Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: A


A+, (rapper)
Born 29 August 1981  (Hempstead, New York, USA)
US rapper whose biggest hit was 'Enjoy Yourself' in 1999.
[Picture of (rapper) A+]


Born 7 January 1938  (Turku, Finland)
Finnish rally driver, also known as "The Rally Professor". Competed in the World Rally Championship in the 1970s.
[Picture of Rauno AALTONEN]


AARON, Tommy
Born 22 February 1937  (Gainesville, Georgia, USA)
American former professional golfer. Winner of the 1973 Masters.
[Picture of Tommy AARON]


ABBAS, Mahmoud
Born 26 March 1935  (Safed, Palestine)
President of the Palestinian Authority.
[Picture of Mahmoud ABBAS]


Born 16 September 1947  (Chester, Cheshire, England)
Comedian and actor. Born Russell Roberts, he was voted "funniest man on television" 5 times. If he was the funniest, then we'd hate to see who was the unfunniest. Also Pipe Smoker of the Year 2001, which might be more relevant to the DDP.
[Picture of Russ ABBOT]


ABDEL-RAHMAN, Omar Omar ABDEL-RAHMAN is no longer with us
Born 3 May 1938  (Dakahlia, Cairo, Egypt)

Died 18 February 2017  (Granville County, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Blind Muslim cleric and militant leader, currently serving life for plotting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
[Picture of Omar ABDEL-RAHMAN]


Born 15 September 1989  (Brussels, Belgium)
Terrorism suspect responsible for taking part in the Paris attacks in November 2015.
[Picture of Salah ABDESLAM]


Born 5 December 1935  (Kazakhstan)
Kazakh chess player.
[Picture of Panu ABDICASOVA]


Born 16 April 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
US basketball player with the LA Lakers in the 1970s and 80s but he insists he's Roger Murdock, an airline co-pilot!
[Picture of Kareem ABDUL-JABBAR]


Born 20 January 1962  (Amman, Jordan)
King of Jordan since 1999.


ABED, Fazle Hasan
Born 27 April 1936  (Habiganj, Bangladesh)
Social worker and chairman of BRAC, the World's largest NGO.
[Picture of Fazle Hasan ABED]


ABRAHAM, F. Murray
Born 24 October 1939  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor who won an Academy Award for his role as Antonio Salieri in the 1984 movie 'Amadeus'.
[Picture of F. Murray ABRAHAM]


ABRAHAMS, Peter Peter ABRAHAMS is no longer with us
Born 3 March 1919  (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Died 18 January 2017  (Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
South Africa-born writer.
[Picture of Peter ABRAHAMS]


ABRINI, Mohamed
Born 27 December 1984  (place of birth unknown)
Terrorism suspect responsible for taking part in the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015.
[Picture of Mohamed ABRINI]


Born 29 February 1928  (North Kensington, London, England)
Distinguished and experienced actor, still working. His date of birth drastically reduces the chances of anyone collecting a "party pooper" bonus on him - bar 2016, of course!
[Picture of Joss ACKLAND]


ACKLES, Jensen
Born 1 March 1978  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Television actor, known from 'Days of Our Lives', 'Dark Angel' and 'Smallville'.
[Picture of Jensen ACKLES]


ACLAND, Antony
Born 12 March 1930  (place of birth unknown)
Former British diplomat and Provst of Eton College.
[Picture of Antony ACLAND]


ADAMS, Cindy
Born 24 April 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Gossip columnist, writer, widow of comedian Joey Adams.
[Picture of Cindy ADAMS]


ADAMS, Colette
Born in Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Cancer-stricken wife of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.
[Picture of Colette ADAMS]


ADAMS, Julie
Born 17 October 1926  (Waterloo, Iowa, USA)
American actress.
[Picture of Julie ADAMS]


Born 12 February 1945  (Lulea, Sweden)
Actress. Twice a Bond Girl: Andrea Anders in 'The Man With The Golden Gun' and Octopussy in...er...well...'Octopussy'!
[Picture of Maud ADAMS]


