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Paquito Diaz, Filipino actor, died from complications from a stroke he was , 73

Francisco Bustillos Diaz, better known by his screen name Paquito Diaz, was a veteran Filipino actor and movie director. He specialized in action and comedy died from complications from a stroke he was , 73.

(May 28, 1937 – March 3, 2011)

Biography

Early life and career

Diaz was born in Pampanga, Philippines. He was famous for his villain roles, either as the main, supporting or comic relief and he was one of the most popular actors in film industry, although he also had the ability to portray protagonist roles, mostly supporting, or comic relief (with his longtime friend, the late Fernando Poe Jr.. In fact, he had also portrayed a non-villain role in “Walang Matigas Na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape”.It was his late younger brother, Romy who played as the main villain of the film. Other non-villain appearances include Eagle Squad, where he plays as a dedicated and good police officer as opposed to his other corrupt police roles alongside Robin Padilla, Current Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Edu Manzano, and Jaime Fabregas as the main antagonist, Bayadra (a parody of Viagra) Brothers alongside Jimmy Santos and the late Berting Labra, Estudyante Blues as the father of the character of his son Joko, and Pera O Bayong as Don Juanito Starring Willie Revillame, John Estrada and Randy Santiago with Mark Gil as the right hand man of his character and the main antagonist of that film.
He also appeared in villain roles in comedy films as the main antagonist and also in supporting/non-villain roles that stars mostly Dolphy, Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, Jimmy Santos, and the late actors Babalu, Panchito and Rene Requiestas.
He suffered from hemorrhagic stroke in 2002 and resided in his wife’s hometown in Daraga, Albay, with his relatives.

Personal life

His father was an American citizen of Mexican descent. His brother, Romy Diaz, his wife Nena Diaz with children Joko and Cheska are also actors. Before he became an actor, he was a basketball player with his brother Romy Diaz suited up with the FEU Tamaraws in the early 1960s.

Death

After suffering from hypertension and stroke, which at one time left him comatose, he had to sell the family house and lot including his car. His vision was impaired for the same health reasons. He died in Legazpi, Albay on March 3, 2011.[1]

Filmography

Movies

Title Year Role
Tatlong Unan Isang Kumot 1986
Son of Fung Ku 1957
San Basilio 1960 Diablo
Ang Pagbabalik ni Leon Guerrero 1961 Darmo
Lost Command 1962
Kumader Kris 1963
Kosa 1963
Doble Kara 1964
D’ Godson 1964
Ang Mananandata 1965
Crackdown 1967
Zaragoza 1968
Tigre Gitano 1968
Tatlong Hari 1968
Tatak: Sacramentados 1968
Tatak: Double Cross 1968
Suntok o Karate 1968
Sorrento 1968
Quintin Salazar 1968
Ang Pagbabalik ni Daniel Barrion 1968
Ang Mangliligpit 1968
Magpakailanman 1968
Kid Brother 1968
Kardong Pusa 1968
Karate Fighters 1968
Jingy 1968
Jakiri Valiente 1968
Huling Baraha 1968
Dos Por Dos 1968
Ang Dayuhan 1968
Brasong Bakal 1968
Barbaro Cristobal 1968
Alyas 1 2 3 1968
Abdul Tapang 1968 Pakitong Bapon
Asedillo 1971
Women in Cages 1971 Jorge
Bandolera 1972
Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko 1973
My Funny Valentine 1974
Big J 1975
Relaks Lang Mama, Sagot Kita 1976
Sapin-Sapin, Patung-Patong 1977
Jack and Poy 1977
Totoy Bato 1977
Kumander Ulupong 1978
Born Fighter 1978
Bugoy 1979
Jack N Jill of the Third Kind 1979
Sino si Boy Urbina? 1979
Durugin si Totoy Bato 1979
The Quick Brown Fox 1980
Superhand 1980
Tanikala 1980
Dolphy’s Angels 1980
Diego Sta. Cruz 1980 Pague
Kamaong Asero 1981
Bandido sa Sapang Bato 1981
In Dis Korner 1982
Get My Son Dead or Alive 1982
My Juan en Only 1982 Luigi
Pedro Tunasan 1983
Lumaban Ka 1983
The Killing of Satan 1983 Pito
Estong Tutong, Ikalawang Yugto 1983 Kits
Zigomar 1984
Sigaw ng Katarungan 1984
Pieta, Ikalawang Aklat 1984 Paquito
Public Enemy No. 2 1984 Eddie Garcia
Partida 1985
Bukas, Uulan ng Bala 1985 Don Ezekiel Agravante
Isang Kumot, Tatlong Unan 1985
Alyas: Boy Life 1985
Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim 1985 Hugo
Turuang Apoy 1985
Sa Bawat Hahakbangan, Babaha ng Dugo 1985
Ninja Kids 1986
Oras ng Kagitingan 1986
Musim Magnum 357 1986
Humanda Ka, Ikaw ang Susunod 1986
Menudo’t Pandesal 1987
Magtago Ka Na Sa Pinanggalingan Mo 1987
Balandra Crossing 1987
Jack and Jill 1987
Feliciano Luces: Alyas Kumander Toothpick 1987
Kapag Lumaban Ang Api 1987
Target: Maganto 1988 Ka Archie
Lost Command 1988
Lorenzo Ruiz the Saint 1988
Akyat Bahay Gang 1988
Buy One, Take One 1988
Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu 1988 Pablo Cabrera
Iyo ang Batas Akin Ang Katarungan 1988
One Day, Isang Araw 1988
Sheman: Mistress of the Universe 1988 Berto
Kumander Dante 1988
Dugo ng Pusakal 1988
Gawa na Ang Balang Papatay Sa Iyo 1988 Alex
Target: Maganto 1989
Sa Kuko ng Agila 1989
My Pretty Baby 1989 Baldo
Killer vs. Ninjas 1989
Agila ng Maynila 1989
Bondying: The Little Big Boy 1989
Balbakwa: The Invisible Man 1989
Da Best In Da West 1989 Diablo
Eagle Squad 1989
Ako Ang Huhusga (Kapag Puno na Ang Salop Part II) 1989 Paquito
Moises Platon 1989
Gapos Gang 1989
Estudyante Blues 1989
Handa Na Ang Hukay Mo, Calida 1989
Super Mouse and the Roborats 1989
Wanted Pamilya Banal 1989
Gawa Na Ang Balang Para Sa Akin 1989 Ramon
Galit sa Mundo 1989
Joe Pring: Homicide Manila Police 1989
Hotdog 1989
Ganda Babae, Gandang Lalake 1990
Patigasan… Ang Laban 1990
Mula Paa Hanggang Ulo 1990
Og Must Be Crazy 1990 Benjie
David Balondo ng Tondo 1990
Michael and Madonna 1990 Stevie
Karapatan Ko Ang Pumatay…Kapitan Guti 1990
Angel Molave 1990
Prinsipe Abante At Ang Lihim ng Ibong Adarna 1990
Tapos na Ang Lahi Mo: Belaro 1990
Mula Paa Hanggang Ulo 1990
Daddy Goon 1990 Sgt. Garisma
May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi 1990
Bad Boy 1990
Kahit Konting Pagtingin 1990
Rocky Plus V 1990
Pretty Boy Hoodlum 1991
Sagad Hanggang Buto 1991 Bulik
Pido Dida 2: Kasal Na! 1991
Manong Gang 1991 Amang
Mahal Ko Ang Mister Ko 1991
Mabuting Kaibigan… Masamang Kaaway 1991
Kung Papatawarin Ka ng Bala Ko! 1991 Steve
Cheeta-eh: Gandang Lalake 1991 Nardong Toothpick
Boyong Mañalac: Hoodlum Terminator 1991 Paeng Pusher
Batas ng .45 1991
Takas sa Impiyerno 1991
Blue Jeans Gang 1992
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1992
Shotgun Banjo 1992
Kamay ni Cain 1992
Estribo Gang: The Jinggoy Sese Story 1992
Lucio Margallo 1992
Pretty Boy Hoodlum 1992
Dito sa Pitong Gatang 1992
Daddy Goon 1992 Sgt. Santisima
Mga Syanong Parak 1993
Hulihin: Probinsiyanong Mandurukot 1993 Mael
Enteng Manok: Tari ng Quiapo 1992
Doring Borobo 1993
Manila Boy 1993 Gonzalo
Deo Dador Berdugo ng Munti 1994
Walang Matigas na Tinapay, Sa Mainit na Kape 1994
Sobra Talaga…Over! 1994
Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Laban 1994
Greggy en’ Boogie: Sakyan Mo na Lang, Anna 1994
Hataw Tatay Hataw 1994 Roland
Cuadro de Jack 1994
Cobra 1994
Baby Paterno (Dugong Pulis) 1994
Hataw Tatay Hataw 1994 Roland
Marami Ka Pang Kakaining Bigas 1994
O-ha! Ako Pa? 1995 General
Kahit Harangan ng Bala 1995
Sa Iyo Ang Langit, Akin Ang Lupa 1996
Kristo 1996 Herod
Ikaw Ang Mahal Ko 1996
Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop Sa Balat ng Lupa 1996 Bobo
Ang Misis Kong Hoodlum 1996
Hangga’t May Hininga 1996
Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan 1996
Wala Nang Iibigin Pang Iba 1997
Pipti-Piti: 1 Por U, 2 Por Me 1997 Zaragosa
Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo’y Totoo 1997
Lihim ni Madonna 1997
Tapusin Natin Ang Paglaban 1997 General
Kung Marunong Kang Magdasal, Umpisahan Mo Na 1997 Amador
Kokey 1997
Kapag Nasukol Ang Asong Ulol 1997 Gaton
Enteng & Mokong: Kaming Mga Mababaw Ang Kaligayahan 1997 Frankie
Ang Pinakamahabang Baba Sa Balat ng Lupa 1997
Wow… Multo! 1997 James Buwang
Ang Pagbabalik ng Probinsiyano 1998
Squala 1998
Walang Katumbas na Dugo 1998
Leon ng Maynila, Lt. Col. Romeo Maganto 1999
Bayadra Brothers 1999
Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko 1999 Sarge
Kahit Demonyo Itutumba Ko 2000
Ang Dalubhasa 2000
Pera o Bayong (Not Da TV)! 2000 Don Juanito
Ayos na Ang Kasunod 2000 Frankie
Mahal Kita, Kahit Sino Ka Pa 2001
Mga Batang Lansangan Ngayon 2002 Fr. Norbert
Batas ng Lansangan 2002 Chairman Lucero
Sabayan sa Laban 2002
Pakners 2003

