Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: G


Gabor, Zsa Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor is no longer with us
Born 6 February 1917  (Budapest, Hungary)

Died 18 December 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Nine-times married, cop-slapping actress. Was in a coma for a while after a collision between her car and a lamp-post on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard in November 2002.
[Picture of Zsa Zsa Gabor]


Gabriel, Peter
Born 13 February 1950  (Chobham, Surrey, England)
Original frontman for prog-rock giants Genesis, but has enjoyed his greatest success since going solo with hits like 'Solsbury Hill' and 'Sledgehammer'. Also known for his political activism and for titling four of his albums 'Peter Gabriel'.
[Picture of Peter Gabriel]


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


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


Galabru, Michel Michel Galabru is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1922  (Safi, Morocco)

Died 4 January 2016  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Veteran French actor.
[Picture of Michel Galabru]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gambon, Michael
Born 19 October 1940  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Actor - made it big in 'The Singing Detective' and has been in the last 2 Harry Potter films as Dumbledore. Recently popped up in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Michael Gambon]


Garbutt, James
Born in Houghton-Le-Spring, England  (exact date unknown)
Character actor, fifth or sixth down the cast list for 'Middlemarch', 'When the Boat Comes In', 'The Manageress' and countless other TV dramas of the past 50 years. Born 1925.
[Picture of James Garbutt]


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


Garcia, Juan Carlos
Born 8 March 1988  (Tela, Atlántida, Honduras)
Footballer, defender for Wigan and the Honduran international team. Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015.
[Picture of Juan Carlos Garcia]


Garland, Nicholas
Born 1 September 1935  (London, England)
Cartoonist. Illustrated the Barry McKenzie comics in 'Private Eye' and, despite his left-wing roots, was the first political cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph.
[Picture of Nicholas Garland]


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


Garozzo, Benito
Born 5 September 1927  (Naples, Italy)
Bridge player, one of the all-time greats. Still playing professionally past 80
[Picture of Benito Garozzo]


Gartside, Phil Phil Gartside is no longer with us
Born in Leigh, Greater Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 10 February 2016  (Cheshire, England)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Chairman of Bolton Wanderers FC.
[Picture of Phil Gartside]


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


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


Gaskill, Dave
Born 27 May 1939  (Liverpool, England)
Political cartoonist.
[Picture of Dave Gaskill]


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


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


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


Gavin, John
Born 8 April 1931  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Janet Leigh's boyfriend in 'Psycho'.
[Picture of John Gavin]


Gaynes, George George Gaynes is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1917  (Helskini, Finland)

Died 15 February 2016  (North Bend, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Probably best known to movie audiences as Commandant Lassard in the endless 'Police Academy' series.
[Picture of George Gaynes]


Gaynor, Mitzi
Born 4 September 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hollywood singer and dancer of the 1950s. Was the second musical guest on the night of The Beatles' debut appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.
[Picture of Mitzi Gaynor]


Gayson, Eunice
Born 17 March 1928  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Actress, Sylvia Trench in James Bond - who was the girlfriend to Bond in the first two movies of the franchise.
[Picture of Eunice Gayson]


Gearhart, Sally Miller
Born 15 April 1931  (Pearisburg, Virginia, USA)
Radical feminist and science fiction writer. Controversial for her belief that men need to be trimmed to a tenth of the human population, hence the "radical" descriptor.
[Picture of Sally Miller Gearhart]


Geffen, David
Born 21 February 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Business magnate, founder or co-founder of three record companies and the film studio DreamWorks.
[Picture of David Geffen]


Geiberger, Al
Born 1 September 1937  (Red Bluff, California, USA)
Golfer, the first to hit a score of 59 in a PGA Tour. A different hole-in-one came when his colon was removed in 1980.
[Picture of Al Geiberger]


Gelgi, Rumeysa
Born 1 January 1997  (Turkey)
Young woman who has Weaver syndrome, which has caused her to reach a height of 7 feet (2.15m).
[Picture of Rumeysa Gelgi]


Genscher, Hans-Dietrich Hans-Dietrich Genscher is no longer with us
Born 21 March 1927  (Reideburg, Germany)

Died 31 March 2016  (Wachtberg-Pech, Germany)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Long serving foreign minister of (West) Germany.
[Picture of Hans-Dietrich Genscher]