ADELE, (singer)
Born 5 May 1988  (London, England)
Singer and current most successful recording artist in Britain, with massive sales of her first two albums, '19' and '21' respectively.
[Picture of (singer) ADELE]


ADELSON, Sheldon
Born 6 August 1933  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
One of the richest men in the U.S., with an estimated wealth of $14bn. Spare us a dime, sir.
[Picture of Sheldon ADELSON]


ADIE, Kate
Born 19 September 1945  (Sunderland, England)
Fearless BBC journalist.
[Picture of Kate ADIE]


ADORF, Mario
Born 8 September 1931  (Zurich, Switzerland)
German film and stage actor.
[Picture of Mario ADORF]


AGASSI, Emmanuel
Born 25 December 1930  (Salmas, Iran)
Boxer and father of Tennis player Andre Agassi.
[Picture of Emmanuel AGASSI]


AGCA, Mehmet Ali
Born 9 January 1958  (Ismailli, Hekimhan, Malatya, Turkey)
Turkish gunman who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981. Currently serving time for an assassination attempt on someone else that actually did succeed.
[Picture of Mehmet Ali AGCA]


AGOLLEY, Faustina
Born 10 April 1984  (London, England)
Australian TV presenter best known for hosting the long-running Australian music program, 'Video Hits'.
[Picture of Faustina AGOLLEY]


AGREDA, Fedrico
Born 22 October 1985  (Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela)
Venezuelan DJ, keyboardist and producer. Also known as Zardonic.
[Picture of Fedrico AGREDA]


AHERN, Lassie Lou
Born 25 June 1920  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Child actress in 1920s cinema. No, it's not the dog...
[Picture of Lassie Lou AHERN]


Born 28 October 1956  (Garmsar, Iran)
Plainly bonkers, holocaust-denying former President of Iran.
[Picture of Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD]


AHMED ABD EL ATY, Eman Eman AHMED ABD EL ATY is no longer with us
Born 9 September 1980  (Alexandria, Egypt)

Died 25 September 2017  (Alexandria, Egypt)

Age at death: 37  (read death notice)
Egyptian woman who has not left her home in Egypt for 25 years, weighing at 500kg.
[Picture of Eman AHMED ABD EL ATY]


'AHOME'E, Halaevalu Mata'aho Halaevalu Mata'aho 'AHOME'E is no longer with us
Born 29 May 1926  (Tonga)

Died 19 February 2017  (Auckland, New Zealand)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Queen Mother of Tonga.
[Picture of Halaevalu Mata'aho 'AHOME'E]


Born 7 January 1990  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former child actor. Starred in a number films including 'Stepmom' and 'Road to Perdition'.
[Picture of Liam AIKEN]


AIKMAN, Gordon Gordon AIKMAN is no longer with us
Born 2 April 1985  (Kirkcaldy, Scotland)

Died 3 February 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 31  (read death notice)
Scottish political campaigner, diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2014.
[Picture of Gordon AIKMAN]


AILES, Roger Roger AILES is no longer with us
Born 15 May 1940  (Warren, Ohio, USA)

Died 18 May 2017  (Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Former President of Fox News Channel and former presidential media consultant. Worked for Nixon, Reagan, Bush Sr and Giuliani, so he seems to be Republican supporter. You would never guess from their coverage!
[Picture of Roger AILES]


AITKEN, Jonathan
Born 30 August 1942  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Disgraced ex-cabinet minister.
[Picture of Jonathan AITKEN]


Born 28 November 1958  (London, England)
Soldier turned athlete who's greatest moment was his anchor leg for Great Britain's victorious 4 x 400m relay team in the 1991 World Championships.
[Picture of Kriss AKABUSI]


AKHUNDZADA, Hibatullah
Born in Panjwayi, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Supreme leader of the Taliban following the death of Akhtar Mansour in 2016. Born 1961.
[Picture of Hibatullah AKHUNDZADA]


Born 23 December 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
First son of Emperor Hirohito, acceded to the Imperial throne on the death of his father in 1989.
[Picture of Emperor AKIHITO OF JAPAN]


Born 22 November 1955  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Popular BBC newscaster. Diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014.
[Picture of George ALAGIAH]


