Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2008: B


Babbitt, Milton (Died in 2011)
Born 10 May 1916  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
US composer & theorist.
[Picture of Milton Babbitt]


Bacall, Lauren
Born 16 September 1924  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress (The Big Sleep, How To Marry A Millionaire, Murder On The Orient Express etc etc), born Betty Joan Perske. Formerly married to Humphrey Bogart. Still working after 60 years in movies.
[Picture of Lauren Bacall]


Bahadur Pun, Tul (Died in 2011)
Born 23 March 1923  (Nepal)
Living Victoria Cross recipient, who hit the headlines in 2007, when the UK refused him entrance claiming he had no links with the country! A massive press campaign resulting in him moving to the UK to help cure him of his many health ailments.
[Picture of Tul Bahadur Pun]


Bain, Conrad (Died in 2013)
Born 4 February 1923  (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)
US TV and stage actor. Played the dad, Philip Drummond, in "Diff'rent Strokes".
[Picture of Conrad Bain]


Bainbridge, Beryl (Died in 2010)
Born 21 November 1932  (Liverpool, England)
Novelist, with an oft frequent output. Has never won the Booker Prize in 40 years of writing.
[Picture of Beryl Bainbridge]


Baker, George (Died in 2011)
Born 1 April 1931  (Varna, Bulgaria)
British TV actor - played Inspector Wexford in numerous Ruth Rendell adaptations.
[Picture of George Baker]


Baker, Ginger
Born 19 August 1939  (Lewisham, London, England)
Born Peter Edward Baker. Drummer, most famously for Cream. Formerly well known for leading a hedonistic lifestyle, he's now into clean living and jazz music, but looks far older than his age.
[Picture of Ginger Baker]


Baker, Kenny
Born 24 August 1934  (Birmingham, England)
Dwarf actor who played R2D2 in "Star Wars".
[Picture of Kenny Baker]


Baker, Richard
Born 15 June 1925  (Willesden, Kent, England)
Former newsreader & broadcaster for the BBC for aeons.
[Picture of Richard Baker]


Baker, Roy Ward (Died in 2010)
Born 19 December 1916  (London, England)
English film director.
[Picture of Roy Ward Baker]


Baker, Tom
Born 20 January 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor who played Doctor Who from 1974-81. More recently known for his deadpan voiceovers on "Little Britain".
[Picture of Tom Baker]


Balding, Toby
Born 23 September 1936  (New Jersey, USA)
Racehorse trainer, part of the Balding family so entwined with horse-racing.
[Picture of Toby Balding]


Baldwin, Daniel
Born 5 October 1960  (Massapequa, New York, USA)
Brother of Alec & a noted actor himself. In recent years, his off-film activities have been more in the news than his acting abilities.
[Picture of Daniel Baldwin]


Baldwin, Florrie (Died in 2010)
Born 31 March 1896  (Hunslet, Yorkshire, England)
The UK's oldest person.
[Picture of Florrie Baldwin]


Ball, Johnny
Born 23 May 1938  (Bristol, England)
Former TV presenter - Zoe's dad and hence Fatboy Slim's father-in-law.
[Picture of Johnny Ball]


Bambang Yudhoyono, Susilo
Born 9 September 1949  (Pacitan, East Java, Indonesia)
Current President of the Republic of Indonesia.
[Picture of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono]


Banbury, Frith Frith Banbury is no longer with us
Born 4 May 1912  (Plymouth, Devon, England)

Died 14 May 2008  (London, England)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Long-serving theatre actor, producer & set designer.
[Picture of Frith Banbury]


Banks, Gordon
Born 30 December 1937  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Legendary England goalkeeper - in goal the day England won the World Cup in 1966.
[Picture of Gordon Banks]


Banks-Smith, Nancy
Date and place of birth unknown
TV critic, mainly for the Guardian, formerly for the Sun & Daily Express. Born circa 1932.
[Picture of Nancy Banks-Smith]


Bannister, Sir Roger
Born 23 March 1929  (Harrow, London, England)
Athlete - the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Later became a neurologist.
[Picture of Sir Roger Bannister]


Bannister, Trevor (Died in 2011)
Born 14 August 1936  (Durrington, Wiltshire, England)
Mr Lucas from "Are You Being Served?". Has been in other roles over the years & now in panto.
[Picture of Trevor Bannister]


Barbirolli, Evelyn Evelyn Barbirolli is no longer with us
Born 24 January 1911  (Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England)

Died 25 January 2008  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Oboist & widow of Sir John, one of Britain's greatest musical conductors.
[Picture of Evelyn Barbirolli]


Barclay, Violet
Born 5 November 1922  (Manhattan, New York, USA)
Female comic-book artist, one of the pioneering names in comic book history.
[Picture of Violet Barclay]


Bardem, Javier
Born 1 March 1969  (Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain)
Successful actor in his native Spain, more recently in international films.
[Picture of Javier Bardem]


Bardon, John
Born 25 August 1939  (Brentford, Middlesex, England)
Actor, "Jim Branning" in EastEnders. Suffered a stroke in 2007.
[Picture of John Bardon]


Bardot, Brigitte
Born 28 September 1934  (Paris, France)
French actress, sex symbol, model and animal rights activist.
[Picture of Brigitte Bardot]


Barker, Bob
Born 12 December 1923  (Darrington, Washington, USA)
Presenter of the US version of "The Price is Right" for 35 years until he retired in 2007 after suffering ill health.
[Picture of Bob Barker]


Barkmann, Ernst (Died in 2009)
Born 25 August 1919  (Kisdorf, Segeberg, Holstein, Germany)
Former Waffen SS soldier, a tank legend. Later became mayor of his home town.
[Picture of Ernst Barkmann]


Barnett, Joel
Born 14 October 1923  (Manchester, England)
Now Baron Barnett, former MP & Chief Secretary of the Treasury from 1974-1979.
[Picture of Joel Barnett]


