Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: S


Sabol, Steve Steve Sabol is no longer with us
Born 2 October 1942  (Moorestown, New Jersey, USA)

Died 18 September 2012  (Moorestown, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Sports film-maker, especially for American Football.
[Picture of Steve Sabol]


Sachs, Andrew
Born 7 April 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
Until 2008, best known as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers'. Since Autumn 2008, he's been better known for receiving prank phone calls from overpaid Radio 2 presenters & having a rather sex-hungry granddaughter...
[Picture of Andrew Sachs]


Sackhoff, Katee
Born 8 April 1980  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Actress who starred in the TV revival of 'Battlestar Galactica'.
[Picture of Katee Sackhoff]


Saenz, José
Born 4 August 1975  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Gang member and one of the FBI's top ten fugitives.
[Picture of José Saenz]


Safar, Adel
Born in Damascus, Syria  (exact date unknown)
Prime Minister of Syria. How long for is anyone's guess…
[Picture of Adel Safar]


Safin, Marat
Born 27 January 1980  (Moscow, Russia)
Mercurial Russian former tennis player.
[Picture of Marat Safin]


Safka, Melanie
Born 3 February 1947  (Queens, New York, USA)
Singer, whose most famous song is 'Brand New Key', a hit in 1971.
[Picture of Melanie Safka]


Sagor Maas, Frederica Frederica Sagor Maas is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1900  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 5 January 2012  (La Mesa, California, USA)

Age at death: 111  (read death notice)
Early Hollywood screenwriter.
[Picture of Frederica Sagor Maas]


Sainsbury, Roger
Born 2 October 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Former Bishop of Barking.
[Picture of Roger Sainsbury]


Saint-Mleux, André
Born 25 September 1920  (place of birth unknown)
Minister-of-State for Monaco from 1972-1981. Died in October 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of André Saint-Mleux]


Saks, Gene
Born 8 November 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)
Tony Award winning director best known for his collaborations with playwright Neil Simon. Directed the film version of 'The Odd Couple' as well as the stage version.
[Picture of Gene Saks]


Saldivar, Yolanda
Born 19 September 1960  (Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Killer of popular Mexican singer Selena.
[Picture of Yolanda Saldivar]


Saleh, Ali Abdullah
Born 21 March 1946  (Al Ahmar, Yemen)
President of Yemen since 1990.
[Picture of Ali Abdullah Saleh]


Sales, Eugênio Eugênio Sales is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1920  (Acari, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)

Died 9 July 2012  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Former Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro and currently the longest serving cardinal.
[Picture of Eugênio Sales]


Sallis, Peter
Born 1 February 1921  (Twickenham, Middlesex, England)
Comic actor who played Norman Clegg in the British TV series 'Last of the Summer Wine'. More recently he has provided the voice of Wallace out of 'Wallace & Gromit'. Cracking!
[Picture of Peter Sallis]


Salvadori, Roy Roy Salvadori is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1922  (Dovercourt, Essex, England)

Died 3 June 2012  (Monte Carlo, France)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Despite the name, an English motor racing driver in the 1950s and '60s.
[Picture of Roy Salvadori]


Sammartino, Bruno
Born 6 October 1935  (Pizzoferrato, Italy)
Popular Italian wrestler in the 1960s and '70s
[Picture of Bruno Sammartino]


Sandler, Adam
Born 9 September 1966  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Inexplicably popular and unfunny comedian and actor.
[Picture of Adam Sandler]


Sandoval, Pete
Born 21 May 1963  (Santa Ana, El Salvador)
Drummer for death metal band Terrorizor.
[Picture of Pete Sandoval]


Sandusky, Jerry
Born 26 January 1944  (Washington, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former coach of the Penn State University American football team, arrested in 2011 for alleged sexual abuse.
[Picture of Jerry Sandusky]


Sanger, Frederick (Died in 2013)
Born 13 August 1918  (Rendcombe, Gloucestershire, England)
Biochemist, twice Nobel Prize winning laureate, the only living person to be so honoured.
[Picture of Frederick Sanger]


Sanha, Malam Bacai Malam Bacai Sanha is no longer with us
Born 5 May 1947  (Dar Salam, Guinea-Bissau)

Died 9 January 2012  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
President of Guinea-Bissau from 2008 until his death early in 2012.
[Picture of Malam Bacai Sanha]


Santana, Carlos
Born 20 July 1947  (Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México)
Popular Mexican rock guitarist.
[Picture of Carlos Santana]


Santana, Manuel
Born 10 July 1938  (Madrid, Spain)
Former tennis player, Wimbledon Champion in 1966.
[Picture of Manuel Santana]


Santos, Djalma (Died in 2013)
Born 27 February 1929  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Former Brazil international footballer. Member of the 1958 and 1962 World Cup winning teams.
[Picture of Djalma Santos]


Santos, Nilton (Died in 2013)
Born 16 May 1925  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Former Brazil international footballer. Was a hugely talented left wing back and won the FIFA World Cup for Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
[Picture of Nilton Santos]


Sarjeant, Marcus
Born in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Youth who fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II in 1981.
[Picture of Marcus Sarjeant]


Sárközy, Pál
Born 5 May 1928  (Budapest, Hungary)
Father of former Presdent of France Nicolas Sarkozy
[Picture of Pál Sárközy]


Sarne, Mike
Born 6 August 1940  (London, England)
Actor and singer with a varied career in television and film as well as the pop charts.
[Picture of Mike Sarne]


Sary, Ieng (Died in 2013)
Born 24 October 1925  (Loeung Va, Tra Vinh, Cambodia)
Former Deputy PM & Foreign Minister of Cambodia & one of Pol Pot's chief henchmen during the Khmer Rouge days.
[Picture of Ieng Sary]


Sassoon, Vidal Vidal Sassoon is no longer with us
Born 17 January 1928  (London, England)

Died 9 May 2012  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former hairdresser and hawker of hair care products.
[Picture of Vidal Sassoon]


Saulters, Robert
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Grand Master of the protestant Orange Order in Northern Ireland. Stood down from this role in November 2010.
[Picture of Robert Saulters]


Saunders, Ernest
Born 21 October 1935  (place of birth unknown)
Convicted fraudster who was released from prison early because he had Alzheimer's Disease, only to make a full recovery, the only man ever to do so. Hmmm...
[Picture of Ernest Saunders]


Saunders, Jennifer
Born 6 July 1958  (Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England)
Actress and comedian who emerged from the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s with her on-screen partner Dawn French. Later wrote and starred in the hugely successful '90s sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
[Picture of Jennifer Saunders]


Saunders, Ron
Born 6 November 1932  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Former manager of Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.
[Picture of Ron Saunders]


Saura, Carlos
Born 4 January 1932  (Huesca, Spain)
Film director.
[Picture of Carlos Saura]


