Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: G


Gabilou, Jean
Born 28 February 1944  (place of birth unknown)
France's representative in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, soundly thrashed by Bucks Fizz.
[Picture of Jean Gabilou]


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


Gad, Josh
Born 23 February 1981  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Chubby faced former 'Daily Show' correspondent, hated by parents everywhere as the voice of Olaf the Snowman in 'Frozen'.
[Picture of Josh Gad]


Gadahn, Adam Yahiye Adam Yahiye Gadahn is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1978  (Oregon, USA)

Died 19 January 2015  (Pakistan)

Age at death: 36  (read death notice)
American who converted to Islam and his now one of Al-Qaeda's leading operatives.
[Picture of Adam Yahiye Gadahn]


Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam
Born 25 June 1972  (Tripoli, Libya)
Son of Colonel Gaddafi, and one of his henchmen. Captured in 2011. Now on trial.
[Picture of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi]


Gaga, Lady
Born 28 March 1986  (New York City, New York, USA)
Glamorous pop star that dem kids are listening to.
[Picture of Lady Gaga]


Gagne, Verne Verne Gagne is no longer with us
Born 26 February 1926  (Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA)

Died 27 April 2015  (Bloomington, Minnesota, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Former professional wrestler and American football player.
[Picture of Verne Gagne]


Galabru, Michel
Born 27 October 1922  (Safi, Morocco)
Veteran French actor.
[Picture of Michel Galabru]


Gale, Bob
Born 21 May 1951  (University City, Missouri, USA)
Hollywood screenwriter. Co-wrote 'Back to the Future' with Robert Zemeckis.
[Picture of Bob Gale]


Galifianakis, Zach
Born 1 October 1969  (Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA)
Comedian and actor who really came to fame in 'The Hangover'.
[Picture of Zach Galifianakis]


Gall, Sandy
Born 1 October 1927  (Penang, Malaysia)
British journalist and former ITN newsreader & reporter.
[Picture of Sandy Gall]


Gallacher, Bernard
Born 9 February 1949  (Bathgate, Scotland)
Retired professional golfer. Captained Europe to Ryder Cup success in 1995. Daughter is Sky Sports wet dream Kirsty Gallacher.
[Picture of Bernard Gallacher]


Gallagher, Frankie
Date and place of birth unknown
Spokesperson for the loyalist Ulster Political Research Group.
[Picture of Frankie Gallagher]


Gallagher, Leo
Born 24 July 1946  (Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA)
AKA Gallagher, American prop comedian, who is famous for smashing watermelons!
[Picture of Leo Gallagher]


Galliano, John
Born 28 November 1960  (Gibraltar)
Fashion designer who was sacked as head designer at Christian Dior after making anti-semetic comments in 2011.
[Picture of John Galliano]


Galtung, Johan
Born 24 October 1930  (Oslo, Norway)
Norwegian sociologist, originally known for his founding work in peace and conflict studies but now famed for his massively anti-Semitic theories on media control.
[Picture of Johan Galtung]


Galyon, Donnie
Born 28 October 1951  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
One half of the current oldest living co-joined twins, who have also done work in the entertainment business because of their unusual situation.
[Picture of Donnie Galyon]


Galyon, Ronnie
Born 28 October 1951  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
One half of the current oldest living co-joined twins.
[Picture of Ronnie Galyon]


Gambon, Michael
Born 19 October 1940  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Actor - made it big in 'The Singing Detective' and has been in the last 2 Harry Potter films as Dumbledore. Recently popped up in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Michael Gambon]


Gandhi, Sonia
Born 9 December 1946  (Lusiana, Veneto, Italy)
Italian-born Indian politician, the widow of Rajiv Gandhi.
[Picture of Sonia Gandhi]


Garavani, Valentino
Born 11 May 1932  (Voghera, Italy)
Fashion designer, synonymous with 1960s Italian couture. Designed Jackie Onassis's second wedding dress.
[Picture of Valentino Garavani]


Garbutt, James
Born in Houghton-Le-Spring, England  (exact date unknown)
Character actor, fifth or sixth down the cast list for 'Middlemarch', 'When the Boat Comes In', 'The Manageress' and countless other TV dramas of the past 50 years. Born 1925.
[Picture of James Garbutt]


