Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: B


Babbitt, Milton (Died in 2011)
Born 10 May 1916  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US composer & theorist.
[Picture of Milton Babbitt]


Babcock, John John Babcock is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1900  (Holleford, South Frontenac, Ontario, Canada)

Died 18 February 2010  (Spokane, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 109  (read death notice)
WWI veteran, who moved to the US in 1920 & settled there. A former electrician by trade.
[Picture of John Babcock]


Bacall, Lauren
Born 16 September 1924  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress (The Big Sleep, How To Marry A Millionaire, Murder On The Orient Express etc etc), born Betty Joan Perske. Formerly married to Humphrey Bogart. Still working after 60 years in movies.
[Picture of Lauren Bacall]


Bach, Johnny
Born 10 July 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former Basketball player and coach.
[Picture of Johnny Bach]


Bahadur Pun, Tul (Died in 2011)
Born 23 March 1923  (Banduk Village, Nepal)
Living Victoria Cross recipient, who hit the headlines in 2007, when the UK refused him entrance claiming he had no links with the country! A massive press campaign resulting in him moving to the UK to help cure him of his many health ailments.
[Picture of Tul Bahadur Pun]


Bailey, Trevor (Died in 2011)
Born 3 December 1923  (Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England)
Former England test cricket all-rounder.
[Picture of Trevor Bailey]


Bain, Conrad (Died in 2013)
Born 4 February 1923  (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)
US TV and stage actor. Played the dad, Philip Drummond, in "Diff'rent Strokes".
[Picture of Conrad Bain]


Bainbridge, Beryl Beryl Bainbridge is no longer with us
Born 21 November 1932  (Liverpool, England)

Died 2 July 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Novelist, with an oft frequent output. Has never won the Booker Prize in 40 years of writing.
[Picture of Beryl Bainbridge]


Baker, George (Died in 2011)
Born 1 April 1931  (Varna, Bulgaria)
British TV actor - played Inspector Wexford in numerous Ruth Rendell adaptations.
[Picture of George Baker]


Baker, Ginger
Born 19 August 1939  (Lewisham, London, England)
Born Peter Edward Baker. Drummer, most famously for Cream. Formerly well known for leading a hedonistic lifestyle, he's now into clean living and jazz music, but looks far older than his age.
[Picture of Ginger Baker]


Baker, Kenny
Born 24 August 1934  (Birmingham, England)
Dwarf actor who played R2D2 in "Star Wars".
[Picture of Kenny Baker]


Baker, Richard
Born 15 June 1925  (Willesden, Kent, England)
Former newsreader & broadcaster for the BBC for aeons.
[Picture of Richard Baker]


Baker, Roy Ward Roy Ward Baker is no longer with us
Born 19 December 1916  (London, England)

Died 5 October 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
English film director. Directed the original Titanic movie 'A Night to Remember' in 1958.
[Picture of Roy Ward Baker]


Baker, Tom
Born 20 January 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor who played Doctor Who from 1974-81. More recently known for his deadpan voiceovers on "Little Britain".
[Picture of Tom Baker]


Bakewell, Dame Joan
Born 16 April 1933  (Stockport, England)
Television presenter, newsreader and interviewer. The orginal thinking man's crumpet. Had a long affair with the late playwright Harold Pinter.
[Picture of Dame Joan Bakewell]


Baldwin, Alec
Born 3 April 1958  (Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA)
Hollywood actor, whose breakthrough year was 1988, when he starred in no fewer than 5 films. Went on to appear in "The Hunt For Red October", "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Mercury Rising" among others, and was married to Kim Basinger for 8 years. His brothers William, Stephen and Daniel are also screen actors.
[Picture of Alec Baldwin]


Baldwin, Daniel
Born 5 October 1960  (Massapequa, New York, USA)
Alec's Brother & a noted actor himself. In recent years, his off-film activities have been more in the news than his acting abilities.
[Picture of Daniel Baldwin]


Baldwin, Florrie Florrie Baldwin is no longer with us
Born 31 March 1896  (Hunslet, Yorkshire, England)

Died 8 May 2010  (Leeds, England)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
Was the UK's oldest person.
[Picture of Florrie Baldwin]


Bale, Christian
Born 30 January 1974  (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Eccentric actor and star of the Batman films.
[Picture of Christian Bale]


Ballesteros, Seve (Died in 2011)
Born 9 April 1957  (Pedrena, Spain)
Hugely popular golfer, one of the greatest of his era. Now stricken by brain tumours.
[Picture of Seve Ballesteros]


Banks, Gordon
Born 30 December 1937  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Legendary England goalkeeper - in goal the day England won the World Cup in 1966.
[Picture of Gordon Banks]


Bannister, Sir Roger
Born 23 March 1929  (Harrow, London, England)
Athlete - the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Later became a neurologist.
[Picture of Sir Roger Bannister]


Bannister, Trevor (Died in 2011)
Born 14 August 1936  (Durrington, Wiltshire, England)
Mr Lucas from "Are You Being Served?". Has been in other roles over the years & now in panto.
[Picture of Trevor Bannister]


Bardon, John
Born 25 August 1939  (Brentford, Middlesex, England)
Actor, "Jim Branning" in EastEnders. Suffered a stroke in 2007.
[Picture of John Bardon]


Bardot, Brigitte
Born 28 September 1934  (Paris, France)
French actress, sex symbol, model and animal rights activist.
[Picture of Brigitte Bardot]


Barker, Bob
Born 12 December 1923  (Darrington, Washington, USA)
Presenter of the US version of "The Price is Right" for 35 years until he retired in 2007 after suffering ill health.
[Picture of Bob Barker]


Barker, Irwin
Born 12 June 1952  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Canadian comic & writer, who is suffering from cancer. Died in June 2010 but no obit.
[Picture of Irwin Barker]


