Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: 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]


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, 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]


Daley, Tom
Born 21 May 1994  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Reasonably successful English Olympic Diver turned crap reality TV presenter.
[Picture of Tom Daley]


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]


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]


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


Dana, Bill
Born 5 October 1924  (Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)
Comedian and writer, known in the U.S. For his "José Jiménez" character on television.
[Picture of Bill Dana]


Dandridge, Gloria Richardson
Born 6 May 1922  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Civil rights activist and leader of civil rights group "The Cambridge Movement" based in Cambridge, Maryland during the 1960s.
[Picture of Gloria Richardson Dandridge]


Daniel, Brittany
Born 17 March 1976  (Gainesville, Florida, USA)
US actress best known for her role in 1990s syndicated teen drama 'Sweet Valley High'.
[Picture of Brittany Daniel]


Daniel, Jamie Jamie Daniel is no longer with us
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)

Died 4 July 2016  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
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]


Daniels, Paul Paul Daniels is no longer with us
Born 6 April 1938  (Middlesbrough, England)

Died 17 March 2016  (Wargrave, Berkshire, England)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Saturnine, wig-wearing magician whose glory years have long since past. Now that's tragic!
[Picture of Paul Daniels]


Daniher, Neale
Born 15 February 1961  (West Wyalong, Australia)
Former Australian Rules footballer and coach now battling motor neurone disease.
[Picture of Neale Daniher]


Danner, Blythe
Born 3 February 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US screen actress and mother of Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow. Which makes her Chris Martin from Coldplay's Mother-in-law no less!
[Picture of Blythe Danner]


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]


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]


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


Davidson, Alan
Born 14 June 1929  (Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia)
Former Australian international all-rounder.
[Picture of Alan Davidson]


Davidson, Boaz
Born 8 November 1943  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Israeli film director, producer and screenwriter.
[Picture of Boaz Davidson]


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, 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, Peter Maxwell Peter Maxwell Davies is no longer with us
Born 8 September 1934  (Salford, Lancashire, England)

Died 14 March 2016  (Orkney Islands)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Composer and currrent Master of the Queen's Music.
[Picture of Peter Maxwell Davies]


Davies, Rick
Born 22 July 1944  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)
Lead singer and songwriter for 1970s progressive rock band Supertramp.
[Picture of Rick 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, Georgia
Date and place of birth unknown
Britian's fattest women, pressing the scales at 55 stone! Born c. 1992.
[Picture of Georgia Davis]


Davis, Peter
Born 2 January 1937  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Filmmaker who won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 1974 for 'Hearts and Minds' about the Vietnam War.
[Picture of Peter 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]


Dawkins, Richard
Born 26 March 1941  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Noted & controversial evolutionary biologist. When he dies, if there's a hint of a pearly gate in front of him, he's in shit streak!
[Picture of Richard Dawkins]


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, 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, Robert
Born 11 September 1922  (London, England)
British director of comedy classics 'Two Way Stretch' and 'The Rebel'. Later worked on US television.
[Picture of Robert 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]


Day-Lewis, Daniel
Born 29 April 1957  (London, England)
Multi-Oscar winning and extremely talented stage and screen actor who was knighted in 2014. Also a supporter of Millwall FC, which sort of ruins his CV.
[Picture of Daniel Day-Lewis]


De Cardi, Beatrice Beatrice De Cardi is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1914  (London, England)

Died 5 July 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Archaeologist, most noted for her work in the exploration and preservation of the Persian Gulf.
[Picture of Beatrice De Cardi]


de Filippis, Maria Teresa Maria Teresa de Filippis is no longer with us
Born 11 November 1926  (Naples, Italy)

Died 8 January 2016  (Scanzorosciate, Italy)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
The first woman to race in Formula 1, in 1958.
[Picture of Maria Teresa de Filippis]


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. Died in July 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Piet De Jong]


De Keyser, David
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
English bit part screen actor who has received slightly more recognition as a silky smooth voice actor. Born 1927.
[Picture of David De Keyser]


De La Tour, Frances
Born 30 July 1944  (Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England)
Award-winning English actress best known as Miss Jones, Rigsby's main focus of desire in the TV series 'Rising Damp'.
[Picture of Frances De La Tour]