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


Gentry, Bobbie
Born 27 July 1944  (Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA)
Country singer-songwriter, rose to fame with the eerie suicide vignette 'Ode to Billie Joe' and had a UK #1 hit with 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again'. Nowadays is essentially the Garbo of country music.
[Picture of Bobbie Gentry]


Georcelin, Justin
Born in Northampton, England  (exact date unknown)
Once-promising striker for Northampton Town who squandered his potential by associating with crack-addict hoodlums, becoming one himself. Imprisoned in 2006 for stabbing a taxi driver, and has been little heard of since. Born c. 1984.
[Picture of Justin Georcelin]


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


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


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


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


Gest, David David Gest is no longer with us
Born 11 May 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 11 April 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Weird-looking but highly amusing former husband of Liza Minnelli, a US television producer who now appears in "celebrity" shows in the UK.
[Picture of David Gest]


Geun-Hye, Park
Born 2 February 1952  (Daegu, South Korea)
President of South Korea since 2013. Daughter of controversial strongman Park Chung-hee.
[Picture of Park Geun-Hye]


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


Gibbs, Lance
Born 29 September 1934  (Georgetown, British Guiana)
West Indies cricketer, a stellar spinner in his prime who became the second player to take 300 wickets.
[Picture of Lance Gibbs]


Gibbs, Marla
Born 14 June 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American TV sitcom actress, best known as wisecracking maid Florence on 'The Jeffersons'.
[Picture of Marla Gibbs]


Gibson, Debi
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England  (exact date unknown)
Ex-model and actress. Played Kat Slater's mum in one of those 'EastEnders' flashback episodes and thus managed to get the fact she's dying of eye cancer on 'This Morning'. Born c. 1972.
[Picture of Debi Gibson]


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


Gilan, Yvonne
Born 12 October 1931  (London, England)
TV actress. Best remembered for playing a French antiques dealer who tipsily flirted with Basil Fawlty in an episode of 'Fawlty Towers'. Meeester Faaawltee!
[Picture of Yvonne Gilan]


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


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


Gillard, Julia
Born 29 September 1961  (Barry, Wales)
Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013, the first woman to hold the post.
[Picture of Julia Gillard]


Gilliam, Terry
Born 22 November 1940  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
The only non-British member of the Monty Python team and director of a whole bunch of films that don't quite work.
[Picture of Terry Gilliam]


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


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


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


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


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


Giudice, Teresa
Born 18 May 1972  (Paterson, New Jersey, USA)
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' alum. Like many reality TV DDP picks, a train wreck, though this one upped the ante from the usual drug addiction and instead got herself involved in mail fraud.
[Picture of Teresa Giudice]


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


Glanville, Brandi
Born 16 November 1972  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Cast member of reality TV's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'. Now hosts her own podcast where off-kilter quips have occasionally gotten her into hot water.
[Picture of Brandi Glanville]


Glanzman, Sam
Born 5 December 1924  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
American comic book artist. Was in the Navy during World War II, and consequentially many of his works are about wartime sailors.
[Picture of Sam Glanzman]


Glassford, Bill
Born 8 March 1914  (Lancaster, Ohio, USA)
Retired American footballer. Died in September 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Bill Glassford]


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


Gleeson, Brendan
Born 29 March 1955  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish actor who took up acting in his 30s but is now a regular on film and TV.
[Picture of Brendan Gleeson]


Gleeson, John John Gleeson is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1938  (Kyogle, NSW, Australia)

Died 8 October 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Australian cricketer.
[Picture of John Gleeson]


Glenn, Glen
Born 24 October 1934  (Joplin, Missouri, USA)
Rockabilly singer/songwriter whose career started in the 1950s and ended in late 2015 due to health reasons.
[Picture of Glen Glenn]


Glenn, John John Glenn is no longer with us
Born 18 June 1921  (Cambridge, Ohio, USA)

Died 8 December 2016  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Astronaut and politician - the first American to orbit Earth.
[Picture of John Glenn]


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


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


Glock, Gaston
Born 19 July 1929  (Vienna, Austria)
Found of the firearms company Glock, who didn't start designing guns until he was well into his 50s. Well, it's something to do…
[Picture of Gaston Glock]


