Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: S


S@bb@ge, S0phie
Date and place of birth unknown
Yes, another terminally ill mother. This time she wrote a book about it, 'The Cancer Whisperer'.
[Picture of S0phie S@bb@ge]


S1m5, Mark
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill doctor. You'd think he's spot that, wouldn't you?
[Picture of Mark S1m5]


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


Sachs, Andrew Andrew Sachs is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1930  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 23 November 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Until 2008, best known as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers'. Since Autumn 2008, he's been better known for receiving prank phone calls from overpaid Radio 2 presenters & having a rather sex-hungry granddaughter...
[Picture of Andrew Sachs]


Safer, Morley Morley Safer is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1931  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Died 19 May 2016  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Veteran Canadian broadcaster. Host of CBS news programme '60 Minutes' since it's inception in 1970.
[Picture of Morley Safer]


Safra, Lily
Born 30 December 1934  (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Brazilian socialite who married into money no less than four times and is now one of the most richest women in the World. Gawd knows what the feminists would think of this...
[Picture of Lily Safra]


Sagebrecht, Marianne
Born 27 August 1945  (Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany)
German film actress.
[Picture of Marianne Sagebrecht]


Sager, Craig Craig Sager is no longer with us
Born 29 June 1951  (Batavia, Illinois, USA)

Died 15 December 2016  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Former NBA sideline reporter for CBS and CNN.
[Picture of Craig Sager]


Sahl, Mort
Born 11 May 1927  (Montreal, Canada)
Canadian stand up comedian & humourist, as well as being a political speechwriter.
[Picture of Mort Sahl]


Saïd, Wafic
Born 21 December 1943  (Damascus, Syria)
Syrian businessman.
[Picture of Wafic Saïd]


Said Al Said of Oman, Qaboos bin
Born 18 November 1940  (Salalah, Oman)
Sultan of Oman since 1970, when he overthew his father. Hmmm little bit Oedipal that...
[Picture of Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman]


Saint, Eva Marie
Born 4 July 1924  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in 'North by Northwest'.
[Picture of Eva Marie Saint]


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


Sakamoto, Ryuichi
Born 17 January 1952  (Tokyo, Japan)
Founding member of the Japanese electronic music band, Yellow House Orchestra.
[Picture of Ryuichi Sakamoto]


Saldana, Zoe
Born 19 June 1978  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)
Sultry film actress.
[Picture of Zoe Saldana]


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


Salling, Mark
Born 17 August 1982  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
One of the stars of 'Glee'. Arrested for having child pornography in 2015.
[Picture of Mark Salling]


Sallis, Peter
Born 1 February 1921  (Twickenham, Middlesex, England)
Comic actor who played Norman Clegg in the British TV series 'Last of the Summer Wine'. More recently he has provided the voice of Wallace out of 'Wallace & Gromit'. Cracking!
[Picture of Peter Sallis]


Salminen, Matti
Born 7 July 1945  (Turku, Finland)
Finnish bass tenor.
[Picture of Matti Salminen]


Samphan, Khieu
Born 27 July 1931  (Svay Rieng, French Indochina (now Cambodia))
Cambodian communist politician, President of the State Presidium of Democratic Kampuchea from 1976 to 1979.
[Picture of Khieu Samphan]


Sanders, Bernie
Born 8 September 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Leftist Democrat senator who took on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 2016.
[Picture of Bernie Sanders]


Sanders, Doug
Born 24 July 1933  (Cedartown, Georgia, USA)
US golfer who famously choked when all set to win the 1970 Open Championship at the Old Course.
[Picture of Doug Sanders]


Sandon, Henry
Born 10 August 1928  (London, England)
'Antiques Roadshow' regular and authority on Royal Worcester porcelain.
[Picture of Henry Sandon]


Sandrich, Jay
Born 24 February 1932  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Televison director, mainly of sitcoms such as 'Soap', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and 'The Golden Girls'.
[Picture of Jay Sandrich]


Sang, Truong Tan
Born 21 January 1949  (Duc Hoa District, Vietnam)
President Vietnam from 2011-2016.
[Picture of Truong Tan Sang]


Sangster, Gladys
Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
One of Britain's last 'Canary Babies'. Born c. 1917. Died in 2015 so zip…
[Picture of Gladys Sangster]


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


Santer, Jaques
Born 18 May 1937  (Wasserbillig, Luxembourg)
Prime Minster or Luxembourg from 1984 to 1995, and President of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999.
[Picture of Jaques Santer]


Santiago, Miriam Defensor Miriam Defensor Santiago is no longer with us
Born 15 June 1945  (Iloilo City, Philippines)

Died 29 September 2016  (Taguig, Philippines)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Fillipino politician.
[Picture of Miriam Defensor Santiago]


Sarkeesian, Anita
Born in Ontario, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian-American feminist with a capital F. Born 1983.
[Picture of Anita Sarkeesian]


Sarne, Mike
Born 6 August 1940  (London, England)
Actor and singer with a varied career in television and film as well as the pop charts.
[Picture of Mike Sarne]


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


Sarstedt, Peter
Born 10 December 1941  (Delhi, India)
Indian-born British singer whose most famous song was 'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?' in 1969.
[Picture of Peter Sarstedt]


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


Saunders, Ron
Born 6 November 1932  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Former manager of Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.
[Picture of Ron Saunders]


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


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


Savisaar, Edgar
Born 31 May 1950  (Harku Parish, Estonia)
Estonian politician.
[Picture of Edgar Savisaar]


Sawyer, Connie
Born 27 November 1912  (Oakland, California, USA)
Actress considered the oldest working in the business.
[Picture of Connie Sawyer]