Savident, John
Born 21 January 1938  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
TV actor, played Fred Elliott in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of John Savident]


Saward, Eric
Born 9 December 1944  (place of birth unknown)
Script editor on 'Doctor Who' from 1981-86.
[Picture of Eric Saward]


Scales, Prunella
Born 22 June 1932  (Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England)
Actress - played Sybil Fawlty in 'Fawlty Towers' and went on to appear in 'After Henry' and various Tesco adverts. Wife of Timothy West, and frankly the pair of insufferable Bible-bashers deserve each other.
[Picture of Prunella Scales]


Scargill, Arthur
Born 11 January 1938  (Worsbrough Dale, South Yorkshire, England)
Former miner, Communist, and president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Fought a bitter battle of wills with Margaret Thatcher during the 1984-85 miners' strike, lost, and then founded his own political party, the Socialist Labour Party, which has had little success at the polls.
[Picture of Arthur Scargill]


Scarpa, Joe
Born 4 October 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former professional wrestler known as Chief Jay Strongbow, who tussled with the likes of "Superstar" Billy Graham in the 1970s. Died in April 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Joe Scarpa]


Schabowski, Günter
Born 4 January 1929  (Anklam, Pomerania, Germany)
Former official of the ruling party in East Germany, the SED. Inadvertently provoked the tearing down of the Berlin wall in 1989 by announcing that the border restrictions had been lifted.
[Picture of Günter Schabowski]


Schaeuble, Wolfgang
Born 18 September 1942  (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany)
German finance minister, Chancellor Merkel's er...Chancellor.
[Picture of Wolfgang Schaeuble]


Schafer, Hans
Born 19 October 1927  (Köln-Zollstock, Germany)
Former West German international footballer. One of the heroes of the country's unexpected World Cup triumph in 1954.
[Picture of Hans Schafer]


Schappell, George
Born 18 September 1961  (Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
With Lori, one of a pair of cojoined twins.
[Picture of George Schappell]


Schappell, Lori
Born 18 September 1961  (Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
With George, one of a pair of cojoined twins.
[Picture of Lori Schappell]


Scheel, Walter
Born 8 July 1919  (Solingen, Germany)
Federal President of West Germany, 1974-79.
[Picture of Walter Scheel]


Schell, Maximilian
Born 8 December 1930  (Vienna, Austria)
Veteran film actor with a career spanning 50 years and an Oscar for his role in 'Judgment at Nuremberg'. Has diabetes, and after collapsing at a film festival in 2000, was diagnosed as suffering from acute pancreatitis as well. Godfather to Angelina Jolie.
[Picture of Maximilian Schell]


Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Gratia Maria Margretha
Born 12 July 1912  (Doorn, Utrecht, Netherlands)
Dutch alpine skier. Died in February 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Gratia Maria Margretha Schimmelpenninck van der Oye]


Schlafly, Phyllis
Born 15 August 1924  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Political activist & attorney, a noted anti-feminist.
[Picture of Phyllis Schlafly]


Schlesinger, James
Born 15 February 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
American politician who served under three U.S. presidents. Oversaw the withdrawal of American military personnel from Vietnam as Secretary of Defense in 1975.
[Picture of James Schlesinger]


Schmidt, Helmut
Born 23 December 1918  (Hamburg, Germany)
German politician from the left-of-centre SPD party. Served as Chancellor of Germany from 1974-82.
[Picture of Helmut Schmidt]


Schneider, Vreni
Born 26 November 1964  (Elm, Switzerland)
Triple gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in skiiing.
[Picture of Vreni Schneider]


Schockemoehle, Alwin
Born 29 May 1937  (Meppen, Province of Hanover, Germany)
German showjumper.
[Picture of Alwin Schockemoehle]


Schuettler, Rainer
Born 25 April 1976  (Korbach, Hesse, Germany)
German professional tennis player.
[Picture of Rainer Schuettler]


Schultz, David
Born 1 June 1955  (Madison County, Tennessee, USA)
Retired Ameican wrestler.
[Picture of David Schultz]


Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Born 30 July 1947  (Thal, Austria)
Monotonous, monosyllabic, actor and former bodybuilder. "Governator" of California from 2003-2011.
[Picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger]


Schwarzer, Alice
Born 3 December 1942  (Wuppertal, Germany)
Leading German feminist.
[Picture of Alice Schwarzer]


Schweiker, Richard
Born 1 June 1926  (Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services under Ronald Reagan.
[Picture of Richard Schweiker]


Scott, Carol Lee
Born 26 May 1949  (place of birth unknown)
Actress and singer known to a certain generation as Grotbags in the various Emu TV series.
[Picture of Carol Lee Scott]


Scott, Doug
Born 29 May 1941  (Nottingham, England)
Celebrated mountaineer, the first Englishman to climb Everest, in 1975.
[Picture of Doug Scott]


Scott, Lizabeth
Born 29 September 1922  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress, specialising in film noir roles.
[Picture of Lizabeth Scott]


Scowcroft, Brent
Born 19 March 1925  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Former US security adviser to Presidents Ford and Bush, Sr.
[Picture of Brent Scowcroft]


Scrimm, Angus
Born 19 August 1926  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
Actor, known chiefly for his role as "The Tall Man" in 'Phantasm'.
[Picture of Angus Scrimm]


Scudamore, Michael
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Jockey, whose son and grandson have followed suit. Born 1933.
[Picture of Michael Scudamore]


Sebastian, Cuthbert
Born 22 October 1921  (St Kitts)
Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis and currently the World's oldest head of state.
[Picture of Cuthbert Sebastian]


Sebastian, John
Born 17 March 1944  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer-songwriter and founder of US pop band The Lovin' Spoonful.
[Picture of John Sebastian]


Sedaka, Neil
Born 13 March 1939  (Brooklyn, New York City, USA)
Pop singer, songwriter & pianist, composer of 'Is This The Way to Amarillo?'
[Picture of Neil Sedaka]


Sedgman, Frank
Born 29 October 1927  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian tennis player, winner of 5 grand slam titles.
[Picture of Frank Sedgman]


Seeger, Pete
Born 3 May 1919  (New York, New York, USA)
Folk singer, songwriter and political activist. Wrote or co-wrote 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?', 'If I Had a Hammer' and 'Turn, Turn, Turn'.
[Picture of Pete Seeger]


Segal, Jeffrey
Born 1 August 1920  (London, England)
Actor, best known, to a certain age of UK society, as Arthur Perkins in 'Rentaghost'.
[Picture of Jeffrey Segal]


Segal, Zohra
Born 27 April 1912  (Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Veteran Indian actress.
[Picture of Zohra Segal]


Segura, Pancho
Born 20 June 1921  (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Ecuadorian professional tennis player in the days before the Open era.
[Picture of Pancho Segura]


Selby, Tony
Born 26 February 1938  (Lambeth, London, England)
Veteran British actor, mostly on TV.
[Picture of Tony Selby]


Selebi, Jackie
Born 7 March 1950  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Former president of Interpol before having his own collar felt and was found guilty of corruption in 2010.
[Picture of Jackie Selebi]


Semple, Jr., Lorenzo
Date and place of birth unknown
Hollywood scriptwriter for the 'Batman' TV series and films such as 'The Parallax View'. Born 1923.
[Picture of Lorenzo Semple, Jr.]


