Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: B


B@i13y, J@k3
Date and place of birth unknown
New Zealand schoolboy, disgnosed with cancer and was given the chance to make a speech about his condition. Born 1997.
[Picture of J@k3 B@i13y]


B@rnett, Alish@
Date and place of birth unknown
Young woman with incurable lung cancer despite never smoking in her life. As Bill Hicks once said, non-smokers die every day. Died in February 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Alish@ B@rnett]


Baboul, Eudoxie
Born 1 October 1901  (Sinnmary, Guyana)
Oldest person in France as of 2016. Died in July 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Eudoxie Baboul]


Bacalov, Luis
Born 30 March 1933  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine film composer.
[Picture of Luis Bacalov]


Bach, Johnny Johnny Bach is no longer with us
Born 10 July 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 18 January 2016  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Former Basketball player and coach.
[Picture of Johnny Bach]


Bacharach, Burt
Born 12 May 1928  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Legendary songwriter and pianist. Has written over 70 U.S. Top 40 hit singles for artists such as Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin.
[Picture of Burt Bacharach]


Backshall, Steve
Born 21 April 1973  (Bagshot, Surrey, England)
Naturalist and presenter of children's series 'The Really Wild Show'.
[Picture of Steve Backshall]


Badazz, Boosie
Born 14 November 1982  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
American rapper born Torrence Hatch, which sounds better IMO.
[Picture of Boosie Badazz]


Badie, Mohammed
Born 7 August 1943  (El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Egypt)
Current Supreme Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Arrested in August 2013 following the coup against Muhammad Mursi.
[Picture of Mohammed Badie]


Baer Jr, Max
Born 4 December 1937  (Oakland, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Jethro in the 1960s fish-out-of-water comedy series 'The Beverly Hillbillies'.
[Picture of Max Baer Jr]


Baez, Joan
Born 9 February 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Folk singer, recognised for her collaborations with Bob Dylan.
[Picture of Joan Baez]


Bahamontes, Federico
Born 9 July 1928  (Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Castile-La Mancha, Spain)
Former professional racing cyclist. Winner of the Tour de France in 1959.
[Picture of Federico Bahamontes]


Bailey, David
Born 2 January 1938  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Iconic photographer who came to prominence in the "Swinging Sixties".
[Picture of David Bailey]


Bailey, G. W.
Born 27 August 1945  (Port Arthur, Texas, USA)
Actor, who, no matter what else he does, will be forever known as Captain Thaddeus Harris in the 'Police Academy' series.
[Picture of G. W. Bailey]


Bain, John
Born 8 July 1984  (Spennymoor, County Durham, England)
Gaming commentator known as TotalBiscuit.
[Picture of John Bain]


Baker, Carroll
Born 28 May 1931  (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Blonde bombshell actress in the 1950s in Hollywood before moving to Europe in the 1960s to be a horror star.
[Picture of Carroll Baker]


Baker, Colin
Born 8 June 1943  (London, England)
Actor who played the sixth 'Doctor Who' from 1984-86.
[Picture of Colin Baker]


Baker, Ginger
Born 19 August 1939  (Lewisham, London, England)
Born Peter Edward Baker. Drummer, most famously for Cream. Formerly well known for leading a hedonistic lifestyle, he's now into clean living and jazz music, but looks far older than his age.
[Picture of Ginger Baker]


Baker, James
Born 28 April 1930  (Houston, Texas)
Former US Secretary of State.
[Picture of James Baker]


Baker, Janet
Born 21 August 1933  (Hatfield, South Yorkshire, England)
English mezzo-soprano.
[Picture of Janet Baker]


Baker, Kenny Kenny Baker is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1934  (Birmingham, England)

Died 13 August 2016  (Preston, Lancashire, England)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Dwarf actor who played R2D2 in 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Kenny Baker]


Baker, Richard
Born 29 May 1974  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Labour politician and MSP for the North East Scotland region.
[Picture of Richard Baker]


Baker, Tom
Born 20 January 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor who played the 4th Doctor Who from 1974-81. More recently known for his deadpan voiceovers on 'Little Britain'.
[Picture of Tom Baker]


Bakewell, Joan
Born 16 April 1933  (Stockport, England)
Television presenter, newsreader and interviewer. The original thinking man's crumpet. Had a long affair with the late playwright Harold Pinter.
[Picture of Joan Bakewell]


Balding, Clare
Born 29 January 1971  (Kingsclere, England)
Popular sports broadcaster with a particuarly "mumsy" style despte being a lesbian. Well I suppose lesbians are and can be mothers too in this modern age. That's enough social commentary, next...
[Picture of Clare Balding]


Baldwin, Alec
Born 3 April 1958  (Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA)
Hollywood actor, star of '30 Rock'.
[Picture of Alec Baldwin]


Balkman, Renaldo
Born 14 July 1984  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
NBA basketball player. Banned from the Philippine Basketball Association in 2013.
[Picture of Renaldo Balkman]


Ballard, Kaye
Born 20 November 1925  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
US actress, mostly on TV and Broadway. Has survived breast cancer.
[Picture of Kaye Ballard]


Baloch, Amjad Ali
Date and place of birth unknown
Very ill refugee as far as I can gather…
[Picture of Amjad Ali Baloch]


Banks, Gordon
Born 30 December 1937  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Legendary England goalkeeper - in goal the day England won the World Cup in 1966.
[Picture of Gordon Banks]


Banks, Lynne Reid
Born 31 July 1929  (London, England)
British writer of both children's and adult novels her works include 'The Indian in the Cupboard' & 'The L-shaped Room'.
[Picture of Lynne Reid Banks]


Banks Stewart, Robert Robert Banks Stewart is no longer with us
Born 16 July 1931  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 14 January 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Television writer and producer. Creator of 'Shoestring' and 'Bergerac' amongst others.
[Picture of Robert Banks Stewart]


Bannister, Roger
Born 23 March 1929  (Harrow, London, England)
Athlete - the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Later became a neurologist.
[Picture of Roger Bannister]


Baptiste, Thomas
Born in Guyana  (exact date unknown)
Guyanese-British actor perhaps best known as the CIA agent in 1960s spy classic 'The IPCRESS File'.
[Picture of Thomas Baptiste]


Baradar, Abdul Ghani
Born in Weetmak, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
One of the major Taliban members. Co-founder of the movement in Afghanistan and deputy of Mullah Omar. Arrested in 2010 but released in September 2013. Born ca. 1968.
[Picture of Abdul Ghani Baradar]


Barber, Bob
Born 26 September 1935  (Withington, Manchester, England)
Cricketer who played for Cambridge University, Lancashire and Warwickshire in the 1950s and 1960s.
[Picture of Bob Barber]


Barber, Lynn
Born 22 May 1944  (Bagshot, Surrey, England)
Acclaimed journalist known for her interviews.
[Picture of Lynn Barber]


Bardot, Brigitte
Born 28 September 1934  (Paris, France)
French actress, sex symbol, model and animal rights activist.
[Picture of Brigitte Bardot]


Bare, Bobby
Born 7 April 1935  (Ironton, Ohio, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Bobby Bare]


Barenblatt, Grigory
Born 10 July 1927  (Moscow, Russia)
Russian mathematician.
[Picture of Grigory Barenblatt]


Barenboim, Daniel
Born 15 November 1942  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine-boen Israeli conductor and pianist.
[Picture of Daniel Barenboim]


