Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: D


Dahl, Robert
Born 17 December 1915  (Inwood, Ioha, USA)
US political analyst.
[Picture of Robert Dahl]


Dale, Alan
Born 6 May 1947  (Dunedin, New Zealand)
Depending on your age/TV likes - Jim Robinson in "Neighbours" or Bradford Meade in "Ugly Betty". Rather worringly for Dale, three of his best known characters have died of heart-attacks...
[Picture of Alan Dale]


Dale, Dick
Born 4 May 1937  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Surf-rock guitarist.
[Picture of Dick Dale]


Dale, Jim
Born 15 August 1935  (Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England)
Actor, one of the few living stars of Carry On, whose Carry On legend status was severly damaged when he appeared in the woeful Carry on Columbus.
[Picture of Jim Dale]


Dall, Evelyn (Died in 2010)
Born 8 January 1918  (Bronx, New York City, USA)
Actress & singer, mainly in musicals on stage or on film. Also a popular singer during WW2.
[Picture of Evelyn Dall]


Daly, Cardinal Cahal Cardinal Cahal Daly is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1917  (Loughguile, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Died 31 December 2009  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Fomer Archbishop of Armagh between 1990 & 1996.
[Picture of Cardinal Cahal Daly]


Daly, John
Born 28 April 1966  (Carmichael, California, USA)
Hard drinking, cigarette puffing, high-stake gambling, drug-taking & hugely overweight golfer. Also one of the most popular & most talented golfers of the last 20 years, probably because of all the above...
[Picture of John Daly]


Damon, Matt
Born 8 October 1970  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, star of many films, including the Bourne triology of action films.
[Picture of Matt Damon]


Damon, Stuart
Born 5 February 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, well known in the US for his 30 year stint on the TV programme "General Hospital".
[Picture of Stuart Damon]


Daniels, Paul
Born 6 April 1938  (Middlesbrough, England)
Magician and generally ubiquitous light-entertainment TV celebrity, the lowest point in whose career (and let's face it, it has a lot of competition) was probably presenting the late 1980s kids' TV programme 'Wizbit'. An eight-foot rabbit named Willy and a three-foot cone-shaped creature starring alongside a four-foot toupée-wearing conjuror...truly, truly dreadful.
[Picture of Paul Daniels]


Darren, James
Born 8 June 1936  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor & singer - a teen idol, who later had a recurring role in "TJ Hooker".
[Picture of James Darren]


Darrieux, Danielle
Born 1 May 1917  (Bordeaux, France)
French singer & movie actress, who made some films in America.
[Picture of Danielle Darrieux]


Dausset, Jean Jean Dausset is no longer with us
Born 19 October 1916  (Toulouse, France)

Died 6 June 2009  (Palma, Majorca, Spain)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine in 1980.
[Picture of Jean Dausset]


David, Hal (Died in 2012)
Born 25 May 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)
Lyricist & songwriter, often teaming up with Burt Bacharach.
[Picture of Hal David]


Davidson, Jim
Born 13 December 1953  (Kidbrooke, London, England)
Controversial racist comedian who somehow has turned into a popular family entertainer. Has also had a colourful private life.
[Picture of Jim Davidson]


Davie, Alan
Born 28 September 1920  (Grangemouth, Scotland)
Artist, painter & saxophonist.
[Picture of Alan Davie]


Davis, Al (Died in 2011)
Born 4 July 1929  (Brockton, Massachusetts, USA)
Owner of NFL's Oakland Raiders.
[Picture of Al Davis]


Davis, Ann B.
Born 3 May 1926  (Schenectady, New York, USA)
Veteran film actress.
[Picture of Ann B. Davis]


Davis, Clive
Born 4 April 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Music producer, founder & long time head of Arista Records.
[Picture of Clive Davis]


Davis, David
Born 23 December 1948  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Prominent politician for the Tory Party.
[Picture of David Davis]


Davis, Evan
Born 8 April 1962  (Ashtead, Surrey, England)
BBC journalist & presenter ("Dragon's Den").
[Picture of Evan Davis]


Davis, Geena
Born 21 January 1956  (Wareham, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress in films & TV - very successful too - most notably for "Thelma & Louise".
[Picture of Geena Davis]


