Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: G


G, Kenny
Born 5 June 1956  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Jazz saxophonist whose success in the 1980s killed the use of the instrument in modern pop stone dead.
[Picture of Kenny G]


Gabor, Zsa Zsa
Born 6 February 1917  (Budapest, Hungary)
Nine-times married, cop-slapping actress. Was in a coma for a while after a collision between her car and a lamp-post on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard in November 2002.
[Picture of Zsa Zsa Gabor]


Gadahn, Adam Yahiye
Born 1 September 1978  (Oregon, USA)
American who converted to Islam and his now one of Al-Qaeda's leading operatives.
[Picture of Adam Yahiye Gadahn]


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


Gaga, Lady
Born 28 March 1986  (New York City, New York, USA)
Glamorous pop star that dem kids are listening to.
[Picture of Lady Gaga]


Gagne, Verne
Born 26 February 1926  (Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA)
Former professional wrestler and American football player.
[Picture of Verne Gagne]


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


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


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


Gallacher, Bernard
Born 9 February 1949  (Bathgate, Scotland)
Retired professional golfer. Captained Europe to Ryder Cup success in 1995. Daughter is Sky Sports wet dream Kirsty Gallacher.
[Picture of Bernard Gallacher]


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


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


Gallagher, Liam
Born 21 September 1972  (Burnage, Manchester, England)
Lead singer of Oasis and now Beady Eye, with a distinctive singing stance.
[Picture of Liam Gallagher]


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


Galloway, George
Born 16 August 1954  (Dundee, Scotland)
Maverick left-wing Respect MP for Bradford West.
[Picture of George Galloway]


Gallup, Simon
Born 1 June 1960  (Surrey, England)
Bass player with post-punk goth meisters The Cure.
[Picture of Simon Gallup]


Galyon, Donnie
Born 28 October 1951  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
One half of the current oldest living co-joined twins, who have also done work in the entertainment business because of their unusual situation.
[Picture of Donnie Galyon]


Galyon, Ronnie
Born 28 October 1951  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
One half of the current oldest living co-joined twins.
[Picture of Ronnie Galyon]


Gambaccini, Paul
Born 2 April 1949  (New York, New York, USA)
DJ and music writer.
[Picture of Paul Gambaccini]


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


Gandolfo, David
Born 3 July 1938  (England)
Horse trainer who retired after a 50 year career in 2009. Born 1938.
[Picture of David Gandolfo]


Garagiola, Joe
Born 12 February 1926  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Baseball player turned TV broadcaster.
[Picture of Joe Garagiola]


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


Garber, Victor
Born 16 March 1949  (London, Canada)
Actor who played Jesus in the 1973 film 'Godspell'.
[Picture of Victor Garber]


Garcia, Jorge
Born 28 April 1973  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Actor and comedian best known for his role as Hurley Reyes in 'Lost'.
[Picture of Jorge Garcia]


García, Ismael Zambada
Born 1 January 1948  (Sinaloa, Mexico)
Mexican drug lord of the Sinaloa cartel.
[Picture of Ismael Zambada García]


Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Gabriel Garcia Marquez is no longer with us
Born 6 March 1927  (Aracataca, Colombia)

Died 17 April 2014  (Mexico City, Mexico)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Latin American writer, author of 'La Hojaresca' and 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
[Picture of Gabriel Garcia Marquez]


Garden, Susan
Born 22 February 1944  (England)
Baroness Garden of Frognal, a Liberal Democrat peer in the House of Lords.
[Picture of Susan Garden]


Gardner, Arthur
Born 7 June 1910  (Marinette, Wisconsin, USA)
Actor and producer, the last person alive associated with the classic 1930s film 'All Quiet on the Western Front'. Died late in 2014 without picking up an obit.
[Picture of Arthur Gardner]


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


Garner, Alan
Born 17 October 1934  (Congleton, Cheshire, USA)
English fantasy writer.
[Picture of Alan Garner]


Garner, James James Garner is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1928  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 19 July 2014  (Brentwood, Los Angeles, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
TV and film actor who specialised in playing cowboys, sheriffs and detectives, most notably in 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files'. His real surname is Bumgarner, but for some reason he dropped the first syllable when he became famous.
[Picture of James Garner]


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


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


Garvin, Ron
Born 30 March 1945  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Semi-retired Canadian wrestler.
[Picture of Ron Garvin]


Gascoigne, Bamber
Born 24 January 1935  (London, England)
Author & TV personality, former host of 'University Challenge'.
[Picture of Bamber Gascoigne]


