Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: W

 

Wade, James
Born 6 April 1983  (Aldershot, England)
Manic depressive darts player, easily the finest player in the sports' history to never play in a World Championship final.
[Picture of James Wade]

 

Waggoner, Lyle
Born 13 April 1935  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
Actor and model.
[Picture of Lyle Waggoner]

 

Wagner, Chuck
Born 20 June 1958  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Broadway veteran who also starred on TV in the short-lived Tron rip-off "Automan".
[Picture of Chuck Wagner]

 

Wagner, Robert
Born 10 February 1930  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hollywood actor of 'The Longest Day' fame, who went on to play Jonathan Hart in the TV series 'Hart to Hart'. He did not, repeat not, push his wife Natalie Wood off a boat.
[Picture of Robert Wagner]

 

Waite, Terry
Born 31 May 1939  (Styal, Cheshire, England)
Rotund, bearded Church of England envoy who hugged a radiator in Beirut for almost 5 years after a peace mission went wrong.
[Picture of Terry Waite]

 

Wakeham, John
Born 22 February 1932  (place of birth unknown)
Cabinet minister who's wife was killed in the Brighton bombing of 1984.
[Picture of John Wakeham]

 

Waldegrave, William
Born 15 August 1946  (London, England)
Health secretary in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet and held a number of posts under John Major but lost his seat in 1997 and was elevated to the house of lords.
[Picture of William Waldegrave]

 

Walder, Ernst
Born 17 November 1927  (Salzburg, Austria)
Actor who played Ivan Cheveski in "Coronation Street" during the 1960s, and was also the lover of show creator Tony Warren.
[Picture of Ernst Walder]

 

Waldo, Elisabeth
Born 18 June 1918  (Yakima, Washington, USA)
Composer and ethnomusicologist.
[Picture of Elisabeth Waldo]

 

Walesa, Lech
Born 29 September 1943  (Popowo, Poland)
Former Trade Unionist and electrician who later became President of Poland and a noted peace activist.
[Picture of Lech Walesa]

 

Walken, Christopher
Born 31 March 1943  (Queens, New York, USA)
Quirky film and stage actor and dancer who first came to fame in 1978 in 'The Deer Hunter'. Also known for his role of Bruce Dickinson (Yes, the Bruce Dickinson) in 'Saturday Night Live'.
[Picture of Christopher Walken]

 

Walker, Clint Clint Walker is no longer with us
Born 30 May 1927  (Hartford, Illinois, USA)

Died 21 May 2018  (Grass Valley, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Towering actor who starred in the western TV series 'Cheyenne'.
[Picture of Clint Walker]

 

Walker, Jimmie
Born 25 June 1947  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor and comdedian, best known as J.J. Evans in the U.S. 1970s sitcom 'Good Times'.
[Picture of Jimmie Walker]

 

Walker, Mort Mort Walker is no longer with us
Born 3 September 1923  (El Dorado, Kansas, USA)

Died 27 January 2018  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Newspaper cartoonist.
[Picture of Mort Walker]

 

Walker, Murray
Born 10 October 1923  (Hall Green, Birmingham, England)
Excitable motor-racing commentator.
[Picture of Murray Walker]

 

Walker, Rudolph
Born 28 September 1939  (Trinidad, West Indies)
Actor, best known for 'Love Thy Neighbour', 'The Thin Blue Line' and now on 'EastEnders' as Patrick Trueman.
[Picture of Rudolph Walker]

 

Wallace, Danny
Born 21 January 1964  (Greenwich, London, England)
Former footballer for Southampton, Manchester United & England, who now suffers from MS.
[Picture of Danny Wallace]

 

Wallace, Julie T.
Born 28 May 1961  (London, England)
Tall actress still best known for her breakthrough role in the BBC TV adaptation of 'The Life and Loves of a She-Devil' in 1986.
[Picture of Julie T. Wallace]

 

Wallumrod, Susanna
Born 23 June 1979  (Kongsberg, Norway)
Norwegian indie pop type.
[Picture of Susanna Wallumrod]

 

