Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: D

 

da Silva, Luiz Inácio Lula
Born 6 October 1945  (Garanhuns, Brazil)
President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010.
[Picture of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva]

 

Dahl, Arlene
Born 11 August 1925  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Six-times married columnist and actress. Had a short relationship with JFK, was married to Lex Barker and is mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
[Picture of Arlene Dahl]

 

Daily, Bill
Born 30 August 1927  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
Comedian and actor best known as Larry Hagman's sidekick Roger Healey in the 1960s cult classic 'I Dream of Jeannie'.
[Picture of Bill Daily]

 

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 worryingly 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 severely damaged when he appeared in the woeful Carry on Columbus.
[Picture of Jim Dale]

 

Dalglish, Kenny
Born 4 March 1951  (Glasgow, Scotland)
One of Britain's greatest post-war footballers, with Celtic FC and then Liverpool FC. 102 caps for Scotland and later manager with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
[Picture of Kenny Dalglish]

 

Dallesandro, Joe
Born 31 December 1948  (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
Actor and Warhol "superstar". Icon and sex symbol of American underground films of the 1970s.
[Picture of Joe Dallesandro]

 

Dalton, Timothy
Born 21 March 1946  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Actor, the 4th man to play James Bond on screen.
[Picture of Timothy Dalton]

 

Daltrey, Roger
Born 1 March 1944  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Rock singer, lead singer of The Who. Occasional actor as well.
[Picture of Roger Daltrey]

 

Dalyell, Tam
Born 4 August 1932  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Labour MP for West Lothian/Linlithgow from 1962-2005 and famous for posing the "West Lothian Question" in which you have to be an expert in cross-border constitutional politics to answer...
[Picture of Tam Dalyell]

 

Dammett, Blackie
Born 7 December 1939  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Born John Michael Kiedis. Actor, writer and father of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s singer Anthony Kiedis.
[Picture of Blackie Dammett]

 

Damone, Vic
Born 12 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Italian-American easy-listening singer.
[Picture of Vic Damone]

 

Dangi, Chandra Bahadur
Born 30 November 1939  (Kalimati, Salyan District, Nepal)
The World's shortest man as recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2012.
[Picture of Chandra Bahadur Dangi]

 

Daniel, Jamie
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish gang leader, now stricken with cancer. Born 1958.
[Picture of Jamie Daniel]

 

Danielle, Suzanne
Born 14 January 1957  (London, England)
Actress, wife of golfer Sam Torrance.
[Picture of Suzanne Danielle]

 

Daniels, Charlie
Born 28 October 1936  (Leland, North Carolina, USA)
Country music singer, guitarist and fiddler.
[Picture of Charlie Daniels]

 

Daniels, Paul
Born 6 April 1938  (Middlesbrough, England)
Saturnine, wig-wearing magician whose glory years have long since past. Now that's tragic!
[Picture of Paul Daniels]

 

Danneels, Godfried
Born 4 June 1933  (Kanegem, Tielt, Belgium)
Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels from 1979-2010.
[Picture of Godfried Danneels]

 

Danquah, Paul
Born 25 May 1925  (London, England)
Lawyer with a short career as film actor, playing African natives. Son of Ghanaian political figure J.B. Danquah, who gave Ghana its name.
[Picture of Paul Danquah]

 

Darling, Alistair
Born 28 November 1953  (Hendon, Middlesex, England)
English-born Scottish Labour politician. Chancellor of the Exchequer during the massive economic slump of 2008. Admitted to smoking cannabis in his youth.
[Picture of Alistair Darling]

 

Darling, Jean
Born 22 August 1922  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Child actress. Together with Lassie Lou Ahern one of the last two surviving silent era cast members of the "Our Gang" film series.
[Picture of Jean Darling]

 

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]

 

Darrow, Henry
Born 15 September 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Puerto-Rican American actor best known for his role as Manolito Montoya in 'The High Chaparral'.
[Picture of Henry Darrow]

 