Garcia, Jorge
Born 28 April 1973  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Actor and comedian best known for his role as Hurley Reyes in 'Lost'.
[Picture of Jorge Garcia]


Garden, Graeme
Born 18 February 1943  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Qualified doctor, but became famous as one of 'The Goodies', and has been involved in broadcasting ever since the late 1960s.
[Picture of Graeme Garden]


Garland, Seán
Born 7 March 1934  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Member of the original Irish Republican Army before it changed to the Workers Party, which he became president of in 2000.
[Picture of Seán Garland]


Garner, Alan
Born 17 October 1934  (Congleton, Cheshire, USA)
English fantasy writer.
[Picture of Alan Garner]


Garr, Teri
Born 11 December 1944  (Lakewood, Ohio, USA)
US film & TV star, now battling MS.
[Picture of Teri Garr]


Garrett, Leif
Born 8 November 1961  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Former teen actor & singing star, who has fallen on hard times with a number of drink & drugs related mishaps.
[Picture of Leif Garrett]


Gascoigne, Bamber
Born 24 January 1935  (London, England)
Author & TV personality, former host of 'University Challenge'.
[Picture of Bamber Gascoigne]


Gascoigne, Paul
Born 27 May 1967  (Gateshead, Co Durham, England)
Flawed genius of the football field, who played for Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and of course England, when he wasn't busy boozing and/or crying. On and off the wagon constantly.
[Picture of Paul Gascoigne]


Gascoine, Jill
Born 11 April 1937  (Lambeth, London, England)
Actress in 'The Onedin Line' and novelist.
[Picture of Jill Gascoine]


Gass, William H.
Born 30 July 1924  (Fargo, North Dakota, USA)
Postmodernist author of 'The Tunnel'.
[Picture of William H. Gass]


Gates, Sr., William H.
Born 30 November 1925  (Bremerton, Washington, USA)
Former Lawyer and father of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
[Picture of William H. Gates, Sr.]


Gatti, Armand
Born 26 January 1924  (Monaco Ville, Monaco, France)
French playwright.
[Picture of Armand Gatti]


Gaudette, Sister Cecilia
Born 25 March 1902  (Manchester, New Hampshire, USA)
American-born nun, now resident in Rome who decided to vote in the 2008 US Presiential election, 52 years after the last time.
[Picture of Sister Cecilia Gaudette]


Gavin, John
Born 8 April 1931  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Janet Leigh's boyfriend in 'Psycho'.
[Picture of John Gavin]


Gaynes, George
Born 16 May 1917  (Helskini, Finland)
Probably best known to movie audiences as Commandant Lassard in the endless 'Police Academy' series.
[Picture of George Gaynes]


Gaynor, Gloria
Born 7 September 1949  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
R & B singer who enjoyed great success in the 1970s with hits such as 'I Will Survive' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye', making her something of a gay icon.
[Picture of Gloria Gaynor]


Gaynor, Mitzi
Born 4 September 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hollywood singer and dancer of the 1950s. Was the second musical guest on the night of The Beatles' debut appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.
[Picture of Mitzi Gaynor]


Gedda, Nicolai
Born 11 July 1925  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish opera singer.
[Picture of Nicolai Gedda]


Geilberger, Al
Born 1 September 1937  (Red Bluff, California, USA)
Winner of the 1966 PGA Championship and the first golfer to post a sub-60 round in a professional tournament.
[Picture of Al Geilberger]


Geldof, Pixie
Born 17 September 1990  (London, England)
Daughter of Sir Bob Geldof & general waste of space, like her sister Peaches.
[Picture of Pixie Geldof]


Genda, Ambrose Patrick
Born 20 April 1927  (Gerihun, Kenema District, Sierra Leone)
One of the five men to serve as Sierra Leone's prime minister during the ever-so-slightly unstable year of 1967.
[Picture of Ambrose Patrick Genda]


Genscher, Hans-Dietrich
Born 21 March 1927  (Reideburg, Germany)
Long serving foreign minister of (West) Germany.
[Picture of Hans-Dietrich Genscher]


Gento, Francisco
Born 21 October 1933  (Guarnizo, Spain)
Legendary footballer for Real Madrid. Won 6 European Cup winners medals.
[Picture of Francisco Gento]