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 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 Palma, Brian
Born 11 September 1940  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Film director. Films include 'Carrie' (1976), 'Scarface' (1983) and 'The Untouchables' (1987). Famously wrote off George Lucas' 'Star Wars' when Lucas showed him and others a rough cut of the picture in 1976.
[Picture of Brian De Palma]


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]


Dean, John
Born 14 October 1938  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Former White House Counsel to Richard Nixon. Became deeply involved in the Watergate Scandal. Now an author & political activist.
[Picture of John Dean]


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]


Debbonaire, Thangam
Born 3 August 1966  (place of birth unknown)
Labour MP for Bristol West. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.
[Picture of Thangam Debbonaire]


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]


Deen, James
Born 7 February 1986  (place of birth unknown)
b. Bryan Sevilla. A rather unsavoury Porn Star who due to his alleged unpleasant behaviour towards numerous women has been dubbed "The Bill Cosby of Porn".
[Picture of James Deen]


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]


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 Paso, Fernando
Born 1 April 1935  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Mexican novelist, essayist and poet.
[Picture of Fernando del Paso]


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]


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]


Delano, Jamie
Born in Northampton, England  (exact date unknown)
British, science fiction/horror comic writer. Born 1954.
[Picture of Jamie Delano]


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. Died in January 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Michel Delpech]


Demme, Jonathan
Born 22 February 1944  (Baldwin, New York, USA)
American director, producer and screenwriter. Won the Best Director Oscar in 1991 for 'The Silence of the Lambs'.
[Picture of Jonathan Demme]


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]


Dennehy, Brian
Born 9 July 1938  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
Actor - a regular star character actor in many films.
[Picture of Brian Dennehy]


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 Clive Derby-Lewis is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1936  (Cape Town South Africa)

Died 3 November 2016  (Pretoria, South Africa)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
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]


Derbyshire, John
Born 3 June 1945  (Northampton, England)
British born American conservative writer.
[Picture of John Derbyshire]


Derbyshire, Victoria
Born 2 October 1968  (Bury, Greater Manchester, England)
Journalist and broadcaster who works primarily for the BBC in both TV and radio current affairs. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.
[Picture of Victoria 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]


Desjarlais, Scott
Born 21 February 1964  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
US politician and physician. Currently serving as US Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district.
[Picture of Scott Desjarlais]


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]


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]


Dibango, Manu
Born 12 December 1933  (Douala, Cameroon)
Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player.
[Picture of Manu Dibango]


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, Frank Frank Dickens is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1932  (London, England)

Died 8 July 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Award-winning British cartoonist, best known for his strip "Bristow", which ran for 41 years in the London Evening Standard.
[Picture of Frank Dickens]


Dickinson, Bruce
Born 7 August 1958  (Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England)
British singer and lead vocalist with mega-successful heavy metal band Iron Maiden. In recent years has spent his spare time sensibly flying aeroplanes, fencing, brewing beer and other boring stuff that just isn't really Rock 'n' Roll.
[Picture of Bruce Dickinson]


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


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]


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]


Dillon, Steve Steve Dillon is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1962  (London, England)

Died 22 October 2016  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 54  (read death notice)
Comic book artist.
[Picture of Steve Dillon]


Dimassa, Diane
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA  (exact date unknown)
American feminist artist, author and cartoonist. Born 1959.
[Picture of Diane Dimassa]


Dinenage, Fred
Born 8 June 1942  (Birmingham, England)
Despite his birthplace, has been long since based in the South of England. Well known nationally for 'How?' and 'How 2', and to football fans as a former director of Portsmouth F.C.
[Picture of Fred Dinenage]


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]


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]


Dinsdale, Reece
Born 6 August 1959  (Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England)
English stage, screen and TV actor. Played the role of Joe Mcintyre in 'Coronation Street' and yet another one of Gail's Ill-fated love interests.
[Picture of Reece Dinsdale]


Disick, Scott
Born 26 May 1983  (Eastport, Long Island, New York, USA)
TV personality and socialite.
[Picture of Scott Disick]


Diski, Jenny Jenny Diski is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1947  (London, England)

