Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: G


G, Gina
Born 3 August 1970  (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Sang a very catchy Eurovision tune "Oh Ah, just a little bit, oh ah a little bit more" - she has to hope the aah doesn't become aarggh
[Picture of Gina 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, 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]


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


Gainsbourg, Charlotte
Born 21 July 1971  (London, England)
Daughter of the late singer Serge, Charlotte is a singer in her own right, as well as an actress.
[Picture of Charlotte Gainsbourg]


Galabru, Michel
Born 27 October 1922  (Safi, Morocco)
Veteran French actor.
[Picture of Michel Galabru]


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, France
Born 9 October 1947  (Paris, France)
French Yé-yé and pop singer.
[Picture of France Gall]


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


Gallagher, Frankie
Date and place of birth unknown
Spokesperson for the loyalist Ulster Political Research Group.
[Picture of Frankie Gallagher]


Gallagher, Leo
Born 24 July 1946  (Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA)
AKA Gallagher, American prop comedian, who is famous for smashing watermelons!
[Picture of Leo Gallagher]


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]


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]


Gannascoli, Joseph R.
Born 15 February 1959  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Rotund actor in 'The Sopranos', who also is a restauranter.
[Picture of Joseph R. Gannascoli]


Garavito, Luis
Born 25 January 1957  (Génova, Quindío, Colombia)
Colombian serial killer who admitted to the rape and murder of 147 young boys in 1999 for which he received a sentence of just 22 years.
[Picture of Luis Garavito]


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]


Garland, Seán
Born 7 March 1934  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Member of the original Irish Republican Army before it changed to the Workers Party, which he became president of in 2000.
[Picture of Seán Garland]


Garner, James
Born 7 April 1928  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)
TV and film actor who specialised in playing cowboys, sheriffs and detectives, most notably in 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files'. His real surname is Bumgarner, but for some reason he dropped the first syllable when he became famous.
[Picture of James Garner]


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


Garrett, 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]


Garza, Héctor
Born 12 June 1969  (Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico)
Mexican professional wrestler who retired late in 2012.
[Picture of Héctor Garza]


Gascoigne, Paul
Born 27 May 1967  (Gateshead, Co Durham, England)
Flawed genius of the football field, who played for Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and of course England, when he wasn't busy boozing and/or crying. On and off the wagon constantly.
[Picture of Paul Gascoigne]


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


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


Gates, Roy Paul
Born 25 July 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)
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'. Died in February 2013 but on obit.
[Picture of Roy Paul Gates]


Gaudette, Sister Cecilia
Born 25 March 1902  (Manchester, New Hampshire, USA)
American-born nun, now resident in Rome who decided to vote in the 2008 US Presiential election, 52 years after the last time.
[Picture of Sister Cecilia Gaudette]


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


Gayson, Eunice
Born 17 March 1928  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Actress, Sylvia Trench in James Bond - who was the girlfriend to Bond in the first two movies of the franchise.
[Picture of Eunice Gayson]


Gbowee, Leymah
Born 1 February 1972  (Liberia)
Liberian peace activist and as far as I know not a professional wrestler in the WWF…
[Picture of Leymah Gbowee]


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]


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, Barry
Born 15 April 1960  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Accused, but subsquently cleared of killing TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
[Picture of Barry George]


George, Bobby
Born 16 February 1945  (Manor Park, East London, England)
Cockney darts player. The only person in the world who wears more jewellery than Jimmy Savile or Michael Carroll.
[Picture of Bobby George]


George, Boy
Born 14 June 1961  (Eltham, Kent, England)
Cross-dressing lead singer of Culture Club and later solo artist, born George Alan O'Dowd.
[Picture of Boy George]


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


George, 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 Jack Germond is no longer with us
Born 30 January 1928  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 14 August 2013  (Charles Town, West Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Veteran U.S. political journalist.
[Picture of Jack Germond]


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]


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]


Ghini, Massimo
Born 12 October 1954  (Rome, Italy)
Italian actor.
[Picture of Massimo Ghini]


Gibb, Barbara
Born 2 November 1920  (Manchester, England)
Mother of Bee Gees Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
[Picture of Barbara Gibb]


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


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


Gibson, Hutton
Born 26 August 1918  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Father of Mel Gibson. Also a religious writer & activist.
[Picture of Hutton 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, Frank
Born 16 August 1930  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
American football player for the New York Giants, who later became a broadcaster.
[Picture of Frank 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]


Giles, Ashley
Born 19 March 1973  (Chertsey, Surrey, England)
Former test cricketer for England.
[Picture of Ashley Giles]


Gillespie, Robert
Born 9 November 1933  (Lille, France)
Veteran actor on British TV, in comic and serious roles. In recent years, he returned to his first love of the stage.
[Picture of Robert Gillespie]


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) (footballer) Gilmar is no longer with us
Born 22 August 1930  (Santos, Brazil)

