Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: M


Maarohanye, Molemo
Born 29 June 1980  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Hip hop artist aka Jub Jub. More like Blub Blub when he killed 4 children, and left 2 brain damaged, drag racing on a public road, completely stoned, in 2010.
[Picture of Molemo Maarohanye]


Macbeth, Peter
Born 2 February 1943  (Marylebone, London, England)
Former member of the soul group The Foundations who was jailed in 2008 for sexual abuse & child porn, despite claiming he was terminally ill.
[Picture of Peter Macbeth]


MacGowan, Shane
Born 25 December 1957  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Dentally challenged singer-songwriter who used to front the Pogues, and latterly the Popes (though recently he went back to the Pogues for a reunion tour). Constantly rumoured to be on the brink of death due to non-stop drinking, smoking and drug-taking.
[Picture of Shane MacGowan]


MacGregor, John
Born 14 February 1937  (London, England)
Conservative cabinet minister in the Thatcher and Major governments.
[Picture of John MacGregor]


Mack, Warner
Born 2 April 1938  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Country music singer and songwriter.
[Picture of Warner Mack]


Mackay, Dave
Born 14 November 1934  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Ex-footballer - member of the Spurs double-winning side of 1960-61 who later managed Derby County to two League Championships in the early/mid '70s. Eventually retired due to health problems, including, unusually, cancer of the lip.
[Picture of Dave Mackay]


Mackay, James
Born 2 July 1927  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Baron Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Chancellor from 1987-1997.
[Picture of James Mackay]


Mackaye, Ian
Born 16 April 1962  (Washington, D.C., USA)
Lead singer of hardcore band Fugazi.
[Picture of Ian Mackaye]


Mackintosh, Margaret
Born in Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Ex-wife of Peter Tobin, the serial killer. She is suffering from cancer. Born 1941.
[Picture of Margaret Mackintosh]


Maclean, Don
Born 11 March 1944  (Birmingham, England)
Not "My My Miss American Pie" but rather "Crackerjack" or more recently he's presented religious programmes.
[Picture of Don Maclean]


MacLeod, Johnny
Born 23 November 1938  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former Arsenal and Aston Villa winger.
[Picture of Johnny MacLeod]


Macnee, Patrick
Born 6 February 1922  (London, England)
Actor - played the suave Steed in 'The Avengers'.
[Picture of Patrick Macnee]


Macpherson, Tommy
Born 4 October 1920  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Businessman, who was highly decorated in World War 2 for his guerilla activities, including a raid on Rommel's HQ.
[Picture of Tommy Macpherson]


Macy, Bill
Born 18 May 1922  (Revere, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, on a host of TV programmes, including 'Maude' for which he is best known (at least in America).
[Picture of Bill Macy]


Madan, Sonya
Born in New Delhi, India  (exact date unknown)
Lead singer of 1990s band Echobelly.
[Picture of Sonya Madan]


Madden, Dave
Born 17 December 1931  (Sarnia, Ontatio, Canada)
Regular TV actor in North America, appeared in The Patridge Family & Alice.
[Picture of Dave Madden]


Madden, John
Born 10 April 1936  (Austin, Minnesota, USA)
Former head coach of the Oakland Raiders (overseeing their victory in Superbowl XI), who has been an NFL commentator on TV for over twenty years. He's also a best-selling sports author who, in a stroke of genius, gave his first book the title "Hey, Wait a Minute, I Wrote a Book!"
[Picture of John Madden]


Madeley, Paul
Born 20 September 1944  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Former Leeds United great, who, sadly seems to be in as much dire straits & ill-health as his former team currently are. Also won 24 caps for England.
[Picture of Paul Madeley]


Madeley, Richard
Born 13 May 1956  (Romford, Essex, England)
Light entertainment and chat show host, often with his wife Judy Finnigan.
[Picture of Richard Madeley]


Madigan, Bernice
Born 24 July 1899  (West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
One of the oldest people in the World.
[Picture of Bernice Madigan]


Madoff, Bernard
Born 29 April 1938  (Queens, New York, USA)
Disgraced former Chairman of NASDAQ, who is accused of committing $50 billion worth of fraud.
[Picture of Bernard Madoff]


Madonna, (singer)
Born 16 August 1958  (Bay City, Michigan, USA)
Singer & actress, a huge influence on music over the last twenty-five years.
[Picture of (singer) Madonna]


Madsen, Michael
Born 25 September 1958  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, normally in tough guy roles, including, memorably, Mr Blond in 'Reservoir Dogs'.
[Picture of Michael Madsen]


Magee, Patrick
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Republican terrorist, jailed for the attempted murder of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Brighton Grand Hotel in 1984. Released as part of the Good Friday Agreement in 1999. Born in 1951.
[Picture of Patrick Magee]


Mahmudi, Baghdadi
Born in Zawiya, Libya  (exact date unknown)
Former Gadaffi lackey and government minister who faces trial now he's been recaptured and is back in Libya after fleeing to Tunisia. Born 1945.
[Picture of Baghdadi Mahmudi]


Majors, Lee
Born 23 April 1940  (Wyandotte, Michigan, USA)
Actor, born Harvey Lee Yeary, most famous as Colonel Steve Austin, 'The Six Million Dollar Man'.
[Picture of Lee Majors]


Makavejev, Dušan
Born 13 October 1932  (Belgrade, Serbia)
Serbian film director and screenwriter.
[Picture of Dušan Makavejev]


Makk, Károly
Born 22 December 1925  (Berettyoujfalu, Hungary)
Hungarian film director and screenwriter.
[Picture of Károly Makk]


Malarkey, Donald
Born 31 July 1921  (Astoria, Oregon, USA)
Member of "Easy" Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Played by actor Scott Grimes in the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Donald Malarkey]


Mallett, Timmy
Born 18 October 1955  (Hyde, Cheshire, England)
Insanely annoying former presenter of children's TV show 'Wacaday'.
[Picture of Timmy Mallett]


Malone, Dorothy
Born 30 January 1925  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Film actress - 'Written on the Wind', 'The Big Sleep' and more recently, 'Basic Instinct'.
[Picture of Dorothy Malone]


Malone, Tom "Bones"
Born 16 June 1947  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Jazz musician, best known for his trombone playing.
[Picture of Tom


Maloney, Frank
Born 23 January 1953  (Peckham, London, England)
Outspoken boxing promoter, a small man with a very big mouth.
[Picture of Frank Maloney]


Mandan, Robert
Born 2 February 1932  (Clever, Missouri, USA)
Actor in a range of programmes in the US, including 'Soap' and 'All My Children'.
[Picture of Robert Mandan]


Mandel, Johnny
Born 23 November 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Grammy award-winning composer and arranger.
[Picture of Johnny Mandel]


Mandela, Nelson Nelson Mandela is no longer with us
Born 18 July 1918  (Umtata, South Africa)