Barker, Bob
Born 12 December 1923  (Darrington, Washington, USA)
Presenter of the US version of 'The Price is Right' for 35 years until he retired in 2007 after suffering ill health.
[Picture of Bob Barker]


Barker, Jean
Born 23 October 1922  (London, England)
Baroness Trumpington. Former Conservative government minister.
[Picture of Jean Barker]


Barker, Travis
Born 12 November 1975  (Fontana, California, USA)
Drummer with punk-pop band Blink-182.
[Picture of Travis Barker]


Barkley, Charles
Born 20 February 1963  (Leeds, Alabama, USA)
Basketball player, played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1984-92. Currently an analyst on 'Inside the NBA'.
[Picture of Charles Barkley]


Barlow, Thelma
Born 29 June 1929  (Middlesbrough, England)
Televison actress, still best known as the dithering Mavis Wilton in 'Coronation Street' despite leaving the soap in 1997.
[Picture of Thelma Barlow]


Barnes, Brian
Born 3 June 1945  (Addington, Surrey, England)
English golfer. Beat Jack Nicklaus twice in the 1975 Ryder Cup.
[Picture of Brian Barnes]


Baron, Lita
Born 11 August 1929  (Almería, Spain)
Spanish actress. Born Isabel Beth Castro. Died in December 2015 so no points.
[Picture of Lita Baron]


Baron, Lynda
Born 24 March 1939  (Urmston, Lancashire, England)
Voluptuous actress forever known as nurse G-G-Gladys Emmanuel in 'Open All Hours'.
[Picture of Lynda Baron]


Barré-Sinoussi, Francoise
Born 30 July 1947  (Paris, France)
Virologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in 2008 in helping to discover HIV.
[Picture of Francoise Barré-Sinoussi]


Barrett, Marcia
Born 14 October 1948  (St Catherine, Jamaica)
One of the three female singers with disco giants Boney M.
[Picture of Marcia Barrett]


Barrie, Barbara
Born 23 May 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress and author.
[Picture of Barbara Barrie]


Barrie, J. J.
Born 7 July 1933  (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
Born Barry Authors. Country music singer, best known for his sentimental 1976 UK-chart topper 'No Charge'.
[Picture of J. J. Barrie]


Barrino, Fantasia
Born 30 June 1984  (High Point, North Carolina, USA)
Grammy nominated R&B-singer.
[Picture of Fantasia Barrino]


Barris, Chuck
Born 3 June 1929  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American game show producer, who also claimed to be a CIA hitman.
[Picture of Chuck Barris]


Barron, Keith
Born 8 August 1934  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)
Prolific actor of 'Stand up, Nigel Barton' and 'Duty Free' fame amongst many other parts.
[Picture of Keith Barron]


Barrymore, Michael
Born 4 May 1952  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Entertainer and game show host, born Kiernan Michael Parker. In March 2001, an unfortunate incident involving a dead homosexual in his swimming pool wrecked his career and made some DDPers feel that suicide may be on the cards.
[Picture of Michael Barrymore]


Barton, Mischa
Born 24 January 1986  (London, England)
British born actress who found fame in the US with 'The O.C.' before succumbing to the usual Hollywood hijinks and getting herself referred to a psychiatric institution in 2009.
[Picture of Mischa Barton]


Bates, Kathy
Born 28 June 1948  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Oscar-winning actress known for the parts of quirky and quite often dangerous women she has played on screen.
[Picture of Kathy Bates]


Bates, Ken
Born 4 December 1931  (Ealing, London, England)
Outspoken football chairman, formerly of Chelsea and Leeds United.
[Picture of Ken Bates]


Bates, Simon
Born 17 December 1947  (Birmingham, England)
Quintessentially smooth disc jockey for Radio 1 from 1977-1993.
[Picture of Simon Bates]


Batlle Ibáñez, Jorge Jorge Batlle Ibáñez is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1927  (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Died 24 October 2016  (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
President of Uruguay from 2000-2005.
[Picture of Jorge Batlle Ibáñez]


Bauer, Cate
Born 27 August 1922  (London, England)
Actress who voiced the character of Perdita in 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians'.
[Picture of Cate Bauer]


Baxendale, Leo
Born 27 October 1930  (Preston, Lancashire, England)
Cartoonist for Beano and creator of "The Bash Street Kids" and "Minnie the Minx".
[Picture of Leo Baxendale]


Baxter, Stanley
Born 24 May 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Comic actor, impressionist & female impersonator, who retired after starring in children's TV show 'Mr Majeika'. Now lives in Berkshire.
[Picture of Stanley Baxter]


Baxter, Trevor
Born 18 November 1932  (London, England)
Character actor, most notably in the classic 'Doctor Who' adventure 'The Talons of Weng-Chaing' in 1977.
[Picture of Trevor Baxter]


Bayldon, Geoffrey
Born 7 January 1924  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
UK actor, best remembered as the star of 'Catweazle'.
[Picture of Geoffrey Bayldon]


Bean, Sean
Born 17 April 1959  (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)
Actor, often used to great effect to add a bit o' nurthern grit to films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and the cult TV hit 'Game of Thrones'.
[Picture of Sean Bean]


Beard, Frank
Born 11 June 1949  (Frankston, Texas, USA)
Drummer and non-bearded member of blues-rock group ZZ Top.
[Picture of Frank Beard]


Beard, Tony
Date and place of birth unknown
Presenter on BBC Radio Devon. Died in January 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Tony Beard]


Beatrix, Princess
Born 31 January 1938  (Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands)
Queen of The Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013.
[Picture of Princess Beatrix]


Beattie, Johnny
Born 9 November 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Actor and one of Scotland's earliest comedy figures since 1956.
[Picture of Johnny Beattie]


Beaumont, Kathryn
Born 27 June 1938  (London, England)
Actress who was the voice of Alice in Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland'.
[Picture of Kathryn Beaumont]


Beck, Glenn
Born 10 February 1964  (Everett, Washington, USA)
Possibly crackers right-wing media personality/host on Fox News.
[Picture of Glenn Beck]


Beckel, Bob
Born 15 November 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)
Political pundit for CNN and Fox News.
[Picture of Bob Beckel]


Beckenbauer, Franz
Born 11 September 1945  (Munich, Germany)
AKA "Der Kaiser". Legendary sweeper for Bayern Munich and West Germany. Managed the latter to the World Cup in 1990.
[Picture of Franz Beckenbauer]


Becker, Jason
Born 22 July 1969  (Richmond, California, USA)
Neo-classical (whatever that is) metal guitarist. Has ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease"
[Picture of Jason Becker]


Beckett, Sister Wendy
Born 25 February 1930  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Nun and art expert, a consecrated virgin.
[Picture of Sister Wendy Beckett]


Beckham, David
Born 2 May 1975  (Leytonstone, England)
Self-effacing brainbox, who founded Mensa and never seeks publicity.
[Picture of David Beckham]


Bedi, Kabir
Born 16 January 1946  (Punjab, India)
Indian actor who starred in both Bollywood and western films.
[Picture of Kabir Bedi]


Beeny, Christopher
Born 7 July 1941  (Bristol, England)
British actor, mainly on TV in light roles.
[Picture of Christopher Beeny]


Beer, Gillian
Born 27 January 1935  (Surrey, England)
Literary critic.
[Picture of Gillian Beer]


Behn, Peter
Born 4 July 1934  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Actor - the voice of Thumper in 'Bambi'.
[Picture of Peter Behn]