Davis, Gray
Born 26 December 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
American politician & Vietnam veteran.
[Picture of Gray Davis]


Davis, Jeff
Born 6 October 1973  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor & comedian, another member of Drew Carey's regular sidekicks.
[Picture of Jeff Davis]


Davis, Jim
Born 28 July 1945  (Fairmount, Indiana, USA)
Cartoonist, the creator of Garfield.
[Picture of Jim Davis]


Davis, Jonathan
Born 18 January 1971  (Korn, California, USA)
US singer, lead singer of Nu metal band, Korn.
[Picture of Jonathan Davis]


Davis, Kristin
Born 23 February 1965  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Actress, Charlotte in "Sex and the City".
[Picture of Kristin Davis]


Davis, Lincoln
Born 13 September 1943  (Pall Mall, Tennessee, USA)
American politician.
[Picture of Lincoln Davis]


Davis, Patti
Born 21 October 1952  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US writer, daughter of Ronald & Nancy Reagan.
[Picture of Patti Davis]


Davis, Rob
Born 1 October 1947  (Carshalton, Surrey, England)
Guitarist & songwriter - member of the rock band "Mud".
[Picture of Rob Davis]


Davis, Spencer
Born 17 July 1939  (Bon-y-maen, Swansea, Wales)
Singer, he of the Spencer Davis Group fame.
[Picture of Spencer Davis]


Davis, Steve 
Born 22 August 1957  (Plumstead, London, England)
Legendary snooker player, now also a TV pundit on the sport.
[Picture of Steve Davis]


Davis, Wade
Born 14 December 1953  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian writer & anthropologist.
[Picture of Wade Davis]


Davis, Warwick
Born 3 February 1970  (Epsom, Surrey, England)
One of the UK's best known dwarf actors - starred in "Return of the Jedi", "Harry Potter", "Chronicles of Narnia" amongst many others.
[Picture of Warwick Davis]


Dawn, Liz
Born 8 November 1939  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Star of Coronation Street for many years, playing gobby fishwife Vera Duckworth. Diagnosed with emphysema in 2004.
[Picture of Liz Dawn]


Dawson, Richard (Died in 2012)
Born 20 November 1932  (Gosport, Hampshire, England)
British born, American game show-host & actor; "Hogan's Heroes" etc.
[Picture of Richard Dawson]


Day, Doris
Born 3 April 1924  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
One of America's most prolific actresses of the 1950s and '60s, born Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff. After the death of her third husband, Marty Melcher, in 1968, she quit movies and turned to television and later to animal welfare.
[Picture of Doris Day]


Day O'Connor, Sandra
Born 26 March 1930  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Former member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Sandra Day O'Connor]


De Duve, Christian (Died in 2013)
Born 2 October 1917  (Thames Ditton, Surrey, England)
British born, but Belgian cytologist and biochemist.
[Picture of Christian De Duve]


de Havilland, Olivia
Born 1 July 1916  (Tokyo, Japan)
Sister of Joan Fontaine, but hasn't spoken to her since 1942. Actress who picked up the award-winning parts, largely as she wasn't the most glamorous girl on the block. Now retired and living in France.
[Picture of Olivia de Havilland]


De Jesus dos Santos, Maria Maria De Jesus dos Santos is no longer with us
Born 10 September 1893  (Olival, Ourem, Portugal)

Died 2 January 2009  (Corujo, Portugal)

Age at death: 115  (read death notice)
Was briefly the oldest person in the World & the oldest European.
[Picture of Maria De Jesus dos Santos]


De Jong, Piet
Born 3 April 1915  (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1967 & 1971.
[Picture of Piet De Jong]


de Juana Chaos, José Ignacio
Born 21 September 1955  (Guipzcoa, Spain)
Wackily-named member of the Basque terrorist group ETA, currently serving a 96-year prison sentence. Has a propensity for going on hunger strikes. Born 1955.
[Picture of José Ignacio de Juana Chaos]


de Klerk, F. W.
Born 18 March 1936  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Former President of South Africa from 1989-1994.
[Picture of F. W. de Klerk]