Darwin, John
Born 14 August 1950  (Hartlepool, County Durham, England)
Former teacher and prison officer who was jailed for fraud for faking his own death so his wife (also convicted) could claim the life insurance.
[Picture of John Darwin]

 

Dass, Ram
Born 6 April 1931  (Bosron, Massachusetts, USA)
American hippie author. Converted to Hinduism from Judaism in 1967. Born Richard Alpert.
[Picture of Ram Dass]

 

Datchler, Clark
Born 27 March 1964  (Sutton, Surrey, England)
Singer with 1980s sophisto-pop group Johnny Hates Jazz.
[Picture of Clark Datchler]

 

Daulton, Darren
Born 3 January 1962  (Arkansas City, Kansas, USA)
Former baseball-catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, nicknamed "Dutch".
[Picture of Darren Daulton]

 

Davi, Robert
Born 26 June 1953  (Astoria, New York, USA)
Pock-marked actor turned jazz singer.
[Picture of Robert Davi]

 

David, Nicol
Born 26 August 1983  (Penang, Malaysia)
Current world’s number 1 in women’s squash, winning the British Open four times and the World Open seven times.
[Picture of Nicol 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]

 

Davidson, Ruth
Born 10 November 1978  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish politician, currently leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow regional list.
[Picture of Ruth Davidson]

 

Davies, Dickie
Born 30 April 1933  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of World of Sport, well known for his badger-like hair.
[Picture of Dickie Davies]

 

Davies, Peter Maxwell
Born 8 September 1934  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Composer and currrent Master of the Queen's Music.
[Picture of Peter Maxwell Davies]

 

Davies, Russell T.
Born 27 April 1963  (Swansea, Wales)
British TV producer & writer, the man responsible for bringing back 'Doctor Who' in 2005.
[Picture of Russell T. Davies]

 

Davies, Windsor
Born 28 August 1930  (Canning Town, London, England)
English-born but Welsh-bred thespian who over-acted his way through dreadful '70s sitcom 'It Ain't Half Hot, Mum' and the cringeworthy 'Never The Twain'.
[Picture of Windsor Davies]

 

Davis, Ann B. Ann B. Davis is no longer with us
Born 3 May 1926  (Schenectady, New York, USA)

Died 1 June 2014  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Veteran film and TV 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, Dennis
Born in New York City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Session drummer, whom with bassist George Murray, created one of rock's finest rhythm sections for David Bowie in the late 1970s.
[Picture of Dennis Davis]

 

Davison, Peter
Born 13 April 1951  (London, England)
Actor best known as the fifth incarnation of 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Peter Davison]

 

Davitian, Ken
Born 19 June 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor of Armenian descent. Known for several smaller roles as well as his work in the 2006 film 'Borat'.
[Picture of Ken Davitian]

 

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, Ronnie
Born 5 June 1932  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Former Ireland and British Lions rugby union international. Captained the Lions on the 1959 tour of Australia & New Zealand.
[Picture of Ronnie 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 Bielefeld, Alicia
Born 21 January 1952  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Illegitimate daughter of Dutch Prince Bernhard, consort of Queen Juliana and father of Beatrix. Alicia was named Webber to obfuscate her real origin. Some obscure conspiracy theories circulate on her mother as well as a thesis on Wernher von Braun being her father.
[Picture of Alicia De Bielefeld]

 

de Brún, Bairbre
Born 10 January 1954  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Dublin-born Northern Ireland politician. Represented the province as an MEP before stepping down in 2012.
[Picture of Bairbre de Brún]

 

de Filippis, Maria Teresa
Born 11 November 1926  (Naples, Italy)
The first woman to race in Formula 1, in 1958.
[Picture of Maria Teresa de Filippis]

 

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

 

de la Billičre, Peter
Born 29 April 1934  (Harrow, Middlesex, England)
Former director of the SAS and Commander-in-Chief of British forces in the Gulf War of 1991.
[Picture of Peter de la Billičre]

 

De La Hoya, Oscar
Born 4 February 1973  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Retired boxer who after winning gold as an amateur in the Olympics in 1992, had a successful professional career at several weights.
[Picture of Oscar De La Hoya]

