Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: D


da Silva, Luiz Inácio Lula
Born 6 October 1945  (Garanhuns, Brazil)
President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010.
[Picture of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva]


Dahl, Arlene
Born 11 August 1925  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Six-times married columnist and actress. Had a short relationship with JFK, was married to Lex Barker and is mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
[Picture of Arlene Dahl]


Dailide, Algimantas
Born 12 March 1921  (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Former member of the Lithuanian Secret Police, features on the Wiesenthal Centre's list of most-wanted Nazis due to his role in the deaths of Jewish escapees from Vilna ghettos.
[Picture of Algimantas Dailide]


Daily, Bill
Born 30 August 1927  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
Comedian and actor best known as Larry Hagman's sidekick Roger Healey in the 1960s cult classic 'I Dream of Jeannie'.
[Picture of Bill Daily]


Daker, David
Born in Bilston, England  (exact date unknown)
Familiar character actor whose known role was as Harry Crawford in the 1980s series 'Boon' with the late Michael Elphick. Born c.1937.
[Picture of David Daker]


Dale, Alan
Born 6 May 1947  (Dunedin, New Zealand)
Depending on your age/TV likes - Jim Robinson in 'Neighbours' or Bradford Meade in 'Ugly Betty'. Rather worryingly for Dale, three of his best known characters have died of heart-attacks...
[Picture of Alan Dale]


Dale, Bruce
Date and place of birth unknown
Photographer, most associated with his work for National Geographic magazine.
[Picture of Bruce Dale]


Dale, Dick
Born 4 May 1937  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Surf-rock guitarist.
[Picture of Dick Dale]


Dale, Jim
Born 15 August 1935  (Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England)
Actor, one of the few living stars of Carry On, whose Carry On legend status was severely damaged when he appeared in the woeful Carry on Columbus.
[Picture of Jim Dale]


Dallesandro, Joe
Born 31 December 1948  (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
Actor and Warhol "superstar". Icon and sex symbol of American underground films of the 1970s.
[Picture of Joe Dallesandro]


Dalton, Timothy
Born 21 March 1946  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Actor, the 4th man to play James Bond on screen.
[Picture of Timothy Dalton]


Daltrey, Roger
Born 1 March 1944  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Rock singer, lead singer of The Who. Occasional actor as well.
[Picture of Roger Daltrey]


Daly, John
Born 28 April 1966  (Carmichael, California, USA)
Hard drinking, cigarette puffing, high-stake gambling, drug-taking & hugely overweight golfer. Also one of the most popular & most talented golfers of the last 20 years, probably because of all the above...
[Picture of John Daly]


Daly, Tyne
Born 21 February 1946  (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Won four Emmy awards for her portrayal of Mary Beth Lacey in 'Cagney and Lacey'. Now more involved with theatre.
[Picture of Tyne Daly]


Dalyell, Tam
Born 4 August 1932  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Labour MP for West Lothian/Linlithgow from 1962-2005 and famous for posing the "West Lothian Question" in which you have to be an expert in cross-border constitutional politics to answer...
[Picture of Tam Dalyell]


Dammann, Eric
Born 9 May 1931  (Oslo, Norway)
Author, governmental scholar and environmentalist, founder of international globalization and environment organization "The Future in Our Hands", named after his book. Both were recipients of the Right Livelihood Award in 1982.
[Picture of Eric Dammann]


Damone, Vic
Born 12 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Italian-American easy-listening singer.
[Picture of Vic Damone]


Daniel, Jamie
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish gang leader, now stricken with cancer. Born 1958.
[Picture of Jamie Daniel]


Daniels, Charlie
Born 28 October 1936  (Leland, North Carolina, USA)
Country music singer, guitarist and fiddler.
[Picture of Charlie Daniels]


Danquah, Paul
Born 25 May 1925  (London, England)
Lawyer with a short career as film actor, playing African natives. Son of Ghanaian political figure J.B. Danquah, who gave Ghana its name.
[Picture of Paul Danquah]


D'Arcy, Margaretta
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Irish activist, imprisoned due to her role in the protests against US military stopovers at Shannon Airport but later released on health grounds.
[Picture of Margaretta D'Arcy]


Darling, Jean Jean Darling is no longer with us
Born 22 August 1922  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Died 4 September 2015  (Rodgau, Germany)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Child actress. Together with Lassie Lou Ahern one of the last two surviving silent era cast members of the "Our Gang" film series.
[Picture of Jean Darling]


Darren, James
Born 8 June 1936  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor & singer - a teen idol, who later had a recurring role in 'TJ Hooker'.
[Picture of James Darren]


