Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: 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]


Sabonis, Arvydas
Born 19 December 1964  (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Lithuanian basketball player.
[Picture of Arvydas Sabonis]


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]


Sade, (singer)
Born 16 January 1959  (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Jazz-pop singer whose 1984 album 'Diamond Life' was the poncy middle-class album of choice in the yuppie 80s.
[Picture of (singer) Sade]


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]


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]


Saint, Johnny
Born 29 June 1941  (Failsworth, Lancashire, England)
Retired English wrestler.
[Picture of Johnny 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]


Salazar, Amaya
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  (exact date unknown)
Dominican artist with a unique style of blending human figures and faces with the colours of nature. Born 1951.
[Picture of Amaya Salazar]


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


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


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]


Salmond, Alex
Born 31 December 1954  (Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland)
Leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland since 2007.
[Picture of Alex Salmond]


Sánchez, Eleuterio
Born 15 April 1942  (Salamanca, Spain)
Once Spain's most wanted man and known as "El Lute". Pardoned in 1981.
[Picture of Eleuterio Sánchez]


Sandeman-Charles, Teresa Teresa Sandeman-Charles is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 12 December 2014  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 54  (read death notice)
Woman with a terminal lung disease who has strived to convince more people to become organ donors.
[Picture of Teresa Sandeman-Charles]


Sanders, Adrian
Born 25 April 1959  (Paignton, Devon, England)
Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay since 1997.
[Picture of Adrian Sanders]


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]


Sansom, C. J.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish crime novelist known for his book series about Tudor-era detective Shardlake. Born 1952
[Picture of C. J. Sansom]


Sansom, Kenny
Born 26 September 1958  (London, England)
Former Arsenal FC and England international left back.
[Picture of Kenny Sansom]


Santambrogio, Mauro
Born 7 October 1984  (Erba, Lombardy, Italy)
Italian professional cyclist.
[Picture of Mauro Santambrogio]


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


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]


Sarosy, Zoltan
Born 23 August 1906  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Zoltan Sarosy]


Saturn, Perry
Born 25 October 1966  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
American wrestler, born Perry Arthur Satullo.
[Picture of Perry Saturn]


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


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


Savage, Robbie
Born 18 October 1974  (Wrexham, Wales)
Gobshite footballer turned gobshite TV pundit.
[Picture of Robbie Savage]


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


Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Simeon
Born 16 June 1937  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Former Tsar of Bulgaria before being forced out by referendum, before returning to power as Prime Minister in 2001.
[Picture of Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha]


Scahill, Jeremy
Born 18 October 1974  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Investigative journalist with The Nation magazine in the USA.
[Picture of Jeremy Scahill]


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]


Scarfo, Sr., Nicodemo
Born 8 March 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Gangster, boss of the Philadelphia crime family.
[Picture of Nicodemo Scarfo, Sr.]


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.
[Picture of Arthur Scargill]


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]


Schaller, Simone
Born 12 August 1912  (South Manchester, Connecticut, USA)
American athlete who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games.
[Picture of Simone Schaller]


Schallert, William
Born 6 July 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor with 150 film credits to his name, but somehow manages to have avoided hitting the big time.
[Picture of William Schallert]


Schapiro, Miriam
Born in Toronto, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian-born feminist artist. Born 1923.
[Picture of Miriam Schapiro]


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


Schell, Maximilian Maximilian Schell is no longer with us
Born 8 December 1930  (Vienna, Austria)

Died 1 February 2014  (Innsbruck, Austria)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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.
[Picture of Maximilian Schell]


Schelling, Thomas
Born 14 April 1921  (Oakland, California, USA)
Economist & Professor - a key name in US Security policies & global warming pressure groups over the years.
[Picture of Thomas Schelling]


Scheungraber, Josef
Born 8 September 1918  (Bavaria, Germany)
Nazi, born 1918. Accused of killing 14 people in Falzano in 1944.
[Picture of Josef Scheungraber]


Schifrin, Lalo
Born 21 June 1932  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentinian composer whose most famous tune is the theme for 'Mission: Impossible'. Dum Dum Der Num, Dum Dum Derrr Num...
[Picture of Lalo Schifrin]