AL-ASSAD, Bashar
Born 11 September 1965  (Damascus, Syria)
President of Syria since his father's death in 2000. Engaged in an interminable civil war since 2011.
[Picture of Bashar AL-ASSAD]


Born in Samarra, Iraq  (exact date unknown)
One of ISIS's many leaders. Also known (for those he really know him) as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarri or Abu Dua or Dr. Ibrahim, leader of the Iraqi section of the terroristic network. Born 1971.
[Picture of Abu Bakr AL-BAGHDADI]


Born 8 February 1921  (Cologne, Germany)
Philosopher and sociologist.
[Picture of Hans ALBERT]


Born 6 June 1934  (Laeken, Belgium)
King of Belgium from 1993-2013.
[Picture of King ALBERT II]


Born 10 August 1933  (Amarillo, Texas, USA)
Serial killer convicted of three counts of murder in 1991. Also known as The Dallas Ripper.
[Picture of Charles ALBRIGHT]


Date and place of birth unknown
Leader of the Syrian rebel Jaysh al-Islam group since December 2015. Born 1971.
[Picture of Essam AL-BUWAYDHANI]


ALCALA, Rodney
Born 23 August 1923  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Convicted serial killer. Sentenced to death in 2010 for five murders that he committed in California between 1977 and 1979
[Picture of Rodney ALCALA]


ALDA, Alan
Born 28 January 1936  (New York, New York, USA)
US actor, best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Alan ALDA]


Born 27 November 1940  (Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England)
Amiable actor, star of 'Please Sir!' and other TV shows & comedies. Husband of Pauline Collins. Also the narrator of 'Fireman Sam'.
[Picture of John ALDERTON]


ALDISS, Brian Brian ALDISS is no longer with us
Born 18 August 1925  (East Dereham, Norfolk, England)

Died 19 August 2017  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Reknowned British science fiction author.
[Picture of Brian ALDISS]


Born 20 January 1930  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Second man on the Moon, who has always claimed he'd have been the first if it wasn't for the fact that the only door of the lunar lander was on Neil Armstrong's side.
[Picture of Buzz ALDRIN]


ALEMAN, Fedora
Born 11 October 1912  (Caracas, Venezuela)
Opera singer.
[Picture of Fedora ALEMAN]


Date and place of birth unknown
The older of the Alexander Brothers folk-singing duo.
[Picture of Tom ALEXANDER]


AL-FAYED, Mohammed
Born 27 January 1929  (Bakos, Alexandria, Egypt)
Owner of Harrods and former owner of Fulham FC. Not overly popular in many quarters, but at least he lives in Switzerland now.
[Picture of Mohammed AL-FAYED]


Born 15 March 1930  (Vitebsk, Belarus)
Belarusian academic and physicist who invented the heterotransistor and won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics.
[Picture of Zhores ALFEROV]


ALICIA OF BOURBON-PALMA, Princess Princess ALICIA OF BOURBON-PALMA is no longer with us
Born 13 November 1917  (Vienna, Austria)

Died 28 March 2017  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Spanish infanta and heir to the throne of Navarre.
[Picture of Princess ALICIA OF BOURBON-PALMA]


AL-JABOURI, Ni'ma Abd Nayef
Born in Iraq  (exact date unknown)
Senior member of "so-called" Islamic State.
[Picture of Ni'ma Abd Nayef AL-JABOURI]


AL-JULANI, Abu Mohammad
Born in Deir ez-Zor, Syria  (exact date unknown)
Emir of the al-Nusra Front in Syria since 2012.
[Picture of Abu Mohammad AL-JULANI]


Born in Damascus, Syria  (exact date unknown)
Syrian oppositional leader. First president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. Born 1960.
[Picture of Moaz AL-KHATIB]


ALLAM, Assem
Born 11 August 1939  (Egypt)
Yorkshire-based businessman and owner of Premier League team Hull City. Or Hull Tigers, as he wants to call them...
[Picture of Assem ALLAM]


ALLCARD, Edward Edward ALLCARD is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1914  (Chertsey, Surrey, England)