Died 25 August 2013  (São Paulo, Brazil)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Born Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Gimar kept goal for Brazil in the 1958 and 1962 FIFA World Cups.
[Picture of (footballer) Gilmar]


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]


Girard, Rémy
Born 10 August 1950  (Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada)
Actor in both French and English speaking TV & film.
[Picture of Rémy Girard]


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]


Glaser, Paul Michael
Born 25 March 1943  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, Starsky of 'Starsky and Hutch' fame.
[Picture of Paul Michael Glaser]


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


Gleason, Steve
Born 19 March 1977  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Former American footballer, who is now suffering from ALS.
[Picture of Steve Gleason]


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


Glenn, Scott
Born 26 January 1941  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Film actor, has been in 'Hunt for Red October' and 'Silence of the Lambs'.
[Picture of Scott Glenn]


Glitter, Gary
Born 8 May 1944  (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England)
1970s glam rocker who was jailed in 1999 for possession of hardcore child porn. "Do you wanna be in my gang?" Er...we'll give it a miss, thanks, Gary.
[Picture of Gary Glitter]


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


Glover, Bruce
Born 2 May 1932  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor - played the camp assassin Mr Wint in the 1971 James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Bruce Glover]


Glover, John John Glover is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 25 March 2013  (Liverpool, England)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Terminally ill Hillsborough campaigner, whose son died in the 1989 disaster. Born 1940.
[Picture of John Glover]


Glover, Julian
Born 27 March 1935  (London, England)
Reknowned actor who's appeared on stage, screen and tv and is an aluminous of the 'Star Wars, 'James Bond' and 'Doctor Who' series.
[Picture of Julian Glover]


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 Bob Godfrey is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1921  (West Maitland, Australia)

Died 22 February 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Göncz, Árpád
Born 10 February 1922  (Budapest, Hungary )
President of Hungary between 1990-2000.
[Picture of Árpád Göncz]


González, José Froilán José Froilán González is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1922  (Arrecifes, Buenos Aries, Argentina)

Died 15 June 2013  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Former Formula 1 driver who was the first to win a Grand Prix for the Ferrari team in 1951.
[Picture of José Froilán González]


Gooden, Dwight
Born 16 November 1964  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Former baseball player, whose career was blighted by drug-taking. Since retirement in 2001, he has been in the news for boozing, assault and more drug-related shenanigans.
[Picture of Dwight Gooden]


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


Goodman, Len
Born 25 April 1944  (Bethnal Green, London, England)
Ballroom dancer, best known as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. Known for shouting out "Seven" in a particularly strange way.
[Picture of Len Goodman]


Goodrem, Delta
Born 9 November 1984  (Sydney, Australia)
Yet another member of the Neighbours cast who has inexplicably ended up as a pop star. Reported in August 2003 to be receiving treatment for Hodgkin's Disease, a form of cancer which has a 90% survival rate.
[Picture of Delta Goodrem]


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,
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


Goram, Andy
Born 13 April 1964  (Bury, England)
Fat keeper for Scotland and Rangers, Oldham and the mighty Elgin City.
[Picture of Andy Goram]


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, Norman
Born 6 August 1911  (Boksburg, South Africa)
Former test cricketer for South Africa, the oldest living former test cricketer.
[Picture of Norman Gordon]


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


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


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


Gore, Countess of Arran, Fiona Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1918  (Argyllshire, Scotland)

Died 16 May 2013  (Castle Hill, Devon, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
In 1980 Fiona, Countess of Arran, was the first person to average 100 mph in an offshore boat and in 1981 was awarded the Segrave Trophy.
[Picture of Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran]


Gormé, Eydie Eydie Gormé is no longer with us
Born 16 August 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 10 August 2013  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Singer and chanteuse, one of the pop act Steve and Eydie with her husband Steve Howard.
[Picture of Eydie Gormé]


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


Grady, Mike
Born 6 February 1946  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Best known for playing the henpecked Barry in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Mike Grady]


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, 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, George
Born 30 November 1944  (Bargeddie, Glasgow, Scotland)
Former footballer and bung-taking manager of Arsenal, amongst others.
[Picture of George 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]


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


Granger, Kate
Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Doctor for the elderly at Pinderfields Hospital, who has become more famous for her blog and other charity and media events profiling her fight against terminal cancer. Born 1981.
[Picture of Kate Granger]


Grant, Lee
Born 31 October 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s.
[Picture of Lee Grant]


Grant, Saginaw
Born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, USA  (exact date unknown)
Born 1936. Actor, dancer and campaigner for Native Americans.
[Picture of Saginaw Grant]


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


Gratzner, Matthew
Date and place of birth unknown
Visual effects expert and director in movies and TV.
[Picture of Matthew Gratzner]


Grau, Dieter
Born 24 August 1913  (Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany)
Rocket scientist who later was instrumental in the early days of NASA's space program.
[Picture of Dieter Grau]