Walter, Jessica
Born 31 January 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Lucille Bluth in 'Arrested Development' and the nutjob who tries to kill Clint Eastwood in 'Play Misty for Me'.
[Picture of Jessica Walter]

 

Walters, Barbara
Born 25 September 1929  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Legendary US television news anchorwoman and interviewer.
[Picture of Barbara Walters]

 

Waltz, Christoph
Born 4 October 1956  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian-born actor who won acclaim (and Best Supporting Actor Oscar) for his subtle portrayal of SS officer Colonel Lander in the Quentin Tarantino film 'Inglourious Basterds'.
[Picture of Christoph Waltz]

 

Wanamaker, Zoe
Born 13 May 1949  (New York City, New York, USA)
Versatile stage and screen actress, daughter of Sam Wanamaker, appeared in everything from 'My Family' through 'Doctor Who' & 'Harry Potter' to 'Prime Suspect'. Married to actor Gawn Grainger.
[Picture of Zoe Wanamaker]

 

Wangford, Hank
Born 15 November 1940  (Wangford, UK)
Stage name for Dr. Samuel Hutt, a family planning dcotor for the NHS! Wangford is noted for his humourous but political country music. Born 1940.
[Picture of Hank Wangford]

 

Ward, Burt
Born 6 July 1945  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best remembered as Robin in the 1960s 'Batman' TV series.
[Picture of Burt Ward]

 

Ward, Lalla
Born 28 June 1951  (London, England)
Aristocratic actress most famous for her portrayal as Romana's second incarnation in 'Doctor Who'. Formally married to Tom Baker now married to Richard Dawkins. Raises money for Denville Hall. Born The Honourable Sarah Ward.
[Picture of Lalla Ward]

 

Ward, Mary
Born 6 March 1914  (Freemantle, Australia)
Veteran Australian actress. Played "Mum" Brooks in cult series 'Prisoner Cell Block H'.
[Picture of Mary Ward]

 

Warnock, Mary
Born 14 April 1924  (Winchester, Hampshire, England)
Baroness Warnock. Moral philosopher known for her writings on existentialism.
[Picture of Mary Warnock]

 

Warren, Kenneth
Born 15 August 1926  (place of birth unknown)
Conservative MP for Hastings between 1970 and 1992.
[Picture of Kenneth Warren]

 

Warren, Lorraine
Born 31 January 1927  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
Paranormal investigator, who along with her husband, looked into the "Amityville Horror" which later became a film.
[Picture of Lorraine Warren]

 

Warwick, Dionne
Born 12 December 1940  (East Orange, New Jersey, USA)
Legendary soul singer, famous for her renditions of Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs.
[Picture of Dionne Warwick]

 

Wash, Martha
Born 28 December 1953  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Former singer with the Weather Girls and Black Box, although you wouldn't of known about the latter at the time…
[Picture of Martha Wash]

 

Washington, Geno
Born 1 December 1943  (Evansville, Indiana, USA)
R&B singer who served as the inspiration for the Dexy's Midnight Runners #1 hit "Geno". Fell out of love with the music industry in the 1970s and became a hypnotist.
[Picture of Geno Washington]

 

Waterhouse, Matthew
Born 19 December 1961  (Hertford, Hertfordshire, England)
Actor who played Adric in 'Doctor Who' in the early eighties, one of the few companaions to be killed off.
[Picture of Matthew Waterhouse]

 

Waterman, Dennis
Born 24 February 1948  (Clapham, London, England)
English actor, who also likes to sing the theme tune to almost every show he's ever appeared in.
[Picture of Dennis Waterman]

 

Waters, Roger
Born 6 September 1943  (Great Bookham, Surrey, England)
Guitarist & singer, best remembered for his time with Pink Floyd.
[Picture of Roger Waters]

 

Waterson, Norma
Born 15 August 1939  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
Folk singer with The Watersons.
[Picture of Norma Waterson]

 

Watkins, Ian
Born 30 July 1977  (Merthyr Tygfil, Glamorganshire, Wales)
Singer with noughties metallers Lost Prophets. Jaild for the sexual abuse of children in 2013.
[Picture of Ian Watkins]