De Laurentiis, Dino (Died in 2010)
Born 8 August 1919  (Torre Annunziata, Campania, Italy)
Film producer who, inbetween working on an incredible number of absolute turkeys and bankrupting two movie studios, has also managed to be responsible for a number of box office successes, including 'King Kong', 'Flash Gordon' and 'Hannibal'. Worked in partnership with Carlo Ponti for a while in the 1950s.
[Picture of Dino De Laurentiis]


De Niro, Robert
Born 17 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Big-name Hollywood actor, whose 60 or so films since the one which made his name ('Taxi Driver', 1976) have included numerous smash hits, plus a few, such as 'The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle', where he'd have been better advised to file the script in the bin.
[Picture of Robert De Niro]


de Oliveira, Manoel
Born 12 January 1908  (Oporto, Portugal)
Portuguese film director.
[Picture of Manoel de Oliveira]


De Wesselow, Ian
Date and place of birth unknown
Businessman, former owner of Raceform.
[Picture of Ian De Wesselow]


Dean, Eliza Gladys Milvina Eliza Gladys Milvina Dean is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1912  (Peckham, London, England)

Died 31 May 2009  (Ashurst, Hampshire, England)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Last survivor of the Titanic disaster, having been only 10 weeks old at the time.
[Picture of Eliza Gladys Milvina Dean]


Dean, Jimmy (Died in 2010)
Born 10 August 1928  (Plainview, Texas, USA)
Country & pop singer, who had a brief acting career as well.
[Picture of Jimmy Dean]


Dean, John
Born 14 October 1938  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Former White House Counsel to Richard Nixon. Became deeply involved in the Watergate Scandal. Now an author & politicial activist.
[Picture of John Dean]


Déby, Idriss
Born in Fada, Ennedi, Chad  (exact date unknown)
President of Chad, who seized power in a coup in 1990. Has been re-elected twice in totally free, democratic (*cough*) elections since then. Born 1952.
[Picture of Idriss Déby]


Dee, Dave Dave Dee is no longer with us
Born 17 December 1943  (Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)

Died 9 January 2009  (Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Former lead singer of Wiltshire band, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
[Picture of Dave Dee]


Dee, Ruby
Born 27 October 1924  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film actress & playwright (amongst other credits), the widow of actor Ossie Davis.
[Picture of Ruby Dee]


Defen, Yao (Died in 2012)
Born 15 July 1972  (Liuan, Anhui, Shucheng, China)
Tallest woman in the world, who has suffered numerous health problems as a result of her 7ft, 8 inch frame.
[Picture of Yao Defen]


Deford, Frank
Born 16 December 1938  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
US sports journalist.
[Picture of Frank Deford]


Deif, Mohammed
Born in Khan Younis, Gaza, Palestine  (exact date unknown)
Commander of the military wing of Hamas, and suspected master bomb-maker. Target of several Israeli assassination attempts to date.
[Picture of Mohammed Deif]


Deighton, Len
Born 18 February 1929  (Marylebone, London, England)
British historian & author who has penned a number of successful thriller stories.
[Picture of Len Deighton]


del Carmen Bousada de Lara, Maria Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara is no longer with us
Born 5 January 1940  (Cadiz, Spain)

Died 11 July 2009  (Cadiz, Spain)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
The oldest woman to ever give birth, at 66 years of age - not just to one baby, but to twins! Died of cancer.
[Picture of Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara]


Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn, Baroness (Died in 2010)
Born 5 April 1916  (Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Known to her friends as Margaret. Fomer Labour MP.
[Picture of Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn]


Delgado, Johnny 
Born 29 February 1948  (Manila, Philippines)
Veteran Filipino actor. However, not so well known in the UK, so an obit might be a problem. His birthdate is also a problem, as it won't get a birthday bonus in a non-leap year. Died in December 2009 but no obit.
[Picture of Johnny Delgado]


Della Casa, Lisa (Died in 2012)
Born 2 February 1919  (Burgdorf, Switzerland)
Opera singer, very well known in the 1950's.
[Picture of Lisa Della Casa]


DeLuise, Dom Dom DeLuise is no longer with us
Born 1 August 1933  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 4 May 2009  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Comic actor, often in Mel Brooks' films. Was also a chef.
[Picture of Dom DeLuise]