Sendak, Maurice Maurice Sendak is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 8 May 2012  (Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Artist, writer & children's book illustrator.
[Picture of Maurice Sendak]


Senna, Bruno
Born 15 October 1983  (São Paulo, Brazil)
Formula 1 racing driver and nephew of the legendary Ayrton Senna.
[Picture of Bruno Senna]


Sensible, Captain
Born 23 April 1955  (London, England)
Guitarist/bassist with punks The Damned. You wot?
[Picture of Captain Sensible]


Senussi, Abdullah
Born 5 December 1949  (Sudan)
The late Colonel Gaddafi's brother-in-law and former head of Libyan intelligence.
[Picture of Abdullah Senussi]


Serpico, Frank
Born 14 April 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
New York police officer who's stand against corruption in the department was the subject of Sidney Lumet's 1971 film starring Al Pacino.
[Picture of Frank Serpico]


Serra, Richard
Born 2 November 1939  (San Francisco, California, USA)
American minimalist sculptor.
[Picture of Richard Serra]


Severinsen, Carl Hilding "Doc"
Born 7 July 1927  (Arlington, Oregon, USA)
American jazz & pop trumpeter.
[Picture of Carl Hilding


Sewell, Brian
Born 15 July 1931  (Kensington, London, England)
Outspoken conservative art critic who writes for the London Evening Standard and doesn't like Northerners. Or women.
[Picture of Brian Sewell]


Sfeir, Nasrallah Boutros
Born 15 May 1920  (Rayfoun, Lebanon)
Lebanese cardinal. Patriarch of Antioch and All the East from 1986-2011.
[Picture of Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir]


Shackleford, Ted
Born 23 June 1946  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
Actor, best remembered for his role in 'Knots Landing'.
[Picture of Ted Shackleford]


Shagari, Shehu
Born 25 February 1925  (Shagari, Sokoto State, Nigeria)
President of Nigeria from 1979-1983.
[Picture of Shehu Shagari]


Shames, Edward
Born 13 June 1922  (place of birth unknown)
Member of the U.S. 506th PIR "Easy Company" who fought in Normandy in the Second World War. As seen on TV in 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Edward Shames]


Shamir, Yitzhak Yitzhak Shamir is no longer with us
Born 15 October 1915  (Ruzinoy, Poland)

Died 30 June 2012  (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Israel from 1983-84 and again from 1986-92. Ironically started his political career as a member of an underground Jewish militant organization opposed to the British occupation of Palestine in the 1930s and '40s.
[Picture of Yitzhak Shamir]


Shane, Paul (Died in 2013)
Born 19 June 1940  (Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)
Miner-turned-actor who became famous as Ted Bovis in the 1980s sitcom 'Hi-de-Hi!', and infamous for what is surely the worst live singing performance of all time, on the BBC's 'Pebble Mill' programme in 1996. See it here if you dare - and no, he wasn't doing it deliberately. Bay-bee bay-BEH!
[Picture of Paul Shane]


Shankar, Ravi Ravi Shankar is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1920  (Varanasi, West Bengal, India)

Died 11 December 2012  (San Diego, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
The Beatles' sitar guru.
[Picture of Ravi Shankar]


Shannon, Tres
Born in Portland, Oregon, USA  (exact date unknown)
Owner of a doughnut store in Portland, USA. Born 1966. If he gets a UK obit, my name is King Whoopsie Wibble III.
[Picture of Tres Shannon]


Sharif, Omar
Born 10 April 1932  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Actor and bridge-player who will probably be remembered for his roles in the David Lean epics 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Dr Zhivago', rather than for his role in headbutting a French policeman in 2003. Real name: Michael Shalhoub.
[Picture of Omar Sharif]


Sharon, Ariel
Born 27 February 1928  (Kfar Malal, Palestine (now in Israel))
Prime Minister of Israel 2001-06. Has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke in January 2006.
[Picture of Ariel Sharon]


Sharp, Peter
Born 11 August 1939  (Invercargill, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand cricket international. Died in February 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Peter Sharp]


Shatner, William
Born 22 March 1931  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor who will forever be known as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, playing the character in the original 'Star Trek' series and reprising the role in seven of the films and various related spin-offs. He also played T. J. Hooker and wrote his own series of science-fiction novels, "TekWar", which were subsequently adapted for TV. Has recorded highly amusing cover versions of The Byrds' 'Mr Tambourine Man' and Pulp's 'Common People'.
[Picture of William Shatner]


Shavers, Earnie
Born 31 August 1945  (Garland, Alabama, USA)
Former heavyweight boxer. Fought Muhammad Ali for the World championship in 1977, losing on points.
[Picture of Earnie Shavers]


Shaw, Run Run
Born 4 October 1907  (Shanghai, China)
Hong Kong film producer; founder of Shaw Studios; major benefactor of HK public works.
[Picture of Run Run Shaw]


Shea, George Beverly (Died in 2013)
Born 1 February 1909  (Winchester, Ontario, Canada)
Prominent singer/songwriter of gospel music.
[Picture of George Beverly Shea]


Sheen, Charlie
Born 3 September 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Carlos Estevez, he was hugely popular in the 1980s, but since then has been embroiled in a string of scandals involving firearms, prostitutes, cocaine and violent behaviour, which has dimmed his shining star somewhat.
[Picture of Charlie Sheen]


Sheen, Martin
Born 3 August 1940  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Actor of Irish and Spanish ancestry whose most notable roles have included Captain Willard in the classic film 'Apocalypse Now' and the President in TV series 'The West Wing'. Father of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez (Martin Sheen's real name is Ramon Estevez, while Charlie's is Carlos), he is constantly getting busted for his leftist political protests.
[Picture of Martin Sheen]


Shelby, Carroll Carroll Shelby is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1923  (Leesburg, Texas, USA)

Died 10 May 2012  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Car designer and manufacturer, famous for his Mustang and Cobra.
[Picture of Carroll Shelby]


Shelley, Burke
Born 10 April 1947  (Tiger Bay, Wales)
Bass guitarist with 1970s Welsh rockers Budgie.
[Picture of Burke Shelley]


Shenouda III, Pope Pope Shenouda III is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1923  (Asyut, Egypt)

