Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2006: G


Gabor, Zsa Zsa
Born 6 February 1917  (Budapest, Hungary)
Nine-times married, cop-slapping actress. Was in a coma for a while after a collision between her car and a lamp-post on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard in November 2002.
[Picture of Zsa Zsa Gabor]


Galbraith, John Kenneth John Kenneth Galbraith is no longer with us
Born 15 October 1908  (Iona Station, Ontario, Canada)

Died 29 April 2006  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Rebellious economist, former professor of economics at Harvard University and editor of Fortune magazine.
[Picture of John Kenneth Galbraith]


Gallo, Ernest (Died in 2007)
Born 18 March 1909  (Jackson, California, USA)
Patriarch of the Californian winemaking dynasty which bears his name. Responsible for such quality products as Turning Leaf Chardonnay, beloved of wannabe sophisticated young women, and Thunderbird, beloved of students and tramps.
[Picture of Ernest Gallo]


Gambaccini, Paul
Born 2 April 1949  (New York, New York, USA)
DJ and music writer.
[Picture of Paul Gambaccini]


Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Born 6 March 1928  (Aracataca, Colombia)
Latin American writer, author of "La Hojaresca" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
[Picture of Gabriel Garcia Marquez]


Gardiner, Dame Helen (Died in 2001)
Born 24 April 1901  (place of birth unknown)
Former Chief Clerk of Buckingham Palace, and a witness at the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial in 1960, when D.H. Lawrence stood accused of contravening the Obscene Publications Act. Died in 2001.
[Picture of Dame Helen Gardiner]


Gardner, Martin (Died in 2010)
Born 21 October 1914  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
Wrote a popular mathematical puzzles column in "Scientific American" magazine for 25 years.
[Picture of Martin Gardner]


Gascoigne, Paul
Born 27 May 1967  (Gateshead, Co Durham, England)
Flawed genius of the football field, who played for Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and of course England, when he wasn't busy boozing and/or crying. Recent photos show him looking dreadful, and have prompted speculation that he may have AIDS. At one stage, he was reputed to be planning to change his name by deed poll to G8, but changed his mind after the Live 8 concert.
[Picture of Paul Gascoigne]


Geldof, Bob
Born 5 October 1951  (Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
Former Boomtown Rats frontman turned shouty, sweary Live Aid and Live 8 organiser. Has been looking even rougher than usual of late, which certainly takes some doing.
[Picture of Bob Geldof]


George, Bobby
Date and place of birth unknown
Cockney darts player. The only person in the world who wears more jewellery than Jimmy Savile or Michael Carroll. Born 1945.
[Picture of Bobby George]


George, Boy
Born 14 June 1961  (Eltham, Kent, England)
Cross-dressing lead singer of Culture Club and later solo artist, born George Alan O'Dowd.
[Picture of Boy George]


Getty, Estelle (Died in 2008)
Born 25 July 1923  (New York, New York, USA)
Played the little old granny in the "The Golden Girls", but is in fact a few weeks younger than her co-star, Bea Arthur.
[Picture of Estelle Getty]


Gies, Miep (Died in 2010)
Born 15 February 1909  (Vienna, Austria)
Protector of Anne Frank in WWII. Pub fact: her first name inspired the noise that Road Runner makes when taunting Wile E. Coyote.
[Picture of Miep Gies]


Gilmour, Gary
Born 26 June 1951  (Waratah, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian cricketer who destroyed England in the 1975 World Cup semi-final. Not to be confused with the American death row prisoner of the same name.
[Picture of Gary Gilmour]


Giscard D'Estaing, Valéry
Born 2 February 1926  (Koblenz, Germany)
President of France from 1974-81.
[Picture of Valéry Giscard D'Estaing]


Giuliani, Rudolph
Born 28 May 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Mayor of New York, 1994-2001.
[Picture of Rudolph Giuliani]


Glenamara, Lord (Died in 2012)
Born 17 December 1912  (place of birth unknown)
Former Deputy Prime Minister in Harold Wilson's Labour government, Leader of the House of Commons, and now member of the House of Lords and Chancellor of Northumbria "University". His real name is Edward Short.
[Picture of Lord Glenamara]


Glenn, John
Born 18 June 1921  (Cambridge, Ohio, USA)
Astronaut and politician - the first American to orbit Earth.
[Picture of John Glenn]


Glitter, Gary
Born 8 May 1944  (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England)
1970s glam rocker who was jailed in the UK in 1999 for possession of hardcore child porn. He then went to Cambodia, but was expelled from there, before settling in Vietnam, where he was arrested in November 2005 for allegedly having sex with underage girls. If found guilty, he potentially faces the death sentence. "Do you wanna be in my gang?" Er...we'll give it a miss, thanks, Gary.
[Picture of Gary Glitter]