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Al Morgan, American novelist and television producer (The Today Show), died after a long illness he was , 91.

Al Morgan was an American producer of The Today Show during the 1960s, was a novelist best known for his trenchant look at media personalities, The Great Man (Dutton, 1955), which reviewers compared to The Hucksters and Citizen Kane died after a long illness he was , 91..

(January 16, 1920 – March 3, 2011)

It was this novel which popularized the phrase “The Great Unwashed.” As in Citizen Kane, a reporter sets out to gather information on a well-known deceased public figure. Some critics suggested the deceased character, national radio commentator Herb Fuller, was inspired by Arthur Godfrey.
Morgan and José Ferrer collaborated on the screenplay of The Great Man, and it was directed in 1956 by Ferrer who also portrayed the lead role. Times review detailed the story twists:

The Great Man (Universal-International) is a corrosive, cynical comment on TV-Radio Row. It is directed with vigor and played with bounce, and though it is talky, the talk is amusingly semiliterate in the Madison Avenue manner. Adapted from the novel by Radioman Al Morgan, it focuses on the men who guide the stars of the TV-radio industry, holds them high to show how low they are, and growls: in this business, anything goes, even integrity—if it sells soap and toothpaste.
Whatever the merits of the argument, the pictorial demonstration is compelling. The Great Man pounces quickly on its subject matter and, from first image to last, never lets go. Aiming a screenful of bile at the industry in general, it releases its most acidulous contempt at a single personality, an “American idol.” Is it a roman a clef? Says Author Morgan: “No one has sued me yet.”
As the movie opens, the great man dies in an auto crash. A witheringly sardonic radio executive (Keenan Wynn) springs into action. The great man must be replaced. He picks Commentator Jose Ferrer, a promising gossipist on Manhattan night life who is at the halfway point to corruption, with ambition gnawing away at his remaining illusions. But before Ferrer can get the job, he must be okayed by the boss of the network (Dean Jagger). Ferrer makes his pitch at a meeting of the network’s top brass, throwing them a soft sell, very sincere, about how he would conduct the full hour, coast-to-coast memorial show being planned for the dead man as “a portrait in sound of the common man magnified.” As the camera plays on the alert faces of the brass, each attentive but ready to cut off the speaker’s head at the first false note, it is plain that Ferrer’s fate is riding on the words he is improvising. When he finishes, the boss breaks the silence with three words: “I’ll buy it.” That throws the entire network behind Ferrer. He sets off with his tape recorder to find out from those who knew the great man best what he was really like.
Loved by “150 million of the Great Unwashed” who knew him on the air, the great man was loathed by those who knew him in the flesh. His wife never gave him a divorce, but let him stray at the end of a long leash. Among other places, he strayed into the boudoir of one of his singers (Julie London). Making love to him, she says, “was my way of paying a premium on my job insurance.” By the time the great man’s portrait is filled in by his pressagent (“I was paid to work for him, not to like him”), and by a simple, slightly ridiculous man who gave him his start—winningly played by Ed Wynn (“He was not a nice person”)—what emerges is “a glorified con man with his voice amplified.” The dramatic question: Now that Commentator Ferrer knows what a monumental heel the great man was, will he turn the memorial show into a farce by doing a tearjerker or into a scandal by telling the truth? What he does is an improbable surprise, but well worth seeing. [3]