Beitzel, Harry
Born 6 April 1927  (Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia)
Australian rules football umpire from 1948 to 1960. Later a sports commentator.
[Picture of Harry Beitzel]


Belafonte, Harry
Born 1 March 1927  (Harlem, New York, USA)
Easy-listening singer, popular for many decades now. Survived a fight with prostate cancer.
[Picture of Harry Belafonte]


Beligan, Radu Radu Beligan is no longer with us
Born 14 December 1918  (Galbeni, Bacau County, Romania)

Died 20 July 2016  (Bucharest, Romania)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Actor, active in film, television, radio and stage since 1937!
[Picture of Radu Beligan]


Bell, Alan J. W.
Born 14 November 1937  (London, England)
TV producer and director.
[Picture of Alan J. W. Bell]


Bell, Colin
Born 26 February 1946  (Hesleden, County Durham, England)
Tireless and skillful midfielder for Manchester City and England in the 1960s and 70s.
[Picture of Colin Bell]


Bell, Judy
Born 23 September 1936  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Former president of the United States Golf Association. Diagnosed with cancer in September 2001.
[Picture of Judy Bell]


Bell, Kristen
Born 18 July 1980  (Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA)
American actress, gained critical acclaim on the TV series 'Veronica Mars'. Has also starred in 'House of Lies' since 2012.
[Picture of Kristen Bell]


Bell, Melissa
Born 5 March 1964  (Islington, London, England)
Former singer, member of Soul II Soul. Her daughter, Alexandra Burke won the X-Factor in 2008, but Bell is in poor health & a lot of the "human story" element had focused on Bell as a result.
[Picture of Melissa Bell]


Bellfield, Levi
Born 17 May 1968  (London, England)
Scumbag serial killer, convicted for three murders. Incidentially, the was the last of these, of the teenage Milly Dowler which unwittingly opened up the phone hacking scandal in 2011.
[Picture of Levi Bellfield]


Belmondo, Jean-Paul
Born 9 April 1933  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Actor, mainly in films from the 'New Wave' of French filmmakers.
[Picture of Jean-Paul Belmondo]


Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus
Born 16 April 1927  (Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany)
Former member of the Hitler Youth and professor of theology who was elected Pope following the death of his predecessor, John Paul II, in April 2005. Stepped down as Pope in March 2013.
[Picture of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI]


Ben-Eliezer, Binyamin Binyamin Ben-Eliezer is no longer with us
Born 12 February 1936  (Basra, Iraq)

Died 28 August 2016  (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Iraq-born Israeli Labor politician.
[Picture of Binyamin Ben-Eliezer]


Benjamin, Christopher
Born 27 December 1934  (Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England)
Character actor known for his parts in 'The Prisoner' and most notably 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Christopher Benjamin]


Bennett, Alan
Born 9 May 1934  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
Lugubrious playwright.
[Picture of Alan Bennett]


Bennett, Bob Bob Bennett is no longer with us
Born 18 September 1933  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Died 4 May 2016  (Arlington, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
US Republican politician.
[Picture of Bob Bennett]


Bennett, Tony
Born 3 August 1926  (Astoria, Queens, New York, USA)
Crooner, who famously left his heart in San Francisco. Still performing.
[Picture of Tony Bennett]


Bennett, William
Born 31 July 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
US Secretary of Education from 1985-88.
[Picture of William Bennett]


Bennett Kennedy, Joan
Born 2 September 1936  (Riverdale, New York, USA)
Former wife of Ted Kennedy. Has had well-known drink problems, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Joan Bennett Kennedy]


Benson, George
Born 22 March 1943  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Talented jazz guitarist and R&B singer-songwriter.
[Picture of George Benson]


Benson, Tom
Born 12 July 1927  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American businessman who owns the NFL and NBA teams, the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans.
[Picture of Tom Benson]


Bentham, Trevor
Date and place of birth unknown
Former stage manager and screenwriter. Was partner of Nigel Hawthorne until his death in 2001. Born 1943.
[Picture of Trevor Bentham]


Bentley, Roy
Born 17 May 1924  (Bristol, England)
Former Chelsea and England international footballer.
[Picture of Roy Bentley]


Berger, John
Born 5 November 1926  (London, England)
Writer who won the 1972 Booker Prize for his romantic novel 'G'.
[Picture of John Berger]


Bergmann, Gretel
Born 12 April 1914  (Laupheim, Germany)
German high jumper who despite being Jewish, competed for Germany in the 1936 Olympics before emmigrating to the USA.
[Picture of Gretel Bergmann]


Berkoff, Steven
Born 3 August 1937  (London, England)
Acclaimed stage and film actor with the recognisable mole on his forehead.
[Picture of Steven Berkoff]


Berkowitz, Daisy
Born 28 April 1968  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Founder member and lead guitarist of nu-metal band Marilyn Manson. Born Scott Mitchell Putesky.
[Picture of Daisy Berkowitz]


Berkowitz, David
Born 1 June 1953  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American serial killer, currently serving a long jail term for his crimes.
[Picture of David Berkowitz]


Berlusconi, Silvio
Born 29 September 1936  (Milan, Italy)
Former Prime Minister of Italy, who as well as being a media mogul and president of AC Milan. Convicted of tax fraud in 2013.
[Picture of Silvio Berlusconi]


Berman, Shelley
Born 3 February 1925  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor and comedian.
[Picture of Shelley Berman]


Bernhard Of Orange-Nassau, Prince
Born 25 December 1969  (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Second son of Princess Margriet and nephew of former Dutch Queen Beatrix.
[Picture of Prince Bernhard Of Orange-Nassau]


Bernicoff, Leon
Date and place of birth unknown
Another 'Gogglebox' star along with his wife June.
[Picture of Leon Bernicoff]


Berry, Chuck
Born 18 October 1926  (San Jose, California, USA)
Rock 'n' roll guitarist and singer, who has a string of dodgy misdemeanours in his past. Reportedly not in the best of health, but still active.
[Picture of Chuck Berry]


Berry, Cicely
Born 17 May 1926  (place of birth unknown)
Voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and author of 'Your Voice and How To Use It'.
[Picture of Cicely Berry]


Berry, Mark
Born 18 April 1964  (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)
A.K.A. Bez, perennially hammered dancer for Baggy giants Happy Mondays.
[Picture of Mark Berry]


Berry, Mary
Born 24 March 1935  (Bath, England)
Food writer and television chef, whose career has had a second wind thanks to the success of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
[Picture of Mary Berry]


Berry, Mike
Born 24 September 1942  (Northampton, England)
Singer-turned actor, recognisable from 'Are You Being Served?' and 'Worzel Gummidge'.
[Picture of Mike Berry]


Berryman, Michael
Born 4 September 1948  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Unusual looking film actor.
[Picture of Michael Berryman]


Bersani, Pier Luigi
Born 29 September 1951  (Bettola, Italy)
Secretary of the Democratic Party of Italy between 2009 and 2013.
[Picture of Pier Luigi Bersani]


Bertolucci, Bernardo
Born 16 March 1941  (Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
Acclaimed Italian film director of films 'Last Tango in Paris' and 'The Last Emperor'. Will it be the 'last' time he appears on the DDP?
[Picture of Bernardo Bertolucci]


Berzinš, Andris
Born 10 December 1944  (Nitaure, Soviet Union)
President of Latvia from 2011-2015. Was also president of Unibanka, which is a bank, not a country.
[Picture of Andris Berzinš]