Glory, Marie (Died in 2009)
Born 3 March 1905  (Mortagne-au-Perche, Normandy, France)
Film actress whose career peaked in the 1930s.
[Picture of Marie Glory]


Goode, Coleridge
Born 29 November 1914  (St Andrews, Jamaica, West Indies)
Jazz double bassist. Played with Max Ellington and Joe Harriott.
[Picture of Coleridge Goode]


Goodman, John
Born 20 June 1952  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Rotund funnyman, actor and bit of poke for 'Roseanne'.
[Picture of John Goodman]


Goodrem, Delta
Born 9 November 1984  (Sydney, Australia)
Yet another member of the Neighbours cast who has inexplicably ended up as a pop star. Reported in August 2003 to be receiving treatment for Hodgkin's Disease, a form of cancer which has a 90% survival rate.
[Picture of Delta Goodrem]


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years. Her off-screen love life has been the stuff of a tabloid editor's dreams: 3 short-lived marriages (one of which was annulled after the reception), 2 called-off engagements, numerous headline-grabbing relationships with other C-rate celebs, and a couple of lesbian flings to boot.
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


Gorbachev, Mikhail
Born 2 March 1931  (Privolnoye, Stavropol, Russia)
Joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1952, rising steadily to become its General Secretary from 1985-91 and President of the USSR from 1990-91. Has a map of Italy tattooed on his head for some reason.
[Picture of Mikhail Gorbachev]


Gormley, Antony
Born 30 August 1950  (London, England)
British sculptor and member of the Royal Academy who is best known for the enormous "Angel of the North", which overlooks the A1 at Gateshead. In 1994 he won the Turner Prize with "Field for the British Isles".
[Picture of Antony Gormley]


Gossett (jnr), Louis
Born 27 May 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gangly actor who turned down an offer to play professional basketball in order to go into films instead. Won an Oscar in 1982 for his part in 'An Officer and a Gentleman', and has gone on to play various tough guys and rough diamonds since.
[Picture of Louis Gossett (jnr)]


Gough, Michael (Died in 2011)
Born 23 November 1917  (Malaya (now Malaysia))
Character actor who has played all sorts of serious roles, but is only ever remembered for being Alfred the butler in the late '80s/early '90s Batman movies.
[Picture of Michael Gough]


Graham, Rev Billy
Born 7 November 1918  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Travelling evangelist who has been preaching his doctrine of sin and salvation around the world for almost 60 years. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992.
[Picture of Rev Billy Graham]


Grant, Russell
Born 4 February 1951  (Middlesex, England)
Large, camp TV & newspaper astrologer.
[Picture of Russell Grant]


Grass, Günter
Born 16 October 1927  (Danzig, Germany)
German Nobel Prize-winning novelist: "The Tin Drum".
[Picture of Günter Grass]


Graveney, Tom
Born 16 June 1927  (Riding Mill, Northumberland, England)
Former England Test cricketer turned commentator.
[Picture of Tom Graveney]


Greaves, Jimmy
Born 20 February 1940  (Poplar, London, England)
British football legend.
[Picture of Jimmy Greaves]


Green, Tom
Born 30 July 1971  (Pembroke, Ontario, Canada)
Actor who was briefly married to Drew Barrymore, and now has cancer.
[Picture of Tom Green]


Greenwood, Ron Ron Greenwood is no longer with us
Born 11 November 1921  (Burnley, Lancashire, England)

Died 8 February 2006  (Suffolk, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
A run-of-the-mill professional footballer who went on to enjoy more success as a manager, leading West Ham for 13 years and England for five.
[Picture of Ron Greenwood]


Greer, Germaine
Born 29 January 1939  (Melbourne, Australia)
Six-foot tall, tub-thumping feminist Aussie writer, best known for her book "The Female Eunuch" and her frequent appearances on chat shows, where she tries to make out that she isn't that scary really.
[Picture of Germaine Greer]


Griffith, Andy (Died in 2012)
Born 1 June 1926  (Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA)
American TV personality, star of the eponymous "Andy Griffith Show".
[Picture of Andy Griffith]


Griffith, Kenneth Kenneth Griffith is no longer with us
Born 12 October 1921  (Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales)

Died 25 June 2006  (London, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Actor and documentarist.
[Picture of Kenneth Griffith]


Griffiths, Richard (Died in 2013)
Born 31 July 1947  (Thornaby-on-Tees, England)
Gargantuanly fat character actor, perhaps at his best as the lusty Uncle Monty in "Withnail and I" (1987). He also used his canny knack for dialect to take on two roles as Dr Mannheimer/Earl Hacker in "Naked Gun 2˝" (1991), and wobbled his boat-load of jowls as Uncle Vernon Dursley in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
[Picture of Richard Griffiths]


Gyatso, Tenzin
Born 6 July 1935  (Tibet)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. According to our contributor, he's a nice guy, you'd want him for a grandfather, and he is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
[Picture of Tenzin Gyatso]

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