Barr, Roseanne
Born 3 November 1952  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
American actress & comedienne, best known for her show "Roseanne".
[Picture of Roseanne Barr]


Barraclough, Roy
Born 12 July 1935  (Preston, Lancashire, England)
TV actor - played pub landlord Alec Gilroy in "Coronation Street".
[Picture of Roy Barraclough]


Barratt, Michael
Born 3 January 1928  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
"Nationwide" presenter for many, many years on TV.
[Picture of Michael Barratt]


Barrett, Ray (Died in 2009)
Born 2 May 1927  (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Actor, based in both Australia & England.
[Picture of Ray Barrett]


Barris, Chuck
Born 3 June 1929  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American game show producer, who also claimed to be a CIA hitman.
[Picture of Chuck Barris]


Barrymore, Michael
Born 4 May 1952  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Entertainer and game show host, born Kiernan Michael Parker. In March 2001, an unfortunate incident involving a dead homosexual in his swimming pool wrecked his career and made some DDPers feel that suicide may be on the cards.
[Picture of Michael Barrymore]


Barzun, Jacques (Died in 2012)
Born 30 November 1907  (Grenoble, France)
French born American historian & thinker.
[Picture of Jacques Barzun]


Basora, Estanislao (Died in 2012)
Born 18 August 1926  (Colonia Valls, Barcelona, Spain)
Legendary Spanish footballer, one of the greatest strikers in Spanish club & international football history.
[Picture of Estanislao Basora]


Bassey, Shirley
Born 8 January 1937  (Cardiff, Wales)
Singer who had several hits in the 1950s and '60s, as well as singing the theme tunes to 3 James Bond films. Had a minor comeback in the late '90s as an ironic cult heroine.
[Picture of Shirley Bassey]


Bastedo, Alexandra
Born 9 March 1946  (Hove, Sussex, England)
One-time glamour puss in "The Champions". Now runs an animal sanctuary.
[Picture of Alexandra Bastedo]


Bates, Ken
Born 4 December 1931  (Ealing, London, England)
Outspoken football chairman, formerly of Chelsea, now with Leeds United.
[Picture of Ken Bates]


Bates, Paddy Roy (Died in 2012)
Date and place of birth unknown
Former pirate radio broadcaster (born 1922) who took over an abandoned World War II platform off the coast of Essex, and ultimately declared himself Prince Roy, ruler of the Principality of Sealand. Clearly as mad as a biscuit, but has somehow managed to gain international recognition of his sovereignty. Fair play to him.
[Picture of Paddy Roy Bates]


Batey, Derek (Died in 2013)
Born 8 August 1928  (Brampton, Cumberland, England)
Television executive, former host of the UK version of "Mr & Mrs".
[Picture of Derek Batey]


Baugh, Sammy Sammy Baugh is no longer with us
Born 17 March 1914  (Terrence, Texas, USA)

Died 17 December 2008  (Roden, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
American football player, coach and Hall of Fame member.
[Picture of Sammy Baugh]


Baumgartner, Felix
Born 20 April 1969  (Salzburg, Austria)
Complete loony sky-diver & aerial stuntman who jumps off tall buildings for fun!
[Picture of Felix Baumgartner]


Baxter, Stanley
Born 24 May 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Comic actor, impressionist & female impersonator, who retired after starring in children's TV show "Mr Majeika". Now lives in Berkshire.
[Picture of Stanley Baxter]


Bayanova, Alla (Died in 2011)
Born 18 May 1914  (Chisinau, Moldova)
Moldovan/Russian singer, who has worked with a whole range of different types of music & different personalities, including, strangely, Marc Almond! In this picture, she has just realised what she has done to her reputation as a result!
[Picture of Alla Bayanova]


Bayldon, Geoffrey
Born 7 January 1924  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
UK actor, best remembered as the star of "Catweazle".
[Picture of Geoffrey Bayldon]


Beadle, Jeremy Jeremy Beadle is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1948  (Hackney, London, England)

Died 30 January 2008  (London, England)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
Withered-handed TV know-it-all.
[Picture of Jeremy Beadle]


Beatrix, Queen
Born 31 January 1938  (Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands)
Queen of The Netherlands, since 1980.
[Picture of Queen Beatrix]


Beatty, Ned
Born 6 July 1937  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor.
[Picture of Ned Beatty]


Beatty, Warren
Born 30 March 1937  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
US actor, lothario in his early days, now tamed by wife Annette Bening. Brother of Shirley MacLaine, ex-boyfriend of most of the celebrity female world.
[Picture of Warren Beatty]


Beaumont, Bill
Born 9 March 1952  (Chorley, Lancashire, England)
Former rugby union player, turned broadcaster of rather dour persona. Later on TV as a captain on "A Question of Sport". More recently works as a rugby pundit.
[Picture of Bill Beaumont]


Beazley, Kim
Born 14 December 1948  (Perth, Western Australia)
Australian politican, former Leader of the Opposition & Labor Party leader.
[Picture of Kim Beazley]


Beck, Aaron
Born 18 July 1921  (Rhode Island, USA)
Psychologist. Founder of Cognitive Therapy.
[Picture of Aaron Beck]


Becker, Jason
Born 22 July 1969  (Richmond, California, USA)
Neo-classical (whatever that is) metal guitarist. Has ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease"
[Picture of Jason Becker]


Beckham, David
Born 2 May 1975  (Leytonstone, England)
Self-effacing brainbox, who founded Mensa and never seeks publicity.
[Picture of David Beckham]


Beckham, Ted
Born in Edmonton, London  (exact date unknown)
Born in summer 1948. Dad of David. Suffered a heart-attack in 2007.
[Picture of Ted Beckham]


Beckham, Victoria
Born 17 April 1974  (Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire, England)
Stick insect, the least talented of the Spice Girls, now best described as either a WAG or celebrity hanger-on.
[Picture of Victoria Beckham]