Died 5 December 2013  (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Leader of the African National Congress, which was outlawed in 1948, when apartheid was legalised in South Africa. He was imprisoned for allegedly being involved in a bomb plot, and spent 27 years inside, before being freed as part of then President F.W. de Klerk's reforms in 1990. Mandela himself became President from 1994-99.
[Picture of Nelson Mandela]


Mandela, Winnie
Born 26 September 1934  (Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa)
The first black First Lady of South Africa, and now estranged wife of Nelson.
[Picture of Winnie Mandela]


Mangeshkar, Lata
Born 28 September 1929  (Indore, India)
Veteran Indian 'playback singer' i.e. one that provides the real Hindi singing which the pretty actresses mime to in Bollywood films.
[Picture of Lata Mangeshkar]


Manilow, Barry
Born 17 June 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Cheesy easy-listening singer with a big nose.
[Picture of Barry Manilow]


Manning, Katy
Born 14 October 1946  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Actress, best known for her role as Dr. Who's companion, Jo Grant from 1971-1973.
[Picture of Katy Manning]


Mansell, Jack
Born 22 August 1927  (Salford, Cheshire, England)
Former Brighton and Portsmouth defender, best remembered for a so-so spell in charge of Reading FC.
[Picture of Jack Mansell]


Mansfield, Jayne Marie
Born 8 November 1950  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Daughter of THE Jayne Mansfield.
[Picture of Jayne Marie Mansfield]


Manson, Charles
Born 12 November 1934  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Infamous leader of a cult called "The Family", which was responsible for several brutal murders in the 1960s. In prison since 1971.
[Picture of Charles Manson]


Manson, Marilyn
Born 5 January 1969  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
Extrovert and quite frankly scary rock singer. Born plain ol' Brian Warner.
[Picture of Marilyn Manson]


Manzon, Robert
Born 12 April 1917  (Marseille, France)
Racing driver, one of the few remaining from the 1940's and 1950's Grand Prix roster of drivers.
[Picture of Robert Manzon]


Mar, Margaret of
Born 19 September 1940  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Scottish countess, elected peer and goats cheesemaker, a cross-bencher in the House of Lords.
[Picture of Margaret of Mar]


Maradona, Diego
Born 30 October 1960  (Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Football genius turned cocaine addict who later managed Argentina to a quarter final spot in the 2010 World Cup.
[Picture of Diego Maradona]


Marcos, Imelda
Born 2 July 1929  (Manila, Philippines)
Former beauty queen, lavish-living, obsessive shoe-collector and widow of former Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos. After his death, she was acquitted of embezzlement in the US, but convicted of the crime of 'graft', whatever that is, in the Philippines.
[Picture of Imelda Marcos]


Maren, Jerry
Born 24 January 1920  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor - kicked off a lengthy film & TV career by playing a Munchkin in the 1939 version of 'The Wizard of Oz'.
[Picture of Jerry Maren]


Margera, Bam
Born 28 September 1979  (West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA)
AKA Brandon Cole Margera - stuntman, daredevil, actor, personality & thrill seeking loony.
[Picture of Bam Margera]


Margera, Phil
Born 13 July 1957  (Concordville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Reality TV star of 'Jackass' and 'Viva La Bam'.
[Picture of Phil Margera]


Mariano, Rob
Born 25 December 1975  (Canton, Massachusetts, USA)
US reality TV show stalwart.
[Picture of Rob Mariano]


Marie, Rose
Born 15 August 1923  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress whose career has been in two distinct halves: firstly as a child in the 1920s, and then as an adult, beginning in the 1940s. Best known for playing the part of Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show". Her real name is Rose Marie Mazzetta, and she is of Italian/Polish extraction.
[Picture of Rose Marie]


Marie Gabriele of Luxembourg, Princess
Born 2 August 1925  (Berg Castle, Luxembourg)
Princess of the Luxembourg Royal Family.
[Picture of Princess Marie Gabriele of Luxembourg]


Marini, Lou
Born 13 May 1945  (Navarre, Ohio, USA)
Saxophonist who appeared in the classic film 'The Blues Brothers'.
[Picture of Lou Marini]


Marjane, Léo
Born 27 August 1912  (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
Veteran jazz and chanson singer, whose career dwindled after WW2. Since 1957, she's been out of music and chose horse breeding instead. Somewhat of a recluse, she has only given one interview in the last 55 years.
[Picture of Léo Marjane]


Markowitz, Harry
Born 24 August 1927  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Economist of the "Chicago School" who won the Nobel Prize in 1990.
[Picture of Harry Markowitz]


Marks, Howard
Born 13 August 1945  (Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Wales)
Former cannabis smuggler turned best-selling author. Also (if only in the opinion of Octopus of Odstock, for it is he who is writing this bio) one of the nicest people it is possible to meet - intelligent, caring, witty and friendly. Not a combination you get much these days, sadly.
[Picture of Howard Marks]


Maron, Monika
Born 3 June 1941  (Berlin, Germany)
Writer from the former East Germany.
[Picture of Monika Maron]


Márquez, Marc
Born 17 February 1993  (Cervera, Spain)
Spanish motorcycle rider.World 125cc champion in 2010.
[Picture of Marc Márquez]


Marqusee, Mike
Born in New York, City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
American anglophile and left-wing writer and activist. The Man In Black recommends his 'Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Inside Kinnock’s Labour Party ' which effectively showed how Labour leader Neil Kinnock sowed the seeds of New Labour, written two years before Tony Blair became leader. Born 1953.
[Picture of Mike Marqusee]


Marriner, Neville
Born 15 April 1924  (Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England)
Conductor, violinist, former conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.
[Picture of Neville Marriner]


Mars, Mick
Born 4 May 1951  (Terre Haute, Indiana, USA)
Skull-faced Mötley Crüe guitarist.
[Picture of Mick Mars]


Marsh, Jean
Born 1 July 1934  (Stoke Newington, London, England)
Actress and co-creator of 'Upstairs Downstairs' and 'The House of Eliot'.
[Picture of Jean Marsh]


Marsh, Jodie
Born 23 December 1978  (Brentwood, Essex, England)
Trashy, plastic, fake, utterly pointless bimbo.
[Picture of Jodie Marsh]


Marshall, Penny
Born 15 October 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress, director and producer still better known as Laverne in 'Laverne and Shirley'.
[Picture of Penny Marshall]


Martel, Arlene
Born 14 April 1936  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Actress, mainly in sci-fi roles, including many roles in 'Star Trek'.
[Picture of Arlene Martel]


Martin, Andra
Born 15 July 1935  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)
Actress, who had a brief leading lady spell in the 1950's, before settling into a long TV career.
[Picture of Andra Martin]


Martin, George
Born 3 January 1926  (London, England)
The Beatles' music producer.
[Picture of George Martin]


Martin, Keith
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Clinically obese man. Born 1969.
[Picture of Keith Martin]


Martinez, Conchita
Born 16 April 1972  (Monzon, Huesca, Aragon, Spain)
Tennis player, Wimbledon Ladies Single Champion in 1994.
[Picture of Conchita Martinez]