Died 28 April 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Dodson, Betty
Born 24 August 1929  (place of birth unknown)
American Sex educator and feminist which apparently makes her an expert in the field of Sex-positive feminism.
[Picture of Betty Dodson]


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, Paddy
Born 6 February 1959  (Manchester, England)
Gypsy who came to prominence in 2011 in 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'.
[Picture of Paddy Doherty]


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]


Doherty, Shannen
Born 12 April 1971  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
American TV and film actress best known for playing Brenda Walsh in hit US teen drama 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. Suffering from Crohn’s disease and also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.
[Picture of Shannen 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]


Dombrovskis, Valdis
Born 5 August 1971  (Riga, Latvia)
Former Prime Minister of Latvia and now European Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue.
[Picture of Valdis Dombrovskis]


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]


Donato, Dick
Born 24 June 1963  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Yet another reality TV star, this time from US 'Big Brother 8'. Diagnosed with HIV in 2011 which he himself suspects was contracted during unprotected sex with a stripper in Las Vegas after a long night of drinking. Therein lies a lesson
[Picture of Dick Donato]


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]


Donner, Richard
Born 24 April 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Extremely successful US Director and Producer. Directed all-time classics such as 'The Omen', 'Superman', 'The Goonies' and the Lethal Weapon Series.
[Picture of Richard Donner]


Donoughue, Bernard
Born 8 September 1934  (Ashton, Northamptonshire, England)
Baron Donoughue. Allegedly born into poverty, the Labour politician, academic, businessman and author is another "boy done good" story.
[Picture of Bernard Donoughue]


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]


Doocy, Fred
Born 5 May 1913  (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
US politician and banker. Former 77th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut.
[Picture of Fred Doocy]


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


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


Dorough, Bob
Born 12 December 1923  (Perry County, Arkansas, USA)
American Jazz pianist, singer, composer, songwriter, arranger and producer.
[Picture of Bob Dorough]


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, Craig
Born 12 August 1941  (Newport, Isle of Wight, England)
Born Terence Perkins. Milkman-turned singer who topped the UK charts in 1959 with a cover of Sam Cooke's hit 'Only Sixteen'. Now aged 74 he still works the nightclubs and cruise ships.
[Picture of Craig Douglas]


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


Douglas, Hazel Hazel Douglas is no longer with us
Born 2 November 1923  (place of birth unknown)

Died 8 September 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Douvall, Alicia
Born 27 April 1980  (Crawley, West Sussex, England)
"Model" and utterly, utterly pointless "celebrity".
[Picture of Alicia Douvall]


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


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]


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]


Du Preez, Frik
Born 28 November 1935  (Rustenburg, South Africa)
Former South African Rugby Union player who is well respected in his homeland and was named "The country's rugby player of the 20th century".
[Picture of Frik Du Preez]


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]


Duering, Carl
Born 29 May 1923  (Berlin, Germany)
German-born British actor whose best known role is as Dr. Brodsky in Stanley Kubrick's, 'A Clockwork Orange'.
[Picture of Carl Duering]


Duffy, Ben
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of British Electro-pop group Fenech-Soler. Diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 but now in remission.
[Picture of Ben Duffy]


Duffy, Sir Patrick
Born 17 June 1920  (place of birth unknown)
Labour Politician and former MP for Colne Valley and Sheffield Attercliffe.
[Picture of Sir Patrick Duffy]


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, Patty Patty Duke is no longer with us
Born 14 December 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 29 March 2016  (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


Duncan, David Douglas
Born 23 January 1916  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
US photojournalist. Best known for his dramatic combat photographs primarily taken during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
[Picture of David Douglas Duncan]


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]


Dunnett, Jack
Born 24 June 1922  (place of birth unknown)
British Politician and former Labour MP for several Nottingham constituencies. Has also served as Chairman of both Brentford and Notts County Football Clubs.
[Picture of Jack Dunnett]


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]


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]


Duvitski, Janine
Born 28 June 1952  (Lancaster, England)
English actress who has appeared primarily in sitcoms. Most recently in ITV's 'Benidorm' as randy swinger Jacqueline Stewart
[Picture of Janine Duvitski]


Dylan, Bob
Born 24 May 1941  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Legendary folk singer with an annoying voice. Still touring.
[Picture of Bob Dylan]


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

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