Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: D


da Silva, Luiz Inácio Lula
Born 6 October 1945  (Garanhuns, Brazil)
President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010.
[Picture of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva]


Dahl, Robert
Born 17 December 1915  (Inwood, Ioha, USA)
US political analyst.
[Picture of Robert Dahl]


Dale, Alan
Born 6 May 1947  (Dunedin, New Zealand)
Depending on your age/TV likes - Jim Robinson in 'Neighbours' or Bradford Meade in 'Ugly Betty'. Rather worryingly for Dale, three of his best known characters have died of heart-attacks...
[Picture of Alan Dale]


Dale, Dick
Born 4 May 1937  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Surf-rock guitarist.
[Picture of Dick Dale]


Dale, Jim
Born 15 August 1935  (Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England)
Actor, one of the few living stars of Carry On, whose Carry On legend status was severely damaged when he appeared in the woeful Carry on Columbus.
[Picture of Jim Dale]


Dalton, Timothy
Born 21 March 1946  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Actor, the 4th man to play James Bond on screen.
[Picture of Timothy Dalton]


Daltrey, Roger
Born 1 March 1944  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Rock singer, lead singer of The Who. Occasional actor as well.
[Picture of Roger Daltrey]


Daly, Tom
Born 25 April 1918  (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Filmmaker, primarily for the National Film Board of Canada.
[Picture of Tom Daly]


Dalyell, Tam
Born 4 August 1932  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Labour MP for West Lothian/Linlithgow from 1962-2005, which earned him the title of 'Father of the House' as the longest-serving MP.
[Picture of Tam Dalyell]


D'Amato, Lisa
Born 22 October 1981  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Model and recording artist.
[Picture of Lisa D'Amato]


Damone, Vic
Born 12 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Italian-American easy-listening singer.
[Picture of Vic Damone]


Dana, Bill
Born 5 October 1924  (Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)
Comedian and writer, known in the U.S. For his "José Jiménez" character on television.
[Picture of Bill Dana]


Daneliya, Georgi
Born 25 August 1930  (Tbilisi, Georgia (formerly Soviet Union))
Georgian film director.
[Picture of Georgi Daneliya]


D'Angelo, (singer)
Born 11 February 1974  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Soul artist who has battled drug addiction and alcoholism.
[Picture of (singer) D'Angelo]


Danielle, Suzanne
Born 14 January 1957  (London, England)
Actress, wife of golfer Sam Torrance.
[Picture of Suzanne Danielle]


Daniels, Paul
Born 6 April 1938  (Middlesbrough, England)
Magician and generally ubiquitous light-entertainment TV celebrity, the lowest point in whose career (and let's face it, it has a lot of competition) was probably presenting the late 1980s kids' TV programme 'Wizbit'. An eight-foot rabbit named Willy and a three-foot cone-shaped creature starring alongside a four-foot toupée-wearing conjuror...truly, truly dreadful.
[Picture of Paul Daniels]


Daniels, William
Born 31 March 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, best known as the acerbic voice of KITT in the 1980s TV series 'Knight Rider'.
[Picture of William Daniels]


Danneels, Godfried
Born 4 June 1933  (Kanegem, Tielt, Belgium)
Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels from 1979-2010.
[Picture of Godfried Danneels]


Darren, James
Born 8 June 1936  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor & singer - a teen idol, who later had a recurring role in 'TJ Hooker'.
[Picture of James Darren]


Darrieux, Danielle
Born 1 May 1917  (Bordeaux, France)
French singer & movie actress, who made some films in America.
[Picture of Danielle Darrieux]


Darski, Adam
Born 10 June 1977  (Gdynia, Poland)
Lead singer of Polish death metal band Behemoth.
[Picture of Adam Darski]


Dass, Ram
Born 6 April 1931  (Bosron, Massachusetts, USA)
American hippie author. Converted to Hinduism from Judaism in 1967. Born Richard Alpert.
[Picture of Ram Dass]


David, Hal Hal David is no longer with us
Born 25 May 1921  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 1 September 2012  (Los Angeles, Callifornia, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Lyricist & songwriter, often teaming up with Burt Bacharach.
[Picture of Hal David]


Davidson, Jim
Born 13 December 1953  (Kidbrooke, London, England)
Controversial racist comedian who somehow has turned into a popular family entertainer. Has also had a colourful private life.
[Picture of Jim Davidson]