Schlesinger, James James Schlesinger is no longer with us
Born 15 February 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 27 March 2014  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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]


Schmitt, Harrison
Born 3 June 1935  (Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA)
Former Astronaut, the last to set foot on the moon. Later a US senator for New Mexico.
[Picture of Harrison Schmitt]


Schuller, Robert H.
Born 16 September 1926  (Alton, Iowa, USA)
American televangelist and pastor.
[Picture of Robert H. Schuller]


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. Suffered serious head injuries after a skiing accident late in 2013.
[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]


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


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


Scott, Janette
Born 14 December 1938  (Morecambe, Lancashire, England)
Actress, daughter of the legendary Thora Hird.
[Picture of Janette Scott]


Scott, Little Jimmy Little Jimmy Scott is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1925  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 12 June 2014  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Jazz singer known for his unusually high voice.
[Picture of Little Jimmy Scott]


Scott, Stuart
Born 19 July 1965  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Sportscaster for ESPN in the USA.
[Picture of Stuart Scott]


Scott-Lee, Lisa
Born 5 November 1975  (Rhyl, Wales)
Singer with 90s boy/girl band Steps.
[Picture of Lisa Scott-Lee]


Scudamore, Michael Michael Scudamore is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1932  (place of birth unknown)

Died 7 July 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Former Jockey, whose son and grandson have followed suit.
[Picture of Michael Scudamore]


Seagal, Steven
Born 10 April 1952  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Actor, best known for action-packed pot boilers such as 'Under Siege'.
[Picture of Steven Seagal]


Sears, Dawn
Born 7 December 1961  (East Grand Forks, Minnesota, USA)
Country music singer. Died in December 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Dawn Sears]


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


Secada, Jon
Born 4 October 1961  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban-born singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Jon Secada]


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


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


Seeger, Pete Pete Seeger is no longer with us
Born 3 May 1919  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 27 January 2014  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


Seeler, Uwe
Born 5 November 1936  (Hamburg, Germany)
Diminutive striker for Hamburger SV and West Germany.
[Picture of Uwe Seeler]


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]


Seger, Bob
Born 6 May 1945  (Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA)
American singer-songwriter and pioneer of "heartland rock", with hits such as 'Night Moves'.
[Picture of Bob Seger]


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]


Sehgal, Zohra Zohra Sehgal is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1912  (Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Died 10 July 2014  (Dehli, India)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Veteran Indian actress.
[Picture of Zohra Sehgal]


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]


Selleck, Tom
Born 29 January 1945  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Impressively 'tached star of 'Magnum PI', amongst many other films & TV shows.
[Picture of Tom Selleck]


Semple, Jr., Lorenzo Lorenzo Semple, Jr. is no longer with us
Born 27 March 1923  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)

Died 28 March 2014  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Hollywood scriptwriter for the 'Batman' TV series and films such as 'The Parallax View'.
[Picture of Lorenzo Semple, Jr.]


Sen, Suchitra Suchitra Sen is no longer with us
Born 6 April 1931  (Pabna, Bangladesh)

Died 17 January 2014  (Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


Sentamu, John
Born 10 June 1949  (Kampala, Uganda)
Outspoken & high profile Archbishop of York.
[Picture of John Sentamu]


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]


Serbedžija, Rade
Born 27 July 1946  (Bunic, Croatia)
Serbo-Croat actor, often employed in Hollywood as a suitably eastern european heavy.
[Picture of Rade Serbedžija]


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


Serres, Michel
Born 1 September 1930  (Agen, France)
French philosopher.
[Picture of Michel Serres]


Seselj, Vojislav
Born 11 October 1954  (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
Serbian politician, currently on trial at the Hague for war crimes. Went on hunger strike in 2006, but as he was a lardarse beforehand, this only resulted in him looking trimmer, rather than gaunt.
[Picture of Vojislav Seselj]


Setchell, Marcus
Born 4 October 1943  (place of birth unknown)
Surgeon-Gynaecologist to the Royal Household until 2013.
[Picture of Marcus Setchell]