 

de la Huerta, Paz
Born 3 September 1984  (New York City, New York, USA)
Sultry actress from 'Broadwalk Empire'.
[Picture of Paz de la Huerta]

 

de la Renta, Oscar Oscar de la Renta is no longer with us
Born 22 July 1932  (Dominican Republic)

Died 20 October 2014  (Kent, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Fashion designer.
[Picture of Oscar de la Renta]

 

De Low, Dorothy
Born 5 October 1910  (London, England)
England-born Australian table tennis player. Died in January 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Dorothy De Low]

 

De Niro, Robert
Born 17 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Legendary actor whose quality control mechanism must have failed in recent years as he's barely made a movie to match such great performances as 'Raging Bull', 'The King of Comedy' and 'Goodfellas'. Still, the money must be OK...
[Picture of Robert De Niro]

 

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

 

De Palma, Rossy
Born 16 September 1967  (Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain)
Eccentric actress on several films by Pedro Almodóvar or Lina Wertmüller. Born Rosa Elena García Echave.
[Picture of Rossy De Palma]

 

de Tommaso, Carmen
Born 31 August 1909  (Châteauroux, France)
French fashion designer, known as Madame Carmen.
[Picture of Carmen de Tommaso]

 

De Vicenzo, Roberto
Born 14 April 1923  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Former professional golfer. Won the Open golf championship in 1967.
[Picture of Roberto De Vicenzo]

 

Deacon, John
Born 19 August 1951  (Leicester, England)
Quiet and enigmatic bass player and songwriter for rock giants Queen.
[Picture of John Deacon]

 

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 & political activist.
[Picture of John Dean]

 

Dee, Kiki
Born 6 March 1947  (Bradford, England)
Pop singer. Her 1976 duet with Elton John, 'Don’t Go Breaking My Heart' went to Number 1 in the UK single charts. Born Pauline Matthews.
[Picture of Kiki Dee]

 

Dee, Ruby Ruby Dee is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1922  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 11 June 2014  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Film actress & playwright (amongst other credits), the widow of actor Ossie Davis.
[Picture of Ruby Dee]

 

Defoe, Jermain
Born 7 October 1982  (London, England)
Former Tottenham and England striker.
[Picture of Jermain Defoe]

 

Dehmelt, Hans Georg
Born 9 September 1922  (Görlitz, Germany)
American physicist. Awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics for co-developing the ion trap in technique.
[Picture of Hans Georg Dehmelt]

 

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]

 

Del Grande, Louis
Born 23 March 1943  (Union City, New Jersey, USA)
Canadian actor and writer best recognised from the "exploding head" scene in David Cronenburg's 1981 horror classic 'Scanners'.
[Picture of Louis Del Grande]

 

Del Monte, Bill
Born 22 January 1906  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Survivor of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 when only 3 months old.
[Picture of Bill Del Monte]

 

del Toro, Benicio
Born 19 February 1967  (San German, Puerto Rico)
Oscar-winning Puerto Rican actor best known for his role in the 1995 cult classic 'The Usual Suspects'.
[Picture of Benicio del Toro]

 

Delors, Jacques
Born 20 July 1925  (Paris, France)
President of the European Commission from 1985-95.
[Picture of Jacques Delors]

 

Delpech, Michel
Born 26 January 1946  (Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France)
French singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Michel Delpech]

 

Deluca, Fred
Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Co-founder of the 'Subway' franchise of sandwich restaurants. Born 1948.
[Picture of Fred Deluca]

 

Demeger, Robert Robert Demeger is no longer with us
Born 2 June 1951  (London, England)

Died 14 September 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Actor known for 'Wuthering Heights' and 'The Hour'.
[Picture of Robert Demeger]

 

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

 

Denning, Chris
Born 10 May 1941  (London, England)
One of the original DJs at the start of Radio 1 in 1967. Later convicted for a series of child pornography/ assault charges.
[Picture of Chris Denning]

