Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: S


Sabol, Ed
Born 11 September 1916  (Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA)
Co-founder of NFL films with his son Steve, who predeceased him in 2012.
[Picture of Ed 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]


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]


Safer, Morley
Born 8 November 1931  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Veteran Canadian broadcaster. Host of CBS news programme '60 Minutes' since it's inception in 1970.
[Picture of Morley Safer]


Safra, Lily
Born 30 December 1934  (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Brazilian socialite who married into money no less than four times and is now one of the most richest women in the World. Gawd knows what the feminists would think of this...
[Picture of Lily Safra]


Sahl, Mort
Born 11 May 1927  (Montreal, Canada)
Canadian stand up comedian & humourist, as well as being a political speechwriter.
[Picture of Mort Sahl]


Saďd, Wafic
Born 21 December 1943  (Damascus, Syria)
Syrian businessman.
[Picture of Wafic Saďd]


Said Al Said of Oman, Qaboos bin
Born 18 November 1940  (Salalah, Oman)
Sultan of Oman since 1970, when he overthew his father. Hmmm little bit Oedipal that...
[Picture of Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman]


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


Saint, Eva Marie
Born 4 July 1924  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in 'North by Northwest'.
[Picture of Eva Marie Saint]


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]


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


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]


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


Samoilova, Tatiana
Born 4 May 1934  (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Acrtress. Played the lead in many Soviet-era films, including 'Anna Karenina'.
[Picture of Tatiana Samoilova]


Samuel, Walter
Born 23 March 1978  (Laborde, Argentina)
Rugged defender for Internazionale and Argentina.
[Picture of Walter Samuel]


Sánchez de Lozada, Gonzalo
Born 1 July 1930  (La Paz, Bolivia)
President of Bolivia on two occasions.
[Picture of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada]


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


Sandrich, Jay
Born 24 February 1932  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Televison director, mainly of sitcoms such as 'Soap', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and 'The Golden Girls'.
[Picture of Jay Sandrich]


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 Frederick Sanger is no longer with us
Born 13 August 1918  (Rendcombe, Gloucestershire, England)

Died 19 November 2013  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Biochemist, twice Nobel Prize winning laureate, the only living person to be so honoured.
[Picture of Frederick Sanger]


Sanguinetti, Julio María
Born 6 January 1936  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
President of Uruguay from 1985-1990 and again from 1995-2000.
[Picture of Julio María Sanguinetti]


Santana, Tito
Born 10 May 1953  (Mission, Texas, USA)
Latino wrestler in the WWF for many years.
[Picture of Tito Santana]


Santos, Djalma Djalma Santos is no longer with us
Born 27 February 1929  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Died 23 July 2013  (Uberaba, Brazil)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former Brazil international footballer. Member of the 1958 and 1962 World Cup winning teams.
[Picture of Djalma Santos]


Santos, Juan Manuel
Born 10 August 1951  (Bogotá, Colombia)
President of Colombia since 2010.
[Picture of Juan Manuel Santos]


Santos, Nilton Nilton Santos is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1925  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Died 27 November 2013  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


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 Ieng Sary is no longer with us
Born 24 October 1925  (Loeung Va, Tra Vinh, Cambodia)

Died 14 March 2013  (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Former Deputy PM & Foreign Minister of Cambodia & one of Pol Pot's chief henchmen during the Khmer Rouge days.
[Picture of Ieng Sary]


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]


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]


Sawalha, Julia
Born 9 September 1968  (London, England)
Delectable actress best known for the roles of no-nonsense teenage newspaper editor Lynda Day in 'Press Gang' and long-suffering daughter of Edina Monsoon in 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
[Picture of Julia Sawalha]


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


Sawyer, Connie
Born 27 November 1912  (Oakland, California, USA)
Actress considered the oldest working in the business.
[Picture of Connie Sawyer]


Saylor, Morgan
Born 26 October 1994  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress from the series 'Homeland'.
[Picture of Morgan Saylor]


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]


Scalia, Antonin
Born 11 March 1936  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
Longest serving member of the US Supreme Court. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
[Picture of Antonin Scalia]


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, Renato
Born 1 January 1939  (Milan, Italy)
Italian film actor.
[Picture of Renato 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]


Schäfer, 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 Schäfer]


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


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]


Scholes, Paul
Born 16 November 1974  (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)
Ginger Manchester United and England footballer. Retired from the game at the second time of asking in 2013.
[Picture of Paul Scholes]


