Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: 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, Al-Saadi
Born 25 May 1973  (Tripoli, Libya)
Third son of deposed and deceased dictator Colnel Gaddafi who had a career in football.
[Picture of Al-Saadi Gaddafi]


Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam
Born 25 June 1972  (Tripoli, Libya)
Son of Colonel Gaddafi, and one of his henchmen. Captured in 2011. Now on trial.
[Picture of Saif al-Islam 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]


Galifianakis, Zach
Born 1 October 1969  (Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA)
Comedian and actor who really came to fame in 'The Hangover'.
[Picture of Zach Galifianakis]


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


Galliano, John
Born 28 November 1960  (Gibraltar)
Fashion designer who was sacked as head designer at Christian Dior after making anti-semetic comments in 2011.
[Picture of John Galliano]


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]


Gandhi, Sonia
Born 9 December 1946  (Lusiana, Veneto, Italy)
Italian-born Indian politician, the widow of Rajiv Gandhi.
[Picture of Sonia Gandhi]


Gandolfo, David
Date and place of birth unknown
Horse trainer who retired after a 50 year career in 2009. Born 1938.
[Picture of David Gandolfo]


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


Garcia-Lozano, Juan Rodríguez
Date and place of birth unknown
Father of former Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
[Picture of Juan Rodríguez Garcia-Lozano]


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]


Garratt, Evie
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress who often plays the old woman in comedy programmes such as 'Bottom' and 'Little Britain'.
[Picture of Evie Garratt]


Garrett, Leif
Born 8 November 1961  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Former teen actor & singing star, who has fallen on hard times with a number of drink & drugs related mishaps.
[Picture of Leif Garrett]


Garrett, Lesley
Born 10 April 1955  (Doncaster, Yorkshire, England)
Singer and TV personality.
[Picture of Lesley 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, Bill
Born 28 October 1951  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Absurdly rich and much-vilified chairman of Microsoft.
[Picture of Bill Gates]


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, 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 Paul Gates]


Gatti, Armand
Born in Monaco, France  (exact date unknown)
French playwright.
[Picture of Armand Gatti]


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]


Gedda, Nicolai
Born 11 July 1925  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish opera singer.
[Picture of Nicolai Gedda]


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


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]


Gell-Mann, Murray
Born 15 September 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
[Picture of Murray Gell-Mann]


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


Gento, Francisco
Born 21 October 1933  (Guarnizo, Spain)
Legendary footballer for Real Madrid. Won 6 European Cup winners medals.
[Picture of Francisco Gento]


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, Francis
Born 16 January 1937  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Archbishop of Chicago since 1997.
[Picture of Francis 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]


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]


Gervais, Ricky
Born 25 June 1961  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Annoying one trick pony. Hit paydirt with the mockumentary 'The Office' in 2001, perhaps the most monumentally overrated programme in the history of television.
[Picture of Ricky Gervais]


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]


Ghazi, Abdul Aziz
Date and place of birth unknown
Pakistani cleric.
[Picture of Abdul Aziz Ghazi]


Ghazzawi, Razan
Date and place of birth unknown
American-born blogger. Arrested by Syrian authorities in 2011. Later released. Born 1979.
[Picture of Razan Ghazzawi]


Ghiggia, Alcides
Born 22 December 1926  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
One of the few surviving players from Uruguay's 1950 World Cup winning team.
[Picture of Alcides Ghiggia]


Giacometti, Bruno Bruno Giacometti is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1907  (Stampa, Switzerland)

Died 21 March 2012  (Zollikon, Switzerland)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Swiss architect.
[Picture of Bruno Giacometti]


Gibb, Barry
Born 1 September 1946  (Douglas, Isle of Man)
The eldest of the Bee Gees. The last one standing…
[Picture of Barry Gibb]


Gibb, Robin Robin Gibb is no longer with us
Born 22 December 1949  (Douglas, Isle of Man, England)

Died 20 May 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
The ugly, unbearded one of the Bee Gees.
[Picture of Robin Gibb]


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


Gibson, Bob
Born 9 November 1935  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.
[Picture of Bob Gibson]


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]


Giebel, Agnes
Born 10 August 1921  (Heerlen, Netherlands)
Dutch-born German opera singer.
[Picture of Agnes Giebel]


Gifford, Josh Josh Gifford is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1941  (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England)

Died 9 February 2012  (Findon, West Sussex, England)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Former National Hunt jockey and trainer. Saddled Aldaniti to Grand National glory in 1981.
[Picture of Josh Gifford]


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]


Gilbert, Ronnie
Born 7 September 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Folk singer.
[Picture of Ronnie 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]


