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John Levene

John Levene, “RSM Benton” (1968-1975)

John Levene (born John Anthony Woods, December 24, 1941) is an English actor. His best-known role was that of Corporal, Sergeant, and later Warrant Officer, John Benton, of the UNIT in the science-fiction television series Doctor Who.

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20th Century Highlights

  • Doctor Who (BBC1, 1963-1989, 1996) – “Corporal/Sergeant/RSM Benton” (1968-1975)
  • Wartime (Reeltime Pictures, 1987) – “Warrant Officer John Benton”

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Little Richard

Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman, December 5, 1932) is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and actor. A pop music and culture icon, Little Richard’s most-celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship presaged the rise of rock and roll. His music influenced many other popular music genres, including soul, funk and hip hop and shaped generations of rhythm and blues artists.

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20th Century Highlights

  • “Long Tall Sally” (1957), UK #3
  • “She’s Got It” (1957), UK #15
  • “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1957), UK #9
  • “Lucille” (1957), UK #10
  • “Jenny Jenny” (1957), UK #11
  • “Good Golly Miss Molly” (1958), UK #8
  • “Baby Face” (1959), UK #2
  • “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” (1959), UK #17
  • “Bama Lama Bama Loo” (1964), UK #20

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director and artist who became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. 
She is currently co-starring in the Sherlock Holmes–inspired crime drama series Elementary as Joan Watson for which she won the Seoul International Drama Award for Best Actress.

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20th Century Highlights

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995-1999) – one episode in Season 1, 1995
  • The X-Files (1993-2002) – “Kim Hsin” in one episode of Season 3, 1996
  • Pearl (1996-1997) – “Amy Li”
  • Ally McBeal (1997-2002) – “Ling Woo” in Seasons 2-4 (1998-2001)
  • Payback (1999) – “Pearl”. UK release date March 26, 1999.

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