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]


Shaeri, Khalid bin Mohsin
Date and place of birth unknown
Morbidly obese Saudi man who was airlifted out of his own home in 2013. Born c. 1993.
[Picture of Khalid bin Mohsin Shaeri]


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


Shahzad, Faisal
Born 30 June 1979  (Pakistan)
Pakistan-born American, jailed in 2010 for the Times Sqaure bombing that year.
[Picture of Faisal Shahzad]


Shakira, (singer)
Born 2 February 1977  (Barranquilla, California, USA)
Oft-gyrating, scantily-clad Colombian singer.
[Picture of (singer) Shakira]


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, Sara
Born 18 May 1928  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actress and author, also known as Elaine Hollingsworth.
[Picture of Sara 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]


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 Ariel Sharon is no longer with us
Born 27 February 1928  (Kfar Malal, Palestine (now in Israel))

Died 11 January 2014  (Ramat Gan, Israel)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Israel 2001-06.
[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.
[Picture of William Shatner]


Shaw, Run Run Run Run Shaw is no longer with us
Born 4 October 1907  (Shanghai, China)

Died 7 January 2014  (Hong Kong, China)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
Hong Kong film producer; founder of Shaw Studios; major benefactor of HK public works.
[Picture of Run Run Shaw]


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, Chris
Born in Palmerston North, New Zealand  (exact date unknown)
Singer/guitarist with indie band The Starlings. Born 1965.
[Picture of Chris Sheehan]


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)
Irish/Hispanic/American actor whose most notable roles have included Captain Willard in the classic film 'Apocalypse Now' and the President in TV series 'The West Wing'.
[Picture of Martin Sheen]


Shekau, Abubakar
Born in Niger  (exact date unknown)
Leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. Born 1969. Apparently died in 2013 and represented by an imposter, who was also killed...
[Picture of Abubakar Shekau]


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


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


Sheridan, "Colonel" Bob
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA  (exact date unknown)
Boxing announcer since the 1970s and has commentated on some of the biggest fights of all time, including the 'Thrilla in Manila'. Has had four heart attacks. Born 1944.
[Picture of


Sherman, Allie
Born 10 February 1923  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Former American Football player and coach.
[Picture of Allie Sherman]


Sherman, Richard M.
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Came up 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.
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


Sherman, Russell
Born in New York City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
American classical pianist. Born 1930.
[Picture of Russell Sherman]


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


Shevardnadze, Eduard Eduard Shevardnadze is no longer with us
Born 25 January 1928  (Manati, Lanchkhuti, Georgia)

Died 7 July 2014  (Tblisi, Georgia)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Shinawatra, Yingluck
Born 21 June 1967  (San Kamphaeng, Thailand)
Prime Minister of Thailand since 2011.
[Picture of Yingluck Shinawatra]


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]


Shivers, Joseph
Born 29 November 1920  (Moorestown, New Jersey, USA)
Textile chemist who developed Lycra, which currently undergoing a revival after its 1990s fashion peak.
[Picture of Joseph 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]


Shu-chen, Wu
Born 11 July 1953  (Madou, Tainan, Taiwan)
Wife of the Taiwanese President, who despite being wheelchair-bound after a tractor ran her over, not once, but twice(!), has hit the headlines for her role in insider trading & now faces embezzlement & perjury charges.
[Picture of Wu Shu-chen]


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


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


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


Sifford, Charlie
Born 2 June 1922  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
African-American professional golfer who helped break the PGA segregation in the 1960s.
[Picture of Charlie Sifford]


Sigurđardóttir, Jóhanna
Born 4 October 1942  (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Prime Minister of Iceland since 2009.
[Picture of Jóhanna Sigurđardóttir]


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


Silverberg, Robert
Born 15 January 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Sci-fi author, winner of Hugo and Nebula awards.
[Picture of Robert Silverberg]


Silveria, David
Born 21 September 1972  (San Leandro, California, USA)
Drummer with rock band Korn from 1993-2006.
[Picture of David Silveria]


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]


