Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2006: S


Saatchi, Charles
Born 10 June 1943  (Baghdad, Iraq)
Advertising tycoon and art collector.
[Picture of Charles Saatchi]


Saberhagen, Fred (Died in 2007)
Born 18 May 1930  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Science fiction and fantasy author.
[Picture of Fred Saberhagen]


Sagor Maas, Frederica (Died in 2012)
Born 6 July 1900  (New York, New York, USA)
Early Hollywood screenwriter.
[Picture of Frederica Sagor Maas]


Sales, Soupy (Died in 2009)
Born 8 January 1926  (Franklinton, North Carolina, USA)
Born Milton Supman. Now a radio personality, but previously a children's show host. Famous for hitting his guests in the face with pies and for telling his young viewers to send him "those green pieces of paper with pictures of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Lincoln and Jefferson on them" from their parents' wallets and purses.
[Picture of Soupy Sales]


Salinger, J. D. (Died in 2010)
Born 1 January 1919  (New York, New York, USA)
Writer of (for the most part) short stories, whose only novel - "Catcher in the Rye" (1951) - is the basis of his literary reputation. The same novel was also famous as being the book that Mark Chapman was holding when he murdered John Lennon. Rumours that Salinger (who hasn't published anything since 1965) is in fact the same person as the similarly reclusive Thomas Pynchon (author of novels such as "V" and "Gravity's Rainbow", all published since 1965) are, sadly, unfounded. JD = Jack Daniels. Actually, that's not true: it's really Jerome David.
[Picture of J. D. Salinger]


Sallis, Peter
Born 1 February 1921  (Twickenham, Middlesex, England)
Comic actor who played Norman Clegg in the British TV series "Last of the Summer Wine". More recently he has provided the voice of Wallace out of "Wallace & Gromit".
[Picture of Peter Sallis]


Salvador, Henri (Died in 2008)
Born 18 July 1917  (Cayenne, French Guinea)
Songwriter and crooner, who has been a star attraction in France for seven decades, despite stiff competition from other top-quality French singers such as Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Hallyday.
[Picture of Henri Salvador]


Sanchez, Diego Leon Montoya
Born 11 January 1958  (Trujillo, Colombia)
Colombian drug baron who is on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted" list, with a $5m bounty on his head. Is said to provide 45% of the world's cocaine. Protected by a troop of military defectors, a bit like the A-Team.
[Picture of Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez]


Santo, Ron (Died in 2010)
Born 25 February 1940  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Former star of the Chicago Cubs (that's baseball, for anyone who's not sure). He has suffered from diabetes his whole life (organising many fundraising activities for related charities), and has had to have both legs amputated, which is presumably why he's falling over backwards in the photo.
[Picture of Ron Santo]


Sassoon, Vidal (Died in 2012)
Born 17 January 1928  (London, England)
Former hairdresser and hawker of haircare products.
[Picture of Vidal Sassoon]


Savile, Sir Jimmy (Died in 2011)
Born 30 October 1926  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Former DJ, presenter of "Top of the Pops", and most famously, the cigar-wielding, shellsuit-wearing presenter of his own TV show for kids, "Jim'll Fix It". Goodness gracious, goodness gracious, guys and gals, is Uncle Jimmy going to cark it this year?
[Picture of Sir Jimmy Savile]


Scales, Prunella
Born 22 June 1932  (Surrey, England)
Actress - played Sybil Fawlty in "Fawlty Towers" and went on to appear in "After Henry" and various Tesco adverts. Wife of Timothy West, and frankly the pair of insufferable Bible-bashers deserve each other.
[Picture of Prunella Scales]


Scargill, Arthur
Born 11 January 1938  (Worsbrough Dale, South Yorkshire, England)
Former miner, Communist, and president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Fought a bitter battle of wills with Margaret Thatcher during the 1984-85 miners' strike, lost, and then founded his own political party, the Socialist Labour Party, which has had little success at the polls.
[Picture of Arthur Scargill]


Scarrabelotti, Frank (Died in 2007)
Born 4 August 1896  (Bungawalbin, New South Wales, Australia)
Australia's oldest man.
[Picture of Frank Scarrabelotti]