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


Gascoine, Jill
Born 11 April 1937  (Lambeth, London, England)
Actress in 'The Onedin Line' and novelist.
[Picture of Jill Gascoine]


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


Gates, Bill
Born 28 October 1951  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Absurdly rich and much-vilified chairman of Microsoft.
[Picture of Bill Gates]


Gatiss, Mark
Born 17 October 1966  (Sedgefield, County Durham, England)
Comedian, actor and writer who emerged in the late 1990s with the comedy group 'The League of Gentlemen' before embarking on a successful solo career.
[Picture of Mark Gatiss]


Gatti, Armand
Born 26 January 1924  (Monaco Ville, Monaco, France)
French playwright.
[Picture of Armand Gatti]


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


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


Gaynor, Gloria
Born 7 September 1949  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
R & B singer who enjoyed great success in the 1970s with hits such as 'I Will Survive' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye', making her something of a gay icon.
[Picture of Gloria Gaynor]


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


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


Geller, Uri
Born 20 December 1946  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Spoon-bending friend of the late Michael Jackson.
[Picture of Uri Geller]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


George, Vanessa
Born 30 November 1970  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Nursery worker jailed for abusing children at a nursery in Plymouth as part of a paedophile ring.
[Picture of Vanessa George]


Gerard, Gil
Born 23 January 1943  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Star of 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'. Also got to flirt with Erin Gray, the lucky ol' dog.
[Picture of Gil Gerard]


Gerety, Peter Leo
Born 19 July 1912  (Shelton, Connecticut, USA)
American Archbishop of Newark from 1974-1986.
[Picture of Peter Leo Gerety]


Gerrard, Steven
Born 30 May 1980  (Whiston, Merseyside, England)
Sullen but inspirational Liverpool footballer. Announced his retierment from international duty after yet another debacle in 2014.
[Picture of Steven Gerrard]


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


Gest, David
Born 11 May 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Weird-looking but highly amusing former husband of Liza Minnelli, a US television producer who now appears in "celebrity" shows in the UK.
[Picture of David Gest]


Ghiggia, Alcides
Born 22 December 1926  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
The last surviving player from Uruguay's 1950 World Cup winning team. Scored the winner against Brazil.
[Picture of Alcides Ghiggia]


Gibbard, Ben
Born 11 August 1976  (Bremerton, Washington, USA)
Lead singer of indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie.
[Picture of Ben Gibbard]


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


Gibson, Hutton
Born 26 August 1918  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Father of Mel Gibson. Also a religious writer & activist.
[Picture of Hutton Gibson]


Gibson, Mel
Born 3 January 1956  (Peerskill, New York, USA)
Actor, born in the US, but raised in Australia, where he found fame through the Mad Max films. Since then, he's been one of Hollywood's top actors. More recently has been directing bizarre films & insulting policemen.
[Picture of Mel Gibson]


Gibson, William
Born 17 March 1948  (Conway, South Carolina, USA)
Novelist and godfather of 'Cyberpunk' with his cult 1984 novel 'Neuromancer'.
[Picture of William Gibson]


Gifford, Frank
Born 16 August 1930  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
American football player for the New York Giants, who later became a broadcaster.
[Picture of Frank Gifford]


Gifford, Kathie Lee
Born 16 August 1953  (Paris, France)
American TV personality.
[Picture of Kathie Lee Gifford]


Gilbert, Lewis
Born 6 March 1920  (London, England)
English film director, producer & screenwriter, notably of both war films and three James Bond movies.
[Picture of Lewis Gilbert]


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


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


Giles, Bill
Born 18 November 1939  (Dittisham, Devon, England)
Popular weather forecaster for the BBC for many years before his retirement in 2000.
[Picture of Bill Giles]


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


Gilot, Francoise
Born 26 November 1921  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
French painter and muse to the legendary Pablo Picasso.
[Picture of Francoise Gilot]


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


Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
Born 15 March 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
First Jewish woman to be elected to the United States Supreme Court.
[Picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg]


Giscard D'Estaing, Valéry
Born 2 February 1926  (Koblenz, Germany)
President of France from 1974-81.
[Picture of Valéry Giscard D'Estaing]


Giuliani, Rudolph
Born 28 May 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Mayor of New York, 1994-2001.
[Picture of Rudolph Giuliani]


Givens, Ahmad "Real"
Born 2 January 1982  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Rapper and reality TV show contestant.
[Picture of Ahmad


Glassford, Bill
Born 8 March 1914  (Lancaster, Ohio, USA)
Retired American footballer.
[Picture of Bill Glassford]


