeniusz Jureczko, 78, Polish Catholic prelate, Bishop of Yokadouma.
Anatoly Glushenkov (ru), 75, Russian politician, Governor of Smolensk Oblast.
Tyler Hilinski, 21, American football player (Washington State), suicide by gunshot.
Madalena Iglésias, 78, Portuguese actress and singer.
Oliver Ivanovic, 64, Kosovar politician, shot.
Wilhelm Melliger, 64, Swiss equestrian, Olympic silver medalist (1996, 2000), stroke.
Pål Spilling, 83, Norwegian computer scientist.
Jo Jo White, 71, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Kings), Olympic champion (1968), pneumonia.

Mariana Alamancheva (bg), 76, Bulgarian actress.
Viktor Anpilov, 72, Russian politician and trade unionist.
Anshel Brusilow, 89, American violinist and conductor.
Boguslaw Cygan, 53, Polish footballer (Górnik Zabrze, Stal Mielec, Lausanne Sports).
Khadija Abdullahi Daleys, 81, Somali singer.
Joe Frank, 79, French-born American radio personality (KPFA, KCRW, All Things Considered) and humorist.
Buddhadev Das Gupta, 84, Indian sarod player, cardiac arrest.
Edwin Hawkins, 74, American gospel musician ("Oh Happy Day", "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)"), multiple Grammy winner, pancreatic cancer.
Raghunath Jha, 78, Indian politician.
Mathilde Krim, 91, Italian-born American HIV/AIDS researcher.
Karl-Heinz Kunde, 80, German racing cyclist.
Samson Kutateladze, 53, Georgian politician and military officer, shot.
Pitoy Moreno, 91, Filipino fashion designer.
Avav Mukherjee, 88, Indian actress.
Rosalia Nghidinwa, 65, Namibian politician.
Olive Nicol, Baroness Nicol, 94, British politician and life peer, Member of the House of Lords (since 1983).
Dolores O'Riordan, 46, Irish singer and musician (The Cranberries, D.A.R.K.).
Óscar Pérez, 36, Venezuelan actor, policeman and CICPC investigator, shot.
Gnani Sankaran, 64, Indian journalist and writer.
Mike Shanahan, 78, American professional sports team owner (St. Louis Blues).
Bruce Smillie, 88, Canadian newspaper editor (The Vancouver Sun), complications from leukemia.
John Spellman, 91, American politician, Governor of Washington (1981-1985), pneumonia.
Nand Kishore Trikha, 82, Indian journalist, blood cancer.

Harald Brand (de), 76, German journalist.
Pablo García Baena, 96, Spanish poet.
Dan Gurney, 86, American Hall of Fame racing driver (All American Racers), race car constructor (Eagle Mk1), and team owner (Eagle), pneumonia.
Cecil Hoekstra, 82, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens).
Max Labovitch, 93, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Rangers).
Paul Lustig Dunkel, 74, American flutist and conductor.
Erling Mandelmann, 82, Danish photographer.
Spanky Manikan, 75, Filipino actor, lung cancer.
Cyrille Regis, 59, English footballer (West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City, Aston Villa), cardiac arrest.
Jean Salem (fr), 65, French philosopher.
Milton Shadur, 93, American federal judge.
Marlene VerPlanck, 84, American jazz singer.
Hugh Wilson, 74, American screenwriter and director (WKRP in Cincinnati, Police Academy, The First Wives Club).

Otoniel Gonzaga, 75, Filipino opera singer.
Doug Harvey, 87, American Hall of Fame baseball umpire.
Mohammed Hazzaz, 72, Moroccan footballer (MAS Fez).
Sarah Janecek, 57, American political commentator, septic infection.
Jeon Ki-sang (ko), 59, South Korean television director (To the Beautiful You, Boys Over Flowers, Witch Yoo Hee), traffic collision.
Emmett Johns, 89, Canadian clergyman.
Rick Jolly, 71, British Royal Navy surgeon.
C. S. Keys, 54, American sportscaster and radio personality (XEPRS-AM).
Tzimis Panousis, 63, Greek musician, comedian and actor, heart attack.
Jean Porter, 95, American actress (Abbott and Costello in Hollywood, Betty Co-Ed, Cry Danger).
Diego Rísquez (es), 68, Venezuelan filmmaker.
Julio Rocha López, 67, Nicaraguan football administrator, President of the Nicaraguan Football Federation (1987-2012) and UNCAF (2003-2017).
Aristeidis Roubanis, 85, Greek basketball player.
Emily Anne Staples, 88, American politician, member of the Minnesota Senate (1977-1981).
Eliyahu Winograd, 91, Israeli judge.

Rudy Árias, 86, Cuban baseball player (Chicago White Sox).
Joxean Artze (es), 78, Spanish poet.
Lisa Chedekel, 57, American journalist, cancer.
Françoise Dorin (fr), 89, French writer, song lyricist and actress.
Bella Emberg, 80, British actress (The Russ Abbot Show, The Benny Hill Show, Bear Behaving Badly).
Keith Jackson, 89, American sportscaster (ABC Sports, Wide World of Sports).
Jean-Louis Koszul, 97, French mathematician.
Frankie Muse Freeman, 101, American civil rights attorney.
Doodhnath Singh, 81, Indian writer, prostate cancer.
John V. Tunney, 83, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 38th district (1965-1971) and U.S. Senator (1971-1977), prostate cancer.
Harry Uzoka, 25, British model, stabbed.

Doug Barnard Jr., 95, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 10th district (1977-1993).
Kevin Dahlgren, 25, American convicted murderer (Harok family murder), suicide by hanging.
Donald D. Evans, 90, Canadian philosopher.
Stephane Gauger, 48, Vietnamese-born American film director and screenwriter (Owl and the Sparrow, Powder Blue), stroke.
Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., 88, American lawyer.
Ednyfed Hudson Davies, 88, Welsh politician, MP for Conway (1966-1970) and Caerphilly (1979-1983).
Sumiko Iwao (ja), 83, Japanese psychologist, editor-in-chief of Japan Echo (1997-2007).
Edgar Ray Killen, 92, American Ku Klux Klan leader and convicted murderer.
Noemi Lapzeson, 77, Argentinian dancer and choreographer.
Takis Loukanidis, 80, Greek footballer (Doxa Drama, Panathinaikos, national team).
Pierre Pincemaille, 61, French organist.
Jan Valentin Sæther, 73, Norwegian painter and priest.
Giuseppe Secchi, 86, Italian footballer (Triestina, Udinese Calcio, A.C. Fanfulla 1874).
Robert Sutton, 82, American actor (Lost Command, Sudden Impact, Almost an Angel).
Celestine Ujang Jilan, 70, Malaysian politician.
Magomed Yusupov (ru), 82, Russian Dagestani politician, People's Deputy of the Soviet Union (1989-1991).