Died 17 March 2012  (Cairo, Egypt)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
The 117th Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Might need a big business card as a result...
[Picture of Pope Shenouda III]


Shepherd, Richard
Born 6 December 1942  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills since 1979.
[Picture of Richard Shepherd]


Sheridan, Alice
Date and place of birth unknown
Polical activist and mother of maverick socialist politician Tommy.
[Picture of Alice Sheridan]


Sheridan, Dinah Dinah Sheridan is no longer with us
Born 17 September 1920  (Hampstead, London, England)

Died 25 November 2012  (Northwood, Middlesex, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
British TV & film actress - 'Genevieve', 'Don't Wait Up', 'The Railway Children' etc.
[Picture of Dinah Sheridan]


Sherman, Richard M.
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Responsible for coming up with the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", the aural assault that is 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', and the songs in any number of Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh' travesties. However, can be forgiven for 'The Aristocats' and 'The Jungle Book'.
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


Sherwood, Madeleine
Born 13 November 1922  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian actress.
[Picture of Madeleine Sherwood]


Shevardnadze, Eduard
Born 25 January 1928  (Manati, Lanchkhuti, Georgia)
Former KGB official and Soviet foreign minister who became leader of the Republic of Georgia following the break-up of the USSR. Initially popular, he was finally forced to resign the presidency at the end of 2003, following huge public protests.
[Picture of Eduard Shevardnadze]


Shipley, Debra
Born 22 June 1957  (Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England)
Former Labour MP for Stourbridge. Suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Debra Shipley]


Shirin, Fawzia (Died in 2013)
Born 5 November 1921  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Princess of Egypt and Sudan, sister of King Fruq; former Queen of Iran, first wife of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (1939-48)
[Picture of Fawzia Shirin]


Shivers, Brian
Date and place of birth unknown
Man accused of the murder of two soldiers at Massereene barracks in 2009. Born 1965.
[Picture of Brian Shivers]


Short, Edward Watson Edward Watson Short is no longer with us
Born 17 December 1912  (Northumberland, England)

Died 4 May 2012  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Former Deputy Prime Minister in Harold Wilson's Labour government, Education Secretary from 1968-70, Leader of the House of Commons, and now member of the House of Lords (under the name of Baron Glenamara) and Chancellor of Northumbria "University".
[Picture of Edward Watson Short]


Shreve, Larry
Born 11 January 1941  (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Former WWE wrestler known as "Abdullah the Butcher".
[Picture of Larry Shreve]


Shultz, George
Born 13 December 1920  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former US Secretary of State between 1982-1989.
[Picture of George Shultz]


Shwe, Than
Born 2 February 1933  (Kyaykse, Mandalay, Myanmar)
Reclusive & controversial Head of State of Burma. Allegedly very ill, but as with many things with Shwe, it's all rumours so far.
[Picture of Than Shwe]


Siddell, Peter
Born in Auckland, New Zealand  (exact date unknown)
New Zealand artist. Born 1935. Died in 2011 so no points.
[Picture of Peter Siddell]


Sihanouk, King King Sihanouk is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1922  (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Died 15 October 2012  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Crowned King of Cambodia in 1941, but then abdicated 14 years later - in favour of his father. However, he subsequently became prime minister and was elected head of state in 1960 - only to be overthrown by a coup in 1970. Five years later the Khmer Rouge took control, and Sihanouk was head of state once more. But whaddaya know, almost immediately he'd been forced out of office. Then what happens? In 1982 he teams up with the Khmer Rouge (after they've been booted out by the Vietnamese) and becomes president in exile of the government of Democratic Kampuchea. He returned to Cambodia in 1991, and two years later, guess what? He's reinstated as King of Cambodia. Throughout all of this, he somehow found the time to direct, produce and score 28 films. The saxophone-playing Tom Jones fan suffers from diabetes, heart problems, and colon cancer.
[Picture of King Sihanouk]


Silla, Felix
Born 11 January 1937  (Rome, Italy)
Actor - played Cousin Itt in 'The Addams Family'.
[Picture of Felix Silla]


Sillett, John
Born 20 July 1936  (Southampton, Hampshire, England)
Former manager of Coventry City. Led the Sky Blues to the FA Cup in 1987.
[Picture of John Sillett]


Silva, Henry
Born 15 September 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor who has appeared in numerous American and European films, such as 'The Manchurian Candidate' and the original 'Ocean's 11', as well as futuristic TV series 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'.
[Picture of Henry Silva]


Silver, Horace
Born 2 September 1928  (Norwalk, Connecticut, USA)
Jazz pianist and composer.
[Picture of Horace Silver]


Sim, Gerald
Born 4 February 1925  (Liverpool, England)
British TV & film actor, in a host of roles, including the vicar in 'To The Manor Born'.
[Picture of Gerald Sim]


Sim, Sheila
Born 5 June 1922  (Liverpool, England)
Actress, wife of Sir Richard Attenborough.
[Picture of Sheila Sim]


Simmons, Earl
Born 18 December 1970  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Rapper known as "DMX".
[Picture of Earl Simmons]


Simmons, Richard
Born 12 July 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Annoying physical fitness expert, often on TV.
[Picture of Richard Simmons]


Simon, Neil
Born 4 July 1927  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Playwright & screenwriter, creator of 'The Odd Couple' amongst others.
[Picture of Neil Simon]


Simpson, Dudley
Born in Melbourne, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Prolific composer on TV shows such as 'Doctor Who' and 'Blake's 7'. Born 1922.
[Picture of Dudley Simpson]


Simpson, O. J.
Born 9 July 1947  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Murderer. Sorry, we mean bad actor & very good American footballer who had, shall we say, a "spot of bother" with the law in the 1990s. Another "spot of bother" saw him jailed in 2008 - this time being violent robbery, amongst other things!
[Picture of O. J. Simpson]


Simpson, Reg (Died in 2013)
Born 27 February 1920  (Sherwood, Nottingham, England)
English Test cricketer of the 1940s and '50s.
[Picture of Reg Simpson]


Simpson, Robert
Born 19 November 1912  (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)
Meteorologist and hurricane specialist.
[Picture of Robert Simpson]


Simpson Baker, Mattie Shirley
Date and place of birth unknown
Older sister of OJ Simpson. Born 1943.
[Picture of Mattie Shirley Simpson Baker]


Sinclair, Clive
Born 30 July 1940  (Richmond, London, England)
Businessman & entrepreneur, the man behind the ZX81 & Spectrum computers and much more infamously, the C5 electronic bike/buggy/car, which, quite frankly, was an unmitigated disaster.
[Picture of Clive Sinclair]


Sinden, Donald
Born 9 October 1923  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Actor, prolific on stage, screen & TV, with major roles in 'Two's Company', 'Never The Twain' and 'Judge John Deed'. Knighted in 1997.
[Picture of Donald Sinden]