Martínez, Orlando
Born 2 September 1944  (Havana, Cuba)
Former Bantamweight boxer, who won the gold medal in the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
[Picture of Orlando Martínez]


Martin-Jenkins, Christopher Christopher Martin-Jenkins is no longer with us
Born 20 January 1945  (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England)

Died 1 January 2013  (Rudgwick, West Sussex, England)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Cricket commentator on 'Test Match Special' since 1973.
[Picture of Christopher Martin-Jenkins]


Martinus, Derek
Born 1 April 1931  (place of birth unknown)
Former 'Doctor Who' director.
[Picture of Derek Martinus]


Marx, Barbara
Born 16 October 1927  (Bosworth, Missouri, USA)
Widow of Frank Sinatra. Was also married to Zeppo Marx. Born 1926.
[Picture of Barbara Marx]


Masloff, Sophie
Born 23 December 1917  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
US politician, Pittsburgh's first and to date only female mayor.
[Picture of Sophie Masloff]


Mason, Angela
Born 9 August 1944  (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)
Civil servant and activist, former director of Stonewall and a current member of Camden Borough Council.
[Picture of Angela Mason]


Mason, Margery
Born 27 September 1913  (Hackney, London, England)
Actress in films & TV roles, perhaps best known for her role in Peak Practice as Alice North.
[Picture of Margery Mason]


Mason, Nick
Born 27 January 1944  (Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England)
Pink Floyd drummer and songwriter, equally well known for his long motorsport career in endurance and rallying events.
[Picture of Nick Mason]


Mason, Roy
Born 18 April 1924  (Royston, South Yorkshire, England)
Former Labour MP & minister, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
[Picture of Roy Mason]


Massa, Eric
Born 16 September 1959  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Former Democrat member of the House of Representatives. Resigned for reasons of health in 2010.
[Picture of Eric Massa]


Massiel, (singer)
Born 2 August 1947  (Madrid, Spain)
Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1968, beating Sir Cliff's Congratulations. Her winning entry was full of deep meaningful lyrics - actually that's a lie, it was called 'La la la'. I wonder how it went?
[Picture of (singer) Massiel]


Massú, Nicolás
Born 10 October 1979  (Vina del Mar, Chile)
Former reasonably successful tennis player from Chile.
[Picture of Nicolás Massú]


Masterson, Ronnie
Born 4 April 1926  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Actress and widow of actor Ray McAnally.
[Picture of Ronnie Masterson]


Masur, Kurt
Born 8 July 1927  (Brieg, Lower Silesia)
Music conductor.
[Picture of Kurt Masur]


Mathis, Johnny
Born 30 September 1935  (Gilmer, Texas, USA)
Easy-listening musician. Had the Xmas No 1 of 1976 with 'When A Child is Born'. Your granny's probably got his Greatest Hits album in the attic.
[Picture of Johnny Mathis]


Matkovic, Draga
Born 4 November 1907  (Zagreb, Croatia)
Croatian-born German classical pianist. Died in July 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Draga Matkovic]


Matthew, Brian
Born 17 September 1928  (Coventry, Warwickshire, England)
BBC radio presenter, host of the 'Sounds of the Sixties' show since 1990.
[Picture of Brian Matthew]


Matthews, Francis
Born 2 September 1927  (York, England)
Actor, the voice of 'Captain Scarlet' in the 1960s TV series. Also collaborated with Morecambe and Wise.
[Picture of Francis Matthews]


May, Elaine
Born 21 April 1932  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Oscar-nominated screenwriter and wife of film director Stanley Donen.
[Picture of Elaine May]


Mayall, John
Born 29 November 1933  (Macclesfield, England)
Pioneering blues artist who encouraged the likes of Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac in the "Blues Boom" of the late 60s. Perhaps the most notable Rock musician to come out of Macclesfield after Ian Curtis...
[Picture of John Mayall]


Mayhew, Peter
Born 19 May 1944  (Barnes, London, England)
Actor, whose only main role as been a hugely popular one - that of Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films.
[Picture of Peter Mayhew]


Maynard, Bill
Born 8 October 1928  (Heath End, Farnham, Surrey, England)
Comic actor who played Selwyn in the sitcom 'Oh No! It's Selwyn Froggit' and Claude Greengrass in the soporific TV drama 'Heartbeat'. After leaving the series due to a stroke suffered while filming, he returned to play the same character in the equally gentle spin-off 'The Royal'.
[Picture of Bill Maynard]


Mayröcker, Friederike
Born 20 December 1924  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian poet.
[Picture of Friederike Mayröcker]


Mbeki, Epainette
Born 1 February 1916  (Mount Fletcher, Drakensburg, South Africa)
Mother of former South African President, Thabo Mbeki & was a former political activist herself, along with her late husband, Govan.
[Picture of Epainette Mbeki]


McAfee, John
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Computer programmer and developer of the MacAfee anti-virus which plugs it's wares in an ironically viral sort of way. Deported from Guatemala to the USA in 2012 on suspicion of murder. Born 1945.
[Picture of John McAfee]


McAlpine, Alistair
Born 14 May 1942  (Hampshire, England)
Businessman & general toff, former treasurer for the Conservative Party. Not a paedophile, right?
[Picture of Alistair McAlpine]


McCain, John
Born 29 April 1936  (Coco Solo, Panama)
Vietnam veteran who went on to become a US Senator and invent oven chips. Probably.
[Picture of John McCain]


McCain, Roberta
Born 7 February 1912  (Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA)
Mother of defeated 2008 US election hopeful & Senator, John.
[Picture of Roberta McCain]


McCall, C. W.
Born 15 November 1928  (Audubon, Iowa, USA)
Country musician who had a massive hit with 'Convoy' in 1976.
[Picture of C. W. McCall]


McCall, Davina
Born 16 October 1967  (Wimbledon, London, England)
Complete fruit loop, but strangely successful TV presenter, who despite her age, acts as if she is 17. Also has the annoying habit of SHOUTING AT THE END OF THE SENTENCE NO MATTER WHAT THE SUBJECT!
[Picture of Davina McCall]


McCallum, David
Born 19 September 1933  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Actor, best known as Illya Kuyakin in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and Steel in spooky 80s series 'Sapphire & Steel'.
[Picture of David McCallum]


McCartney, Paul
Born 18 June 1942  (Liverpool, England)
Younger of the 2 surviving Beatles.
[Picture of Paul McCartney]


McCoist, Ally
Born 24 September 1962  (Bellshill, Scotland)
Current Rangers FC manager, former player for them and Scotland. Also a godawful team captain and TV personality on 'A Question of Sport'.
[Picture of Ally McCoist]


McColgan, Liz
Born 24 May 1964  (Dundee, Tayside, Scotland)
Long distance and marathon runner, whose finest moment came in 1991, when she won World Championship Gold in Tokyo. Daughter is also an athlete.
[Picture of Liz McColgan]


McColl, Iain Iain McColl is no longer with us
Born 27 January 1954  (Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland)

Died 5 July 2013  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
Scottish actor, best remembered as Dodie in 'Rab C Nesbitt'.
[Picture of Iain McColl]