Schaefer, Paul (Died in 2010)
Born 4 December 1921  (Sieburg, Germany)
Former member of the Nazi youth movement and later founder of a commune (some say cult) of German immigrants in Chile.
[Picture of Paul Schaefer]


Schallert, William
Born 6 July 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor with 150 film credits to his name, but somehow manages to have avoided hitting the big time.
[Picture of William Schallert]


Scheel, Walter
Born 8 July 1919  (Solingen, Germany)
Federal President of West Germany, 1974-79.
[Picture of Walter Scheel]


Scheider, Roy (Died in 2008)
Born 10 November 1932  (Orange, New Jersey, USA)
Actor who started out in cheesy horror flicks before landing a starring role as police chief Martin Brody in "Jaws".
[Picture of Roy Scheider]


Schell, Maximilian
Born 8 December 1930  (Vienna, Austria)
Veteran film actor with a career spanning 50 years and an Oscar for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg". Has diabetes, and after collapsing at a film festival in 2000, was diagnosed as suffering from acute pancreatitis as well. Godfather to Angelina Jolie.
[Picture of Maximilian Schell]


Schlesinger Jr, Arthur (Died in 2007)
Born 15 October 1917  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Historian, Pullitzer Prize-winning author, and JFK's speech writer.
[Picture of Arthur Schlesinger Jr]


Schmidt, Helmut
Born 23 December 1918  (Hamburg, Germany)
German politician from the left-of-centre SPD party. Served as Chancellor of Germany from 1974-82.
[Picture of Helmut Schmidt]


Scholes, Paul
Born 16 November 1974  (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)
Ginger Manchester United and England footballer.
[Picture of Paul Scholes]


Schumacher, Michael
Born 3 January 1969  (Hürth-Hermülheim, Cologne, Germany)
Ralf's smarter older brother, who has won the Formula 1 world championship enough times to drain the EU champagne lake dry. Lives in Switzerland, and apparently his favourite drink is apple juice mixed with sparkling water. Life in the fast lane!
[Picture of Michael Schumacher]


Schumacher, Ralf
Born 30 June 1975  (Hürth-Hermülheim, Cologne, Germany)
Unspectacular Formula 1 driver, currently residing in Austria, presumably to keep out of the shadow of his brother.
[Picture of Ralf Schumacher]


Schwartz, Sherwood (Died in 2011)
Born 14 November 1916  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)
American TV producer, most notably of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch".
[Picture of Sherwood Schwartz]


Schwarzkopf, Dame Elisabeth Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is no longer with us
Born 9 December 1915  (Jarotchin, Germany)

Died 3 August 2006  (Schruns, Vorarlberg, Austria)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
German-born but naturalized British opera singer, who didn't perform in public after 1971.
[Picture of Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf]


Schwarzkopf, Norman (Died in 2012)
Born 22 August 1934  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
US Army general who coordinated Operation Desert Storm during Gulf War I. After his retirement, Stormin' Norman wrote his autobiography and did voiceovers for TV programmes about the military. In 2003, many were surprised to find him an outspoken critic of Gulf War II.
[Picture of Norman Schwarzkopf]


Scott King, Coretta Coretta Scott King is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1927  (Heiberger, Alabama, USA)

Died 30 January 2006  (Rosarito Beach, Mexico)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Widow of Martin Luther King, who campaigned in her own right against capital punishment and the war on Iraq, and in favour of women's rights, lesbian and gay rights and AIDS/HIV prevention.
[Picture of Coretta Scott King]


Scruggs, Earl (Died in 2012)
Born 6 January 1924  (Flint Hill, North Carolina, USA)
Banjo-playing bluegrass musician whose style gradually became more rock-oriented after splitting from his musical partner Lester Flatt in 1969. Together they'd formed the Foggy Mountain Boys, generally regarded as the all-time definitive bluegrass band, and presumably the inspiration for the "hilarious" Soggy Bottom Boys in the Coen brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" - generally regarded as the all-time most overrated film.
[Picture of Earl Scruggs]