Darrieux, Danielle
Born 1 May 1917  (Bordeaux, France)
French singer & movie actress, who made some films in America.
[Picture of Danielle Darrieux]


Darrow, Henry
Born 15 September 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Puerto-Rican American actor best known for his role as Manolito Montoya in 'The High Chaparral'.
[Picture of Henry Darrow]


Darwin, John
Born 14 August 1950  (Hartlepool, County Durham, England)
Former teacher and prison officer who was jailed for fraud for faking his own death so his wife (also convicted) could claim the life insurance.
[Picture of John Darwin]


Dashwood, Tenille
Born 1 March 1989  (Melbourne, Australia)
Under the ring name "Emma", the first female diva in WWE history. Portrays a dancing idiot on-screen.
[Picture of Tenille Dashwood]


Datchler, Clark
Born 27 March 1964  (Sutton, Surrey, England)
Singer with 1980s sophisto-pop group Johnny Hates Jazz.
[Picture of Clark Datchler]


Daulton, Darren
Born 3 January 1962  (Arkansas City, Kansas, USA)
Former baseball-catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, nicknamed "Dutch".
[Picture of Darren Daulton]


Davenport, Lord Edward
Born 11 July 1966  (London, England)
Convicted fraudster, has ripped off an eclectic mix of victims ranging from David Emmanuel's wife to the Sierra Leonean government. Not a real lord.
[Picture of Lord Edward Davenport]


Davi, Robert
Born 26 June 1953  (Astoria, New York, USA)
Pock-marked actor turned jazz singer.
[Picture of Robert Davi]


Davidge, Bill
Date and place of birth unknown
Announcer for the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team. His death probably won't make News at Ten.
[Picture of Bill Davidge]


Davies, Barry
Born 24 October 1937  (London, England)
Sports commentator for the BBC since 1969, Davies has commentated on a whole of sports including tennis, gymnastics, hockey and ice skating. Still primarily known as a football commentator on 'Match of the Day'.
[Picture of Barry Davies]


Davies, Dave
Born 3 February 1947  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Younger brother of Ray and fellow member of the Kinks.
[Picture of Dave Davies]


Davies, Dickie
Born 30 April 1933  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of World of Sport, well known for his badger-like hair.
[Picture of Dickie Davies]


Davies, Edwina
Born in Wales  (exact date unknown)
Mother of TV presenter Carol Vorderman. Born 1928.
[Picture of Edwina Davies]


Davies, Florence Florence Davies is no longer with us
Born 22 November 1911  (Abertridwr, Caerphilly, Wales)

Died 20 May 2015  (Abertridwr, Caerphilly, Wales)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
One half of the world's oldest pair of twins.
[Picture of Florence Davies]


Davies, Peter Maxwell
Born 8 September 1934  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Composer and currrent Master of the Queen's Music.
[Picture of Peter Maxwell Davies]


Davies, Richard Richard Davies is no longer with us
Born 25 January 1926  (Dowlais, Wales)

Died 8 October 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Welsh-born Welsh actor from Wales. Always played the Welsh bloke.
[Picture of Richard Davies]


Davies, Windsor
Born 28 August 1930  (Canning Town, London, England)
English-born but Welsh-bred thespian who over-acted his way through dreadful '70s sitcom 'It Ain't Half Hot, Mum' and the cringeworthy 'Never The Twain'.
[Picture of Windsor Davies]


Davis, Anthony
Born 11 March 1993  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Mono-browed power forward for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA.
[Picture of Anthony Davis]


Davis, Clive
Born 4 April 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Music producer, founder & long time head of Arista Records.
[Picture of Clive Davis]


Davis, Essie
Born in Hobart, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian actress, star of horror movie 'The Babadook' as well as the 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' detective TV programme.
[Picture of Essie Davis]


Davis, Jason
Born 14 October 1984  (USA)
Voice of Mikey, the fat one in 'Recess'. Now more commonly in US gossip columns for his drug problems.
[Picture of Jason Davis]


Davis, Julienne
Born 26 September 1973  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
One of two women who played Mandy in 'Eyes Wide Shut', the prostitute who ODs at the start of the film.
[Picture of Julienne Davis]


Davison, Peter
Born 13 April 1951  (London, England)
Actor best known as the fifth incarnation of 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Peter Davison]


Davitian, Ken
Born 19 June 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor of Armenian descent. Known for several smaller roles as well as his work in the 2006 film 'Borat'.
[Picture of Ken Davitian]


Dawn, Liz
Born 8 November 1939  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Star of Coronation Street for many years, playing gobby fishwife Vera Duckworth. Diagnosed with emphysema in 2004.
[Picture of Liz Dawn]