Davies, Dave
Born 3 February 1947  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Younger brother of Ray and fellow member of the Kinks.
[Picture of Dave Davies]


Davies, Dickie
Born 30 April 1933  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of World of Sport, well known for his badger-like hair.
[Picture of Dickie Davies]


Davies, Peter Maxwell
Born 8 September 1934  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Composer and currrent Master of the Queen's Music.
[Picture of Peter Maxwell Davies]


Davies, Windsor
Born 28 August 1930  (Canning Town, London, England)
English-born but Welsh-bred thespian who over-acted his way through dreadful '70s sitcom 'It Ain't Half Hot, Mum' and the cringeworthy 'Never The Twain'.
[Picture of Windsor Davies]


Davis, Ann B.
Born 3 May 1926  (Schenectady, New York, USA)
Veteran film actress.
[Picture of Ann B. Davis]


Davis, Clive
Born 4 April 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Music producer, founder & long time head of Arista Records.
[Picture of Clive Davis]


Davis, Dickie
Born 22 January 1922  (Birmingham, England)
Former striker for Sunderland AFC.
[Picture of Dickie Davis]


Davis, Don
Born 22 December 1928  (Calvert, Alabama, USA)
Country music producer.
[Picture of Don Davis]


Davis, Steve "Interesting"
Born 22 August 1957  (Plumstead, London, England)
Legendary snooker player, now also a TV pundit on the sport.
[Picture of Steve


Davison, Peter
Born 13 April 1951  (London, England)
Actor best known as the fifth incarnation of 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Peter Davison]


Dawn, Liz
Born 8 November 1939  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Star of Coronation Street for many years, playing gobby fishwife Vera Duckworth. Diagnosed with emphysema in 2004.
[Picture of Liz Dawn]


Dawson, Richard Richard Dawson is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1932  (Gosport, Hampshire, England)

Died 2 June 2012  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
British born, American game show-host & actor; 'Hogan's Heroes' etc.
[Picture of Richard Dawson]


Dawson, Ronnie
Born 5 June 1932  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Former Ireland and British Lions rugby union international. Captained the Lions on the 1959 tour of Australia & New Zealand.
[Picture of Ronnie Dawson]


Day, Doris
Born 3 April 1924  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
One of America's most prolific actresses of the 1950s and '60s, born Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff. After the death of her third husband, Marty Melcher, in 1968, she quit movies and turned to television and later to animal welfare.
[Picture of Doris Day]


Day O'Connor, Sandra
Born 26 March 1930  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Former member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Sandra Day O'Connor]


de Bonafini, Hebe
Born 4 December 1928  (Ensenada, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)
Argentine political activist.
[Picture of Hebe de Bonafini]


De Duve, Christian (Died in 2013)
Born 2 October 1917  (Thames Ditton, Surrey, England)
British born, but Belgian cytologist and biochemist.
[Picture of Christian De Duve]


de Havilland, Olivia
Born 1 July 1916  (Tokyo, Japan)
Sister of Joan Fontaine, but hasn't spoken to her since 1942. Actress who picked up the award-winning parts, largely as she wasn't the most glamorous girl on the block. Now retired and living in France.
[Picture of Olivia de Havilland]


De Jong, Piet
Born 3 April 1915  (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1967 & 1971.
[Picture of Piet De Jong]


de Klerk, F. W.
Born 18 March 1936  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Former President of South Africa from 1989-1994.
[Picture of F. W. de Klerk]


de la Madrid, Miguel Miguel de la Madrid is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1934  (Colima, Colima, Mexico)

Died 1 April 2012  (Mexico City, Mexico)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
President of Mexico from 1982-88.
[Picture of Miguel de la Madrid]


de la Renta, Oscar
Born 22 July 1932  (Dominican Republic)
Fashion designer.
[Picture of Oscar de la Renta]


De Niro, Robert
Born 17 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Big-name Hollywood actor, whose 60 or so films since the one which made his name ('Taxi Driver', 1976) have included numerous smash hits, plus a few, such as 'The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle', where he'd have been better advised to file the script in the bin.
[Picture of Robert De Niro]


de Oliveira, Manoel
Born 12 January 1908  (Oporto, Portugal)
Portuguese film director.
[Picture of Manoel de Oliveira]