Searle, Ronald (Died in 2011)
Born 3 March 1920  (Cambridge, England)
Cartoonist, illustrator of the original "St. Trinian's" books, and former prisoner of war. His work is arguably indistinguishable from that of Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman, though Searle can unarguably claim to have come first.
[Picture of Ronald Searle]


Seeger, Pete
Born 3 May 1919  (New York, New York, USA)
Folk singer, songwriter and political activist. Wrote or co-wrote "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn".
[Picture of Pete Seeger]


Sewell, George (Died in 2007)
Born 31 August 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Actor - played Col. Alex Freeman in UFO.
[Picture of George Sewell]


Shah, Mohammed Zahir (Died in 2007)
Born 16 October 1914  (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Afghanistan's last king - ruled the country from 1933 to 1973, before being ousted by Soviet-backed Communists. Spent much of 2003 and 2004 in and out of hospital with various ailments.
[Picture of Mohammed Zahir Shah]


Shain, Edith (Died in 2010)
Date and place of birth unknown
Nurse who was being kissed by a sailor in the famous photo taken in Times Square in 1945. Born 1918.
[Picture of Edith Shain]


Shamir, Yitzhak (Died in 2012)
Born 15 October 1915  (Ruzinoy, Poland)
Prime Minister of Israel from 1983-84 and again from 1986-92. Ironically started his political career as a member of an underground Jewish militant organization opposed to the British occupation of Palestine in the 1930s and '40s.
[Picture of Yitzhak Shamir]


Shand, Major Bruce Major Bruce Shand is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1917  (London, England)

Died 11 June 2006  (Dorset, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Decorated WWII hero, father of Camilla Parker-Bowles, and thus Prince Charles's father-in-law.
[Picture of Major Bruce Shand]


Shankar, Ravi (Died in 2012)
Born 7 April 1920  (Varanasi, West Bengal, India)
The Beatles' sitar guru.
[Picture of Ravi Shankar]


Sharif, Omar
Born 10 April 1932  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Actor and bridge-player who will probably be remembered for his roles in the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr Zhivago", rather than for his role in headbutting a French policeman in 2003. Real name: Michael Shalhoub.
[Picture of Omar Sharif]


Sharon, Ariel
Born 27 February 1928  (Kfar Malal, Palestine (now in Israel))
Leader of the Likud party, and, since 2001, Prime Minister of Israel.
[Picture of Ariel Sharon]


Shatner, William
Born 22 March 1931  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor who will forever be known as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, playing the character in the original "Star Trek" series and reprising the role in seven of the films and various related spin-offs. He also played T. J. Hooker and wrote his own series of science-fiction novels, "TekWar", which were subsequently adapted for TV. Has recorded highly amusing cover versions of The Byrds' "Mr Tambourine Man" and Pulp's "Common People".
[Picture of William Shatner]


Shaw, Run Run
Born 4 October 1907  (Shanghai, China)
Hong Kong film producer; founder of Shaw Studios; major benefactor of HK public works.
[Picture of Run Run Shaw]


Shaw, Sandie
Born 26 February 1947  (Dagenham, Essex, England)
Singer who adopted a ludicrous pseudonym, shunned footwear, and had a few hits in the 1960s (her real name is Sandra Goodrich). Since then she has basically disappeared off the radar, though 1984's "Hand in Glove" heralded a very brief revival, courtesy of The Smiths. In 1996 she set up the Arts Clinic, which is a sort of Betty Ford outreach service.
[Picture of Sandie Shaw]


Shea, George Beverly (Died in 2013)
Born 1 February 1909  (Winchester, Ontario, Canada)
Prominent singer/songwriter of gospel music.
[Picture of George Beverly Shea]


Sheed, Wilfred (Died in 2011)
Born 27 December 1930  (London, England)
Writer and literary critic.
[Picture of Wilfred Sheed]


Shelby, Carroll (Died in 2012)
Born 11 January 1923  (Leesburg, Texas, USA)
Car designer and manufacturer, famous for his Mustang and Cobra.
[Picture of Carroll Shelby]


Sheldon, Sidney (Died in 2007)
Born 11 February 1917  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Best-selling author (e.g. "The Doomsday Conspiracy") and Oscar-winning screenwriter (e.g. "The Bachelor"). He also created the TV series "Hart to Hart", which starred Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers.
[Picture of Sidney Sheldon]