Dawson, Glen
Born 3 June 1912  (California, USA)
One of the leading mountain climbers of the 1930s.
[Picture of Glen Dawson]


Dawson, Ronnie
Born 5 June 1932  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Former Ireland and British Lions rugby union international. Captained the Lions on the 1959 tour of Australia & New Zealand.
[Picture of Ronnie Dawson]


Day, Doris
Born 3 April 1924  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
One of America's most prolific actresses of the 1950s and '60s, born Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff. After the death of her third husband, Marty Melcher, in 1968, she quit movies and turned to television and later to animal welfare.
[Picture of Doris Day]


Day, Muriel
Born 11 January 1942  (Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland)
Irish singer who was the first to represent the Emerald Isle in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965.
[Picture of Muriel Day]


Day O'Connor, Sandra
Born 26 March 1930  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Former member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Sandra Day O'Connor]


De Bruin, Jan
Born 16 February 1923  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Retired Dutch middleweight boxer. Lost to the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951.
[Picture of Jan De Bruin]


De Cardi, Beatrice
Born 5 June 1914  (London, England)
Archaeologist, most noted for her work in the exploration and preservation of the Persian Gulf.
[Picture of Beatrice De Cardi]


de Filippis, Maria Teresa
Born 11 November 1926  (Naples, Italy)
The first woman to race in Formula 1, in 1958.
[Picture of Maria Teresa de Filippis]


de Givenchy, Hubert
Born 21 February 1927  (Beauvias, France)
Fashion designer and founder of The House of Givenchy.
[Picture of Hubert de Givenchy]


de Havilland, Olivia
Born 1 July 1916  (Tokyo, Japan)
Sister of Joan Fontaine, but hasn't spoken to her since 1942. Actress who picked up the award-winning parts, largely as she wasn't the most glamorous girl on the block. Now retired and living in France.
[Picture of Olivia de Havilland]


De Jong, Piet
Born 3 April 1915  (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1967 & 1971.
[Picture of Piet De Jong]


De La Hoya, Daisy
Date and place of birth unknown
Runner-up on series two of 'Rock of Love', whose life has taken a downward spiral since she failed to win a reality show based around having sex with the lead singer of Poison.
[Picture of Daisy De La Hoya]


De Luca, Erri
Born 20 May 1950  (Naples, Italy)
Arguably Italy's greatest living novelist, on trial as of the start of 2015 for his role in anti-railway protests.
[Picture of Erri De Luca]


De Marco, Tony
Born 14 January 1932  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
"The Boston Bomber", one of the many hard-punching Italian-American boxers to slug their way to a world title in the 1950s.
[Picture of Tony De Marco]


De Niro, Robert
Born 17 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Legendary actor whose quality control mechanism must have failed in recent years as he's barely made a movie to match such great performances as 'Raging Bull', 'The King of Comedy' and 'Goodfellas'. Still, the money must be OK...
[Picture of Robert De Niro]


de Obaldia, René
Born 22 October 1918  (Hong Kong)
One of France's most venerated living playwrights.
[Picture of René de Obaldia]


de Oliveira, Manoel Manoel de Oliveira is no longer with us
Born 12 January 1908  (Oporto, Portugal)

Died 2 April 2015  (Porto, Portugal)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
Portuguese film director.
[Picture of Manoel de Oliveira]


de Tommaso, Carmen Carmen de Tommaso is no longer with us
Born 31 August 1909  (Châteauroux, France)

Died 8 June 2015  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 105  (read death notice)
French fashion designer, known as Madame Carmen.
[Picture of Carmen de Tommaso]


De Vicenzo, Roberto
Born 14 April 1923  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Former professional golfer. Won the Open golf championship in 1967.
[Picture of Roberto De Vicenzo]


Deacon, John
Born 19 August 1951  (Leicester, England)
Quiet and enigmatic bass player and songwriter for rock giants Queen.
[Picture of John Deacon]


Deadman, Derek
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Diminuitve, bag 'o spanners-faced TV actor from the likes of 'Never the Twain'. Apparently died in November 2014 so no points...
[Picture of Derek Deadman]


Dean, Peter
Born 2 May 1939  (London, England)
Pete Beale in 'EastEnders', whose death in 1993 marked a change in the show's direction. Later weighed his genitals on a fruit and veg scale in an episode of 'Banzai'.
[Picture of Peter Dean]


Deatrick, Eugene Peyton
Born 17 November 1924  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
US Air Force colonel whose involvement in the rescue of Lieutenant Dieter Dengler during the Vietnam War was the basis of the movie 'Rescue Dawn'.
[Picture of Eugene Peyton Deatrick]


