Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: G

 

Gabroyan, Gregory Petros XX
Born 14 November 1934  (Aleppo, Syria)
Catholicos-Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenian Catholic Church
[Picture of Gregory Petros XX Gabroyan]

 

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]

 

Gaffigan, Jeannie
Born 9 March 1970  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Wife of US comedian Jim Gaffigan, who co-wrote his sitcom "The Jim Gaffigan Show".
[Picture of Jeannie Gaffigan]

 

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]

 

Gall, France France Gall is no longer with us
Born 9 October 1947  (Paris, France)

Died 7 January 2018  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
French Yé-yé and pop singer.
[Picture of France Gall]

 

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

 

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]

 

Gallagher, Liam
Born 21 September 1972  (Burnage, Manchester, England)
Lead singer of Oasis and now Beady Eye, with a distinctive singing stance.
[Picture of Liam Gallagher]

 

Galton, Ray Ray Galton is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1930  (London, UK)

Died 5 October 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
One half of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership.
[Picture of Ray Galton]

 

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]

 

Garcia, Dave
Born 15 September 1920  (East St Louis, Illinois, USA)
Former MLB coach, scout, and manager with a seven-decade career in the game.
[Picture of Dave Garcia]

 

Garcia, Juan Carlos Juan Carlos Garcia is no longer with us
Born 8 March 1988  (Tela, Atlantida, Honduras)

Died 8 January 2018  (Honduras)

Age at death: 29  (read death notice)
Footballer, defender for Wigan and the Honduran international team. Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015.
[Picture of Juan Carlos 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]

 

Garfunkel, Art
Born 5 November 1941  (Forest Hills, New York, USA)
Singer/songwriter, one half of Simon & Garfunkel.
[Picture of Art Garfunkel]

 

Gargan, Nick
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, who was suspended in May 2014.
[Picture of Nick Gargan]

 

Gargan, Susan
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of original material machine Peter Kay.
[Picture of Susan Gargan]

 

Garland, Sean
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 Sean Garland]

 

Garnier, Edward
Born 26 October 1952  (Wuppertal, Germany)
Member of the Parliament for Harborough as well as a member of the Queen's Counsel and a former Guardian lawyer, along with other political positions.
[Picture of Edward Garnier]

 

Garozzo, Benito
Born 5 September 1927  (Naples, Italy)
Bridge player, one of the all-time greats. Still playing professionally past 80
[Picture of Benito Garozzo]

 

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]

 

Garrod, Rex
Date and place of birth unknown
British inventor, designed some of the most successful competitors in the original "Robot Wars" as well as the giant car in kids' TV mediocrity "Brum".
[Picture of Rex Garrod]

 

Garside, KatieJane
Born 6 July 1968  (Buckrose, UK)
Frontwoman of Daisy Chainsaw and Queenadrena, who helped bring noise rock to a British indie audience.
[Picture of KatieJane Garside]

 

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]

 

Gates, Bill
Born 28 October 1951  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Absurdly rich and much-vilified chairman of Microsoft.
[Picture of Bill Gates]

 

Gates, David
Born 11 December 1940  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, best known as the co-lead singer of the group Bread.
[Picture of David Gates]

 

Gatiss, Mark
Born 17 October 1966  (Sedgefield, County Durham, England)
Comedian, actor and writer who emerged in the late 1990s with the comedy group 'The League of Gentlemen' before embarking on a successful solo career.
[Picture of Mark Gatiss]

 

Gaunt, William
Born 3 April 1937  (Pudsey, UK)
Long-time TV actor, most famously as one of the three super-agents in 60s sci-fi thriller "The Champions".
[Picture of William Gaunt]

 

Gavin, John John Gavin is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1931  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 9 February 2018  (Beverley Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Actor, best known for his role as Janet Leigh's boyfriend in 'Psycho'.
[Picture of John Gavin]

 

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]

 

Gayson, Eunice Eunice Gayson is no longer with us
Born 17 March 1928  (Croydon, Surrey, England)

Died 8 June 2018  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Actress, Sylvia Trench in James Bond - who was the girlfriend to Bond in the first two movies of the franchise.
[Picture of Eunice Gayson]

 

Gehry, Frank
Born 28 February 1929  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian-born American architect, whose works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as "the most important architect of our age".
[Picture of Frank Gehry]

 

Geiberger, Al
Born 1 September 1937  (Red Bluff, California, USA)
Golfer, the first to hit a score of 59 in a PGA Tour. A different hole-in-one came when his colon was removed in 1980.
[Picture of Al Geiberger]