Sherman, Richard M.
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Responsible for coming up with the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", the aural assault that is "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", and the songs in any number of Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" travesties. However, can be forgiven for "The Aristocats" and "The Jungle Book".
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


Shevardnadze, Eduard
Born 25 January 1928  (Manati, Lanchkhuti, Georgia)
Former KGB official and Soviet foreign minister who became leader of the Republic of Georgia following the break-up of the USSR. Initially popular, he was finally forced to resign the presidency at the end of 2003, following huge public protests.
[Picture of Eduard Shevardnadze]


Shipley, Debra
Born 22 June 1957  (Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England)
Former Labour MP for Stourbridge. Suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Debra Shipley]


Shriver, Robert Sargent (Died in 2011)
Born 9 November 1915  (Westminster, Maryland, USA)
Long-serving and well-connected US politician, married to JFK's sister Eunice. Now suffering from Alzheimer's, about which his daughter Maria has written a book entitled "Who The Hell Are You Again?". No it's not, it's called "What's Happening to Grandpa?".
[Picture of Robert Sargent Shriver]


Shulgin, Alexander
Born 17 June 1925  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Pharmacologist, generally credited with the popularisation of ecstasy.
[Picture of Alexander Shulgin]


Sihanouk, King (Died in 2012)
Born 31 October 1922  (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
Crowned King of Cambodia in 1941, but then abdicated 14 years later - in favour of his father. However, he subsequently became prime minister and was elected head of state in 1960 - only to be overthrown by a coup in 1970. Five years later the Khmer Rouge took control, and Sihanouk was head of state once more. But whaddaya know, almost immediately he'd been forced out of office. Then what happens? In 1982 he teams up with the Khmer Rouge (after they've been booted out by the Vietnamese) and becomes president in exile of the government of Democratic Kampuchea. He returned to Cambodia in 1991, and two years later, guess what? He's reinstated as King of Cambodia. Thoughout all of this, he somehow found the time to direct, produce and score 28 films. The saxophone-playing Tom Jones fan suffers from diabetes, heart problems, and colon cancer.
[Picture of King Sihanouk]


Simmons, Jean (Died in 2010)
Born 31 January 1929  (Crouch Hill, London, England)
English actress who starred in "Guys & Dolls", "Black Narcissus" and many other classics. Took on Howard Hughes and RKO over her contract in the early '50s and gave them a bit of a beating, which didn't seem to do her career any harm. Took to the bottle after offers of decent parts dried up, though got treatment for it in the '80s. Still doing voice work.
[Picture of Jean Simmons]


Simpson, Ashlee
Born 3 October 1984  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Talentless, jig-dancing, lip-synching American pop icon and sister of recent divorcee Jessica Simpson.
[Picture of Ashlee Simpson]


Simpson, John
Born 9 August 1944  (London, England)
BBC World Affairs correspondent.
[Picture of John Simpson]


Singh Sooden, Harmeet
Date and place of birth unknown
Taken hostage in Baghdad in November 2005, along with Norman Kember. Released in March 2006.
[Picture of Harmeet Singh Sooden]


Sistani, Ayatollah
Born in Mashad, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Radical Muslim cleric, born in 1929.
[Picture of Ayatollah Sistani]


Skate, Sir William Sir William Skate is no longer with us
Born in Papua New Guinea  (exact date unknown)

Died 3 January 2006  (Brisbane, Australia)

Age at death: 52  
Former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, born in 1953.
[Picture of Sir William Skate]


Slick, Grace
Born 30 October 1939  (Evanston, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Singer, of Jefferson Airplane, Starship and alcoholism fame.
[Picture of Grace Slick]


Smith, Anna Nicole (Died in 2007)
Born 28 November 1967  (Mexia, Texas, USA)
Topless dancer in a Houston bar who struck gold when she met and married 88-year-old billionaire Howard Marshall II. He promptly popped off, leaving the then Vickie Lynn Hogan to change her name, have over-the-top breast implants, pocket a rumoured $88m, and relaunch herself as a model-cum-reality TV star.
[Picture of Anna Nicole Smith]