Died 28 July 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Architect and yachtsman.
[Picture of Edward ALLCARD]


Born 5 June 1974  (Cerritos, California, USA)
Former child actor, best know for his role as David Witherspoon in the NBC series, 'Our House'.
[Picture of Chad ALLEN]


ALLEN, Jessica-Jayde Jessica-Jayde ALLEN is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 11 April 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 21  (read death notice)
Brighton woman with Ewing's sarcoma. Born c.1995.
[Picture of Jessica-Jayde ALLEN]


ALLEN, Richard V.
Born 1 January 1936  (Collingswood, New Jersey, USA)
US National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 until 1982.
[Picture of Richard V. ALLEN]


ALLEN, Sture
Born 31 December 1928  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Professor of computational linguistics at the University of Gothenburg.
[Picture of Sture ALLEN]


Born in Lagos, Nigeria  (exact date unknown)
Nigerian drummer, pioneer of "Afrobeat". Born 1940.
[Picture of Tony ALLEN]


ALLEN, Woody
Born 1 December 1935  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comedy film actor/writer/director, born Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
[Picture of Woody ALLEN]


Born 28 February 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
Golfer, golf course designer & long-time golf commentator for the BBC and others.
[Picture of Peter ALLISS]


ALLITT, Beverley
Born 4 October 1968  (place of birth unknown)
So-called "Angel of Death", jailed for 30 years in 1993 for the murder of four children in her care.
[Picture of Beverley ALLITT]


ALLMAN, Gregg Gregg ALLMAN is no longer with us
Born 8 December 1947  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Died 27 May 2017  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, who lived the hedonistic rock 'n' roll lifestyle for many years.
[Picture of Gregg ALLMAN]


AL-MASRI, Abu Hamza
Born 15 April 1958  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Blind, one-armed and loopy Muslim cleric, currently in jail for inciting racial hatred.
[Picture of Abu Hamza AL-MASRI]


Born 9 July 1956  (Southport, Lancashire, England)
Flamboyantly gay singer, formerly front man of Soft Cell and Coil.
[Picture of Marc ALMOND]


Date and place of birth unknown
Head of foreign political relations for Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham.
[Picture of Labib AL-NAHHAS]


Born 31 March 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Trumpeter and record company executive. The A in A&M Records and the man responsible for (or should that be "guilty of"?) signing The Carpenters.
[Picture of Herb ALPERT]


AL-SHIMALI, Abu Muhammad
Born 20 November 1979  (Iraq)
Senior leader of the Islamic State.
[Picture of Abu Muhammad AL-SHIMALI]


ALTWEGG, Jeannette
Born 8 September 1930  (Bombay, India)
British figure skater. Won Winter Olympic Gold at Oslo in 1952.
[Picture of Jeannette ALTWEGG]


ALWAY, Renee
Born 29 April 1986  (Michigan, USA)
Fashion model and 'America's Next Top Model' contestant. Arrested in July 2013 for multiple offences, including drug possession, burglary, theft and fraud. Doesn't look particularly well-fashioned after shaving her head for a court appearance.
[Picture of Renee ALWAY]


Born 19 June 1951  (Maadi, Egypt)
De facto leader of Al-Qaeda after Osama Bin Laden's assassination in 2011.
[Picture of Ayman AL-ZAWAHIRI]


Born 9 July 1927  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer & actor.
[Picture of Ed AMES]


AMESS, David
Born 26 March 1952  (Plaistow, Newham, England)
Conservative Party politician. Served as member of parliament since 1983.
[Picture of David AMESS]


Born 29 September 1912  (Basle, Switzerland)
Swiss film actor. Died in May 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Lukas AMMANN]


ANASTACIA, (singer)
Born 17 September 1973  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Pop singer ('I'm Outta Love', 'One Day In Your Life'). Has had Crohn's disease since the age of 13, and also battled breast cancer in 2003.
[Picture of (singer) ANASTACIA]


Born 27 November 1945  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress best know for her role as Eve Whitfield in 'Ironside'. Also had a role as Mimi Davis in the final season of 'Mission Impossible'.
[Picture of Barbara ANDERSON]


