Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: G


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


Gadahn, Adam Yahiye
Born 1 September 1978  (Oregon, USA)
American who converted to Islam and his now one of Al-Qaeda's leading operatives.
[Picture of Adam Yahiye Gadahn]


Gaddafi, Colonel Muammar Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1942  (Surt, Libya)

Died 20 October 2011  (Surt, Libya)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Controversial leader of Libya from 1969-2011. Was international ememy No.1 in the 1980s before being brought into the fold during the "War on Terror". Killed in his home town after being toppled from power in 2011.
[Picture of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi]


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]


Gagne, Verne
Born 26 February 1926  (Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA)
Former professional wrestler and American football player.
[Picture of Verne Gagne]


Gahan, Dave
Born 9 May 1962  (North Weald, Essex, England)
Lead singer of veteran electro-rockers Depeche Mode.
[Picture of Dave Gahan]


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


Gallagher, Julie-Ann
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of two who has been battling cancer for 14 years. Born 1970.
[Picture of Julie-Ann Gallagher]


Gallagher, Liam
Born 21 September 1972  (Burnage, Manchester, England)
Lead singer of Oasis and now Beady Eye, with a distinctive singing stance. It's been argued that his attitude & behaviour in public was the catalyst to the downfall of standards in this country, but I think that's going a bit far. He's only a bloody singer...
[Picture of Liam Gallagher]


Galloway, Caro
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill mother who blamed New Zealand health services for continually mis-diagnosing her cancer. Died in January 2011 but no obit.
[Picture of Caro Galloway]


Galván Galván, Guillermo
Born 19 January 1943  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Mexican politician and general. Secretary of National Defense in the Mexican government.
[Picture of Guillermo Galván Galván]


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]


Ganley, Len Len Ganley is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1943  (Lurgan, Northern Ireland)

Died 28 August 2011  (Lurgan, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Former snooker referee, official in numerous World Championship Finals.
[Picture of Len Ganley]


García Luna, Genaro
Born 10 July 1968  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Secretary of Public Security in the Mexican government.
[Picture of Genaro García Luna]


Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Born 6 March 1928  (Aracataca, Colombia)
Latin American writer, author of 'La Hojaresca' and 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
[Picture of Gabriel Garcia Marquez]


Gardner, John John Gardner is no longer with us
Born 2 March 1917  (Manchester, England)

Died 12 December 2011  (Liss Forest, Hampshire, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
UK composer of classical music.
[Picture of John Gardner]


Garland, Seán
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 Seán Garland]


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]


Garr, Teri
Born 11 December 1944  (Lakewood, Ohio, USA)
US film & TV star, now battling MS.
[Picture of Teri Garr]


Garrett, Betty Betty Garrett is no longer with us
Born 23 May 1919  (St. Joseph, Missouri, USA)

Died 12 February 2011  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Actress & singer - also appeared in a few sitcoms - 'All in the Family' and 'Laverne & Shirley'. International audiences probably remember her best for 'On the Town'.
[Picture of Betty Garrett]


Gascoigne, Bamber
Born 24 January 1935  (London, England)
Author & TV personality, former host of 'University Challenge'.
[Picture of Bamber Gascoigne]


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]


Gass, William H.
Born 30 July 1924  (Fargo, North Dakota, USA)
Postmodernist author of 'The Tunnel'.
[Picture of William H. Gass]


Gates, Gareth
Born 12 July 1984  (Bradford, England)
Stammering singer who hit fame in 2002 in 'Pop Idol' before his career, ahem, stuttered...
[Picture of Gareth Gates]


Gates, Roy Paul (Died in 2013)
Born 25 July 1921  (place of birth unknown)
Second Lieutenant with Easy Company, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought in the Second World War as seen in the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Roy Paul Gates]


Gavin, John
Born 8 April 1931  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Janet Leigh's boyfriend in 'Psycho'.
[Picture of John Gavin]


Gaynes, George
Born 16 May 1917  (Helskini, Finland)
Probably best known to movie audiences as Commandant Lassard in the endless 'Police Academy' series.
[Picture of George Gaynes]