Barker, Steven
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Convicted in 2009 for the murder of stepson 'Baby Peter' Connolly. Born 1976.
[Picture of Steven Barker]


Barker, Travis
Born 12 November 1975  (Fontana, California, USA)
Drummer with punk-pop band Blink-182.
[Picture of Travis Barker]


Barlow, Ray
Born 17 August 1926  (Swindon, England)
Former West Bromwich Albion and England footballer. Member of WBA's 1954 FA Cup winning side.
[Picture of Ray Barlow]


Barnett, Joel
Born 14 October 1923  (Manchester, England)
Now Baron Barnett, former MP & Chief Secretary of the Treasury from 1974-1979.
[Picture of Joel Barnett]


Barr, Roseanne
Born 3 November 1952  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
American actress & comedienne, best known for her show "Roseanne".
[Picture of Roseanne Barr]


Barré-Sinoussi, Francoise
Born 30 July 1947  (Paris, France)
Virologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in 2008 in helping to discover HIV.
[Picture of Francoise Barré-Sinoussi]


Barreto, Fábio
Born 6 June 1957  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazillian filmmaker and producer.
[Picture of Fábio Barreto]


Barris, Chuck
Born 3 June 1929  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American game show producer, who also claimed to be a CIA hitman.
[Picture of Chuck Barris]


Barry, Christopher
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Dr. Who director.
[Picture of Christopher Barry]


Barry, Dave
Born 3 July 1943  (Armonk, New York, USA)
Pulitzer Prize winning author and humourist.
[Picture of Dave Barry]


Barry, Len
Born 12 June 1942  (West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Vocalist who had two hit singles in the 1960s - '1, 2, 3' and 'Like a Baby'.
[Picture of Len Barry]


Barrymore, Drew
Born 22 February 1975  (Culver City, California, USA)
Actress who has made a successful transition from child star (in E.T.) to grown up star. Entered rehab aged 13.
[Picture of Drew Barrymore]


Barrymore, Michael
Born 4 May 1952  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Entertainer and game show host, born Kiernan Michael Parker. In March 2001, an unfortunate incident involving a dead homosexual in his swimming pool wrecked his career and made some DDPers feel that suicide may be on the cards.
[Picture of Michael Barrymore]


Barton, Mischa
Born 24 January 1986  (London, England)
British born actress who found fame in the US with "The O.C." before succumbing to the usual Hollywood hijinks and getting herself referred to a psychiatric institution in 2009.
[Picture of Mischa Barton]


Barzun, Jacques (Died in 2012)
Born 30 November 1907  (Grenoble, France)
French born American historian & thinker.
[Picture of Jacques Barzun]


Bashir, Martin
Born 19 January 1963  (London, England)
Slimy, arrogant television journalist, best remembered for his Panorama interview with Princess Diana in 1995.
[Picture of Martin Bashir]


Basinger, Kim
Born 8 December 1953  (Athens, Georgia, USA)
Actress. Became an 80s sex symbol after 9 1/2 weeks with Mickey Rourke before landing an Oscar in 1998 for her role as Lynn Bracken in 'L.A. Confidential'. Was married to Alec Baldwin.
[Picture of Kim Basinger]


Bassey, Shirley
Born 8 January 1937  (Cardiff, Wales)
Singer who had several hits in the 1950s and '60s, as well as singing the theme tunes to 3 James Bond films. Had a minor comeback in the late '90s as an ironic cult heroine.
[Picture of Shirley Bassey]


Bates, Ken
Born 4 December 1931  (Ealing, London, England)
Outspoken football chairman, formerly of Chelsea, now with Leeds United.
[Picture of Ken Bates]


Bates, Paddy Roy (Died in 2012)
Date and place of birth unknown
Former pirate radio broadcaster (born 1922) who took over an abandoned World War II platform off the coast of Essex, and ultimately declared himself Prince Roy, ruler of the Principality of Sealand. Clearly as mad as a biscuit, but has somehow managed to gain international recognition of his sovereignty. Fair play to him.
[Picture of Paddy Roy Bates]


Batey, Derek (Died in 2013)
Born 8 August 1928  (Brampton, Cumberland, England)
Television executive, former host of the UK version of "Mr & Mrs".
[Picture of Derek Batey]


Batista, David
Born 18 January 1969  (Washington D.C., USA)
Professional wrestler.
[Picture of David Batista]


Batt, Mike
Born 6 February 1949  (Southampton, England)
Composer and musician best known as making The Wombles into pop stars. Wrote 'Bright Eyes' too, if he hasn't already done enough damage.
[Picture of Mike Batt]


Baxendale, Helen
Born 7 June 1970  (Wakefield, Yorkshire, England)
Actress, best known for the thirtysomething drama "Cold Feet" and for "Friends" the thirtysomething comedy.
[Picture of Helen Baxendale]


Baxter, Biddy
Born in Leicester, England  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1933. Former long-time editor of Blue Peter, the long-running children's TV show.
[Picture of Biddy Baxter]


Baxter, Stanley
Born 24 May 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Comic actor, impressionist & female impersonator, who retired after starring in children's TV show "Mr Majeika". Now lives in Berkshire.
[Picture of Stanley Baxter]


Bayar, Sanjaagiin
Born 4 March 1956  (Ulan Bator, Mongolia)
Former Prime Minister of Mongolia.
[Picture of Sanjaagiin Bayar]


Bayldon, Geoffrey
Born 7 January 1924  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
UK actor, best remembered as the star of "Catweazle".
[Picture of Geoffrey Bayldon]


Baylis, Trevor
Born 13 May 1937  (Kilburn, London, England)
Inventor of the wind-up radio, which was an absolute godsend for many in the developing world. More importantly, though, he was voted Pipe Smoker of the Year 1999.
[Picture of Trevor Baylis]


Bean, Ivy Ivy Bean is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1905  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)