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


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


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


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


Goalby, Bob
Born 14 March 1929  (Belleville, Illinois, USA)
Golfer who won the 1968 PGA Masters due to an incorrectly filled-in scorecard.
[Picture of Bob Goalby]


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


Goddard, Liza
Born 20 January 1950  (Smethwick, West Midlands, England)
Despite her roles in countless kids' TV series, still best known for being the female team captain on 'Give Us A Clue' for years.
[Picture of Liza Goddard]


Goff, Robert Robert Goff is no longer with us
Born 12 November 1926  (Scotland)

Died 14 August 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Lord Goff of Chieveley. Retired judge hailed as "the father of English restitution law".
[Picture of Robert Goff]


Golisano, Tom
Born 14 November 1941  (Irondequoit, New York, USA)
Founder of payroll company Paychex, and was also a perennial governor candidate in New York until he left the state in protest of its high taxes (which, given he's a billionaire, means he'd have to give up a spare yacht). Now in cahoots with Monica Seles.
[Picture of Tom Golisano]


Golmard, Jerome
Born 9 September 1973  (Dijon, France)
Tennis player who, at the peak of his career, ranked No. 22 in singles. Now suffering from ALS
[Picture of Jerome Golmard]


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


Goodall, Jane
Born 3 April 1934  (London, England)
Conservationist, known for her 45 year study of chimpanzees.
[Picture of Jane Goodall]


Goodman, John
Born 20 June 1952  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Rotund funnyman, actor and on-screen husband of Roseanne.
[Picture of John Goodman]


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


Goody, Gordon Gordon Goody is no longer with us
Born 11 March 1930  (London, England)

Died 29 January 2016  (Mojacar, Spain)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Member of the great train robbers of 1963.
[Picture of Gordon Goody]


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


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


Gordon, Bert I.
Born 24 September 1922  (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
B-movie film director. AKA "Mister B.I.G." in a nod to both his initials and the prominence of gargantuan creatures in his films.
[Picture of Bert I. Gordon]


Gordon, Billi
Born 2 September 1954  (Dowagiac, Michigan, USA)
Corpulent neuroscientist whose studies naturally focus on obesity. Formerly a comic actor and greeting card model. Well a man's gotta earn a wage…
[Picture of Billi Gordon]


Gordon, Linda
Born 19 January 1940  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Feminist and historian, has chronicled the 1904 mishandling of orphans in Arizona and the life of Dorothea Lange.
[Picture of Linda Gordon]


Gordon, Mildred Mildred Gordon is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1923  (London, England)

Died 8 April 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former MP for Bow and Poplar from 1987-97.
[Picture of Mildred Gordon]


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


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


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


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


Gott, Karel
Born 14 July 1939  (Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia)
Czech pop singer. Hugely popular in both his homeland and Germany.
[Picture of Karel Gott]


Gottfried, Gilbert
Born 28 February 1955  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Screechy, squinty-eyed comedian known for his raunchy stand-up act and voicing Iago the parrot in 'Aladdin'.
[Picture of Gilbert Gottfried]


Gr@nger, K@te K@te Gr@nger is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1981  (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England)

Died 23 July 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 34  (read death notice)
Doctor for the elderly at Pinderfields Hospital, who has become more famous for her blog and other charity and media events profiling her fight against terminal cancer.
[Picture of K@te Gr@nger]


Grady, Mike
Born 6 February 1946  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Best known for playing the henpecked Barry in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Mike Grady]


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


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


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


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


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


Grahame, Gloria
Born 28 November 1923  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress ('It's a Wonderful Life', 'The Bad and the Beautiful'). Died back in 1981 though, so no points…
[Picture of Gloria Grahame]


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


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


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


Grange, Kenneth
Born 17 July 1929  (London, England)
Modernist and one of Britain's leading product designers. Responsible for the looks of the Kodak Instamatic, the Intercity 125 train and the first UK parking meters, among others.
[Picture of Kenneth Grange]


Granger, Ann
Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Writer who switched from historical romances to crime novels with great success. Born 1939.
[Picture of Ann Granger]


Grant, Hugh
Born 23 March 1958  (Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Current CEO of the much-maligned GMO corporation Monsanto. No, not the actor…
[Picture of Hugh Grant]


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


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


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


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


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


Gray, Vivean Vivean Gray is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1924  (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England)