Gaze, Tony (Died in 2013)
Born 3 February 1920  (Melbourne, Australia)
World War II flying ace turned racing driver.
[Picture of Tony Gaze]


Gbagbo, Laurent
Born 31 May 1945  (Gagnoa, French West Africa (now Ivory Coast))
President of Ivory Coast since 2000. Still in office despite having lost the presidential election to his opponent, Alassane Ouattara in November 2010. Could get ugly, this...
[Picture of Laurent Gbagbo]


Geeson, Judy
Born 10 September 1948  (Arundel, Sussex, England)
British film actress, now living and working in the US.
[Picture of Judy Geeson]


Geiges, Daniel
Born 25 January 1938  (Lachen, Switzerland)
Swiss businessman who was involved in selling Pakistan's nuclear secrets to the world. Now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Daniel Geiges]


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]


Geldof, Peaches
Born 16 March 1989  (London, England)
Waste of space and occasional TV presenter. Daughter of Sir Bob Geldof & Paula Yates, and she seems more intent in following her mother's footsteps, rather than her dad's.
[Picture of Peaches Geldof]


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


Gelli, Licio
Born 21 April 1919  (Pistoia, Italy)
Italian financier, former fascist and member of the Masonic order P2 caught up in the Banco Ambrosiano scandal of 1982.
[Picture of Licio Gelli]


Genscher, Hans-Dietrich
Born 21 March 1927  (Reideburg, Germany)
Long serving foreign minister of (West) Germany.
[Picture of Hans-Dietrich Genscher]


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


George, Vanessa
Born 30 November 1970  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Nursery worker jailed for abusing children at a nursery in Plymouth as part of a paedophile ring.
[Picture of Vanessa 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]


Gerena, Victor Manuel
Born 24 June 1952  (New York City, New York, USA)
The longest running fugitive in the United States. On the run since 1984. According to Wikipedia: "his exact whereabouts and fate are unknown." Well, duh!
[Picture of Victor Manuel Gerena]


Germond, Jack (Died in 2013)
Born 30 January 1928  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Veteran U.S. Political journalist.
[Picture of Jack Germond]


Gerrard, Steven
Born 30 May 1980  (Whiston, Merseyside, England)
Sullen but inspirational Liverpool & England footballer.
[Picture of Steven Gerrard]


Gest, David
Born 11 May 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Weird-looking but highly amusing former husband of Liza Minnelli, a US television producer who now appears in "celebrity" shows in the UK.
[Picture of David Gest]


Gibbins, Dawn
Date and place of birth unknown
Entrepreneur who featured in the Channel 4 series 'Secret Millionaire'.
[Picture of Dawn Gibbins]


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


Gibson, Mel
Born 3 January 1956  (Peerskill, New York, USA)
Actor, born in the US, but raised in Australia, where he found fame through the Mad Max films. Since then, he's been one of Hollywood's top actors. More recently has been directing bizarre films & insulting policemen.
[Picture of Mel Gibson]


Gilbert, Lewis
Born 6 March 1920  (London, England)
English film director, producer & screenwriter, notably of both war films and three James Bond movies.
[Picture of Lewis Gilbert]


Gilberto, Astrud
Born 29 March 1940  (Bahia, Brazil, USA)
Brazilian latin jazz chantuese.
[Picture of Astrud Gilberto]


Giles, Stine
Date and place of birth unknown
Former waitress who married cricketer Ashley Giles. Currently ill with a brain tumour. Born 1969.
[Picture of Stine Giles]


Gilmour, Gary
Born 26 June 1951  (Waratah, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian cricketer who destroyed England in the 1975 World Cup semi-final. Not to be confused with the American Death Row prisoner of the same name.
[Picture of Gary Gilmour]


Gilzean, Alan
Born 23 October 1938  (Coupar Angus, Scotland)
Languid footballer, formerly with Dundee, Spurs & Scotland.
[Picture of Alan Gilzean]


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]


Girardot, Annie Annie Girardot is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1931  (Paris, France)

Died 28 February 2011  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
French actress.
[Picture of Annie Girardot]