Georg of Hohenzollern, Johann
Born 31 July 1932  (Sigmaringen, Germany)
Eighth in line to the throne of Romania. And people complain that selecting reality TV stars is cheapening the DDP?
[Picture of Johann Georg of Hohenzollern]


George, Barry
Born 15 April 1960  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Accused, but subsquently cleared of killing TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
[Picture of Barry George]


George, Bobby
Born 16 February 1945  (Manor Park, East London, England)
Cockney darts player. The only person in the world who wears more jewellery than Michael Carroll.
[Picture of Bobby George]


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


George, Elizabeth
Born 26 February 1949  (Warren, Ohio, USA)
American author of the British-based 'Inspector Lynley' detective novels.
[Picture of Elizabeth George]


George, Francis Francis George is no longer with us
Born 16 January 1937  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 17 April 2015  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Archbishop of Chicago since 1997.
[Picture of Francis George]


Gerard, Gil
Born 23 January 1943  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Star of 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'. Also got to flirt with Erin Gray, the lucky ol' dog.
[Picture of Gil Gerard]


Gershon, Gina
Born 10 June 1962  (San Fernando Valley, California, USA)
Star of 'Showgirls' and 'Bound', two 1990s films you've watched solely for their plot and character development.
[Picture of Gina Gershon]


Gervais, Ricky
Born 25 June 1961  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Annoying one trick pony. Hit paydirt with the mockumentary 'The Office' in 2001, perhaps the most monumentally overrated programme in the history of television.
[Picture of Ricky Gervais]


Gest, David
Born 11 May 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Weird-looking but highly amusing former husband of Liza Minnelli, a US television producer who now appears in "celebrity" shows in the UK.
[Picture of David Gest]


Ghani, Ashraf
Born 12 February 1949  (Logar, Afghanistan)
Current president of Afghanistan.
[Picture of Ashraf Ghani]


Ghiggia, Alcides Alcides Ghiggia is no longer with us
Born 22 December 1926  (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Died 16 July 2015  (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
The last surviving player from Uruguay's 1950 World Cup winning team. Scored the winner against Brazil.
[Picture of Alcides Ghiggia]


Gibbons, Billy
Born 16 December 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
AKA "Reverend Willie G", the guitarist in ZZ Top.
[Picture of Billy Gibbons]


Gibson, Debi
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England  (exact date unknown)
Ex-model and actress. Played Kat Slater's mum in one of those 'EastEnders' flashback episodes and thus managed to get the fact she's dying of eye cancer on 'This Morning'. Born c. 1972.
[Picture of Debi Gibson]


Gibson, Hutton
Born 26 August 1918  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Father of Mel Gibson. Also a religious writer & activist.
[Picture of Hutton Gibson]


Gibson, Mel
Born 3 January 1956  (Peerskill, New York, USA)
Actor, born in the US, but raised in Australia, where he found fame through the Mad Max films. Since then, he's been one of Hollywood's top actors. More recently has been directing bizarre films & insulting policemen.
[Picture of Mel Gibson]


Gifford, Kathie Lee
Born 16 August 1953  (Paris, France)
American TV personality.
[Picture of Kathie Lee Gifford]


Gilbert, Lewis
Born 6 March 1920  (London, England)
English film director, producer & screenwriter, notably of both war films and three James Bond movies.
[Picture of Lewis Gilbert]


Gilbert, Ronnie Ronnie Gilbert is no longer with us
Born 7 September 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 6 June 2015  (Mill Valley, California, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Folk singer (The Weavers).
[Picture of Ronnie Gilbert]


Giles, Ashley
Born 19 March 1973  (Chertsey, Surrey, England)
Former test cricketer for England.
[Picture of Ashley Giles]


Giles, Bill
Born 18 November 1939  (Dittisham, Devon, England)
Popular weather forecaster for the BBC for many years before his retirement in 2000.
[Picture of Bill Giles]


Gilliam, Terry
Born 22 November 1940  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
The only non-British member of the Monty Python team and director of a whole bunch of films that don't quite work.
[Picture of Terry Gilliam]


Gillis, Ann
Born 12 February 1927  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Actress. Last survivor of 1939 film 'Beau Geste'.
[Picture of Ann Gillis]