Best, Calum
Born 6 February 1981  (San Jose, California, USA)
Son of the late George. Like his dad in terms of boozing and womanising, but unlike his dad, shit at football, so is resorting to living off his old man's fame and appearing on Z-list "celebrity" shows.
[Picture of Calum Best]


Best, Pete
Born 24 November 1941  (Madras, India)
Member of The Beatles from 1959-62, when he was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr, who, unlikely though it may seem, was considered a better drummer than him.
[Picture of Pete Best]


Bettencourt, Liliane
Born 21 October 1922  (Paris, France)
One of the chiefs of L'Oreal & one the wealthiest women in the World.
[Picture of Liliane Bettencourt]


Betts, Dickey
Born 12 December 1943  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Guitarist and singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.
[Picture of Dickey Betts]


Bewes, Rodney
Born 27 November 1937  (Bingley, Yorkshire, England)
Actor who played Bob Ferris in 'The Likely Lads' and it's superior sequel 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?'.
[Picture of Rodney Bewes]


Bewley, Beulah
Born 2 September 1929  (place of birth unknown)
Former President of the Medical Women's Federation on the General Medical Council.
[Picture of Beulah Bewley]


Bhosle, Asha
Born 8 September 1933  (Sangli, India)
Indian singer and actress.
[Picture of Asha Bhosle]


Bhumibol Adulyadej, King King Bhumibol Adulyadej is no longer with us
Born 5 December 1927  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 13 October 2016  (Bangkok, Thailand)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
King of Thailand since 1946, the longest-serving current Head of State.
[Picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej]


Bieber, Justin
Born 1 March 1994  (London, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian pop singer and teen idol.
[Picture of Justin Bieber]


Biggins, Christopher
Born 16 December 1948  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Outrageously camp comic actor, TV presenter and pantomime star.
[Picture of Christopher Biggins]


Billington, Tom
Born 5 December 1958  (Golborne, Lancashire, England)
Ex-professional wrestler known as 'Dynamite Kid', now in a wheelchair.
[Picture of Tom Billington]


Bindel, Julie
Born 20 July 1962  (place of birth unknown)
Man-hating lesbian columnist for The Guardian.
[Picture of Julie Bindel]


Bingham, Billy
Born 5 August 1931  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former Northern Ireland footballer & manager.
[Picture of Billy Bingham]


Bird, Dickie
Born 19 April 1933  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Well-respected but now retired cricket umpire, who also took the field as a player many moons ago.
[Picture of Dickie Bird]


Bisson, Yannick
Born 16 May 1969  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor from Canadian period detective series 'Murdoch Mysteries'.
[Picture of Yannick Bisson]


Biya, Paul
Born 13 February 1933  (Mvomeka, Cameroon)
President of Cameroon since 1982.
[Picture of Paul Biya]


Bjork, (singer)
Born 21 November 1965  (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Completely bonkers Icelandic singer.
[Picture of (singer) Bjork]


Bl@ckhur5t, D3bb13
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally-ill grandmother who wishes to meet singer Adele. Good luck with that one…
[Picture of D3bb13 Bl@ckhur5t]


Black, Bob
Born 4 January 1951  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
American anarchist.
[Picture of Bob Black]


Black, Bud
Born 30 June 1957  (San Mateo, California, USA)
Retired Major League Baseball pitcher.
[Picture of Bud Black]


Black, Cara
Born 17 February 1979  (Salisbury, Rhodesia (Now Harare, Zimbabwe))
Zimbabwean tennis player.
[Picture of Cara Black]


Black, Clint
Born 4 February 1962  (Long Branch, New Jersey, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Clint Black]


Black, Conrad
Born 25 August 1944  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
British/Canadian biographer, businessman and newspaper magnate who has more controversies surrounding his name than most people have had hot dinners.
[Picture of Conrad Black]


Black, Dustin Lance
Born 10 June 1974  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Screenwriter, director, film and television producer.
[Picture of Dustin Lance Black]


Black, Edwin
Born 27 February 1950  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Syndicated columnist and investigative journalist.
[Picture of Edwin Black]


Black, Jack
Born 28 August 1969  (Redondo Beach, California, USA)
American actor, comedian & musician, star of 'Shallow Hal' and singer of rock comedy band, Tenacious D.
[Picture of Jack Black]


Black, Jasmine
Born 17 November 1987  (Bucharest, Romania)
Romanian pornographic actress.
[Picture of Jasmine Black]


Black, Jet
Born 26 August 1938  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Drummer with New Wave band The Stranglers.
[Picture of Jet Black]


Black, Lewis
Born 30 August 1948  (Silver Spring, Maryland, USA)
Comedian best known for hosting the short-lived Comedy Central series 'Lewis Black's Root of All Evil'.
[Picture of Lewis Black]


Black, Lucas
Born 29 November 1982  (Decatur, Alabama, USA)
American film and TV actor who played Caleb Temple on the CBS TV series, 'American Gothic'.
[Picture of Lucas Black]


Black, Michael
Born 6 October 1976  (Chigwell, Essex, England)
British footballer who played for Arsenal FC from 1993 to 1997.
[Picture of Michael Black]


Black, Pippa
Born 16 October 1982  (Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia)
Australian actress, played Elle Robinson on the soap opera, 'Neighbours' from 2005 to 2009.
[Picture of Pippa Black]


Black, Rebecca
Born 21 June 1997  (Irvine, California, USA)
American singer who rose to fame with her song, 'Friday', which her music went viral on YouTube in 2011 and was dubbed "the worst song ever".
[Picture of Rebecca Black]


Black, Roger
Born 31 March 1966  (Gosport, South Hampshire, England)
British athlete. Won individual silver medals in the 400 metres at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 1991 World Championships.
[Picture of Roger Black]


Black, Simon
Born 3 April 1979  (Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia)
Australian rules football player and coach who played for the Brisbane Lions and now manages his own team.
[Picture of Simon Black]


Black, Tarik
Born 22 November 1991  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
NBA Basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
[Picture of Tarik Black]


Black, Tori
Born 26 August 1988  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Pornographic actress, born Michelle Chapman.
[Picture of Tori Black]


Blackadder, Elizabeth
Born 24 September 1931  (Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland)
Scottish painter and printmaker. Will need a cunning plan to get out of this team!
[Picture of Elizabeth Blackadder]


Blackburn, Elizabeth
Born 26 November 1948  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Biological researcher who won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her work in molecular biology.
[Picture of Elizabeth Blackburn]


Blackburn, Tony
Born 29 January 1943  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Famous as the first DJ on Radio 1 in 1967. Now presenter of 'Pick of the Pops' on BBC Radio 2.
[Picture of Tony Blackburn]


Blackman, Honor
Born 12 December 1927  (London, England)
English actress, who has played upon her sex siren status since appearing as Pussy Galore in 'Goldfinger'.
[Picture of Honor Blackman]


Blair, Lionel
Born 12 December 1931  (Montreal, Canada)
Camp, tap-dancing, fixed-grinning TV personality.
[Picture of Lionel Blair]


Blake, George
Born 11 November 1922  (Rotterdam, Holland)
Spy, former double agent for the Soviet Union.
[Picture of George Blake]


Blake, Peter
Born 25 June 1932  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Pop artist, best known for his design of the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album for the Beatles in 1967, for which he was paid £200.
[Picture of Peter Blake]