Bosley Crowther reviewing the film in The New York Times (January 2, 1957), described the film as:

… a smashingly brutal and generally absorbing expose of a piece of deception and hypocrisy within the radio industry… the New Year’s first flash of cynicism… Maybe you have some recollection of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. Well, this will remind you of it, especially as it begins. With a witheringly sharp-focus camera and a hard-boiled-reporter approach, cued by a personal narration that is laced with sophisticated slang, Mr. Ferrer, as a radio talker, takes out to “find the story behind” a phenomenally popular air artist, just killed in an accident. The information, gathered from “loved ones,” associates and fans, is to be used to develop a mammoth, one-hour, nationwide memorial program. This, you can see, is very similar to the beginning of “Citizen Kane.” And so are initial developments, as the reporter detects that the deceased was not a saint. From the dead man’s press agent, business manager, employer and ex-girl friend, he discovers that this nationally worshiped “idol” of the airwaves was strictly a heel. This verbally imparted exposition leaves our man mildly amazed. But the thing that really disturbs him is the accumulating indication that his radio sponsors are cold-bloodedly determined to perpetuate the tawdry myth of the “great man.” Knowing, as he does, the dark truth, they still mean to go ahead—and even fake a great deal—with a monstrously mawkish memorial program. [4]

When Morgan and Ferrer collaborated again two years later on the book for the musical comedy, Oh, Captain!, they were nominated for Broadway’s 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Morgan’s other novels include One Star General (Rinehart & Company, 1959) and Anchor Woman (Stein & Day, 1974).

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Anthony Walter Dayrell Brooke, British heir to the Sarawakan throne, died he was , 98.

Anthony Walter Dayrell Brooke, was appointed His Highness the Rajah Muda of Sarawak (heir apparent; Malay: Yang Amat Mulia Tuan Rajah Muda Sarawak) on 25 August 1937, and succeeded to the title of Rajah in 1963 on the death of his uncle, Rajah Vyner of Sarawak the third and last of the ruling White Rajahs , died he was , 98.
Brooke was the son of Bertram, Tuan Muda of Sarawak and Gladys Palmer, daughter of Sir Walter Palmer, and heiress to part of the Huntley & Palmers biscuit fortune.[1]

 

(10 December 1912 – 2 March 2011)

Background

Brooke grew up in England and was educated at Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge and the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London.[2] Throughout the 1930s he served the Sarawak civil service in various sectors, including the Land and Registry Department, and as a magistrate.[2]
He enlisted in the British Army as a private soldier in November 1941 and served during World War II; between 1941 and 1944 as a Lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps on the staff of the SAC SEAC at Kandy, Ceylon. He was Special Commissioner for Sarawak in the UK from 1944-1945.
Appointed Heir Apparent with the title of Rajah Muda of Sarawak on 25 August 1937, Brooke was granted the personal style of His Highness. Having been responsible for administering Sarawak between 1939 and 1940 in the absence of the Rajah, he was deprived of his styles and titles on 17 January 1940, then dismissed and expelled from the state in September 1941, following a dispute with his uncle, Rajah Vyner, over his marriage to a commoner, Kathleen Hudden, sister of a Sarawak government official.[3][1]
Brooke was restored as Rajah Muda after consultations between his uncle and father in 1944. He was, however, deprived of his titles again on 12 October 1945.[2]
Rajah Vyner ceded Sarawak to the British Colonial Office, in 1946 in exchange for a sizeable pension for him and his three daughters. Anthony Brooke, the designated heir, initially opposed cession to the Crown along with a majority of the native members of the Council Negri (Parliament). A five-year campaign in Sarawak followed, aimed at revoking the country’s new colonial status, in part directed by Brooke from his house in Singapore.[1] In 1948, after the second British Governor of Sarawak, Duncan Stewart was assassinated by the Malay Sarawakian nationalist Rosli Dhobie, Brooke came under scrunity by MI5, the British intelligence agency, who wanted to “get wind of any other plots he and his associates might be hatching”. No evidence was found that he had known of the assassination plot.[1]
In 1951, Brooke renounced any claim to the title, although he remained, according to some[who?], the pretender to the throne.

Personal life

Brooke was married firstly, in Rangoon, Burma to Kathleen Mary Hudden (1907–1981),[2] who became the Ranee Muda of Sarawak. They had three children:

  • James Bertram Lionel Brooke (born 1940), married firstly Victoria Holdsworth (b. 1949), she would later marry Sir Paul Getty, married second Karen Mary Lappin (b. 1955). He has two sons by his second wife and currently lives in Edinburgh:
    • Laurence Nicholas Brooke (born 1983), at London, UK, Educated Bruntsfield School, and The Erasmus Smith School Dublin.
    • Jason Desmond Anthony Brooke (born 1985), at London, UK, Educated Bruntsfield School, and The Erasmus Smith School, Dublin. Received a BA (English Literature) from University College Dublin, and an MPhil (International Conflict Studies) from Trinity College Dublin. Elected Captain of the Boats, University College Dublin Boat Club 2007/2008. Brooke is a Life Member of the Sarawak Association, Chairman of the Brooke Heritage Trust, and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
  • Angela Carole Brooke (1942-c.1983),
  • Celia Margaret Brooke (born 1944), married first to Pirzada Murshidzada David Ray Harper Inayat Khan (son of Inayat Khan), married secondly Marcel Captier of Rennes le Chateau. She had a daughter by her first husband:
    • Sura-un-Nissa Dorée des Anges Brooke Harper (b. 1971), she has one son;
      • Leandro Brooke Harper (b. 1992).[2]

They divorced in 1965. Anthony Brooke lived for various periods in London, Sussex and at Findhorn community in Scotland. In 1982 he married a fellow peace activist; Brigitte (Gita) Keller (born in 1931 in Copenhagen to the Reverend Paul H. Lange) founded Operation Peace Through Unity (OPTU) in Sweden in 1975.[2] From 1987 until Brooke’s death in 2011 they lived together in Wanganui, New Zealand. Brooke was a traveller and lecturer, supporting various movements for peace and universal understanding.
Brooke died at his home in Wanganui, New Zealand on 2 March 2011 at the age of 98. Coincidentally, his death coincided with the anniversary of the deaths of 4 members of the Sarawak Anti-Cession Movement (Rosli Dhoby, Awang Ramli Amit, Bujang Suntong and Awang Ramli Amit) who were hanged at Kuching Central Prison on the same date in 1950.