Gilot, Francoise
Born 26 November 1921  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
French painter and muse to the legendary Pablo Picasso.
[Picture of Francoise Gilot]


Gilzean, Alan
Born 23 October 1938  (Coupar Angus, Scotland)
Languid footballer, formerly with Dundee, Spurs & Scotland.
[Picture of Alan Gilzean]


Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
Born 15 March 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
First Jewish woman to be elected to the United States Supreme Court.
[Picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg]


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


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


Givens, Ahmad "Real" Ahmad
Born 2 January 1982  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 20 February 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 33  (read death notice)
Rapper and reality TV show contestant.
[Picture of Ahmad


Glaser, Paul Michael
Born 25 March 1943  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, Starsky of 'Starsky and Hutch' fame.
[Picture of Paul Michael Glaser]


Glass, Jennifer
Date and place of birth unknown
Another cancer blogger. This one's American. Died in August 2015 but no obit arrived…
[Picture of Jennifer Glass]


Glassford, Bill
Born 8 March 1914  (Lancaster, Ohio, USA)
Retired American footballer.
[Picture of Bill Glassford]


Gleason, Steve
Born 19 March 1977  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Former American footballer, who is now suffering from ALS.
[Picture of Steve Gleason]


Gleeson, Brendan
Born 29 March 1955  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish actor who took up acting in his 30s but is now a regular on film and TV.
[Picture of Brendan Gleeson]


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


Glenn, Scott
Born 26 January 1941  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Film actor, has been in 'Hunt for Red October' and 'Silence of the Lambs'.
[Picture of Scott Glenn]


Gless, Sharon
Born 31 May 1943  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Sergeant Christine Cagney in 'Cagney and Lacey', since then has turned up on 'Burn Notice' and the US version of 'Queer As Folk'.
[Picture of Sharon Gless]


Glitter, Gary
Born 8 May 1944  (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England)
1970s glam rocker who was jailed in 1999 for possession of hardcore child porn. "Do you wanna be in my gang?" Er...we'll give it a miss, thanks, Gary.
[Picture of Gary Glitter]


Glock, Gaston
Born 19 July 1929  (Vienna, Austria)
Found of the firearms company Glock, who didn't start designing guns until he was well into his 50s. Well, it's something to do…
[Picture of Gaston Glock]


Glock, Timo
Born 18 March 1982  (Lindenfels, West Germany)
German Formula 1 racing driver.
[Picture of Timo Glock]


Glockler, Nigel
Born 24 January 1953  (Hove, Sussex, England)
Drummer for NWOBHM act Saxon.
[Picture of Nigel Glockler]


Glover, Bruce
Born 2 May 1932  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor - played the camp assassin Mr Wint in the 1971 James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Bruce Glover]


Glover, Crispin
Born 20 April 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor best known for his role as the feckless George McFly in the 1980s classic 'Back to the Future'.
[Picture of Crispin Glover]


Glover, Julian
Born 27 March 1935  (London, England)
Reknowned actor who's appeared on stage, screen and tv and is an aluminous of the 'Star Wars, 'James Bond' and 'Doctor Who' series.
[Picture of Julian Glover]


Goalby, Bob
Born 14 March 1929  (Belleville, Illinois, USA)
Golfer who won the 1968 PGA Masters due to an incorrectly filled-in scorecard.
[Picture of Bob Goalby]


Godard, Jean-Luc
Born 3 December 1930  (Paris, France)
Acclaimed French film director from the "New Wave" school of film-making.
[Picture of Jean-Luc Godard]


Goddard, Liza
Born 20 January 1950  (Smethwick, West Midlands, England)
Despite her roles in countless kids' TV series, still best known for being the female team captain on 'Give Us A Clue' for years.
[Picture of Liza Goddard]


Godfrey, Robert John
Born 30 July 1947  (Kent, England)
Founder and sole permanent member of prog rockers The Enid.
[Picture of Robert John Godfrey]


Godwin, Glen Stewart
Born 26 June 1958  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Escaped prisoner, one of the ten most wanted men in America.
[Picture of Glen Stewart Godwin]


Goelz, Dave
Born 16 July 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jim Henson Company puppeteer, the long-time operator of Gonzo the Rat as well as the current man behind Dr Bunsen and Waldorf.
[Picture of Dave Goelz]