McCourt, Richard
Born 12 August 1976  (Sheffield, England)
Actor and TV presenter, the 'Dick' of 'Dick and Dom' fame.
[Picture of Richard McCourt]


McCowen, Alec
Born 26 May 1925  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Actor, the third to play 'Q' in James Bond, albeit in 'Never Say Never Again'.
[Picture of Alec McCowen]


McCoy, Sylvester
Born 20 August 1943  (Dunoon, Scotland)
Actor, best remembered for his role as the 7th Doctor Who.
[Picture of Sylvester McCoy]


McCrae, Gwen
Born 21 December 1943  (Penascola, Florida, USA)
R&B singer, best known for her 1975 hit, 'Rocking Chair'.
[Picture of Gwen McCrae]


McCririck, John
Born 17 April 1940  (Surbiton, Surrey, England)
Fat, outspoken horseracing pundit with a strange home life.
[Picture of John McCririck]


McCullough, Billy
Born 27 July 1935  (Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland)
Former Arsenal and Northern Ireland international footballer.
[Picture of Billy McCullough]


McCullough, Henry
Born 21 July 1943  (Portstewart, Northern Ireland)
Guitarist, and singer, probably most famous until 2012 for being in Wings. Had a heart-attack in 2012, and although he was seriously ill, he is recovering. The BBC, however, killed him off with a news report and obituary.
[Picture of Henry McCullough]


McCurry, Mike
Born 4 June 1964  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Former referee who controversially denied Dundee United a penalty and a goal in a crucial match versus Rangers, which was the final straw in a number of pro-Rangers decisions. It later turned out he was a Rangers fan. An accountant, he quit both roles afterwards.
[Picture of Mike McCurry]


McDonald, Michael
Born 12 February 1952  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Singer with Steely Dan, or more famously, The Doobie Brothers.
[Picture of Michael McDonald]


McDonald, The Most Rev Kevin
Born 18 August 1947  (Stoke-on-Trent, England)
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark from 2003 to 2009.
[Picture of The Most Rev Kevin McDonald]


McDonald, Trevor
Born 16 August 1939  (Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies)
Recently-retired ITN newsreader. Once reckoned by Viz comic to be the news anchorman most able to take his beer, in complete contrast to the lightweight Nicholas Witchell.
[Picture of Trevor McDonald]


McDowell, Malcolm
Born 13 June 1943  (Leeds, England)
Actor who played the iconic Mick Travis in a trilogy of Lindsay Anderson films in the 60s, 70s and 80s before playing the villian in a succession of low rent films. You're way better than that, Malcolm...
[Picture of Malcolm McDowell]


McEnery, John
Born 1 November 1943  (Birmingham, England)
English stage and film actor.
[Picture of John McEnery]


McEnery, Peter
Born 21 February 1940  (Walsall, England)
Actor who played Mr. Sloan in the film version of Joe Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloan'.
[Picture of Peter McEnery]


McEnroe, John
Born 16 February 1959  (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Enfant terrible of tennis in the 1970's, who became an elder terrible, before settling down as a broadcaster and commentator.
[Picture of John McEnroe]


Mcgeough, Gerry
Born in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Born 1958. Former member of the IRA who is now an activist, recently released from jail after serving a spell for attempted murder.
[Picture of Gerry Mcgeough]


McGraw, Phil
Born 1 September 1950  (Vinita, Oklahoma, USA)
Better known as Dr. Phil, TV host, author, agony uncle and psychologist.
[Picture of Phil McGraw]


McGuinness, Judith
Date and place of birth unknown
Hmmm, curious one this. The only solid info I could find on this cancer-afflicted mother-of-two was from the Daily Mail one week after this team was sent! Must be inside information...
[Picture of Judith McGuinness]


McGuinness, Martin
Born 23 May 1950  (Derry, Nothern Ireland)
Former hard-line terrorist, who has transcended, almost in the blink of an eye to become a respected, high ranking politician.
[Picture of Martin McGuinness]


McGuinness, Paddy
Born 14 August 1973  (Bolton, Lancashire, England)
Comedian, presenter of 'Take Me Out'. Let the Coffin see the Dodger!
[Picture of Paddy McGuinness]


McKagan, Duff
Born 5 February 1964  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Bassist for rock bands Guns 'n Roses and Velvet Revolver.
[Picture of Duff McKagan]


McKellen, Ian
Born 25 May 1939  (Burnley, Lancashire, England)
Shakespearean actor type.
[Picture of Ian McKellen]


McKenzie, Julia
Born 17 February 1941  (Enfield, Middlesex, England)
Actress who has initial success in the 1980s with the sitcom 'Fresh Fields'. Now the latest Miss Marple.
[Picture of Julia McKenzie]


McKuen, Rod
Born 29 April 1933  (Oakland, California, USA)
Singer/songwriter, composer & poet. Probably the most famous hit he has penned is 'Love's Been Good To Me'.
[Picture of Rod McKuen]


McLaglen, Andrew
Born 28 July 1920  (London, England)
Actor turned film director. Directed 'The Wild Geese' in 1978 amongst others.
[Picture of Andrew McLaglen]


McLeod, Murdo
Born 24 September 1958  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Former Celtic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder, who survived a heart-attack in 2010.
[Picture of Murdo McLeod]


McLetchie, David David McLetchie is no longer with us
Born 6 August 1952  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 12 August 2013  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Scottish MP, Member of the Scottish Conservative Party.
[Picture of David McLetchie]


McLintock, Frank
Born 28 December 1939  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Legendary former Arsenal captain, who also played for QPR.
[Picture of Frank McLintock]


McMahon, Thomas
Born in Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish terrorist, convicted of the murder by bombing of Lord Mountbatten in 1979. Born 1948.
[Picture of Thomas McMahon]


McMahon, Vince
Born 24 August 1945  (Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA)
Professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, and TV commentator on, er, wrestling.
[Picture of Vince McMahon]


McManners, Kathleen
Born 6 July 1901  (England)
One of the oldest people in Britain. Died in September 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Kathleen McManners]


McManus, Mick Mick McManus is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1920  (New Cross, London, England)

Died 22 May 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Wrestler, a top star in the early days of televised wrestling.
[Picture of Mick McManus]


McNee, David
Born 23 March 1925  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1977 to 1982, presiding over the Brixton riots and the Scarman report.
[Picture of David McNee]


McNeice, Ian
Born 2 October 1950  (Basingstoke, Hampshire, England)
Actor, a regular on TV, radio & film. Perhaps best known for playing Bert in 'Doc Martin' and Hardcourt in the classic 1980s thriller 'Edge of Darkness'.
[Picture of Ian McNeice]


McNeill, Billy
Born 2 March 1940  (Bellshill, Scotland)
Legendary former Celtic player and manager.
[Picture of Billy McNeill]


McParland, Peter
Born 25 April 1934  (Newry, Down, Northern Ireland)
Former Aston Villa and Northern Ireland international footballer. Scored both goals in the Villa's FA Cup victory over Manchester United in 1957.
[Picture of Peter McParland]