Grauman, Walter
Born 17 March 1922  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Movie, TV and stage director, whose is best remembered for directing '633 Squadron'.
[Picture of Walter Grauman]


Gravano, Sammy
Born 12 March 1945  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Mafia boss, currently locked up in a prison in Arizona for his many crimes.
[Picture of Sammy Gravano]


Gravigi de Candia, Maria
Born 3 March 1900  (place of birth unknown)
One of the oldest ladies in the World.
[Picture of Maria Gravigi de Candia]


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


Gray, Coleen
Born 23 October 1922  (Staplehurst, Nevada, USA)
Actress, leading lady in movies in the 1940's and 1950's.
[Picture of Coleen Gray]


Gray, Elspet Elspet Gray is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1929  (Inverness, Scotland)

Died 18 February 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Actress wife of Lord Brian Rix. Featured in such series as 'The Black Adder', 'Fawlty Towers' and 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Elspet 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, 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]


Grech, Prosper
Born 24 October 1925  (Vittoriosa, Malta)
Cardinal of the Church of St. Maria Gorretti.
[Picture of Prosper Grech]


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


Green, Cee Lo
Born 30 March 1974  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Obese singer of Soul, hip hop and R&B music.
[Picture of Cee Lo Green]


Green, Charles
Born 1 May 1953  (Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England)
Former footballer who later became chief executive of Rangers FC, plunging it into the complete mess it's now in.
[Picture of Charles Green]


Green, Peter
Born 29 October 1946  (Bethnal Green, London, England)
Blues guitarist, a founder member of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Peter Green]


Green, Robson
Born 18 December 1964  (Hexham, Northumberland, England)
Blue-eyed actor and singer of Robson and Jerome infamy.
[Picture of Robson 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. Born 1939.
[Picture of Tony Green]


Greenbaum, Norman
Born 20 November 1942  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer - 'Spirit in the Sky'
[Picture of Norman Greenbaum]


Greenberg, Maurice R.
Born 4 May 1925  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former CEO of AIG.
[Picture of Maurice R. Greenberg]


Greene, Jack Jack Greene is no longer with us
Born 7 January 1930  (Maryville, Tennessee, USA)

Died 14 March 2013  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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]


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


Greer, Germaine
Born 29 January 1939  (Melbourne, Australia)
Six-foot tall, tub-thumping feminist Aussie writer, best known for her book 'The Female Eunuch' and her frequent appearances on chat shows, where she tries to make out that she isn't that scary really.
[Picture of Germaine Greer]


Gregg, Harry
Born 25 October 1932  (Tobermore, Northern Ireland)
Legendary ex-Manchester United & Northern Ireland goalkeeper who was a hero in the Munich Disaster, when he saved a number of people from death in the minutes after the plane crash.
[Picture of Harry Gregg]


Gregg, Victor
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Author of 'The Rifleman', a book about his military past. Served in India, Palestine, Norh Africa, Italy and Arnhem. Born 1919.
[Picture of Victor Gregg]


Greider, Carol W
Born 15 April 1961  (San Diego, California, USA)
Molecular biologist who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
[Picture of Carol W Greider]


Greig, Mel
Born 19 September 1982  (Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia)
One of the two DJ's responsible for a prank call that ended up with the suicide of a nurse looking after Kate Middleton whilst the future Queen was in hospital with pregnancy sickness. Greig later went on television all weepy and contrite, but not before she had a makeover and new hairdo.
[Picture of Mel Greig]


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


Grey, Beryl
Born 11 June 1927  (Highgate, London, England)
One of the finest ballerinas Britain had in the 20th Century.
[Picture of Beryl Grey]


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]


Griffith, Emile
Born 3 February 1938  (St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands)
Former welterweight boxing champion.
[Picture of Emile Griffith]


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


Griffiths, Richard Richard Griffiths is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1947  (Thornaby-on-Tees, England)

Died 28 March 2013  (Coventry, England)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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


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


Grosjean, Romain
Born 17 April 1986  (Geneva, Switzerland)
Crash-happy Formula 1 driver.
[Picture of Romain Grosjean]


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]


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]


Gubar, Susan
Born 30 November 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Professor of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University.
[Picture of Susan Gubar]


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]


Gurney, Dan
Born 13 April 1931  (Port Jefferson, New York, USA)
Legendary and hugely popular former Grand Prix and Indy 500 driver.
[Picture of Dan Gurney]


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]


Guzmán, Patricio
Born 11 August 1941  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean documentary film maker.
[Picture of Patricio Guzmán]


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, Jigme
Born in Gansu province, China  (exact date unknown)
Tibetan activist, dissident and former monk, who is imprisoned for "endangering national security" since 1996. Member of the Association of Tibetan Freedom Movement. Born 1961.
[Picture of Jigme Gyatso]


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]


Gysi, Gregor
Born 16 January 1948  (Berlin, Germany)
Leading left-wing German politician. Also Doris Lessing's nephew.
[Picture of Gregor Gysi]

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