Died 28 July 2010  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Britain's oldest user of the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
[Picture of Ivy Bean]


Bean, Orson
Born 22 July 1928  (Burlington, Vermont, USA)
American comedian, actor and TV personality.
[Picture of Orson Bean]


Beard, Frank
Born 11 June 1949  (Frankston, Texas, USA)
Drummer and non-bearded member of blues-rock group ZZ Top.
[Picture of Frank Beard]


Bearer, Paul (Died in 2013)
Born 10 April 1954  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
Former professional wrestler and funeral businessman.
[Picture of Paul Bearer]


Beatrix, Queen
Born 31 January 1938  (Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands)
Queen of The Netherlands, since 1980.
[Picture of Queen Beatrix]


Beatty, Ned
Born 6 July 1937  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor.
[Picture of Ned Beatty]


Beck, Glenn
Born 10 February 1964  (Everett, Washington, USA)
Possibly crackers right-wing media personality/host on Fox News.
[Picture of Glenn Beck]


Beckham, David
Born 2 May 1975  (Leytonstone, England)
Self-effacing brainbox, who founded Mensa and never seeks publicity.
[Picture of David Beckham]


Beckham, Victoria
Born 17 April 1974  (Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire, England)
Stick insect, the least talented of the Spice Girls, now best described as either a WAG or celebrity hanger-on.
[Picture of Victoria Beckham]


Bedser, Sir Alec Sir Alec Bedser is no longer with us
Born 4 July 1918  (Reading, Berkshire, England)

Died 4 April 2010  (Woking, Surrey, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Legendary former England cricketer.
[Picture of Sir Alec Bedser]


Beefheart, Captain Captain Beefheart is no longer with us
Born 15 January 1941  (Glendale, California, USA)

Died 17 December 2010  (Arcata, California, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Musician, born Don Glen Vliet (later changed to Don van Vliet). Teenage friend of Frank Zappa, and, like Zappa, didn't enjoy much commercial success, but he and his Magic Band influenced many other artists.
[Picture of Captain Beefheart]


Beetson, Arthur (Died in 2011)
Born 22 January 1945  (Roma, Queensland, Australia)
Former rugby league player and coach. First Aborigine to captain the Australian national team of any sport.
[Picture of Arthur Beetson]


Beharry, Johnson
Born 26 July 1979  (St. Mark, Grenada)
The youngest living VC recipient, which he won for his bravery in the Iraq War.
[Picture of Johnson Beharry]


Belafonte, Harry
Born 1 March 1927  (Harlem, New York, USA)
Easy-listening singer, popular for many decades now. Survived a fight with prostate cancer.
[Picture of Harry Belafonte]


Bell, Andy
Born 25 April 1964  (Peterborough, England)
Ex-lead singer of Erasure, who announced in 2004 that he is HIV positive.
[Picture of Andy Bell]


Bell, Judy
Born 23 September 1936  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Former president of the United States Golf Association. Diagnosed with cancer in September 2001.
[Picture of Judy Bell]


Bell, Melissa
Born 5 March 1964  (Islington, London, England)
Former singer, member of Soul II Soul. Her daughter, Alexandra Burke won the X-Factor in 2008, but Bell is in poor health & a lot of the "human story" element had focused on Bell as a result.
[Picture of Melissa Bell]


Bellamy, David
Born 18 January 1933  (London, England)
Easily Britain's best known botanist - also an author & broadcaster.
[Picture of David Bellamy]


Bellini, Hilderaldo
Born 7 June 1930  (Itapira, São Paulo, Brazil)
Former Brazil international footballer. Played in central defence in Brazil's World Cup winning sides of 1958 and 1962.
[Picture of Hilderaldo Bellini]


Belmondo, Jean-Paul
Born 9 April 1933  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Actor, mainly in films from the 'New Wave' of French filmmakers.
[Picture of Jean-Paul Belmondo]


Benacerraf, Baruj (Died in 2011)
Born 29 October 1920  (Caracas, Venezuela)
Immunologist (whatever that is) who won the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for something to do with molecules.
[Picture of Baruj Benacerraf]


Benaud, Richie
Born 6 October 1930  (Penrith, NSW, Australia)
Half-decent spin-bowler turned vaguely irritating cricket commentator.
[Picture of Richie Benaud]


Benedict XVI, Pope
Born 16 April 1927  (Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany)
Former member of the Hitler Youth and professor of theology who was elected Pope following the death of his predecessor, John Paul II, in April 2005.
[Picture of Pope Benedict XVI]


Benítez, Rafael
Born 16 April 1960  (Madrid, Spain)
Manager of Liverpool FC from 2004 to 2010. Now manager of Internazionale Milano.
[Picture of Rafael Benítez]


Benn, Tony
Born 3 April 1925  (London, England)
Veteran radical left-wing politician, despite being born into the nobility. Full name Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Wedgie" Benn.
[Picture of Tony Benn]


Bennett, Alan
Born 9 May 1934  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Lugubrious playwright.
[Picture of Alan Bennett]


Bennett, Hywel
Born 8 April 1944  (Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales)
Once a heart-throb of sorts in "Shelley" and "Loot". Now grossly overweight, a drunk & only plays heavys/drunks/fat people in his rare TV appearances.
[Picture of Hywel Bennett]


Bennett, Tony
Born 3 August 1926  (Astoria, Queens, New York, USA)
Crooner, who famously left his heart in San Francisco. Still performing.
[Picture of Tony Bennett]


Bennett Kennedy, Joan
Born 2 September 1936  (Riverdale, New York, USA)
Former wife of Ted Kennedy. Has had well-known drink problems, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Joan Bennett Kennedy]


Benson, Martin Martin Benson is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1918  (London, England)

Died 28 February 2010  (Buckinghamshire, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
British actor, often popped up in numerous TV dramas.
[Picture of Martin Benson]