Glazer, Malcolm Malcolm Glazer is no longer with us
Born 25 May 1928  (Rochester, New York, USA)

Died 28 May 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
American businessman, owner of Manchester United.
[Picture of Malcolm Glazer]


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


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


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


Glenny, Felix Felix Glenny is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 11 January 2014  (Gillingham, Kent, England)

Age at death: 23  (read death notice)
Terminally ill young man who married on his death bed and had support from Sharon Osbourne. Born 1990.
[Picture of Felix Glenny]


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


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


Glover, Crispin
Born 20 April 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor best known for his role as the feckless George McFly in the 1980s classic 'Back to the Future'.
[Picture of Crispin Glover]


Glover, Danny
Born 22 July 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, best known for his performances in the 'Lethal Weapon' series.
[Picture of Danny Glover]


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


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


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


Goffey, Danny
Born 7 February 1974  (Eton, Buckinghamshire, England)
Drummer with Britpop behemoths Supergrass.
[Picture of Danny Goffey]


Goggins, Paul Paul Goggins is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1953  (Manchester, England)

Died 7 January 2014  (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)

Age at death: 60  (read death notice)
Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East from 1997 to his death early in 2014.
[Picture of Paul Goggins]


Goldie, Annabel
Born 27 February 1950  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Conservative Scottish MSP and curiously, member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Annabel Goldie]


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


Goldschmidt, Neil
Born 16 June 1940  (Eugene, Oregon)
Governor of Oregon from 1987-91. Member of the Carter presidency in the 1970s.
[Picture of Neil Goldschmidt]


Golpayegani, Lotfollah Safi
Born 20 February 1919  (Golpaygan, Iran)
Iranian cleric.
[Picture of Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani]


Good, Jack
Born 7 August 1931  (London, England)
Pioneering TV producer, who created pop programmes 'Six-Five Special' and 'Oh Boy!' before embarking on an acting career and later converting to Catholicism and painting religious icons.
[Picture of Jack Good]


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


Goodman, Louisa
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge, Len. Born 1917 or thereabouts.
[Picture of Louisa Goodman]


Goody, Gordon
Born 11 March 1930  (London, England)
Member of the great train robbers of 1963.
[Picture of Gordon Goody]


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years.
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


Gorbachev, Mikhail
Born 2 March 1931  (Privolnoye, Stavropol, Russia)
Joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1952, rising steadily to become its General Secretary from 1985-91 and President of the USSR from 1990-91. Has a map of Italy tattooed on his head for some reason.
[Picture of Mikhail Gorbachev]


Gordimer, Nadine Nadine Gordimer is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1923  (Springs, Transvaal, South Africa)

Died 13 July 2014  (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize-winning author, often considered a feminist writer, although she herself has always resisted this label.
[Picture of Nadine Gordimer]


Gordon, James
Born 17 May 1936  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Baron Gordon of Strathblane. Managing director of Radio Clyde from 1973 to 1996. Chairman of Radio Audience Research (RAJAR) since 2003.
[Picture of James Gordon]


Gordon, James Alexander James Alexander Gordon is no longer with us
Born 10 February 1936  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 18 August 2014  (Reading, Berkshire, England)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Football results announcer for BBC Radio from 1974 until his retirement in 2013.
[Picture of James Alexander Gordon]


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


Gordon-Lennox, Charles
Born 8 January 1955  (Sussex, England)
Heir apparent to the Dukedom of Richmond. Manages the Goodwood estate, famous for it's horse and motor racing.
[Picture of Charles Gordon-Lennox]


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


Gordy Gaye, Anna Anna Gordy Gaye is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1921  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 31 January 2014  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Songwriter, sister of Mowtown founder Berry Gordy and first wife of legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye.
[Picture of Anna Gordy Gaye]


Gore, Al
Born 31 March 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Former US Vice President and Presidential candidate. Famously lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush despite having the majority of the popular vote. Now a prominent environmentalist.
[Picture of Al Gore]


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


Götz, Karl Otto
Born 22 February 1914  (Aachen, Germany)
German artist, known for his abstract, formless paintings.
[Picture of Karl Otto Götz]


Gracie, Rorion
Born 10 January 1952  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor and creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) which is starting to give boxing and wrestling a run for its money.
[Picture of Rorion Gracie]


Grafton, Sue
Born 24 April 1940  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Detective novelist, known for her alphabetical series of books ('A is for Alibi' etc).
[Picture of Sue Grafton]


Graham, Alasdair
Born 21 May 1929  (Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Canadian politician. President of the Liberal Party from 1976-80.
[Picture of Alasdair Graham]