McPartland, Marian Marian McPartland is no longer with us
Born 21 March 1918  (Slough, Berkshire, England)

Died 20 August 2013  (Long Island, New York, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Acclaimed jazz musician & pianist.
[Picture of Marian McPartland]


McQueen, Gordon
Born 26 June 1952  (Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland)
Former Leeds United and Manchester United central defender.
[Picture of Gordon McQueen]


McQuiston, Billy
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
High ranking member of the Ulster Defence Association who spent more than 12 years in the Maze prison in the 1980s. Born 1958.
[Picture of Billy McQuiston]


McTaggart, Richard
Born 15 October 1935  (Dundee, Scotland)
Former boxer, won Gold in the lightweight division in the 1956 Olympic Games for Great Britain & followed that up with a bronze medal 4 years later.
[Picture of Richard McTaggart]


Meadowcroft, Jim
Born 15 December 1946  (Bacup, Lancashire, England)
Former professional snooker player and commentator.
[Picture of Jim Meadowcroft]


Meadows, Jayne
Born 27 September 1920  (Wuchang, China)
American film actress, and widow of TV star Steve Allen.
[Picture of Jayne Meadows]


Meara, Anne
Born 20 September 1929  (Queens, New York, USA)
Actress & comedienne, in TV & films & often on US panel shows.
[Picture of Anne Meara]


Medicine Crow, Joe
Born 27 October 1913  (Lodge Grass, Montana, USA)
Native American historian
[Picture of Joe Medicine Crow]


Medina, Lina
Born 27 September 1933  (Paurange, Peru)
The youngest human ever to give birth, delivering a healthy baby boy at the amazing age of 5 years and 7 months in May 1939.
[Picture of Lina Medina]


Medley, Bill
Born 19 September 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer with the Righteous Brothers before teaming up with Jennifer Warnes with 'I'm Having The Time of My Life', made famous by the hit film 'Dirty Dancing' in 1987.
[Picture of Bill Medley]


Medwin, Michael
Born 18 July 1923  (London, England)
British film actor/producer.
[Picture of Michael Medwin]


Meese, Edwin
Born 2 December 1931  (Oakland, California, USA)
US Attorney General under Ronald Reagan.
[Picture of Edwin Meese]


Mehsud, Hakimullah Hakimullah Mehsud is no longer with us
Born in Jandola, South Wazirstan, Pakistan  (exact date unknown)

Died 1 November 2013  (North Waziristan)

Age at death: 34  (read death notice)
New leader of the Taliban in Northern Pakistan, following the death of Baitullah Mehsud in 2009. Born 1979. Has a $600,000 bounty on his head, so if you're short of cash...
[Picture of Hakimullah Mehsud]


Mehta, Zubin
Born 29 April 1936  (Mumbai, India)
Veteran & well-travelled conductor of classical music.
[Picture of Zubin Mehta]


Meizhen, Luo Luo Meizhen is no longer with us
Born 9 July 1885  (Bama, Guangxi Zhuang Province, China)

Died 9 June 2013  (Longhong, Guangxi, China)

Age at death: 127  (read death notice)
Chinese lady claiming she is 127 years old and the oldest person ever. She certaily looks old...
[Picture of Luo Meizhen]


Mejía Victores, Óscar Humberto
Born 9 December 1930  (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
President of Guatemala from 1983-86.
[Picture of Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores]


Memisevic, Chloe
Born 17 February 1993  (Uppsala Uppland, Sweden)
Swedish model.
[Picture of Chloe Memisevic]


Menchú, Rigoberta
Born 9 January 1959  (Laj Chimel, El Quiché, Guatemala)
Guatemalan woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.
[Picture of Rigoberta Menchú]


Mendez, Tony
Born in Eureka, Nevada, USA  (exact date unknown)
Now retired CIA officer who had many dealings with Iran in the Cold War as seen in the Oscar-winning film 'Argo'. Born 1940.
[Picture of Tony Mendez]


Menem, Carlos
Born 2 July 1930  (Anillaco, La Rioja, Argentina)
President of Argentina from 1989-1999. Was subsequently indicted for all sort of corruption charges but still serves on the Argentine senate.
[Picture of Carlos Menem]


Mengistu, Haile Mariam
Born 27 May 1937  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Absolute shit of a man who was former dictator of Ethiopia.
[Picture of Haile Mariam Mengistu]


Menino, Thomas
Born 27 December 1942  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Current and 53rd Mayor of Boston.
[Picture of Thomas Menino]


Mercer, Joe
Born 25 October 1934  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
One of the most successful jockeys of his generation, riding over 2000 winners from 1947-85.
[Picture of Joe Mercer]


Mercer, Sean
Born 17 September 1990  (Liverpool, England)
Teenage killer of Croxteth schoolboy Rhys Jones in 2007. Now serving 22 years at Her Majesty's Pleasure.
[Picture of Sean Mercer]


Merchant, Larry
Born 11 February 1931  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Boxing journalist, analyst and broadcaster.
[Picture of Larry Merchant]


Mercier, Sheila
Born 1 January 1919  (Hull, East Yorkshire, England)
TV actress - played Annie Sugden when Emmerdale Farm had a farm in it. In real life she is Brian Rix's big sister.
[Picture of Sheila Mercier]


Merckx, Eddy
Born 17 June 1945  (Tielt-Winge, Flemish Brabant, Belgium)
Legendary cyclist, five times winner of the Tour de France.
[Picture of Eddy Merckx]


Meriwether, Lee
Born 27 May 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former model-turned-TV actress.
[Picture of Lee Meriwether]


Merwin, John David
Born 26 September 1921  (St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA)
Governor of the US Virgin Islands from 1958-1961.
[Picture of John David Merwin]


Metcalfe, Burt
Born 19 March 1935  (Saskatchewan, Canada)
TV producer, director and writer most notably of the hit series M*A*S*H.
[Picture of Burt Metcalfe]


Metsu, Bruno Bruno Metsu is no longer with us
Born 28 January 1954  (Coudekerque-Village, Nord, France)

Died 14 October 2013  (Coudekerque-Village, Nord, France)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
French football manager who plies his trade mainly in Africa. Led Senegal to the World Cup quarter final in 2002.
[Picture of Bruno Metsu]


Mexia, Soledad
Born 13 August 1899  (Sinaloa, Mexico)
One of the oldest living people. Died in August 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Soledad Mexia]


Meyers, Augie
Born 31 May 1940  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Keyboard player with the Sir Douglas Quintet rock band.
[Picture of Augie Meyers]


Michael, George
Born 25 June 1963  (London, England)
Pop star - originally one half of Wham! and then hugely successful solo artist. Has had a stuttering solo career since.
[Picture of George Michael]


Michael of Kent, Prince
Born 4 July 1942  (Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England)
Cousin of the Queen, Grandson of King George V. Mainly has a ceremonial role, and is especially linked with Wimbledon's tennis prizegivings.
[Picture of Prince Michael of Kent]