Simon, Abbey
Born 8 January 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)
American classical pianist.
[Picture of Abbey Simon]


Simon, Carly
Born 25 June 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer-songwriter whose 1970s hit 'You're So Vain' has prompted much speculation over whoever it was about.
[Picture of Carly Simon]


Simon, David
Born 9 February 1960  (Washington, D.C., USA)
American writer/producer and creator of the "box set" series du jour 'The Wire'.
[Picture of David Simon]


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, Paul
Born 13 October 1941  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Successful singer-songwriter who first found fame in the 1960s with singing partner Art Garfunkel before continuing with a solo career of similar distinction.
[Picture of Paul Simon]


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


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


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 Donald Sinden is no longer with us
Born 9 October 1923  (Plymouth, Devon, England)

Died 11 September 2014  (Romney Marsh, Kent, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


Siné, Maurice
Born 31 December 1928  (Paris, France)
French satircal cartoonist.
[Picture of Maurice Siné]


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!'. Little known fact: he's the cousin of the DDP's second ever hit, Simon Cadell!
[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]


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]


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]


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]


Skou, Jens C.
Born 8 October 1918  (Lemvig, Denmark)
Danish chemist and co-winnrer of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1997.
[Picture of Jens C. Skou]


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]


Slenczynska, Ruth
Born 15 January 1925  (Sacramento, California, USA)
American pianist.
[Picture of Ruth Slenczynska]


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]


Small, Minnie
Born 6 October 1946  (Gibralter, Clarendon, Jamaica)
Jamacian singer whose 1964 hit 'My Boy Lollipop', was the first for the Island label.
[Picture of Minnie Small]


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, Anthony Anthony Smith is no longer with us
Born 30 March 1926  (Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England)

Died 7 July 2014  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Explorer and former presenter of 'Tomorrow's World'.
[Picture of Anthony Smith]


Smith, Huey "Piano"
Born 26 January 1934  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Influential rock and roll piano player best known for 'Don't You Just Know it'.
[Picture of Huey


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


Smith, Jenny Lee
Born 2 December 1948  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Woman golfer who won the inaugural British Open in 1976.
[Picture of Jenny Lee Smith]


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


Smith, Kevin
Born 2 August 1970  (Red Bank, New Jersey, USA)
American comedian & actor, now a film director, producer & screenwriter.
[Picture of Kevin 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.
[Picture of Liz Smith]


Smith, M.J.K.
Born 30 June 1933  (Leicester, England)
Former international batsman. Captain of England from 1963-66.
[Picture of M.J.K. 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 '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, 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, Tommy
Born 5 April 1945  (Liverpool, England)
Former Liverpool footballer, nicknamed "The Anfield Iron".
[Picture of Tommy Smith]


Smith, Walter
Born 24 February 1948  (Larnark, Scotland)
Former manager of Everton FC and Rangers FC.
[Picture of Walter Smith]


Smulders, Cobie
Born 3 April 1982  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian actress and model.
[Picture of Cobie Smulders]


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]


Snow, Jon
Born 28 September 1947  (Ardingly, Sussex, England)
Veteran newscaster of Channel Four news fame.
[Picture of Jon Snow]


Snowden, Edward
Born 21 June 1983  (Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA)
Former computer speicialist with the CIA and National Security Agency who leaked details of an extensive network of electronic mail and internet snooping by authorities in 2013. Now resident in Russia.
[Picture of Edward Snowden]


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]


Sobers, Garfield
Born 28 July 1936  (Bridgetown, Barbados)
Legendary West Indian cricketer, who, amongst other things, was the first batsman to hit six sixes off an over, back in 1968.
[Picture of Garfield Sobers]


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]


Somerset, David
Born 23 February 1928  (place of birth unknown)
11th Duke of Beaufort, descended from the House of Plantagenet, the nob.
[Picture of David Somerset]


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


Soo Soo, Papillon
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Model and actress infamous for her "love you long time" cameo in Stanley Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket'. Born 1960.
[Picture of Papillon Soo Soo]


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]


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]


Sparrow, Mighty
Born 9 July 1935  (Grand Roy, Grenada)
Trinidadian singer known as the "King of Calypso".
[Picture of Mighty Sparrow]