Schumacher, Michael
Born 3 January 1969  (Hürth-Hermülheim, Cologne, Germany)
Racing driver who has won the Formula 1 world championship enough times to drain the EU champagne lake dry. Lives in Switzerland, and apparently his favourite drink is apple juice mixed with sparkling water. Life in the fast lane!
[Picture of Michael Schumacher]


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]


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 was the World's oldest head of state until his retirement early in 2013.
[Picture of Cuthbert Sebastian]


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, George
Born 13 February 1934  (Great Neck, New York, USA)
Veteran film actor who many might recognise from films such as 'The Quiller Memorandum' and 'Fun with Dick and Jane'.
[Picture of George Segal]


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]


Segovia, Manuel
Born in Ayapa, Mexico  (exact date unknown)
One of the last known speakers of the ancient Mexican language of Ayapaneco. Born 1939.
[Picture of Manuel Segovia]


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


Seigenthaler, John
Born 27 July 1927  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Journalist & writer. Editorial director of USA Today from 1982-1991.
[Picture of John Seigenthaler]


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.]


Sen, Suchitra
Born 6 April 1931  (Pabna, Bangladesh)
Bengali film actress.
[Picture of Suchitra Sen]


Senar, Müzeyyen
Born in Bursa, Turkey  (exact date unknown)
Turkish classical music performer.
[Picture of Müzeyyen Senar]


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 1973 film starring Al Pacino.
[Picture of Frank Serpico]


Serrano, Irma
Born 9 December 1933  (Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico)
Mexican actress turned politician.
[Picture of Irma Serrano]


Seymour, Jane
Born 15 February 1951  (Hayes, Middlesex, England)
Actress who first hit fame in 1973 as Solitaire in Bond film 'Live and Let Die' before achieving success in US television with 'Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman'.
[Picture of Jane Seymour]


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]


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


Shalah, Ramadan
Born 1 February 1958  (Shuja'iyya, Palestine)
Leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
[Picture of Ramadan Shalah]


Shalit, Gene
Born 25 May 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Colourful film and book critic for NBC's 'The Today Show' since 1973.
[Picture of Gene Shalit]


Shane, Paul Paul Shane is no longer with us
Born 19 June 1940  (Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)

Died 16 May 2013  (Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
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]


Shapley, Lloyd
Born 2 June 1923  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Mathematician whom many credit for the development of Game Theory. I wonder how he'd work out the odds of winning the Derby Dead Pool?
[Picture of Lloyd Shapley]


Sharapova, Maria
Born 19 April 1987  (Nayagan, Russia)
Pretty tennis player with the off-putting grunt.
[Picture of Maria Sharapova]


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]


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]


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 George Beverly Shea is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1909  (Winchester, Ontario, Canada)

Died 16 April 2013  (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Prominent singer/songwriter of gospel music.
[Picture of George Beverly Shea]


Shearer, Harry
Born 23 December 1943  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls in 'This is Spinal Tap' and as Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Harry Shearer]


Sheedy, Kevin
Born 21 October 1959  (Builth, Wales)
Welsh-born Republic of Ireland international footballer. Was a key member of Everton's successful eighties side despite spending part of his career at Liverpool FC.
[Picture of Kevin Sheedy]


Sheehan, Neil
Born 27 October 1936  (Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)
Pulitzer Prrize-winning journalist.
[Picture of Neil Sheehan]


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]


Shelley, Barbara
Born 15 May 1933  (London, England)
British horror actress.
[Picture of Barbara Shelley]


Shepherd, Don
Born 12 August 1927  (Port Eynon, Glamorgan, Wales)
Cricketer for Glamorgan, one of the best cricketers never to have represented his country at test level.
[Picture of Don Shepherd]


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


Sheridan, Liz
Born 10 April 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress and former fiancée of the legendary James Dean.
[Picture of Liz Sheridan]


Sheridan, Tony Tony Sheridan is no longer with us
Born 21 May 1940  (Norwich, Norfolk, England)

Died 16 February 2013  (Hamburg, Germany)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Musician and early Beatles collaborator, specifically on the album 'My Bonnie'.
[Picture of Tony 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]


Sherwin, Stuart
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor. Born 1927.
[Picture of Stuart Sherwin]


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]


Shibata, Toyo Toyo Shibata is no longer with us
Born 26 June 1911  (Ibaraki Town, Ibaraki, Japan)

Died 20 January 2013  (Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Japanese poet who had a best-selling volume published aged 99, in 2009.
[Picture of Toyo Shibata]


Shirin, Fawzia Fawzia Shirin is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1921  (Alexandria, Egypt)