Bentham, Trevor
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Former stage manager and screenwriter. Was partner of Nigel Hawthorne until his death in 2001. Born 1943.
[Picture of Trevor Bentham]


Bentley, Roy
Born 17 May 1924  (Bristol, England)
Former Chelsea and England international footballer.
[Picture of Roy Bentley]


Berenson, Lori
Born 13 November 1969  (New York City, New York, USA)
US citizen currently serving 20 years in a Peruvian prison for alleged terrorist activities.
[Picture of Lori Berenson]


Beresford, Elisabeth Elisabeth Beresford is no longer with us
Born 6 August 1926  (Paris, France)

Died 24 December 2010  (Alderney, Guernsey, Channel Islands)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Writer. Creator of the Wombles.
[Picture of Elisabeth Beresford]


Berg, Rabbi Philip (Died in 2013)
Born 20 August 1929  (New York, New York, USA)
Kabbalah guru. Now wheelchair-bound, with his health in decline following a stroke last year.
[Picture of Rabbi Philip Berg]


Bergdahl, Bowe
Born 28 March 1986  (Sun Valley, Idaho, USA)
US soldier captured by the Taliban while serving in Afganistan in 2009.
[Picture of Bowe Bergdahl]


Berlusconi, Silvio
Born 29 September 1936  (Milan, Italy)
Former Prime Minister of Italy, who as well as being a media mogul and president of AC Milan, is also amongst the world's worst actors for his "fainting" whilst making a speech on live TV, probably in a misguided attempt to get out of various legal proceedings.
[Picture of Silvio Berlusconi]


Berry, Chuck
Born 18 October 1926  (San Jose, California, USA)
Rock 'n' roll guitarist and singer, who has a string of dodgy misdemeanours in his past. Reportedly not in the best of health, but still active.
[Picture of Chuck Berry]


Berry, Halle
Born 14 August 1966  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film actress & former model who has appeared & acted well in some excellent movies but will also be remembered for her awful performance in the god-awful "Catwoman".
[Picture of Halle Berry]


Best, Pete
Born 24 November 1941  (Madras, India)
Member of The Beatles from 1959-62, when he was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr, who, unlikely though it may seem, was considered a better drummer than him.
[Picture of Pete Best]


Bettencourt, Liliane
Born 21 October 1922  (Paris, France)
One of the chiefs of L'Oreal & one the wealthiest women in the World.
[Picture of Liliane Bettencourt]


Beverley, Joy
Born 5 May 1929  (Bethnal Green, London, England)
Former singer, part of the "Beverley Sisters" group, who became a celebrity in another field, when she married Billy Wright, the legendary former footballer.
[Picture of Joy Beverley]


Bhumibol Adulyadej, King
Born 5 December 1927  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
King of Thailand since 1946, the longest-serving current Head of State.
[Picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej]


Bhutto, Nusrat
Born 21 September 1929  (Kurdistan, Iran)
Widow of former Pakistan leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto & mother of the Bhutto political dynasty, 3 of whom she has now outlived.
[Picture of Nusrat Bhutto]


Bigeard, Marcel Marcel Bigeard is no longer with us
Born 14 February 1916  (Toul, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France)

Died 18 June 2010  (Toul, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
French soldier who rose from ther lowest rank of second class to the level of Lieutenant General. One of France's most decorated soldiers.
[Picture of Marcel Bigeard]


Biggins, Christopher
Born 16 December 1948  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Outrageously camp comic actor, TV presenter and pantomine star.
[Picture of Christopher Biggins]


Biggs, Ronnie (Died in 2013)
Born 8 August 1929  (Lambeth, London, England)
Sentenced to 30 years for his part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, but escaped from Wandsworth Prison after only 15 months and ended up living in Brazil, from where he could not be extradited. He returned to Britain in 2001 for medical treatment and was promptly arrested. Since then, he has suffered two heart attacks, three strokes, two epileptic seizures and pneumonia, which have apparently left him partially paralysed and barely able to speak. Apart from that, though, he's in great health.
[Picture of Ronnie Biggs]


Bikel, Theodore
Born 2 May 1924  (Vienna, Austria)
Actor ('The African Queen', 'My Fair Lady', etc) and singer of Yiddish folk songs. Resident in the US since 1954.
[Picture of Theodore Bikel]


Billingsley, Barbara Barbara Billingsley is no longer with us
Born 22 December 1915  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 16 October 2010  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
American actress, best known (over there anyway) for her role in "Leave It To Beaver". Fnarr fnarr.
[Picture of Barbara Billingsley]


bin Laden, Osama (Died in 2011)
Born 10 March 1957  (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
17th of about 52 (!) children of a multi-millionaire Saudi construction magnate, al-Qaeda terrorist leader bin Laden was already on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, but on September 11th, 2001, he secured his position at no. 1 on this list. Despite this, he's a questionable DDP pick, due to the difficulty of establishing his whereabouts and hence whether he's alive or dead.
[Picture of Osama bin Laden]


Bin Mohammad Al-Qassimi, Sheikh Saqr Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al-Qassimi is no longer with us
Born 9 April 1918  (Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates)

Died 27 October 2010  (Ras al-Khaimah, UAE)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Current ruler of one of the states of the UAE, Ras Al-Khaimah & has been since 1948.
[Picture of Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al-Qassimi]


Binney, Dame Judith (Died in 2011)
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian-born New Zealand historian, mainly on religion. Born 1940.
[Picture of Dame Judith Binney]


Binzer, Seth Brooks
Born 23 August 1974  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Better known as Shifty Shellshock from the band Crazy Town.
[Picture of Seth Brooks Binzer]


Bird, Dickie
Born 19 April 1933  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Well-respected but now retired cricket umpire, who also took the field as a player many moons ago.
[Picture of Dickie Bird]