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, Aries
Born 3 April 1975  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Stand-up comedian who appeared in nearly 200 episodes of 'MADtv'.
[Picture of Aries Spears]


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 invented the "Wall of Sound" production technique in the 1960s and produced the Beatles and the Ramones amongst others. Jailed for murder in 2009.
[Picture of Phil Spector]


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


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]


Spencer-Churchill, John John Spencer-Churchill is no longer with us
Born 13 April 1926  (Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England)

Died 16 October 2014  (Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
11th Duke of Marlborough. Related to both Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales.
[Picture of John Spencer-Churchill]


Spencer-Wendel, Susan Susan Spencer-Wendel is no longer with us
Born 28 December 1966  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

Died 4 June 2014  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
Woman whose attempt to make the most of her life after being diagnosed with ALS has been turned into a successful book.
[Picture of Susan Spencer-Wendel]


Spielberg, Steven
Born 18 December 1946  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Hugely successful Hollywood movie director ('Jaws', Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial').
[Picture of Steven Spielberg]


Spinks, Leon
Born 11 July 1953  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Boxer who shocked Muhammad Ali in 1978 to become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. Lost the title to Ali 7 months later.
[Picture of Leon Spinks]


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 known for her 25 year stint as "Fat Pat" Butcher in 'EastEnders'.
[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]


Stables, Maggie
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress who provides the voice of Evelyn Smythe in the Doctor Who Big Finish stories. Died in September 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Maggie Stables]


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]


Stallone, Sylvester
Born 6 July 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor, star of 'Rocky' & 'Rambo', also a useless goalkeeper in 'Escape to Victory'.
[Picture of Sylvester 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]


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


Stansfield, Fred Fred Stansfield is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1917  (Cardiff, Wales)

Died 30 March 2014  (Cardiff, Wales)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Former Cardiff City and Newport County footballer.
[Picture of Fred Stansfield]


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]


Starr, Blaze
Born 1 January 1932  (Wayne County, West Virginia, USA)
American burlesque star who infamously had an affair with the Governor of Louisiana, Earl Long.
[Picture of Blaze Starr]


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.
[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]


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.
[Picture of David Steel]


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


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


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


Steinberger, Jack
Born 25 May 1921  (Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, Germany)
German-American Nobel prize-winning phycisist.
[Picture of Jack Steinberger]


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]


Stepánek, Radek
Born 27 November 1978  (Karviná, Czech Rep)
Czech tennis player who has enjoyed major success in doubles.
[Picture of Radek Stepánek]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stewart, Lynne
Born 8 October 1939  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Lawyer who was jailed in 2005 for providing material support for suspected terrorists. Released on compassionate grounds in 2013.
[Picture of Lynne Stewart]


Stewart, Mary Mary Stewart is no longer with us
Born 17 September 1916  (Sunderland, England)

Died 10 May 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Writer of mainly fantasy/sci-fi books, but sometimes dabbles in crime fiction too.
[Picture of Mary Stewart]


Stewart, Micky
Born 16 September 1932  (Herne Hill, England)
Retired cricketer. Captain of Surrey CCC from 1963-72.
[Picture of Micky 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. 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.
[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]


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]


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]


Stolpe, Manfred
Born 13 May 1936  (Szczecin, Poland)
German Politician, Ministerpresident of Bradenburg from 1990 to 2002.
[Picture of Manfred Stolpe]


Stone, Matt
Born 26 May 1971  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Co-creator of 'South Park' with Trey Parker.
[Picture of Matt Stone]


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]


Stoppard, Miriam
Born 12 May 1937  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Doctor, author & broadcaster on a number of health & social issues.
[Picture of Miriam Stoppard]


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]


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


Stottlemyre, Sr., Mel
Born 13 November 1941  (Hazelton, Missouri, USA)
Some old baseball player and father of another baseball player of the same name, apparently. Very unlikely to get a UK obit.
[Picture of Mel Stottlemyre, Sr.]