 

Watkins, Matthew J.
Born 2 September 1978  (Newport, Wales)
Former Wales and Llanelli Scarlets rugby centre.
[Picture of Matthew J. Watkins]

 

Watling, Giles
Born 18 February 1953  (Chingford, UK)
Former actor, who played the vicar in "Bread". Now serving as the Conservative MP for Clacton.
[Picture of Giles Watling]

 

Watson, Dr James
Born 6 April 1928  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Molecular biologist, one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. Recently in a spot of bother over racial comments he made.
[Picture of Dr James Watson]

 

Watson, Emma
Born 15 April 1990  (Paris, France)
Hermione in the 'Harry Potter' movie series, female rights activist and very, very rich.
[Picture of Emma Watson]

 

Watson, John
Born 4 May 1946  (Belfast, UK)
Former F1 driver, finished third in the 1982 Drivers' Championship. Took to commentary after retirement.
[Picture of John Watson]

 

Watson, June
Born in Edinburgh, UK  (exact date unknown)
Character actress who tends to take matronly roles. Pops up on Sky comedies a lot. Born 1935.
[Picture of June Watson]

 

Watson, Ralph
Born 20 January 1936  (Newcastle, UK)
British actor who worked as a straightman for Dave Allen, among thousands of other minor roles.
[Picture of Ralph Watson]

 

Wayne, Lil'
Born 27 September 1982  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American rapper, born Dwayne Carter.
[Picture of Lil' Wayne]

 

Weaving, Samara
Born 26 February 1992  (Adelaide, Australia)
Ozzie model-turned-actress, niece of Hugo.
[Picture of Samara Weaving]

 

Webb, Jeffrey
Born 24 September 1964  (George Town, Cayman Islands)
Disgraced former Fifa vice-president, who also runs The Captain's Bakery and Grill in George Town.
[Picture of Jeffrey Webb]

 

Webb, William
Date and place of birth unknown
TV and film editor with 40-year career.
[Picture of William Webb]

 

Webber, Kevin
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer dad who has raised over £200,000 for charity by running ultra-marathons. Born c.1965.
[Picture of Kevin Webber]

 

Webster, Chick
Born 3 November 1920  (Toronto, Canada)
Oldest living NHL player at the start of 2018, having played 14 games for the New York Rangers. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Chick Webster]

 

Webster, William
Born 6 March 1924  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Attorney, one of the few to work at a high level for the CIA and FBI.
[Picture of William Webster]

 

Weiner, Anthony
Born 4 September 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former Democrat member of the US House of Representatives.
[Picture of Anthony Weiner]

 

Weinstein, Harvey
Born 19 March 1952  (Flushing, New York, USA)
Hollywood honcho, co-founder of Miramax. Something of a provocative figure in the industry due to his history of tantrums and his overtampering with the foreign films he distributes.
[Picture of Harvey Weinstein]

 

Weir, Arabella
Born 6 December 1957  (San Francisco, USA)
One of the Fast Show ensemble, the only female in the main cast after Caroline Aherne's departure.
[Picture of Arabella Weir]

 

Weir, Doddie
Born 4 July 1970  (Edinburgh, UK)
Former rugby union lock with 61 appearances for the Scotland national team. Now dying from ALS.
[Picture of Doddie Weir]

 

Weiss, Rainer
Born 29 September 1932  (Berlin, Germany)
Won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work in "the observation of gravitational waves".
[Picture of Rainer Weiss]

 

Welch, Bobby
Born 12 March 1929  (place of birth unknown)
Last surviving member of the gang behind the Great Train Robbery.
[Picture of Bobby Welch]

 

Weld, Tuesday
Born 27 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Film actress, nominated for several awards and married once to Dudley Moore but seemingly fell off the radar since the mid-80s.
[Picture of Tuesday Weld]

 

Weldon, Fay
Born 22 September 1931  (Birmingham, England)
Old school feminist writer who works include 'The Life and Loves of a She Devil' and 'The Cloning of Joanna May'.
[Picture of Fay Weldon]

 