 

Geko, (MC)
Date and place of birth unknown
Grime MC who says he has skin cancer. Some grime blogs are more sceptical….
[Picture of (MC) Geko]

 

Geldof, Bob
Born 5 October 1951  (Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
Former Boomtown Rats front man turned shouty, sweary Live Aid and Live 8 organiser. Has been looking even rougher than usual of late, which certainly takes some doing.
[Picture of Bob Geldof]

 

Geller, Uri
Born 20 December 1946  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Spoon-bending friend of the late Michael Jackson.
[Picture of Uri Geller]

 

Gell-Mann, Murray
Born 15 September 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
[Picture of Murray Gell-Mann]

 

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

 

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, Brian
Born 1 July 1952  (Jerusalem, Israel)
Veteran TV sitcom regular, perhaps best remembered as restaurateur Babu Bhatt in "Seinfeld".
[Picture of Brian George]

 

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

 

Gerneth, Gustav
Born 15 October 1905  (Szczecin, Poland)
Germany's oldest resident as of the start of 2018. Still able to climb the stairs aged 112, apparently.
[Picture of Gustav Gerneth]

 

Ghomeshi, Jian
Born 9 June 1967  (London, England)
Canadian radio host and interview whose career got derailed by numerous sexual assault allegations in the mid 2010s.
[Picture of Jian Ghomeshi]

 

Gibb, Barry
Born 1 September 1946  (Douglas, Isle of Man)
The eldest of the Bee Gees. The last one standing…
[Picture of Barry Gibb]

 

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

 

Gibson, Delphine Delphine Gibson is no longer with us
Born 17 August 1903  (South Carolina, USA)

Died 9 May 2018  (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
Oldest citizen of the USA as of the start of 2018.
[Picture of Delphine Gibson]

 

Gibson, Graeme
Born 9 August 1934  (London, Canada)
Canadian novellist, long-time partner of Margaret Atwood.
[Picture of Graeme Gibson]

 

Gibson, Julie
Born 6 September 1913  (Lewiston, Idaho, USA)
American former singer and actress who had a prolific film career during the 1940s.
[Picture of Julie Gibson]

 

Gilan, Yvonne Yvonne Gilan is no longer with us
Born 12 October 1931  (London, England)

Died 14 June 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
TV actress. Best remembered for playing a French antiques dealer who tipsily flirted with Basil Fawlty in an episode of 'Fawlty Towers'. Meeester Faaawltee!
[Picture of Yvonne Gilan]

 

Gilbert, Greg
Date and place of birth unknown
Frontman for indie-band Delays. Born 1977.
[Picture of Greg Gilbert]

 

Gilbert, Lewis Lewis Gilbert is no longer with us
Born 6 March 1920  (London, England)

Died 23 February 2018  (Monaco)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
English film director, producer & screenwriter, notably of both war films and three James Bond movies.
[Picture of Lewis Gilbert]

 

Gillespie, Robert
Born 9 November 1933  (Lille, France)
Veteran actor on British TV, in comic and serious roles. In recent years, he returned to his first love of the stage.
[Picture of Robert Gillespie]

 

Gillis, Ann
Born 12 February 1927  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Actress. Last survivor of 1939 film 'Beau Geste'. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[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]

 

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]

 

Giri, Tulsi
Born 26 September 1926  (Siraha District, Nepal)
Three-time Prime Minister of Nepal and one of the few Jehovah's Witnesses to ever be a head of state.
[Picture of Tulsi Giri]

 

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

 

Gitlin, Todd
Born 6 January 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Sociologist and intellectual, a key figure in anti-Vietnam War protests during the 1960s who has criticised subsequent generations' handling of left-wing politics.
[Picture of Todd Gitlin]

 

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

 

Glenn, Glen
Born 24 October 1934  (Joplin, Missouri, USA)
Rockabilly singer/songwriter whose career started in the 1950s and ended in late 2015 due to health reasons.
[Picture of Glen Glenn]

 

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]

 

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]

 

Godot, Gal
Born 30 April 1985  (Petah Tikva, Israel)
Former Miss Israel who, thanks to the Wonder Woman franchise, is now a legit Hollywood A-lister.
[Picture of Gal Godot]

 

Godwin, Tim
Date and place of birth unknown
Senior British police officer, and former Deputy Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, having served from 2009-2011.
[Picture of Tim Godwin]