Smith, Dame Maggie
Born 28 December 1934  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Actress who started out on stage with the likes of Laurence Olivier, before making the transition to the big screen and appearing in "Death On The Nile" and "A Room With A View", and more recently in the various Harry Potter adaptations.
[Picture of Dame Maggie Smith]


Smith, Ian (Died in 2007)
Born 8 April 1919  (Selukwe, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe))
Prime Minister of Rhodesia from 1964-79. He made a unilateral declaration of independence from the UK in November 1965, but few countries (not even South Africa) recognised the new state. In the late '70s, he was forced to enter negotiations with the Zapu and Zanu parties; these led to the creation of Zimbabwe. Was defeated in the first multi-racial elections by Robert Mugabe.
[Picture of Ian Smith]


Smith, Liz
Born 11 December 1925  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
A latecomer to the world of TV/film acting, who didn't get her first screen role until the age of 45. Now specialises in playing batty old ladies and appearing on camp chat shows (An Evening with Lily Savage, So Graham Norton) as...er...a batty old lady.
[Picture of Liz Smith]


Smith, Sir Cyril (Died in 2010)
Born 28 June 1928  (Rochdale, Lancashire, England)
Obese Liberal MP for Rochdale from 1972-92. Thought to have been the heaviest British MP ever. Has lived in the same modest terraced house since he was 16.
[Picture of Sir Cyril Smith]


Smith Jr, Aurelian
Born 30 May 1955  (Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA)
Wrestler, known as Jake "The Snake" Roberts, whose gimmick was to threaten his opponents with a python named Damien. Subsequent decline...drink...drugs...blah blah...you fill in the gaps.
[Picture of Aurelian Smith Jr]


Smyslov, Vasily (Died in 2010)
Born 24 March 1921  (Russia)
World chess champion in the 1950s. Once beat Bobby Fischer.
[Picture of Vasily Smyslov]


Snowdon, Lord
Born 7 March 1930  (London, England)
Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, celebrity photographer and former husband of Princess Margaret.
[Picture of Lord Snowdon]


Solzhenitsyn, Alexander (Died in 2008)
Born 11 December 1918  (Kislovodsk, Russia)
Exiled from the USSR for 20 years, the massively-bearded dissident writer and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature eventually returned home to Russia after the fall of communism. He was operated on for a tumour in the 1950s while at a labour camp in Kazakhstan, and was reportedly "near death" in 1953. Admitted to hospital at the end of 2002 amid speculation that he had suffered a stroke, it was revealed early in 2003 that he was simply being treated for high blood pressure.
[Picture of Alexander Solzhenitsyn]


Souness, Graeme
Born 6 May 1953  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Football player and manager - captained the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s, and has managed Liverpool, Torino, Benfica and Newcastle United. Underwent major heart surgery in 1992. His trademark curly hair and moustache undoubtedly influenced Harry Enfield's "Arr eyy, calm down" Scouse characters, although Souness himself is a dourrr Scot.
[Picture of Graeme Souness]


Spangler, Spanky
Date and place of birth unknown
Stuntman and all-purpose daredevil.
[Picture of Spanky Spangler]


Spark, Muriel Muriel Spark is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1918  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 13 April 2006  (Civitella della Chiana, Tuscany, Italy)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Novelist who wrote "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" in 1962, but little else of any note. Real name: Muriel Sarah Camberg.
[Picture of Muriel Spark]


Spector, Phil
Born 26 December 1940  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Highly influential record producer who was responsible for some of the best-known pop music of the 1960s and '70s, including tracks by Gene Pitney, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and The Ramones. Invented the "Wall of Sound" production technique. Indicted for murder in 2003.
[Picture of Phil Spector]


Spelling, Aaron Aaron Spelling is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1923  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Died 23 June 2006  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Hollywood producer behind many of the best-known American TV shows of the 1970s and '80s, including "Charlie's Angels", "Dynasty", "Starsky and Hutch" and "Beverly Hills 90210".
[Picture of Aaron Spelling]


Spencer, John John Spencer is no longer with us
Born 19 June 1935  (Radcliffe, Lancashire, England)