Welker, Frank
Born 12 March 1946  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Veteran voice actor, the go-to guy in the industry if you need someone to mimic animal noises. Has also voiced meddling kid Fred in nearly all of the umpteen 'Scooby-Doo' incarnations.
[Picture of Frank Welker]

 

Wells, Stanley
Born 21 May 1930  (Kingston-Upon-Hull, England)
Shakespearean scholar editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. Was formally married to 'Woman In Black' author Susan Hill.
[Picture of Stanley Wells]

 

Welsh, Kenneth
Born 30 March 1942  (Edmonton, Canada)
Canadian actor best nown fro his villianous turn in 'Twin Peaks'.
[Picture of Kenneth Welsh]

 

Wenham, Michael
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England  (exact date unknown)
Author of 'My Donkey Body' about his battle with MND. Born 1949.
[Picture of Michael Wenham]

 

Wenner, Jann
Born 7 January 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Founder of Rolling Stone magazine and the man behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Doesn't like The Monkees.
[Picture of Jann Wenner]

 

Wertmuller, Lina
Born 14 August 1926  (Rome, Italy)
Italian film director. First woman to be nominated for Best Director, in 1976.
[Picture of Lina Wertmuller]

 

West, John Anthony
Born 9 July 1932  (New York City, New York, USA)
American sci-fi author who later focused his attentions on disputing the accepted history of ancient Egypt. Died February 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of John Anthony West]

 

West, Kanye
Born 8 June 1977  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Increasingly self-important rap artist and musician. Inexplicably married to vapid reality show parasite, big-arsed Kim Kardashian.
[Picture of Kanye West]

 

West, Norma
Born 19 November 1943  (Cape Town, South Africa)
TV actress ("The Prisoner", "The Shadow of the Tower")
[Picture of Norma West]

 

West, Rose
Born 29 November 1953  (Devon, England)
Born Rosemary Letts, in 1972 she married Fred West, with whom she committed a series of murders at the now infamous 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, during the 1970s. She is serving a life sentence.
[Picture of Rose West]

 

West, Timothy
Born 20 October 1934  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but has had loads of TV roles. Married to Prunella Scales. Currently acting the socks off everyone else in 'EastEnders' as patriarch Stan Carter.
[Picture of Timothy West]

 

Westbrook, Daniella
Born 5 November 1973  (Walthamstow, London, England)
EastEnders actress of yore who is better remembered for her cocaine habit which destroyed the septum in her nose.
[Picture of Daniella Westbrook]

 

Westergaard, Kurt
Born 13 July 1935  (D?strup, Denmark)
Danish cartoonist whose cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2005 caused an almighty rumpus among Islamists and he now under police protection.
[Picture of Kurt Westergaard]

 

Westheimer, Dr Ruth
Born 4 June 1928  (Frankfurt, Germany)
American sex therapist & author. Also, believe it or not, was a trained sniper during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948.
[Picture of Dr Ruth Westheimer]

 

Westman, Iris
Born 28 August 1905  (Aneta, North Dakota, USA)
Oldest citizen of North Dakota as of the start of 2018.
[Picture of Iris Westman]

 

Weston, Brad
Born 5 March 1928  (place of birth unknown)
Actor, mainly in westerns and TV series. Died in 1999.
[Picture of Brad Weston]

 

Westwick, Ed
Born 27 June 1987  (London, UK)
Actor who shot to fame as the hunky Chuck Bass on "Gossip Girl".
[Picture of Ed Westwick]

 

Weyergans, Francois
Born 2 August 1941  (Etterbeek, Belgium)
Belgian film director and writer, often plays with metanarratives in his work.
[Picture of Francois Weyergans]

 

Whelan, Eileen
Born 30 October 1911  (London, England)
Played in 7 tests for England women's team in the 30s & 40s.
[Picture of Eileen Whelan]

 

Whelan, Ken
Born in Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Former jockey turned jockey's agent. Streaked from the weighing room at the 2010 Cheltenham Festival.
[Picture of Ken Whelan]

 

Whitaker, Johnny
Born 13 December 1959  (Van Nuys, California, USA)
US child actor who did the expected thing and sank into the drink/drugs mire.
[Picture of Johnny Whitaker]