Titles from birth

  • Anthony Brooke, Esq. (10 December 1912 – 24 August 1937)
  • H.H. The Rajah Muda of Sarawak (25 August 1937 – 16 January 1940)
  • Anthony Brooke, Esq. (17 January 1940 – November 1941)
  • Private Anthony Brooke (November 1941 – 16 January 1944)
  • H.H. The Rajah Muda of Sarawak (17 January 1944 – 1944)
  • Lieutenant H.H. The Rajah Muda of Sarawak (1944 – 12 October 1945)
  • Lieutenant Anthony Brooke, titular Rajah Muda of Sarawak (12 October 1945 – February 1951)Renounced claim as heir apparent, 1951
  • Titular H.H. The Rajah of Sarawak (9 May 1963–2 March 2011) He does not exercise any claim, although he succeeded to the right in 1963, upon Vyner’s death

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Bernard Cywinski, American architect (Apple Store), partner and founder of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, died from cancer he was , 70.

Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA,  was an American architect, whose works included the Liberty Bell Pavilion, built in 2003, which houses the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died from cancer he was , 70.. Cywinski was a founding partner and principal of the architectural firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, one of Philadelphia’s highest profile firms.[1]

(March 29, 1940 – March 2, 2011)

Cywinski was raised in Trenton, New Jersey.[1] Cywinski graduated from Columbia College at Columbia University and the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
In 1979, Cywinski merged his own architectural firm with another operated by architect Peter Bohlin, who was based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, at the time.[1] The merger created a new company, which would be called, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.[1] According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cywinski and Bohlin had a mutual interest in sketching, though Cywinski used a mechanical pencil while Bohlin used a traditional pencil.[1] Within the firm, Cywinski concentrated largely on projects and affairs at the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters, while Bohlin designed projects farther from the city.[1] In 1994, the American Institute of Architects awarded both Cywinski and Bohlin the Firm Award for their work.[1] The firm grew to include five offices located in Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and San Francisco.
Cywinski was best known for redesigning Independence Mall in Philadelphia, as well as the chief architect and designer of the Liberty Bell Pavilion, which opened in 2003.[1] Cywinski began work on sketches for a redesigned Independence Mall during the 1990s.[1]
Bernard Cywinski suffered from cancer for more than ten years.[1] His last sketches were of a series new, proposed light poles, which he hoped would help to brand parts of the Avenue of the Arts on Broad Street in Phildelphia.[1] The sculptural lighting prototypes were first tested on March 2, 2011.[1] Cywinski died the same day, March 2nd, at the age of 70.[1] He was survived by his wife, Nancy Oklesson Cywinski.

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Leonard Lomell, American World War II veteran, recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart, died from natural causes he was , 91.

Leonard G. “Bud” Lomell  was a highly decorated former United States Army Ranger who served in World War II died from natural causes he was , 91. He is best known for his actions in the first hours of D-Day at Pointe du Hoc on the coast of Normandy, France. Pointe du Hoc was the site of the German Army’s largest coastal weapons, five 155-millimeter German guns with a 25-kilometer range that endangered the tens of thousands of troops landing on Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, and thousands of watercraft in the English Channel supporting the Normandy invasion.[1] Unbeknownst to the Allied intelligence, the Germans had concealed the guns in an orchard, but left them operational and ready to fire.[1] Through skill, courage and “pure luck,” Lomell found and quickly disabled all five guns.[2] Lomell was recognized by historian Stephen Ambrose as the single individual — other than Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower — most responsible for the success of D-Day.[3] Six months later, in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, he would again distinguish himself, earning a Silver Star for his heroism and leadership as the 2nd Ranger Battalion captured and held Hill 400. After the war he returned to Ocean County, New Jersey, becoming a well-known attorney in Toms River.

(January 22, 1920 – March 1, 2011)

 Life before Normandy

According to journalist Tom Brokaw, who devoted a chapter to Lomell in the “Heroes” section of his bestseller “The Greatest Generation,” Lomell “was the adopted son of Scandinavian immigrant parents who took him into their family as an infant in Brooklyn.”[2] A few years later his parents, George G. Lomell and Pauline Peterson Lomell, moved to Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where he graduated from Point Pleasant Beach High School.[3]
Lomell attended Tennessee Wesleyan College, on an athletic scholarship and work program, where he was editor of the school newspaper and president of his fraternity.[2] He graduated in 1941, then returned to New Jersey to work as a brakeman on a freight train before enlisting in the Army.[2] While working in New Jersey he met his future wife, Charlotte Ewart, then training as a nurse.[2] Lomell entered the Army in 1942 and initially served with the 76th Infantry Division, before volunteering for the Rangers.[3]