Gilley, Mickey
Born 9 March 1936  (Natchez, Mississippi, USA)
Country music singer, a relative of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart.
[Picture of Mickey Gilley]


Gillis, Ann
Born 12 February 1927  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Actress. Last survivor of 1939 film 'Beau Geste'.
[Picture of Ann Gillis]


Gilmar, (footballer) (Died in 2013)
Born 22 August 1930  (Santos, Brazil)
Born Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Gimar kept goal for Brazil in the 1958 and 1962 FIFA World Cups.
[Picture of (footballer) Gilmar]


Gilmore, Peter (Died in 2013)
Born 25 August 1931  (Leipzig, Germany)
British actor, in the 'Onedin Line' and 11 'Carry On' films.
[Picture of Peter Gilmore]


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


Gingrich, Newt
Born 17 June 1943  (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Prominent US Republican Party politician. On the campaign trail to be nominated for Presidential office.
[Picture of Newt Gingrich]


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]


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]


Gizenga, Antoine
Born 5 October 1925  (Mushiko, Bandundu, DR of Congo)
Former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[Picture of Antoine Gizenga]


Glauber, Roy
Born 1 September 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Nobel prize winning physicist.
[Picture of Roy Glauber]


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


Gleeson, Brendan
Born 29 March 1955  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish actor who took up acting in his 30s but is now a regular on film and TV.
[Picture of Brendan Gleeson]


Glen-Haig, Mary
Born 12 July 1918  (London, England)
British olympic fencer.
[Picture of Mary   Glen-Haig]


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


Gligoric, Svetozar Svetozar Gligoric is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1923  (Belgrade, Serbia)

Died 14 August 2012  (Belgrade, Serbia)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


Godard, Jean-Luc
Born 3 December 1930  (Paris, France)
Acclaimed French film director from the "New Wave" school of film-making.
[Picture of Jean-Luc Godard]


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]


Godwin, Glen Stewart
Born 26 June 1958  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Escaped prisoner, one of the ten most wanted men in America.
[Picture of Glen Stewart Godwin]


Godwin, Tommy Tommy Godwin is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1920  (Connecticut, USA)

Died 3 November 2012  (Solihull, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
American born British Olympic cyclist, won two bronzes at the 1948 Olympics.
[Picture of Tommy Godwin]


Going, Sid
Born 19 August 1943  (Kawakawa, New Zealand)
His surname makes a great DDP pun - ex All Blacks rugby player.
[Picture of Sid Going]


Goldsboro, Bobby
Born 18 January 1941  (Marianna, Florida, USA)
Country music star who had a massive hit with 'Honey' in 1968.
[Picture of Bobby Goldsboro]


Golinski, Matt
Date and place of birth unknown
Australian celebrity chef, currently in an induced coma after a fire at his home late in 2011. Born c. 1972.
[Picture of Matt Golinski]


Golovin, Tatiana
Born 25 January 1988  (Moscow, Russia)
Former tennis player.
[Picture of Tatiana Golovin]


Golpayegani, Lotfollah Safi
Born in Golpaygan, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Iranian cleric. Born 1918.
[Picture of Lotfollah Safi  Golpayegani]


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]


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]


Goossenaerts, Jan
Born 30 October 1900  (Horendonk-Essen, Belgium)
The World's third oldest man as of 2011. Died in March 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Jan Goossenaerts]


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, 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]


Gordy Gaye, Anna
Born 12 December 1922  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Songwriter, sister of Mowtown founder Berry Gordy and first wife of legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye.
[Picture of Anna Gordy Gaye]


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]


Gore, Lesley
Born 2 May 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer, whose biggest hit came when she was 16 - 'It's My Party', in 1963.
[Picture of Lesley Gore]


Gorme, 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 Gorme]


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, Bill
Born 18 September 1918  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American jazz saxophonist.
[Picture of Bill Graham]


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, Edward
Born 26 March 1925  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Former Labour MP.
[Picture of Edward 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]


Granass, Gardy
Born 7 January 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
German film actress.
[Picture of Gardy Granass]


Grant, Eddy
Born 5 March 1948  (Plaisance, Guyana, USA)
Reggae artist who first found fame with the Equals in the 1960s before having solo success in the 1980s with hits such as 'Electric Avenue' and 'I Don't Wanna Dance'.
[Picture of Eddy Grant]


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


Gravel, Mike
Born 13 May 1930  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US Democrat senator for Alaska from 1969-1981.
[Picture of Mike Gravel]