 

White, Betty
Born 17 January 1922  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Last survivor of the 'Golden Girls' 1980s TV sitcom, despite being the eldest.
[Picture of Betty White]

 

White, Jimmy
Born 2 May 1962  (London, England)
Popular snooker player, who has never won the World Championship, finishing runner-up 6 times.
[Picture of Jimmy White]

 

White, Ron
Born 18 December 1956  (Fritch, Texas, USA)
US comedian of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, whatever that is.
[Picture of Ron White]

 

White, Tony Joe Tony Joe White is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1943  (Oak Grove, Louisiana, USA)

Died 24 October 2018  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Swamp rock musician, best known for his breakthrough hit "Polk Salad Annie".
[Picture of Tony Joe White]

 

White Jr, Marco Pierre
Date and place of birth unknown
Son of the famous chef and dabbler in the reality TV game. Born 1994.
[Picture of Marco Pierre White Jr]

 

Whitehouse, Paul
Born 20 May 1958  (Stanleytown, Wales)
Prolific comedy performer known for 'The Fast Show' and his work with Harry Enfield and his award winning radio show 'Down The Line'. Now in the same game as Boutros Boutros-Ghali!
[Picture of Paul Whitehouse]

 

Whitfield, June
Born 11 November 1925  (London, England)
Veteran Comedy actress, who started out in radio in the 1950s and went on to work with most of the top comedians of her era. Was best known as the eponymous June in 'Terry and June' before taking the role of Mother in 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
[Picture of June Whitfield]

 

Whitman, Stuart
Born 1 February 1928  (San Francisco, California, USA)
U.S. film actor.
[Picture of Stuart Whitman]

 

Whittaker, Roger
Born 22 March 1936  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Easy-listening musician.
[Picture of Roger Whittaker]

 

Whitwam, Barry
Born 21 July 1946  (Prestbury, Cheshire, England)
Drummer with 1960s band Herman's Hermits.
[Picture of Barry Whitwam]

 

Wiesel, Torsten
Born 3 June 1924  (Uppsala, Sweden)
Neurophysiologist, co-recipient of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his studies of the visual system.
[Picture of Torsten Wiesel]

 

Wilcox, Paula
Born 13 December 1949  (Manchester, England)
Chrissy Plummer in 'Man About The House', doing better healthwise than her co-star Richard O'Sullivan.
[Picture of Paula Wilcox]

 

Wilde, Kim
Born 18 November 1960  (London, England)
New wave popstrel and daughter of Marty Wilde, now a landscape gardener.
[Picture of Kim Wilde]

 

Wildenstein, Jocelyn
Born 5 August 1940  (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Socialite who's excessive plastic surgery has amused and scared people in equal measure.
[Picture of Jocelyn Wildenstein]

 

Wiley, (MC)
Born 19 January 1979  (London, UK)
"Godfather of Grime", who has been at the forefront of the genre since the early 2000s. "Champagne Dance" by Pay As U Go is an all-time classic, "Heatwave" not so much.
[Picture of (MC) Wiley]

 

Wilhelm, Kate Kate Wilhelm is no longer with us
Born 8 June 1928  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)

Died 8 March 2018  (Eugene, Orgeon, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
American author who won the Hugo Award for "Where Late the Birds Sweet Sang".
[Picture of Kate Wilhelm]

 

Wilkinson, Howard
Born 13 November 1943  (Sheffield, UK)
Football manager, famously the last Englishman to win the top-flight title in the UK, doing so with the Strachan/Speed/Batty/Cantona Leeds United side.
[Picture of Howard Wilkinson]

 

Will, George
Born 4 May 1941  (Champaign, Illinois, USA)
American conservative political commentator and journalist. Was chummy with Reagan, though his relationship with the GOP has been fractious in recent years.
[Picture of George Will]

 

Willard, Fred
Born 18 September 1939  (Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA)
Comedy actor, can be relied upon to be one of the standout performers in any Christopher Guest movie. Probably shouldn't sit next to him at the cinema, though…
[Picture of Fred Willard]