D-Day morning

The initial mission of companies D, E and F of the 2nd Ranger Battalion was one of the most difficult of the entire invasion – scaling sheer cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, seizing control of its massively reinforced fortifications, and disabling five 155-millimeter cannons that allied intelligence reported had been emplaced there. Their landing was scheduled to coincide with the first landings on Omaha Beach.
At 24, First Sergeant Lomell was the acting commander for the Battalion’s D Company.[4] Due to heavy seas and the fog of battle, Lomell’s landing craft arrived thirty-five minutes late, away from its mark, and lost any element of surprise.[1] Those who made it down the ramp or over the side had to swim inland about 20 feet.[5] As Lomell was bringing in a box of rope and a hand-projector rocket, he was wounded in the side by a machine-gun bullet, but reached shore without pausing.[5] First Sergeant Lomell reached the top of the cliff through the use of two ladders, and along with eleven other men from his landing craft, moved off of the edge of the cliff.[5]
D Company’s specific objectives were to take the three western gun emplacements, and to then assemble to the south edge of the fortified area to control the coastal road (so as to prevent German reinforcements from reaching the Omaha Beach area from the west).[5] Aerial and naval bombardment of the Pointe du Hoc area, designed to destroy the guns, and their defenses and defenders, had turned the landscape into a moonscape of craters.[1]
However, as the Army’s official account of the battle later stated, “one party after another reached its allotted emplacement, to make the same discovery … there was no sign of the guns or of artillery equipment. Evidently, the 155′s had been removed from the Point before the period of major bombardments.”[5]
The Hollywood account of the conquest of Pointe du Hoc, as presented in Darryl F. Zanuck‘s movie “The Longest Day,” ends there,[6] overlooking the successes that were soon to come.
After 1st Sgt Lomell’s company took up positions along both edges of the coastal highway to prepare for the expected German reinforcements, Lomell and Staff Sergeant Jack K. Kuhn formed a patrol to head south down a double-hedgerowed lane.[5] Lomell saw markings in this sunken road that looked like something heavy had been over it.[7]
Lomell and Kuhn found five of the missing 155’s, concealed under camouflage in an orchard.[8] In Lomell’s words, “it was pure luck.”[7] The guns had been placed in a position to fire toward Utah Beach and were capable of being switched for use against Omaha Beach.[5] With S/Sgt Kuhn covering him against possible defenders, First Sergeant Lomell went into the battery and set off silent thermite grenades in the mechanisms of two guns.[8] Because the thermite grenades melted their gears in a moment, they effectively disabled them.[7] After bashing in a third gun’s gunsights, Lomell went back for more grenades.[5]
The official U.S. Army account of the episode reported that members of E Company “finished off the job” while Lomell was retrieving more thermite grenades from other members of his own company.[5] Although E Company indisputably destroyed the ammunition cache set aside for the 155’s, more recent accounts of the episode give Lomell, and not E Company, the credit for disabling the rest of the guns.[1][2][7] When the Pointe was taken, guns were disabled and coastal road was taken, the Second Battalion became the first unit to accomplish its D-Day mission, and did so before 9:00 a.m.[1]
The Battalion would successfully defend its victories for the next few days before it was finally relieved. Of the 225 Rangers who disembarked with 1st Sgt Lomell, only 90 were left standing at the end of the battle.[4]

Hürtgen Forest: the capture of Hill 400

In the Battle of Hürtgen Forest (near the Roer River in Northwestern Germany), Lomell’s actions in the capture of “Castle Hill,” otherwise known as Hill 400, earned him a Silver Star.[9]
On December 7, 1944, companies of the Second Ranger Battalion were ordered to attack Hill 400, a commanding battlefield position that four divisions of the First Army had tried and failed to take.[10] The Rangers caught the Germans by surprise,[10] but early in the battle the commanding officers of each company were wounded or captured, and the Rangers were soon outnumbered ten to one.[9][10] Lomell — now a second lieutenant following a battlefield commission[2] — then took charge, representing the entire command structure on the crest of the hill.[9] Lomell personally attacked a German weapons shelter on the newly conquered hilltop, driving the surviving enemy to surrender.[9] As military historian Charles B. MacDonald would later write, “so swiftly did the Rangers move that the Germans were thoroughly cowed,” so that “by 0835 the two companies had taken twenty-eight prisoners and held the crest.”.[11] Before the day was over the Germans would counterattack five times.[10] Lomell was awarded the Silver Star at a ceremony in Toms River NJ on November 9, 2007 for his heroism at Hill 400. As Lomell’s Silver Star citation would later state, “conspicuously leading from the front, Lomell directed the successful defense of the hilltop in the face of a nearly overwhelming German counterattack at midday. During the German bombardment that preceded the attack, Lomell suffered a head concussion and shrapnel wound in his left arm rendering it useless. Refusing shelter and, at risk of his life with blood oozing from his ears, nose and mouth, firing his machine gun cradled in his bandaged left arm with his right hand, he continued to lead his men against another ruthless German assault throughout the entire afternoon.”[9] According to MacDonald, “by 1600 the Rangers had only twenty-five men left,″ but with precision artillery support, Lomell and the other twenty-four held out long enough to be relieved.[11]
Military historians praised not only Lomell’s courage on Hill 400, but also his judgment under fire. In a comprehensive history of the U.S. Rangers, Thomas Taylor lauded Lomell’s “brilliant defense of the hill top,” especially his decision to send out patrols immediately after taking the crest of the hill.[12]“Too weak to hold everywhere, Lomell had to learn where the Germans were building to attack. . . . He boldly sent out two-man recon patrols to check out likely enemy assembly areas down hill. These crafty patrols were eminently successful, so Lomell was able to meet each thrust with what little strength he had.” As a result, Taylor wrote, “Hill 400 was saved by brains and bravery at the junior level.”[12]
Lomell would soon be wounded a third time, in the Battle of the Bulge.[3] He was honorably discharged in December 1945, four months after VJ Day and eight months after VE Day.[3]

After the war

Lomell returned to New Jersey in 1945, and married Charlotte on the second anniversary of D-Day.[2] He enrolled in law school at LaSalle University and Rutgers University, passing the bar in 1951.[2] He was the founder and senior member of the law firm of Lomell, Muccifori, Adler, Ravaschiere & Amabile, subsequently known as the Lomell Law Firm.[3] He retired from the practice of law in the mid-1980s but, as of 1998, continued to go to the law offices several times a week.[2]
In business, Lomell was a director of The First National Bank of Toms River and a director and vice-president of Statewide Bancorp. He was a director of the South Jersey Title Insurance Co., Atlantic City. Among his civic activities, he was a member of the Dover Township Board of Education; president of the Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Society; chairman of the Dover Township Juvenile Conference Committee; a member of the Community Memorial Hospital building committee; and a director of the Ocean County Historical Society. Lomell was a member of Christ Church, Episcopal, and served on its board, and as president of its Men’s Club and legal counsel.[3] He served as an Ocean County College Foundation trustee.[13]
Leonard and Charlotte were the parents of three adult daughters.[3]
Interviews with Lomell are a common element of television and radio programs about D-Day.[14]
He died of natural causes on March 1, 2011 at 91 years old.[15]

Honors

For his actions in disabling the Pointe du Hoc guns, Lomell received the U.S. Army’s Distinguished Service Cross[16] the British Military Medal,[17] and the French Légion d’honneur.[3] In addition to his Silver Star, Lomell also received a Bronze Star. In 1994 he was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame.[18]
On December 4, 1999, the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach dedicated a monument to Len Lomell at the Veterans Park on Arnold Avenue.[19] The Monument has a replica of the grapnal hook used by the Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc, which was given by the residents of Grandcamp-Maisy, France, along with a plaque detailing the contribution that Lomell made during the war effort.
In 2007, Lomell received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Monmouth University.[3]

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John M. Lounge, American NASA astronaut (1981–1991), died from complications from liver cancer he was , 64

John Michael “Mike” Lounge  was an American engineer, a US Navy officer, a Vietnam war veteran, and a NASA astronaut died from complications from liver cancer he was , 64. A veteran of three space shuttle flights, Lounge logged over 482 hours in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-51-I (1985) and STS-26 (1988) and was the flight engineer on STS-35 (1990).