Graham, Alec
Born 7 August 1929  (Oxford, England)
Anglican Bishop of Newcastle from 1981-97
[Picture of Alec Graham]


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


Graham, Caroline
Born 17 July 1931  (Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England)
Novelist and creator of Inspector Barnaby, of which the endless 'Midsomer Murders' TV series is based on.
[Picture of Caroline Graham]


Graham, David
Born 13 March 1922  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former cricketer for Ireland.
[Picture of David Graham]


Graham, David
Born 11 July 1925  (London, England)
Actor, best known for his voice work on 'Thunderbirds' as Parker and Brains and on 'Doctor Who' as one of the voices of the Daleks.
[Picture of David Graham]


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


Graham, George G.
Born 23 September 1931  (Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)
South Carolina Republican politican.
[Picture of George G. Graham]


Graham, Ian
Born 12 November 1923  (Campsea Ashe, Suffolk, England)
British specialist in Mayan civilisation.
[Picture of Ian Graham]


Graham, Jack
Born 7 May 1916  (Australia)
Retired Australian Rules footballer.
[Picture of Jack Graham]


Graham, James
Born 6 April 1935  (Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe))
8th Duke of Montrose.
[Picture of James Graham]


Graham, John
Born 9 January 1935  (Stratford, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand Rugby Union international.
[Picture of John Graham]


Graham, Patricia Albjerg
Born in Lafayette, Indiana, USA  (exact date unknown)
American historian. Born 1935.
[Picture of Patricia Albjerg Graham]


Graham, Rev Billy
Born 7 November 1918  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Travelling evangelist who has been preaching his doctrine of sin and salvation around the world for almost 60 years. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992.
[Picture of Rev Billy Graham]


Graham, Richard
Born in Goiás, Brazil  (exact date unknown)
Brazilian/American historian. Born 1934.
[Picture of Richard Graham]


Graham, Robert M.
Born in Michigan, USA  (exact date unknown)
American computer scientist. Born 1929.
[Picture of Robert M. Graham]


Graham, Ron
Born 17 December 1926  (Aldershot, England)
English-born Australian actor.
[Picture of Ron Graham]


Graham, Ronald
Born 31 October 1935  (Taft, Califiornia)
American mathematician.
[Picture of Ronald Graham]


Graham, Stan
Born 29 January 1926  (Northern Ireland)
Canadian politician. Apparently died in 2010. Oh well, back to the drawing board...
[Picture of Stan Graham]


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


Graham, 4th Baronet, John
Born 15 July 1926  (Cambridge, England)
Retired British diplomat.
[Picture of John Graham, 4th Baronet]


Graham-Smith, Francis
Born 25 April 1923  (Roehampton, Surrey, England)
Thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990.
[Picture of Francis Graham-Smith]


Grammer, Kelsey
Born 21 February 1955  (Saint Thomas, US Virgin Isles)
Actor & comedian, best known as the lead role in 'Frasier', but also for his roles in 'Cheers' and 'The Simpsons' (as the voice of Sideshow Bob). Suffered a heart-attack in 2008.
[Picture of Kelsey Grammer]


Grandin, Temple
Born 29 August 1947  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American professor and doctor of Animal Science.
[Picture of Temple Grandin]


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


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


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


Grant, Russell
Born 4 February 1951  (Middlesex, England)
Large, camp TV and newspaper astrologer.
[Picture of Russell Grant]


Grant, Saginaw
Born 20 July 1936  (Pawnee, Oklahoma, USA)
Actor, dancer and campaigner for Native Americans.
[Picture of Saginaw Grant]


Grantham, Leslie
Born 30 April 1947  (London, England)
Best known for his portrayal of 'Dirty' Den Watts in Eastenders from the shows beginning in 1985 to 1989, his character seemingly killed off. He briefly returned from the dead in 2003 before leaving again in 2005 following an online sex scandal.
[Picture of Leslie Grantham]


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


Grassley, Chuck
Born 17 September 1933  (New Hartford, Iowa, USA)
US Republican from Iowa since 1981.
[Picture of Chuck Grassley]


Grau, Dieter Dieter Grau is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1913  (Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany)

Died 17 December 2014  (Huntsville, Alabama, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Rocket scientist who later was instrumental in the early days of NASA's space program.
[Picture of Dieter Grau]


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


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


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


Gray, Macy
Born 6 September 1967  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
US R&B singer known for her rasping voice. Hyped to the trees a decade or so ago.
[Picture of Macy Gray]


Gray, Professor John
Date and place of birth unknown
Professor of Education at Cambridge Univesity.
[Picture of Professor John Gray]