 

Goldberg, Denis
Born 11 April 1933  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Anti-apartheid activist, the only white person convicted at the 1964 maxi-trial that saw Nelson Mandela imprisoned.
[Picture of Denis Goldberg]

 

Goldblum, Jeff
Born 22 October 1952  (West Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor with a sense of his own absurdity, dominated the box office in the mid 90s and still has his fans now.
[Picture of Jeff Goldblum]

 

Goldman, Grant
Born 3 February 1950  (place of birth unknown)
Veteran Australian radio DJ and TV continuity announcer.
[Picture of Grant Goldman]

 

Goldman, William William Goldman is no longer with us
Born 12 August 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 16 November 2018  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Leading Hollywood screenwriter - "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "Heat", "The Princess Bride" and much more.
[Picture of William Goldman]

 

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

 

Gonzalez, Jose
Born 31 July 1978  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish indie folkster whose 2006 cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats" made listening to the radio unbearable for six months.
[Picture of Jose Gonzalez]

 

Goodman, Len
Born 25 April 1944  (Bethnal Green, London, England)
Ballroom dancer, best known as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. Known for shouting out "Seven" in a particularly strange way.
[Picture of Len Goodman]

 

Goodwin, Vanessa Vanessa Goodwin is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1969  (Hobart, Australia)

Died 3 March 2018  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)

Age at death: 48  (read death notice)
Australian politician, represented Pembroke for the Liberal Party until ill health forced her resignation in 2017.
[Picture of Vanessa Goodwin]

 

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]

 

Gooley, Mike
Born 13 October 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Co-founder and Chairman of the Trailfinders travel agency company.
[Picture of Mike Gooley]

 

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, Billi
Born 2 September 1954  (Dowagiac, Michigan, USA)
Corpulent neuroscientist whose studies naturally focus on obesity. Formerly a comic actor and greeting card model. Well a man's gotta earn a wage… Died February 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Billi Gordon]

 

Gordon, Hannah
Born 9 April 1941  (Edinburgh, UK)
Scottish actress, perhaps forever remembered as the woman who killed Victor Meldrew in the last episode of One Foot in The Grave.
[Picture of Hannah Gordon]

 

Gordon, Jim
Born 14 July 1945  (California, USA)
Session drummer who had his biggest success as a member of Derek and the Dominos, playing on "Layla". Someone sullied his copybook when he beat his mother to death with a hammer, for which he has been imprisoned for since 1984.
[Picture of Jim Gordon]

 

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

 

Gorgeous, Gigi
Born 20 April 1992  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
One of them YouTubers the kids like, who has crossed over into mainstream fame.
[Picture of Gigi Gorgeous]

 

Grace, Topher
Born 12 July 1978  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actor who clearly isn't going to make the A-list now, despite repeated attempts.
[Picture of Topher Grace]

 

Grade, Michael
Born 8 March 1943  (London, England)
Currently Executive Chairman at ITV after holding similar roles at the BBC & Channel 4.
[Picture of Michael Grade]

 

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]

 

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 13 March 1922  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former cricketer for Ireland.
[Picture of David Graham]

 

Graham, Jorie
Born 9 May 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Pulitzer winner and one of America's leading living poets.
[Picture of Jorie Graham]

 

Graham, Rev Billy Rev Billy Graham is no longer with us
Born 7 November 1918  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

Died 21 February 2018  (Montreat, North Carolina, United States)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
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]

 

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

 

Gramm, Lou
Born 2 May 1950  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Frizzy-haired frontman of 80s soft-rock icons Foreigner.
[Picture of Lou Gramm]

 

Grammas, Alex
Born 3 April 1926  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Baseball player who had more success as a coach, as which he won two World Series.
[Picture of Alex Grammas]

 

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]

 

Granger, Ann
Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Writer who switched from historical romances to crime novels with great success. Born 1939.
[Picture of Ann Granger]

 

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]

 

Grant, Steve
Born 26 February 1960  (place of birth unknown)
Singer with cheesy 80s pop band Tight Fit.
[Picture of Steve Grant]

 

Gravel, Mike
Born 13 May 1930  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US Democrat senator for Alaska from 1969-1981.
[Picture of Mike Gravel]

 

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

 

Gray, Erin
Born 7 January 1950  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Former model who played Colonel Wilma Deering in the 70s version of "Buck Rogers". Very popular with teenage boys of the time.
[Picture of Erin Gray]

 

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

 