Blake, Quentin
Born 16 December 1932  (Sidcup, Kent, England)
Illustrator, often in conjunction with legendary children's author Roald Dahl.
[Picture of Quentin Blake]


Blakemore, Colin
Born 1 June 1944  (Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England)
Neurobiologist and apparent hate-figure to animal rights people.
[Picture of Colin Blakemore]


Blatter, Sepp
Born 10 March 1936  (Visp, Canton Valais, Switzerland)
Slippery president of world football body FIFA from 1998-2015. Steped down amidst a huge bribary and corruption scandal in 2015. Who knew?
[Picture of Sepp Blatter]


Blatty, William Peter
Born 7 January 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
Best-selling author of 'The Exorcist'.
[Picture of William Peter Blatty]


Blazer, Chuck
Born 26 April 1945  (New York City, New York, USA)
American soccer administrator, member of the FIFA Executive Committee from 1996 to 2013.
[Picture of Chuck Blazer]


Blessed, Brian
Born 9 October 1937  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)
Large, bearded actor whose presence and booming voice has landed him parts in everything from Shakespeare adaptations to Robin Hood to 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Brian Blessed]


Bligh, Anna
Born 14 July 1960  (Warwick, Queensland, Australia)
Local Aussie politician, former Minister for Families, Community Services, Disability Services and Youth, Minister for Education, Minister for the Arts, Treasurer, Deputy Primer, Minister for Reconstruction and (finally) Premier, in Queensland.
[Picture of Anna Bligh]


Blobel, Günter
Born 21 May 1936  (Silesia, Poland)
Nobel Prize-winning biologist.
[Picture of Günter Blobel]


Bloembergen, Nicolaas
Born 11 March 1920  (Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Electrical engineering genius, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981.
[Picture of Nicolaas Bloembergen]


Bloodvessel, Buster
Born 6 September 1958  (Hackney, London, England)
Formerly 30-stone (420 lb) front man of ska group Bad Manners. Collapsed and almost died during a gig in Italy in 2001, since when he is reputed to have lost a lot of weight. His real name is Douglas Trendle.
[Picture of Buster Bloodvessel]


Bloom, Claire
Born 15 February 1931  (London, England)
Actress known for her costumed roles in film.
[Picture of Claire Bloom]


Blue, Rabbi Lionel Rabbi Lionel Blue is no longer with us
Born 6 February 1930  (London, England)

Died 19 December 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Rabbi, journalist & broadcaster, who often does "Thought for the Day" on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.
[Picture of Rabbi Lionel Blue]


Blume, Judy
Born 12 February 1938  (Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)
Award-winning author of novels aimed at young adults.
[Picture of Judy Blume]


Bluth, Don
Born 13 September 1937  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
American animator and film director.
[Picture of Don Bluth]


Bluthal, John
Born 21 October 1929  (Galicia, Poland)
Popular British character actor, often in comedies. Best known for his role as Frank Pickle in 'The Vicar of Dibley'.
[Picture of John Bluthal]


Blyth, Ann
Born 16 August 1928  (Mount Kisco, New York, USA)
Hollywood actress who was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress in 1945 for the film 'Mildred Pierce'.
[Picture of Ann Blyth]


Blythe, Ronald
Born 6 November 1922  (Acton, Suffolk, England)
Writer and essayist ('Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village').
[Picture of Ronald Blythe]


Bobbitt, Lorena
Born 31 October 1970  (Bucay, Ecuador)
Woman who infamously cut off her husband John's penis in 1993.
[Picture of Lorena Bobbitt]


Bodmer, Walter
Born 10 January 1936  (Frankfurt, Germany)
German-born British geneticist.
[Picture of Walter Bodmer]


Boesch, Rudy
Born 20 January 1928  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Former Navy SEAL who competed and very nearly won the US reality show 'Survivor' at the age of 72.
[Picture of Rudy Boesch]


Bolger, Jim
Born 25 December 1941  (Oylegate, County Wexford, Rep of Ireland)
Racehorse trainer and breeder.
[Picture of Jim Bolger]


Bolin, Fabian
Born in Stockholm, Sweden  (exact date unknown)
Swedish-Brazilian actor and screenwriter who featured in 'Made in Chelsea'. Born c. 1986.
[Picture of Fabian Bolin]


Bolkiah, Hassanal
Born 15 July 1946  (Brunei Town, Brunei)
The Sultan of Brunei since 1967. If you're famous and fancy a quick quid, he's the man you want to hear from...
[Picture of Hassanal Bolkiah]


Bond, Michael
Born 13 January 1926  (Newbury, Berkshire, England)
Author, best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.
[Picture of Michael Bond]


Boniperti, Giampiero
Born 4 July 1928  (Barengo, Piedmont, Italy)
Footballer, a legendary Italian centre-forward.
[Picture of Giampiero Boniperti]


Bonnefoy, Yves Yves Bonnefoy is no longer with us
Born 24 June 1923  (Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France)

Died 1 July 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
French poet and essayist.
[Picture of Yves Bonnefoy]


Bono, (singer)
Born 10 May 1960  (Ballymun, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
U2 front man, who, like his mate Sir Bob Geldof, labours under the misapprehension that having once been a successful pop star makes him (a) an expert on everything from world hunger to the environment, and (b) worth listening to. Born Paul David Hewson.
[Picture of (singer) Bono]


Bonynge, Richard
Born 29 September 1930  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian conductor and widower of Dame Joan Sutherland.
[Picture of Richard Bonynge]


Booh-Booh, Jacques-Roger
Born 5 February 1938  (Manak, Cameroon)
Camaroon Minister of External Relations (1988-1992) and somewhat responsible for the Rwandan Genocide due to malfeasance of office.
[Picture of Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh]


Book, Tony
Born 4 September 1934  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Former footballer & manager of Manchester City in the 1970s.
[Picture of Tony Book]


Boone, Pat
Born 1 June 1934  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Crooner, most successful with ballads and blues.
[Picture of Pat Boone]


Boorman, John
Born 18 January 1933  (Shepperton, Surrey, England)
Film director, noted for such films as 'Deliverance', 'Excalibur' and 'Zardoz'.
[Picture of John Boorman]


Booth, Connie
Born 31 January 1944  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Actress and writer-turned psychotherapist. Famously co-wrote 'Fawlty Towers' with her then husband John Cleese.
[Picture of Connie Booth]


Booth, Tony
Born 9 October 1931  (Liverpool, England)
Political activist, actor (most notably in 'Till Death Us Do Part'), ex-alcoholic, ex-husband of the late Pat Phoenix and father-in-law of Tony Blair, whose wife Cherie is one of Booth's eight daughters.
[Picture of Tony Booth]


Boothroyd, Betty
Born 8 October 1929  (Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England)
Tiller Girl turned Speaker of the House of Commons between 1992 & 2000.
[Picture of Betty Boothroyd]


Bootle-Wilbraham, Roger
Born 2 September 1945  (place of birth unknown)
7th Baron Skelmersdale. Minister in Margaret Thatcher's government in the 1980s.
[Picture of Roger Bootle-Wilbraham]


Borman, Frank
Born 14 March 1928  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Astronaut who was part of the Apollo 8 crew which circumnavigated the Moon in 1968, months before the landing was attempted.
[Picture of Frank Borman]


Bornstein, Kate
Born 15 March 1948  (Neptune City, New Jersey, USA)
Gender theorist, born as a man, now a lesbian woman. Has suffered from PTSD and also diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and in September 2012 with lung cancer.
[Picture of Kate Bornstein]