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]


Strachan, Gordon
Born 9 February 1957  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Fiery former footballer. Now manager of the Scottish national side.
[Picture of Gordon Strachan]


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


Strange, Steve
Born 28 May 1959  (Newbridge, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Singer with New Romantic pioneers Visage.
[Picture of Steve Strange]


Strassman, Marcia Marcia Strassman is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 25 October 2014  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
[Picture of Marcia Strassman]


Strauss, Jael
Born 3 July 1984  (place of birth unknown)
Model who appeared in 'America's Next Top Model' now ravaged by the effects of meth addiction.
[Picture of Jael Strauss]


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]


Street, Adrian
Born 5 December 1940  (Brynmawr, Wales)
Flamboyant Welsh professional wrestler.
[Picture of Adrian Street]


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


Stritch, Elaine Elaine Stritch is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1925  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 17 July 2014  (Birmingham, Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


Stubblefield, Clyde
Born 18 April 1943  (Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
Drummer with James Brown's band whose drum pattern on 'Funky Drummer' is one of the most sampled pieces of music of all time.
[Picture of Clyde Stubblefield]


Sturgeon, Nicola
Born 19 July 1970  (Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland)
Scottish National Party Deputy Leader since 2004.
[Picture of Nicola Sturgeon]


Sturridge, Daniel
Born 1 September 1989  (Birmingham, England)
Striker with Liverpool FC whose former clubs Manchester City and Chelsea may regret letting him slip through their fingers...
[Picture of Daniel Sturridge]


Stursberg, Peter
Born 31 August 1913  (Chefoo, China)
Canadian writer and broadcaster.
[Picture of Peter Stursberg]


Suárez, Adolfo Adolfo Suárez is no longer with us
Born 25 September 1932  (Madrid, Spain)

Died 23 March 2014  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Former Prime Minister of Spain, the first one post-Franco.
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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.
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Suart, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Blackpool FC player and manager. Also briefly took the helm at Chelsea FC. Born 1920.
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Suazo Córdova, Roberto
Born 17 March 1927  (La Paz, Honduras)
President of Honduras from 1982-86.
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Subba Row, Raman
Born 29 January 1932  (London, England)
Left-handed international test cricketer for England.
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Subor, Michel
Born 2 February 1935  (France)
French film actor.
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Suchet, David
Born 2 May 1946  (London, England)
Actor brother of newscaster John Suchet. Star of 'Poirot'
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Süleymanoglu, Naim
Born 23 January 1967  (Ptichar, Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-born triple Olympic weightlifting champion for Turkey.
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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.
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Sundberg, Egon
Born 27 February 1911  (Ockelbo, Sweden)
Retired Swedish footballer.
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Suomi, Al
Born 29 October 1913  (Eveleth, Minnesota, USA)
Currently the oldest living NHL player. Died in September 2014 but no obit.
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Suqing, Fu
Born 19 July 1897  (China)
Chinese woman claiming to be the oldest person in the World.
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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.
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Suschitzky, Wolfgang
Born 29 August 1912  (Vienna, Austria)
Cinematographer best known for his work on the cult 1971 film 'Get Carter'.
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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.
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Sutherland, Donald
Born 17 July 1935  (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Canadian actor, often in kooky, offbeat roles. Father of '24' actor, Keifer.
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Sutton, Dudley
Born 6 April 1933  (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England)
Long-time actor on British TV & films, best known as "Tinker" in 'Lovejoy'.
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Suzuki, Seijun
Born 24 May 1923  (Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film and TV director and actor.
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Swamiji, Shivakumara
Born 1 April 1907  (Veerapura, Magadi Taluk Karnataka, India)
Indian educationalist.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Swift, Clive
Born 9 February 1936  (Liverpool, England)
Character actor best known as the brow-beaten husband of Hyacinth Bucket in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
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Swift, David
Born 3 April 1931  (Liverpool, England)
Actor, brother of Clive Swift and known for his role as the acerbic news anchor Henry Davenport in 'Drop the Dead Donkey'.
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Swinney, John
Born 13 April 1964  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former leader of the Scottish National Party, sandwiched between the two terms of Alex Salmond.
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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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