On This Day … 02 October [2022]


People (Births)

  • 1948 – Avery Brooks, American actor.
  • 1948 – Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, (d. 1998).
  • 1951 – Sting, English singer-songwriter and actor.

People (Deaths)

  • 1985 – Rock Hudson, American actor (b. 1925).
  • 1987 – Madeleine Carroll, English actress (b. 1906).

Avery Brooks

Avery Franklin Brooks (born 02 October 1948) is an American actor, director, singer, narrator and educator. He is best known for his television roles as Captain Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and as Dr. Bob Sweeney in the Academy Award–nominated film American History X. Brooks has delivered a variety of other performances to a great deal of acclaim. He has been nominated for a Saturn Award and three NAACP Image Awards. Brooks also been inducted in the College of Fellows of the American Theatre and bestowed with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre by the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Persis Khambatta

Persis Khambatta (02 October 1948 to 18 August 1998) was an Indian model and actress who is best remembered for playing Lieutenant Ilia in the feature film Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

Sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 02 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the frontman, songwriter and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984. He launched a solo career in 1985 and has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age, and worldbeat in his music.

Sting starred as Feyd-Rautha, Baron Harkonnen’s younger nephew, in the 1984 Dune film.

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer Jr.; 17 November 1925 to 02 October 1985) was an American actor. One of the most popular movie stars of his time, he had a screen career spanning more than three decades. A prominent heartthrob in the Golden Age of Hollywood, he achieved stardom with his role in Magnificent Obsession (1954), followed by All That Heaven Allows (1955), and Giant (1956), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Hudson also found continued success with a string of romantic comedies co-starring Doris Day: Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961), and Send Me No Flowers (1964). During the late 1960s, his films included Seconds (1966), Tobruk (1967), and Ice Station Zebra (1968). Unhappy with the film scripts he was offered, Hudson turned to television and was a hit, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife (1971-1977). His last role was as a guest star on the fifth season (1984-1985) of the primetime ABC soap opera Dynasty, until AIDS-related illness made it impossible for him to continue.

Although discreet regarding his sexual orientation, it was a known fact amongst Hudson’s colleagues in the film industry that he was a gay man. In 1984, Hudson was diagnosed with AIDS. The following year, he became one of the first celebrities to disclose his AIDS diagnosis. Hudson was the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness, on 02 October 1985, at age 59.

  • Film:
    • Fighter Squadron (1948).
    • The Desert Hawk (1950).
    • Air Cadet (1951).
    • Bright Victory (1951).
    • Bengal Brigade (1954).
    • Battle Hymn (1957).
    • A Farewell to Arms (1957).
    • A Gathering of Eagles (1963).
    • Tobruk (1967).
    • A Fine Pair (1968).
    • Ice Station Zebra (1968).
    • The Undefeated (1969).
    • Darling Lili (1970).
    • World War III (1982).
  • TV:
    • The Martian Chronicles (1980).

Madeleine Carroll

Edith Madeleine Carroll (26 February 1906 to 02 October 1987) was an English actress, popular both in Britain and America in the 1930s and 1940s. At the peak of her success in 1938, she was the world’s highest-paid actress.

Carroll is remembered for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (1935). She is also noted for largely abandoning her acting career after the death of her sister Marguerite in the London Blitz to devote herself to helping wounded servicemen and children displaced or maimed by the war. She was awarded both the Legion d’Honneur and the Medal of Freedom for her work with the Red Cross.

  • The W Plan (1930).
  • The 39 Steps (1935).
  • The Dictator (1935).
  • The General Died at Dawn (1936).
  • Blockade (1938).

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