Demjanjuk, John (Died in 2012)
Born 3 April 1920  (Duboye Makharintsy, Kiev, Ukraine)
Retired auto worker & former SS Guard. Is fighting extradition from the US over war crimes allegations.
[Picture of John Demjanjuk]


Dench, Dame Judy
Born 9 December 1934  (York, England)
Actress, firstly in stage, then became famous in TV sitcoms, before appearing in an increasing number of feature films.
[Picture of Dame Judy Dench]


Denmark, Leila (Died in 2012)
Born 1 February 1898  (Portal, Georgia, USA)
American paediatrician and medical researcher whose work on whooping cough in the early '30s led to the development of the pertussis vaccine and the modern-day DPT vaccination. She continued to practise until her retirement in 2002 at the age of 104.
[Picture of Leila Denmark]


Dennehy, Brian
Born 9 July 1938  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
Actor - a regular star character actor in many films.
[Picture of Brian Dennehy]


Dennis, Hugh
Born 17 January 1962  (Kettering, Northamptonshire, England)
Comedian, either in stand-up or sit-coms.
[Picture of Hugh Dennis]


Derek, Bo
Born 20 November 1956  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Actress and model - remembered by many males for her run along the beach with beaded hair in the movie "10".
[Picture of Bo Derek]


DeVito, Danny
Born 17 November 1944  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Pint-sized actor, now director & producer. Best known TV wise for "Taxi" - in films he appeared in "Twins" and "Batman Returns".
[Picture of Danny DeVito]


Devonshire, The Duchess of
Born 31 March 1920  (London, England)
Deborah Mitford, youngest and sole survivor of the famous Mitford sisters. Was married to the late Duke of Devonshire for over 60 years; just to be different, they lived in Derbyshire.
[Picture of The Duchess of Devonshire]


DeVos, Helen
Born 24 February 1927  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Philanthropist & wife of the founder of Amway.
[Picture of Helen DeVos]


Dexter, Colin
Born 29 September 1930  (Stamford, Lincolnshire, England)
Author, creator of "Inspector Morse".
[Picture of Colin Dexter]


Dexter, Ted
Born 15 May 1935  (Milan, Italy)
Italian born, but very English cricketer, a successful test player who later became a broadcaster, then a selector.
[Picture of Ted Dexter]


Di Stefano, Alfredo
Born 4 July 1926  (Barrancas, Argentina)
Acknowledged as one of the greatest footballers ever. Enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Ferenc Puskas at Real Madrid, during which the club won the European Cup 5 times in a row, from 1956-60.
[Picture of Alfredo Di Stefano]


Dia, Mamadou Mamadou Dia is no longer with us
Born 18 July 1910  (Komboke, Senegal)

Died 25 January 2009  (Dakar, Senegal)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
The first ever Prime Minister of Senegal.
[Picture of Mamadou Dia]


Diamond, Anne
Born 8 September 1954  (Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England)
British television & radio presenter who is also a panelist on talk/discussion shows.
[Picture of Anne Diamond]


Diamond, Neil
Born 24 January 1941  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Born Noah Kaminsky. Very successful, albeit decidedly cheesy, US singer.
[Picture of Neil Diamond]


Dianyuan, Wu
Date and place of birth unknown
Elderly Chinese lady who was sentenced to one year in a working camp in 2008 after protesting against the Chinese government. Born 1929.
[Picture of Wu Dianyuan]


Dick, Derek
Born 25 April 1958  (Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland)
Better known as "Fish", lead singer of the band Marillion.
[Picture of Derek Dick]


Dickinson, Angie
Born 30 September 1931  (Kulm, North Dakota, USA)
Actress, in many a film & TV show from the 1950's onwards.
[Picture of Angie Dickinson]


Dickinson, David
Born 16 August 1941  (Cheadle Heath, Cheshire, England)
Orange TV antiques expert. At least one DDPer thinks he should be looking for a "cheap as chips" coffin this year.
[Picture of David Dickinson]


Dickson Wright, Clarissa
Born 28 June 1947  (St John's Wood, London, England)
Born Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright, which is going to be hell to carve onto a gravestone. One of the Two Fat Ladies (Celebrity chefs), so it's going to be hell to put her in the grave. Might be better all round if she's cremated...
[Picture of Clarissa Dickson Wright]