 

(June 28, 1946 – March 1, 2011)

Personal

John Michael Lounge was born June 28, 1946, in Denver, Colorado, but considered Burlington, Colorado to be his hometown. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1964, then received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1969 and a Master of Science degree in astrogeophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1970. Lounge was an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Military career

Lounge entered on active duty with the United States Navy following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy and spent the next nine years in a variety of assignments. He completed Naval flight officer training at Pensacola, Florida, went on to advanced training as a radar intercept officer in the F-4J Phantom II, and subsequently reported to Fighter Squadron 142 based at Naval Air Station Miramar, California. While with VF-142, he completed a nine-month Southeast Asia cruise aboard USS Enterprise (participating in 99 combat missions) and a seven-month Mediterranean cruise aboard USS America. In 1974, he returned to the U.S. Naval Academy as an instructor in the Physics Department. Lounge transferred to the Navy Space Project Office in Washington, D.C., in 1976, for a two-year tour as a staff project office. He resigned his regular Navy commission in 1978.

NASA career

Lounge was employed at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center beginning in July 1978. During this time, he worked as lead engineer for Space Shuttle-launched satellites, and also served as a member of the Skylab Reentry Flight Control Team. He completed these assignments while with the Payload Operations Division.
Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1980, he completed a one-year training and evaluation period, and became an astronaut in August 1981. He served as a member of the launch support team at Kennedy Space Center for the STS-1, STS-2, and STS-3 missions. Following his first flight, he was assigned to the first mission to carry the Centaur (cryogenically fueled) upper stage (STS-61F). After the mission was canceled, he participated in Space Station design development. From 1989 through 1991, Lounge served as Chief of the Space Station Support Office, representing astronaut interests in Space Station design and operation planning.

Spaceflights

STS-51-I Discovery, launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August 27, 1985. During that mission Lounge’s duties included deployment of the Australian AUSSAT communications satellite and operation of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS). The crew deployed two other communications satellites, the Navy’s SYNCOM IV-4, and American Satellite Company‘s ASC-1, and also performed a successful on-orbit rendezvous and repair of the ailing 15,400 lb (6,990 kg) SYNCOM IV-3 satellite. STS-51I completed 112 orbits of the Earth before landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 3, 1985. Mission duration was 171 hours, 17 minutes, 42 seconds.
STS-26 Discovery, the first flight to be flown after the Challenger accident, launched from the Kennedy Space Center on September 29, 1988. During the four-day mission, the crewmen successfully deployed the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-C), which was subsequently carried to orbit by the Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) rocket. They also operated eleven mid-deck experiments. Discovery completed 64 orbits of the Earth before landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on October 3, 1988. Mission duration was 97 hours, 57 seconds.
STS-35 Columbia, launched from the Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1990. Lounge served as flight engineer on this 9-day flight that was dedicated to astronomy. Observations of the Universe were collected by the ASTRO-1 ultraviolet telescope and by the Broad Band X-Ray Telescope. Columbia completed 142 orbits of the Earth before landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on December 10, 1990. Mission duration was 215 hours, 5 minutes, 8 seconds.

Post-NASA career

Lounge resigned from NASA in June 1991 to join SPACEHAB (now Astrotech Corporation). At the time, Lounge explained his resignation from the NASA Astronaut Corps by saying “This is a very tough job to leave, but I feel that three flights is my fair share, and I’m ready for a new challenge.”[1]
In 2002, Lounge became Director of Space Shuttle and Space Station Program Development for Boeing. Two years later he became Director for Business Development for integrated defense systems and space exploration.

Death

Lounge died on March 1, 2011, of complications from liver cancer.[1]

Awards and honors

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Who is Gretchen Christine Beaute?

Who is Gretchen Christine Beaute?  The entertainment and reality TV world know her as Gretchen Rossi? Rossi is known from her appearance on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Gretchen Rossi was born in 1978 she grew up in La Cresenta. Rossi is an entrepreneur with her own makeup line.Seven years before Rossi became a member of The Real Housewives of Orange County she sold real estate.

Rossi claimed that everybody had this misconception that she was with Jeff Beitzel for his money. She stated that he did not leave her any money. Gretchen was awarded $2,500,000 — some of which she collected from Beitzel’s life insurance policy.

  Rossi and Slade Smiley, have become an item on the show. Rossi said that she has know Slade for 8 years. Slade is a guy who’s been around the block with the O.C. Housewives: He was engaged to Housewife Jo De La Rosa in the show’s first season and had a previous rendezvous with yet another Housewife, Lauri Waring.

 Gretchen Rossi‘s pockets are deeper than the plots on The Real Housewives of Orange County.The litigious homemaker was ordered today to fork over another $40,799 in legal fees for the onetime beau she tried to sue for defamation but is now just suing for assault, battery and other alleged offenses.
And it could have been worse.


Onetime beau Jay Photoglou had asked for $85,000 in attorney fees, but the judge only awarded him half because the lawsuit against him is ongoing. But Photoglou’s camp is calling it a win.

“We’re pleased,” he continued. “They tried to challenge the amount, they were unsuccessful, and the judge made the right ruling. And I have no doubt she’ll appeal it, and we look forward to her losing that also and paying more attorney’s fees for yet another poor decision.”
Rossi was already forced to pay upward of $22,000 toward Photoglau’s legal coffer last year after she went after him in court for claiming that the two of them were carrying on while she was engaged to Jeff Beitzel, who died of cancer in 2008.
The judge threw out the defamation-libel-slander portion of Rossi’s case in October, but allowed her to move forward with claims of assault, battery, stalking, breach of contract, conversion, intentional emotional distress, intentional interference with contractual relations and intentional interference with prospective economic relations.

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Who is Neil Patrick Harris?

Who is Neil Patrick Harris?The entertainment and acting world knows Harris as an American actor, singer, and magician.
Prominent roles of his career include the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., Colonel Carl Jenkins in Starship Troopers, the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series, and the title role in Joss Whedon‘s musical web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
He also hosted the 63rd Tony Awards on June 7, 2009,[2] and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2009. On March 7, 2010, he made a surprise appearance at the 82nd Academy Awards, delivering the opening musical number, and on August 21, 2010 he won two Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. On December 11, 2010, Harris hosted Spike’s Video Game Awards.
He was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010.[3]
In June 2010, it was announced that Harris would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.[4]

Early life

Harris was born June 15, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico. His parents, Sheila and Ron, ran a restaurant.[5] He attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque and was active in school plays and musicals there. Harris was an honors student, and graduated with honors in 1991.

