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Where Are They Now - Friday, June 22, 2018

Hello fans,


I watched a very good movie a week or two back called Deep Cover (1992). It stars Laurence 'Morpheus' Fishburne, Jeff 'The Grandmaster' Goldblum, and today's featured 'Where Are They Now' celebrity, Victoria Dillard.

You may not recognize Victoria Dillard by name, but I'm sure that you will remember her from her roles in such memorable movies and television series as Coming to America, Spin City, and Ali.

She's great in movies and on television, but I wish I could see her in a stage-play.

Now, enjoy today's issue and don't forget to 'Suggest a Celebrity' for a future issue of 'Where Are They Now?'. Click here to visit the site or Go to CelebrityNooz.com and suggest your celebs.

Take care,
Steve


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

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

Richard Fleischer: Director of many famous films, including "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "Dr. Doolittle", "Fantastic Voyage", "Soylent Green", and "Tora! Tora! Tora!"

Paul Gleason: Best known for playing Principal Vernon in the movie "The Breakfast Club", Clarence Beeks in the movie "Trading Places", and Deputy Chief Dwayne Robinson in the movie "Die Hard", he appeared in many other film and TV roles as well

John Schuck: Played Sgt. Enright on the TV series "McMillan and Wife"

(Answer at the bottom)




Victoria Dillard

Learn More About Victoria Dillard on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: September 20, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA

BIRTH NAME: Victoria Dillard

CLAIM TO FAME: Victoria Dillard is an actress, known for Coming to America (1988), Ali (2001) and Deep Cover (1992).

FAMILY LIFE: No info found.

INFO: She began performing at the age of five with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She worked with the company until she was eighteen, appearing in such productions Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera.

Then she went on tour in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Mickey Rooney.

TRIVIA: Her most notable television role was as Janelle Cooper in the ABC sitcom Spin City. She stayed on the show for three seasons before leaving in 2000.

Was the long-time girlfriend of actor Laurence Fishburne, which started in 1992 when the two met on the set of the film Deep Cover.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Dillard currently lives in New York City. She dances in her free time and writes screenplays and plays for the stage.

CREDITS:

2009 The Unusuals (TV Series)..Dora Nix
- Pilot

2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)...Sharon Adams
- Self-made

2004 Law & Order (TV Series)...Belinda Gardner
- C.O.D.

2001 Family Law (TV Series)...Marcia Henderson
- Angel's Flight

2001 Ali...Betty Shabazz

2001 Commitments (TV Movie)

2001 Tara (Video)...Ms. Cameo

1996-2000 Spin City (TV Series)...Janelle Cooper
(91 episodes)

1999 The Best Man...Anita

1997 The Ditchdigger's Daughters (TV Movie)...Tass

1996 Moesha (TV Series)...Beverly
- The List

1995 Statistically Speaking (Short)...Waitress

1995 Martin (TV Series)...Sharon
- Three Homies and a Baby (1995) ... Sharon

1995 Out-of-Sync...Monica Collins

1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)...Dr. Nadine Winslow
- With the Greatest of Ease
- Over the Rainbow

1994 The Glass Shield...Barbara Simms

1994 Killing Obsession...Jean Wilson

1994 Roc (TV Series)...Suzanne
- You Shouldn't Have to Lie

1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)...Regina Cole
- Silence Is Golden

1993 Tribeca (TV Series)...Olivia
- The Box

1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)...Agency Rep
- The Old Man

1992 Deep Cover...Betty

1991 Ricochet...Alice

1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)...Nicole Stanhope
- Last Tango in Vegas

1990 Internal Affairs...Kee

1988 Coming to America...Bather / Dancer

1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)...Ballerina
- Where No One Has Gone Before

To see Then & Now pictures of Victoria Dillard, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Richard Fleischer - DEAD
Born: 12/08/1916 Died: 03/25/2006

Paul Gleason - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 05/04/1939 Died: 05/27/2006

John Schuck - ALIVE
Born: 02/04/1940

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

6/21
Hassan El Glaoui, 93, Moroccan painter.
Johnny Hubbard, 87, South African footballer (Rangers, Bury, Ayr United).
Jamsheed Marker, 95, Pakistani diplomat, Ambassador to the United States (1986-1989).

6/20
David Bianco, American record producer, engineer and mixer (Tom Petty, Teenage Fanclub, Bob Dylan), stroke.
Dante Caputo, 74, Argentine diplomat and politician, President of the United Nations General Assembly (1988-1989), Minister of Foreign Relations (1983-1989).
Sophie Gradon, 32, British reality television participant (Love Island) and beauty pageant winner (Miss Great Britain, 2009).
Ernie Hunt, 75, English football player (Swindon Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City), Alzheimer's disease.
Sándor Kányádi, 89, Hungarian poet and translator.
Chuck Klingbeil, 52, American football player (Miami Dolphins).
Peter Thomson, 88, Australian Hall of Fame golfer, five-time British Open winner (1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965), Parkinson's disease.
Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, 94, Pakistani banker, writer and humorist.

