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February 22, 2019

Hello fans,

"Go Go Power Rangers!" That's right, today's featured celebrity is none other than the Pink Ranger herself - Amy Jo Johnson!

I was a bit too old for the whole "Power Rangers" phenomenon, but I do remember seeing it a time or two, and rather enjoying it. Beyond "Rangering", Johnson has had quite a career that juggles acting, directing, and even headlining her own band. I had no idea! Let's see what Amy Jo Johnson has been up to these days.

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

New Sale 2019See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Ethel Waters: Singer and actress, despite segregation she became a great success in the 1920s and 1930s on Broadway, she sang "Stormy Weather" and "Supper Time" among other songs

Robert Young: Starred in the TV series "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D."

Brock Peters: He played falsely accused Tom Robinson in the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird", he also appeared in "Carmen Jones", "Porgy & Bess", "Star Trek IV" and "Star Trek VI" (as Admiral Cartwright) and other films

(Answer at the bottom)

Amy Jo Johnson



Learn More About Amy Jo Johnson, See Pictures, and Find Out What She's Been Doing Lately on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: October 6, 1970 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

BIRTH NAME: Amy Jo Johnson

NICKNAME: A.J.

CLAIM TO FAME: Amy Jo Johnson is an American-Canadian actress, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, and director best known for her role as Kimberly Hart, aka The Pink Ranger, on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She also star on popular television series Felicity, The Division, and Flashpoint.

FAMILY LIFE: Johnson is married to Olivier Giner. The two live in Toronto, Canada and have one child together.

INFO: As a child, she studied gymnastics.

Attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

She became a Canadian citizen on June 23, 2015, making her a dual-citizen of the United States and Canada.

TRIVIA: Plays the guitar and piano.

Departured from Felicity in 2000 was that she needed to grieve for her mother. Her mother had died two years previously and she felt that being on such a prominent show hadn't given her the time or space to do so.

Bears such as strong resemblance to fellow actress Jennifer Garner, fans often confuse the two, and whenever this happens, Johnson takes it in stride and sometimes signs autographs as Garner if asked for one.

Johnson received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role at the 24th Annual Gemini Awards in 2009.

She also received two nominations as Best Actress for her role in Flashpoint at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

Johnson has directed and produced two acclaimed short films: Bent (2013) and Lines (2014). She then went on to direct the feature film The Space Between. In 2018, she began working on her next film, Tammy's Always Dying.

Johnson is also a singer-songwriter and has released three albums: The Trans-American Treatment (2001), Imperfect (2005), and Never Broken (2013). And she has performed in the Los Angeles area with The Amy Jo Johnson Band.

Has the distinction of being one of only two (including Jason David Frank) original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast members to appear in all three of the franchise's theatrically released films, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997), and Saban's Power Rangers (2017).

WHERE IS SHE NOW: In 2019, Johnson is working on a TV Mini-Series titled The Has Been, according to imdb, is about an aging bankrupt "A-list" actress who desperately turns to the Comic Con world to pay off her looming debts. And Johnson's next directorial effort Tammy's Always Dying is currently in post-production.

CREDITS:

2018 Between Waves...Sheri

2017 Space & Time...Ahkila

2017/I The Space Between...Amelia

2017 Power Rangers...Cameo Role #2

2014 The Blunder (Short)...Amelia (voice)

2014/II Lines (Short)...Amelia

2014 Covert Affairs (TV Series)...Hayley Price
- Sensitive Euro Man (2014) ... Hayley Price
- Grounded (2014) ... Hayley Price
- Brink of the Clouds (2014) ... Hayley Price
- Embassy Row (2014) ... Hayley Price
- Elevate Me Later (2014) ... Hayley Price
- Silence Kit (2014) ... Hayley Price
- Unseen Power of the Picket Fence (2014) ... Hayley Price
- False Skorpion (2014) ... Hayley Price

2013 Coming Home for Christmas (TV Movie)...Wendy

2013 Cracked (TV Series)...Sydney Reid
- Night Terrors (2013) ... Sydney Reid

2013 Bent (Short)...Amelia

2008-2012 Flashpoint (TV Series)...Julianna 'Jules' Callaghan
All 75 episodes

2012 Tiger Eyes...Gwen Wexler

2011 Summer Song...Jenni

2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth...Marty

2005-2007 Wildfire (TV Series)...Tina Sharp
- Love vs. Work (2007) ... Tina Sharp
- Best Laid Plans (2006) ... Tina Sharp
- Try It Without the Porsche (2006) ... Tina Sharp
- Loyalty (2005) ... Tina Sharp
- Impressions (2005) ... Tina Sharp
- Tina Sharp (2005) ... Tina Sharp
- Identity (2005) ... Tina Sharp

2006 Fatal Trust (TV Movie)...Kate

2006 What About Brian (TV Series)...Car Girl / Karen - Car Girl
- What About Angelo's Ashes... (2006) ... Car Girl
- What About the Fish (2006) ... Car Girl
- Pilot (2006) ... Karen - Car Girl