Diddy, P
Born 4 November 1969  (Harlem, New York, USA)
Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, aka Puffy, aka P. Diddy. Spent his early childhood in Harlem, but later grew up in the middle-class, leafy New York suburb of Mount Vernon and was educated at private school and university, which is somewhat at odds with his carefully-cultivated gangsta rap image.
[Picture of P Diddy]


Dill, Diana
Born 22 January 1923  (Hamilton, Bermuda)
Actress & former wife of Kirk Douglas.
[Picture of Diana Dill]


Diller, Barry
Born 2 February 1942  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
US media executive.
[Picture of Barry Diller]


Diller, Phyllis (Died in 2012)
Born 17 July 1917  (Lima, Ohio, USA)
Stand-up comedienne who has a wisecrack comment about most things. Looks better than average for her age. But for how much longer?
[Picture of Phyllis Diller]


Dimmock, Peter
Born 6 December 1920  (London, England)
Former Head of the BBC's Outside Broadcasts, which included sport and big public events, like The Queen's Coronation. Also the first presenter of "Grandstand".
[Picture of Peter Dimmock]


Disney, Roy Roy Disney is no longer with us
Born 10 January 1930  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 16 December 2009  (Newport Beach, California, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Former head of Disney, nephew of Walt.
[Picture of Roy Disney]


Dobrynin, Anatoly (Died in 2010)
Born 16 November 1919  (Krasnaya Gorka, Russia)
Soviet diplomat, ambassador to the United States (1962-86), and dean of the Washington, D.C., diplomatic corps (1979-86).
[Picture of Anatoly Dobrynin]


Dobson, Anita
Born 29 April 1949  (Stepney, London, England)
Former EastEnders actress & awful singer.
[Picture of Anita Dobson]


Dobson, John
Born 14 September 1915  (Beijing, China)
American astronomer, telescope builder and former monk.
[Picture of John Dobson]


Docherty, Tommy
Born 24 August 1928  (Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish international footballer and outspoken football manager.
[Picture of Tommy Docherty]


Dodd, Ken
Born 8 November 1927  (Liverpool, England)
End-of-the-pier stand-up comedian turned TV star and surprisingly successful singer. Not remotely funny to anyone under the age of about 70. Will this be the year he says "tatty bye" for the last time?
[Picture of Ken Dodd]


Dogg, Nate (Died in 2011)
Born 19 August 1969  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Rap & hip-hop star.
[Picture of Nate Dogg]


Dogg, Snoop
Born 20 October 1971  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Gangsta rapper, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
[Picture of Snoop Dogg]


Doherty, Pete
Born 12 March 1979  (Liverpool, England)
Former lead singer of The Libertines, now with Babyshambles. His addictions to heroin and crack have made his behaviour increasingly random, self-centred and downright tedious.
[Picture of Pete Doherty]


Dole, Bob
Born 22 July 1923  (Russell, Kansas, USA)
Veteran US politican, former Presidential candidate back in 1996.
[Picture of Bob Dole]


D'Oliveira, Basil (Died in 2011)
Born 4 October 1931  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Mixed-race South African cricketer who was barred from playing for his native country under the apartheid regime, so emigrated to, and played for, England instead. Now suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Basil D'Oliveira]


Domenici, Pete
Born 7 May 1932  (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
US Politician, Senator for New Mexico from 1973-2008.
[Picture of Pete Domenici]


Domino, Fats
Born 26 February 1928  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American rock 'n' roll star.
[Picture of Fats Domino]


Don, Monty
Born 8 July 1955  (Wuppertal, Germany)
TV presenter & writer on gardening. Suffered a stroke in 2008.
[Picture of Monty Don]


Don Baker, Joe
Born 12 February 1936  (Groesbeck, Texas, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Jack Wade in "Goldeneye".
[Picture of Joe Don Baker]


Donovan, Michael
Born in Batley, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Weird loner who along with Karen Matthews, kidnapped 9 year old Shannon Matthews. Found guilty in 2008 & will have a long time in jail, unless he tries killing himself again. Born 1968.
[Picture of Michael Donovan]


Doonican, Val
Born 3 February 1927  (Waterford, Republic of Ireland)
Cardigan-wearing crooner, who for many years had a large, mainly geriatric, fan base.
[Picture of Val Doonican]