Dee, Kiki
Born 6 March 1947  (Bradford, England)
Pop singer. Her 1976 duet with Elton John, 'Don’t Go Breaking My Heart' went to Number 1 in the UK single charts. Born Pauline Matthews.
[Picture of Kiki Dee]


DeGeneres, Ellen
Born 26 January 1958  (Metairie, Louisiana, USA)
Comedian and actress who famously "came out" to Oprah Winfrey in 1997.
[Picture of Ellen DeGeneres]


DeHaven, Gloria
Born 23 July 1925  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Golden Age of Hollywood starlet, although her biggest role was probably in the 1997 farce comedy 'Out to Sea'.
[Picture of Gloria DeHaven]


Dehmelt, Hans Georg
Born 9 September 1922  (Görlitz, Germany)
American physicist. Awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics for co-developing the ion trap in technique.
[Picture of Hans Georg Dehmelt]


Deif, Mohammed
Born in Khan Younis, Gaza, Palestine  (exact date unknown)
Commander of the military wing of Hamas, and suspected master bomb-maker. Target of several Israeli assassination attempts to date.
[Picture of Mohammed Deif]


Deighton, Len
Born 18 February 1929  (Marylebone, London, England)
British historian & author who has penned a number of successful thriller stories.
[Picture of Len Deighton]


Del Grande, Louis
Born 23 March 1943  (Union City, New Jersey, USA)
Canadian actor and writer best recognised from the "exploding head" scene in David Cronenburg's 1981 horror classic 'Scanners'.
[Picture of Louis Del Grande]


Del Monte, Bill
Born 22 January 1906  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Survivor of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 when only 3 months old.
[Picture of Bill Del Monte]


del Toro, Benicio
Born 19 February 1967  (San German, Puerto Rico)
Oscar-winning Puerto Rican actor best known for his role in the 1995 cult classic 'The Usual Suspects'.
[Picture of Benicio del Toro]


Del Vecho, Peter
Date and place of birth unknown
Disney producer, presumably never has to work again after being the guy who put together the team behind 'Frozen'.
[Picture of Peter Del Vecho]


Delair, Suzy
Born 31 December 1916  (Paris, France)
Veteran French actress, was the co-star in 'Robinson Crusoeland' (AKA Atoll K), the final film Laurel and Hardy made together.
[Picture of Suzy Delair]


Delon, Alain
Born 8 November 1935  (Sceaux, France)
Brooding, heartthrob French actor who solidified his place in the arthouse pantheon with his roles in Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Samourai', Luchino Visconti's 'Rocco and His Brothers' and 'Asterix at the Olympic Games'.
[Picture of Alain Delon]


Delorme, Danièle Danièle Delorme is no longer with us
Born 9 October 1926  (Hauts-de-Seine, France)

Died 17 October 2015  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
French actress, star of the original 1949 version of 'Gigi'.
[Picture of Danièle Delorme]


Delors, Jacques
Born 20 July 1925  (Paris, France)
President of the European Commission from 1985-95.
[Picture of Jacques Delors]


Delpech, Michel
Born 26 January 1946  (Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France)
French singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Michel Delpech]


Demirel, Süleyman Süleyman Demirel is no longer with us
Born 1 November 1924  (Islamköy, Atabey, Isparta, Turkey)

Died 17 June 2015  (Ankara, Turkey)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Turkish politician. Seven times Prime Minister and eventually president from 1993-2000.
[Picture of Süleyman Demirel]


Dench, Judi
Born 9 December 1934  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Actress, firstly in stage, then became famous in TV sitcoms, before appearing in an increasing number of feature films.
[Picture of Judi Dench]


Deneuve, Catherine
Born 22 October 1943  (Paris, France)
A strong, strong contender for the hottest woman of all-time. Has appeared in over 100 films and still worthy of a shift in her 70s.
[Picture of Catherine Deneuve]


Denning, Chris
Born 10 May 1941  (London, England)
One of the original DJs at the start of Radio 1 in 1967. Later convicted for a series of child pornography/ assault charges.
[Picture of Chris Denning]


Depardieu, Gérard
Born 27 December 1948  (Chateauroux, France)
Top French actor, who has acted in international films as well.
[Picture of Gérard Depardieu]


Depp, Johnny
Born 9 June 1963  (Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
Actor, often in kooky roles & beloved by many a female.
[Picture of Johnny Depp]


Derby-Lewis, Clive
Born 22 January 1936  (Cape Town South Africa)
Right-wing Afrikaaner politician, jailed for his part in the assassination of activist Chris Hani in 1993.
[Picture of Clive Derby-Lewis]