Bedser, Sir Alec (Died in 2010)
Born 4 July 1918  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Legendary former England cricketer.
[Picture of Sir Alec Bedser]


Beefheart, Captain (Died in 2010)
Born 15 January 1941  (Glendale, California, USA)
Musician, born Don Glen Vliet (later changed to Don van Vliet). Teenage friend of Frank Zappa, and, like Zappa, didn't enjoy much commercial success, but he and his Magic Band influenced many other artists.
[Picture of Captain Beefheart]


Beeny, Christopher
Born 7 July 1941  (Bristol, England)
British actor, mainly on TV in light roles.
[Picture of Christopher Beeny]


Belafonte, Harry
Born 1 March 1927  (Harlem, New York, USA)
Easy-listening singer, popular for many decades now. Survived a fight with prostate cancer.
[Picture of Harry Belafonte]


Bell, Andy
Born 25 April 1964  (Peterborough, England)
Ex-lead singer of Erasure, who announced in 2004 that he is HIV positive.
[Picture of Andy Bell]


Bell, Daniel (Died in 2011)
Born 10 May 1919  (New York City, New York, USA)
Harvard professor & sociologist.
[Picture of Daniel Bell]


Bell, Judy
Born 23 September 1936  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Former president of the United States Golf Association. Diagnosed with cancer in September 2001.
[Picture of Judy Bell]


Bellamy, David
Born 18 January 1933  (London, England)
Easily Britain's best known botanist - also an author & broadcaster.
[Picture of David Bellamy]


Bemba, Jean-Pierre
Born 4 November 1962  (Bokada, Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Current opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Bemba]


Benaud, Richie
Born 6 October 1930  (Penrith, NSW, Australia)
Half-decent spin-bowler turned vaguely irritating cricket commentator.
[Picture of Richie Benaud]


Benedict XVI, Pope
Born 16 April 1927  (Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany)
Former member of the Hitler Youth and professor of theology who was elected Pope following the death of his predecessor, John Paul II, in April 2005.
[Picture of Pope Benedict XVI]


Benn, Tony
Born 3 April 1925  (London, England)
Veteran radical left-wing politician, despite being born into the nobility. Full name Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Wedgie" Benn.
[Picture of Tony Benn]


Bennett, Alan
Born 9 May 1934  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
Lugubrious playwright.
[Picture of Alan Bennett]


Bennett, Lennie (Died in 2009)
Born 26 September 1938  (Blackpool, Lancashire)
Former comedian (indeed he was one of the many (so-called) comics in "The Comedians". Best remembered for presenting TV shows, though, including "Lucky Ladders".
[Picture of Lennie Bennett]


Bennett, Tony
Born 3 August 1926  (Astoria, Queens, New York, USA)
Crooner, who famously left his heart in San Francisco. Still performing.
[Picture of Tony Bennett]


Bennett Kennedy, Joan
Born 2 September 1936  (Riverdale, New York, USA)
Former wife of Ted Kennedy. Has had well-known drink problems, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Joan Bennett Kennedy]


Benson, Martin (Died in 2010)
Born 10 August 1918  (London, England)
British actor, often popped up in numerous TV dramas.
[Picture of Martin Benson]


Berezovsky, Boris (Died in 2013)
Born 23 January 1946  (Moscow, Russia)
Russian businessman & scientist, now living in exile in the UK.
[Picture of Boris Berezovsky]


Berg, Rabbi Philip (Died in 2013)
Born 20 August 1929  (New York, New York, USA)
Kabbalah guru. Now wheelchair-bound, with his health in decline following a stroke last year.
[Picture of Rabbi Philip Berg]


Bergling, Stig
Born 1 March 1937  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Former policeman & Soviet spy.
[Picture of Stig Bergling]


Berglund, Paavo (Died in 2012)
Born 14 April 1929  (Helsinki)
Finnish musical conductor.
[Picture of Paavo Berglund]


Bergonzi, Carlo
Born 13 July 1924  (Vidalenzo, nr. Parma, Italy)
Italian operatic tenor, especially with works by Verdi.
[Picture of Carlo Bergonzi]


Berlusconi, Silvio
Born 29 September 1936  (Milan, Italy)
Former Prime Minister of Italy, who as well as being a media mogul and president of AC Milan, is also amongst the world's worst actors for his "fainting" whilst making a speech on live TV, probably in a misguided attempt to get out of various legal proceedings.
[Picture of Silvio Berlusconi]


Bernadotte of Wisborg, Carl Johan (Died in 2012)
Born 31 October 1916  (Stockholm, Sweden)
A member of Sweden's royal Family.
[Picture of Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg]


Bernal, Jose
Born 8 January 1925  (Santa Clara, Cuba)
Cuban-American artist, a formerly profilic painter with a range of different styles.
[Picture of Jose Bernal]


Berry, Chuck
Born 18 October 1926  (San Jose, California, USA)
Rock 'n' roll guitarist and singer, who has a string of dodgy misdemeanours in his past. Reportedly not in the best of health, but still active.
[Picture of Chuck Berry]


Berry, Halle
Born 14 August 1966  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film actress & former model who has appeared & acted well in some excellent movies but will also be remembered for her awful performance in the god-awful "Catwoman".
[Picture of Halle Berry]


Besenyei, Peter
Born 8 June 1956  (Kormend, Hungary)
Aerobatic World Champion, pilot & flying instructor.
[Picture of Peter Besenyei]


Bhumibol Adulyadej, King
Born 5 December 1927  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
King of Thailand since 1946, the longest-serving current Head of State.
[Picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej]


Bhutto, Bilawal
Born 21 September 1988  (Karachi, Pakistan)
Son of the late Benazir Bhutto. Currently a student, but may end up going into politics after his mother's assassination.
[Picture of Bilawal Bhutto]


Bhutto, Nusrat
Born 21 September 1929  (Kurdistan, Iran)
Widow of former Pakistan leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto & mother of the Bhutto political dynasty, 3 of whom she has now outlived.
[Picture of Nusrat Bhutto]