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

 

Greco, Juliette
Born 7 February 1927  (Montpellier, France)
French chanson singer.
[Picture of Juliette Greco]

 

Green, Al
Born 13 April 1946  (Forrest City, Arkansas, USA)
Legendary singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including 'Take Me to the River', 'Love and Happiness' and his signature song, 'Let's Stay Together'.
[Picture of Al Green]

 

Green, Peter
Born 29 October 1946  (Bethnal Green, London, England)
Blues guitarist, a founder member of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Peter 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]

 

Green, Tony
Born 29 January 1939  (Kingston Upon Hull, UK)
Veteran Darts commentator for the BBC and co-host of 'Bullseye' for Central Television in the 1980s. Born 1939.
[Picture of Tony Green]

 

Greenall, Simon
Born 3 January 1958  (Longtown, UK)
TV character actor who'll always be Michael in I'm Alan Partridge to most viewers. Will this be the year "when de boat comes in"?
[Picture of Simon Greenall]

 

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

 

Greengard, Paul
Born 11 December 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
American neuroscientist best known for his work on the molecular and cellular function of neurons.
[Picture of Paul Greengard]

 

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, Harry
Born 25 October 1932  (Tobermore, Northern Ireland)
Legendary ex-Manchester United & Northern Ireland goalkeeper who was a hero in the Munich Disaster, when he saved a number of people from death in the minutes after the plane crash.
[Picture of Harry Gregg]

 

Gregson, Simon
Born 2 October 1974  (Manchester, England)
Steve McDonald on 'Coronation Street'. Took a break from 'Corrie' in 2015 due to a mystery illness, but seems recovered.
[Picture of Simon Gregson]

 

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]

 

Griffith, Nanci
Born 6 July 1953  (Seguin, Texas, USA)
Folk and country singer-songwriter, won a Grammy in 1994 for her album 'Other Voices, Other Rooms'.
[Picture of Nanci 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]

 

Grindley, Mike
Date and place of birth unknown
Linguist who was fired from his job at GCHQ in 1984 due to his trade union membership, becoming a left-wing cause celebre throughout the 80s and 90s.
[Picture of Mike Grindley]

 

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

 

Groning, Oskar Oskar Groning is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1921  (Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany)

Died 9 March 2018  (Hanover, Germany)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Former SS guard at Auschwitz, found guilty in court some 70 years later. Though an outspoken critic of Holocaust denial, this in turn made him unusually open about his Nazi past, which made him easier to prosecute!
[Picture of Oskar Groning]

 

Grunberg, Greg
Born 11 July 1966  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor, a favourite of JJ Abrams, who has cast him in the majority of his output.
[Picture of Greg Grunberg]

 

Grunewald, Gabriele
Born 25 June 1986  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
American middle-distance runner whose career has been disrupted by various health issues.
[Picture of Gabriele Grunewald]

 

Guardiola, Pep
Born 18 January 1971  (Santpedor, USA)
All-conquering football manager whose players recover awfully quickly from injury.
[Picture of Pep Guardiola]

 

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]

 

Guerrero, Diane
Born 12 July 1986  (New Jersey, USA)
Actress in "Orange Is the New Black", "Jane the Virgin" and a bunch of other shows you haven't got round to watching as well.
[Picture of Diane Guerrero]

 

Guilfoyle, Margaret
Born 15 May 1926  (Belfast, UK)
Served as Australia's Minister for Social Security between 1975 and 1980.
[Picture of Margaret Guilfoyle]

 

Gullit, Ruud
Born 1 September 1962  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Inventor of "sexy football", an all-time great player and a somewhat less impressive manager.
[Picture of Ruud Gullit]

 

Gulpilil, David
Born 1 July 1953  (Arnhem Land, Australia)
Indigenous Australian actor, globally famous as the native boy in the 70s film "Walkabout" but a - admittedly troubled - star in his home country to this day.
[Picture of David Gulpilil]

 

Gumbel, Bryant
Born 29 September 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
US TV journalist sports reporter, best known for NBC's 'The Today Show'.
[Picture of Bryant Gumbel]

 

Gumbs, Emile
Born 18 March 1928  (Anguilla)
Anguillian politician, the only person from the country to have ever been awarded a knighthood. Died May 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Emile Gumbs]

 

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]

 

McGarry, Pete
Date and place of birth unknown
From Channel 4's "Us watching Them" TV series 'Gogglebox'.
[Picture of Pete McGarry]

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