Giroux, Claude
Born 13 July 1956  (St. Jean, Quebec, Canada)
Small wrestler (4ft in his cotton socks) known as "The Macho Midget".
[Picture of Claude Giroux]


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


Giuliani, Rudolph
Born 28 May 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Mayor of New York, 1994-2001.
[Picture of Rudolph Giuliani]


Glazer, Malcolm
Born 25 May 1928  (Rochester, New York, USA)
American businessman, owner of Manchester United.
[Picture of Malcolm Glazer]


Glenn, John
Born 18 June 1921  (Cambridge, Ohio, USA)
Astronaut and politician - the first American to orbit Earth.
[Picture of John Glenn]


Gligoric, Svetozar (Died in 2012)
Born 2 February 1923  (Belgrade, Serbia)
Serbian chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Svetozar Gligoric]


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, Timo
Born 18 March 1982  (Lindenfels, West Germany)
German Formula 1 racing driver.
[Picture of Timo Glock]


Goater, Shaun
Born 25 February 1970  (Hamilton, Bermuda)
Former Manchester City striker. Feed the goat and he may score DDP points...
[Picture of Shaun Goater]


Godfrey, Bob (Died in 2013)
Born 27 May 1921  (West Maitland, Australia)
Australian-born animator, chiefly known for 'Rhoobarb' and 'Henry's Cat'. Won best animated film short Oscar in 1976 for 'Great' about the legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
[Picture of Bob Godfrey]


Goldhaber, Maurice
Born 18 April 1911  (Lemberg, Austria)
Austrian physicist. Died in May 2011 but no obit.
[Picture of Maurice Goldhaber]


Gómez Martínez, Servando
Born 6 February 1966  (Arteaga, Michoácan, Mexico)
Chief of operations of the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel in Mexico.
[Picture of Servando Gómez Martínez]


Gono, Gideon
Born 29 November 1959  (place of birth unknown)
Current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Spare us a billion quid will yuz, I want to buy a coffee...
[Picture of Gideon Gono]


González, José Froilán (Died in 2013)
Born 5 October 1922  (Arrecifes, Buenos Aries, Argentina)
Former Formula 1 driver who was the first to win a Grand Prix for the Ferrari team in 1951.
[Picture of José Froilán González]


Goodman, John
Born 20 June 1952  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Rotund funnyman, actor and on-screen husband of Roseanne.
[Picture of John Goodman]


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]


Gordimer, Nadine
Born 20 November 1923  (Springs, Transvaal, South Africa)
Nobel Prize-winning author, often considered a feminist writer, although she herself has always resisted this label.
[Picture of Nadine Gordimer]


Gordon, Craig
Born 31 December 1982  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Highly rated Sunderland and Scotland goalkeeper.
[Picture of Craig Gordon]


Gordon, Elvis Elvis Gordon is no longer with us
Born 23 June 1958  (Wolverhampton, England)

Died 5 May 2011  (Wolverhampton, England)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Former British Judo champion.
[Picture of Elvis Gordon]


Gordon, James
Born 17 May 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Baron Gordon of Strathblane. Managing director of Radio Clyde from 1973 to 1996. Chairman of Radio Audience Research (RAJAR) since 2003.
[Picture of James Gordon]


Gordon, Richard
Born 15 September 1921  (England)
Screenwriter, wrote the 'Doctor..' films.
[Picture of Richard Gordon]


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


Gore, Al
Born 31 March 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Former US Vice President and Presidential candidate. Famously lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush despite having the majority of the popular vote. Now a prominent environmentalist who's documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' won the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2007.
[Picture of Al Gore]


Gormé, Eydie (Died in 2013)
Born 16 August 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer and chanteuse, one of the pop act Steve and Eydie with her husband Steve Howard.
[Picture of Eydie Gormé]


Gough, Michael Michael Gough is no longer with us
Born 23 November 1916  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (now Malaysia))

Died 17 March 2011  (London, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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 movies.
[Picture of Michael Gough]


Gouldman, Graham
Born 10 May 1946  (Broughton, Salford, England)
Singer and songwriter with 1970s rock group 10cc.
[Picture of Graham Gouldman]