Born 1 November 1937  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Country music singer whose song 'Still' crossed over to the Billboard pop charts in 1963.
[Picture of Bill ANDERSON]


Born 17 December 1918  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Actress and pin-up model during World War II.
[Picture of Dusty ANDERSON]


Born 10 August 1947  (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland)
Lead singer of prog rockers Jethro Tull.
[Picture of Ian ANDERSON]


ANDERSON, John B. John B. ANDERSON is no longer with us
Born 15 February 1922  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)

Died 4 December 2017  (Washington D.C., USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Former US congressman who ran for President of the United States in 1980 as an independent.
[Picture of John B. ANDERSON]


Born 30 January 1920  (London, England)
English film director of 'The Dam Busters' and 'Logan's Run' among others.
[Picture of Michael ANDERSON]


ANDERSON, Michael J.
Born 31 October 1953  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
American actor, in a whole host of films & TV, but best remembered for his role in 'Twin Peaks'.
[Picture of Michael J. ANDERSON]


Born 1 July 1967  (Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada)
One of the great intellectuals of our time, and part-time model, actress and sex symbol.
[Picture of Pamela ANDERSON]


ANDERSON, Paul Thomas
Born 26 June 1970  (Studio City, California, USA)
Film director, best known for his 1997 film, 'Boogie Nights'.
[Picture of Paul Thomas ANDERSON]


ANDERSON, Philip Warren
Born 13 December 1923  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
US physicist and Nobel laureate.
[Picture of Philip Warren ANDERSON]


ANDERSON, Richard Richard ANDERSON is no longer with us
Born 8 August 1926  (Long Brang, New Jersey, USA)

Died 31 August 2017  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Actor, best known as the boss of Lee Majors in 'The Six Million Dollar Man' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Richard ANDERSON]


Born 8 November 1970  (place of birth unknown)
Founder of social networking site Myspace. What do you mean you've never heard of it?
[Picture of Tom ANDERSON]


Born 11 November 1935  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish actress, primarily in Ingmar Bergman films.
[Picture of Bibi ANDERSSON]


Born 14 February 1932  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Ingmar Bergman-film actress.
[Picture of Harriet ANDERSSON]


Born 24 May 1932  (Wigan, Lancashire, England)
God-fearing former chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police.
[Picture of James ANDERTON]


Born 16 September 1935  (Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)
Minimalist artist of firebricks fame.
[Picture of Carl ANDRE]


Born 19 March 1936  (Ostermundigen, Switzerland)
Actress & sex symbol, best known for her sultry performance in Dr. No.
[Picture of Ursula ANDRESS]


Born 28 February 1940  (Motovun, Croatia)
Italian-American racing driver, the last American to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, in 1978.
[Picture of Mario ANDRETTI]


Born 1 October 1935  (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England)
Actress - star of 'The Sound of Music'.
[Picture of Julie ANDREWS]


ANGER, Kenneth
Born 3 February 1927  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Underground filmmaker and author. Wrote the bestselling 'Hollywood Babylon' in 1959.
[Picture of Kenneth ANGER]


ANGLEY, Ernest
Born 9 August 1921  (Gastonia, North Carolina, USA)
Christian evangelist whose interdenominational ministry was originally based at Grace Cathedral.
[Picture of Ernest ANGLEY]


ANH, Le Duc
Born 1 December 1920  (Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam)
President of Vietnam from 1992-97.
[Picture of Le Duc ANH]


Born 22 June 1939  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Police officer who served as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary from 1989 to 1996.
[Picture of Hugh ANNESLEY]


ANOA'I Sr, Afa
Born 21 November 1942  (Samoa)
Former professional wrestler.
[Picture of Afa ANOA'I Sr]


ANT, Adam
Born 3 November 1954  (London, England)
New Romantic singer - a pin-up in his heyday, but now old, overweight and suffering from depression. Was detained under the Mental Health Act in 2002 after throwing a car alternator through a pub window.
[Picture of Adam ANT]