Sawyer, Ray "Eye Patch"
Born 1 February 1937  (Chickasaw, Alabama, USA)
Eye-catching vocalist with country-pop band Dr. Hook.
[Picture of Ray


Scales, Prunella
Born 22 June 1932  (Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England)
Actress - played Sybil Fawlty in 'Fawlty Towers' and went on to appear in 'After Henry' and various Tesco adverts. Wife of Timothy West, and frankly the pair of insufferable Bible-bashers deserve each other.
[Picture of Prunella Scales]


Scarfe, Gerald
Born 1 June 1936  (London, England)
Unflinching satircal cartoonist.
[Picture of Gerald Scarfe]


Scargill, Arthur
Born 11 January 1938  (Worsbrough Dale, South Yorkshire, England)
Former miner, Communist, and president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Fought a bitter battle of wills with Margaret Thatcher during the 1984-85 miners' strike, lost, and then founded his own political party, the Socialist Labour Party.
[Picture of Arthur Scargill]


Scelba-Shorte, Mercedes
Born 24 August 1981  (New Jersey, USA)
Fashion model who competed in 'America's Next Top Model'.
[Picture of Mercedes Scelba-Shorte]


Schäfer, Hans
Born 19 October 1927  (Köln-Zollstock, Germany)
Former West German international footballer. One of the heroes of the country's unexpected World Cup triumph in 1954.
[Picture of Hans Schäfer]


Schallert, William William Schallert is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 8 May 2016  (Pacific Palisades, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Actor with 150 film credits to his name, but somehow manages to have avoided hitting the big time.
[Picture of William Schallert]


Schapp, Luise
Born 11 April 1912  (Bunde, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Veteran German politician. Died in April 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Luise Schapp]


Schappell, George
Born 18 September 1961  (Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
With Lori, one of a pair of cojoined twins.
[Picture of George Schappell]


Schappell, Lori
Born 18 September 1961  (Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
With George, one of a pair of cojoined twins.
[Picture of Lori Schappell]


Scharf, Shlomo
Born 1 January 1943  (Biysk, Altai Krai, USSR)
Former Israel football team coach.
[Picture of Shlomo Scharf]


Scheel, Walter Walter Scheel is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1919  (Solingen, Germany)

Died 24 August 2016  (Bad Krozingen, Germany)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Federal President of West Germany, 1974-79.
[Picture of Walter Scheel]


Scheipers, Hermann
Born 24 July 1913  (Ochtrup, Germany)
Former Roman Catholic priest and survivor of the Dachau concentration camp. Died in June 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Hermann Scheipers]


Schelling, Thomas Thomas Schelling is no longer with us
Born 14 April 1921  (Oakland, California, USA)

Died 13 December 2016  (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Economist & Professor - a key name in US Security policies & global warming pressure groups over the years.
[Picture of Thomas Schelling]


Scherzinger, Nicole
Born 29 June 1978  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Former singer with girl band The Pussycat Dolls.
[Picture of Nicole Scherzinger]


Schlafly, Phyllis Phyllis Schlafly is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1924  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 5 September 2016  (Ladue, Missouri, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Political activist & attorney, a noted anti-feminist.
[Picture of Phyllis Schlafly]


Schmidt, Joe
Born 12 September 1965  (Woodville, New Zealand)
Rugby Union coach with the Irish national team.
[Picture of Joe Schmidt]


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


Schröder, Gerhard
Born 7 April 1944  (Mossenburg, Germany)
SPD Chancellor of Germany from 1998-2005.
[Picture of Gerhard Schröder]


Schumacher, Don
Date and place of birth unknown
Drag racing team owner.
[Picture of Don Schumacher]


Schumacher, Joel
Born 29 August 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Direcotr of Brat Pack films 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Lost Boys' as well as two decidedly camp Batman films in the 1990s.
[Picture of Joel Schumacher]


Schumacher, Michael
Born 3 January 1969  (Hürth-Hermülheim, Cologne, Germany)
Racing driver who has won the Formula 1 world championship enough times to drain the EU champagne lake dry. Suffered serious head injuries after a skiing accident late in 2013.
[Picture of Michael Schumacher]


Schuster, Rudolf
Born 4 January 1934  (Kosice, Slovakia)
Former President of Slovakia, in charge between 1999 & 2004.
[Picture of Rudolf Schuster]


Scorsese, Martin
Born 17 November 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
Award winning Italian-American movie director.
[Picture of Martin Scorsese]


Scot, Jock Jock Scot is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1952  (Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 13 April 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Terminally-ill punk poet who decided to take the palliative care route.
[Picture of Jock Scot]


Scullion, Leo
Born 10 April 1958  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Snooker referee, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Leo Scullion]


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


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


Seghizzi, Cecillia
Born 5 September 1908  (Gorizia, Italy)
Italian composer, painter and teacher.
[Picture of Cecillia Seghizzi]


Segovia, Manuel
Born in Ayapa, Mexico  (exact date unknown)
One of the last known speakers of the ancient Mexican language of Ayapaneco. Born 1939.
[Picture of Manuel Segovia]


Segura, Pancho
Born 20 June 1921  (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Ecuadorian professional tennis player in the days before the Open era.
[Picture of Pancho Segura]


Seixas, Vic
Born 30 August 1923  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Retired US tennis player. Wimbledon singles champion in 1953.
[Picture of Vic Seixas]


Self, Will
Born 26 September 1961  (London, England)
Intellectual novelist and journalist. Famously caught taking smack whilst following John Major during the 1997 General Election campaign.
[Picture of Will Self]