Gowen, Zach
Born 30 March 1983  (Livonia, Michigan, USA)
Wrestler with a prosthetic leg, although he usually wrestles without it.
[Picture of Zach Gowen]


Grace, Nancy
Born 23 October 1959  (Macon, Georgia, USA)
Former Prosecutor, legal commentator and television personality.
[Picture of Nancy Grace]


Grafton, Sue
Born 24 April 1940  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Detective novelist, known for her alphabetical series of books ('A is for Alibi' etc).
[Picture of Sue Grafton]


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


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 30 December 1930  (London, England)
Actor, best known for his voice work on 'Thunderbirds' as Parker and Brains and on 'Doctor Who' as one of the voices of the Daleks.
[Picture of David Graham]


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]


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]


Grant, Russell
Born 4 February 1951  (Middlesex, England)
Large, camp TV and newspaper astrologer.
[Picture of Russell Grant]


Grass, Günter
Born 16 October 1927  (Danzig, Germany)
German Nobel Prize-winning novelist: 'The Tin Drum'.
[Picture of Günter Grass]


Graveney, Tom
Born 16 June 1927  (Riding Mill, Northumberland, England)
Former England Test cricketer turned commentator.
[Picture of Tom Graveney]


Gray, Dulcie Dulcie Gray is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1915  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Died 15 November 2011  (Northwood, Middlesex, England)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
British actress, widow of Michael Denison. Mostly on stage, though she did appear on 'Howard's Way' in the 1980s, as well as in many other films.
[Picture of Dulcie Gray]


Gray, Macy
Born 6 September 1967  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
US R&B singer known for her rasping voice. Hyped to the trees ten years ago.
[Picture of Macy Gray]


Gray, Vivean
Born 20 July 1924  (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England)
TV actress - played Mrs Mangel in Aussie soap 'Neighbours'.
[Picture of Vivean Gray]


Greatbatch, Shaun
Born 13 July 1969  (Newmarket, Suffolk, England)
Darts player, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Shaun Greatbatch]


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


Green, Andy
Born 30 July 1962  (place of birth unknown)
Current holder of the World Land Speed record since 1997, when he broke the sound barrier on ThrustSSC. Now attempting to break 1000 miles per hour.
[Picture of Andy Green]


Green, Florence (Died in 2012)
Born 19 February 1901  (London, England)
The last female survivor of the First World War. Was at the Women's Royal Airforce in 1918.
[Picture of Florence 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
Date and place of birth unknown
Veteran Darts commentator for the BBC and co-host of 'Bullseye' for Central Television in the 1980s. Treatment for cancer of the tongue (oh, the irony) prevented him from commentating on the BDO World Darts Championships for the first time since the tournament's inception in 1978. Born 1939.
[Picture of Tony Green]


Greenglass, David
Born 3 March 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)
Man who passed secrets of the U.S. Atomic program to the Soviet Union in the 1940s, but avoided execution for treason, unlike his sister Ethel Roseberg, whom he testified against in 1951.
[Picture of David Greenglass]


Greenspan, Alan
Born 6 March 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Economist, former US Federal Reserve chairman from 1987-2006.
[Picture of Alan Greenspan]


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]


Gregory, Mike
Born 16 December 1956  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Darts player who lost the BDO World Championship final in 1992 to Phil "The Power" Taylor in one of the closest finals of all time.
[Picture of Mike Gregory]


Grier, Rosey
Born 14 July 1932  (Linden, New Jersey, USA)
Former New York Giants football player, Christian minister, guitar-strumming folk singer and actor, who, despite his poncey name, is in fact a large hard bloke, Rosey being short for Roosevelt. Happened to be standing next to Sirhan Sirhan when the latter shot and killed Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, whereupon he promptly disarmed and captured him.
[Picture of Rosey Grier]


Griffin, Nick
Born 1 March 1959  (Barnet, London, England)
Odious leader of the British National Party. Made a controversial appearance on BBC TV's 'Question Time' in 2009. Now an MEP.
[Picture of Nick Griffin]


Griffith, Andy (Died in 2012)
Born 1 June 1926  (Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA)
American TV personality, star of the eponymous 'Andy Griffith Show'.
[Picture of Andy Griffith]