Sirhan, Sirhan
Born 19 March 1944  (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assassin of Robert Kennedy, currently serving life imprisonment in a Californian jail.
[Picture of Sirhan Sirhan]


Sirikit, Queen
Born 12 August 1932  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Queen consort of Thailand.
[Picture of Queen Sirikit]


Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson
Born 29 October 1938  (Monrovia, Liberia)
President of Liberia.
[Picture of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf]


Sisnett, James (Died in 2013)
Born 24 February 1900  (Saint George, Barbados)
The second oldest man in the World as of the end of 2011.
[Picture of James Sisnett]


Sistani, Ayatollah
Born 4 August 1930  (Mashad, Iran)
Radical Iraq Shia Muslim cleric, involved in trying to reshape post-Saddam Iraq.
[Picture of Ayatollah Sistani]


Sizemore, Tom
Born 29 November 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Decent film actor whose work has been overshadowed by frequent drugs, assault and sex scandals.
[Picture of Tom Sizemore]


Skinner, Dennis
Born 11 February 1932  (Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England)
Labour MP, the self-styled "Beast of Bolsover". Firebrand maverick of Parliament, one of the few MPs to actually speak his mind, no matter how much trouble it gets him in.
[Picture of Dennis Skinner]


Skinner, Frank
Born 27 January 1957  (West Bromwich, England)
Teacher-turned-comedian who along with fellow comedian David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds had a number one hit single in 1996, with 'Three Lions'. Jules Rimet is still gleaming as of 2011...
[Picture of Frank Skinner]


Sledge, Percy
Born 25 November 1940  (Leighton, Alabama, USA)
Soul singer, best remembered for singing 'When A Man Loves A Woman'.
[Picture of Percy Sledge]


Sleep, Wayne
Born 17 July 1948  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Acclaimed ballet and classic dancer, occasional actor.
[Picture of Wayne Sleep]


Slocombe, Douglas
Born 10 February 1913  (London, England)
Cinematographer, particularly well remembered for his work on many of the Ealing comedies.
[Picture of Douglas Slocombe]


Sloman, Roger
Born 19 May 1946  (London, England)
Actor best known for his role in the 1975 Mike Leigh TV play 'Nuts in May'.
[Picture of Roger Sloman]


Smethurst, Jack
Born 9 April 1932  (Collyhurst, Manchester, England)
Actor, mainly in comedies - perhaps best known as a racist in 'Love Thy Neighbour' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Jack Smethurst]


Smith, Alan "Aynuk"
Date and place of birth unknown
Black country comedian.
[Picture of Alan


Smith, Andrew
Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Partner of former 'Doctor Who' supremo Russell T. Davies.
[Picture of Andrew Smith]


Smith, Bobby (Died in 2013)
Born 10 April 1936  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Singer with The Spinners soul group but called the Detroit Spinners because of the Irish folk band of the same name.
[Picture of Bobby Smith]


Smith, Cal (Died in 2013)
Born 7 April 1932  (Gans, Oklahoma, USA)
Country musician known for this 1974 hit 'Country Bumkin'.
[Picture of Cal Smith]


Smith, Huston
Born 31 May 1919  (Suzhou, China)
Religious scholar. Born in China to methodist missionaries.
[Picture of Huston Smith]


Smith, Keely
Born 9 March 1932  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Jazz singer.
[Picture of Keely Smith]


Smith, Lianne
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman currently held in Spain, in charged with the murder of her two children in at an hotel in May 2010. Born 1966.
[Picture of Lianne Smith]


Smith, Liz
Born 11 December 1925  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
A latecomer to the world of TV/film acting, who didn't get her first screen role until the age of 45. Now specialises in playing batty old ladies and appearing on camp chat shows ('An Evening with Lily Savage', 'So Graham Norton') as...er...a batty old lady.
[Picture of Liz Smith]


Smith, Madeline
Born 2 August 1949  (Hartfield, Sussex, England)
Buxom actress of Hammer films and comedies.
[Picture of Madeline Smith]


Smith, Maggie
Born 28 December 1934  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Actress who started out on stage with the likes of Laurence Olivier, before making the transition to the big screen and appearing in 'Death On The Nile' and 'A Room With A View', and more recently in the various Harry Potter adaptations.
[Picture of Maggie Smith]


Smith, Mark E.
Born 5 March 1957  (Broughton, Lancashire, England)
Lead singer of punk band, The Fall, who has made a number of bizarre & controversial appearances in the media since.
[Picture of Mark E. Smith]


Smith, Mel (Died in 2013)
Born 3 December 1952  (Chiswick, London, England)
Comedian, now a TV producer/executive, one half (or rather three-quarters) of the British 'Smith & Jones' comedy duo.
[Picture of Mel Smith]


Smith, Nicholas
Born 5 March 1934  (Banstead, Surrey, England)
Actor, best known as the Grace Bros. store manager Mr. Rumbold in the hit sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'.
[Picture of Nicholas Smith]


Smith, Paul Andrew
Born 15 April 1964  (Gosforth, Northumberland, England)
Former cricketer for Warwickshire.
[Picture of Paul Andrew Smith]


Smith, Roger
Born 18 December 1932  (Southgate, California, USA)
Actor and husband of Ann-Margaret.
[Picture of Roger Smith]


Smith, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Comic book artist who created Judge Dredd for 2000AD. Born 1924.
[Picture of Ron Smith]


Smith, Susan
Born 26 September 1971  (Union, South Carolina, USA)
Convicted of infanticide in 1991.
[Picture of Susan Smith]


Smith, Terri
Date and place of birth unknown
Reputedly the World's fattest woman, weighing in at 50 stone. Born 1961.
[Picture of Terri Smith]


Smith, Tommy
Born 5 April 1945  (Liverpool, England)
Former Liverpool footballer.
[Picture of Tommy Smith]


Smith, Wilbur
Born 9 January 1933  (Kabwe, Zambia)
Very successful author, whose works have a strong African theme.
[Picture of Wilbur Smith]


Sno, Evander
Born 9 April 1987  (Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Dutch footballer, who suffered a heart attack whilst playing for Ajax reserves in September 2010.
[Picture of Evander Sno]


Snuka, Jimmy
Born 18 May 1943  (Fiji Islands)
Professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jimmy Snuka]


Soares, Mario
Born 7 December 1924  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Former President & Prime Minister of Portugal.
[Picture of Mario Soares]


Sokolov, Sergei Sergei Sokolov is no longer with us
Born 1 July 1911  (Eupatoria, Ukraine)

Died 31 August 2012  (Moscow, Russia)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Former Minister of Defence for the USSR, and in charge of the Soviet ground forces during the Afghanistan invasion.
[Picture of Sergei Sokolov]