Sellars, Bill
Born 5 June 1925  (Brighton, England)
British TV director and producer.
[Picture of Bill Sellars]


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


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


Serrano, Julieta
Born 2 January 1933  (Barcelona, Spain)
Spanish theatre and cinema actress.
[Picture of Julieta Serrano]


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


Setouchi, Jakucho
Born 15 May 1922  (Tokushima, Japan)
Buddist nun and writer.
[Picture of Jakucho Setouchi]


Severinsen, Carl Hilding "Doc"
Born 7 July 1927  (Arlington, Oregon, USA)
American jazz & pop trumpeter.
[Picture of Carl Hilding


Sewell, Elyse
Born 10 June 1982  (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
US Fashion model.
[Picture of Elyse Sewell]


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


Shaffer, Peter Peter Shaffer is no longer with us
Born 15 May 1926  (Liverpool, England)

Died 6 June 2016  (Cork, Rep of Ireland)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Playwright who won a best adapted screenplay Oscar for his adaptation of his own play 'Amadeus'. Knighted in 2001, he also wrote the play 'Equus' where Daniel Ratcliffe got his kit off. Oh and there were some horses...
[Picture of Peter Shaffer]


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


Shaheen, Nusrit
Date and place of birth unknown
British woman who suffers from Harlequin-type ichthyosis. Born c. 1984.
[Picture of Nusrit Shaheen]


Shalit, Gene
Born 25 May 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Colourful film and book critic for NBC's 'The Today Show' since 1973.
[Picture of Gene Shalit]


Shandling, Garry Garry Shandling is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1949  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 24 March 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Influential comedian and actor, star of 'It's Garry Shandling's Show' and 'The Larry Sanders Show'.
[Picture of Garry Shandling]


Shannon, Johnny
Born 29 July 1932  (London, England)
Cockney actor, best known as the gangster Harry Flowers in the countercultural classic 'Performance' in 1970.
[Picture of Johnny Shannon]


Shapley, Lloyd Lloyd Shapley is no longer with us
Born 2 June 1923  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 12 March 2016  (Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Mathematician whom many credit for the development of Game Theory. I wonder how he'd work out the odds of winning the Derby Dead Pool?
[Picture of Lloyd Shapley]


Sharpton, Rev Al
Born 3 October 1954  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Evangelist and civil rights activist, and candidate for the 2004 Democratic US presidential election.
[Picture of Rev Al Sharpton]


Shatner, William
Born 22 March 1931  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor who will forever be known as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, playing the character in the original 'Star Trek' series and reprising the role in seven of the films and various related spin-offs.
[Picture of William Shatner]


Shaw, Michael
Born 9 October 1920  (place of birth unknown)
Former Conservative MP for Scarborough.
[Picture of Michael Shaw]


Shearer, Harry
Born 23 December 1943  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls in 'This is Spinal Tap' and as Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Harry Shearer]


Sheehan, Neil
Born 27 October 1936  (Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)
Pulitzer Prrize-winning journalist.
[Picture of Neil Sheehan]


Sheen, Charlie
Born 3 September 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Carlos Estevez, he was hugely popular in the 1980s, but since then has been embroiled in a string of scandals involving firearms, prostitutes, cocaine and violent behaviour, which has dimmed his shining star somewhat.
[Picture of Charlie Sheen]


Sheen, Gillian
Born 21 August 1928  (London, England)
British Olympic fencer.
[Picture of Gillian Sheen]


Sheen, Martin
Born 3 August 1940  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Irish/Hispanic/American actor whose most notable roles have included Captain Willard in the classic film 'Apocalypse Now' and the President in TV series 'The West Wing'.
[Picture of Martin Sheen]


Sheindlin, Judith
Born 21 October 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
AKA 'Judge Judy', star of the long-running daytime TV series, dispensing judgement on a host of issues.
[Picture of Judith Sheindlin]


Shekau, Abubakar
Born in Niger  (exact date unknown)
Leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. Born 1969.
[Picture of Abubakar Shekau]


Sheldon, Robert
Born 13 September 1923  (London, England)
Former MP for Ashton under Lyne for nearly 40 years.
[Picture of Robert Sheldon]


Shelton, Rebekah
Date and place of birth unknown
Formerly 'Big Brother' contestant Rodrigo Lopes, now changed to a woman, which seems to be the fashionable thing to do these days…
[Picture of Rebekah Shelton]


Shepherd, Richard
Born 6 December 1942  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills since 1979.
[Picture of Richard Shepherd]


Shepp, Archie
Born 24 May 1937  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
US jazz saxophonist.
[Picture of Archie Shepp]


Sheridan, Liz
Born 10 April 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress and former fiancée of the legendary James Dean.
[Picture of Liz Sheridan]


Sherman, Richard M.
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Came up up with the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", the aural assault that is 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', and the songs in any number of Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh' travesties.
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


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


Sherwood, Madeleine Madeleine Sherwood is no longer with us
Born 13 November 1922  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Died 23 April 2016  (Lac Cornu, Quebec, Canada)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Canadian actress.
[Picture of Madeleine Sherwood]


Shiller, Robert J
Born 29 March 1946  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
US Nobel laureate economist.
[Picture of Robert J Shiller]


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


Shivers, Brian
Date and place of birth unknown
Man accused of the murder of two soldiers at Massereene barracks in 2009. Born 1965.
[Picture of Brian Shivers]


Shore, Mitzi
Born 25 July 1925  (Marinette, Wisconsin, USA)
Co-founder of the Comedy Store in 1972 which helped launch the careers of the likes of Robin Williams, Chevy Chase and Jim Carrey.
[Picture of Mitzi Shore]