 

Willesee, Mike
Born 29 June 1942  (Perth, Australia)
Leading Australian news reporter for 50 years, in later years became an avid believer in the credibility of stigmatics.
[Picture of Mike Willesee]

 

Williams, Billy Dee
Born 6 April 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, chiefly recognised as Lando Calrissian in the 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'.
[Picture of Billy Dee Williams]

 

Williams, Cara
Born 29 June 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Long-retired actress, Oscar-nominated in 1958 for her role in 'The Defiant Ones' and briefly married into the Barrymore acting family.
[Picture of Cara Williams]

 

Williams, Frank
Born 2 July 1931  (Hampstead, London, England)
Actor - Rev. Farthing in 'Dad's Army'.
[Picture of Frank Williams]

 

Williams, John
Born 8 February 1932  (Floral Park, New York, USA)
Award-winning composer of such legendary film scores as 'Star Wars', 'Superman', 'ET', 'Indiana Jones' and many more.
[Picture of John Williams]

 

Williams, Katt
Born 2 September 1971  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Genuinely talented stand-up comedian who probably should have put the crackpipe down sometime in 2011.
[Picture of Katt Williams]

 

Williams, Leila
Born 4 April 1937  (Walsall, England)
Beauty queen who became the first female presenter of 'Blue Peter' in 1958.
[Picture of Leila Williams]

 

Williams, Maisie
Born 15 April 1997  (Bristol, UK)
English actress, portrays Arya Stark in "Game of Thrones".
[Picture of Maisie Williams]

 

Williams, Otis
Born 30 October 1941  (Texarkana, Texas, USA)
Baritone singer of The Temptations.
[Picture of Otis Williams]

 

Williams, Paul
Born 19 September 1940  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Singer-songwriter who has written for acts as varied as The Carpenters, Daft Punk and Kermit the Frog. Very distinctive singing voice as well.
[Picture of Paul Williams]

 

Williams, Rex
Born 20 July 1933  (Halesowen, West Midlands, England)
Former snooker player, who spent over 40 years playing the sport.
[Picture of Rex Williams]

 

Williams, Richard
Born 16 February 1942  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Father and coach of tennis siblings the Williams sisters
[Picture of Richard Williams]

 

Williams, Shirley
Born 27 July 1930  (London, England)
Labour MP who defected and formed the SDP in 1981, before becoming a Lib Dem member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Shirley Williams]

 

Williams, Sir Frank
Born 16 April 1942  (County Durham, England)
Boss of the Williams Formula 1 team. In a wheelchair since a car accident in 1986.
[Picture of Sir Frank Williams]

 

Williams (camera operator), Chris
Date and place of birth unknown
Retired film and special effects cameraman.
[Picture of Chris Williams (camera operator)]

 

Willis, Elliot
Born 16 June 1983  (Kent, England)
Sailor whose hopes of partaking in the 2016 Olympics were dashed by a bowel cancer diagnosis in late 2015.
[Picture of Elliot Willis]

 

Wilson, Bob
Born 30 October 1941  (Chesterfield, England)
Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper turned TV presenter.
[Picture of Bob Wilson]

 

Wilson, Brian
Born 20 June 1942  (Hawthorne, California, USA)
Founder member of, and producer, composer and arranger for, The Beach Boys. Has suffered from long-term mental illness and drug problems.
[Picture of Brian Wilson]

 

Wilson, Dawn
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer mum with "triple negative breast cancer". Born c.1983.
[Picture of Dawn Wilson]

 

Wilson, Mark
Born 31 October 1974  (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA)
PGA tour golfer.
[Picture of Mark Wilson]

 

Wilson, Mary Mary Wilson is no longer with us
Born 16 January 1916  (Diss, Norfolk, England)

Died 6 June 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
[Picture of Mary Wilson]

 

Wilson, Owen
Born 18 November 1968  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
US actor, 'You, Me and Dupree' and lots more. Failed to commit suicide in 2007, but some DDP'rs may think "If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again".
[Picture of Owen Wilson]

 

Wilson, Ray Ray Wilson is no longer with us
Born 17 December 1934  (Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England)