 

Dennis, Felix Felix Dennis is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1947  (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England)

Died 22 June 2014  (Dorsington, Warwickshire, England)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Magazine publisher, best known for Maxim.
[Picture of Felix Dennis]

 

Dennis, Les
Born 12 October 1954  (Liverpool, England)
Former host of Family Fortunes and the inappropriately-named Les Dennis Laughter Show. More recently known for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, and for splitting up with his wife, Amanda Holden, who'd been shagging that bloke off Men Behaving Badly.
[Picture of Les Dennis]

 

Denton, Jeremiah Jeremiah Denton is no longer with us
Born 15 July 1924  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)

Died 28 March 2014  (Virginia Beach, Virginia, Usa)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Retired U.S. Rear Admiral and a former United States Senator for Alabama. Spent almost eight years as political prisoner in Vietnam.
[Picture of Jeremiah Denton]

 

Depardieu, Gérard
Born 27 December 1948  (Chateauroux, France)
Top French actor, who has acted in international films as well.
[Picture of Gérard Depardieu]

 

Depp, Johnny
Born 9 June 1963  (Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
Actor, often in kooky roles & beloved by many a female.
[Picture of Johnny Depp]

 

Derby-Lewis, Clive
Born 22 January 1936  (Cape Town South Africa)
Right-wing Afrikaaner politician, jailed for his part in the assassination of activist Chris Hani in 1993.
[Picture of Clive Derby-Lewis]

 

Derbyshire, Eileen
Born 6 October 1930  (Urmston, Manchester, England)
Actress, has played Emily Bishop in 'Coronation Street' since 1961.
[Picture of Eileen Derbyshire]

 

Derbyshire, John
Born 3 June 1945  (Northampton, England)
British born American conservative writer.
[Picture of John Derbyshire]

 

Dern, Bruce
Born 4 June 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, best known for playing complete fruitcakes on the silver screen.
[Picture of Bruce Dern]

 

Dčs, Henri
Born 12 February 1940  (Renes, Vaud, Switzerland)
Children’s singer and songwriter, immensely popular in French speaking countries. Born Henri Destraz.
[Picture of Henri Dčs]

 

Desanto, Sugar Pie
Born 16 October 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960. Born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.
[Picture of Sugar Pie Desanto]

 

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]

 

Devlin McAliskey, Bernadette
Born 23 April 1947  (Cookstown, Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish republican and civil rights activist who became the youngest woman ever to be elected to the UK Parliament in 1969 aged just 21.
[Picture of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey]

 

Devonshire, The Duchess of The Duchess of Devonshire is no longer with us
Born 31 March 1920  (Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire, England)

Died 24 September 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]

 

Devoto, Howard
Born 15 March 1952  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
Original lead singer for punk band Buzzcocks before leaving in 1977 to form Magazine.
[Picture of Howard Devoto]

 

Dewani, Shrien
Born 29 December 1979  (Bristol, Somerset, England)
Accused of killing his newlywed wife in a suspicious attack in South Africa, and then has claimed "illness" ever since. Finally extradited to South Africa in 2014.
[Picture of Shrien Dewani]

 

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 Montezemolo, Andrea Cordero Lanza
Born 27 August 1925  (Turin, Italy)
Roman Catholic cardinal and former archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.
[Picture of Andrea Cordero Lanza Di Montezemolo]

 

Di Stefano, Alfredo Alfredo Di Stefano is no longer with us
Born 4 July 1926  (Barrancas, Argentina)

Died 7 July 2014  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]

 

Diamandis, Marina Lambrini
Born 10 October 1985  (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Welsh pop and new-wave singer-songwriter with Marina and the Diamonds.
[Picture of Marina Lambrini Diamandis]

 

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

 

Diaz, Justino
Born 29 January 1940  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Puero Rican opera singer.
[Picture of Justino Diaz]

 

Dick, Andy
Born 21 December 1965  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Extremely controversial American comic actor, who hosts his own radio show called 'The Shit Show'.
[Picture of Andy Dick]