Died 2 July 2013  (Alexandria, Egypt)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


Shklyaeva, Yekaterina
Born 2 November 1937  (Buranovo, Russia)
One of the "Russian Grannies" who took part in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
[Picture of Yekaterina Shklyaeva]


Shore, Pauly
Born 1 February 1968  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Comedian and former MTV host.
[Picture of Pauly Shore]


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


Shue, Elisabeth
Born 6 October 1963  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
Actress who often played "the girlfriend" in 1980s films such as 'The Karate Kid' and the Back to the Future sequels.
[Picture of Elisabeth Shue]


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 and controversial Head of State of Burma from 1992-2011. Allegedly very ill, but as with many things with Shwe, it's all rumours so far.
[Picture of Than Shwe]


Siew, Vincent
Born 3 January 1939  (Chiayi City, Taiwan)
Vice President of the Republic of China from 2008-2012.
[Picture of Vincent Siew]


Sikand, Pran Pran Sikand is no longer with us
Born 12 February 1920  (Mumbai, India)

Died 12 July 2013  (Mumbai, India)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Actor who often played the villain in Bollywood films.
[Picture of Pran Sikand]


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, Gilberto
Born 7 October 1976  (Lagoa da Prata, Brazil)
Solid and reliable midfielder for Arsenal FC and Brazil.
[Picture of Gilberto Silva]


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


Silvestrini, Achille
Born 25 October 1923  (Brisighella, Italy)
Cardinal and diplomat for John Paul II.
[Picture of Achille Silvestrini]


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]


Simon, Sam
Born 6 June 1955  (place of birth unknown)
Television writer and producer who helped create 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Sam Simon]


Simonsson, Agne
Born 19 October 1935  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish football international. Played and scored in the 1958 World Cup final, in the Swedes 5-2 defeat to Brazil.
[Picture of Agne Simonsson]


Simpson, Dudley
Born 4 October 1922  (Melbourne, Australia)
Prolific composer on TV shows such as 'Doctor Who' and 'Blake's 7'.
[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 Reg Simpson is no longer with us
Born 27 February 1920  (Sherwood, Nottingham, England)

Died 27 November 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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]


Sims, 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 Sims]


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]


Siner, Guy
Born 16 October 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
American-born British actor. Best known as the camp Lieutenant Gruber in ''Allo 'Allo!' and as the young General Ravon in the classic 1975 'Doctor Who' serial 'Genesis of the Daleks'.
[Picture of Guy Siner]


Singh, Fauja
Born 1 April 1911  (Beas Pind, India)
Possibily the oldest man ever to compete in a marathon. Retired from competitive running in 2013 at the age of 102!
[Picture of Fauja Singh]


Singh, Harbhajan
Born 3 July 1980  (Jalandhar, Punjab, India)
Often maddeningly inconsistent Indian spin bowler. Still, 411 test wickets isn't to be sniffed at...
[Picture of Harbhajan Singh]


Singh, Yuvraj
Born 12 December 1981  (Chanigarh, India)
Indian test cricketer who has recently battled lung cancer.
[Picture of Yuvraj Singh]


Singleton, Valerie
Born 9 April 1937  (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
TV presenter, best known as part of the immortal 1960s line up on 'Blue Peter' with John Noakes and Peter Purves. Also presented 'The Money Programme'.
[Picture of Valerie Singleton]


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 James Sisnett is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1900  (Saint George, Barbados)

Died 23 May 2013  (Christ Church, Barbados)

Age at death: 113  (read death notice)
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]


Sithole, Moses
Born 17 November 1964  (Vosloorus, South Africa)
Serial killer, known for the so-called "ABC" murders , in which he murdered over 30 people. Was sentenced in 1997 to 2,410 years in prison.
[Picture of Moses Sithole]


Sixx, Nikki
Born 11 December 1958  (San Jose, California, USA)
Bassist with over-the-top heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Was dead for two minutes in 1987 after an overdose. They have to stay dead to win points in this game...
[Picture of Nikki Sixx]


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]


Sjöqvist, Ingeborg
Born 19 April 1912  (Kalmar, Sweden)
Diver who competed in the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games.
[Picture of Ingeborg Sjöqvist]


Skerritt, Tom
Born 25 August 1933  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actor whom many might recognise as Captain Dallas in the original 'Alien' film from 1979.
[Picture of Tom Skerritt]


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]


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]


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]