Goetz, Bernhard
Born 7 November 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
Man who shot four black muggers in 1984, sparking off one of the biggest stateside media circuses of the 1980s. Also one of the few people mentioned in the lyrics to 'We Didn't Start The Fire' who are still living.
[Picture of Bernhard Goetz]


Golpayegani, Lotfollah Safi
Born 20 February 1919  (Golpaygan, Iran)
Iranian cleric.
[Picture of Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani]


Gomez, Selena
Born 22 July 1992  (Grand Prairie, Texas, USA)
The starlet of 'The Wizards of Waverley Place' who, in a stunningly original move for Disney Channel actresses, then embarked on a pop career that involved her wearing very few clothes.
[Picture of Selena Gomez]


Goode, Coleridge Coleridge Goode is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1914  (St Andrews, Jamaica, West Indies)

Died 2 October 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Jazz double bassist. Played with Max Ellington and Joe Harriott.
[Picture of Coleridge Goode]


Goodman, John
Born 20 June 1952  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Rotund funnyman, actor and on-screen husband of Roseanne.
[Picture of John Goodman]


Goody, Gordon
Born 11 March 1930  (London, England)
Member of the great train robbers of 1963.
[Picture of Gordon Goody]


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years.
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


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


Gordon-Lennox, Charles
Born 8 January 1955  (Sussex, England)
Heir apparent to the Dukedom of Richmond. Manages the Goodwood estate, famous for it's horse and motor racing.
[Picture of Charles Gordon-Lennox]


Gordy, Berry
Born 28 November 1929  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Record executive & producer, mostly associated with "Motown" music.
[Picture of Berry Gordy]


Gore, Al
Born 31 March 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Former US Vice President and Presidential candidate. Famously lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush despite having the majority of the popular vote. Now a prominent environmentalist.
[Picture of Al Gore]


Gore, Lesley Lesley Gore is no longer with us
Born 2 May 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 16 February 2015  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Singer, whose biggest hit came when she was 16 - 'It's My Party', in 1963.
[Picture of Lesley Gore]


Gosling, Ryan
Born 12 November 1980  (London, Ontario, Canada)
Ask your girlfriend…
[Picture of Ryan Gosling]


Gould, Elliott
Born 29 August 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
Star of 'The Long Goodbye' and 'M*A*S*H', married to Barbra Streisand for eight years.
[Picture of Elliott Gould]


Grady, Mike
Born 6 February 1946  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Best known for playing the henpecked Barry in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Mike Grady]


Grafton, Sue
Born 24 April 1940  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Detective novelist, known for her alphabetical series of books ('A is for Alibi' etc).
[Picture of Sue Grafton]


Graham, "Superstar" Billy
Born 7 June 1943  (Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA)
Born Eldridge Wayne Coleman. Former WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
[Picture of


Graham, Bill
Born 18 September 1918  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American jazz saxophonist.
[Picture of Bill Graham]


Graham, Caroline
Born 17 July 1931  (Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England)
Novelist and creator of Inspector Barnaby, of which the endless 'Midsomer Murders' TV series is based on.
[Picture of Caroline Graham]


Graham, David
Born 11 July 1925  (London, England)
Actor, best known for his voice work on 'Thunderbirds' as Parker and Brains and on 'Doctor Who' as one of the voices of the Daleks.
[Picture of David Graham]


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


Grammer, Kelsey
Born 21 February 1955  (Saint Thomas, US Virgin Isles)
Actor & comedian, best known as the lead role in 'Frasier', but also for his roles in 'Cheers' and 'The Simpsons' (as the voice of Sideshow Bob). Suffered a heart-attack in 2008.
[Picture of Kelsey Grammer]


Grandin, Temple
Born 29 August 1947  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American professor and doctor of Animal Science.
[Picture of Temple Grandin]


Grange, Kenneth
Born 17 July 1929  (London, England)
Modernist and one of Britain's leading product designers. Responsible for the looks of the Kodak Instamatic, the Intercity 125 train and the first UK parking meters, among others.
[Picture of Kenneth Grange]


Granger, Kate
Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Doctor for the elderly at Pinderfields Hospital, who has become more famous for her blog and other charity and media events profiling her fight against terminal cancer. Born 1981.
[Picture of Kate Granger]