Shreve, Larry
Born 11 January 1941  (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Former WWE wrestler known as "Abdullah the Butcher".
[Picture of Larry Shreve]


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


Shui-Bian, Chen
Born 12 October 1950  (Guantian, Taiwan)
President of the Republic of China (AKA Taiwan) from 2000-2008.
[Picture of Chen Shui-Bian]


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


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


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


Siffre, Labi
Born 25 June 1945  (London, England)
Singer-songwriter whose song 'It must Be Love' was a hit for Madness in 1981, having had a hit with it himself 10 years earlier.
[Picture of Labi Siffre]


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


Silva, Giant
Born 21 July 1963  (São Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian basketball player-turned wrestler.
[Picture of Giant Silva]


Silva, Henry
Born 15 September 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor who has appeared in numerous American and European films, such as 'The Manchurian Candidate' and the original 'Ocean's 11', as well as futuristic TV series 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'.
[Picture of Henry Silva]


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


Sim, Sheila Sheila Sim is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1922  (Liverpool, England)

Died 19 January 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Actress, wife of Sir Richard Attenborough.
[Picture of Sheila Sim]


Simmons, Richard
Born 12 July 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Annoying physical fitness expert, often on TV.
[Picture of Richard Simmons]


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


Simon, Neil
Born 4 July 1927  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Playwright & screenwriter, creator of 'The Odd Couple' amongst others.
[Picture of Neil Simon]


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


Simonot, Renée
Born 10 September 1911  (Le Havre, France)
French actress.
[Picture of Renée Simonot]


Simonsson, Agne
Born 19 October 1935  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish football international. Played and scored in the 1958 World Cup final, in the Swedes 5-2 defeat to Brazil.
[Picture of Agne Simonsson]


Simpson, Alan
Born 27 November 1929  (London, England)
One half of arguably Britain's greatest comedy writing team with his partner Ray Galton. Created 'Hancock's Half Hour' and 'Steptoe and Son'.
[Picture of Alan Simpson]


Simpson, Dudley
Born 4 October 1922  (Melbourne, Australia)
Prolific composer on TV shows such as 'Doctor Who' and 'Blake's 7'.
[Picture of Dudley Simpson]


Simpson, O. J.
Born 9 July 1947  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Murderer. Sorry, we mean bad actor & very good American footballer who had, shall we say, a "spot of bother" with the law in the 1990s. Another "spot of bother" saw him jailed in 2008 - this time being violent robbery, amongst other things!
[Picture of O. J. Simpson]


Sims, Sylvia
Born 6 January 1934  (Woolwich, London, England)
Veteran actress, whose spectacular loss of her good looks worked well in her favour in later years.
[Picture of Sylvia Sims]


Sinclair, Angus
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish serial killer. Sentenced in 2014 to life in prison for the World's End Murders in 1977.
[Picture of Angus Sinclair]


Sinclair, Clive
Born 30 July 1940  (Richmond, London, England)
Businessman & entrepreneur, the man behind the ZX81 & Spectrum computers and much more infamously, the C5 electronic bike/buggy/car, which, quite frankly, was an unmitigated disaster.
[Picture of Clive Sinclair]


Siner, Guy
Born 16 October 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
American-born British actor. Best known as the camp Lieutenant Gruber in ''Allo 'Allo!'. Little known fact: he's the cousin of the DDP's second ever hit, Simon Cadell!
[Picture of Guy Siner]


Singh, Fauja
Born 1 April 1911  (Beas Pind, India)
Possibily the oldest man ever to compete in a marathon. Retired from competitive running in 2013 at the age of 102!
[Picture of Fauja Singh]


Singleton, Valerie
Born 9 April 1937  (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
TV presenter, best known as part of the immortal 1960s line up on 'Blue Peter' with John Noakes and Peter Purves. Also presented 'The Money Programme'.
[Picture of Valerie Singleton]


Sinise, Gary
Born 17 March 1955  (Blue Island, Illinois, USA)
Intense-looking US film actor.
[Picture of Gary Sinise]


Sirhan, Sirhan
Born 19 March 1944  (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assassin of Robert Kennedy, currently serving life imprisonment in a Californian jail.
[Picture of Sirhan Sirhan]


Sirikit, Queen
Born 12 August 1932  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Queen consort of Thailand.
[Picture of Queen Sirikit]


Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson
Born 29 October 1938  (Monrovia, Liberia)
President of Liberia.
[Picture of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf]


Sizemore, Tom
Born 29 November 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Decent film actor whose work has been overshadowed by frequent drugs, assault and sex scandals.
[Picture of Tom Sizemore]


Skerritt, Tom
Born 25 August 1933  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actor whom many might recognise as Captain Dallas in the original 'Alien' film from 1979.
[Picture of Tom Skerritt]


Skinner, Dennis
Born 11 February 1932  (Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England)
Labour MP, the self-styled "Beast of Bolsover". Firebrand maverick of Parliament, one of the few MPs to actually speak his mind, no matter how much trouble it gets him in.
[Picture of Dennis Skinner]


Skinner, Zena
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the early TV chefs.
[Picture of Zena Skinner]


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


Sleen, Marc
Born 30 December 1922  (Gentbrugge, Belgium)
Belgian cartoonist. Died in November 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Marc Sleen]


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


Slick, Grace
Born 30 October 1939  (Evanston, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Singer, of Jefferson Airplane, Starship and alcoholism fame.
[Picture of Grace Slick]