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


Graves, Rupert
Born 30 June 1963  (Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England)
Actor - Lestrade in the superb modern update of Sherlock Holmes.
[Picture of Rupert Graves]


Gravy, Wavy
Born 15 May 1936  (East Greenbush, New York, USA)
US hippie entertainer and activist.
[Picture of Wavy Gravy]


Gray, Andy
Born 30 November 1955  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Ex-professional footballer and former pundit on Sky Sports. Sacked for alleged sexism in 2011.
[Picture of Andy 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, Ron
Born 29 May 1942  (place of birth unknown)
Boxing promoter.
[Picture of Ron Gray]


Gray, Ugly Dave
Born 26 December 1933  (Manchester, England)
Australian TV personality.
[Picture of Ugly Dave 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]


Greco, Juliette
Born 7 February 1927  (Montpellier, France)
French chanson singer.
[Picture of Juliette Greco]


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 Florence Green is no longer with us
Born 19 February 1901  (London, England)

Died 4 February 2012  (King's Lynn, Norfolk, England)

Age at death: 110  (read death notice)
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]


Greene, Jack (Died in 2013)
Born 7 January 1930  (Maryville, Tennessee, USA)
American country musician nicknamed the "Jolly Green Giant".
[Picture of Jack Greene]


Greene, Shecky
Born 8 April 1926  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Comedian who has been a headline act in Las Vegas for over 30 years. Real name Sheldon Greenfield.
[Picture of Shecky Greene]


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]


Gretzky, Wayne
Born 26 January 1961  (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
Legendary former Ice Hockey player.
[Picture of Wayne Gretzky]


Griffin, David
Born 19 July 1943  (Richmond, Surrey, England)
Actor, best remembered for his roles in 'Hi-de-HI' and 'Keeping up Appearances'.
[Picture of David Griffin]


Griffin, Kathy
Born 4 November 1960  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Actress and comedian.
[Picture of Kathy Griffin]


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 Andy Griffith is no longer with us
Born 1 June 1926  (Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA)

Died 3 July 2012  (Manteo, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
American TV personality, star of the eponymous 'Andy Griffith Show'.
[Picture of Andy Griffith]


Griffiths, Derek
Born 15 July 1946  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Much adored children's TV presenter and actor from 'Play School' and 'Heads and Tales'.
[Picture of Derek Griffiths]


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]


Griffiths, Terry
Born 16 October 1947  (Llanelli, Wales)
Snooker player, who played achingly slow. However, it won him the 1979 World Championship, and he enjoyed a long career in the sport.
[Picture of Terry Griffiths]


Grigsby, Tamara
Born 19 November 1974  (Pullman, Washington, USA)
Social worker and minor political party worker, ill with cancer. One of those picks...
[Picture of Tamara Grigsby]


Grimes, Karolyn
Born 4 July 1940  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Child actress best known for the Christmas classic 'It's A Wonderful Life'.
[Picture of Karolyn Grimes]


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]


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 James Grout is no longer with us
Born 22 October 1927  (London, England)

Died 24 June 2012  (Purton, Wiltshire, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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]


Grut, William
Born 17 September 1914  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Former Modern Pentathlete, who won Gold at the 1948 London Olympics.
[Picture of William Grut]


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]


Guarnere, William
Born 28 April 1923  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Member of Easy Company, the WW2 soldiers whose exploits later featured on 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of William Guarnere]


Gudgin, Tim
Born 26 November 1929  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Reader of the final football scores on the BBC for 16 years. Retired in 2011.
[Picture of Tim Gudgin]


Guerra, Ruy
Born 22 August 1931  (Maputo, Mozambique)
Film director, screenwriter, editor from Brazil.
[Picture of Ruy Guerra]


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]


Gurley Brown, Helen Helen Gurley Brown is no longer with us
Born 18 February 1922  (Green Forest, Arkansas, USA)

Died 13 August 2012  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Author & publisher, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.
[Picture of Helen Gurley Brown]


Guthrie, Arlo
Born 10 July 1947  (Coney Island, New York, USA)
Folk-singer son of the legendary troubador Woody Guthrie.
[Picture of Arlo Guthrie]


Guy, Buddy
Born 30 July 1936  (Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA)
Guitarist, best known for his extensive work in blues music.
[Picture of Buddy Guy]


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]


Gwilliam, John
Born 28 February 1923  (Pontypridd, Wales)
Former Wales rugby union international.
[Picture of John Gwilliam]


Gyarmati, Olga
Born 5 October 1924  (Debrecen, Hungary)
Hungarian track and field athlete, Won gold in the women's long jump competiton at the 1948 Olympics.
[Picture of Olga Gyarmati]


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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