De Vicenzo, Roberto
Born 14 April 1923  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Former professional golfer. Won the Open golf championship in 1967.
[Picture of Roberto De Vicenzo]


Deadman, Derek
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Diminuitve, bag 'o spanners-faced TV actor from the likes of 'Never the Twain'.
[Picture of Derek Deadman]


Dean, John
Born 14 October 1938  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Former White House Counsel to Richard Nixon. Became deeply involved in the Watergate Scandal. Now an author & political activist.
[Picture of John Dean]


Dean, Rev Reginald (Died in 2013)
Born 4 November 1902  (Tunstall, Staffordshire, England)
Britain's oldest man as of the end of 2011.
[Picture of Rev Reginald Dean]


Deayton, Angus
Born 6 January 1956  (Surrey, England)
Acor and comedian, best known for chairing the satirical news quiz 'Have I Got News For You' before tabloid scandal forced him out.
[Picture of Angus Deayton]


Dee, Ruby
Born 27 October 1924  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film actress & playwright (amongst other credits), the widow of actor Ossie Davis.
[Picture of Ruby Dee]


Defen, Yao Yao Defen is no longer with us
Born 15 July 1972  (Liuan, Anhui, Shucheng, China)

Died 13 November 2012  (Zhucheng, China)

Age at death: 40  (read death notice)
Tallest woman in the world, who has suffered numerous health problems as a result of her 7ft, 8 inch frame.
[Picture of Yao Defen]


Degazon, Fred
Born 4 January 1913  (Castries, Saint Lucia)
First president of Dominica.
[Picture of Fred  Degazon]


Deif, Mohammed
Born in Khan Younis, Gaza, Palestine  (exact date unknown)
Commander of the military wing of Hamas, and suspected master bomb-maker. Target of several Israeli assassination attempts to date.
[Picture of Mohammed Deif]


Delaney, Kim
Born 29 November 1961  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress - Detective Russell in 'NYPD Blue'.
[Picture of Kim Delaney]


Delarue, Jean-Luc
Born 24 June 1964  (Paris, France)
French television personality. Died in August 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Jean-Luc Delarue]


Della Casa, Lisa Lisa Della Casa is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1919  (Burgdorf, Switzerland)

Died 10 December 2012  (Münsterlingen, Switzerland)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Swiss opera singer, well known in the 1950s.
[Picture of Lisa Della Casa]


Demjanjuk, John John Demjanjuk is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1920  (Duboye Makharintsy, Kiev, Ukraine)

Died 17 March 2012  (Bad Felinbach, Germany)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Retired auto worker & former SS Guard. Currently on trial for war crimes.
[Picture of John Demjanjuk]


Dench, Judi
Born 9 December 1934  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Actress, firstly in stage, then became famous in TV sitcoms, before appearing in an increasing number of feature films.
[Picture of Judi Dench]


Denmark, Leila Leila Denmark is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1898  (Portal, Georgia, USA)

Died 1 April 2012  (Athens, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
American paediatrician and medical researcher whose work on whooping cough in the early '30s led to the development of the pertussis vaccine and the modern-day DPT vaccination. She continued to practise until her retirement in 2002 at the age of 104.
[Picture of Leila Denmark]


Dennehy, Ned
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish actor.
[Picture of Ned Dennehy]


Dennerly, Robert (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Plymouth Argyle FC vice-chairman. Born c. 1948.
[Picture of Robert Dennerly]


Depardieu, Gérard
Born 27 December 1948  (Chateauroux, France)
Top French actor, who has acted in international films as well.
[Picture of Gérard Depardieu]


Depp, Johnny
Born 9 June 1963  (Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
Actor, often in kooky roles & beloved by many a female.
[Picture of Johnny Depp]


Derby-Lewis, Clive
Born 22 January 1936  (Cape Town South Africa)
Right-wing Afrikaaner politician, jailed for his part in the assassination of activist Chris Hani in 1993.
[Picture of Clive Derby-Lewis]


Derbyshire, Eileen
Born 6 October 1930  (Urmston, Manchester, England)
Actress, has played Emily Bishop in 'Coronation Street' since 1961.
[Picture of Eileen Derbyshire]


Derek, Bo
Born 20 November 1956  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress and model - remembered by many males for her run along the beach with beaded hair in the movie '10'.
[Picture of Bo Derek]