Slocombe, Douglas Douglas Slocombe is no longer with us
Born 10 February 1913  (London, England)

Died 22 February 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Cinematographer, particularly well remembered for his work on many of the Ealing comedies.
[Picture of Douglas Slocombe]


Smethurst, Jack
Born 9 April 1932  (Collyhurst, Manchester, England)
Actor, mainly in comedies - perhaps best known as a racist in 'Love Thy Neighbour' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Jack Smethurst]


Smiley, Norman
Born 28 February 1965  (Northampton, England)
British professional wrestler.
[Picture of Norman Smiley]


Smith, Andrew Andrew Smith is no longer with us
Born 8 September 1990  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

Died 12 January 2016  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 25  (read death notice)
College basketball player.
[Picture of Andrew Smith]


Smith, Delia
Born 18 June 1941  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Cook and Norwich City chairwoman, partial to a bit of a drink & half-time...er..."motivating" at football matches.
[Picture of Delia Smith]


Smith, Dennis
Born 2 August 1969  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
PDC-affiliated professional darts player.
[Picture of Dennis Smith]


Smith, Harry Leslie
Born 25 February 1923  (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England)
British writer and political commentator. Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
[Picture of Harry Leslie Smith]


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


Smith, Huston
Born 31 May 1919  (Suzhou, China)
Religious scholar. Born in China to methodist missionaries. Died late in December 2016 but no obit emerged in time…
[Picture of Huston Smith]


Smith, Ian
Born 19 June 1938  (Melbourne, Australia)
Harold Bishop of Neighbours fame.
[Picture of Ian Smith]


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


Smith, Liz Liz Smith is no longer with us
Born 11 December 1921  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)

Died 24 December 2016  (Worthing, East Sussex, England)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
A latecomer to the world of TV/film acting, who didn't get her first screen role until the age of 45. Now specialises in playing batty old ladies and appearing on camp chat shows.
[Picture of Liz Smith]


Smith, M.J.K.
Born 30 June 1933  (Leicester, England)
Former international batsman. Captain of England from 1963-66.
[Picture of M.J.K. Smith]


Smith, Madeline
Born 2 August 1949  (Hartfield, Sussex, England)
Buxom actress of Hammer films and comedies.
[Picture of Madeline Smith]


Smith, Maggie
Born 28 December 1934  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Actress who started out on stage with the likes of Laurence Olivier, before making the transition to the big screen and appearing in 'Death On The Nile' and 'A Room With A View', and more recently in 'Downton Abbey'.
[Picture of Maggie Smith]


Smith, Mark E.
Born 5 March 1957  (Broughton, Lancashire, England)
Lead singer of punk band, The Fall, who has made a number of bizarre & controversial appearances in the media since.
[Picture of Mark E. Smith]


Smith, Mary Elizabeth "Liz"
Born 2 February 1923  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
US gossip columnist.
[Picture of Mary Elizabeth


Smith, Putter
Born 19 January 1941  (California, USA)
Jazz bassist and former actor. Played homosexual hitman Mr. Kidd in the 1971 Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Putter Smith]


Smith, Robert Lee
Born 18 March 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Former singer with soul vocal group The Tams.
[Picture of Robert Lee Smith]


Smith, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Comic book artist who created Judge Dredd for 2000AD. Born 1924.
[Picture of Ron Smith]


Smith, Sam
Born 19 May 1992  (London, England)
British singer-songwriter, rose to stardom, being featured on 'Latch' by Disclosure. Later had his own hits, including 'Stay With Me' and 'I'm Not The Only One'.
[Picture of Sam Smith]


Smith, Terri
Date and place of birth unknown
Reputedly the World's fattest woman, weighing in at 50 stone. Born 1961.
[Picture of Terri Smith]


Smith, Tommie
Born 6 June 1944  (Clarksville, Texas, USA)
Olympic 200m champion in 1968 who infamously made a "Black Power" salute during the medal ceremony and was dismissed from the US team.
[Picture of Tommie Smith]


Smith, Tommy
Born 5 April 1945  (Liverpool, England)
Former Liverpool footballer, nicknamed "The Anfield Iron".
[Picture of Tommy Smith]


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


Smith, Wilbur
Born 9 January 1933  (Kabwe, Zambia)
Very successful author, whose works have a strong African theme.
[Picture of Wilbur Smith]


Smucker, Richard K
Date and place of birth unknown
CEO of food company J. M. Smucker from 2011-2016. Born 1948.
[Picture of Richard K Smucker]


Snell, Peter
Born 17 December 1938  (Opunake, New Zealand)
Legendary New Zealand Olympci athlete. Won both the 800m and 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
[Picture of Peter Snell]


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


Snuka, Jimmy
Born 18 May 1943  (Fiji Islands)
Professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jimmy Snuka]


Snyder, Gary
Born 8 May 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Poet. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Turtle Island' in 1975.
[Picture of Gary Snyder]


Soames, Nicholas
Born 12 February 1948  (Croydon, England)
British Member of Parliament for Crawley from 1983 to 1997. Grandson of Winston Churchill.
[Picture of Nicholas Soames]


Soares, Mario
Born 7 December 1924  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Former President & Prime Minister of Portugal.
[Picture of Mario Soares]


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


Sofia of Spain, Queen
Born 2 November 1938  (Psychiko, Athens, Greece)
Greece-born Queen consort of Spain and wife of King Juan Carlos.
[Picture of Queen Sofia of Spain]


SoKo, (musician)
Born 26 October 1935  (Bordeaux, France)
French indie-pop singer-songwriter, born Stéphanie Sokolinski.
[Picture of (musician) SoKo]