2006 Islander...Cheryl

2006 Magma: Volcanic Disaster (TV Movie)...Brianna Chapman

2005 Adjusting Arbie (Short)...Fairy

2004 The Division (TV Series)...Stacy Reynolds
22 episodes

2003 Hard Ground (TV Movie)...Elizabeth Kennedy

2002 Infested...Jesse

1998-2002 Felicity (TV Series)...Julie Emrick
50 episodes

2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road...Laura

2002 Spin City (TV Series)...Stephanie
- Sex, Lies and Video Date (2002) ... Stephanie

2001 ER (TV Series)...Jill
- Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain (2001) ... Jill

2001 Liars Club...Karen

2001 Night Visions (TV Series)...Sara (segment "Rest Stop")
- Rest Stop/After Life (2001) ... Sara (segment "Rest Stop")

2001 Pursuit of Happiness...Tracy

1999 Cold Hearts...Alicia

1999 Sweetwater (TV Movie)...Nansi Nevins

1993-1999 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (TV Series)...Kimberly Hart / The Pink Ranger
138 episodes

1998 Without Limits...Iowa's Finest

1997 Perfect Body (TV Movie)...Andie Bradley

1997 Killing Mr. Griffin (TV Movie)...Susan McConnell

1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie...Kimberly Hart

1996 Susie Q (TV Movie)...Susie Q / Maggie

1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)...Linda
- Backstage Pass (1996) ... Linda

1996 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Live (Video)...Kimberly Hart / The Pink Ranger

1996 Campus Cops (TV Series)...Swim Suit Contestant
- Episode dated 9 March 1996 (1996) ... Swim Suit Contestant

1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Ninja Quest (Video)...Kimberly Hart / The Pink Ranger

1995 The Eddie Files (TV Series)...Cindy
- The Counting Principle: Eddie in Barbieland ... Cindy

1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie...Kimberly Hart / The Pink Ranger

1994 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alpha's Magical Christmas (Video short)...Kimberly Hart

To see Then & Now pictures of Amy Jo Johnson, visit: Celebrity Nooz

--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Ethel Waters - DEAD (Heart failure)
Born: 10/31/1896 Died: 09/01/1977

Robert Young - DEAD (Respiratory failure)
Born: 02/22/1907 Died: 07/21/1998

Brock Peters - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 07/02/1927 Died: 08/23/2005

WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

Follow Celeb Death Alert and get the scoop on actors, musicians, athletes... all celebrities who have just died. Get all kinds of info on their life & death. Celeb Death Alert

2/20
Chelo Alonso, 85, Cuban actress (Goliath and the Barbarians, Morgan the Pirate, Run, Man, Run).
Ragnar Halvorsen, 94, Norwegian businessman and union leader, Chairman of the Norwegian Export Council (1987-1992).
Boris Vieru, 61, Moldovan politician, MP (since 2009).

2/19
Giulio Brogi, 83, Italian actor (Days of Fire, Morel's Invention, The Yes Man).
Muhammad Khasru, 70, Bangladeshi journalist, complications from diabetes and pneumonia.
Karl Lagerfeld, 85, German fashion designer (Chloe, Fendi, Chanel), pancreatic cancer.
Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi, 86, Congolese politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2000) and Vice-President (2003-2006).
Don Newcombe, 92, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians).
Namvar Singh, 92, Indian writer.
Natalia Terentyeva [ru], 92, Russian stage actress.
Vicious, 51, American rapper, complications from cancer.

2/18
Anna Borgeryd, 49, Swedish business executive.
Wallace Smith Broecker, 87, American geophysicist, coined the term "global warming".
George Cawkwell, 99, New Zealand classical scholar.
Ragnar Christiansen, 96, Norwegian politician, MP (1958-1977), Minister of Finance (1971-1972) and Transport (1976-1978).
T. J. Cunningham, 46, American football player (Seattle Seahawks), shot.
Louise Manoogian Simone, 85, American philanthropist, president of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (1989-2002).
Alessandro Mendini, 87, Italian architect and designer (Groninger Museum)
Stanislav Milota [cs], 85, Czech cinematographer (The Cremator) and dissident, Charter 77 signatory, pneumonia.
Toni Myers, 75, Canadian IMAX documentarian (Space Station 3D, Hubble, A Beautiful Planet), cancer.
Kor Sarr, 43, Senegalese football player (Beauvais, Caen) and manager (AS Pikine).
George Springer, 94, American mathematician and computer scientist.
Russell Sugarmon, 89, American judge and politician, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1967-1969).
Bob Van Der Veken, 90, Belgian actor (De Collega's)
Peter Wells, 69, New Zealand writer and filmmaker (Desperate Remedies), prostate cancer.
Boris Yashin [ru], 86, Russian film director (Fast Train).