Dern, Bruce
Born 4 June 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, best known for playing complete fruitcakes on the silver screen.
[Picture of Bruce Dern]


Dettori, Frankie
Born 15 December 1970  (Milan, Italy)
Popular and successful jockey.
[Picture of Frankie Dettori]


DeVito, Danny
Born 17 November 1944  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Pint-sized actor, now director & producer. Best known TV wise for 'Taxi' - in films he appeared in 'Twins' and 'Batman Returns'.
[Picture of Danny DeVito]


Devlin McAliskey, Bernadette
Born 23 April 1947  (Cookstown, Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish republican and civil rights activist who became the youngest woman ever to be elected to the UK Parliament in 1969 aged just 21.
[Picture of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey]


Devonshire, The Duchess of
Born 31 March 1920  (Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire, England)
Deborah Mitford, youngest and sole survivor of the famous Mitford sisters. Was married to the late Duke of Devonshire for over 60 years; just to be different, they lived in Derbyshire.
[Picture of The Duchess of Devonshire]


Devoto, Howard
Born 15 March 1952  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
Original lead singer for punk band Buzzcocks before leaving in 1977 to form Magazine.
[Picture of Howard Devoto]


Dewani, Shrien
Born in Bristol, Somerset, England  (exact date unknown)
Accused of killing his newlywed wife in a suspicious attack in South Africa, and then has claimed "illness" ever since. Born 1979.
[Picture of Shrien Dewani]


Dexter, Colin
Born 29 September 1930  (Stamford, Lincolnshire, England)
Author, creator of 'Inspector Morse'.
[Picture of Colin Dexter]


Dexter, Ted
Born 15 May 1935  (Milan, Italy)
Italian born, but very English cricketer, a successful test player who later became a broadcaster, then a selector.
[Picture of Ted Dexter]


di Resta, Paul
Born 16 April 1986  (Livingston, Scotland)
Racing driver.
[Picture of Paul di Resta]


Di Stefano, Alfredo
Born 4 July 1926  (Barrancas, Argentina)
Acknowledged as one of the greatest footballers ever. Enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Ferenc Puskas at Real Madrid, during which the club won the European Cup 5 times in a row, from 1956-60.
[Picture of Alfredo Di Stefano]


Diallo, Alpha Ibrahim
Born 12 June 1932  (Guinea)
Member of the International Olympic Committee.
[Picture of Alpha Ibrahim Diallo]


Diamond, Neil
Born 24 January 1941  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Born Noah Kaminsky. Very successful, albeit decidedly cheesy, US singer.
[Picture of Neil Diamond]


Dick, Andy
Born 21 December 1965  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Extremely controversial American comic actor, who hosts his own radio show called 'The Shit Show'.
[Picture of Andy Dick]


Dick, Derek
Born 25 April 1958  (Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland)
Better known as "Fish", lead singer of the 80s prog rock band Marillion.
[Picture of Derek Dick]


Dickens, Little Jimmy
Born 19 December 1920  (Bolt, West Virginia, USA)
Diminuitive country and western singer. Has played at the Grand Ole Opry for over 60 years.
[Picture of Little Jimmy Dickens]


Dickson, Barbara
Born 27 September 1947  (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland)
Actress and singer, best known for her 1985 duet with Elaine Paige 'I Know Him So Well'.
[Picture of Barbara Dickson]


Dickson Wright, Clarissa
Born 28 June 1947  (St John's Wood, London, England)
Born Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright, which is going to be hell to carve onto a gravestone. One of the Two Fat Ladies (Celebrity chefs), so it's going to be hell to put her in the grave. Might be better all round if she's cremated...
[Picture of Clarissa Dickson Wright]


Didion, Joan
Born 5 December 1934  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Writer and journalist.
[Picture of Joan Didion]


Diemberger, Kurt
Born 16 March 1932  (Austria)
Austrian mountaineer.
[Picture of Kurt Diemberger]


Dill, Diana
Born 22 January 1923  (Hamilton, Bermuda)
Actress & former wife of Kirk Douglas.
[Picture of Diana Dill]


Dillard, Harrison
Born 8 July 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Athlete. Winner of the gold medal in the 100m at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
[Picture of Harrison Dillard]


Diller, Phyllis Phyllis Diller is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1917  (Lima, Ohio, USA)