Career

Harris began his career as a child actor, and was discovered by playwright Mark Medoff at a Drama Camp in Las Cruces, New Mexico.[6] Medoff cast him in his 1988 film Clara’s Heart, a drama with Whoopi Goldberg based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Olshan, that won him a Golden Globe nomination. In 1988, he also starred in Purple People Eater, a children’s fantasy. The following year, he won the lead in Doogie Howser, M.D., for which he was again nominated for a Golden Globe. After Doogie Howser’s four-season run ended in 1993, Harris played a number of guest roles on television series such as Murder She Wrote, before taking his first film role as an adult in 1995 in the little-seen shocker Animal Room. Since then, his film work has included supporting roles in The Next Best Thing, Undercover Brother, and Starship Troopers. In the Harold and Kumar stoner comedy films (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), he plays a drug-crazed, lecherous version of himself.
From 1999 to 2000, Harris starred with Tony Shalhoub in the sitcom Stark Raving Mad, which lasted 22 episodes. He has taken lead roles in a number of made-for-television features, including Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story in 1994, My Ántonia in 1995, The Christmas Wish in 1998, Joan of Arc in 1999, The Wedding Dress in 2001, and The Christmas Blessing in 2005, as well as series guest roles.
Harris has worked on Broadway in both musical and dramatic roles. He played Tobias Ragg in 2001 concert performances of Sweeney Todd. In 2002, he performed on Broadway beside Anne Heche in Proof. In 2003, he took the role of the Emcee in Cabaret, alongside Deborah Gibson and Tom Bosley. As a result of his critically acclaimed performance in Cabaret, Harris was named the top-drawing headliner in the role of the Emcee by GuestStarCasting.com, topping fellow celeb stars John Stamos and Alan Cumming.[7]
In 2004, he performed a dual role of the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald on Broadway in the controversial musical revival of Stephen Sondheim‘s Assassins. He also sang the role of Charles (first played by Anthony Perkins) on the Nonesuch recording of Sondheim’s Evening Primrose. He has also portrayed Mark Cohen in the touring company of the musical RENT, a character who he mockingly reprised on the January 10, 2009, episode of Saturday Night Live, which he hosted. Since fall of 2005, Harris has played Barney Stinson, a serial womanizer, in the CBS ensemble sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The Stinson role earned him 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations.
In 2007, Harris worked with Mike Nelson on an audio commentary for RiffTrax. The two riffed on the film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Harris is a big fan of the cult TV series Nelson worked on, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and was interviewed for a 1992 Comedy Central special hosted by Penn Jillette, who did voiceovers for Comedy Central‘s programming at that time, about the series and its fans, This Is MST3K.[8] In 2008, Harris took the title role in Joss Whedon‘s musical web series, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, alongside Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day. The first episode of the series debuted July 15, 2008.[9] In 2008, Harris also guest-starred on Sesame Street as the Sesame Street Fairy Shoe Person.[10][11][12][13] On April 26, 2009, Harris hosted the 7th Annual TV Land Awards.
After a highly successful preview at the San Diego Comic-Con, a musical episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, featuring Harris as the villainous Music Meister, premiered on October 23, 2009, on Cartoon Network. As a character who could make anyone do his bidding by singing, he spent most of the episode singing several original songs.[14]
Harris starred in the movie Beastly[15] alongside Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens. He played a blind tutor named Will. The film was originally set for release on July 30, 2010,[16] but was pushed back to March 4, 2011.[17]
He also plays the lead in the upcoming indie comedy The Best and the Brightest as a carefree father who uproots his family from Delaware to move to New York City‘s Upper East Side.[18]
Harris appeared as a guest judge on Season 9 of American Idol in August 2009 auditions taped in Dallas, Texas.[19]
English stage producer Cameron Mackintosh has voiced interest in producing a Broadway revival of the musical Barnum (which originally starred Michael Crawford and Jim Dale) with Harris in the title role.
Harris provided his voice for the role of the adult Dick Grayson (Nightwing) for the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood. It was released July 27, 2010.[citation needed]
Harris also voiced the beagle Lou in the film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore that was released July 30, 2010.
He directed a production of the rock musical Rent. The stage production ran from August 6 – 8, 2010 at the Hollywood Bowl. Harris cast his Beastly co-star Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi.[20]
Harris won an Emmy for his performance as Bryan Ryan in the television series Glee in the episode titled “Dream On.”[21]
On November 8, 2010, it was revealed that Harris had provided his voice to the Disney California Adventure attraction California Screamin’.[22]
Harris will perform the lead role of Bobby, in Stephen Sondheim‘s Company from April 7–9, 2011 with the New York Philharmonic in concert opposite Patti LuPone and others.[23]

Personal life

David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris

Harris is openly gay, confirming this in November 2006 by saying “…I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.”[24]
Harris attended the Emmy awards in September 2007 with his partner David Burtka, later confirming the relationship, which began in 2004, in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[25] On August 14, 2010, Harris announced that he and Burtka were expecting twins via a surrogate mother.[26][27] Fraternal twins Gideon Scott, a boy, and Harper Grace, a girl, were born on October 12, 2010.[28][29]
Harris is a fan of magic and is a magician similar to his character on How I Met Your Mother. He serves on the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle.[30] Harris won the Tannen’s Magic Louis Award in 2006 and hosted the 2008 World Magic Awards on October 11, 2008. Additionally, Harris was the celebrity guest of honor for Top Chef Masters, which took place at the Magic Castle, and included Burtka as a fellow guest. Harris also performed magic in his Emmy-winning performance on Glee.[31]

Discography

Cast recordings

Year Album title Notes
2000 Sweeney Todd: Live in Concert 2000 New York Concert Cast
2001 Evening Primrose Studio Cast
2004 Assassins Revival Cast Recording
2006 Wall to Wall: Stephen Sondheim Concert Cast
2008 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Original Cast Recording

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Sales Album
AUS CAN IRE UK US
2010 Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit 113 76 50 How I Met Your Mother season 5
Dream On(Featuring Matthew Morrison) 91 24 44 47 26 84,000 (US)[32] Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Acting credits