Birtwistle, Sir Harrison
Born 15 July 1934  (Accrington, Lancashire, England)
Composer, mainly for operas & jazz pieces.
[Picture of Sir Harrison Birtwistle]


Black, Cilla
Born 27 May 1943  (Liverpool, England)
Former cloakroom attendant at Liverpool's Cavern Club and then pop singer, now presenter of cheesy TV shows. Keeps harping on about how wonderful Liverpool is and how proud she is to be a Scouser, yet has lived in Surrey for the past 30 years.
[Picture of Cilla Black]


Blackburn, Elizabeth
Born 26 November 1948  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Biological researcher who won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her work in molecular biology.
[Picture of Elizabeth Blackburn]


Blackman, Honor
Born 12 December 1927  (London, England)
English actress, who has played upon her sex siren status since appearing as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.
[Picture of Honor Blackman]


Blackman, Ronnie
Born 2 April 1925  (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
Former footballer. Reading F.C.'s all-time leading goalscorer.
[Picture of Ronnie Blackman]


Blaine, David
Born 4 April 1973  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Twat. Really, really annoying, attention-seeking, box-dwelling twat.
[Picture of David Blaine]


Blair, Cherie
Born 23 September 1954  (Bury, Lancashire, England)
Grasping, money-grubbing, awkward-faced barrister and wife of former PM Tony Blair.
[Picture of Cherie Blair]


Blair, Tony
Born 6 May 1953  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
MP for Sedgefield, County Durham since 1983, elected Labour leader in 1994 and Prime Minister in 1997. Not a popular DDP pick, as he's youngish and apparently in good health, but maybe he'll die of embarrassment if Cherie decides to sing in public again.
[Picture of Tony Blair]


Blake, George
Born 11 November 1922  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Spy, former double agent for the Soviet Union.
[Picture of George Blake]


Blake, Robert
Born 18 September 1933  (Nutley, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, in films as a child & later successful as an adult. Arrrested, charged, tried but acquitted of murdering his wife.
[Picture of Robert Blake]


Blanchard, Eugénie Eugénie Blanchard is no longer with us
Born 16 February 1896  (Saint Barthélemy, Guadeloupe)

Died 4 November 2010  (Saint Barthélemy, Guadeloupe)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
One of the oldest people in the World and of the select few that have lived in 3 centuries.
[Picture of Eugénie Blanchard]


Blanchard, Susan
Born 8 March 1928  (USA)
Socialite widow of actor Richard Widmark. Was also married to Henry Fonda.
[Picture of Susan Blanchard]


Bland, Bobby (Died in 2013)
Born 28 January 1930  (Rosemark, Tennessee, USA)
Veteran soul and blues singer.
[Picture of Bobby Bland]


Blandford, Marquess of
Born 24 November 1955  (Oxford, England)
Jamie Spencer-Churchill, or Jamie Blandford as he's also known. A careless, lunatic, heavy drinking toff sums him up pretty well.
[Picture of Marquess of Blandford]


Blessed, Brian
Born 9 October 1937  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)
Large, bearded actor whose presence and booming voice has landed him parts in everything from Shakespeare adaptations to Robin Hood to Star Wars.
[Picture of Brian Blessed]


Block, Bob (Died in 2011)
Born in Plymouth, Devon, England  (exact date unknown)
Prolific writer of TV situation comedies, including Life with the Lyons, Grandad and Rentaghost amongst others. Born 1921.
[Picture of Bob Block]


Bloembergen, Nicolaas
Born 11 March 1920  (Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Electrical engineering genius, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981.
[Picture of Nicolaas Bloembergen]


Blue, Rabbi Lionel
Born 6 February 1930  (London, England)
Rabbi, journalist & broadcaster, who often does "Thought of the Day" on BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme.
[Picture of Rabbi Lionel Blue]


Bluthal, John
Born 21 October 1929  (Galicia, Poland)
Popular British character actor, often in comedies. Best known for his role as Frank Pickle in "The Vicar of Dibley".
[Picture of John Bluthal]


Bobek, Stjepan Stjepan Bobek is no longer with us
Born 3 December 1923  (Zagreb, Croatia)

Died 22 August 2010  (Belgrade, Serbia)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Legendary Yugoslav centre-forward, later a football manager.
[Picture of Stjepan Bobek]


Boesch, Rudy
Born 20 January 1928  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Former Navy SEAL who competed and very nearly won the US reality show 'Survivor' at the age of 72.
[Picture of Rudy Boesch]


Bol, Manute Manute Bol is no longer with us
Born 16 October 1962  (Turalie or Gogrial, Sudan)

Died 19 June 2010  (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
7'7" former NBA basketball player who was renowned for being able to slam-dunk without leaving the ground. Retired to his native Sudan and unsuccessfully attempted to fund the overthrow of the Islamic government, before being forced to flee back to the US.
[Picture of Manute Bol]


Bond, John (Died in 2012)
Born 17 December 1932  (Dedham, Suffolk, England)
Former footballer, who later became a manager (Norwich, Manchester City etc.)
[Picture of John Bond]


Bond, Michael
Born 13 January 1926  (Newbury, Berkshire, England)
Author, best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.
[Picture of Michael Bond]


Bonner, Yelena (Died in 2011)
Born 15 February 1923  (Merv, Turkmenistan)
Soviet human rights activist who as widow of Andrei Sakharov was a thorn in the side of successive Russian leaders from Stalin onwards until 1986.
[Picture of Yelena Bonner]


Book, Tony
Born 4 September 1934  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Former footballer & manager of Manchester City.
[Picture of Tony Book]


Bookbinder, David
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)
Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council from 1981 to 1992. Daughter Susan is a top news broadcaster. Born in 1941.
[Picture of David Bookbinder]


Booker, Ali Ali Booker is no longer with us
Born 23 June 1963  (Exeter, England)