Michaels, Bret
Born 15 March 1963  (Butler, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former lead singer of 80s poodle rockers Poison, now a reality tv stalwart. Infamously made a 'sex tape' with Pamela Anderson in 1998.
[Picture of Bret Michaels]


Michaels, Shawn
Born 22 July 1965  (Chandler, Arizona, USA)
Former top wrestler, now a broadcaster.
[Picture of Shawn Michaels]


Michell, Keith
Born 1 December 1928  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian actor, best known for his portrayal of the titular king in 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII'.
[Picture of Keith Michell]


Michelmore, Cliff
Born 11 December 1919  (Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)
Presenter of TV travel programmes.
[Picture of Cliff Michelmore]


Michie, Helga
Born 1 November 1921  (Vienna, Austria)
Twin sister of author Ilse Aichinger.
[Picture of Helga Michie]


Middleton, Carole
Born 31 January 1955  (Perivale, Ealing, London, England)
Mother of Pippa and Kate/Princess Catherine.
[Picture of Carole Middleton]


Middleton, Evelyn
Born 15 November 1909  (Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
With Edith Ritchie, officially confirmed as the oldest twins in Britain in 2012.
[Picture of Evelyn Middleton]


Middleton, Pippa
Born 6 September 1983  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Superbly bummed sister of Princess Catherine.
[Picture of Pippa Middleton]


Midler, Bette
Born 1 December 1945  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Singer, actress and comedian.
[Picture of Bette Midler]


Mikasa, Prince
Born 2 December 1915  (Tokyo, Japan)
Uncle of Japanese emperor Akihito.
[Picture of Prince Mikasa]


Mikasa, Princess
Born 4 June 1923  (Tokyo, Japan)
One of the members of the Japanese Royal Family.
[Picture of Princess Mikasa]


Miles, Vera
Born 23 August 1929  (Boise City, Oklahoma, USA)
Film actress - 'The Searchers', 'Psycho', 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' etc.
[Picture of Vera Miles]


Millan, Bruce Bruce Millan is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1927  (Dundee, Scotland)

Died 21 February 2013  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Secretary of State for Scotland in the Callaghan government.
[Picture of Bruce Millan]


Miller, Denny
Born 25 April 1934  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Actor, best known for his role in Westerns, like 'Wagon Train' and 'Northwest Passage'.
[Picture of Denny Miller]


Miller, James Blake
Born 10 July 1984  (Pike County, Kentucky, USA)
US Iraq War veteran who came to prominence as the 'Marlbro Marine' in 2004, when a picture of him with a cigarette in his mouth after combat went around the World.
[Picture of James Blake Miller]


Millwall, Andrew Andrew Millwall is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 6 May 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 53  (read death notice)
Boxing fan and social media nerd who is battling cancer. Born 1960.
[Picture of Andrew Millwall]


Mimoun, Alain Alain Mimoun is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1921  (El Telagh, Algeria)

Died 27 June 2013  (Saint-Mandé, France)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
French former athlete, winner of the 1956 Olympic marathon.
[Picture of Alain Mimoun]


Minnelli, Liza
Born 12 March 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Daughter of Judy Garland, and moderately successful singer/stage actress in her own right. Has suffered from ill health in recent years as a result of drug abuse, and has been a regular visitor to rehab clinics. Married film producer David Gest in March 2002.
[Picture of Liza Minnelli]


Minogue, Kylie
Born 28 May 1968  (Melbourne, Australia)
Pint-sized Aussie singer, formerly of 'Neighbours' fame. Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in May 2005, but has since made a full recovery.
[Picture of Kylie Minogue]


Minovitch, Michael
Born 7 June 1935  (California, USA)
Scientist who showed that spacecraft trajectories could be designed such that they could gain velocity by travelling close to a planet orbiting the sun.
[Picture of Michael Minovitch]


Misch, Rochus Rochus Misch is no longer with us
Born 29 July 1917  (Oppelin, Upper Silesia, Poland)

Died 5 September 2013  (Berlin, Germany)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Former Nazi, one of the few survivors from Hitler's bunker.
[Picture of Rochus Misch]


Mishra, Jyoti
Born 30 July 1966  (Rourkela, Odisha, India)
Dance artist and musician of the band White Town who had a surprise No 1. hit in 1997, with 'Your Woman'.
[Picture of Jyoti Mishra]


Mitchell, Andrea
Born 30 October 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
NBC journalist and wife of former Federal Reserve head Alan Greenspan.
[Picture of Andrea Mitchell]


Mitchell, Joni
Born 7 November 1943  (Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada)
Canadian folk singer, songwriter and painter.
[Picture of Joni Mitchell]


Mitchell, Shirley Shirley Mitchell is no longer with us
Born 4 November 1919  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)

Died 11 November 2013  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Actress, known for her TV and voice work.
[Picture of Shirley Mitchell]


Mitchell, Warren
Born 14 January 1926  (London, England)
Actor who will forever be associated with the part he played as the bigoted Alf Garnett in the long-running British sitcoms 'Till Death Us Do Part' (alongside Tony Booth) and its sequel 'In Sickness and in Health'.
[Picture of Warren Mitchell]


Mladic, Ratko
Born 12 March 1943  (Kalinovik, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Leader of the Bosnian Serb Army during the 1992-95 war. Responsible for the massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995 - the worst atrocity in Europe since WWII.
[Picture of Ratko Mladic]


Mngeni, Xolile
Born in South Africa  (exact date unknown)
Alleged hitman in the murder of Anni Dewani. Born c. 1984.
[Picture of Xolile Mngeni]


Mockford, Jeanne
Born 15 March 1926  (London, England)
Actress, often in comic roles - 'Up Pompeii' and 'Little Britain' for example.
[Picture of Jeanne Mockford]


Moeliku, Visesio
Born in Sigave, Wallis & Futuna  (exact date unknown)
Former King of Sigave in the Wallis & Futuna Isles. Born 1922.
[Picture of Visesio Moeliku]


Moffat, John
Born 17 June 1919  (Swinton, nr Kelso, Scotland)
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilot, who was chiefly responsible for sinking the Bismarck back in 1941.
[Picture of John Moffat]


Mohamad, Dr Mahathir
Born 10 July 1925  (Alor Star, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia)
Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981-2003.
[Picture of Dr Mahathir Mohamad]


Molinaro, Al
Born 24 June 1919  (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
TV actor - played Al Delvecchio, the rotund owner of Arnold's Drive-In, in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Al Molinaro]


Molinaro, Édouard Édouard Molinaro is no longer with us
Born 13 May 1928  (Gironde, Bourdeaux, France)

Died 7 December 2013  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
French film director, who has also worked in international films.
[Picture of Édouard Molinaro]


Molyneaux, Jim
Born 27 August 1920  (Killead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Former leader (1979 to 1995) of the Ulster Unionist party, now Lord Molyneaux of Killead. Apparently he still lives on the farm where he was born.
[Picture of Jim Molyneaux]