Griffiths, Eldon
Born 25 May 1925  (place of birth unknown)
Conservative MP for Bury St Edmonds form 1964-1992. Minister for Sport in the Heath government.
[Picture of Eldon Griffiths]


Griffiths, Richard (Died in 2013)
Born 31 July 1947  (Thornaby-on-Tees, England)
Gargantuan fat character actor, perhaps at his best as the lusty Uncle Monty in 'Withnail and I' (1987). He also used his canny knack for dialect to take on two roles as Dr Mannheimer/Earl Hacker in 'Naked Gun 2½' (1991), and wobbled his boat-load of jowls as Uncle Vernon Dursley in 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'.
[Picture of Richard Griffiths]


Griffiths, Stephen
Born 24 December 1969  (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England)
The self-styled "Crossbow Cannibal", jailed in December 2010 for the murders of three sex workers in Bradford, England.
[Picture of Stephen Griffiths]


Grikis, Dawn
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer-stricken mother, go figure...
[Picture of Dawn Grikis]


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]


Grímsson, Ólafur Ragnar
Born 14 May 1943  (Ísafjörður, Iceland)
President of Iceland since 1996.
[Picture of Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson]


Grint, Rupert
Born 25 August 1988  (Harlow, Essex, England)
Flame-haired star of the Harry Potter movies.
[Picture of Rupert Grint]


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


Grosics, Gyula
Born 4 February 1926  (Dorog, Hungary)
Former goalkeeper for Hungary, one of the last surviving players from the brilliant team that thumped England at Wembley & reached the 1954 World Cup Final.
[Picture of Gyula Grosics]


Grout, James (Died in 2012)
Born 22 October 1927  (London, England)
Actor, a frequent face on British TV ('Shelley') & radio - ('Old Harry's Game') etc.
[Picture of James Grout]


Gruber, Ruth
Born 30 September 1911  (New York City, New York, USA)
Journalist who also worked for the U.S. government in the Second World War.
[Picture of Ruth Gruber]


Grummitt, Peter
Born 19 August 1942  (Bourne, England)
Former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper.
[Picture of Peter Grummitt]


Grylls, Bear
Born 7 June 1974  (Donaghadee, Northern Ireland)
Adventurer and TV presenter. Appointed the youngest ever Chief Scout in 2009.
[Picture of Bear Grylls]


Gudenus, John
Born 23 November 1940  (Vienna, Austria)
Holocaust-denying ex-member of the Austrian parliamentary second chamber.
[Picture of John Gudenus]


Guðmundsson, Björgólfur
Born 2 January 1941  (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Businessman who took over English Premier League football club West Ham United in 2006, but the Icelandic banking crisis did for him and he was declared bankrupt in 2009.
[Picture of Björgólfur Guðmundsson]


Guillaume, Robert
Born 30 November 1927  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actor, better known in the US, though he has starred in many international movie hits, including 'The Lion King'.
[Picture of Robert Guillaume]


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]


Gunn, John "Ben"
Date and place of birth unknown
The only blogging prisoner in the UK, still in prison 30 years after being sentenced to murder at the age of 14. Born 1965.
[Picture of John


Gurley Brown, Helen (Died in 2012)
Born 18 February 1922  (Green Forest, Arkansas, USA)
Author & publisher, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.
[Picture of Helen Gurley Brown]


Guy, Dickie
Born 6 January 1949  (Greenwich, London, England)
Former Wimbledon FC goalkeeper in the days when the club was not in the Football League.
[Picture of Dickie Guy]


Guzman, Joaquin
Born 4 April 1954  (La Tuna, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico)
Mexican drugs baron, currently on the run.
[Picture of Joaquin Guzman]


Gwynn, Tony
Born 9 May 1960  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former baseball right fielder for the San Diego Padres.
[Picture of Tony Gwynn]


Gyan, Asamoah
Born 22 November 1985  (Accra, Ghana)
Ghanaian international footballer. Had the chance to put Ghana into the World Cup semi-final in 2010 with a last minute penalty against Uruguay, but his effort hit the crossbar.
[Picture of Asamoah Gyan]


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]

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