 

Dick, Derek
Born 25 April 1958  (Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland)
Better known as "Fish", lead singer of the 80s prog rock band Marillion.
[Picture of Derek Dick]

 

Dickens, Little Jimmy
Born 19 December 1920  (Bolt, West Virginia, USA)
Diminuitive country and western singer. Has played at the Grand Ole Opry for over 60 years.
[Picture of Little Jimmy Dickens]

 

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]

 

Dicks, Terrance
Born 10 May 1935  (East Ham, Essex, England)
Writer and producer forever known for his association with 'Doctor Who'. Script editor of the show from 1968-1974 and author of over 100 spin-off novelisations.
[Picture of Terrance Dicks]

 

Didion, Joan
Born 5 December 1934  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Writer and journalist.
[Picture of Joan Didion]

 

Dietl, Helmut
Born 22 June 1944  (Bad Wiessee, Germany)
Film director, whose film 'Schtonk!' was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992.
[Picture of Helmut Dietl]

 

Dignam, Christy
Born 25 May 1960  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Lead singer of the popular Irish rock band Aslan. Has regular drug problems.
[Picture of Christy Dignam]

 

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

 

Dillard, Harrison
Born 8 July 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Athlete. Winner of the gold medal in the 100m at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
[Picture of Harrison Dillard]

 

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]

 

Dimmock, Roger Roger Dimmock is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1935  (Fareham, Hampshire, England)

Died 6 May 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Former Royal Navy Rear Admiral who became Naval Secretary.
[Picture of Roger Dimmock]

 

Dinkins, David
Born 10 July 1927  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
The only African American to hold the office of Mayor of New York, which Dinkins did from 1990-1993.
[Picture of David Dinkins]

 

Dix, Tommy
Born 6 December 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Child actor and US army World War II veteran. Born Thomas Paine Brittain Navard.
[Picture of Tommy Dix]

 

Dixon, Jill
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Actress. Born 1935.
[Picture of Jill Dixon]

 

Djerassi, Carl
Born 29 October 1923  (Vienna, Austria)
Chemist, known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills and the use of physical methods in organic chemistry as well as on structure elucidation of natural products.
[Picture of Carl Djerassi]

 

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]

 

Doerr, Bobby
Born 7 April 1918  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Major League Baseball player. Second baseman for the Boston Red Sox.
[Picture of Bobby Doerr]

 

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]

 

Dohrn, Bernardine
Born 12 January 1942  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Professor for Children's and Family law with a radical history. Was the leader of the "Weather Underground", a group that made a "Declaration of a State of War" on the US government and was responsible for the several bombings in the 70s. Once placed on the FBI’s "10 Most Wanted List".
[Picture of Bernardine Dohrn]

 

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

 

Doll, Dora
Born 19 May 1922  (Berlin, Germany)
French actress.
[Picture of Dora Doll]

 

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

 

Don Baker, Joe
Born 12 February 1936  (Groesbeck, Texas, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Jack Wade in 'Goldeneye' and Darius Jedburgh in the classic 1980s TV serial 'Edge of Darkness'.
[Picture of Joe Don Baker]

 

Donen, Stanley
Born 13 April 1924  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Film director and choreographer who's most famous work is 'Singing in the Rain'. Also directed 'Bedazzled' with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
[Picture of Stanley Donen]

 

Dongxing, Wang
Born in Yiyang County, Jiangxi, China  (exact date unknown)
Mao Zedong’s principal bodyguard during the Cultural Revolution, later a politician for the Communist Party. Born in January 1916.
[Picture of Wang Dongxing]

 

Donleavy, J.P.
Born 23 April 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
America-born Irish author of the realist school of literature.
[Picture of J.P. Donleavy]

 

Doolan, Ed
Born 20 July 1941  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian-born broadcaster on the BBC.
[Picture of Ed Doolan]

 

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]

 

Doré, Edna Edna Doré is no longer with us
Born 31 May 1921  (Bromley, Kent, England)