Sommer, Elke
Born 5 November 1940  (Berlin, Germany)
German actress best known for the films 'A Shot in the Dark' and 'Carry on Behind'.
[Picture of Elke Sommer]


Sondheim, Stephen
Born 22 March 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Award-winning and hugely successful composer and lyricist.
[Picture of Stephen Sondheim]


Soper, Mike
Date and place of birth unknown
Born in 1946. Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club & former vice-president of the English Cricket Board.
[Picture of Mike Soper]


Soros, George
Born 12 August 1930  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-American financier, currency speculator and philanthropist.
[Picture of George Soros]


Soul, David
Born 28 August 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hutch in the TV series 'Starksy & Hutch'.
[Picture of David Soul]


Spassky, Boris
Born 30 January 1937  (Leningrad (now St. Petersburg again), Russia)
Russian chess legend, a former world champion.
[Picture of Boris Spassky]


Speakman, William
Born 21 September 1927  (Altrincham, Cheshire, England)
One of the few living recipients of the Victoria Cross, which he won for bravery in the Korean War.
[Picture of William Speakman]


Spears, Britney
Born 2 December 1981  (McComb, Mississippi, USA)
Tacky, trashy, publicity-seeking and quite frankly mad "singer."
[Picture of Britney Spears]


Specter, Arlen Arlen Specter is no longer with us
Born 12 February 1930  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)

Died 14 October 2012  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Veteran US senator for Pennsylvania.
[Picture of Arlen Specter]


Spector, Phil
Born 26 December 1940  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Highly influential record producer who was responsible for some of the best-known pop music of the 1960s and '70s, including tracks by Gene Pitney, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and The Ramones. Invented the "Wall of Sound" production technique. Jailed for murder in 2009.
[Picture of Phil Spector]


Spector, Ronnie
Born 10 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Lead singer of The Ronnettes.
[Picture of Ronnie Spector]


Spelling, Tori
Born 16 May 1973  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, daughter of Aaron Spelling.
[Picture of Tori Spelling]


Spellman, Frank
Born 17 September 1922  (Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA)
Weightlifter. Winner of the gold medal in the 75kg class in the 1948 Olympic Games.
[Picture of Frank Spellman]


Spencer, Bud
Born 31 October 1929  (Naples, Italy)
Italian born actor and former swimmer.
[Picture of Bud Spencer]


Spencer, Don
Born in Tamworth, NSW, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Children's TV presenter in both Britain and Austrialia. Russel Crowe's father-in-law.
[Picture of Don Spencer]


Spencer, Earl
Born 20 May 1964  (Sandringham, Norfolk, England)
Brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, who, despite being a serious historian, is better known for his rocky marriages and for his extraordinary eulogy at his sister's funeral.
[Picture of Earl Spencer]


Spencer, June
Born in Nottingham, England  (exact date unknown)
Actress who has played Peggy Archer in 'The Archer's' BBC radio series since it's very beginning in 1951.
[Picture of June Spencer]


Spendlove, Richard
Born 16 June 1939  (Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England)
Co-writer of TV sitcom 'Oh Doctor Beeching!'. Also a radio presenter and producer.
[Picture of Richard Spendlove]


Spielberg, Steven
Born 18 December 1946  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Award winning Hollywood movie director.
[Picture of Steven Spielberg]


Spinetta, Luis Alberto Luis Alberto Spinetta is no longer with us
Born 23 January 1950  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Died 8 February 2012  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Argentine rock musician.
[Picture of Luis Alberto Spinetta]


Spinks, Terry Terry Spinks is no longer with us
Born 28 February 1938  (West Ham, London, England)

Died 26 April 2012  (Essex, England)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Boxer, featherweight champion & 1956 Olympic Gold medal winner in the weight.
[Picture of Terry Spinks]


Spinrad, Norman
Born 15 September 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
American science fiction writer.
[Picture of Norman Spinrad]


Spottiswoode, Roger
Born 5 January 1945  (Ottawa, Canada)
Canadian film director.
[Picture of Roger Spottiswoode]


Springett, Ron
Born 22 July 1935  (Fulham, London, England)
England goalkeeper for many years, and played in the 1962 World Cup.
[Picture of Ron Springett]


Squires, Roger
Born 22 February 1932  (Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, England)
Prolific crossword compiler. Well somebody's got to do it!
[Picture of Roger Squires]


St John Stevas, Norman Norman St John Stevas is no longer with us
Born 18 May 1929  (Leicester, England)

Died 2 March 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former MP & a member of Margaret Thatcher's first cabinet.
[Picture of Norman St John Stevas]


St. Clement, Pam
Born 12 May 1942  (Harrow on the Hill, England)
Actress whose 25 year stint as "Fat Pat" Butcher in 'Eastenders' finished late last year.
[Picture of Pam St. Clement]


St. John, Jill
Born 19 August 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, remembered for her role as Tiffany Case in the Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Jill St. John]


Stallone, Jackie
Born 29 November 1921  (Washington, DC, USA)
Bonkers mother of Sylvester Stallone who claims that she's a psychic, believes that dogs can predict the future, and tells fibs about her age (she was born in 1921, but she says 1934, which would have made her 12 when Sly was born).
[Picture of Jackie Stallone]


Stamp, Dennis
Born 17 February 1946  (place of birth unknown)
Wrestler known as the "Tulsa Tornado".
[Picture of Dennis Stamp]


Stamp, Terence
Born 22 July 1939  (Stepney, London, England)
Actor, once an "Angry Young Man" of British cinema, now one of its respected elder statesmen. After his relationship to Jean Shrimpton dissolved, Stamp moved to India and became a Hindu hermit for some years, before returning to acting.
[Picture of Terence Stamp]


Stan, Alexandra
Born 10 June 1989  (Constanta, Romania)
Romanian pop singer.
[Picture of Alexandra Stan]


Staples, Mavis
Born 10 July 1939  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
R&B singer with family group The Staple Singers.
[Picture of Mavis Staples]


Stapleton, Jean (Died in 2013)
Born 19 January 1923  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress - Edith Bunker on 'All in the Family'.
[Picture of Jean Stapleton]


Stardust, Alvin
Born 27 September 1942  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Glove-wearing '70s pop star, born Bernard William Jewry. Was married to Liza Goddard. Later found God.
[Picture of Alvin Stardust]


Stark, Graham
Born 20 January 1922  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
English comic actor, a supporting foil to numerous comic legends over the last 40-50 years.
[Picture of Graham Stark]


Stark, Koo
Born 26 April 1956  (New York, New York, USA)
American actress, model and photographer, born Kathleen Dee-Anne Norris. Had a part in 'Star Wars', but it was cut from the final version, and she ended up in a couple of soft-porn films. Her real fame came from a relationship with Prince Andrew; the media duly had a field day with the fact that Andy's bird was a porn star.
[Picture of Koo Stark]