Bickersteth, John
Born 6 September 1921  (Rugby, Warwickshire, England)
Bishop of Bath & Wells for 12 years, and was also the man who was the intriguingly named "Clerk of the Closet" from 1979-1989.
[Picture of John Bickersteth]


Biddlecombe, Terry
Born 2 February 1941  (Woolwich, London)
Jockey & trainer - he was one of the top National Hunt jockeys of the 1960's & 1970's, but never won the Grand National.
[Picture of Terry Biddlecombe]


Biggins, Christopher
Born 16 December 1948  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Outrageously camp comic actor, TV presenter and pantomine star.
[Picture of Christopher Biggins]


Biggs, Ronnie (Died in 2013)
Born 8 August 1929  (Lambeth, London, England)
Sentenced to 30 years for his part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, but escaped from Wandsworth Prison after only 15 months and ended up living in Brazil, from where he could not be extradited. He returned to Britain in 2001 for medical treatment and was promptly arrested. Since then, he has suffered two heart attacks, three strokes, two epileptic seizures and pneumonia, which have apparently left him partially paralysed and barely able to speak. Apart from that, though, he's in great health.
[Picture of Ronnie Biggs]


Bilk, Acker
Born 28 January 1929  (Pensford, Somerset, England)
Jazz clarinetist of "Stranger on the Shore" fame.
[Picture of Acker Bilk]


Billingsley, Barbara (Died in 2010)
Born 22 December 1915  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actress, best known (over there anyway) for her role in "Leave It To Beaver". Fnarr fnarr.
[Picture of Barbara Billingsley]


Billington, Tom
Born 5 December 1958  (Golborne, Lancashire, England)
Ex-professional wrestler known as 'Dynamite Kid', now in a wheelchair.
[Picture of Tom Billington]


bin Laden, Osama (Died in 2011)
Born 10 March 1957  (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
17th of about 52 (!) children of a multi-millionaire Saudi construction magnate, al-Qaeda terrorist leader bin Laden was already on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, but on September 11th, 2001, he secured his position at no. 1 on this list. Despite this, he's a questionable DDP pick, due to the difficulty of establishing his whereabouts and hence whether he's alive or dead.
[Picture of Osama bin Laden]


bin Laden, Randa
Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  (exact date unknown)
Born 1955. One of the many sisters of Osama, Randa is suffering from ovarian cancer.
[Picture of Randa bin Laden]


Bin Mohammad Al-Qassimi, Sheikh Saqr (Died in 2010)
Born in Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates  (exact date unknown)
Current ruler of one of the states of the UAE, Ras Al-Khaimah & has been since 1948. Born in 1918.
[Picture of Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al-Qassimi]


Bingham, Billy
Born 5 August 1931  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former Northern Ireland footballer & manager.
[Picture of Billy Bingham]


Bir Bikram Shah, Gyanendra
Born 7 July 1947  (Kathmandu, Nepal)
King of Nepal from 2001-2008. Partly due to his unpopularity, the Nepalese monarchy was scrapped in 2008.
[Picture of Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah]


Bird, Dickie
Born 19 April 1933  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Well-respected but now retired cricket umpire, who also took the field as a player many moons ago.
[Picture of Dickie Bird]


Birtwistle, Sir Harrison
Born 15 July 1934  (Accrington, Lancashire, England)
Composer, mainly for operas & jazz pieces.
[Picture of Sir Harrison Birtwistle]


Born 21 November 1965  (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Completely bonkers Icelandic singer.
[Picture of Bjork]


Black, Cilla
Born 27 May 1943  (Liverpool, England)
Former cloakroom attendant at Liverpool's Cavern Club and then pop singer, now presenter of cheesy TV shows. Keeps harping on about how wonderful Liverpool is and how proud she is to be a Scouser, yet has lived in Surrey for the past 30 years.
[Picture of Cilla Black]


Black, Conrad
Born 25 August 1944  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
British/Canadian biographer, businessman and newspaper magnate who has more controversies surrounding his name than most people have had hot dinners.
[Picture of Conrad Black]


Blackburn, Tony
Born 29 January 1943  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Made a promising start to his career, joining offshore pirate station Radio Caroline in 1964 as Britain's youngest radio DJ, and in 1967 presented the first-ever show on Radio 1. However, he soon descended into the cheesy world of easy listening and painful banter, where he remains to this day.
[Picture of Tony Blackburn]


Blackham, Harold John (Died in 2009)
Born 31 March 1903  (Birmingham, England)
Humanist, author and thinker.
[Picture of Harold John Blackham]


Blackman, Honor
Born 12 December 1927  (London, England)
English actress, who has played upon her sex siren status since appearing as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.
[Picture of Honor Blackman]


Blaine, David
Born 4 April 1973  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Twat. Really, really annoying, attention-seeking, box-dwelling twat.
[Picture of David Blaine]


Blair, Lionel
Born 12 December 1931  (Montreal, Canada)
Camp, tap-dancing, fixed-grinning TV personality.
[Picture of Lionel Blair]


Blair, Tony
Born 6 May 1953  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
MP for Sedgefield, County Durham since 1983, elected Labour leader in 1994 and Prime Minister in 1997. Not a popular DDP pick, as he's youngish and apparently in good health, but maybe he'll die of embarrassment if Cherie decides to sing in public again.
[Picture of Tony Blair]


Blake, George
Born 11 November 1922  (Rotterdam, Holland)
Spy, former double agent for the Soviet Union.
[Picture of George Blake]


Blake, Robert
Born 18 September 1933  (Nutley, New Jersey)
Actor, in films as a child & later successful as an adult. Arrrested, charged, tried but acquitted of murdering his wife.
[Picture of Robert Blake]


Blanchett, Cate
Born 14 May 1969  (Melbourne, Australia)
Actress ("Lord of the Rings", "Elizabeth")
[Picture of Cate Blanchett]