Died 1 July 2010  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
Former Radio presenter for BBC Radio Oxford.
[Picture of Ali Booker]


Boorman, John
Born 18 January 1933  (Shepperton, Surrey, England)
Film director, noted for such films as 'Deliverance', 'Excalibur' and 'Zardoz'.
[Picture of John Boorman]


Boothroyd, Betty
Born 8 October 1929  (Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England)
Tiller Girl turned Speaker of the House of Commons between 1992 & 2000.
[Picture of Betty Boothroyd]


Borgnine, Ernest (Died in 2012)
Born 24 January 1917  (Hamden, Connecticut, USA)
Five-times married, surprisingly prolific TV & film actor, whose portly stature ensured that he specialised in playing tough or just downright fat characters.
[Picture of Ernest Borgnine]


Borgnine, Tova
Born 17 November 1941  (Oslo, Norway)
Fifth wife of actor Ernest Borgnine and cosmetics businesswoman.
[Picture of Tova Borgnine]


Borgonovo, Stefano (Died in 2013)
Born 17 March 1964  (Giussano, Italy)
Italian footballer, now stricken with the disease ALS.
[Picture of Stefano Borgonovo]


Borkh, Inge
Born 26 May 1917  (Mannheim, Germany)
Former opera singer from Switzerland.
[Picture of Inge Borkh]


Bormann, Martin Adolf (Died in 2013)
Born 14 April 1930  (Germany)
Theology teacher and eldest son of leading Nazi Martin Bormann. Godfather was Adolf Hitler.
[Picture of Martin Adolf Bormann]


Boroujerdi, Hossein
Born in Qom, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Iranian muslim cleric who advocates the seperation of religion and the state. Arrested in 2006.
[Picture of Hossein Boroujerdi]


Bosnich, Mark
Born 13 January 1972  (Farfield, Sydney, Australia)
Coke-snorting, crap Aussie goalkeeper.
[Picture of Mark Bosnich]


Bouchard, Émile (Died in 2012)
Born 4 September 1919  (Montréal, Quebec, Canada)
Ice Hockey player, Four times winner of the Stanley Cup.
[Picture of Émile Bouchard]


Bough, Frank
Born 15 January 1933  (Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
British TV presenter, mainly on daytime television or sports programmes. Wearer of bad sweaters and target of unlikely sex orgy allegations. Had a liver transplant in 2001.
[Picture of Frank Bough]


Boulez, Pierre
Born 26 March 1925  (Montbrison, France)
French composer of classical & contemporary music.
[Picture of Pierre Boulez]


Bourgeois, Louise Louise Bourgeois is no longer with us
Born 25 December 1911  (Paris, France)

Died 31 May 2010  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
French-American sculptor, the first to exhibit in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall ('Maman', that big spider thing).
[Picture of Louise Bourgeois]


Bouteflika, Abdelaziz
Born 2 March 1937  (Oujda, Morocco)
President of Algeria since 1999.
[Picture of Abdelaziz Bouteflika]


Boutros-Ghali, Boutros
Born 14 November 1922  (Cairo, Egypt)
UN Secretary-General between 1992-96, whose name became a catchphrase on "The Fast Show".
[Picture of Boutros Boutros-Ghali]


Bowen, Jim
Born 20 August 1937  (Heswall, Cheshire, England)
Super, smashing, great. The avuncular presenter of ITV's "Bullseye" (1981-93) ensured that no-one ever went home empty-handed, even if they were so laughably bad at darts that they ended up with £7 and a pewter tankard between 2 people. You can't beat a bit of Bully!
[Picture of Jim Bowen]


Bowles, Peter
Born 16 October 1936  (London, England)
Suave actor best known for the role of Richard DeVere in 'To the Manor Born'.
[Picture of Peter Bowles]


Boyce, Max
Born 7 September 1945  (Glynneath, Wales)
Welsh comedian & singer, particularly entwined with the Welsh rugby team and their ebbing & flowing fortunes.
[Picture of Max Boyce]


Boycott, Geoff
Born 21 October 1940  (Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, England)
Notoriously slow-scoring Yorkshire and England cricketer. Now an equally dull cricket commentator.
[Picture of Geoff Boycott]


Boyle, Robert F. Robert F. Boyle is no longer with us
Born 10 October 1909  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 1 August 2010  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Art director in films from 1933 onwards, often in tandem with Alfred Hitchcock.
[Picture of Robert F. Boyle]


Boyle, Susan
Born 1 April 1961  (Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland)
Dubbed 'Subo', a frumpy looking but angelic voiced singer who burst in to the international conciousness in 2009 via the talent show Britain's Got Talent.
[Picture of Susan Boyle]


Boyle, Willard (Died in 2011)
Born 19 August 1924  (Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Canadian physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in 2009.
[Picture of Willard Boyle]


Boyson, Sir Rhodes (Died in 2012)
Born 11 May 1925  (Manchester, England)
Backbench MP who often appeared on TV & his appearance in "Have I Got News For You" in 1994 was particulary bizarre & still remembered by many who saw it.
[Picture of Sir Rhodes Boyson]


Braben, Eddie (Died in 2013)
Born 31 October 1930  (Liverpool, England)
Comedy writer, who deserves far more credit than he gets, as he was the creator & supplier of many of Eric Morecambe's greatest lines, including most of the legendary repartee with Andre Previn in one of the Christmas specials.
[Picture of Eddie Braben]


Bradbury, Ray (Died in 2012)
Born 22 August 1920  (Waukegan, Illinois, USA)
Sci-fi author, best known for "Fahrenheit 451".
[Picture of Ray Bradbury]


Bradshaw, Keith
Born 2 October 1963  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Secretary & Chief Executive of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
[Picture of Keith Bradshaw]