Bosh, Chris
Born 24 March 1984  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
NBA Basketball player for the Miami Heat.
[Picture of Chris Bosh]


Bossom, Clive
Born 4 February 1918  (place of birth unknown)
Former British politician and Member of Parliament from 1959 to 1974.
[Picture of Clive Bossom]


Boston, Billy
Born 6 August 1934  (Tiger Bay, Wales)
Legendary rugby league player.
[Picture of Billy Boston]


Boston, Blake
Date and place of birth unknown
Internet meme known as "Scumbag Steve".
[Picture of Blake Boston]


Bough, Frank
Born 15 January 1933  (Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
British TV presenter, mainly on daytime television or sports programmes. Wearer of bad sweaters and target of unlikely sex orgy allegations. Had a liver transplant in 2001.
[Picture of Frank Bough]


Boulez, Pierre Pierre Boulez is no longer with us
Born 26 March 1925  (Montbrison, France)

Died 5 January 2016  (Baden-Baden, Germany)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
French composer of classical & contemporary music.
[Picture of Pierre Boulez]


Bouteflika, Abdelaziz
Born 2 March 1937  (Oujda, Morocco)
President of Algeria since 1999.
[Picture of Abdelaziz Bouteflika]


Boutros-Ghali, Boutros Boutros Boutros-Ghali is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1922  (Cairo, Egypt)

Died 16 February 2016  (Cairo, Egypt)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
UN Secretary-General between 1992-96, whose name became a catchphrase on 'The Fast Show'.
[Picture of Boutros Boutros-Ghali]


Bovell, Brian
Born 26 October 1959  (London, England)
British actor who appeared on TV since the 1980s.
[Picture of Brian Bovell]


Bowen, Jim
Born 20 August 1937  (Heswall, Cheshire, England)
Super, smashing, great. The avuncular presenter of ITV's 'Bullseye' (1981-93). You can't beat a bit of Bully!
[Picture of Jim Bowen]


Bowler, Norman
Born 1 August 1932  (London, England)
Craggy actor best known as Frank Tate in 'Emmerdale' from 1989-1997.
[Picture of Norman Bowler]


Bowles, Stan
Born 24 December 1948  (Manchester, England)
Arguably the definitive 1970s maverick footballer. Star forward with QPR but seemingly more concerned with the outcome of the 4:40 at Kempton rather than his football…
[Picture of Stan Bowles]


Bowman, Scotty
Born 18 September 1933  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Retired Canadian National Hockey League head coach.
[Picture of Scotty Bowman]


Bowman, Willy
Date and place of birth unknown
Bit-part actor best recognised as one of the Germans insulted in 'Fawlty Towers'. According to the BFI website, he died in 2002 which must make the person who picked him seem a right idiot. Oh…
[Picture of Willy Bowman]


Boyd, Laura
Born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Cancer-ridden TV presenter who did the Edinburgh MoonWalk, a marathon for women in their bras. Still goes partying until 3am. And of course one of those who blogs on their illness. Born 1982.
[Picture of Laura Boyd]


Boyd, Pattie
Born 17 March 1944  (Taunton, Somerset, England)
British model who was once married to musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Inspired the latter's classic 'Layla'.
[Picture of Pattie Boyd]


Boyd, Tommy
Born 14 December 1952  (London, England)
Broadcaster known for his acerbic style on radio. Was also a presence on children's TV as well.
[Picture of Tommy Boyd]


Boyer, Paul D.
Born 31 July 1918  (Provo, Utah, USA)
Biochemist - co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1997.
[Picture of Paul D. Boyer]


Boyle, Katie
Born 29 May 1926  (Florence, Italy)
TV presenter, agony aunt & dog lover. Born Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla, so it's probably a good thing that she took her first husband's name instead when going professional.
[Picture of Katie Boyle]


Br@d5h@w, T0m
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer-stricken father. Born 1992. Died in December 2015 so no points awarded.
[Picture of T0m Br@d5h@w]


Br0wn, L1s@
Date and place of birth unknown
Model with a rare condition in that she can't actually eat. Born 1983.
[Picture of L1s@ Br0wn]


Brabeck-Letmathe, Peter
Born 13 November 1944  (Villach, Austria)
Austrian businessman. Chairman of Nestlé, who feed children to crocodiles or something…
[Picture of Peter Brabeck-Letmathe]


Bradley, David
Born 17 April 1942  (York, England)
British actor famous for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series and later starred as Walder Frey in 'Game of Thrones'.
[Picture of David Bradley]


Bradshaw, Terry
Born 2 September 1948  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Former NFL quaterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
[Picture of Terry Bradshaw]


Brady, Ian
Born 2 January 1938  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Moors Murderer, in prison since 1966, having been caught just 4 weeks after the death penalty for murder was abolished in the UK. Made various efforts to legally "die" in prison by refusing food, all failed. Now rumoured to have dementia.
[Picture of Ian Brady]


Brady, Nicholas F.
Born 11 April 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Reagan and Bush Snr.
[Picture of Nicholas F. Brady]


Bragg, Bobby
Date and place of birth unknown
Comedian, often used as a warm-up before TV shows such as 'Only Fools and Horses'. Died in October 2016 but no suitable obit.
[Picture of Bobby Bragg]


Braithwaite, E. R. E. R. Braithwaite is no longer with us
Born 27 June 1912  (Georgetown, Guyana)

Died 12 December 2016  (Rockville, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Guyanese author whose book based on his experiences as a black teacher in a poor, working class London school, 'To Sir, With Love' was later made into a film starring Sidney Poitier.
[Picture of E. R. Braithwaite]


Bramall, Edwin
Born 18 December 1923  (Bushfield, Hampshire, England)
Also known as Baron Bramall, an ex-Army bigwig - former Chief of the General Staff & Chief of the Defence Staff.
[Picture of Edwin Bramall]


Brand, Russell
Born 4 June 1975  (Grays, Essex, England)
TV presenter & comic who is nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is. Now trying to be some kind of revolutionary.
[Picture of Russell Brand]


Brandauer, Klaus Maria
Born 22 June 1943  (Bad Aussee, Austria)
Austrian actor known for his role as Largo in the sort-of Bond film 'Never Say Never Again'.
[Picture of Klaus Maria Brandauer]


Brandreth, Gyles
Born 8 March 1948  (Wuppertal, Germany)
TV personality and something of a polymath - writer, presenter, producer, biographer, you name it. Was even a Conservative MP and junior minister at one time.
[Picture of Gyles Brandreth]


Braxton, Toni
Born 7 October 1967  (Severn, Maryland, USA)
Sultry R&B singer. Massive in the 1990s but whose career hit the skids in the last decade or so.
[Picture of Toni Braxton]


Brazil, Alan
Born 15 June 1959  (Simshill, Glasgow, Scotland)
Former porky striker for Ipswich, Spurs & Man U, now a radio presenter.
[Picture of Alan Brazil]


Breen, Edward
Born in Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
Businessman, employed as a fixer of broken companies. CEO of DuPont since 2015. Born c. 1956.
[Picture of Edward Breen]


Breeze, Hector
Date and place of birth unknown
Veteran cartoonist, often for 'Private Eye'. Born 1928.
[Picture of Hector Breeze]


Breivik, Anders Behring
Born 13 February 1979  (Oslo, Norway)
Far right killer of 77 Norwegians in a terrorist attack in 2011. Jailed for 21 years in 2012.
[Picture of Anders Behring Breivik]