Derbyshire, Eileen
Born 6 October 1930  (Urmston, Manchester, England)
Actress, has played Emily Bishop in 'Coronation Street' since 1961.
[Picture of Eileen Derbyshire]


Dern, Bruce
Born 4 June 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, best known for playing complete fruitcakes on the silver screen.
[Picture of Bruce Dern]


Dès, Henri
Born 12 February 1940  (Renes, Vaud, Switzerland)
Children’s singer and songwriter, immensely popular in French speaking countries. Born Henri Destraz.
[Picture of Henri Dès]


Desanto, Sugar Pie
Born 16 October 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960. Born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.
[Picture of Sugar Pie Desanto]


DeVito, Danny
Born 17 November 1944  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Pint-sized actor, now director & producer. Best known TV wise for 'Taxi' - in films he appeared in 'Twins' and 'Batman Returns'.
[Picture of Danny DeVito]


Devlin McAliskey, Bernadette
Born 23 April 1947  (Cookstown, Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish republican and civil rights activist who became the youngest woman ever to be elected to the UK Parliament in 1969 aged just 21.
[Picture of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey]


Devoto, Howard
Born 15 March 1952  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
Original lead singer for punk band Buzzcocks before leaving in 1977 to form Magazine.
[Picture of Howard Devoto]


Dewani, Shrien
Born 29 December 1979  (Bristol, Somerset, England)
Accused of killing his newlywed wife in a suspicious attack in South Africa. Acquitted in 2014.
[Picture of Shrien Dewani]


Dexter, Colin
Born 29 September 1930  (Stamford, Lincolnshire, England)
Author, creator of 'Inspector Morse'.
[Picture of Colin Dexter]


Dexter, Ted
Born 15 May 1935  (Milan, Italy)
Italian born, but very English cricketer, a successful test player who later became a broadcaster, then a selector.
[Picture of Ted Dexter]


Diamond, Dustin
Born 7 January 1977  (San Jose, California, USA)
Screech in 'Saved by the Bell'.
[Picture of Dustin Diamond]


Diamond, Neil
Born 24 January 1941  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Born Noah Kaminsky. Very successful, albeit decidedly cheesy, US singer.
[Picture of Neil Diamond]


Dick, Andy
Born 21 December 1965  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Extremely controversial American comic actor, who hosts his own radio show called 'The Shit Show'.
[Picture of Andy Dick]


Dick, Derek
Born 25 April 1958  (Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland)
Better known as "Fish", lead singer of the 80s prog rock band Marillion.
[Picture of Derek Dick]


Dickens, Little Jimmy Little Jimmy Dickens is no longer with us
Born 19 December 1920  (Bolt, West Virginia, USA)

Died 2 January 2015  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Diminuitive country and western singer. Has played at the Grand Ole Opry for over 60 years.
[Picture of Little Jimmy Dickens]


Dicks, Terrance
Born 10 May 1935  (East Ham, Essex, England)
Writer and producer forever known for his association with 'Doctor Who'. Script editor of the show from 1968-1974 and author of over 100 spin-off novelisations.
[Picture of Terrance Dicks]


Didion, Joan
Born 5 December 1934  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Writer and journalist.
[Picture of Joan Didion]


Dietl, Helmut Helmut Dietl is no longer with us
Born 22 June 1944  (Bad Wiessee, Germany)

Died 30 March 2015  (Munich, Bavaria, Germany)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Film director, whose film 'Schtonk!' was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992.
[Picture of Helmut Dietl]


Dignam, Christy
Born 25 May 1960  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Lead singer of the popular Irish rock band Aslan. Has regular drug problems.
[Picture of Christy Dignam]


Dill, Diana Diana Dill is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1923  (Hamilton, Bermuda)

Died 3 July 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Actress & former wife of Kirk Douglas.
[Picture of Diana Dill]


Dillard, Harrison
Born 8 July 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Athlete. Winner of the gold medal in the 100m at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
[Picture of Harrison Dillard]


Dimon, Jamie
Born 13 March 1956  (New York City, New York, USA)
Chairman of JPMorgan Chase, one of the highest-paid CEOs in America and very closely linked with the Obama administration.
[Picture of Jamie Dimon]


Dingell, John
Born 8 July 1926  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
Current longest-serving member of the House of Representatives in the U.S.
[Picture of John Dingell]


Dingwort-Nusseck, Julia
Born 6 October 1921  (Altona, Germany)
German business journalist.
[Picture of Julia Dingwort-Nusseck]


Dinkha IV, Mar
Born 15 September 1935  (Darbandokeh, Iraq)
Current patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. Died in March 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Mar Dinkha IV]