Brady, Ian
Born 2 January 1938  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Moors Murderer, in prison since 1966, having been caught just 4 weeks after the death penalty for murder was abolished in the UK. Has a tendency to go on somewhat half-hearted hunger strikes. Since the death of his accomplice, Myra Hindley, in 2002, DDP interest in him has picked up.
[Picture of Ian Brady]


Brady, James
Born 29 August 1940  (Centralia, Illinois, USA)
Former White House press secretary to Ronald Reagan, who was left permanently disabled when an assassination attempt on Reagan saw him shot in the head.
[Picture of James Brady]


Brady, Liam
Born 13 February 1956  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Cultured former Arsenal & Republic of Ireland midfielder, now assistant manager of the Irish national team.
[Picture of Liam Brady]


Brady, Sarah
Born 6 February 1942  (Missouri, USA)
Advocate of gun control ever since her husband Jim was seriously wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan. Now suffering from lung cancer.
[Picture of Sarah Brady]


Brand, Russell
Born 4 June 1975  (Grays, Essex, England)
TV presenter & comic who is nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is.
[Picture of Russell Brand]


Branden, Nathaniel
Born 9 April 1930  (Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
Psychotherapist and writer & often appears on various media outlets.
[Picture of Nathaniel Branden]


Brandon, Tony
Born 12 December 1933  (Poole, Dorset, England)
Radio presenter and comedian.
[Picture of Tony Brandon]


Branson, Sir Richard
Born 18 July 1950  (Sharnley Green, Surrey, England)
Entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he started a national student magazine. Now boss of the Virgin records/banking/airline/mobile phones/etc empire.
[Picture of Sir Richard Branson]


Brazauskas, Algirdas Algirdas Brazauskas is no longer with us
Born 22 September 1932  (Rokiskis, Lithuania)

Died 26 June 2010  (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
President of Lithuania from 1993 to 1998 and then Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006.
[Picture of Algirdas Brazauskas]


Brennan, Eileen (Died in 2013)
Born 3 September 1932  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, best known as the as the bullying Captain Doreen Lewis in 'Private Benjamin'.
[Picture of Eileen Brennan]


Breuning, Walter (Died in 2011)
Born 21 September 1896  (Melrose, Minnesota, USA)
One of the oldest men in the World at the start of 2010.
[Picture of Walter Breuning]


Brewer, Debra
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman who in 2007, won compensation from the Ministry of Defence for contracting mesothelioma from hugging her father when he worked at Devonport dockyard in the 1960s. Born 1959.
[Picture of Debra Brewer]


Brickell, Katie
Born 9 July 1983  (Haywards Heath, Sussex, England)
Young lady who was denied a smear test for cervical cancer as she was "too young" for the test, but now her disease is incurable.
[Picture of Katie Brickell]


Briers, Richard (Died in 2013)
Born 14 January 1934  (Merton, Surrey, England)
Very popular British actor & comedian, best known for "The Good Life".
[Picture of Richard Briers]


Brimley, Wilford
Born 27 September 1934  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Heavy-set, superbly-moustachioed US actor in TV, films & commercials.
[Picture of Wilford Brimley]


Britton, Tony
Born 9 June 1934  (Birmingham, England)
Actor, mainly on stage but also in "Don't Wait Up" on TV. Father of Fern Britton.
[Picture of Tony Britton]


Broadbent, Peter (Died in 2013)
Born 15 May 1933  (Elvington, Kent, England)
Footballer, most notably for Wolves. Also played for England & was part of their 1958 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Peter Broadbent]


Brons, Andrew
Born 3 June 1947  (London, England)
Former leader of the National Front, British National Party activist and elected to the European Parliament in 2009.
[Picture of Andrew Brons]


Brooker, Natty
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Musician, once of psychedelic rockers Spaceman 3.
[Picture of Natty Brooker]


Brooks, Garth
Born 7 February 1962  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
Unfathomably succesful country singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Garth Brooks]


Brooks, James L.
Born 9 May 1940  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Film and television producer with an impressive resume, including 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'Taxi' and 'The Simpsons' on television and 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Jerry Maguire' in film, amongst others.
[Picture of James L. Brooks]


Brooks, Mel
Born 28 June 1926  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comic actor and film director.
[Picture of Mel Brooks]


Brough Clapp, Louise
Born 11 March 1923  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
Tennis player, 4 times Wimbledon singles champion.
[Picture of Louise Brough Clapp]


Brown, Bobby
Born 5 February 1969  (Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA)
R & B singer & dancer, whose litany of crimes is much too long to list here, but suffice to say, not many people think of him as "a nice boy".
[Picture of Bobby Brown]


Brown, Chris
Born 5 May 1989  (Tappahonnock, Virginia, USA)
Pop and R&B singer who got himself into hot water by assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
[Picture of Chris Brown]


Brown, Gordon
Born 20 February 1951  (Govan, Glasgow, Scotland)
Prime Minister of Great Britain from 2007 to 2010.
[Picture of Gordon Brown]


Brown, Joe
Born 13 May 1941  (Swarby, Lincolnshire, England)
Singer, guitarist & TV entertainer.
[Picture of Joe Brown]


Brown, June
Born 16 February 1927  (Needham Market, Suffolk, England)
Actress who plays Dot Cotton in EastEnders.
[Picture of June Brown]


Broz, Jovanka (Died in 2013)
Born 7 December 1924  (Lika, Croatia)
Widow of Yugoslavian dictator Marshal Tito.
[Picture of Jovanka Broz]


Brubeck, Dave (Died in 2012)
Born 6 December 1920  (Concord, California, USA)
US jazz pianist & composer.
[Picture of Dave Brubeck]


Bruce, Jack
Born 14 May 1943  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Former frontman of Cream, who also wrote most of their songs. Underwent a liver transplant in October 2003, after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
[Picture of Jack Bruce]


Bruna, Dick
Born 23 August 1927  (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Dutch illustrator and creator of the popular cutesy rabbit Miffy.
[Picture of Dick Bruna]