Breivik, Jens
Born 9 June 1935  (Hadsel, Norway)
Father of Norwegian mass-killer Anders Breivik.
[Picture of Jens Breivik]


Bremer, Arthur
Born 21 August 1950  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Janitor convicted in 1972 for the attempted assassination of US presidential candidate George Wallace. Released in 2007.
[Picture of Arthur Bremer]


Brendel, Alfred
Born 5 January 1931  (Loucná nad Desnou, Czech Republic)
Austrian pianist, artist, poet and author.
[Picture of Alfred Brendel]


Brennan, Stacy
Date and place of birth unknown
Cheerleading coach, now battling breast cancer.
[Picture of Stacy Brennan]


Breukhoven, Hans
Born 31 October 1946  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Founder and president of the retail company, Free Record Shop.
[Picture of Hans Breukhoven]


Brian, Denis
Born 11 December 1923  (Cardiff, Wales)
Journalist and biographer, most notably of Einstein.
[Picture of Denis Brian]


Brickell, Katie
Born 9 July 1983  (Haywards Heath, Sussex, England)
Young lady who was denied a smear test for cervical cancer as she was "too young" for the test, but now her disease is incurable.
[Picture of Katie Brickell]


Bridger, Mark
Born 6 November 1965  (Carshalton, London, England)
Wales-based Englishman, sentenced to life imprisonment for the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones in 2012. Has six children by four women himself.
[Picture of Mark Bridger]


Briggs, Asa Asa Briggs is no longer with us
Born 7 May 1921  (Keighley, West Yorkshire, England)

Died 15 March 2016  (Lewes, Sussex, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
British historian and academic, a particular specialist on the Victorian era.
[Picture of Asa Briggs]


Briggs, Johnny
Born 5 September 1935  (Battersea, London, England)
British TV & film actor, most famous as Mike Baldwin in 'Coronation Street'
[Picture of Johnny Briggs]


Briggs, Nicholas
Born 29 September 1961  (London, England)
Actor who has voiced the Daleks and the Cybermen since the the revival of 'Doctor Who' in 2005.
[Picture of Nicholas Briggs]


Brimley, Wilford
Born 27 September 1934  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Heavy-set, superbly-moustachioed US actor in TV, films & commercials.
[Picture of Wilford Brimley]


Brinson, G. Monty G. Monty Brinson is no longer with us
Born 21 November 1957  (place of birth unknown)

Died 25 January 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Ex-husband of 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills'star Kim Richards.
[Picture of G. Monty Brinson]


Brito, Bonnie
Born 13 July 1946  (place of birth unknown)
Californian woman jailed for her part in a Ponzi-style fraud. Release late in 2014 for compassionate reasons. Died in December 2014 so no points...
[Picture of Bonnie Brito]


Brittain, Clive
Born 15 December 1934  (place of birth unknown)
British racehorse trainer, whose best known horse was Pebbles, winner of the 10,000 guineas in 1984.
[Picture of Clive Brittain]


Britton, Tony
Born 9 June 1934  (Birmingham, England)
Actor, mainly on stage but also in 'Don't Wait Up' on TV. Father of Fern Britton.
[Picture of Tony Britton]


Broadis, Ivor
Born 18 December 1922  (Isle of Dogs, London, England)
Former England player & Carlisle United manager.
[Picture of Ivor Broadis]


Brokaw, Tom
Born 6 February 1940  (Webster, South Dakota, USA)
American television journalist with NBC News.
[Picture of Tom Brokaw]


Brokken, Corry
Born 3 December 1932  (Breda, Netherlands)
Dutch singer and winner of the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest. Died in May 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Corry Brokken]


Brookes, Josh
Born 28 April 1983  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Domestically and internationally known professional motorcycle road racer.
[Picture of Josh Brookes]


Brookes, Peter
Born 28 September 1943  (Liverpool, England)
Political cartoonist with The Times.
[Picture of Peter Brookes]


Brookner, Anita Anita Brookner is no longer with us
Born 16 July 1928  (Herne Hill, London, England)

Died 10 March 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Author & art historian.
[Picture of Anita Brookner]


Brooks, Clarence
Born 20 May 1951  (New York City, New York, USA)
Line coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Died in September 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Clarence Brooks]


Brooks, James L.
Born 9 May 1940  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Film and television producer with an impressive resume, including 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'Taxi' and 'The Simpsons' on television and 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Jerry Maguire' in film, amongst others.
[Picture of James L. Brooks]


Brooks, John John Brooks is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1927  (place of birth unknown)

Died 4 March 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
AKA Baron Brooks of Tremorfa. Former Labour politician in Wales.
[Picture of John Brooks]


Brooks, Mel
Born 28 June 1926  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comic actor and film director.
[Picture of Mel Brooks]


Broome, David
Born 1 March 1940  (Cardiff, Wales)
Former showjumping champion. Won two bronzes at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
[Picture of David Broome]


Brown, Bobby
Born 5 February 1969  (Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA)
R & B singer & dancer, whose litany of crimes is much too long to list here, but suffice to say, not many people think of him as "a nice boy".
[Picture of Bobby Brown]


Brown, Bonnie Bonnie Brown is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1938  (Sparkman, Arkansas, USA)

Died 16 July 2016  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Singer with popular 1950s country group The Browns.
[Picture of Bonnie Brown]


Brown, Bryan
Born 23 June 1947  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian film actor.
[Picture of Bryan Brown]


Brown, Chris
Born 5 May 1989  (Tappahonnock, Virginia, USA)
Pop and R&B singer who got himself into hot water by assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
[Picture of Chris Brown]


Brown, Eric "Winkle" Eric
Born 21 January 1919  (Leith, Scotland)

Died 21 February 2016  (Redhill, Surrey, England)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Considered to be Britain's greatest pilot. Flew 487 different aircraft as a test pilot and was part of the division that liberated the Belsen concentration camp in World War II.
[Picture of Eric


Brown, June
Born 16 February 1927  (Needham Market, Suffolk, England)
Actress who plays Dot Cotton in EastEnders.
[Picture of June Brown]


Brown, Maxine
Born 27 April 1932  (Campti, Louisiana, USA)
As you can see on the team player's list's name: A country singer.
[Picture of Maxine Brown]


Brown, Rita Mae
Born 28 November 1948  (Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA)
Feminist author.
[Picture of Rita Mae Brown]


Brown, Ronald
Born 7 August 1926  (England)
Bishop of Birkenhead from 1974-1992.
[Picture of Ronald Brown]


Brown, Violet
Born 10 March 1900  (Trelawny Parish, Jamaica)
Third oldest person in the World as of 2016.
[Picture of Violet Brown]


Browne, Moyra Moyra Browne is no longer with us
Born 2 March 1918  (place of birth unknown)

Died 4 December 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Vice-president of the Royal College of Nursing from 1970-85.
[Picture of Moyra Browne]


Browning, Angela
Born 4 December 1946  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Former conservative MP. Made a Baroness in 2010.
[Picture of Angela Browning]


Brownlee, Ali Ali Brownlee is no longer with us
Born in Middlesbrough, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 14 February 2016  (Linthorpe, England)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Radio football commentator for BBC Radio Tees. Born 1959.
[Picture of Ali Brownlee]


Brownmiller, Susan
Born 15 February 1935  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Radical feminist.
[Picture of Susan Brownmiller]