Dinkins, David
Born 10 July 1927  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
The only African American to hold the office of Mayor of New York, which Dinkins did from 1990-1993.
[Picture of David Dinkins]


Diski, Jenny
Born 8 July 1947  (London, England)
Writer and essayist, a prodigy of Doris Lessing and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
[Picture of Jenny Diski]


Dix, Tommy
Born 6 December 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Child actor and US army World War II veteran. Born Thomas Paine Brittain Navard.
[Picture of Tommy Dix]


Dixie, Mark
Born 24 September 1970  (London, England)
Former chef, convicted of the rape and murder of model Sally Ann Bowman in 2008 and linked with a large number of other violent crimes against women.
[Picture of Mark Dixie]


Dixon, Jill
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Actress. Born 1935.
[Picture of Jill Dixon]


Djerassi, Carl Carl Djerassi is no longer with us
Born 29 October 1923  (Vienna, Austria)

Died 30 January 2015  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Chemist, known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills and the use of physical methods in organic chemistry as well as on structure elucidation of natural products.
[Picture of Carl Djerassi]


Dobson, Anita
Born 29 April 1949  (Stepney, London, England)
Former EastEnders actress & awful singer.
[Picture of Anita Dobson]


Docherty, Tommy
Born 24 August 1928  (Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish international footballer and outspoken football manager.
[Picture of Tommy Docherty]


Dodd, Ken
Born 8 November 1927  (Liverpool, England)
End-of-the-pier stand-up comedian turned TV star and surprisingly successful singer. Not remotely funny to anyone under the age of about 70. Will this be the year he says "tatty bye" for the last time?
[Picture of Ken Dodd]


Doerr, Bobby
Born 7 April 1918  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Major League Baseball player. Second baseman for the Boston Red Sox.
[Picture of Bobby Doerr]


Doherty, Pete
Born 12 March 1979  (Liverpool, England)
Former lead singer of The Libertines, now with Babyshambles. His addictions to heroin and crack have made his behaviour increasingly random, self-centred and downright tedious.
[Picture of Pete Doherty]


Dolan, Charles
Born 16 October 1926  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Founder of HBO and owner of Cablevision and Madison Square Garden.
[Picture of Charles Dolan]


Dole, Bob
Born 22 July 1923  (Russell, Kansas, USA)
Veteran US politician, former Presidential candidate back in 1996.
[Picture of Bob Dole]


Domino, Fats
Born 26 February 1928  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American rock 'n' roll star.
[Picture of Fats Domino]


Don, Tran Van
Born 19 August 1917  (Bordeaux, France)
One of the key figures in the removal of South Vietnam president Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. Some sources say he died in 1998.
[Picture of Tran Van Don]


Don Baker, Joe
Born 12 February 1936  (Groesbeck, Texas, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Jack Wade in 'Goldeneye' and Darius Jedburgh in the classic 1980s TV serial 'Edge of Darkness'.
[Picture of Joe Don Baker]


Donen, Stanley
Born 13 April 1924  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Film director and choreographer who's most famous work is 'Singing in the Rain'. Also directed 'Bedazzled' with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
[Picture of Stanley Donen]


Donovan, Raymond J.
Born 31 August 1930  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Not the bootleg Irish-American version of 'The Sopranos', but rather the Secretary of Labor in the first Reagan Administration.
[Picture of Raymond J. Donovan]


Doocey, Dee
Born 2 May 1948  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Liberal Democrat peer.
[Picture of Dee Doocey]


Doolan, Ed
Born 20 July 1941  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian-born broadcaster on the BBC.
[Picture of Ed Doolan]


Doonican, Val Val Doonican is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1927  (Waterford, Republic of Ireland)

Died 1 July 2015  (Buckinghamshire, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Cardigan-wearing crooner, who for many years had a large, mainly geriatric, fan base.
[Picture of Val Doonican]


Doré, Jean Jean Doré is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1944  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Died 15 June 2015  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Mayor of Montreal between 1986 and 1994, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014.
[Picture of Jean Doré]


Dorfles, Gillo
Born 12 April 1910  (Trieste, Italy)
Italian art critic and philosopher.
[Picture of Gillo Dorfles]


d'Ormesson, Jean
Born 16 June 1925  (Paris, France)
French novelist.
[Picture of Jean d'Ormesson]


Dorodova, Zoya
Born 15 April 1940  (Russia)
Member of the band Buranovskiye Babushki, the so-called "Russian gannies" who represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.
[Picture of Zoya Dorodova]


dos Santos, José Eduardo
Born 28 August 1942  (Luanda, Angola)
President of Angola since 1979.
[Picture of José Eduardo dos Santos]