Died 20 August 2012  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Stand-up comedienne who has a wisecrack comment about most things. Looks better than average for her age. But for how much longer?
[Picture of Phyllis Diller]


Dimmock, Peter
Born 6 December 1920  (London, England)
Former Head of the BBC's Outside Broadcasts, which included sport and big public events, like The Queen's Coronation. Also the first presenter of 'Grandstand'.
[Picture of Peter Dimmock]


Dingwort-Nusseck, Julia
Born 6 October 1921  (Altona, Germany)
German business journalist.
[Picture of Julia Dingwort-Nusseck]


Dinkins, David
Born 10 July 1927  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
The only African American to hold the office of Mayor of New York, which Dinkins did from 1990-1993.
[Picture of David Dinkins]


Dinsmore, Nick
Born 17 December 1975  (Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA)
Wrestler known as "U-Gene".
[Picture of Nick Dinsmore]


Ditka, Mike
Born 18 October 1939  (Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA)
American football player and coach who won the Super Bowl in both roles.
[Picture of Mike Ditka]


Dobson, John
Born 14 September 1915  (Beijing, China)
American astronomer, telescope builder and former monk.
[Picture of John Dobson]


Docherty, Tommy
Born 24 August 1928  (Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish international footballer and outspoken football manager.
[Picture of Tommy Docherty]


Dodd, Ken
Born 8 November 1927  (Liverpool, England)
End-of-the-pier stand-up comedian turned TV star and surprisingly successful singer. Not remotely funny to anyone under the age of about 70. Will this be the year he says "tatty bye" for the last time?
[Picture of Ken Dodd]


Doerr, Bobby
Born 7 April 1918  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Major League Baseball player. Second baseman for the Boston Red Sox.
[Picture of Bobby Doerr]


Dogg, Snoop
Born 20 October 1971  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Gangsta rapper, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
[Picture of Snoop Dogg]


Doherty, Paddy
Born 6 February 1959  (Manchester, England)
Gypsy who came to prominence in 2011 in 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'.
[Picture of Paddy Doherty]


Doherty, Pete
Born 12 March 1979  (Liverpool, England)
Former lead singer of The Libertines, now with Babyshambles. His addictions to heroin and crack have made his behaviour increasingly random, self-centred and downright tedious.
[Picture of Pete Doherty]


Dokes, Michael Michael Dokes is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1958  (Akron, Ohio, USA)

Died 11 August 2012  (Akron, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 54  (read death notice)
Former WBA Heavyweight boxing champion.
[Picture of Michael Dokes]


Dole, Bob
Born 22 July 1923  (Russell, Kansas, USA)
Veteran US politician, former Presidential candidate back in 1996.
[Picture of Bob Dole]


Domino, Fats
Born 26 February 1928  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American rock 'n' roll star.
[Picture of Fats Domino]


Donen, Stanley
Born 13 April 1924  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Film director and choreographer who's most famous work is 'Singing in the Rain'. Also directed 'Bedazzled' with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
[Picture of Stanley Donen]


Donleavy, J.P.
Born 23 April 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
America-born Irish author of the realist school of literature.
[Picture of J.P. Donleavy]


Donner, Jörn
Born 5 February 1933  (Helsinki, Finland)
Finnish director and producer, most notably of Ingmar Bergman's 'Fanny and Alexander' from 1981.
[Picture of Jörn Donner]


Donovan, Jason
Born 1 June 1968  (Melbourne, Australia)
Actor and singer.
[Picture of Jason Donovan]


Doolan, Ed
Born 20 July 1941  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian-born broadcaster on the BBC.
[Picture of Ed Doolan]


Doonican, Val
Born 3 February 1927  (Waterford, Republic of Ireland)
Cardigan-wearing crooner, who for many years had a large, mainly geriatric, fan base.
[Picture of Val Doonican]


Dore, Edna
Born in Bromley, Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Veteran British actress, probably best remembered for playing Frank Butcher's Mum in 'EastEnders'. Born 1921.
[Picture of Edna Dore]


Dorst, Tankred
Born 19 December 1925  (Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany)
German playwright.
[Picture of Tankred Dorst]


dos Santos, José Eduardo
Born 28 August 1942  (Luanda, Angola)
President of Angola since 1979.
[Picture of José Eduardo dos Santos]