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


Gray, Vernita Vernita Gray is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 18 March 2014  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Chicago-based gay activist.
[Picture of Vernita Gray]


Gray, Vivean
Born 20 July 1924  (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England)
TV actress - played Mrs Mangel in Aussie soap 'Neighbours'.
[Picture of Vivean Gray]


Greatbatch, Shaun
Born 13 July 1969  (Newmarket, Suffolk, England)
Darts player, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Shaun Greatbatch]


Greaves, Jimmy
Born 20 February 1940  (Poplar, London, England)
British football legend.
[Picture of Jimmy Greaves]


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


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


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


Green, Seth
Born 8 February 1974  (West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, best known as Oz in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and Scott Evil in the Austin Powers franchise.
[Picture of Seth Green]


Green, Tom
Born 30 July 1971  (Pembroke, Ontario, Canada)
Actor who was briefly married to Drew Barrymore, and now has cancer.
[Picture of Tom Green]


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


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


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


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


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


Gregoraci, Elisabetta
Born 8 February 1980  (Calabria, Italy)
Italian model and wife of Flavio Briatore.
[Picture of Elisabetta Gregoraci]


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


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


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


Griffin, Dale
Born 24 October 1948  (Ross-on-Wye, England)
Drummer with glam rock band Mott the Hoople.
[Picture of Dale Griffin]


Griffin, Nick
Born 1 March 1959  (Barnet, London, England)
Odious former leader of the British National Party. Made a controversial appearance on BBC TV's 'Question Time' in 2009. Now an MEP.
[Picture of Nick Griffin]


Griffiths, Eldon Eldon Griffiths is no longer with us
Born 25 May 1925  (England)

Died 3 June 2014  (Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Conservative MP for Bury St Edmonds from 1964-1992. Minister for Sport in the Heath government.
[Picture of Eldon Griffiths]


Griffiths, Trevor
Born 4 April 1935  (Manchester, England)
Left-wing playwright and television scriptwriter.
[Picture of Trevor Griffiths]


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


Grimes, Martha
Born 2 May 1931  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Detective novelist of the 'Richard Jury' books. Another American author writing 'British' mysteries!
[Picture of Martha Grimes]


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


Grosics, Gyula Gyula Grosics is no longer with us
Born 4 February 1926  (Dorog, Hungary)

Died 13 June 2014  (Budapest, Hungary)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former goalkeeper for Hungary, one of the last surviving players from the brilliant team that thumped England at Wembley & reached the 1954 World Cup Final.
[Picture of Gyula Grosics]


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


Gross, Kate Kate Gross is no longer with us
Born 10 July 1978  (place of birth unknown)

Died 25 December 2014  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 36  (read death notice)
Former aide to former PM Tony Blair.
[Picture of Kate Gross]


Guarnere, William William Guarnere is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1923  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 8 March 2014  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Member of Easy Company, the WW2 soldiers whose exploits later featured on 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of William Guarnere]


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


Guðbrandsdóttir, Guðríður
Born 23 May 1906  (Iceland)
Oldest person in Iceland. There you go...
[Picture of Guðríður Guðbrandsdóttir]


Guillaume, Robert
Born 30 November 1927  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actor, better known in the US, though he has starred in many international movie hits, including 'The Lion King'.
[Picture of Robert Guillaume]


Gunn, Anna
Born 11 August 1968  (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)
Actress from 'Breaking Bad', the street cred-testing HBO series which ended in 2013.
[Picture of Anna Gunn]


Gunn, Tim
Born 29 July 1953  (Washington D.C., USA)
Fashion guru, voice actor and TV personality.
[Picture of Tim Gunn]


Gurlitt, Cornelius Cornelius Gurlitt is no longer with us
Born 28 December 1932  (Hamburg, Germany)

Died 6 May 2014  (Munich, Germany)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Art collector who was discovered in 2013 to have hidden art treasures taken by the Nazis from the Jews.
[Picture of Cornelius Gurlitt]


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


Gürragchaa, Jügderdemidiin
Born 5 December 1947  (Gurvanbulag, Bulgan, Mongolia)
The first Mongolian in Space in 1981.
[Picture of Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa]


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


Gyatso, Tenzin
Born 6 July 1935  (Takster, Qinghai, China)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. According to our contributor, he's a nice guy, you'd want him for a grandfather, and he is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
[Picture of Tenzin Gyatso]


Gyllenhaal, Jake
Born 19 December 1980  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Film actor, still best known as the troubled Donnie Darko in the cult 2001 film of the same name.
[Picture of Jake Gyllenhaal]

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