Dotcom, Kim
Born 21 January 1974  (Kiel, Germany)
Born Kim Schmitz, big-living, big-gutted former computer hacker who later founded Megaupload and got involved in various political squabbles in New Zealand.
[Picture of Kim Dotcom]


Dotrice, Michele
Born 27 September 1948  (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England)
Actress still best known today for her role as Betty, the long-suffering wife of Michael Crawford's iconic Frank Spencer in 'Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em'. Was married to Edward Woodward from 1987 till his death in 2009.
[Picture of Michele Dotrice]


Dotrice, Roy
Born 26 May 1926  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
Tony Award-winning actor whose daughters Michele and Karen also acted.
[Picture of Roy Dotrice]


Douglas, Bryan
Born 27 May 1935  (Blackburn, England)
Former Blackburn Rovers right-winger. Scored eleven goals for England as well.
[Picture of Bryan Douglas]


Douglas, David
Born 19 December 1929  (London, England)
12th Marquess of Queensberry and er..pottery designer!
[Picture of David Douglas]


Douglas, Hazel
Date and place of birth unknown
Played Bathilda Bagshot in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.
[Picture of Hazel Douglas]


Douglas, Kirk
Born 9 December 1916  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky. Has appeared in over 100 films, spanning almost 60 years, and still going.
[Picture of Kirk Douglas]


Douglas, Michael
Born 25 September 1944  (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)
Followed his father Kirk into films, and was a moderately successful actor for 20 years until 'Fatal Attraction' really launched him into superstardom in 1987, quickly followed by 'Wall Street' and 'Basic Instinct'.
[Picture of Michael Douglas]


Douglas, Roy Roy Douglas is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1907  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)

Died 23 March 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 107  (read death notice)
Composer of classical music.
[Picture of Roy Douglas]


Douglas-Scott-Montagu, Edward Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu is no longer with us
Born 20 October 1926  (London, England)

Died 31 August 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Peer whose 1954 conviction for gross indeceny was one of the most high profile convictions for homosexuality until its lifting as a criminal offence in 1967.
[Picture of Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu]


Dow, Ellen Albertini Ellen Albertini Dow is no longer with us
Born 16 November 1913  (Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 4 May 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Actress whose career started late in life and consequentially, her roles are normally that of batty old ladies.
[Picture of Ellen Albertini Dow]


Downes, Terry
Born 9 May 1936  (London, England)
Oldest living British former boxing world champion as of 2015, best remembered for his shock win over Sugar Ray Robinson in 1962.
[Picture of Terry Downes]


Downey, Jr., Robert
Born 4 April 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Talented but equally flawed and troubled actor. Appears to be clean after his battle against drugs, but you never know...
[Picture of Robert Downey, Jr.]


Downs, Hugh
Born 14 February 1921  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
American broadcaster, producer and game show host.
[Picture of Hugh Downs]


Downs, Jane
Born 22 January 1935  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Actress who was married to TV smoothies Gerald Harper and Terrance Alexander.
[Picture of Jane Downs]


Dr. John, (musician)
Born 21 November 1940  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Quirky rhythm and blues singer, whose 1968 debut album 'Gris-Gris' bacame a cult classic. Born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.
[Picture of (musician) Dr. John]


Drache, Eric
Date and place of birth unknown
Poker Hall of Fame inductee. Invented satellite tournaments, those beloved institutions that allow Scandinavian teenagers with social anxiety problems the chance to play in major live cash events.
[Picture of Eric Drache]


Dragon, Daryl
Born 27 August 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
The captain in Captain and Tenille, divorced from Tenille in 2014. Love couldn't keep them together. Alimony however…
[Picture of Daryl Dragon]


Dragosavac, Dušan
Born 1 December 1919  (Gospic, Croatia)
Croatian-Yugoslav politician. Died in December 2014.
[Picture of Dušan Dragosavac]


Draheim, Jeff
Date and place of birth unknown
Visual effects editor for Disney sing-a-long nightmare 'Frozen'.
[Picture of Jeff Draheim]


Dresnok, James Joseph
Born in Richmond, Virginia, USA  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1941 - an American soldier who defected to North Korea, he is the last US defector of the Korean War alive. Later worked as a teacher in the country.
[Picture of James Joseph Dresnok]


Drummond, Ed
Born in Wolverhampton, England  (exact date unknown)
Climber and poet, now suffering from Parkinson's.
[Picture of Ed Drummond]


Drury, James
Born 18 April 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, star of US 1960s Western series 'The Virginian'.
[Picture of James Drury]


Drybrough, Colin
Born 31 August 1938  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
English first-class cricketer, middle-order batsman and slow left-armer for Middlesex and Oxford University. Captain of Middlesex CCC 1963-4.
[Picture of Colin Drybrough]