Starr, Freddie
Born 9 January 1943  (Huyton, Liverpool, England)
"Singer", "comedian" and "impressionist" according to his PR blurb. All most people will remember him for is his hamster-eating antics, which he still denies. Arrested in 2012 over allegations of sexual abuse of under-age girls following the sensational Jimmy Savile revelations.
[Picture of Freddie Starr]


Starr, Ringo
Born 7 July 1940  (Liverpool, England)
The Beatles' drummer and Thomas The Tank Engine's narrator. Real name Richard Starkey.
[Picture of Ringo Starr]


Steele, Barbara
Born 29 December 1937  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Actress specialising in horror films.
[Picture of Barbara Steele]


Steele, George
Born 16 April 1937  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Wrestler, known as "The Animal".
[Picture of George Steele]


Steele, Tommy
Born 17 December 1936  (Bermondsey, London, England)
British entertainer, born Thomas Hicks. He enjoyed massive success with a singing career in the 1950s, before moving into acting in the 1960s.
[Picture of Tommy Steele]


Steele-Bodger, Micky
Born 4 September 1925  (Tamworth, England)
Former Harlequins and England rugby union international.
[Picture of Micky Steele-Bodger]


Steinem, Gloria
Born 25 March 1934  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Feminist, journalist & former magazine publisher.
[Picture of Gloria Steinem]


Stella, Frank
Born 12 May 1936  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Abstract/minimalist painter.
[Picture of Frank Stella]


Stern, Howard
Born 12 January 1954  (New York, New York, USA)
American radio DJ, often described as a "shock jock" due to his cutting-edge humour. Has branched out into other fields now, including business.
[Picture of Howard Stern]


Stevens, "Tiger" Tim
Born 4 February 1952  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Veteran Scottish disc jockey.
[Picture of


Stevens, John Paul
Born 20 April 1920  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The oldest and longest-serving member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
[Picture of John Paul Stevens]


Stevens, Julie
Born 20 December 1936  (Prestwich, England)
Actress, best known for her appearances on 'Play School'.
[Picture of Julie Stevens]


Stevens, Kirk
Born 17 August 1958  (Ontario, Canada)
Snooker player, whose career never recovered after he admitted he took cocaine.
[Picture of Kirk Stevens]


Stevens, Risë (Died in 2013)
Born 11 June 1913  (New York City, New York, USA)
Opera singer, hugely popular in the 1940s & 1950s.
[Picture of Risë Stevens]


Stevens, Shakin'
Born 4 March 1948  (Ely, Cardiff, Wales)
Welsh Elvis lookalike who had a string of hits in the 1980s with 'This Ole House', 'Green Door', 'Oh Julie' and others. Well respected for once attacking Richard Madeley on live TV.
[Picture of Shakin' Stevens]


Stevens, Warren
Born 2 November 1919  (Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA)
American actor, best known for his role as 'Doc' Ostrow in 'Forbidden Planet'. Died in March 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Warren Stevens]


Stevenson, Ronald
Born 6 March 1928  (Blackburn, Lancashire, England)
British composer.
[Picture of Ronald Stevenson]


Stevenson, William
Date and place of birth unknown
Songwriter and producer for Motown records in the 1960s.
[Picture of William Stevenson]


Steve-O, (comedian)
Born 13 June 1974  (Wimbledon, London, England)
'Jackass' prankster, born in England to American & Canadian parents. Real name Steven Gilchrist Glover.
[Picture of (comedian) Steve-O]


Stewart, Ed
Born 23 April 1941  (Exmouth, Devon, England)
Known as "Stewpot" to millions of children as one of the hosts of 'Crackerjack!' Former DJ as well.
[Picture of Ed Stewart]


Stewart, Jackie
Born 11 June 1939  (Milton, West Dumbartonshire, Scotland)
Scottish racing driver, three time F1 World Champion & later a team owner in the sport.
[Picture of Jackie Stewart]


Stewart, Mary
Born 17 September 1916  (Sunderland, England)
Writer of mainly fantasy/sci-fi books, but sometimes dabbles in crime fiction too.
[Picture of Mary Stewart]


Stewart, Sean
Born 1 September 1980  (Holmby Hills, California, USA)
Son of Rod. Reality TV "star" and layabout.
[Picture of Sean Stewart]


Stewart, William G.
Born 15 July 1935  (Habrough, Lincolnshire, England)
TV producer & director, but best remembered as the austere presenter of dreary Channel 4 quiz show 'Fifteen to One'.
[Picture of William G. Stewart]


Stiles, Nobby
Born 18 May 1942  (Collyhurst, Greater Manchester, England)
Tenacious midfielder for England and Manchester United, part of the legendary 1966 World Cup winning side.
[Picture of Nobby Stiles]


Stilgoe, Richard
Born 28 March 1943  (Camberley, Surrey, England)
Musician & lyricist, who puts clever or funny wordplay into song. Often seen on 'Countdown', but used to be on 'That's Life!'.
[Picture of Richard Stilgoe]


Stiller, Jerry
Born 8 July 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Comedian & actor, father of Ben & perhaps best known for his role in 'Seinfeld'.
[Picture of Jerry Stiller]


Stills, Stephen
Born 3 January 1945  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
American guitarist - one quarter of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who has had a successful solo career as well.
[Picture of Stephen Stills]


Stine, R. L.
Born 8 October 1943  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Author, best known for his 'Goosebumps' series. R. L. = Robert Lawrence
[Picture of R. L. Stine]


Stobbs, Alex
Born 30 January 1990  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Musician with cystic fibrosis who became the subject of a Channel 4 documentary 'A Boy called Alex' in 2008.
[Picture of Alex Stobbs]


Stokes, J.B.
Date and place of birth unknown
Staff Sergeant with Easy Company, the parachute infantry regiment featured in the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of J.B. Stokes]


Stoller, Mike
Born 13 March 1933  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Songwriter of many a hit single with the late Jerry Lieber.
[Picture of Mike Stoller]


Stone, Michael
Born 2 April 1955  (England)
Loyalist paramilitary, jailed in 2008 for the attempted murder of Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams, despite his claims that it was "performance art".
[Picture of Michael Stone]


Stone, Sly
Born 15 March 1943  (Denton, Texas, USA)
American musician - the main vocalist for soul/funk group Sly & The Family Stone.
[Picture of Sly Stone]


Storaro, Vittorio
Born 24 June 1940  (Rome, Italy)
Italian cinematographer, known for his work with film directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Francis Ford Coppola.
[Picture of Vittorio Storaro]


Storm, Tempest
Born 29 February 1928  (Eastman, Georgia, USA)
Actress, stripper & burlesque performer.
[Picture of Tempest Storm]