Sokolov, Grigory
Born 18 April 1950  (St Petersburg, Russia)
Russian concert pianist.
[Picture of Grigory Sokolov]


Soles, Paul
Born 11 August 1930  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian actor, original voice of Spider-Man.
[Picture of Paul Soles]


Solow, Robert
Born 23 August 1924  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning economist.
[Picture of Robert Solow]


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


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


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


Soros, George
Born 12 August 1930  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-American financier, currency speculator and philanthropist.
[Picture of George Soros]


Soulages, Pierre
Born 24 December 1919  (Rodez, France)
French painter, engraver & sculptor.
[Picture of Pierre Soulages]


Soyinka, Wole
Born 13 July 1934  (Abeokuta, Nigeria)
Nigerian author, the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1986.
[Picture of Wole Soyinka]


Spanos, Alex
Born 28 September 1923  (Stockton, California, USA)
Billionaire real estate developer and owner of the American Football team San Diego Chargers
[Picture of Alex Spanos]


Spassky, Boris
Born 30 January 1937  (Leningrad (now St. Petersburg again), Russia)
Russian chess legend, a former world champion.
[Picture of Boris Spassky]


Speakman, William
Born 21 September 1927  (Altrincham, Cheshire, England)
One of the few living recipients of the Victoria Cross, which he won for bravery in the Korean War.
[Picture of William Speakman]


Spector, Phil
Born 26 December 1940  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Highly influential record producer who invented the "Wall of Sound" production technique in the 1960s and produced the Beatles and the Ramones amongst others. Jailed for murder in 2009.
[Picture of Phil Spector]


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


Spencer, Bud Bud Spencer is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1929  (Naples, Italy)

Died 27 June 2016  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Italian born actor and former swimmer.
[Picture of Bud Spencer]


Spencer, June
Born in Nottingham, England  (exact date unknown)
Actress who has played Peggy Archer in 'The Archer's' BBC radio series since it's very beginning in 1951.
[Picture of June Spencer]


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


Spinney, Caroll
Born 26 December 1933  (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)
Puppeteer, best known as the characters Big Bird and Oscar in 'Sesame Street'.
[Picture of Caroll Spinney]


Spinrad, Norman
Born 15 September 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
American science fiction writer.
[Picture of Norman Spinrad]


Spiridonov, Valery
Date and place of birth unknown
Russian man set to be the first get a head transplant. Somehow I get the feeling that it's going to go well. Born 1984.
[Picture of Valery Spiridonov]


St. John, Ian
Born 7 June 1938  (Motherwell, Scotland)
Scottish footballer. Played for Scotland from 1959 to 1965, and later became a manager and pundit. Ach, you kill me, Greavsie!
[Picture of Ian St. John]


St. John, Jill
Born 19 August 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, remembered for her role as Tiffany Case in the Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Jill St. John]


Stallone, Jackie
Born 29 November 1921  (Washington, DC, USA)
Bonkers mother of Sylvester Stallone who claims that she's a psychic, believes that dogs can predict the future, and tells fibs about her age (she was born in 1921, but she says 1934, which would have made her 12 when Sly was born).
[Picture of Jackie Stallone]


Stamos, John
Born 19 August 1963  (Cypress, California, USA)
Actor and musician ('Full House, 'ER').
[Picture of John Stamos]


Stamp, Terence
Born 22 July 1939  (Stepney, London, England)
Actor, once an "Angry Young Man" of British cinema, now one of its respected elder statesmen. After his relationship to Jean Shrimpton dissolved, Stamp moved to India and became a Hindu hermit for some years, before returning to acting.
[Picture of Terence Stamp]


Standing, John
Born 16 August 1934  (London, England)
Actor and 4th Baronet.
[Picture of John Standing]


Stanton, Harry Dean
Born 14 July 1926  (West Irvine, Kentucky, USA)
Versatile character actor who has appeared in films such as 'The Green Mile', 'Repo Man' and 'Paris, Texas.' He also sings and plays guitar in his own band.
[Picture of Harry Dean Stanton]


Stapp, Scott
Born 8 August 1973  (Orlando, Florida, USA)
Lead singer of rock group The Creed who has had a number of drink & drug related "mishaps".
[Picture of Scott Stapp]


Starr, Bart
Born 9 January 1934  (Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback.
[Picture of Bart Starr]


Starr, Freddie
Born 9 January 1943  (Huyton, Liverpool, England)
Singer, "comedian" and "impressionist" according to his PR blurb. All most people will remember him for is his hamster-eating antics, which he still denies.
[Picture of Freddie Starr]


Starr, Kay Kay Starr is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1922  (Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 3 November 2016  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
US jazz singer from the 1950s.
[Picture of Kay Starr]


Starr, Ringo
Born 7 July 1940  (Liverpool, England)
The Beatles' drummer and Thomas The Tank Engine's narrator. Real name Richard Starkey.
[Picture of Ringo Starr]


Steadman, Ralph
Born 15 May 1936  (Wallasey, Merseyside, England)
Cartoonist best known for his work with the late author Hunter S. Thompson.
[Picture of Ralph Steadman]


Steel, David
Born 31 March 1938  (Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)
The "boy" David became leader of the Liberal Party in 1976 at the age of just 38. Formed a doomed alliance with the SDP (ask your father) in 1981 and was briefly leader of the merged Liberal Democrats before making way for Paddy Ashdown.
[Picture of David Steel]


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


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


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


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


Steinem, Gloria
Born 25 March 1934  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Feminist, journalist & former magazine publisher.
[Picture of Gloria Steinem]