Du Cann, Edward
Born 28 May 1924  (Oxford, England)
Tory MP for Taunton for 31 years, and former head of the influential backbench 1922 Committee.
[Picture of Edward Du Cann]


Dubs, Alf
Born 12 December 1932  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Former MP for Battersea & one of the children saved from the Nazi's by Sir Nicholas Winton.
[Picture of Alf Dubs]


Dudley-Smith, Timothy
Born 26 December 1926  (Manchester, England)
Former Bishop of Thetford who wrote the hymn 'Tell Out, My Soul'.
[Picture of Timothy Dudley-Smith]


Duke, David
Born 1 July 1950  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American White nationalist, writer, right-wing politician, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and former Republican Louisiana State Representative. Probably doesn't have Sidney Poitier round for dinner...
[Picture of David Duke]


Duke, Geoff Geoff Duke is no longer with us
Born 29 March 1923  (St Helens, Lancashire, England)

Died 1 May 2015  (Isle of Man)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former World Motorcycle champion and five times winner of the Isle of Man TT.
[Picture of Geoff Duke]


Duke, Patty
Born 14 December 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)
Stage, film and television actress. Won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role as young Helen Keller in 1962 at the age of 16.
[Picture of Patty Duke]


Duke Dumont, (musician)
Born 27 August 1982  (London, England)
Deep house revivalist DJ, has had UK number 1s with 'Need U' and 'I Got U'. Born Adam Dyment.
[Picture of (musician) Duke Dumont]


Dullea, Keir
Born 30 May 1936  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, forever known as astronaut David "Dave" Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's epic 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Funny to think we're more than a decade passed that now and no monolith to be found...
[Picture of Keir Dullea]


Dumas, Roland
Born 23 August 1922  (Limoges, France)
Controversial/insane French socialist politician who served as Foreign Minister for most of the 80s and early 90s.
[Picture of Roland Dumas]


Dunagan, Donnie
Born 16 August 1934  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
The voice of the young Bambi in the famously sentimental film. Left Hollywood behind afterwards for a career in the Marines.
[Picture of Donnie Dunagan]


Dunaway, Faye
Born 14 January 1941  (Bascom, Florida, USA)
Actress, in films for over 40 years now.
[Picture of Faye Dunaway]


Duncan, Jock
Born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish traditional folk singer. Born 1925.
[Picture of Jock Duncan]


Duncan, Tim
Born 25 April 1976  (Christiansted, US Virgin Islands)
Number 1 NBA draft pick in 1997, has since gone on to be a five-time NBA champion and three time MVP.
[Picture of Tim Duncan]


Dunlop, John
Born 10 July 1939  (Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Retired horse racing trainer, the man behind 1994 Derby champ Erhaab along with a whole host of other Grade 1 winners.
[Picture of John Dunlop]


Dunlop, William
Born 23 July 1985  (Ballymoney, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish motorcyclist. Brother of Michael.
[Picture of William Dunlop]


Dunn, Carola
Born 14 November 1946  (London, England)
British-born American crime writer of the "Miss Daisy" set of novels.
[Picture of Carola Dunn]


Dunning, Margaret
Born 26 June 1910  (Redford, Wayne County, Michigan, USA)
Philanthropist and benefactor of the Plymouth (Michigan) Historical Museum, who grew up on a potato farm. Now nearly as old as her museal cars. Died in May 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Margaret Dunning]


Dunst, Kirsten
Born 30 April 1982  (Point Pleasent, New Jersey, New York)
Actress, first gained fame as a child actress in 'Interview with a Vampire' before appearing in the 'Spider-Man' trilogy.
[Picture of Kirsten Dunst]


Durham, Judith
Born 3 July 1943  (Essendon, Victoria, Australia)
Vocalist for Australian folkies The Seekers. Real name Judith Cock. Was once stalked by a woman who sent her 40 doormats through the post.
[Picture of Judith Durham]


Durr, Francoise
Born 25 December 1942  (Algiers, Algeria)
One of the first female tennis players to turn pro, winner of the 1967 French Open.
[Picture of Francoise Durr]


Duval, Victoria
Born 30 November 1995  (Bradenton, Florida, USA)
Tennis player who made it to the second round of Wimbledon 2014 despite suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma.
[Picture of Victoria Duval]


Duvall, Robert
Born 5 January 1931  (San Diego, California, USA)
US movie actor & director, in countless films since 1962.
[Picture of Robert Duvall]


Dyson, Freeman
Born 15 December 1923  (Crowthorne, Berkshire, England)
British-born American physicist and mathematician.
[Picture of Freeman Dyson]

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