Died 11 July 2006  (Bolton, Greater Manchester, England)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
3 times world snooker champion (1969, '71 and '77). Died after a lengthy battle against stomach cancer.
[Picture of John Spencer]


Spillane, Mickey Mickey Spillane is no longer with us
Born 9 March 1918  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 17 July 2006  (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Comic book author and trampoline artiste who helped create Captain America and Captain Marvel, before turning to writing crime novels, mostly featuring archetypal tough, no-nonsense detective Mike Hammer.
[Picture of Mickey Spillane]


Squire, Rachel Rachel Squire is no longer with us
Born 13 July 1954  (Surrey, England)

Died 5 January 2006  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
Labour MP for Dunfermline & Fife West. Suffered a stroke in June 2005, thought to be a result of brain tumours. Another one in January '06 proved fatal.
[Picture of Rachel Squire]


St Laurent, Yves (Died in 2008)
Born 1 August 1936  (Oran, Algeria)
One of the leading figures in twentieth-century fashion, who started out working for Christian Dior at the age of 17, and went on to set up his own label in 1962. He is credited in particular with revolutionising women's fashion in the 1960s. Retired early in 2002, explaining that he had been "battling ill health and depression" for many years. Not surprising when you consider that he reportedly used to get through 150 cigarettes and 20 cans of soft drink a day.
[Picture of Yves St Laurent]


Staff, Kathy (Died in 2008)
Born 12 July 1928  (Dukinfield, Cheshire, England)
Veteran actress of TV shitcom "Last Of The Summer Wine", in which she played Nora Batty.
[Picture of Kathy Staff]


Stalin, Svetlana (Died in 2011)
Born 28 February 1926  (Moscow, Russia)
Daughter of Joseph Stalin, now (perhaps wisely) goes by the name of Lana Peters.
[Picture of Svetlana Stalin]


Stallone, Jackie
Born in Washington, DC, USA  (exact date unknown)
Bonkers mother of Sylvester Stallone who claims that she's a psychic, believes that dogs can predict the future, and tells fibs about her age (she was probably born in 1923, but she says 1933 or 1934, which would have made her about 12 when Sly was born).
[Picture of Jackie Stallone]


Stang, Arnold (Died in 2009)
Born 28 September 1925  (USA)
American actor.
[Picture of Arnold Stang]


Stanton, Harry Dean
Born 14 July 1926  (West Irvine, Kentucky, USA)
Versatile character actor who has appeared in films such as "The Green Mile", "Repo Man" and "Paris, Texas." He also sings and plays guitar in his own band.
[Picture of Harry Dean Stanton]


Stapleton, Jean (Died in 2013)
Born 19 January 1923  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress - Edith Bunker on "All in the Family".
[Picture of Jean Stapleton]


Stardust, Alvin
Born 27 September 1942  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Glove-wearing '70s pop star, born Bernard William Jewry. Was married to Liza Goddard. Later found God.
[Picture of Alvin Stardust]


Starr, Ringo
Born 7 July 1940  (Liverpool, Merseyside, England)
The Beatles' drummer and Thomas The Tank Engine's narrator. Real name Richard Starkey.
[Picture of Ringo Starr]


Steele, Tommy
Born 17 December 1936  (Bermondsey, London, England)
British entertainer, born Thomas Hicks. He enjoyed massive success with a singing career in the 1950s, before moving into acting in the 1960s.
[Picture of Tommy Steele]


Steinbrenner, George (Died in 2010)
Born 4 July 1930  (Rocky River, Ohio, USA)
American businessman who owns the New York Yankees baseball team. In 1974 he was fined $20,000 in connection with the Watergate scandal. Ben Affleck once described him as "the center of evil in the universe" - though the fact that Affleck is a die-hard Red Sox fan may have something to do with this view.
[Picture of George Steinbrenner]


Stevens, Ray
Born 24 January 1939  (Clarkdale, Georgia, USA)
Comedy singer - "Ahab The Arab", "Everything Is Beautiful", "Too Drunk To Fish" etc.
[Picture of Ray Stevens]