Blanda, George (Died in 2010)
Born 17 September 1927  (Youngwood, Pennsylvania)
Legendary American footballer, kicker for a number of teams between 1949 & 1975, when he retired at the age of 48.
[Picture of George Blanda]


Blandford, Marquess Of
Born 24 November 1955  (Oxford, England)
Jamie Spencer-Churchill, or Jamie Blandford as he's also known. A careless, lunatic, heavy drinking toff sums him up pretty well.
[Picture of Marquess Of Blandford]


Blease, William William Blease is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1914  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 16 May 2008  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Former politician & trade unionist in Northern Ireland.
[Picture of William Blease]


Bleeth, Yasmine
Born 14 June 1968  (New York City, New York, USA)
One of the stars of "Baywatch" thanks to some notable assets. Looked pretty godawful though when arrested for drug possession in 2001.
[Picture of Yasmine Bleeth]


Bleicher, Hugo (Died in 1982?)
Born 9 August 1899  (Tettnang, Germany)
A businessman who was recruited by the Nazis during World War II because of his knowledge of many languages. He worked against the Resistance in German-occupied France and was responsible for the arrest of many of its prominent members. At the end of the war, he himself was arrested and imprisoned by the Allies. According to Wikipedia, he died in August 1982.
[Picture of Hugo Bleicher]


Blessed, Brian
Born 9 October 1937  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)
Large, bearded actor whose presence and booming voice has landed him parts in everything from Shakespeare adaptations to Robin Hood to Star Wars.
[Picture of Brian Blessed]


Bliss, Lady Gertrude Lady Gertrude Bliss is no longer with us
Born 2 April 1904  (Belmont, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 20 November 2008  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Author and widow of composer Sir Arthur Bliss.
[Picture of Lady Gertrude Bliss]


Blix, Hans
Born 28 June 1928  (Uppsala, Sweden)
UN Weapons Inspector, former Swedish Foreign Minister. Got in trouble for not finding any weapons of mass destruction, which was a bit harsh, because there never were any.
[Picture of Hans Blix]


Blofeld, Henry
Born 23 September 1939  (Hoveton, Norfolk, England)
BBC Radio 4 cricket commentator. His father went to school with Ian Fleming, who borrowed his surname for James Bond's long-time nemesis, Ernst Stavro.
[Picture of Henry Blofeld]


Bloodvessel, Buster
Born 6 September 1958  (Hackney, London, England)
Formerly 30-stone (420 lb) frontman of ska group Bad Manners. Collapsed and almost died during a gig in Italy in 2001, since when he is reputed to have lost a lot of weight. His real name is Douglas Trendle.
[Picture of Buster Bloodvessel]


Blue, Rabbi Lionel
Born 6 February 1930  (London, England)
Rabbi, journalist & broadcaster, who often does "Thought of the Day" on BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme.
[Picture of Rabbi Lionel Blue]


Blunt, James
Born 22 February 1974  (Tidworth, Wiltshire, England)
Depending on your point of view, either one of the UK's top musicians & songwriters, or a thoroughly annoying twat.
[Picture of James Blunt]


Bluthal, John
Born 21 October 1929  (Galicia, Poland)
Popular British character actor, often in comedies. Best known for his role as Frank Pickle in "The Vicar of Dibley".
[Picture of John Bluthal]


Bobek, Stjepan (Died in 2010)
Born 3 December 1923  (Zagreb, Croatia)
Legendary Yugoslav centre-forward, later a football manager.
[Picture of Stjepan Bobek]


Bol, Manute (Died in 2010)
Born 16 October 1962  (Khartoum, Sudan)
7'7" former NBA basketball player who was renowned for being able to slam-dunk without leaving the ground. Retired to his native Sudan and unsuccessfully attempted to fund the overthrow of the Islamic government, before being forced to flee back to the US.
[Picture of Manute Bol]


Bolt, Tommy Tommy Bolt is no longer with us
Born 31 March 1916  (Haworth, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 30 August 2008  (Batesville, Alabama, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former PGA golder, with 18 titles, including the 1958 US Open.
[Picture of Tommy Bolt]


Bonaduce, Danny
Born 13 August 1959  (Broomall, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor (The Partridge Family), DJ & game show host in the US.
[Picture of Danny Bonaduce]


Bond, Michael
Born 13 January 1926  (Newbury, Berkshire, England)
Author, best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.
[Picture of Michael Bond]


Bonds, Barry
Born 24 July 1964  (Riverside, California)
Holds the record for the most home runs in Major League Baseball history, but has had problems with the law & drugs in recent years.
[Picture of Barry Bonds]


Bongo, Ali (Died in 2009)
Born in Bangalore, India  (exact date unknown)
Magician, born William Wallace in 1929 - a direct descendant of the Scottish folk hero of the same name. Author and illustrator of several books on comedy magic.
[Picture of Ali Bongo]


Boniperti, Giampiero
Born 4 July 1928  (Barengo, Piedmont, Italy)
Footballer, a legendary Italian centre-forward.
[Picture of Giampiero Boniperti]


Bookbinder, David
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)
Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council from 1981 to 1992. Daughter Susan is a top news broadcaster. Born in 1941.
[Picture of David Bookbinder]


Booth, Richard
Born 12 September 1938  (Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales)
Bookseller, one of the pivotal names in the town becoming so entwined with books. Also is completely & utterly stark raving bonkers.
[Picture of Richard Booth]


Booth, Tim
Born 4 February 1960  (Wakefield, Yorkshire, England)
Lead singer of the band "James".
[Picture of Tim Booth]


Booth, Tony
Born 9 October 1931  (Liverpool, England)
Political activist, actor (most notably in 'Till Death Us Do Part'), ex-alcoholic, ex-husband of the late Pat Phoenix and father-in-law of Tony Blair, whose wife Cherie is one of Booth's eight daughters.
[Picture of Tony Booth]


Boothroyd, Betty
Born 8 October 1929  (Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England)
Tiller Girl turned Speaker of the House of Commons between 1992 & 2000.
[Picture of Betty Boothroyd]