Died 11 April 2014  (Bramley, Hampshire, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Veteran British actress, probably best remembered for playing Frank Butcher's Mum in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Edna Doré]

 

Dorfles, Gillo
Born 12 April 1910  (Trieste, Italy)
Italian art critic and philosopher.
[Picture of Gillo Dorfles]

 

d'Ormesson, Jean
Born 16 June 1925  (Paris, France)
French novelist.
[Picture of Jean d'Ormesson]

 

Dorodova, Zoya
Born 15 April 1940  (Russia)
Member of the band Buranovskiye Babushki, the so-called "Russian gannies" who represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.
[Picture of Zoya Dorodova]

 

dos Santos, Alexandre José Maria
Born 18 March 1924  (Zavala, Mozambique)
Retired Roman Catholic Archbishop of Maputo.
[Picture of Alexandre José Maria dos Santos]

 

dos Santos, José Eduardo
Born 28 August 1942  (Luanda, Angola)
President of Angola since 1979.
[Picture of José Eduardo dos Santos]

 

Dotrice, Roy
Born 26 May 1926  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
Tony Award-winning actor whose daughters Michele and Karen also acted.
[Picture of Roy Dotrice]

 

Douglas, Angela
Born 29 October 1940  (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England)
Actress who appeared in several 'Carry On' films in the 1960s. Widow of actor Kenneth More.
[Picture of Angela Douglas]

 

Douglas, Bryan
Born 27 May 1935  (Blackburn, England)
Former Blackburn Rovers right-winger. Scored eleven goals for England as well.
[Picture of Bryan Douglas]

 

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

 

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

 

Douglas, Shirley
Born 2 April 1934  (Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Actress and mother to Keifer Sutherland.
[Picture of Shirley Douglas]

 

Douglas-Scott-Montagu, Edward
Born 20 October 1926  (London, England)
Peer whose 1954 conviction for gross indeceny was one of the most high profile convictions for homosexuality until its lifting as a criminal offence in 1967.
[Picture of Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu]

 

Dow, Ellen Albertini
Born 16 November 1918  (Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress whose career started late in life and consequentially, her roles are normally that of batty old ladies.
[Picture of Ellen Albertini Dow]

 

Dow, Peggy
Born 18 March 1928  (Columbia, Mississippi, USA)
Retired actress. Made nine films between 1949 and 1951. Born Margaret Josephine Varnadow.
[Picture of Peggy Dow]

 

Downey, Jr., Robert
Born 4 April 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Talented but equally flawed and troubled actor. Appears to be clean after his battle against drugs, but you never know...
[Picture of Robert Downey, Jr.]

 

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

 

Downs, Jane
Born 22 January 1935  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Actress who was married to TV smoothies Gerald Harper and Terrance Alexander.
[Picture of Jane Downs]

 

Dr. John, (musician)
Born 21 November 1940  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Quirky rhythm and blues singer, whose 1968 debut album 'Gris-Gris' bacame a cult classic. Born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.
[Picture of (musician) Dr. John]

 

Drury, James
Born 18 April 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, star of US 1960s Western series 'The Virginian'.
[Picture of James Drury]

 

Drybrough, Colin
Born 31 August 1938  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
English first-class cricketer, middle-order batsman and slow left-armer for Middlesex and Oxford University. Captain of Middlesex CCC 1963-4.
[Picture of Colin Drybrough]

 

Du Cann, 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 Edward Du Cann]

 

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]

 

Duccini, Ruth Ruth Duccini is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1918  (Rush City, Minnesota, USA)

Died 16 January 2014  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
One of the last surviving munchkins from 'The Wizard of Oz'.
[Picture of Ruth Duccini]

 

Dudikoff, Michael
Born 8 October 1958  (Redondo Beach, California, USA)
Actor known form the 'American Ninja' series and films with a military background. Owns two chihuahuas, the hard bastard.
[Picture of Michael Dudikoff]

 

Duff, Mickey Mickey Duff is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1929  (Krakow, Poland)

Died 22 March 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Ex-boxer turned boxing promoter. Real name Monek Prager.
[Picture of Mickey Duff]