Died 15 May 2018  (UK)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Former footballer, left back for England when they won the 1966 World Cup.
[Picture of Ray Wilson]

 

Wilson, Richard
Born 9 July 1936  (Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland)
Actor (real name Ian Colquhoun Wilson) famous for playing the grumpy Victor "I don't believe it!" Meldrew in sitcom 'One Foot in the Grave'. Will the other foot follow this year?
[Picture of Richard Wilson]

 

Wilson of Dinton, Lord Richard
Born 11 October 1942  (place of birth unknown)
Civil servant and peer.
[Picture of Lord Richard Wilson of Dinton]

 

Windass, Dean
Born 1 April 1969  (Kingston upon Hull, England)
The very epitome of the journeyman footballer. Helped his home club Hull City win promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2008.
[Picture of Dean Windass]

 

Windsor, Barbara
Born 6 August 1937  (Shoreditch, London, England)
Veteran actress of the 'Carry On' films who went on to become Peggy Mitchell in the tiresome BBC soap 'EastEnders'. Changed her surname from Deeks and known for her off-screen connections to the Kray Twins. Distant relative of the artist John Constable.
[Picture of Barbara Windsor]

 

Windsor, Frank
Born 12 July 1927  (Walsall, West Midlands, England)
Actor, best known, for his role in 'Z Cars' & its spin off, 'Softly Softly'. Still appears in TV adverts & the odd TV show.
[Picture of Frank Windsor]

 

Winkle, Baddie
Born 18 July 1928  (Hazard, Kentucky, USA)
The "Instagrandma", an 89-year-old woman who is down with the kids and models latex mini-skirts.
[Picture of Baddie Winkle]

 

Winnick, David
Born 26 June 1933  (place of birth unknown)
Labour MP for Walsall North since 1979.
[Picture of David Winnick]

 

Winspear, Jacqueline
Born 30 April 1955  (Kent, England)
Mystery writer, best known for her Maisie Dobbs novels.
[Picture of Jacqueline Winspear]

 

Winter, Ariel
Born 28 January 1998  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Cherubic actress from hit US sitcom 'Modern Family'.
[Picture of Ariel Winter]

 

Winton, Dale Dale Winton is no longer with us
Born 22 May 1955  (London, England)

Died 18 April 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
TV presenter & game show host. His presenting style can best be described as "over the top camp".
[Picture of Dale Winton]

 

Wirth, Marie-Louise
Born in France  (exact date unknown)
French woman who still runs a bar in the city of Isbergues despite being 100.
[Picture of Marie-Louise Wirth]

 

Witchell, Nicholas
Born 23 September 1953  (Shropshire, England)
Flame-haired former news anchor, now BBC royal and diplomatic correspondent. Once sat on a lesbian on live television.
[Picture of Nicholas Witchell]

 

Withers, Colin
Born 21 March 1940  (Birmingham, England)
Former goalkeeper for both Aston Villa and bitter rivals Birmingham City.
[Picture of Colin Withers]

 

Withers, Jane
Born 12 April 1926  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Actress, a child star that never really achieved the same success in adulthood.
[Picture of Jane Withers]

 

Witwer, Sam
Born 20 October 1977  (Glenview, Illinois, USA)
Character actor and US TV mainstay, turning up in shows like "Smallville", "Being Human" and "Battlestar Galactica".
[Picture of Sam Witwer]

 

Wojciechowski, Steve
Born 11 August 1976  (Severna Park, Maryland, USA)
College basketball coach, perhaps unsurprisingly known by the nickname "Wojo".
[Picture of Steve Wojciechowski]

 

Wolde-Giorgis, Girma
Born 28 December 1924  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
President of Ethiopia between 2001 and 2013.
[Picture of Girma Wolde-Giorgis]

 

Wolfe, Gene
Born 7 May 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Award winning Fantasy and SF author best known for his four volume 'The Book of the New Sun' series.
[Picture of Gene Wolfe]

 

Wolfe, Tom Tom Wolfe is no longer with us
Born 2 March 1931  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)