Steininger, Rolf
Born 2 August 1942  (Plettenberg, Germany)
German historian.
[Picture of Rolf Steininger]


Stephensen, Stephen
Date and place of birth unknown
Governor of Svalbard (Norwegian archipelago) from 1967-70.
[Picture of Stephen Stephensen]


Sterling, Donald
Born 26 April 1934  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team from 1981 to 2014
[Picture of Donald Sterling]


Sternberg, Sigmund Sigmund Sternberg is no longer with us
Born 2 June 1921  (Budapest, Hungary)

Died 18 October 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Philanthropist & businessman, aims for ecumenical togetherness in religion.
[Picture of Sigmund Sternberg]


Sterne, Gordon
Born 16 January 1923  (place of birth unknown)
British actor ('An American Werewolf in London').
[Picture of Gordon Sterne]


Sternhagen, Frances
Born 13 January 1930  (Washington DC, USA)
Actress, a long time stalwart of Broadway & other theatres.
[Picture of Frances Sternhagen]


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


Stevens, Kirk
Born 17 August 1958  (Ontario, Canada)
Snooker player, whose career never recovered after he admitted he took cocaine.
[Picture of Kirk Stevens]


Stevens, Stella
Born 1 October 1938  (Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA)
Former Playboy model, turned actress & film producer.
[Picture of Stella Stevens]


Stewart, Ed Ed Stewart is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1941  (Exmouth, Devon, England)

Died 9 January 2016  (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Known as "Stewpot" to millions of children as one of the hosts of 'Crackerjack!' Former DJ as well.
[Picture of Ed Stewart]


Stewart, Ian
Born 24 September 1945  (England)
Mathematician and Sci-fi author.
[Picture of Ian Stewart]


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


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


Stewart, Patrick
Born 13 July 1940  (Mirfield, Yorkshire, England)
Distinguished actor, famed for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and Professor X in the 'X-Men' film series.
[Picture of Patrick Stewart]


Stewart, Peggy
Born 5 June 1923  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Actress whose film career started way back in 1937 and is still going strong.
[Picture of Peggy Stewart]


Stewart, Rod
Born 10 January 1945  (Highgate, London, England)
Past-his-prime rock star. Best-known hits include 'Maggie May', 'You Wear It Well' and the mildly sickening 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?'. Far superior, though, is the classic 'Stay With Me', which he co-wrote and recorded while a member of the Faces.
[Picture of Rod Stewart]


Stewart, William G.
Born 15 July 1935  (Habrough, Lincolnshire, England)
TV producer & director, but best remembered as the austere presenter of dreary Channel 4 quiz show 'Fifteen to One'.
[Picture of William G. Stewart]


Stigwood, Robert Robert Stigwood is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1934  (Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia)

Died 4 January 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Australian music mogul, manager of Cream and the Bee Gees and producer of the hit films, 'Grease' and 'Saturday Night Fever'
[Picture of Robert Stigwood]


Stiles, Nobby
Born 18 May 1942  (Collyhurst, Greater Manchester, England)
Tenacious midfielder for England and Manchester United, part of the legendary 1966 World Cup winning side.
[Picture of Nobby Stiles]


Stiller, Jerry
Born 8 July 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Comedian & actor, father of Ben & perhaps best known for his role in 'Seinfeld'.
[Picture of Jerry Stiller]


Stobbs, Alex
Born 30 January 1990  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Musician with cystic fibrosis who became the subject of a Channel 4 documentary 'A Boy called Alex' in 2008.
[Picture of Alex Stobbs]


Stockton, John
Born 26 March 1962  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
NBA Basketball player. Played for the Utah Jazz from 1984 to 2003.
[Picture of John Stockton]


Stoller, Mike
Born 13 March 1933  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Songwriter of many a hit single with the late Jerry Lieber.
[Picture of Mike Stoller]


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


Stone, Sly
Born 15 March 1943  (Denton, Texas, USA)
American musician - the main vocalist for soul/funk group Sly & The Family Stone.
[Picture of Sly Stone]


Storaro, Vittorio
Born 24 June 1940  (Rome, Italy)
Italian cinematographer, known for his work with film directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Francis Ford Coppola.
[Picture of Vittorio Storaro]


Storch, Larry
Born 8 January 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Experienced character actor in numerous films over the years.
[Picture of Larry Storch]


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


Storrar, Jackie
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish country singer, now battling cancer. Born c. 1966. Died in September 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Jackie Storrar]


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


Stöve, Betty
Born 24 June 1945  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Tennis player, lost Wimbledon's Singles Final in 1977 to Virginia Wade but made up for it by winning 10 Grand Slam titles in Doubles Finals.
[Picture of Betty Stöve]


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


Strauli, Christopher
Born 13 April 1946  (Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England)
TV actor. Norman Binns in hospital sitcom 'Only When I Laugh'.
[Picture of Christopher Strauli]


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


Streisand, Barbra
Born 24 April 1942  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress, screenwriter, producer, director, singer and gay icon.
[Picture of Barbra Streisand]


Strickland, Craig
Born 2 June 1986  (Alma, Arkansas, USA)
Singer with country band Backroad Anthem who went missing late in 2015 while duck hunting in Oklahoma, USA. Found dead on January 4th 2016 but his headstone says he died on 27th December 2015, so points.
[Picture of Craig Strickland]


Stroud, Don
Born 1 September 1943  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Actor and surfer.
[Picture of Don Stroud]


Struycken, Carel
Born 30 July 1948  (The Hague, Netherlands)
Character actor, and as he stands at 7 foot tall, is rather typecast in tall-person roles! Best known as Lurch in the Addams Family films.
[Picture of Carel Struycken]


