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Tom Baker

Tom Baker (born January 20, 1934) is an English actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a longer tenure than any other actor.

Married three times, the second to Doctor Who co-star Lalla Ward, Baker has two sons from his first marriage.

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20th Century Highlights

  • Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) – “Grigori Rasputin”
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) – “Prince Koura”
  • The Vault of Horror (1973) – “Moore”
  • The Mutations (1974) – “Lynch”
  • Doctor Who (BBC1, 1963-1989, 1996) – “The Doctor” (1974-1981)
  • The Book Tower (1979-1989) – presenter (1979-1981)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (BBC1, 1982) – “Sherlock Holmes”
  • Medics (ITV, 1990-1995) – “Dr Geoffrey Hoyt” (1992-1995)
  • Cluedo (ITV, 1990-1993) – “Professor Plum” (1992)
  • “Who On Earth is Tom Baker?” (1997 autobiography) – author
  • “The Boy Who Kicked Pigs” (1999 short novel) – author

Linda Blair

Linda Blair (born January 22, 1959) is an American actress, film producer and animal rights activist. Blair is best known for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the film The Exorcist (1973), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe. Blair would go on to star in numerous controversial dramatic television, exploitation and horror films.

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20th Century Highlights

  • The Exorcist (1973), “Regan MacNeil”
  • Sweet Hostage (1975 TV movie), “Doris Mae Withers”
  • Victory at Entebbe (1976 TV movie, released in UK cinemas), “Chana Vilnofsky”
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), “Regan MacNeil”
  • Repossessed (1990), “Nancy Aglet”

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