Died 14 May 2018  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Journalist and novelist who wrote 'The Bonfire of the Vanities'.
[Picture of Tom Wolfe]

 

Wolfensohn, James
Born 1 December 1933  (Sydney, Australia)
President of the World Bank from 1995-2005.
[Picture of James Wolfensohn]

 

Wolff, Lester L.
Born 4 January 1919  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former Democrat representative for New York from 1965-81.
[Picture of Lester L. Wolff]

 

Wonder, Stevie
Born 13 May 1950  (Saginaw, Michigan, USA)
Singer & songwriter, blind since birth, hugely influential in the pop music world.
[Picture of Stevie Wonder]

 

Wood, Alf
Born 25 October 1945  (Macclesfield, England)
Millwall's lead striker in the early 1970s, now suffering with dementia.
[Picture of Alf Wood]

 

Wood, Ronnie
Born 1 June 1947  (Hillingdon, Middlesex, England)
Guitarist who played with Jeff Beck and the Faces before becoming a permanent member of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Ronnie Wood]

 

Wood, Roy
Born 8 November 1946  (Kitts Green, Birmingham, England)
Lead singer of the Move, then Wizzard.
[Picture of Roy Wood]

 

Woodcock, Jacci
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill woman who sued her firm for forcing her out because of her illness.
[Picture of Jacci Woodcock]

 

Woods, Gay
Born 1 September 1948  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish folk singer, one of the original members of Steeleye Span.
[Picture of Gay Woods]

 

Woodson, Woody
Date and place of birth unknown
1-legged diabetic drummer who the music community recently pitched in and bought him a prosthetic. In his 2-legged days he played with Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Drifters, The Isley Brothers…
[Picture of Woody Woodson]

 

Woodward, Bob
Date and place of birth unknown
Founder of the CLIC Sargent cancer charity in 1976.
[Picture of Bob Woodward]

 

Woodward, Joanne
Born 27 February 1930  (Thomasville, Georgia, USA)
Veteran film actress, widow of Paul Newman, who she was married to for 50 years.
[Picture of Joanne Woodward]

 

Woolf, Henry
Born 20 January 1930  (London, England)
Film and theatre actor. Was lifelong friends with Harold Pinter, and it was Woolf who directed the original production of Pinter's debut play, 'The Room'.
[Picture of Henry Woolf]

 

Worcester, Robert
Born 21 December 1933  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
US-born but UK-based psephologist and founder of the MORI polling organisation.
[Picture of Robert Worcester]

 

Worden, Alfred
Born 7 February 1932  (Jackson, Michigan, USA)
US astronaut, command module pilot on Apollo 15 in 1971. They went to the Moon don't you know…
[Picture of Alfred Worden]

 

Worsthorne, Peregrine
Born 22 December 1923  (Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England)
Journalist & broadcaster, former editor of the 'Sunday Telegraph'.
[Picture of Peregrine Worsthorne]

 

Wouk, Herman
Born 27 May 1915  (New York, New York, USA)
Popular author, best known for his novels 'The Caine Mutiny' and 'The Winds of War'.
[Picture of Herman Wouk]

 

Wright Jr., Billy
Date and place of birth unknown
Runner-up in the 2016 edition of UK Masterchef. Has a rare form of thyroid cancer to boot. Born c.1984.
[Picture of Billy Wright Jr.]

 

Wylie, Ron
Born 6 August 1933  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish footballer who managed West Brom for two seasons in the early 80s.
[Picture of Ron Wylie]

 

Wylton, Tim
Born 27 February 1940  (Bangor-on-Dee, Wales)
One of those TV actors you recognise from loads of things but don't know the name. Well now you know!
[Picture of Tim Wylton]

 

Wyman, Bill
Born 24 October 1936  (Lewisham, London, England)
Guitarist for the Rolling Stones for over 30 years.
[Picture of Bill Wyman]

 

Wyngarde, Peter Peter Wyngarde is no longer with us
Born 23 August 1933  (Marseille, France)

Died 15 January 2018  (London, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Actor, best known for his role as Jason King in the TV show of the same name.
[Picture of Peter Wyngarde]

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