Sluizer, George
Born 25 June 1932  (Paris, France)
French-born Dutch filmmaker. Once accused former Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon of shooting dead innocent Palestinian children in 1982. Sharon is unavailable for comment...
[Picture of George Sluizer]


Smalhout, Bob
Born 27 October 1927  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch journalist.
[Picture of Bob Smalhout]


Smart, Jeffrey Jeffrey Smart is no longer with us
Born 26 July 1921  (Adelaide, Australia)

Died 20 June 2013  (Montevarchi, Tuscany, Italy)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Australian landscape painter, now living in Italy.
[Picture of Jeffrey Smart]


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, Cal
Born 7 April 1932  (Gans, Oklahoma, USA)
Country musician known for this 1974 hit 'Country Bumkin'. Died in October 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Cal Smith]


Smith, Dan
Date and place of birth unknown
Retired US colonel, now an author.
[Picture of Dan Smith]


Smith, Harvey
Born 29 December 1938  (West Riding, Yorkshire, England)
Successful and popular showjumping champion of the 1970s.
[Picture of Harvey 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 hit show 'Downton Abbey'..
[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 Mel Smith is no longer with us
Born 3 December 1952  (Chiswick, London, England)

Died 19 July 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 60  (read death notice)
Comedian, now a TV producer/executive, one half (or rather three-quarters) of the British 'Smith & Jones' comedy duo.
[Picture of Mel Smith]


Smith, Mike
Born 23 April 1955  (place of birth unknown)
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ. Married to Sarah Greene.
[Picture of Mike 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, Putter
Born 19 January 1941  (California, USA)
Jazz bassist and former actor. Played homosexual hitman Mr. Kidd in the 1971 Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Putter 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, 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, Tim
Born 3 July 1961  (Carshalton, Surrey, England)
Lead singer of art rock band The Cardiacs.
[Picture of Tim Smith]


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


Smith, Walter
Born 24 February 1948  (Larnark, Scotland)
Manager of Rangers FC from 1991-1998 and again from 2007-2011. Also managed Everton FC. Won 10 league championships, 5 Scottish Cups and 6 Scottish League cups. Nothing with Everton, but then again it is Everton!
[Picture of Walter Smith]


Snaith, Willie
Born in Gateshead, England  (exact date unknown)
Jockey who rode for the Royal Family's stable for many years. Born c.1928.
[Picture of Willie Snaith]


Snipes, Wesley
Born 31 July 1962  (Orlando, Florida, USA)
Actor best known for the 'Blade' series of violent action films. Was jailed for tax evasion in 2010. Recently paroled.
[Picture of Wesley Snipes]


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]


Sofia of Spain, Queen
Born 2 November 1938  (Psychiko, Athens, Greece)
Greece-born Queen consort of Spain and wife of King Juan Carlos.
[Picture of Queen Sofia of Spain]


Solow, Robert
Born 23 August 1924  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning economist.
[Picture of Robert Solow]


Sopoaga, Rev Tui
Born in Tokelau  (exact date unknown)
Chairperson of the Congregational Christian Church of Tokelau
[Picture of Rev Tui Sopoaga]


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]


Soulages, Pierre
Born 24 December 1919  (Rodez, France)
French painter, engraver & sculptor.
[Picture of Pierre Soulages]


Souter, David
Born 17 September 1939  (Melrose, Massachusetts, USA)
Member of the US Supreme Court from 1990 until his retirement in 2009.
[Picture of David Souter]


Spanos, Alex
Born 28 September 1923  (Stockton, California, USA)
Billionaire real estate developer and owner of the American Football team San Diego Chargers
[Picture of Alex Spanos]


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]


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]


Spektor, Regina
Born 13 February 1980  (Moscow, Russia)
Russian-born American singer-songwriter, one of the prime movers in the "anti-folk" movement, whatever that is...
[Picture of Regina Spektor]


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]


Spinney, Caroll
Born 26 December 1933  (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)
Puppeteer, best known as the characters Big Bird and Oscar in 'Sesame Street'.
[Picture of Caroll Spinney]


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]


Spronk, Petrus
Born in Netherlands  (exact date unknown)
Australian sculptor and ceramic artist. Winner of the 2013 prize for best new name on the DDP.
[Picture of Petrus Spronk]


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


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]


Stahl, Nick
Born 5 December 1979  (Harlingen, Texas, USA)
Actor who played John Connor in 'Terminator 3'.
[Picture of Nick Stahl]


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, 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]


Stampe, Danielle
Born 27 November 1966  (place of birth unknown)
Dancer and singer for heavy metal band Gwar. No, I've never heard of them either!
[Picture of Danielle Stampe]