6/19
Stanley Cavell, 91, American philosopher.
Ivan Drach, 81, Ukrainian poet, screenwriter and politician, member of Verkhovna Rada (1990-1994, 1998-2000, 2002-2006).
Efrén Echeverría, 86, Paraguayan musician, composer, and record collector.
Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, 83, Danish princess.
Amal Farid, 80, Egyptian actress, complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Sergio Gonella, 85, Italian Hall of Fame football referee (1978 FIFA World Cup Final).
Hubert Green, 71, American Hall of Fame golfer, U.S. Open (1977) and PGA (1985) champion, throat cancer.
Bill Kenville, 87, American basketball player (Syracuse Nationals, Detroit Pistons).
Koko, 46, American-bred Western lowland gorilla.
Paul John Marx, 83, French-born Papua Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Kerema (1988-2010).
Ángel Medardo Luzuriaga, 82, Ecuadorian Andean cumbia musician.
Bansi Quinteros, 41, Spanish keyboardist (GMS), blood cancer.
Nicholas Rudall, 78, British academic and theater director, colon and liver cancer.
Lowrell Simon, 75, American soul singer-songwriter.
Jack Stallings, 87, American baseball coach (Georgia Southern Eagles).
Nerella Venu Madhav, 85, Indian impressionist.
Frank Vickery, 67, Welsh playwright.
John Ward, 88, American sportscaster (Vol Network).

6/18
Walter Bahr, 91, American Hall of Fame soccer player (Philadelphia Nationals, national team), complications from a broken hip.
Big Van Vader, 63, American professional wrestler (NJPW, WWF, WCW) and football player (Los Angeles Rams), heart failure.
Billy Connors, 76, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs, New York Mets) and coach (New York Yankees).
Upendra Devkota, 61, Nepalese neurosurgeon, gallbladder cancer.
Paul Gratzik, 82, German writer.
Barry McDaniel, 87, American opera singer.
Kostas Politis, 76, Greek basketball coach (national team), EuroBasket champion (1987).
Claude Ramsey, 75, American politician, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1972-1978).
Felix Rappaport, American casino owner (Foxwoods Casino), heart disease.
Billy Sammeth, 66, American talent manager (Dolly Parton, Cher, Joan Rivers), pancreatic cancer.
Nathan Shaham, 93, Israeli writer.
Marta Terry González, 87, Cuban librarian.
Richard Valeriani, 85, American correspondent (NBC News).
Jimmy Wopo, 21, American rapper, shot.
XXXTentacion, 20, American rapper ("Look at Me", "Jocelyn Flores", "Sad!"), shot.

6/17
John Blayney, 93, Irish judge and rugby union player.
Elizabeth Brackett, 76, American television journalist (Chicago Tonight, PBS NewsHour), neck injury from bicycle fall.
Derek Ingram, 93, English journalist.
Igor Muradyan, 61, Armenian political activist.
O. Timothy O'Meara, 90, American mathematician.
Rebecca Parris, 66, American jazz singer.
Ouk Phalla, 39, Cambodian dancer and member of royal family, traffic collision.
Dutch Rennert, 88, American baseball umpire.
David Selberg, 23, Swedish ice hockey player (Luleå, Piteå), suicide.
Andrei Ivanovich Stepanov, 88, Soviet-born Russian diplomat and author.
Zhao Nanqi, 91, Korean-born Chinese general and politician, Director of the People's Liberation Army General Logistics Department.

6/16
María José Alcón, 57, Spanish jurist and politician, Valencia city councilor (1995-2009), balcony fall.
Martin Bregman, 92, American film producer (Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, Carlito's Way), cerebral hemorrhage.
Antonio Giuliano, 88, Italian classical archaeologist and historian.
Richard Alan Greenberg, 71, American graphic designer and visual effects artist (Predator, Superman, Alien), appendicitis.
Russell MacNeil, 87, Canadian politician.
Romeo Maganto, 70, Filipino police general, chief superintendent of the National Police.
Syd Nomis, 76, South African rugby union player (Transvaal, national team), heart attack.
Álvaro Rodríguez Ros, 82, Spanish football player (Real Oviedo, Atlético Madrid), and manager (Shelbourne).
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, 87, Russian conductor.
Remo Segnana, 92, Italian politician, Senator (1968-1983).
Euan Howard, 4th Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, 94, British politician, member of House of Lords (1959-1999).
Gabriela Vránová (cs), 78, Czech actress.
Ken Wood, 88, Australian swimming coach.

6/15
Manuel José Bonnet, 81, Colombian military official, academic (Del Rosario University) and politician, Commandant of the National Army (1996-1997) and Governor of Magdalena, cancer.
Joe DeNardo, 87, American meteorologist (WTAE).
Leslie Grantham, 71, English actor (EastEnders, Fort Boyard, The Paradise Club) and convicted murderer.
Enoch zu Guttenberg, 71, German conductor.
Frank Harden, 95, American radio announcer.
Nick Knox, 60, American drummer (The Cramps, Electric Eels).
Joseph Li Mingshu, 93, Chinese clandestine Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Qingdao (since 2000).
Buddy MacEachern, 77, Canadian politician, Alzheimer's disease.
Hélène Mouriquand (fr), 99, French painter.
Matt Murphy, 88, American guitarist (The Blues Brothers).
Darío Villalba, 79, Spanish painter, photographer and Olympic figure skater (1956).
Dieter Wellershoff (de), 92, German writer.
Macdara Woods, 76, Irish poet.

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