Born 19 March 1986  (Warren, Ohio, USA)
American who hit the headlines there when she was charged with the murder & appalling treatment of her daughter Caylee in 2008.
[Picture of Casey ANTHONY]


Born 20 January 1922  (Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Bandleader, best known for his songs, 'Hokey Pokey' and 'Bunny Hop'.
[Picture of Ray ANTHONY]


Born 15 December 1997  (Los Banos, California, USA)
Actress, best known for her roles as the daughter to her real-life mother's characters in movies, including 'This Is 40'.
[Picture of Maude APATOW]


Born 29 August 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)
Interior designer and fashionista.
[Picture of Iris APFEL]


APOSTOL, Eugenia
Born 29 September 1925  (Sorsogon, Philippines)
Publisher, whose political publications helped cause the downfall of two Filipino presidents.
[Picture of Eugenia APOSTOL]


APPICE, Carmine
Born 15 December 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rock drummer.
[Picture of Carmine APPICE]


Born 6 September 1937  (Sant Mateu, Castellon, Spain)
Spanish-born Mexican cartoonist for Mad magazine.
[Picture of Sergio ARAGONES]


ARAP MOI, Daniel
Born 2 September 1924  (Sacho, Baringo, Kenya)
President of Kenya from 1978-2002. Still dogged by controversies stemming from his time in office.
[Picture of Daniel ARAP MOI]


ARBER, Werner
Born 3 June 1929  (Granichen, Switzerland)
Swiss scientist. Shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
[Picture of Werner ARBER]


ARCHER, Jeffrey
Born 15 April 1940  (London, England)
Habitual liar, novelist and former Conservative Party deputy chairman. Convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice in 2001.
[Picture of Jeffrey ARCHER]


Born 11 February 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
Retired boxer. Beat the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson in the latter's final fight in 1965.
[Picture of Joey ARCHER]


Born 22 December 1944  (Epsom, Surrey, England)
British scientist specializing in solar power conversion.
[Picture of Mary ARCHER]


Born 7 September 1940  (Rome, Italy)
Italian film director, producer and screenwriter.
[Picture of Dario ARGENTO]


Born 26 March 1934  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, in films from the mid-60s onwards.
[Picture of Alan ARKIN]


Born 21 September 1935  (Denton, Manchester, England)
Former Blackpool & England footballer, now a very popular radio commentator & broadcaster.
[Picture of Jimmy ARMFIELD]


Born 17 February 1972  (Oakland, California, USA)
Vocalist with punk rockers Green Day.
[Picture of Billie Joe ARMSTRONG]


Born 18 September 1971  (Plano, Texas, USA)
Former cyclist, 7 times winner of the Tour de France, who overcame brain, lung and testicular cancer. It was revealed in 2012 that he was a systematic drugs cheat all along and now enters into sporting infamy.
[Picture of Lance ARMSTRONG]


ARMSTRONG-JONES, Antony Antony ARMSTRONG-JONES is no longer with us
Born 7 March 1930  (London, England)

Died 13 January 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Lord Snowdon, celebrity photographer and former husband of Princess Margaret.
[Picture of Antony ARMSTRONG-JONES]


Born 13 November 1934  (Riverton, New Zealand)
Journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for his reports from Vietnam. Worked for CNN from 1981-1999.
[Picture of Peter ARNETT]


ARRABAL, Fernando
Born 11 August 1932  (Melilla, Spain)
Spanish-French modernist novelist, poet and film director.
[Picture of Fernando ARRABAL]


ARROW, Kenneth Kenneth ARROW is no longer with us
Born 23 August 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 21 February 2017  (Palo Alto, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Influential Nobel Prize-winning economist.
[Picture of Kenneth ARROW]


ASHBERY, John John ASHBERY is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1927  (Rochester, New York, USA)

Died 3 September 2017  (Hudson, New York, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Poet who has won nearly every major award going.
[Picture of John ASHBERY]


Born 25 April 1935  (Liverpool, England)
Transsexual former model (born George Jamieson), who was once married to a Lord.
[Picture of April ASHLEY]