Grant, Allie
Born 14 February 1994  (Tupelo, Mississippi, USA)
Former child star, played Isabelle in the oh-so-edgy dramedy 'Weeds'.
[Picture of Allie Grant]


Grant, Lee
Born 31 October 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s.
[Picture of Lee Grant]


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


Grass, Günter Günter Grass is no longer with us
Born 16 October 1927  (Danzig, Germany)

Died 13 April 2015  (Lübeck, Germany)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
German Nobel Prize-winning novelist and writer of 'The Tin Drum'.
[Picture of Günter Grass]


Grassley, Chuck
Born 17 September 1933  (New Hartford, Iowa, USA)
US Republican from Iowa since 1981.
[Picture of Chuck Grassley]


Graveney, Tom Tom Graveney is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1927  (Riding Mill, Northumberland, England)

Died 3 November 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former England Test cricketer turned commentator.
[Picture of Tom Graveney]


Gravy, Wavy
Born 15 May 1936  (East Greenbush, New York, USA)
US hippie entertainer and activist.
[Picture of Wavy Gravy]


Gray, Ugly Dave
Born 26 December 1933  (Manchester, England)
Australian TV personality.
[Picture of Ugly Dave Gray]


Gray, Vivean
Born 20 July 1924  (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England)
TV actress - played Mrs Mangel in Aussie soap 'Neighbours'.
[Picture of Vivean Gray]


Greatbatch, Shaun
Born 13 July 1969  (Newmarket, Suffolk, England)
Darts player, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Shaun Greatbatch]


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


Green, Cee Lo
Born 30 March 1974  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Obese singer of Soul, hip hop and R&B music.
[Picture of Cee Lo Green]


Green, Seth
Born 8 February 1974  (West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, best known as Oz in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and Scott Evil in the Austin Powers franchise.
[Picture of Seth Green]


Greenbaum, Norman
Born 20 November 1942  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer - 'Spirit in the Sky'
[Picture of Norman Greenbaum]


Greenberg, Mona
Date and place of birth unknown
Stage actress. Was married to the actor Karl Malden for 71 years until his death in 2009.
[Picture of Mona Greenberg]


Greene, Shecky
Born 8 April 1926  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Comedian who has been a headline act in Las Vegas for over 30 years. Real name Sheldon Greenfield.
[Picture of Shecky Greene]


Greenspan, Alan
Born 6 March 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Economist, former US Federal Reserve chairman from 1987-2006.
[Picture of Alan Greenspan]


Greenstein, Barry
Born 30 December 1954  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Winner of three World Series of Poker bracelets and owner of a very tidy beard.
[Picture of Barry Greenstein]


Greenwood, Kerry
Born 17 June 1954  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian detective novelist behind the 'Honourable Phryne Fisher' series of books.
[Picture of Kerry Greenwood]


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


Gregg, Forrest
Born 18 October 1933  (Birthright, Texas, USA)
Three-time Superbowl-winning offensive tackle and Hall of Fame American footballer.
[Picture of Forrest Gregg]


Gregg, Victor
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Author of 'The Rifleman', a book about his military past. Served in India, Palestine, Norh Africa, Italy and Arnhem. Born 1919.
[Picture of Victor Gregg]


Gregory, John
Born 11 May 1954  (Scunthorpe, England)
Manager of Aston Villa during their probably-not-to-be-repeated-soon title challenge in the 1998/99 season. His career has somewhat flatlined since then, having floated around the Israeli and Kazakh leagues.
[Picture of John Gregory]


Gretzky, Wayne
Born 26 January 1961  (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
Legendary former Ice Hockey player.
[Picture of Wayne Gretzky]


Grey, Beryl
Born 11 June 1927  (Highgate, London, England)
One of the finest ballerinas Britain had in the 20th Century.
[Picture of Beryl Grey]


Grey, Joel
Born 11 April 1932  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Played the Master of Ceremonies in 'Cabaret' and came out of the closet (as if there was any need to) at the age of 82.
[Picture of Joel Grey]


Griffin, Nick
Born 1 March 1959  (Barnet, London, England)
Odious former leader of the British National Party. Made a controversial appearance on BBC TV's 'Question Time' in 2009. Now an MEP.
[Picture of Nick Griffin]