Borchert, Freida
Born 5 January 1897  (Bauernhof, Germany)
Another very old lady. Died in June 2008, but did not get an obituary.
[Picture of Freida Borchert]


Borghi, Frank
Born 9 April 1925  (St. Louis, Missouri)
Goalkeeper of the USA 1950 World Cup team that beat England 1-0 in one of football's greatest shocks.
[Picture of Frank Borghi]


Borgnine, Ernest (Died in 2012)
Born 24 January 1917  (Hamden, Connecticut, USA)
Five-times married, surprisingly prolific TV & film actor, whose portly stature ensured that he specialised in playing tough or just downright fat characters.
[Picture of Ernest Borgnine]


Borlaug, Norman (Died in 2009)
Born 25 November 1914  (Cresco, Iowa, USA)
American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1970.
[Picture of Norman Borlaug]


Bosley, Tom (Died in 2010)
Born 1 October 1927  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Cuddly American actor, best remembered as the Cunninghams' dad in "Happy Days".
[Picture of Tom Bosley]


Bosworth, Brian
Born 9 March 1965  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
"The Seventies had Norris, The Eighties had Schwarzenegger, the Nineties have Brian Bosworth!" boldly claimed the video sleeve of the 1990 action epic 'Stone Cold'. Unfortunately for Bosworth, the action genre strayed from '80s staples of wise-cracking, mullet-sporting knuckleheads, to serve up more cerebral offerings such as Hard Target and Fire Down Below. Guesses vary as to what exactly Bosworth does with himself nowadays but presumably it involves booze, drugs and hookers.
[Picture of Brian Bosworth]


Botterill, Sheila (Died in 2004)
Born 19 May 1920  (Scotland)
Was one of the oldest living triplets until her death in 2004. It only came to light in 2008, so no points awarded.
[Picture of Sheila Botterill]


Bough, Frank
Born 15 January 1933  (Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
British TV presenter, mainly on daytime television or sports programmes. Wearer of bad sweaters and target of unlikely sex orgy allegations. Had a liver transplant in 2001.
[Picture of Frank Bough]


Boulez, Pierre
Born 26 March 1925  (Montbrison, France)
French composer of classical & contemporary music.
[Picture of Pierre Boulez]


Bourgeois, Louise (Died in 2010)
Born 25 December 1911  (Paris, France)
French-American sculptor, the first to exhibit in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall ('Maman', that big spider thing).
[Picture of Louise Bourgeois]


Bouteflika, Abdelaziz
Born 2 March 1937  (Oujda, Morocco)
President of Algeria since 1999.
[Picture of Abdelaziz Bouteflika]


Boutros-Ghali, Boutros
Born 14 November 1922  (Cairo, Egypt)
UN Secretary-General between 1992-96, whose name became a catchphrase on "The Fast Show".
[Picture of Boutros Boutros-Ghali]


Bowen, Jim
Born 20 August 1937  (Heswall, Cheshire, England)
Super, smashing, great. The avuncular presenter of ITV's "Bullseye" (1981-93) ensured that no-one ever went home empty-handed, even if they were so laughably bad at darts that they ended up with £7 and a pewter tankard between 2 people. You can't beat a bit of Bully!
[Picture of Jim Bowen]


Bowie, David
Born 8 January 1947  (Brixton, London, England)
Sang with Mark Bolan and Bing Crosby in 1977; days later, both were dead. Suffered a heart attack in 2004.
[Picture of David Bowie]


Boyce, Max
Born 7 September 1945  (Glynneath, Wales)
Welsh comedian & singer, particularly entwined with the Welsh rugby team and their ebbing & flowing fortunes.
[Picture of Max Boyce]


Boycott, Geoff
Born 21 October 1940  (Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, England)
Notoriously slow-scoring Yorkshire and England cricketer. Now an equally dull cricket commentator.
[Picture of Geoff Boycott]


Boyson, Sir Rhodes (Died in 2012)
Born 11 May 1925  (Manchester, England)
Backbench MP who often appeared on TV & his appearance in "Have I Got News For You" in 1994 was particulary bizarre & still remembered by many who saw it.
[Picture of Sir Rhodes Boyson]


Braben, Eddie (Died in 2013)
Born 31 October 1930  (Liverpool, England)
Comedy writer, who deserves far more credit than he gets, as he was the creator & supplier of many of Eric Morecambe's greatest lines, including most of the legendary repartee with Andre Previn in one of the Christmas specials.
[Picture of Eddie Braben]


Brabham, Sir Jack
Born 2 April 1926  (Hurstville, Sydney, Australia)
3 times Formula 1 champion. First F1 racer to be knighted, still drives in historic races, although mostly retired. In good health, but now completely deaf.
[Picture of Sir Jack Brabham]


Bradbury, Ray (Died in 2012)
Born 22 August 1920  (Waukegan, Illinois, USA)
Sci-fi author, best known for "Fahrenheit 451".
[Picture of Ray Bradbury]


Bradley, Tom
Date and place of birth unknown
Author & essayist, writer of short stories. No known birthdate that I could find…
[Picture of Tom Bradley]


Brady, Ian
Born 2 January 1938  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Moors Murderer, in prison since 1966, having been caught just 4 weeks after the death penalty for murder was abolished in the UK. Has a tendency to go on somewhat half-hearted hunger strikes. Since the death of his accomplice, Myra Hindley, in 2002, DDP interest in him has picked up.
[Picture of Ian Brady]


Brady, Sarah
Born 6 February 1942  (Missouri, USA)
Advocate of gun control ever since her husband Jim was seriously wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan. Now suffering from lung cancer.
[Picture of Sarah Brady]


Brady, Tom
Born 3 August 1977  (San Mateo, California, USA)
Successful American Footballer with the New England Patriots.
[Picture of Tom Brady]