Mondale, Walter
Born 5 January 1928  (Ceylon, Minnesota, USA)
US Vice-President under Jimmy Carter.
[Picture of Walter Mondale]


Monteros, Rosenda
Born 31 August 1935  (Veracruz, Mexico)
Actress, whose best known role is Petra in 'The Magnificent Seven'.
[Picture of Rosenda Monteros]


Moody, Ron
Born 8 January 1924  (London, England)
Film, stage and TV actor, born Ronald Moodnick, remembered for his role as Fagin in 1968's film version of 'Oliver!'.
[Picture of Ron Moody]


Moorcock, Michael
Born 18 December 1939  (London, England)
Prolific sci-fi and fantasy author.
[Picture of Michael Moorcock]


Moore, Demi
Born 11 November 1962  (Roswell, New Mexico, USA)
Actress, who went from wholesome girl next door in 'Ghost' to stripper in 'Striptease'.
[Picture of Demi Moore]


Moore, Juanita
Born 19 October 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Oscar-nominated actress.
[Picture of Juanita Moore]


Moore, Michael
Born 23 April 1954  (Davison, Michigan, USA)
Oscar-winning director of interesting but somewhat didactic documentary films.
[Picture of Michael Moore]


Moore, Roger
Born 14 October 1927  (Stockwell, London, England)
The cheesiest of the actors to have played international man of mystery James Bond, he took over from Sean Connery in 1973, appearing in seven Bond films until 1985's 'A View to a Kill'. The ageing dinner-jacketed eyebrow-raiser now seemingly maintains the Bond persona for real, by living in Switzerland and Monte Carlo with his Swedish wife Christina "Kiki" Tholstrup, a former air stewardess.
[Picture of Roger Moore]


Moore, Ronnie
Born 8 March 1933  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Australian-born New Zealand Speedway champion.
[Picture of Ronnie Moore]


Moore, Sara Jane
Born 15 February 1930  (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
Attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford in 1975. Released on parole in 2007.
[Picture of Sara Jane Moore]


Moore, Stephen
Born 11 December 1937  (Brixton, London, England)
British actor - the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
[Picture of Stephen Moore]


Morales Bermúdez, Francisco
Born 4 October 1921  (Lima, Peru)
President of Peru from 1975-1980.
[Picture of Francisco Morales Bermúdez]


Moran, Erin
Born 18 October 1960  (Burbank, California, USA)
Actress, Joanie in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Erin Moran]


Morano-Martinuzzi, Emma
Born 29 November 1899  (Italy)
One of the oldest Europeans alive.
[Picture of Emma Morano-Martinuzzi]


Morat, Rose
Born 4 February 1906  (New York, USA)
Centenarian whose assault in 2007 caused such outrage in New York, that the perpatrator Jack Rhodes was imprisoned for 75 years. Died in August 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Rose Morat]


Moreau, Jeanne
Born 23 January 1928  (Paris, France)
French actress, singer, and director, best known for her starring role in François Truffaut's 'Jules et Jim' (1962).
[Picture of Jeanne Moreau]


Moreland, Mo
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of the Roly Polys, made famous by regularly appearing on Les Dawson's TV show. Born in 1947.
[Picture of Mo Moreland]


Moreno, Rita
Born 11 December 1931  (Humacao, Puerto Rico))
Actress, winner of an Oscar for her role of Anita in 'West Side Story'. One of a few EGOTs, that is a winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
[Picture of Rita Moreno]


Morgan, Cliff Cliff Morgan is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1930  (Trebanog, Rhondda, Wales)

Died 29 August 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Welsh rugby union player, then became a respected TV broadcaster.
[Picture of Cliff Morgan]


Morgan, Jaye P.
Born 3 December 1931  (Montezuma County, Colorado, USA)
Husky-voiced singer and actress. Frequently appeared as a judge on 'The Gong Show', but was banned from it after exposing her breasts on national TV. Not to be confused with the long-deceased banker whose name was the source of her "Jaye P" nickname.
[Picture of Jaye P. Morgan]


Morgan, Michèle
Born 29 February 1920  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
French actress, in some Hollywood films.
[Picture of Michèle Morgan]


Morgan, Piers
Born 30 March 1965  (Newick, East Sussex, England)
Smug git, former editor of the News of the World & the Daily Mirror. Now a pointless TV celebrity broadcaster.
[Picture of Piers Morgan]


Morgan-Giles, Morgan Morgan Morgan-Giles is no longer with us
Born 19 June 1914  (West Tytherley, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)

Died 4 May 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
British Navy stalwart who later became Conservative Party MP for Winchester for about 15 years.
[Picture of Morgan Morgan-Giles]


Morley, Malcolm
Born 7 June 1931  (London, England)
Photorealist artist.
[Picture of Malcolm Morley]


Morricone, Ennio
Born 10 November 1928  (Rome, Italy)
Composer of musical scores for films, especially spaghetti Westerns.
[Picture of Ennio Morricone]


Morris, Arthur
Born 19 January 1922  (Bondi, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian Test cricketer, one of Don Bradman's 1948 "Invincibles" team.
[Picture of Arthur Morris]


Morris, Aubrey
Born 1 June 1926  (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
Character actor perhaps best recognised as Alex's parole officer in 'A Clockwork Orange' and the eternally bathing captain of the Golgafrinchan B Ark in TV's 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
[Picture of Aubrey Morris]


Morris, Desmond
Born 24 January 1928  (Purton, Wiltshire, England)
Zoologist and author of the best-selling book 'The Naked Ape'.
[Picture of Desmond Morris]


Morris, Oswald
Born 22 November 1915  (Ruislip, Middlesex, England)
Cinematographer for a whole range of celebrated movies, including 'Oliver!' and 'Our Man In Havana'.
[Picture of Oswald Morris]


Morris, Raymond
Born 3 August 1929  (Walsall, Staffordshire, England)
Killer, who killed three school girls in Cannock Chase in the 1960's. Still jailed today.
[Picture of Raymond Morris]


Morrison, Mark
Born 3 May 1972  (Hanover, Germany)
British singer and rapper, best known for 'Return of the Mack' and also for being a bit of a nob.
[Picture of Mark Morrison]


Morrison, Toni
Born 18 February 1931  (Lorain, Ohio, USA)
American author, former winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
[Picture of Toni Morrison]


Morrison, Van
Born 31 August 1945  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Celebrated Irish musician. Pub fact: he was once married to a woman called Janet Planet.
[Picture of Van Morrison]


Morton, Ricky
Born 21 September 1956  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Another wrestler, who looks a little like Peter Stringfellow. Now retired from the sport.
[Picture of Ricky Morton]


Moshino, Shun
Born 1 April 1900  (Okinawa, Japan)
One of the oldest living people.
[Picture of Shun Moshino]


Mosley, Nicholas
Born 25 June 1923  (London, England)
Novelist son of 1930s fascist, Oswald Mosley.
[Picture of Nicholas Mosley]