Griffith, Frank
Born 15 August 1988  (place of birth unknown)
Former Derbyshire cricketer.
[Picture of Frank Griffith]


Griffiths, Derek
Born 15 July 1946  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Much adored children's TV presenter and actor from 'Play School' and 'Heads and Tales'.
[Picture of Derek Griffiths]


Griffiths, Trevor
Born 4 April 1935  (Manchester, England)
Left-wing playwright and television scriptwriter.
[Picture of Trevor Griffiths]


Grimes, (musician)
Born 17 March 1988  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Try-hard Canadian 21st century version of Lene Lovich, looks like she has bad personal hygiene.
[Picture of (musician) Grimes]


Grimes, Karolyn
Born 4 July 1940  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Child actress best known for the Christmas classic 'It's A Wonderful Life'.
[Picture of Karolyn Grimes]


Grimes, Martha
Born 2 May 1931  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Detective novelist of the 'Richard Jury' books. Another American author writing 'British' mysteries!
[Picture of Martha Grimes]


Groening, Matt
Born 15 February 1954  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Creator & animator of 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Matt Groening]


Groff, Jonathan
Born 26 March 1985  (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA)
Played Rachel's love interest in the first season of 'Glee'. Will he be joining Cory Monteith in that great talent show in the sky?
[Picture of Jonathan Groff]


Grönloh, Anneke
Born 7 June 1942  (Tondano, Indonesia)
Represented the Netherlands at the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest and appeared in the first series of Belgian Celebrity Big Brother. Didn't win either.
[Picture of Anneke Grönloh]


Gross, Michael C. Michael C. Gross is no longer with us
Born 3 October 1945  (Newburgh, New York, USA)

Died 16 November 2015  (Oceanside, California, USA)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Graphic designer, created the Ghostbusters logo.
[Picture of Michael C. Gross]


Gruber, Ruth
Born 30 September 1911  (New York City, New York, USA)
Journalist who also worked for the U.S. government in the Second World War.
[Picture of Ruth Gruber]


Gubar, Susan
Born 30 November 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Professor of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University.
[Picture of Susan Gubar]


Gucci Mane, (rapper)
Born 12 February 1980  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Trap rapper with 14 albums and 10 arrests since 2005. Has an ice cream cone tattooed on his face.
[Picture of (rapper) Gucci Mane]


Guelleh, Ismail Omar
Born 27 November 1947  (Dire Dawa, Ethiopia)
President of Djibouti since 1999.
[Picture of Ismail Omar Guelleh]


Guillaume, Robert
Born 30 November 1927  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actor, better known in the US, though he has starred in many international movie hits, including 'The Lion King'.
[Picture of Robert Guillaume]


Guldbrandsen, Christine
Born 19 March 1985  (Bergen, Norway)
Norwegian folk-pop singer, came 14th at the 2006 Eurovision.
[Picture of Christine Guldbrandsen]


Gülen, Fethullah
Born 27 April 1941  (Pasinler District, Turkey)
Moderate Islamic preacher, currently living in the USA due to issues with the Turkish government.
[Picture of Fethullah Gülen]


Gunn, Tim
Born 29 July 1953  (Washington D.C., USA)
Fashion guru, voice actor and TV personality.
[Picture of Tim Gunn]


Gurney, Dan
Born 13 April 1931  (Port Jefferson, New York, USA)
Legendary and hugely popular former Grand Prix and Indy 500 driver.
[Picture of Dan Gurney]


Guy, Athol
Born 5 January 1940  (Colac, Victoria, Australia)
Double bass player for The Seekers who later had successful careers in Australian light entertainment TV and politics.
[Picture of Athol Guy]


Guy, Richard K.
Born 30 September 1916  (Nuneaton, England)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Calgary, mainly concerned with game theory.
[Picture of Richard K. Guy]


Gwynne Jones, Alun
Born 5 December 1919  (Llantaruam, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Born Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones. Former Foreign Office minister and military historian.
[Picture of Alun Gwynne Jones]


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


Gyllenhaal, Jake
Born 19 December 1980  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Film actor, still best known as the troubled Donnie Darko in the cult 2001 film of the same name.
[Picture of Jake Gyllenhaal]

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