Douglas, Angela
Born 29 October 1940  (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England)
Actress who appeared in several 'Carry On' films in the 1960s. Widow of actor Kenneth More.
[Picture of Angela Douglas]


Douglas, Donna
Born 26 September 1933  (Pride, Louisiana, USA)
Actress, best known as Elly May Clampett in 'The Beverly Hillbillies'.
[Picture of Donna Douglas]


Douglas, Kirk
Born 9 December 1916  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky. Has appeared in over 100 films, spanning almost 60 years, and still going. Father of Michael.
[Picture of Kirk Douglas]


Douglas, Michael
Born 25 September 1944  (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)
Followed his father Kirk into films, and was a moderately successful actor for 20 years until 'Fatal Attraction' really launched him into superstardom in 1987, quickly followed by 'Wall Street' and 'Basic Instinct'. Somehow managed to pull Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is exactly 25 years his junior.
[Picture of Michael Douglas]


Douglas, Roy
Born 12 December 1907  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Composer of classical music.
[Picture of Roy Douglas]


Dow, Ellen Albertini
Born 16 November 1918  (Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress whose career started late in life and consequentially, her roles are normally that of batty old ladies.
[Picture of Ellen Albertini Dow]


Downs, Hugh
Born 14 February 1921  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
American broadcaster, producer and game show host.
[Picture of Hugh Downs]


Dresnok, James Joseph
Born in Richmond, Virginia, USA  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1941 - an American soldier who defected to North Korea, he is the last US defector of the Korean War alive. Later worked as a teacher in the country.
[Picture of James Joseph Dresnok]


Drowne, Steve
Date and place of birth unknown
Horse racing jockey.
[Picture of Steve Drowne]


Drury, James
Born 18 April 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, star of US 1960s Western series 'The Virginian'.
[Picture of James Drury]


Du Cann, Edward
Born 28 May 1924  (Oxford, England)
Tory MP for Taunton for 31 years, and former head of the influential backbench 1922 Committee.
[Picture of Edward Du Cann]


Dua, Abu
Born in Samarra, Iraq  (exact date unknown)
Reputed head of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Born 1971.
[Picture of Abu Dua]


Dubs, Alf
Born 12 December 1932  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Former MP for Battersea & one of the children saved from the Nazi's by Sir Nicholas Winton.
[Picture of Alf Dubs]


Duchaussoy, Michel Michel Duchaussoy is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1938  (Valenciennes, France)

Died 13 March 2012  (Paris, Ile-de-France, France)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
French film actor.
[Picture of Michel Duchaussoy]


Duchess of Oldenburg, Ameli
Born 4 March 1923  (Frankfurt, Germany)
German aristocrat
[Picture of Ameli Duchess of Oldenburg]


Duff, Mickey
Born 7 June 1929  (Krakow, Poland)
Ex-boxer turned boxing promoter. Real name Monek Prager.
[Picture of Mickey Duff]


Dugdale, William
Born 29 March 1922  (Merevale, Warwickshire, England)
Former chairman of Aston Villa.
[Picture of William Dugdale]


Dujim, Susana
Born 11 August 1936  (Aragua de Barcelona, Venezuela)
Miss World of 1955.
[Picture of Susana Dujim]


Duke, Geoff
Born 29 March 1923  (St Helens, Lancashire, England)
Former World Motorcycle champion and five times winner of the Isle of Man TT.
[Picture of Geoff Duke]


Dulbecco, Renato Renato Dulbecco is no longer with us
Born 22 February 1914  (Cantanzaro, Italy)

Died 20 February 2012  (La Jolla, California, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Virologist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1975.
[Picture of Renato Dulbecco]


Dullea, Keir
Born 30 May 1936  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, forever known as astronaut David "Dave" Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's epic 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Funny to think we're a decade passed that now and no monolith to be found...
[Picture of Keir Dullea]


Dunagan, Donnie
Born 16 August 1934  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
The voice of the young Bambi in the famously sentimental film. Left Hollywood behind afterwards for a career in the Marines.
[Picture of Donnie Dunagan]


Duncan, Jock
Born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish traditional folk singer. Born 1925.
[Picture of Jock Duncan]


Duncan Smith, Iain
Born 9 April 1954  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Leader of the Conservative Party from 2001-03.
[Picture of Iain Duncan Smith]