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


Stubbs, Una
Born 1 May 1937  (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England)
Actress best known as Rita in 'Til Death Us Do Part' and recently as Mrs Hudson in 'Sherlock' and as the subject of one of the most infamous urban legends there is…
[Picture of Una Stubbs]


Suárez Miramontes, Luis
Born 2 May 1935  (A Coruña, Galicia, Spain)
Former Barcelona, Internazionale and Spain international footballer. European footballer of the year in 1960.
[Picture of Luis Suárez Miramontes]


Suba, Mihai
Born 1 June 1947  (Bucharest, Romania)
Romanian chess grandmaster. Awarded the International Master title in 1975 and the International Grandmaster title in 1978 by FIDE.
[Picture of Mihai Suba]


Subba Row, Raman
Born 29 January 1932  (London, England)
Left-handed international test cricketer for England.
[Picture of Raman Subba Row]


Suchet, David
Born 2 May 1946  (London, England)
Actor brother of newscaster John Suchet. Star of 'Poirot'
[Picture of David Suchet]


Sulston, John
Born 27 March 1942  (Cambridge, England)
Nobel Prize-winning biologist.
[Picture of John Sulston]


Summitt, Pat Pat Summitt is no longer with us
Born 14 June 1952  (Clarksville, Tennessee, USA)

Died 28 June 2016  (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
The most successful women's basketball coach ever. Led the Tennessee Lady Vols to 8 NCAA championships.
[Picture of Pat Summitt]


Surtees, John
Born 11 February 1934  (Tatsfield, Surrey, England)
Racing driver and biker, the only man to ever win World Championships on both two and four wheels. Still involved in motorsport.
[Picture of John Surtees]


Suschitzky, Wolfgang Wolfgang Suschitzky is no longer with us
Born 29 August 1912  (Vienna, Austria)

Died 7 October 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Cinematographer best known for his work on the cult 1971 film 'Get Carter'.
[Picture of Wolfgang Suschitzky]


Sutcliffe, Irene
Born 12 July 1930  (Burnley, Lancashire, England)
Maggie Clegg of 'Coronation Street' fame.
[Picture of Irene Sutcliffe]


Sutcliffe, Peter
Born 2 June 1946  (Bingley, West Yorkshire, England)
The notorious Yorkshire Ripper, imprisoned for life in 1981 for murdering 13 women and leaving 7 others for dead over the previous 6 years.
[Picture of Peter Sutcliffe]


Sutherland, Donald
Born 17 July 1935  (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Canadian actor, often in kooky, offbeat roles. Father of '24' actor, Keifer.
[Picture of Donald Sutherland]


Sutton, Dudley
Born 6 April 1933  (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England)
Long-time actor on British TV & films, best known as "Tinker" in 'Lovejoy'.
[Picture of Dudley Sutton]


Suzuki, Seijun
Born 24 May 1923  (Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film and TV director and actor.
[Picture of Seijun Suzuki]


Sw1nd3ll5, S@r@h
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman whose continual use of tanning salons has led to inoperable skin cancer. Born 1972. Died in November 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of S@r@h Sw1nd3ll5]


Swaggart, Rev. Jimmy
Born 15 March 1935  (Ferriday, Louisiana, USA)
Former televangelist whose career & fame came to an abrupt end when he was involved in a string of prostitution & sex scandals.
[Picture of Rev. Jimmy Swaggart]


Swamiji, Shivakumara
Born 1 April 1907  (Veerapura, Magadi Taluk Karnataka, India)
Indian educationalist.
[Picture of Shivakumara Swamiji]


Swan, Peter
Born 6 October 1936  (South Elmsall, Yorkshire, England)
Former footballer with Sheffield Wednesday who's career was destroyed by a betting scandal in 1964.
[Picture of Peter Swan]


Swarbrick, Dave Dave Swarbrick is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1941  (New Malden, Surrey, England)

Died 3 June 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Fiddle player with Fairport Convention. Erroneously reported dead by the Daily Telegraph in 1999, and had a double lung transplant 5 years later. Correctly reported dead in 2016.
[Picture of Dave Swarbrick]


Swartzwelder, John
Born 8 February 1949  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Reclusive author of the majority of episodes of 'The Simpsons' until it's 15th season. Now a novelist.
[Picture of John Swartzwelder]


Sweeney, Jim
Born 7 May 1955  (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)
Comedian and actor, known for his double act with Steve Steen and as part of the improvisation team The Comedy Store Players. Now suffers from multiple sclerosis.
[Picture of Jim Sweeney]


Sweetland, Sally
Born 23 September 1911  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American soprano.
[Picture of Sally Sweetland]


Swift, Clive
Born 9 February 1936  (Liverpool, England)
Character actor best known as the brow-beaten husband of Hyacinth Bucket in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Clive Swift]


Swift, David David Swift is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1931  (Liverpool, England)

Died 8 April 2016  (England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Actor, brother of Clive Swift and known for his role as the acerbic news anchor Henry Davenport in 'Drop the Dead Donkey'.
[Picture of David Swift]


Swinnerton-Dyer, Peter
Born 2 August 1927  (Ponteland, Northumberland, England)
British mathematician.
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Syk35, 4ng3l@
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman with throat cancer who got married. I read it in The Mirror. Born 1977. Died January 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of 4ng3l@ Syk35]


Szeles, John
Born 9 September 1958  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Stand-up comedian and magician. AKA The Amazing Jonathan.
[Picture of John Szeles]

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