Stanton, Harry Dean
Born 14 July 1926  (West Irvine, Kentucky, USA)
Versatile character actor who has appeared in films such as 'The Green Mile', 'Repo Man' and 'Paris, Texas.' He also sings and plays guitar in his own band.
[Picture of Harry Dean Stanton]


Staple, Neville
Born 11 April 1955  (Manchester, Jamaica)
Singer with legendary ska revival band The Specials.
[Picture of Neville Staple]


Stapleton, Jean Jean Stapleton is no longer with us
Born 19 January 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 31 May 2013  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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 Graham Stark is no longer with us
Born 20 January 1922  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)

Died 29 October 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


Starker, János János Starker is no longer with us
Born 5 July 1924  (Budapest, Hungary)

Died 28 April 2013  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Hungarian-American cellist.
[Picture of János Starker]


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 connection with the dubious activities of the late Jimmy Savile in 2012.
[Picture of Freddie Starr]


Starr, Kay
Born 21 July 1922  (Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA)
US jazz singer from the 1950s.
[Picture of Kay 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]


Staubach, Roger
Born 5 February 1942  (Cinncinati, Ohio, USA)
NFL quaterback who came back from a spell in Vietnam with the US Navy to win two Superbowls.
[Picture of Roger Staubach]


Staudinger-Loppukaarre, Kaarina
Born 10 October 1911  (Haapavesi, Finland)
Porcelain painter and one of the five oldest active artists in the World. Died in March 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Kaarina Staudinger-Loppukaarre]


Staunton, Steve
Born 19 January 1969  (Drogheda, Rep of Ireland)
Former Liverpool FC, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland international footballer.
[Picture of Steve Staunton]


Steel, David
Born 31 March 1938  (Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)
The "boy" David became leader of the Liberal Party in 1976 at the age of just 38. Formed a doomed alliance with the SDP (ask your father) in 1981 and was briefly leader of the merged Liberal Democrats before making way for Paddy Ashdown. Now in the House of Lords.
[Picture of David Steel]


Steele, Chris
Born in Sunderland, England  (exact date unknown)
Resident health expert on 'This Morning' since the show began in 1988. Born 1945.
[Picture of Chris 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]


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


Stelling, Jeff
Born 18 March 1955  (Hartlepool, Durham, England)
Excitable presenter of 'Soccer Saturday' on Sky Sports News. Will it be "all over" for Jeff in 2013?
[Picture of Jeff Stelling]


Stennett, Stan Stan Stennett is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1925  (Cardiff, Wales)

Died 26 November 2013  (Cardiff, Wales)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Welsh comedian & actor, mostly on stage. Also a jazz musician. Still performing, which is more than can be said for Eric Morecambe, who collapsed and died after performing at Stennett's show in 1984.
[Picture of Stan Stennett]


Stepanov, Sergey
Born in Moldova  (exact date unknown)
Saxophonist whose gyrating while performing for Moldova in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest has passed in to meme legend as the "epic sax guy".
[Picture of Sergey Stepanov]


Stephenson, John
Born 9 August 1923  (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
Voice actor, the last alive to have been in 'The Flintstones'. Unfortunately died in 2012, so no points will be awarded...
[Picture of John Stephenson]


Stevens, John Paul
Born 20 April 1920  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The oldest and longest-serving member of the Supreme Court of the United States until his retirement in 2010.
[Picture of John Paul Stevens]


Stevens, Meic
Born 9 March 1942  (Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Singer-songwriter of psychedelic Welsh language songs.
[Picture of Meic Stevens]


Stevens, Risë Risë Stevens is no longer with us
Born 11 June 1913  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 20 March 2013  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Opera singer, hugely popular in the 1940s & 1950s.
[Picture of Risë Stevens]


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


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


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, Patrick
Born 13 July 1940  (Mirfield, Yorkshire, England)
Distinguished actor, famed for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and Professor X in the 'X-Men' film series.
[Picture of Patrick Stewart]


Stewart, Peggy
Born 5 June 1923  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Actress whose film career started way back in 1937 and is still going strong.
[Picture of Peggy Stewart]


Stewart, Rod
Born 10 January 1945  (Highgate, London, England)
Past-his-prime rock star who pays young blondes to pretend to like him. Best-known hits include 'Maggie May', 'You Wear It Well' and the mildly sickening 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?'. Far superior, though, is the classic 'Stay With Me', which he co-wrote and recorded while a member of the Faces. Underwent surgery in 2000 after suspected thyroid cancer.
[Picture of Rod 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]


