Rachel Zoll

Associated Press writer Rachel Zoll has died of cancer aged 55, after her DDP promoter Thomas Jefferson Survives stopped picking her. A writer on religion matters, Zoll had been suffering from brain cancer for several years.  She was picked by 6 teams including Dead Ends and The Beatles are Dying in the Wrong Order Rachel […]

Litsa Menounos

Litsa Menounos, the mother of Maria Menounos, has died of brain cancer aged 66. While Maria Menounos is known for her TV reporting and WWE appearances, her mother appeared on Maria Menounos’s show. An imdb page was enough to trick at least one DDP co-host into assuming she had a larger profile than she actually […]

Anne Buydens

  Film producer Anne Buydens has died shortly after her 102nd birthday. She worked as a subtitler before producing Paris Calvacade for NBC. In 1953 she met Kirk Douglas, whom she married in 1954 and was attached to until his death in 2020. When he first asked her to work as his publicist, she insisted […]

Billie Hayes

HAYES CODED Actress Billie Hayes has died aged 96. A Broadway star for over 60 years, she also did a number of voice acting appearances, such as in The Black Cauldron and The Nightmare before Christmas. She also had small roles in SuperTed which was this DDP co-hosts favourite cartoon when they were a small […]

Tempest Storm

STORMY WEATHER Burlesque star Tempest Storm has died aged 93. She appeared in such films as Paris after Midnight and Teaserama, and was well known around the US club circuit. She was picked by 2 teams, From Here to Eternity and She’s a Goner. Tempest Storm29 February 1928 – 20 April 20212 teams

Christa Ludwig

VALKYRDIED German soprano Christa Ludwig has died aged 93. A regular at the Vienna State Opera for 40 years, she sang in Mozart and Wagner, and was regarded as being one of the best Opera singers of the 20th century. She was picked by two teams, WEP and The Deadest of the Dead. Christa Ludwig16 […]

Walter Mondale

FRITZ THE LAT(E)   Former US Vice President Walter Mondale has died aged 93. He became a senator in 1966 and immediately found himself in the spotlight, as part of the committee investigation into the fatal Apollo 1 fire. He became vice President under Jimmy Carter and was used to travel the world and defend […]

Andre Maranne

SHOT IN THE DARK French actor Andre Maranne has died at the age of 95. A familiar face on UK TV back in the day, he was best known for his role as Francois, Herbert Lom’s unflappable assistant, in The Pink Panther films. Other roles included Fawlty Towers, All Creatures Great and Man, and a […]