 

Duffy, Colin
Born in Rep of Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish republican. Most recognisable name and face amongst dissident republicans in Northern Ireland. Cleared of murder charges in three cases. Born 1968.
[Picture of Colin Duffy]

 

Dugdale, William William Dugdale is no longer with us
Born 29 March 1922  (Merevale, Warwickshire, England)

Died 13 November 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former chairman of Aston Villa.
[Picture of William Dugdale]

 

Duke, David
Born 1 July 1950  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American White nationalist, writer, right-wing politician, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and former Republican Louisiana State Representative. Probably doesn't have Sidney Poitier round for dinner...
[Picture of David Duke]

 

Duke, Geoff
Born 29 March 1923  (St Helens, Lancashire, England)
Former World Motorcycle champion and five times winner of the Isle of Man TT.
[Picture of Geoff Duke]

 

Duke, Patty
Born 14 December 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)
Stage, film and television actress. Won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role as young Helen Keller in 1962 at the age of 16.
[Picture of Patty Duke]

 

Dullea, Keir
Born 30 May 1936  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, forever known as astronaut David "Dave" Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's epic 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Funny to think we're more than a decade passed that now and no monolith to be found...
[Picture of Keir Dullea]

 

Dunagan, Donnie
Born 16 August 1934  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
The voice of the young Bambi in the famously sentimental film. Left Hollywood behind afterwards for a career in the Marines.
[Picture of Donnie Dunagan]

 

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

 

Duncan, Jock
Born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish traditional folk singer. Born 1925.
[Picture of Jock Duncan]

 

Duncan Smith, Iain
Born 9 April 1954  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former leader of the Cionservative Party. Now mean-spirited Work & Pensions Secretary in the coalition government.
[Picture of Iain Duncan Smith]

 

Dunlop, John L.
Born 10 July 1939  (Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Horse trainer who trained two Derby winners.
[Picture of John L. Dunlop]

 

Dunlop, William
Born 23 July 1985  (Ballymoney, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish motorcyclist. Brother of Michael.
[Picture of William Dunlop]

 

Dunn, Carola
Born 14 November 1946  (London, England)
British-born American crime writer of the "Miss Daisy" set of novels.
[Picture of Carola Dunn]

 

Dunning, Margaret
Born 26 June 1910  (Redford, Wayne County, Michigan, USA)
Philanthropist and benefactor of the Plymouth (Michigan) Historical Museum, who grew up on a potato farm. Now nearly as old as her museal cars.
[Picture of Margaret Dunning]

 

Dunst, Kirsten
Born 30 April 1982  (Point Pleasent, New Jersey, New York)
Actress, first gained fame as a child actress in 'Interview with a Vampire' before appearing in the 'Spider-Man' trilogy.
[Picture of Kirsten Dunst]

 

Dupieux, Quentin
Born 14 April 1974  (Paris, France)
French electronic musician best known under the name of Mr Oizo.
[Picture of Quentin Dupieux]

 

Durham, Geoffrey
Born 22 July 1949  (East Molesey, Surrey, England)
Magician, often known professionally as 'The Great Suprendo'.
[Picture of Geoffrey Durham]

 

Duvalier, Jean-Claude Jean-Claude Duvalier is no longer with us
Born 3 July 1951  (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)

Died 4 October 2014  (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Former leader of Haiti, son of the notorious "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
[Picture of Jean-Claude Duvalier]

 

Duvall, Robert
Born 5 January 1931  (San Diego, California, USA)
US movie actor & director, in countless films since 1962.
[Picture of Robert Duvall]

 

Duvall, Shelley
Born 7 July 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
[Picture of Shelley Duvall]

 

Dylan, Bob
Born 24 May 1941  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Legendary folk singer with an annoying voice. Still touring.
[Picture of Bob Dylan]

 

Dyson, Freeman
Born 15 December 1923  (Crowthorne, Berkshire, England)
British-born American physicist and mathematician.
[Picture of Freeman Dyson]

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