Bruna, Dick
Born 23 August 1927  (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Dutch illustrator and creator of the popular cutesy rabbit Miffy.
[Picture of Dick Bruna]


Brundtland, Gro Harlem
Born 20 April 1939  (Bærum, Norway)
Prime Minister of Norway on three occasions.
[Picture of Gro Harlem Brundtland]


Bruner, Jerome Jerome Bruner is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1915  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 5 June 2016  (Manhatten, New York, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Cognitive psychologist.
[Picture of Jerome Bruner]


Bryant, Anita
Born 25 March 1940  (Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA)
Former model and singer turned rabid anti-gay political campaigner.
[Picture of Anita Bryant]


Bryant, Kobe
Born 23 August 1978  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Basketball player for the LA Lakers.
[Picture of Kobe Bryant]


Brzezinski, Zbigniew
Born 28 March 1928  (Warsaw, Poland)
Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977-1981.
[Picture of Zbigniew Brzezinski]


Buchan, Wattie
Born 24 July 1957  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Lead singer with punk band The Exploited.
[Picture of Wattie Buchan]


Buck, Linda B.
Born 29 January 1947  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American biologist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on olfactory receptors.
[Picture of Linda B. Buck]


Buckley, James L.
Born 9 March 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former New York senator and District judge.
[Picture of James L. Buckley]


Buell, Ryan
Born 8 July 1982  (Corry, Pennsylvania, USA)
American paranormal investigator.
[Picture of Ryan Buell]


Buffett, Warren
Born 30 August 1930  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American businessman & author, the 2nd richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine in 2006. Also an ace ukulele player.
[Picture of Warren Buffett]


Buffon, Lorenzo
Born 19 December 1929  (Majano, Italy)
Former AC Milan and Italy international footballer.
[Picture of Lorenzo Buffon]


Bujold, Geneviève
Born 1 July 1942  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actress. Won a Golden Globe for the title role in 'Anne of the Thousand Days'.
[Picture of Geneviève Bujold]


Bulcke, Paul
Born 8 September 1954  (Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium)
Belgian businessman, CEO of Nestlé since 2007. Did I mention that they feed kids to crocodiles?
[Picture of Paul Bulcke]


Bulger, James "Whitey"
Born 3 September 1929  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Charges against him include 18 counts of murder, plus racketeering, money laundering, and breaking wind on the Sabbath in Tennessee.
[Picture of James


Bunch, Charlotte
Born 13 October 1944  (North Carolina, USA)
Womens rights activist.
[Picture of Charlotte Bunch]


Bunnell, Dewey
Born 19 January 1952  (Harrogate, Yorkshire, England)
Singer-songwriter with folk rock band America.
[Picture of Dewey Bunnell]


Burdon, Eric
Born 11 May 1941  (Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Former lead singer of The Animals.
[Picture of Eric Burdon]


Burger, Adolf Adolf Burger is no longer with us
Born 12 August 1917  (Velká Lomnica, Slovakia)

Died 6 December 2016  (Prague, Czech Republic)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Jewish typographer, drafted in by the Nazis for Operation Bernhard, a plan to destabilise the British economy with fake currency. A bit like Quantitiative Easing really...
[Picture of Adolf Burger]


Burgess, Sonny
Born 28 May 1931  (Newport, Arkansas, USA)
Rockabilly singer and guitarist.
[Picture of Sonny Burgess]


Burke, James
Born 22 December 1936  (Derry, Northern Ireland)
Scientist, historian & TV presenter - presented 'Tomorrow's World'.
[Picture of James Burke]


Burke Charvet, Brooke
Born 8 September 1971  (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
Model and TV personality.
[Picture of Brooke Burke Charvet]


Burke Jr, Jack
Born 29 January 1923  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Retired professional golfer. Won the Masters in 1956.
[Picture of Jack Burke Jr]


Burnett, Carol
Born 26 April 1933  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Red-haired comedienne, best known for her eponymous variety show.
[Picture of Carol Burnett]


Burns, Allan
Born 18 May 1935  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Television producer and writer, who co-created 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' with James L. Brooks.
[Picture of Allan Burns]


Burtt, Ben
Born 12 July 1948  (Jamesville, New York, USA)
Sound designer on 'Star Wars' and thus the creator of the familiar R2-D2 bleeps and yelps, as well the throbbing sound of the lightsabers and the distinctive breathing of Darth Vader.
[Picture of Ben Burtt]


Busey, Gary
Born 29 June 1944  (Goose Creek, Texas, USA)
Actor, in numerous films & often in kooky roles.
[Picture of Gary Busey]


Bush, Barbara
Born 8 June 1925  (Rye, New York, USA)
The wife of George Bush snr, not the namesake daughter of George W. Bush.
[Picture of Barbara Bush]


Bush Sr, George H. W.
Born 12 June 1924  (Milton, Massachusetts, USA)
President of the USA from 1989-93. Son George also took the reigns.
[Picture of George H. W. Bush Sr]


Bushell, Garry
Born 13 May 1955  (London, England)
Journalist and manager of US "Oi!" band Maninblack. I shit you not!
[Picture of Garry Bushell]


Buster, Prince Prince Buster is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1938  (Kingston, Jamaica)

Died 8 September 2016  (Miami, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Ska & reggae singer, a legend in his own country. Born plain old Cecil Campbell.
[Picture of Prince Buster]


Buswell, Neville
Born 20 January 1943  (Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England)
Actor best known for his role as Ray Langton in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Neville Buswell]


Butler, Jerry
Born 8 December 1939  (Sunflower, Mississippi, USA)
Soul singer-songwriter and original leader of the R&B group, The Impressions.
[Picture of Jerry Butler]


Butler, Peter
Born 25 March 1932  (Birmingham, England)
British professional golfer, who, during the 1973 Ryder Cup, recorded the first ever hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history.
[Picture of Peter Butler]


Butler-Sloss, Elizabeth
Born 10 August 1933  (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)
Head of the Family Division of the Court of Appeal, which makes her the most senior family law judge in the UK.
[Picture of Elizabeth Butler-Sloss]


Buxton, Ronald
Born 20 August 1923  (place of birth unknown)
Conservative politician. Sensationally won the Leyton by-election in 1965 but only held on to his seat for 14 months.
[Picture of Ronald Buxton]


Buzzi, Ruth
Born 24 July 1936  (Westerly, Rhode Island, USA)
Comedienne and actress on film, stage and television.
[Picture of Ruth Buzzi]


Byatt, A. S.
Born 24 August 1936  (Sheffield, England)
Booker Prize-winning novelist.
[Picture of A. S. Byatt]


Bykovsky, Valery
Born 2 August 1934  (Pavlovsky Posad, Russia)
Retired Russian cosmonaut.
[Picture of Valery Bykovsky]


Bynes, Amanda
Born 3 April 1986  (Thousand Oaks, California, USA)
Actress in US teen movies & television show host.
[Picture of Amanda Bynes]


Byrne, Gay
Born 5 August 1934  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Respected veteran Irish broadcaster, presenter of 'The Late Late Show' for 37 years.
[Picture of Gay Byrne]


Byrne, Michael
Born 7 November 1943  (London, England)
British actor best known for playing nasty Nazis.
[Picture of Michael Byrne]


Byrnes, Edd
Born 30 July 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor from the 1950s TV series '77 Sunset Strip'.
[Picture of Edd Byrnes]


Byron, Tom
Born 4 April 1961  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Porn actor.
[Picture of Tom Byron]

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