Film
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1988 Clara’s Heart David Hart Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated— Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
1988 Too Good to Be True Danny Harland TV movie
1988 Purple People Eater Billy Johnson
1989 Cold Sassy Tree Will Tweedy/Narrator TV movie
1989 Home Fires Burning Lonnie Tibbits TV movie
1991 Stranger in the Family Steve Thompson TV Movie
1993 For Our Children: The Concert Himself (Presenter) TV movie
1993 A Family Torn Apart Brian Hannigan TV movie
1994 Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story Jim Stolpa TV movie
1995 The Man in the Attic Edward Broder TV movie
1995 Animal Room Arnold Mosk
1995 Not Our Son Paul Kenneth Keller TV movie
1995 My Antonia Jimmy Burden TV movie
1995 Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story William Coit TV movie
1997 Starship Troopers Carl Jenkins
1998 The Proposition Roger Martin
1998 The Christmas Wish Will Martin TV movie
1999 Joan of Arc The Dauphin TV movie
2000 The Next Best Thing David
2001 The Wedding Dress Travis Cleveland TV movie
2001 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert Tobias Ragg TV movie
2002 The Mesmerist Benjamin
2002 Undercover Brother Lance
2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Neil Patrick Harris
2005 The Christmas Blessing Nathan Andrews TV movie
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Neil Patrick Harris
2008 Beyond All Boundaries 1st Lt. David Hettema Voice only
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Barry Allen/The Flash Voice only
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Steve Voice only
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Lou the Beagle Voice only
2010 The Best and the Brightest Jeff Post-production
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Dick Grayson/Nightwing[33] Voice only
2011 A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas Neil Patrick Harris Filming
2011 The Smurfs Patrick Winslow Pre-production
2011 Rio
2011 Beastly Will Fratalli
Television
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1989 Hallmark Hall of Fame Lonnie Tibbetts Episode: “Home Fires Burning”
1989 B.L. Stryker Buder Campbell Episode: “Blues for Buder”
1989–1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. Douglas ‘Doogie’ Howser 97 Episodes
Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series (1990–1992)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – TV Series Musical or Comedy (1992)
1991 Blossom The ‘Charming’ Derek Slade Episode: “Blossom – A Rockumentary”
1991 The Simpsons Himself as Bart Simpson Episode: “Bart the Murderer
1992 Roseanne Dr. Doogie Howser Episode: “Less Is More”
1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Todd Andrews Episode: “A Formula for Hate”
1993 Quantum Leap Mike Hammond Episode: “Return of the Evil Leaper – October 8, 1956″
1993 Murder, She Wrote Tommy Remsen Episode: “Lone Witness”
1992–1995 Capitol Critters Max 13 Episodes
1996 The Outer Limits Howie Morrison Episode: “From Within”
1997 Homicide: Life on the Street Alan Schack Episode: “Valentine’s Day”
1999–2000 Stark Raving Mad Henry McNeeley 22 Episodes
2000 Will & Grace Bill Episode: “Girls, Interrupted”
2001 Static Shock Johnny Morrow Voice Only
Episode: “Replay”
2001 Son of the Beach Loverboy Episode: “Queefer Madness”
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Moyo Episode: “Tarzan and the Challenger”
2001 Ed Joe Baxter Episode: “Replacements”
2002 Touched by an Angel Jonas Episode: “The Princeless Bride”
2002 Justice League Ray Thompson Episode: “Legends: Part 1″
Episode: “Legends: Part 2″
2003 Boomtown Peter Corman Episode: “Monster’s Brawl”
2003 Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Peter Parker / Spider-Man 13 Episodes
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent John Tagman Episode: “Want”
2005 Numb3rs Ethan Burdick Episode: “Prime Suspect”
2005 Jack & Bobby Prof. Preston Phelps Episode: “Querida Grace”
2005–present How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson Main Role
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – TV Series (2009–2010)
Nominated—People’s Choice Award for Favorite Scene Stealing Star (2008)
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2007–2010)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – TV Series (2009)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy (2007–2008)
Nominated— Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy (2009)
2006 Me, Eloise Unknown Voice only
Episode: “Eloise Goes to School”
2007 Family Guy Barney Stinson Episode: “No Chris Left Behind
2008 Sesame Street The Fairy Shoeperson Episode: “Telly’s New Shoes”
2008 Anytime with Bob Kushell Himself Guest star
2008 Million Dollar Password Himself Guest Star
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold The Music Meister Episode: “Mayhem of the Music Meister!”
2009 Robot Chicken Various Episode: “President Hu Forbids It”
Episode: “The Ramblings of Maurice”
2009 Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special Ace Voice only
2009 Yes Virginia Dr. Philip O’Hanlon Voice only
2009 Family Guy Barney Stinson Episode: “Peter’s Progress
2010 Glee Bryan Ryan Episode: “Dream On (Glee)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar Dr. Blowhole Episode: “Dr. Blowhole’s Revenge
Theater
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1997 Rent Mark Cohen 2nd National Tour-LA, San Diego
1998 Romeo and Juliet Romeo Montague Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
2001 Sweeney Todd Tobias Ragg San Francisco Symphony Orchestra concert version
2002 Proof Hal Broadway
2003 Cabaret Emcee Broadway
2004 The Paris Letter Young Anton/Burt Sarris
2004 Assassins Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer Broadway
2005 Tick, Tick… BOOM! Jon Menier Chocolate Factory, London
2006 All My Sons Chris Keller Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
2006 Amadeus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Hollywood Bowl
2010 Rent Live At The Hollywood Bowl Director
2011 Company Robert New York Philharmonic Concert Version
Web television
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2008 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Dr. Horrible (Billy)
2008 Prop 8: The Musical A Very Smart Fellow
Video games
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2008 Saints Row 2 Veteran Child voice over
2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard Wallace “Wally” Wellesley voice over
2010 Rock of the Dead Unnamed character voice over
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Peter Parker / Amazing Spider-Man voice over
Theme parks
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2010–Present California Screamin’ Victorian Carnival Character safety spiels and launch countdown

Awards

List of awards and nominations
Year↓ Award↓ Category↓ Result↓ Title↓
1989 Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Nominated Clara’s Heart
1989 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated Clara’s Heart
1990 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series Won Doogie Howser, M.D.
1991 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series Won Doogie Howser, M.D.
1992 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series Won Doogie Howser, M.D.
1992 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical Nominated Doogie Howser, M.D.
2007 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2007 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2008 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Scene Stealing Star Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2008 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2009 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2009 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2009 Bravo A-List Awards A-List Male Actor Won
2009 Streamy Awards Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series Won Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
2010 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2009–2010 Golden Icon Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Television Series Won How I Met Your Mother
2010 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated How I Met Your Mother
2010 Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Won Glee
2010 Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Program Won 63rd Annual Tony Awards
2010 Spike Video Game Awards Best Performance by a Human Male Won Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
2011 People’s Choice Awards Favourite TV Comedy Actor Won How I Met Your Mother

 

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