Moss, Kate
Born 16 January 1974  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Unattractively stick-thin, sunken-eyed fashion model. Once hungs around with Pete Doherty. Now hangs around with some other fashionable rock musician...
[Picture of Kate Moss]


Moss, Stirling
Born 17 September 1929  (London, England)
Motor-racing driver, said to be the greatest driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship; in fact, he came second 4 times in a row, from 1955-58.
[Picture of Stirling Moss]


Mothersbaugh, Mark
Born 18 May 1950  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Lead singer of the artrock band Devo.
[Picture of Mark Mothersbaugh]


Moyá, Carlos
Born 27 August 1976  (Palma, Mallorca, Spain)
Former tennis player, an ace on clay, winning the French Open in 1998.
[Picture of Carlos Moyá]


Mswati III, King
Born 19 April 1968  (Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Swaziland)
King of Swaziland since 1986. Has 13 wives & 27 (thus far) children.
[Picture of King Mswati III]


Muamba, Fabrice
Born 6 April 1988  (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Bolton Wanderers midfielder who suffered a heart attack in a FA Cup game in 2012 and was very lucky to survive. Had to retire due to this, but has kept involved with the sport and gained a far bigger following and respect than he had before his heart attack.
[Picture of Fabrice Muamba]


Mubarak, Hosni
Born 4 May 1928  (Kafr-al Musailha, Egypt)
President of Egypt from 1981-2011. Sentenced to life imprisonment in May 2012 for ordering the deaths of scores of protestors during the "Arab Spring" of 2011 which saw him ejected from office.
[Picture of Hosni Mubarak]


Mugabe, Robert
Born 22 February 1924  (Kutama, Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe)
President of Zimbabwe, constantly immersed in allegations of vote-rigging and incitement to violence, whose primary gift to the world is the idea that "it's OK to be the president and wear a baseball cap". There has been at least one alleged plot to assassinate the Marxist-when-it-suits-him leader.
[Picture of Robert Mugabe]


Muir, Karen Karen Muir is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1952  (Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa)

Died 1 April 2013  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Age at death: 60  (read death notice)
South African swimmer who broke quite a few world records as a teenager. However, she was never able to compete in the Olympics as a consequence of the sporting boycott of Apartheid-era South Africa.
[Picture of Karen Muir]


Muldaur, Maria
Born 12 September 1943  (Greenwich Village, New York, USA)
Folk singer, whose best known hit was the 1974 song 'Midnight at the Oasis'.
[Picture of Maria Muldaur]


Müller, Herta
Born 17 August 1953  (Nitchidorf, Timis County, Romania)
Romanian born German writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009.
[Picture of Herta Müller]


Müller, Lisa
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of 2010 World Cup Golden Boot winner Thomas Müller. Born 1989.
[Picture of Lisa Müller]


Mulloy, Gardnar
Born 22 November 1913  (Washington DC, USA)
Tennis player, reached the US Open final in 1952.
[Picture of Gardnar Mulloy]


Mundon, Tommy
Born in Halesowen, West Midlands, England  (exact date unknown)
Stand up comic, popular in the Birmingham area. Born 1927
[Picture of Tommy Mundon]


Munro, Alice
Born 10 July 1931  (Wingham, Ontario, Canada)
One of Canada's most well regarded authors.
[Picture of Alice Munro]


Munro, Caroline
Born 16 January 1949  (Windsor, Berkshire, England)
Actress, the glamour girl or love interest in many a horror or sci-fi film, but was also a Bond Girl.
[Picture of Caroline Munro]


Munro, Les
Born 5 April 1919  (Gisborne District, North Island, New Zealand)
The last surviving pilot of the Dambusters Raid of May 1943.
[Picture of Les Munro]


Munroe, Carmen
Born in Berbice, Guyana  (exact date unknown)
Guyana-born actress, one of first black actors to appear regularly on British television in the 1960s and 70s.
[Picture of Carmen Munroe]


Murayama, Tomiichi
Born 3 March 1924  (Oita Prefecture, Japan)
Prime Minister of Japan from 1994 to 1996. Was the first Japanese PM to publicly apologise for the conduct of Japan in the Second World War.
[Picture of Tomiichi Murayama]


Murdoch, Rupert
Born 11 March 1931  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
American media tycoon who used to be Australian, but cynically switched nationalities for business purposes. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. The "Dirty Digger" now finds his media empire in retreat after a series of revelations regarding phone-hacking by his Sunday newspaper the News of the World, which was made defunct in July 2011.
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Murphy, Brian
Born 25 September 1933  (Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England)
TV actor, best known as George Roper in 'George and Mildred'.
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Murphy, Matt "Guitar"
Born 29 December 1929  (Sunflower, Mississippi, USA)
Blues guitarist, best known for being part of The Blues Brothers band in the 1980 film and sequel.
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Murray, Andy
Born 15 May 1987  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Tennis player, currently Britain's highest ranked professional. Finally ended Britain's long wait for a male Wimbledon singles champion in 2013.
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Murray, Colm Colm Murray is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1952  (Moate, County Westmeath, Rep of Ireland)

Died 29 July 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Irish sports broadcaster, best known for his work in horse racing. Has motor neuron disease.
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Murray, Gordon
Date and place of birth unknown
Animator and creator of the "Trumptonshire Trilogy" - 'Camberwick Green', 'Trumpton' and 'Chigley'. Born 1921.
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Murray, Jenni
Born 12 May 1950  (Barnsley, Yorkshire)
TV & radio broadcaster & journalist, presenter of 'Woman's Hour' on BBC Radio 4. Announced in 2006 that she had breast cancer.
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Murray, Pauline
Born 8 March 1958  (Durham, County Durham, England)
Singer with punk band Penetration.
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Murray, Pete
Born 19 September 1928  (London, England)
Veteran radio DJ - one of Radio 1's original presenters when it started up in 1967. Had previously worked for Radio Luxembourg, as indeed they all seemed to do in those days.
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Murray, Sean
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Reputed member of the IRA but officially is the Chairman of the Springfield Rd Residents Action Group who are opposed to loyalist marches.
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Musharraf, Pervez
Born 11 August 1943  (Delhi, India)
Former President of Pakistan, who survived two assassination attempts in as many months towards the end of 2003.
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Musial, Stan Stan Musial is no longer with us
Born 21 November 1920  (Donora, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 19 January 2013  (Ladue, Missouri, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Legendary baseball player who enjoyed a 22-year career (1941-63) with the St Louis Cardinals.
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Mustaine, Dave
Born 13 September 1961  (La Mesa, California, USA)
Singer & guitarist, lead singer of Megadeth and guitarist for Metallica.
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Mutafyan of Constantinople, Mesrob II
Born 16 June 1956  (Istanbul, Turkey)
Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople since 1998.
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Myers, Dave
Born 8 September 1957  (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England)
One of the two Hairy Bikers, the successful and unorthodox cooking duo.
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Myerson, Bess
Born 16 July 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
First Jewish woman to win the Miss America beauty pageant and went on to have a career as a TV personality. Later dabbled in politics.
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