Bruni-Sarkozy, Carla
Born 23 December 1967  (Torino, Italy)
Current wife of French President Nicolas Sarzoky & former model, singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy]


Bruno, Frank
Born 16 November 1961  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Former WBC world heavyweight boxing champion and pantomime dame. Lost the plot somewhat after his wife left him, and was sectioned to a mental hospital in September 2003, although he was later released.
[Picture of Frank Bruno]


Brunson, Doyle F.
Born 10 August 1933  (Fisher County, Texas, USA)
Veteran poker player and champion.
[Picture of Doyle F. Brunson]


Bryan, Dora
Born 7 February 1924  (Southport, Lancashire, England)
Chirpy blonde British actress. Won a BAFTA for "A Taste of Honey" (1961).
[Picture of Dora Bryan]


Buchanan, James (Died in 2013)
Born 3 October 1919  (Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA)
American economicist & Nobel Prize winner.
[Picture of James Buchanan]


Buck, Linda B.
Born 29 January 1947  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American biologist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on olfactory receptors.
[Picture of Linda B. Buck]


Buckles, Frank (Died in 2011)
Born 1 February 1901  (Harrison County, Missouri, USA)
One of only 2 US WWI veterans still alive at the start of 2010, and the last one to have actually served overseas.
[Picture of Frank Buckles]


Buerk, Michael
Born 18 February 1946  (Solihull, England)
BBC journalist and newsreader who's report from the famine-hit Ethiopia in 1984 inspired Band Aid and Live Aid.
[Picture of Michael Buerk]


Buffett, Warren
Born 30 August 1930  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American businessman & author, the 2nd richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine in 2006. Also an ace ukulele player.
[Picture of Warren Buffett]


Bulloch, Jeremy
Born 16 February 1945  (Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England)
Actor best known for his role as the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the 'Star Wars' franchise.
[Picture of Jeremy Bulloch]


Burke, Alfred (Died in 2011)
Born 28 February 1918  (Peckham, London, England)
Gangly character actor who for 10 years played a private eye called Frank Marker in the popular but confusingly-named TV series "Public Eye".
[Picture of Alfred Burke]


Burke, James
Born 22 December 1936  (Derry, Northern Ireland)
Scientist, historian & TV presenter - presented "Tomorrow's World".
[Picture of James Burke]


Burke, Solomon Solomon Burke is no longer with us
Born 21 March 1940  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 10 October 2010  (Schiphol, Netherlands)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Soul & country music singer, father of 21 children & grandfather to 90 grandchildren!
[Picture of Solomon Burke]


Burnet, Alistair (Died in 2012)
Born 12 July 1928  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Former ITN newsreader.
[Picture of Alistair Burnett]


Burnham, Edward
Born 25 December 1916  (Stafford, Staffordshire, England)
British actor, probably best known for his roles as Professor's Watkins and Kettlewell in 'Doctor Who' in the 1960s & 70s.
[Picture of Edward Burnham]


Burns, Pat Pat Burns is no longer with us
Born 4 April 1952  (Montréal, Quebec, Canada)

Died 19 November 2010  (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Ice Hockey coach. Led the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup in 2003.
[Picture of Pat Burns]


Burns, Pete
Born 5 August 1959  (Port Sunlight, Cheshire, England)
Androgynous frontperson of '80s electropopsters Dead Or Alive.
[Picture of Pete Burns]


Burr, Clive (Died in 2013)
Born 8 March 1957  (East Ham, East London, England)
Former drummer in Iron Maiden. Now suffering from multiple sclerosis.
[Picture of Clive Burr]


Bush, Barbara
Born 8 June 1925  (Rye, New York, USA)
The wife of George Bush snr, not the namesake daughter of George W. Bush.
[Picture of Barbara Bush]


Bush (jnr), George W.
Born 6 July 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
43rd President of the United States. Somehow made it through 8 years in the job, but as the man himself once said: "They misunderestimated me."
[Picture of George W. Bush (jnr)]


Bush (snr), George H. W.
Born 12 June 1924  (Milton, Massachusetts, USA)
Son of a senator and related to 4 previous US Presidents. Made his fortune in the oil industry and got involved in Texan politics before becoming US ambassador to the United Nations, vice-President under Ronald Reagan from 1980-88, and President from 1988-92. Was sometimes lambasted for not being overly bright, but then his son Dubya came along…
[Picture of George H. W. Bush (snr)]


Button, Jenson
Born 19 January 1980  (Frome, Somerset, England)
British Formula 1 driver. In the modern tradition of British sportspeople (think Nigel Mansell, Tim Henman, the entire England football and cricket teams), he's amiable and self-effacing, but a bit shit. That was until he went and won the World Championship in 2009...
[Picture of Jenson Button]


Byamugisha, Gideon
Born 29 August 1959  (Kigezi, Uganda)
Anglican priest in Uganda. In 1992 he publicly announced that he was HIV positive.
[Picture of Gideon Byamugisha]


Bygraves, Max (Died in 2012)
Born 16 October 1922  (Rotherhithe, London, England)
Wartime radio comedian, later turned stage entertainer, singer, and over-user of the phrase "I wanna tell you a story".
[Picture of Max Bygraves]


Byrd, Robert Robert Byrd is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1917  (North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA)

Died 28 June 2010  (Fiarfax, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former Klansman US Senator from West Virginia.
[Picture of Robert Byrd]


Byrd Jr., Harry F. (Died in 2013)
Born 20 December 1914  (Winchester, Virginia, USA)
Former US Senator for Virginia between 1965 & 1983.
[Picture of Harry F. Byrd Jr.]


Byrne, Gay
Born 5 August 1934  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Respected veteran Irish broadcaster, presenter of "The Late Late Show" for 37 years.
[Picture of Gay Byrne]

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