Died 28 July 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
TV actress - played Mrs Mangel in Aussie soap 'Neighbours'.
[Picture of Vivean Gray]


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


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


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


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


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


Greenfield, Susan
Born 1 October 1950  (London, England)
Neuroscientist and member of the House of Lords. Now arguing that modern technologies are ruining people's minds and empathies. Don't tell her about the DDP or its iffier picks!
[Picture of Susan Greenfield]


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


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


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


Gregson, Simon
Born 2 October 1974  (Manchester, England)
Steve McDonald on 'Coronation Street'. Took a break from 'Corrie' in 2015 due to a mystery illness, but seems recovered.
[Picture of Simon Gregson]


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


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


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


Grey, Joel
Born 11 April 1932  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Played the Master of Ceremonies in 'Cabaret' and came out of the closet (as if there was any need to) at the age of 82.
[Picture of Joel Grey]


Griffin, Charles
Born 20 May 1946  (Ruislip, Middlesex, England)
Political cartoonist.
[Picture of Charles Griffin]


Griffin, Dale Dale Griffin is no longer with us
Born 24 October 1948  (Ross-on-Wye, England)

Died 17 January 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Drummer with glam rock band Mott the Hoople.
[Picture of Dale Griffin]


Griffin, Susan
Born 26 January 1943  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eco-feminist author.
[Picture of Susan Griffin]


Griffith, Nanci
Born 6 July 1953  (Seguin, Texas, USA)
Folk and country singer-songwriter, won a Grammy in 1994 for her album 'Other Voices, Other Rooms'.
[Picture of Nanci Griffith]


Griffiths, Derek
Born 15 July 1946  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Much adored children's TV presenter and actor from 'Play School' and 'Heads and Tales'.
[Picture of Derek Griffiths]


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


Grimes, (musician)
Born 17 March 1988  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Try-hard Canadian 21st century version of Lene Lovich, looks like she has bad personal hygiene.
[Picture of (musician) Grimes]


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


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


Groark, Dave
Date and place of birth unknown
Competitor in the debut season of 'The Amazing Race'. Born c. 1937.
[Picture of Dave Groark]


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


Gröning, Oskar
Born 10 June 1921  (Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Former SS guard at Auschwitz, found guilty in court some 70 years later. Though an outspoken critic of Holocaust denial, this in turn made him unusually open about his Nazi past, which made him easier to prosecute!
[Picture of Oskar Gröning]


Grönloh, Anneke
Born 7 June 1942  (Tondano, Indonesia)
Represented the Netherlands at the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest and appeared in the first series of Belgian Celebrity Big Brother. Didn't win either.
[Picture of Anneke Grönloh]


Gruber, Ruth Ruth Gruber is no longer with us
Born 30 September 1911  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 17 November 2016  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 105  (read death notice)
Journalist who also worked for the U.S. government in the Second World War.
[Picture of Ruth Gruber]


Grundy, Reg Reg Grundy is no longer with us
Born 4 August 1923  (Sydney, Australia)

Died 6 May 2016  (Bermuda)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Prolific Australian television drama mogul. Aussies also use his name as rhyming slang for their undergarments.
[Picture of Reg Grundy]


Grybauskaite, Dalia
Born 1 March 1956  (Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union)
President of Lithuania since 2009.
[Picture of Dalia Grybauskaite]


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


Gucci Mane, (rapper)
Born 12 February 1980  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Trap rapper with 14 albums and 10 arrests since 2005. Has an ice cream cone tattooed on his face.
[Picture of (rapper) Gucci Mane]


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


Gulbis, Ernests
Born 30 August 1988  (Jurmala, Latvia)
Tennis player, AKA "The Gull". Reached the semi-finals of the 2014 French Open.
[Picture of Ernests Gulbis]


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


Guy, Richard K.
Born 30 September 1916  (Nuneaton, England)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Calgary, mainly concerned with game theory.
[Picture of Richard K. Guy]


Guzman, Joaquin
Born 4 April 1954  (La Tuna, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico)
Mexican drugs baron, currently on the run.
[Picture of Joaquin Guzman]


Gwynne Jones, Alun
Born 5 December 1919  (Llantaruam, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Born Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones. Former Foreign Office minister and military historian.
[Picture of Alun Gwynne Jones]


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


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

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