Bramall, Edwin
Born 18 December 1923  (Bushfield, Hampshire, England)
Also known as Baron Bramall, an ex-Army bigwig - former Chief of the General Staff & Chief of the Defence Staff.
[Picture of Edwin Bramall]


Brancato Jr, Lillo
Born 1 August 1976  (Bogota, Colombia)
Actor of "A Bronx Tale" and "The Sopranos" fame, but also charged with second-degree murder in 2005.
[Picture of Lillo Brancato Jr]


Brand, Jo
Born 3 May 1957  (Hastings, East Sussex, England)
Comedienne & broadcaster, often on TV comedy panel shows.
[Picture of Jo Brand]


Brand, Russell
Born 4 June 1975  (Grays, Essex, England)
TV presenter & comic who is nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is.
[Picture of Russell Brand]


Branden, Nathaniel
Born 9 April 1930  (Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
Psychotherapist and writer & often appears on various media outlets.
[Picture of Nathaniel Branden]


Branson, Sir Richard
Born 18 July 1950  (Sharnley Green, Surrey, England)
Entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he started a national student magazine. Now boss of the Virgin records/banking/airline/mobile phones/etc empire.
[Picture of Sir Richard Branson]


Brazil, Alan
Born 15 June 1959  (Simshill, Glasgow, Scotland)
Former porky striker for Ipswich, Spurs & Man U, now a pundit on television.
[Picture of Alan Brazil]


Breaks, Jim
Born 25 March 1940  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Former wrestler, a star of the televised shows of the 1970's.
[Picture of Jim Breaks]


Brennan, Lord
Born 19 March 1942  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Barrister & latterly, working peer who collapsed twice in the House of Lords in late 2007 with heart problems.
[Picture of Lord Brennan]


Breslin, Jimmy
Born 17 October 1930  (Jamaica, New York City, New York, USA)
American newspaper columnist & author.
[Picture of Jimmy Breslin]


Briers, Richard (Died in 2013)
Born 14 January 1934  (Merton, Surrey, England)
Very popular British actor & comedian, best known for "The Good Life".
[Picture of Richard Briers]


Briggs, Asa
Born 7 May 1921  (Keighley, West Yorkshire, England)
British historian and academic, a particular specialist on the Victorian era.
[Picture of Asa Briggs]


Brimley, Wilford
Born 27 September 1934  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Heavy-set, superbly-moustachioed US actor in TV, films & commercials.
[Picture of Wilford Brimley]


Britton, Tony
Born 9 June 1934  (Birmingham, England)
Actor, mainly on stage but also in "Don't Wait Up" on TV. Father of Fern Britton.
[Picture of Tony Britton]


Broadbent, Jim
Born 24 May 1949  (Lincoln, England)
TV & film actor, often in sitcoms too.
[Picture of Jim Broadbent]


Broadbent, Peter (Died in 2013)
Born 15 May 1933  (Elvington, Kent, England)
Footballer, most notably for Wolves. Also played for England & was part of their 1958 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Peter Broadbent]


Broadis, Ivor
Born 18 December 1922  (Isle of Dogs, London)
Former England player & Carlisle United manager.
[Picture of Ivor Broadis]


Broderick, Matthew
Born 21 March 1962  (New York City, New York, USA)
Movie & Broadway star - "Ferris Bueller", "The Producers" etc
[Picture of Matthew Broderick]


Brolin, Josh
Born 12 February 1968  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, son of James Brolin, but Josh is now notable in his own right.
[Picture of Josh Brolin]


Brooks, Mel
Born 28 June 1926  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comic actor and film director.
[Picture of Mel Brooks]


Brown, Bobbie
Born 7 October 1969  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Former beauty queen and occasional TV star who used to be married to the lead singer out of Warrant.
[Picture of Bobbie Brown]


Brown, Bobby
Born 5 February 1969  (Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA)
R & B singer & dancer, whose litany of crimes is much too long to list here, but suffice to say, not many people think of him as "a nice boy".
[Picture of Bobby Brown]


Brown, Gordon
Born 20 February 1951  (Govan, Glasgow, Scotland)
Prime Minister of Britain from 2007 onwards. The team who entered him also put "fingers crossed", which kind of gives a decent guide to how well respected & loved he is in his native land….
[Picture of Gordon Brown]


Brown, June
Born 16 February 1927  (Needham Market, Suffolk, England)
Actress who plays Dot Cotton in EastEnders.
[Picture of June Brown]


Browne, Sylvia
Born 19 October 1936  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
US author, psychic & medium, a frequent guest on "The Montel Williams Show."
[Picture of Sylvia Browne]


Brubeck, Dave (Died in 2012)
Born 6 December 1920  (Concord, California, USA)
US jazz pianist & composer.
[Picture of Dave Brubeck]


Bruce, Jack
Born 14 May 1943  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Former frontman of Cream, who also wrote most of their songs. Underwent a liver transplant in October 2003, after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
[Picture of Jack Bruce]


Bruno, Frank
Born 16 November 1961  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Former WBC world heavyweight boxing champion and pantomime dame. Lost the plot somewhat after his wife left him, and was sectioned to a mental hospital in September 2003, although he was later released.
[Picture of Frank Bruno]


Bryan, Dora
Born 7 February 1924  (Southport, Lancashire, England)
Chirpy blonde British actress. Won a BAFTA for "A Taste of Honey" (1961).
[Picture of Dora Bryan]


Bryant, Anita
Born 25 March 1940  (Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA)
Former model and singer turned rabid anti-gay political campaigner.
[Picture of Anita Bryant]


Bryant, Kobe
Born 23 August 1978  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Basketball player for the LA Lakers.
[Picture of Kobe Bryant]


Buchanan, Ken
Born 28 May 1945  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former Lightweight boxer of the 1960's & 1970's.
[Picture of Ken Buchanan]


Buckles, Frank (Died in 2011)
Born 1 February 1901  (Harrison County, Missouri, USA)
One of only 2 US WWI veterans still alive at the start of 2008, and the last one to have actually served overseas.
[Picture of Frank Buckles]