Stewart, Rod
Born 10 January 1945  (Highgate, London, England)
Past-his-prime rock star who pays young blondes to pretend to like him. Best-known hits include "Maggie May", "You Wear It Well" and the mildly sickening "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?". Far superior, though, is the classic "Stay With Me", which he co-wrote and recorded while a member of The Faces. Underwent surgery in 2000 after suspected thyroid cancer.
[Picture of Rod Stewart]


Stolojan, Theodor Dumitru
Born 24 October 1943  (Romania)
Former Romanian prime minister (1991-2), suffering serious health problems.
[Picture of Theodor Dumitru Stolojan]


Stone, William (Died in 2009)
Born 23 September 1900  (Ledstone, Devon, England)
World War I veteran.
[Picture of William Stone]


Strawberry, Darryl
Born 12 March 1962  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former baseball player who has had all sorts of problems in his personal life, not to mention with drugs and colon cancer.
[Picture of Darryl Strawberry]


Streeter, Tanya
Born 10 January 1973  (Grand Cayman)
World champion freediver. Has dived to depths of over 500ft without oxygen.
[Picture of Tanya Streeter]


Stringfellow, Peter
Born 17 October 1940  (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)
Britain's most famous nightclub owner, often lampooned for his hairstyle and dress sense.
[Picture of Peter Stringfellow]


Stroessner, Alfredo Alfredo Stroessner is no longer with us
Born 3 November 1912  (Encarnación, Paraguay)

Died 16 August 2006  (Brasilia, Brazil)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Son of a German immigrant, who became President and dictator of Paraguay in 1954, and was re-elected several times (not surprisingly, since he was the only candidate in most of the elections), before finally being deposed in 1989. Finished his life in exile in Brazil.
[Picture of Alfredo Stroessner]


Stuart, Gloria (Died in 2010)
Born 4 July 1910  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Hollywood actress who had a prolific career during the 1930s and 1940s, following which she retired. However, she returned to acting in the 1970s and has appeared in numerous films since, most notably the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic".
[Picture of Gloria Stuart]


Styron, William William Styron is no longer with us
Born 11 June 1925  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)

Died 1 November 2006  (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and "Sophie's Choice".
[Picture of William Styron]


Suarez Rivera, Cardinal Adolfo Antonio (Died in 2008)
Born 9 January 1927  (Chiapas, Mexico)
Archbishop of Monterrey in Mexico. Missed the April 2005 papal conclave due to ill health.
[Picture of Cardinal Adolfo Antonio Suarez Rivera]


Sugden, Mollie (Died in 2009)
Born 21 July 1922  (Keighley, Yorkshire, England)
Played Mrs Slocombe in "Are You Being Served?"
[Picture of Mollie Sugden]


Suharto (Died in 2008)
Born 8 June 1921  (Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia)
Former president of Indonesia, whose family are constantly embroiled in allegations of corruption (particularly his son Tommy, who was jailed for 15 years in 2002 for murdering a supreme court judge). Rarely seen in public nowadays, he has had numerous health problems in recent years, involving several strokes and various kidney, liver and heart complaints, although it has been suggested that these were invented to avoid having to turn up in court. Like many Indonesians, he only uses one name.
[Picture of Suharto]


Sutcliffe, Peter
Born 2 June 1946  (Bingley, West Yorkshire, England)
The Yorkshire Ripper, imprisoned for life in 1981 for murdering 13 women and leaving 7 others for dead over the previous 6 years.
[Picture of Peter Sutcliffe]


Swarbrick, Dave
Born 5 April 1941  (New Malden, Surrey, England)
Fiddle player with Fairport Convention. Erroneously reported dead by the Daily Telegraph in 1999, and had a double lung transplant 5 years later.
[Picture of Dave Swarbrick]


Sykes, Eric (Died in 2012)
Born 4 May 1923  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Comic actor who has also written and directed a number of silent films (most recently "The Big Freeze" in 1993, in which he starred alongside Bob Hoskins). Like numerous other comics of his generation, he started out by entertaining the troops during World War II. Those glasses he wears aren't for his eyesight - apparently they serve only to disguise a bone-conduction hearing aid.
[Picture of Eric Sykes]

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