2/17
Arne Decock, 18, Belgian actor, electrocution.
Ethel Ennis, 86, American jazz singer, stroke.
Carlos Flores, 44, Peruvian footballer (Universitario, national team), heart attack.
Paul Flynn, 84, British politician, MP for Newport West (since 1987).
Alberto Gutman, 60, Cuban-born American politician, member of the Florida House of Representatives (1984-1992) and Senate (1992-1999).
Antons Justs, 87, Latvian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Jelgava (1995-2011).
Michael Killisch-Horn, 78, Austrian politician, announcer and skier, MP (1986-1990).
George Mendonca, 95, American sailor, claimant to V-J Day kiss, heart failure.
Sean Milliken, 29, American reality television actor (My 600-lb Life), infection.
Paul Ramos [es], 28, Argentine footballer, traffic collision.
Frederico Rosa, 61, Portuguese footballer (Boavista, Estrela Amadora, national team).
Kelly Seymour, 82, South African cricketer (Western Province, national team).
Johnny Valentine, 88, Scottish footballer (Queen's Park, Rangers, St Johnstone).

2/16
Sam Bass, 57, American motorsports artist, sepsis.
Don Bragg, 83, American pole vaulter, Olympic champion (1960), complications from dementia.
Patrick Caddell, 68, American pollster, complications from a stroke.
Fang Huai, 101, Chinese military officer, major general of PLA.
Bruno Ganz, 77, Swiss actor (Downfall, Wings of Desire, Nosferatu the Vampyre), colorectal cancer.
Li Rui, 101, Chinese politician, historian and dissident, organ failure.
Serge Merlin, 86, French actor (Amelie, The City of Lost Children).
Charles Mungoshi, 71, Zimbabwean writer, cerebral atrophy from stroke.
Ken Nordine, 98, American voice-over and recording artist (Word Jazz, Son of Word Jazz, Love Words).
Christopher Pray, 72, American improv comedian and puppeteer (Dirty Harry, Mrs. Doubtfire), leukemia.
Shelly Saltman, 87, American sports promoter.
Nani Soedarsono, 90, Indonesian politician, Minister of Social Welfare (1983-1988).

2/15
Sal Artiaga, 72, American baseball executive, President of Minor League Baseball (1988-1991).
Ellis Avery, 46, American writer (The Teahouse Fire), leiomyosarcoma.
Kofi Burbridge, 57, American rock multi-instrumentalist (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit).
Erminie Cohen, 92, Canadian politician, Senator (1993-2001).
Thomas Joseph Costello, 89, American Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Syracuse (1978-2004).
Sir Charles Farr, 59, British civil servant, Chair of Joint Intelligence Committee (since 2015), cancer.
Richard N. Gardner, 91, American diplomat, Ambassador to Italy (1977-1981) and Spain and Andorra (1993-1997).
Sara Gizaw, 90, Ethiopian aristocrat.
Shamil Isayev, 54, Russian footballer (Uralan Elista, Tavriya Simferopol, Spartak Vladikavkaz).
Gene Littler, 88, American Hall of Fame professional golfer, U.S. Open winner (1961).
Al Mahmud, 82, Bangladeshi poet and novelist, pneumonia.
Adriano Ossicini, 98, Italian politician, Senator (1968-1992, 1996-2001) and Minister for Family (1995-1996), complications from a fall.
Mohamed Purnomo, 57, Indonesian Olympic sprinter (1984), cancer.
Lee Radziwill, 85, American socialite.
Erika Simon, 91, German archaeologist.
Dave Smith, 78, American archivist (Walt Disney).
John Stalker, 79, British police officer, Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (1984-1987).
Mikhail Yuryev, 59, Russian politician, member of the Duma (1996-1999).

2/14
Michel Bernard, 87, French Olympic middle- and long-distance runner (1960, 1964).
Francis D'Souza, 64, Indian politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Goa (2012-2017) and MLA (since 1999), cancer.
Tommy Giordano, 93, American baseball player (Philadelphia Athletics) and scout (Baltimore Orioles), blood infection.
Tokitsunada Hironori, 49, Japanese sumo wrestler, heart failure.
David Horowitz, 81, American consumer reporter and journalist (Fight Back! with David Horowitz).
Kao Chun-ming, 89, Taiwanese Presbyterian minister and political prisoner.
Rocky Krsnich, 91, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox).
Andrea Levy, 62, English author (Small Island, The Long Song), cancer.
Simon P. Norton, 66, English mathematician, heart disease.
Michael Nudelman, 80, Israeli politician, member of the Knesset (1996-2009).
Neil Papiano, 85, American lawyer.
Jimmy Tan, 24, Malaysian web influencer (RED People), suicide.
Otto Vargas [es], 89, Argentine politician, Secretary General of Revolutionary Communist Party (since 1968).
Sergei Zakharov, 68, Russian singer, heart failure.