Strachan, Gordon
Born 9 February 1957  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Fiery former footballer. Recently sacked as Middlesbrough manager.
[Picture of Gordon Strachan]


Strahl, Chuck
Born 25 February 1957  (New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian government minister, diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2005, but still became Minister of Agriculture a year later after being re-elected to parliament.
[Picture of Chuck Strahl]


Strassman, Marcia
Born 28 April 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)
[Picture of Marcia Strassman]


Strathie, Lesley Lesley Strathie is no longer with us
Born 24 September 1955  (Stranraer, Scotland)

Died 14 January 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Head of HM Revenue & Customs until her enforced retirement in 2011.
[Picture of Lesley Strathie]


Strauss-Kahn, Dominique
Born 25 April 1949  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Head of the International Monetary Fund from 2007-2011. Resigned after he was charged with sexually assaulting a chamber maid at a hotel. The charges were later dropped.
[Picture of Dominique Strauss-Kahn]


Strawberry, Darryl
Born 12 March 1962  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former baseball player who has had all sorts of problems in his personal life, not to mention with drugs and colon cancer.
[Picture of Darryl Strawberry]


Streep, Meryl
Born 22 June 1949  (Summit, New Jersey, USA)
Multiple Oscar-winning actress.
[Picture of Meryl Streep]


Stride, John
Born 11 July 1936  (London, England)
English actor, star of 1970s legal drama 'The Main Chance'.
[Picture of John Stride]


Strieber, Whitley
Born 13 June 1945  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Horror novelist.
[Picture of Whitley Strieber]


Stringfellow, Peter
Born 17 October 1940  (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)
Britain's most famous nightclub owner, often lampooned for his hairstyle and dress sense.
[Picture of Peter Stringfellow]


Stritch, Elaine
Born 2 February 1925  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Irish-American actress & singer, mostly on stage or, during the 1970s at least, on British TV.
[Picture of Elaine Stritch]


Strohl, Roderick
Date and place of birth unknown
Sergeant with the 506th PIR, the so-called "Easy " Company, that fought in World War 2 and depicted in the book/TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Roderick Strohl]


Strong, Geoff (Died in 2013)
Born 19 September 1937  (Kirkheaton, Northumberland, England)
Versatile former Liverpool and Arsenal footballer.
[Picture of Geoff Strong]


Stynes, Jim Jim Stynes is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1966  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)

Died 20 March 2012  (Melbourne, Australia)

Age at death: 45  (read death notice)
Irish-born Australian rules footballer and businessman.
[Picture of Jim Stynes]


Suarez, Adolfo
Born 25 September 1932  (Madrid, Spain)
Former Prime Minister of Spain, the first one post-Franco.
[Picture of Adolfo Suarez]


Suarez Miramontes, Luis
Born 2 May 1935  (A Coruña, Galicia, Spain)
Former Barcelona, Internazionale and Spain international footballer. European footballer of the year in 1960.
[Picture of Luis Suarez Miramontes]


Suart, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Blackpool FC player and manager. Also briefly took the helm at Chelsea FC. Born 1920.
[Picture of Ron Suart]


Suchet, David
Born 2 May 1946  (London, England)
Actor brother of newscaster John Suchet. Star of 'Poirot'
[Picture of David Suchet]


Suerth, Jr., Herbert J.
Born 28 October 1924  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
One of the younger members of the "Easy Company" parachute regiment immportalised in TV's 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Herbert J. Suerth, Jr.]


Sugar, Bert Bert Sugar is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1937  (Washington, DC, USA)

Died 25 March 2012  (Mount Kisco, New York)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
US boxing author, journalist & publisher.
[Picture of Bert Sugar]


Suleimani, Qassem
Born 11 March 1957  (Qom, Iran)
Iranian military commander.
[Picture of Qassem Suleimani]


Supha, Luang Phu (Died in 2013)
Born in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand  (exact date unknown)
Buddhist monk who claims to be the oldest man in the World.
[Picture of Luang Phu Supha]


Sutcliffe, Peter
Born 2 June 1946  (Bingley, West Yorkshire, England)
The notorious Yorkshire Ripper, imprisoned for life in 1981 for murdering 13 women and leaving 7 others for dead over the previous 6 years.
[Picture of Peter Sutcliffe]


Sutcliffe, Rick
Born 21 June 1956  (Independence, Missouri, USA)
Former US baseball pitcher.
[Picture of Rick Sutcliffe]


Sutherland, Donald
Born 17 July 1935  (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Canadian actor, often in kooky, offbeat roles. Father of '24' actor, Keifer.
[Picture of Donald Sutherland]


Sutton, Luke
Born 4 October 1976  (Keynsham, Somerset, England)
Retired English cricketer.
[Picture of Luke Sutton]


Suzuki, Seijun
Born 24 May 1923  (Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film and TV director and actor.
[Picture of Seijun Suzuki]


Swan, Peter
Born 6 October 1936  (South Elmsall, Yorkshire, England)
Former footballer with Sheffield Wednesday who's career was destroyed by a betting scandal in 1964.
[Picture of Peter Swan]


Swarbrick, Dave
Born 5 April 1941  (New Malden, Surrey, England)
Fiddle player with Fairport Convention. Erroneously reported dead by the Daily Telegraph in 1999, and had a double lung transplant 5 years later.
[Picture of Dave Swarbrick]


Swartzwelder, John
Born 8 February 1949  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Reclusive author of the majority of episodes of 'The Simpsons' until it's 15th season. Now a novelist.
[Picture of John Swartzwelder]


Sweeney, Jim
Born 7 May 1955  (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)
Comedian and actor, known for his double act with Steve Steen and as part of the improvisation team The Comedy Store Players. Now suffers from multiple sclerosis.
[Picture of Jim Sweeney]


Swit, Loretta
Born 4 November 1937  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, mainly on television - best remembered for her role in 'M*A*S*H' as "Hot Lips" Houlihan.
[Picture of Loretta Swit]


Sykes, Eric Eric Sykes is no longer with us
Born 4 May 1923  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)

Died 4 July 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Comic actor who has also written and directed a number of silent films (most recently 'The Big Freeze' in 1993, in which he starred alongside Bob Hoskins ). Like numerous other comics of his generation, he started out by entertaining the troops during World War II. Those glasses he wears aren't for his eyesight - apparently they serve only to disguise a bone-conduction hearing aid.
[Picture of Eric Sykes]


Syms, Sylvia
Born 6 January 1934  (Woolwich, London, England)
Veteran actress, whose spectacular loss of her good looks worked well in her favour in later years.
[Picture of Sylvia Syms]


Szymborska, Wislawa Wislawa Szymborska is no longer with us
Born 2 July 1923  (Kornik, Poland)

Died 1 February 2012  (Kraków, Poland)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Polish poet, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996.
[Picture of Wislawa Szymborska]

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