Dundas, David
Born 2 June 1945  (Oxford, England)
Musician. Provided the memorable themes for Channel 4 and TV-am.
[Picture of David Dundas]


Dundee, Angelo Angelo Dundee is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1923  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 1 February 2012  (Tampa, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Legendary boxing trainer and corner man, most famously with Muhammad Ali.
[Picture of Angelo Dundee]


Dunham, Jeff
Born 18 April 1962  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Comedian and ventriloquist, best known for his painfully unfunny "Achmed the Dead Terrorist" routine.
[Picture of Jeff Dunham]


Dunlop, John L.
Born 10 July 1939  (Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Horse trainer who trained two Derby winners.
[Picture of John L. Dunlop]


Dunlop, Michael
Born 10 March 1988  (Ballymoney, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish motorcyclist.
[Picture of Michael Dunlop]


Dunn, Clive Clive Dunn is no longer with us
Born 9 January 1920  (London, England)

Died 6 November 2012  (Portugal)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Television actor, best remembered for his roles as Corporal Jones in 'Dad's Army' and Charlie Quick in 'Grandad'; he had a no. 1 hit single with the theme tune to the latter. Random fact: Gretchen Franklin was his cousin.
[Picture of Clive Dunn]


Dunn, Donald "Duck" Donald
Born 24 November 1941  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Died 13 May 2012  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Laconic bass player from Booker T. & the M.G.'s
[Picture of Donald


Dunne, Murphy
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA  (exact date unknown)
Keyboardist as featured in 'The Blues Brothers'. Born 1942.
[Picture of Murphy Dunne]


Dunst, Kirsten
Born 30 April 1982  (Point Pleasent, New Jersey, New York)
Actress, first gained fame as a child actress in 'Interview with a Vampire' before appearing in the 'Spider-Man' trilogy.
[Picture of Kirsten Dunst]


Dupont, Jacques
Born 19 June 1928  (place of birth unknown)
French track cyclist. Won the gold medal in the 1000m time trial at the 1948 Olympic games.
[Picture of Jacques Dupont]


duPont, Margaret Osborne Margaret Osborne duPont is no longer with us
Born 4 March 1918  (Joseph, Oregon, USA)

Died 24 October 2012  (El Paso, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Former tennis player, Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion in 1947.
[Picture of Margaret Osborne duPont]


Durbin, Deanna (Died in 2013)
Born 4 December 1921  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Canadian singer and actress who had fame in the 1930s before withdrawing from public life in 1950.
[Picture of Deanna Durbin]


Durham, Geoffrey
Born 22 July 1949  (East Molesey, Surrey, England)
Magician, often known professionally as 'The Great Suprendo'.
[Picture of Geoffrey Durham]


Durning, Charles Charles Durning is no longer with us
Born 28 February 1923  (Highland Falls, New York, USA)

Died 24 December 2012  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Popular US actor. Not in the best of health lately, and his obesity doesn't help his chances of seeing next year.
[Picture of Charles Durning]


Dutilleux, Henri (Died in 2013)
Born 22 January 1916  (Angers, France)
French classical music composer
[Picture of Henri Dutilleux]


Duvalier, Jean-Claude
Born 3 July 1951  (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)
Former leader of Haiti, son of the notorious "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
[Picture of Jean-Claude Duvalier]


Duvall, Robert
Born 5 January 1931  (San Diego, California, USA)
US movie actor & director, in countless films since 1962.
[Picture of Robert Duvall]


Duvall, Shelley
Born 7 July 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
[Picture of Shelley Duvall]


Dykstra, John
Born 3 June 1947  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Special effects pioneer, known for his work on 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of John Dykstra]


Dylan, Bob
Born 24 May 1941  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Legendary folk singer with an annoying voice. Still touring.
[Picture of Bob Dylan]


Dynevor, Sally
Born 30 May 1963  (Middleton, Lancashire, England)
Born Sally Whittaker, Dynevor is an actress "known to millions" as the saying goes, as Sally Webster (keep up) in 'Coronation Street', the annoying but strangely doable wife of dopey car mechanic Kevin.
[Picture of Sally Dynevor]


Dyson, Freeman
Born 15 December 1923  (Crowthorne, Berkshire, England)
British-born American physicist and mathematician.
[Picture of Freeman Dyson]

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