Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2004: G


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


Gallo, Ernest (Died in 2007)
Born 18 March 1909  (Jackson, California, USA)
Patriarch of the Californian winemaking dynasty which bears his name. Responsible for such quality products as Turning Leaf Chardonnay, beloved of wannabe sophisticated young women, and Thunderbird, beloved of students and tramps.
[Picture of Ernest Gallo]


Gardiner, Dame Helen (Died in 2001)
Born 24 April 1901  (place of birth unknown)
Former Chief Clerk of Buckingham Palace, and a witness at the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial in 1960, when D.H. Lawrence stood accused of contravening the Obscene Publications Act. Picked despite dying in 2001!
[Picture of Dame Helen Gardiner]


Garner, James
Born 7 April 1928  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)
TV and film actor who specialised in playing cowboys, sheriffs and detectives, most notably in 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files'. His real surname is Bumgarner, but for some reason he dropped the first syllable when he became famous.
[Picture of James Garner]


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


Glenamara, Lord (Died in 2012)
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Deputy Prime Minister in Harold Wilson's Labour government, Leader of the House of Commons, and now member of the House of Lords and Chancellor of Northumbria "University". His real name is Edward Short.
[Picture of Lord Glenamara]


Goldsmith, Jerry Jerry Goldsmith is no longer with us
Born 10 February 1929  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 21 July 2004  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Composer of musical scores for over 300 films and TV series, including The Twilight Zone, Dr Kildare, The Waltons, The Omen and Star Trek. Continued to work whilst battling cancer in 2003.
[Picture of Jerry Goldsmith]


Goodrem, Delta
Born 9 November 1984  (Sydney, Australia)
Yet another member of the Neighbours cast who has inexplicably ended up as a pop star. Reported in August 2003 to be receiving treatment for Hodgkin's Disease, a form of cancer which has a 90% survival rate.
[Picture of Delta Goodrem]


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years. Her off-screen love life has been the stuff of a tabloid editor's dreams: 3 short-lived marriages (one of which was annulled after the reception), 2 called-off engagements, numerous headline-grabbing relationships with other C-rate celebs, and a couple of lesbian flings to boot.
[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]


Gossett (jnr), Louis
Born 27 May 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gangly actor who turned down an offer to play professional basketball in order to go into films instead. Won an Oscar in 1982 for his part in 'An Officer and a Gentleman', and has gone on to play various tough guys and rough diamonds since.
[Picture of Louis Gossett (jnr)]


Gough, Michael (Died in 2011)
Born 23 November 1917  (Malaya (now Malaysia))
Character actor who has played all sorts of serious roles, but is only ever remembered for being Alfred the butler in the late '80s/early '90s Batman mvoies.
[Picture of Michael Gough]


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]


Greenwood, Ron (Died 2006)
Born 11 November 1921  (Burnley, Lancashire, England)
A run-of-the-mill professional footballer who went to enjoy more success as a manager, leading West Ham for 13 years and England for five.
[Picture of Ron Greenwood]

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