Buckley, William F. William F. Buckley is no longer with us
Born 24 November 1925  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 27 February 2008  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Right-wing US journalist, prominent in the 1960s. Despite not being well known in the UK, he got plenty of obits when he died in 2008.
[Picture of William F. Buckley]


Buffett, Warren
Born 30 August 1930  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American businessman & author, the 2nd richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine in 2006. Also an ace ukulele player.
[Picture of Warren Buffett]


Bugner, Joe
Born 13 March 1950  (Szoreg, Hungary)
Hungarian born, but Australian citizen - former heavyweight boxer.
[Picture of Joe Bugner]


Bulger, James 'Whitey'
Born 3 September 1929  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Charges against him include 18 counts of murder, plus racketeering, money laundering, and breaking wind on the Sabbath in Tennessee.
[Picture of James 'Whitey' Bulger]


Bullock, Jim J
Born 9 February 1955  (Casper, Wyoming)
Actor, mostly on US TV - "Too Close for Comfort", "ALF".
[Picture of Jim J Bullock]


Burden, Joyce
Born in Wiltshire, England  (exact date unknown)
One of two sisters currently fighting against inheritance tax and for siblings to have the same rights as straight and gay couples. Born 1918.
[Picture of Joyce Burden]


Burke, Alfred (Died in 2011)
Born 28 February 1918  (Peckham, London, England)
Gangly character actor who for 10 years played a private eye called Frank Marker in the popular but confusingly-named TV series "Public Eye".
[Picture of Alfred Burke]


Burke, David
Born 25 May 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor - played Dr Watson in the 1980s TV adaptation of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes".
[Picture of David Burke]


Burke, James
Born 22 December 1936  (Derry, Northern Ireland)
Scientist, historian & TV presenter - presented "Tomorrow's World".
[Picture of James Burke]


Burnet, Alistair (Died in 2012)
Born 12 July 1928  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Former ITN newsreader.
[Picture of Alistair Burnett]


Burnham, Edward
Born 25 December 1916  (Stafford, England)
British actor, probably best known for his role as "Professor Kettlewell" in "Dr. Who" during the 1960's & 1970's.
[Picture of Edward Burnham]


Burns, Pete
Born 5 August 1959  (Port Sunlight, Cheshire, England)
Androgynous frontperson of '80s electropopsters Dead Or Alive.
[Picture of Pete Burns]


Burr, Clive (Died in 2013)
Born 8 March 1957  (East Ham, East London, England)
Former drummer in Iron Maiden. Now suffering from multiple sclerosis.
[Picture of Clive Burr]


Busch, Craig
Date and place of birth unknown
New Zealand zoologist & TV personality, who in particular specialises in lions & tigers - which of course aren't the most placid of creatures... Born sometime in 1965.
[Picture of Craig Busch]


Busey, Gary
Born 29 June 1944  (Goose Creek, Texas, USA)
Actor, in numerous films & often in kooky roles.
[Picture of Gary Busey]


Bush, Barbara
Born 8 June 1925  (Rye, New York, USA)
The wife of George Bush snr, not the namesake daughter of George W. Bush.
[Picture of Barbara Bush]


Bush (jnr), George W.
Born 6 July 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
43rd and current President of the United States. What with allegations of vote-rigging, the events of 9/11, and the much-criticised war on Iraq, he hasn't exactly had the smoothest of rides. But he's still hanging on in there; as the man himself once said: "They misunderestimated me."
[Picture of George W. Bush (jnr)]


Bush (snr), George
Born 12 June 1924  (Milton, Massachusetts, USA)
Son of a senator and related to 4 previous US Presidents. Made his fortune in the oil industry and got involved in Texan politics before becoming US ambassador to the United Nations, vice-President under Ronald Reagan from 1980-88, and President from 1988-92. Was sometimes lambasted for not being overly bright, but then his son Dubya came along…
[Picture of George Bush (snr)]


Butera, Sam (Died in 2009)
Born 17 August 1927  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Saxophone player.
[Picture of Sam Butera]


Buttafuoco, Joey
Born 11 March 1956  (Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA)
Auto body shop owner who, in 1992, became a minor celebrity in the US when his teenage girlfriend shot his wife.
[Picture of Joey Buttafuoco]


Butz, Earl Earl Butz is no longer with us
Born 3 July 1909  (Albion, Indiana, USA)

Died 2 February 2008  (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Gerald Ford's disgraced Agriculture Secretary.
[Picture of Earl Butz]


Buzansky, Jeno
Born 4 May 1925  (Dombovar, Hungary)
One of the few remaining "Magnificent Maygars" - the Hungarian team that stunned the world by beating England at Wembley & who nearly won the 1954 World Cup.
[Picture of Jeno Buzansky]


Bygraves, Max (Died in 2012)
Born 16 October 1922  (Rotherhithe, London, England)
Wartime radio comedian, later turned stage entertainer, singer, and over-user of the phrase "I wanna tell you a story".
[Picture of Max Bygraves]


Bynes, Amanda
Born 3 April 1986  (Thousand Oaks, California)
Actress in US teen movies & television show host.
[Picture of Amanda Bynes]


Byrd, Robert (Died in 2010)
Born 20 November 1917  (North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA)
Former Klansman US Senator from West Virginia.
[Picture of Robert Byrd]


Byrd Jr., Harry F. (Died in 2013)
Born 20 December 1914  (Winchester, Virginia, USA)
Former US Senator for Virginia between 1965 & 1983.
[Picture of Harry F. Byrd Jr.]


Byrne, Gay
Born 5 August 1934  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Respected veteran Irish broadcaster, presenter of "The Late Late Show" for 37 years.
[Picture of Gay Byrne]


Byrne, Peter
Born 29 January 1928  (West Ham, London, England)
Actor, was in Dixon of Dock Green for aeons.
[Picture of Peter Byrne]

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