Dore, Edna
Date and place of birth unknown
Veteran British actress, probably best remembered for playing Frank Butcher's Mum in "EastEnders". Born sometime in 1922.
[Picture of Edna Dore]


Douglas, Kirk
Born 9 December 1916  (New York City, New York, USA)
Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky. Has appeared in over 100 films, spanning almost 60 years, and still going. Father of Michael.
[Picture of Kirk Douglas]


Douglas, Michael
Born 25 September 1944  (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)
Followed his father Kirk into films, and was a moderately successful actor for 20 years until 'Fatal Attraction' really launched him into superstardom in 1987, quickly followed by 'Wall Street' and 'Basic Instinct'. Somehow managed to pull Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is exactly 25 years his junior.
[Picture of Michael Douglas]


Douglas, Roy
Born 12 December 1907  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Composer of classical music.
[Picture of Roy Douglas]


Douglass, Sara (Died in 2011)
Born 2 June 1957  (Penola, Australia)
Australian author, a science fiction/fantasy writer.
[Picture of Sara Douglass]


Dove, Rita
Born 28 August 1952  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
American poet & author, former poet laureate of the USA.
[Picture of Rita Dove]


Downs, Hugh
Born 14 February 1921  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
American broadcaster, producer and gameshow host.
[Picture of Hugh Downs]


Dreyfus, Richard
Born 29 October 1947  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Excellent if somewhat engmatic actor whose career has been setback by his battles with depression. Nonetheless he's been in countless films, including "Mr Holland's Opus" and "The Goodbye Girl."
[Picture of Richard Dreyfus]


Driver, Betty (Died in 2011) 
Born 20 May 1920  (Leicester, England)
"Coronation Street" actress - Betty the barmaid in the Rovers' Return.
[Picture of Betty Driver]


Du Cann, Sir Edward
Born 28 May 1924  (Oxford, England)
Tory MP for Taunton for 31 years, and former head of the influential backbench 1922 Committee.
[Picture of Sir Edward Du Cann]


Duane, Thomas
Born 30 January 1955  (New York City, New York, USA)
Politician, a member of the New York Senate.
[Picture of Thomas Duane]


Dubs, Alf
Born 12 December 1932  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Former MP for Battersea & one of the children saved from the Nazi's by Sir Nicholas Winton.
[Picture of Alf Dubs]


Duke, Charlie
Born 3 October 1935  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Former lunar astronaut, currently the youngest living person to have stood on the Moon.
[Picture of Charlie Duke]


Dunaway, Faye
Born 14 January 1941  (Bascom, Florida, USA)
Actress, in films for over 40 years now.
[Picture of Faye Dunaway]


Dunn, Clive (Died in 2012)
Born 9 January 1920  (London, England)
Television actor, best remembered for his roles as Corporal Jones in 'Dad's Army' and Charlie Quick in 'Grandad'; he had a no. 1 hit single with the theme tune to the latter. Random fact: Gretchen Franklin was his cousin.
[Picture of Clive Dunn]


Dunn, Patricia C. (Died in 2011)
Born 27 March 1953  (Burbank, California, USA)
Former Hewlett-Packard board member who got embroiled in an industrial espionage row.
[Picture of Patricia C. Dunn]


Dunne, Dominick Dominick Dunne is no longer with us
Born 29 October 1925  (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Died 26 August 2009  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
American judicial writer, broadcaster & journalist, often on television. Not any more though, because he died in 2009.
[Picture of Dominick Dunne]


Durning, Charles (Died in 2012)
Born 28 February 1923  (Highland Falls, New York, USA)
Popular US actor. Not in the best of health lately, and his obesity doesn't help his chances of seeing next year.
[Picture of Charles Durning]


Dutilleux, Henri (Died in 2013)
Born 22 January 1916  (Angers, France)
French classical music composer
[Picture of Henri Dutilleux]


Duva, Lou
Born 28 May 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)
Long-time boxing trainer & manager.
[Picture of Lou Duva]


Duvalier, Jean-Claude
Born 3 July 1951  (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)
Former leader of Haiti, son of the notorious "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
[Picture of Jean-Claude Duvalier]

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