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]


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]


Storch, Larry
Born 8 January 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Experienced character actor in numerous films over the years.
[Picture of Larry Storch]


Storey, Peter
Born 7 September 1945  (Farnham, Surrey, England)
Uncompromising midfielder for Arsenal FC and England. Had a decidedly dodgy post-football career involving brothels, fake gold coins and pornography. Whatever happened to running a pub?
[Picture of Peter Storey]


Stöve, Betty
Born 24 June 1945  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Tennis player, lost Wimbledon's Singles Final in 1977 to Virginia Wade but made up for it by winning 10 Grand Slam titles in Doubles Finals.
[Picture of Betty Stöve]


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]


Stranks, Susan
Born 2 December 1938  (London, England)
Actress and TV presenter who caused many a teenage boys' heart to flutter as presenter of 1970s children's magazine series 'Magpie'.
[Picture of Susan Stranks]


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


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]


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]


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]


Stroud, Don
Born 1 September 1943  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Actor and surfer.
[Picture of Don Stroud]


Struthers, Sally
Born 28 July 1947  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Actress best known for her role as Gloria in 'All in the Family'.
[Picture of Sally Struthers]


Stylez, Shyla
Born 23 September 1982  (Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian pornographic actress.
[Picture of Shyla Stylez]


Suarez, Belgica
Date and place of birth unknown
Honduran model, a former "Miss Honduras". Born 1986.
[Picture of Belgica Suarez]


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


Suárez, Luis
Born 24 January 1987  (Salto, Uruguay)
Controversial but brilliant Liverpool and Uruguay striker.
[Picture of Luis Suárez]


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


Sugar, Alan
Born 24 March 1947  (Hackney, London, England)
Businessman, boss of Amstrad and former chairman of Tottenham Hotspur. Now well known for his role in the UK version of the TV show 'The Apprentice', with his catchphrase, "You're fired". Was 'Suralan', now in the House of Lords.
[Picture of Alan Sugar]


Suh, Ndamukong
Born 6 January 1987  (Portland, Oregon)
American footballer, defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions.
[Picture of Ndamukong Suh]


Süleymanoglu, Naim
Born 23 January 1967  (Ptichar, Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-born triple Olympic weightlifting champion for Turkey.
[Picture of Naim Süleymanoglu]


Sullivan, John L.
Born 25 November 1946  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Retired wrestler and actor also known as Johnny Valiant
[Picture of John L. Sullivan]


Summitt, Pat
Born 14 June 1952  (Clarksville, Tennessee, USA)
The most successful women's basketball coach ever. Led the Tennessee Lady Vols to 8 NCAA championships.
[Picture of Pat Summitt]


Supha, Luang Phu
Born in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand  (exact date unknown)
Buddhist monk who claims to be the oldest man in the World. Died in August 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Luang Phu Supha]


Surendra, Rajiv
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actor of Tamil descent. Born 1989.
[Picture of Rajiv Surendra]


Surtees, John
Born 11 February 1934  (Tatsfield, Surrey, England)
Racing driver and biker, the only man to ever win World Championships on both two and four wheels. Still involved in motorsport.
[Picture of John Surtees]


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]


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, Dudley
Born 6 April 1933  (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England)
Long-time actor on British TV & films, best known as "Tinker" in 'Lovejoy'.
[Picture of Dudley Sutton]


Suvaddhana, Nyanasamvara Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana is no longer with us
Born 3 October 1913  (Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand)

Died 24 October 2013  (Bankok, Thailand)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
19th and incumbent Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, a Buddhist leader.
[Picture of Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana]


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


Swan, Billy
Born 12 May 1942  (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA)
Country singer who had a massive hit single in 1974 with 'I Can Help'.
[Picture of Billy Swan]


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]


Swank, Hilary
Born 30 July 1974  (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)
Acclaimed film actress. Twice winner of the Best Actress Oscar, in 1999 and 2004.
[Picture of Hilary Swank]


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]


Swingle, Ward
Born 21 September 1927  (Mobile, Alabama)
American jazz vocalist.
[Picture of Ward Swingle]


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]


Symes, Bob
Born 6 May 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Austrian-born inventor and modelling enthusiast who often popped up on 'Tomorrow's World' and the like.
[Picture of Bob Symes]


Sytch, Tammy Lynn
Born 7 December 1972  (Matawan, New Jersey, USA)
Female wrestling manager and occasional wrestler.
[Picture of Tammy Lynn Sytch]

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