Born 9 September 1964  (Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England)
Ruthless owner of Sports Direct. Hapless owner of Newcastle United.
[Picture of Mike ASHLEY]


Born 10 March 1939  (Liverpool, England)
Former Sunderland defender and later manager.
[Picture of Len ASHURST]


Born 6 August 1926  (Ashland, Pennsylvania, USA)
Psychiatrist and Science Fiction writer who was the second wife and widow of Isaac Asimov with whom she collaborated on the novels for younger readers featuring Norby the mixed-up robot.
[Picture of Janet ASIMOV]


ASKEW, Desmond
Born 17 December 1972  (London, England)
Actor, played the lead role in the promo video of 'Bad Boys' by the 80s music duo, Wham! In 1983.
[Picture of Desmond ASKEW]


ASKEW, Vicki
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of wrestling promoter Vince McMahon. Born 1920.
[Picture of Vicki ASKEW]


Born 15 November 1929  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
US actor, who has mostly appeared in TV programmes such as 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'. Recently provided the voice of old curmudgeon Carl in Pixar animated tearfest 'Up'.
[Picture of Ed ASNER]


ASPEL, Michael
Born 12 January 1933  (London, England)
Host of 'This Is Your Life' and 'Antiques Roadshow'.
[Picture of Michael ASPEL]


Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill convict. Born 1965. Died in February 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Alan ASPIN]


Born 30 April 1944  (Sulzbach-Altenwald, Germany)
Retired German footballer.
[Picture of Rudi ASSAUER]


Born 3 March 1926  (Lenzburg, Aargau, Switzerland)
Swiss singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Real name: Rosa Mina Schärer.
[Picture of Lys ASSIA]


Born 30 March 1930  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Actor - starred as Gomez Addams in 'The Addams Family', and has mainly appeared in TV comedies since.
[Picture of John ASTIN]


Born 6 February 1966  (Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, England)
Shy and retiring singer who had phenomenal success with the hit single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', the biggest selling UK single of 1987. Later became a phenomenon of a different kind as that single became part of an internet meme known as 'Rickrolling'.
[Picture of Rick ASTLEY]


Born 12 February 1932  (Villa Solbakken, Oslo, Norway)
Older sister of Norway's King Harald. Also in the line of succession to the British throne.
[Picture of Princess ASTRID OF NORWAY]


Born 28 April 1929  (Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India)
Indian costume designer who won an Oscar for her work on 'Gandhi' in 1983.
[Picture of Bhanu ATHAIYA]


Born 21 December 1917  (Norfolk, England)
Literary editor who for the time had a eyebrow raising number of affairs with various authors.
[Picture of Diana ATHILL]


ATKINS, Eileen
Born 16 June 1934  (London, England)
BAFTA and Olivier award-winning actress and writer. Infamously chatted up by actor Colin Farrell at the age of 69.
[Picture of Eileen ATKINS]


ATKINS, Ronald
Born 13 June 1916  (England)
Former MP for Preston North on two occasions, 1966-70 and 1974-79.
[Picture of Ronald ATKINS]


Born 18 March 1939  (Liverpool, England)
Former Manchester United manager turned TV pundit who was slung out in 2004 for racist comments heard off air.
[Picture of Big Ron ATKINSON]


Born 6 January 1955  (Consett, County Durham, England)
Comedian, best known as 'Mr. Bean' and 'Blackadder'.
[Picture of Rowan ATKINSON]


Born 8 May 1926  (London, England)
Broadcaster, author, naturalist and also ex-Controller of BBC2. Brother of Sir Richard.
[Picture of David ATTENBOROUGH]


ATWOOD, Margaret
Born 18 November 1939  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Author and poet. Wrote the 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
[Picture of Margaret ATWOOD]


AUBER, Brigitte
Born 27 April 1928  (Paris, France)
French actress.
[Picture of Brigitte AUBER]


Born 19 April 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
German-born British artist. A bit like Lucien Freud, really.
[Picture of Frank AUERBACH]


Born 8 February 1922  (Kaluga, Russia)
Current oldest living chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Yuri AVERBAKH]


Born 15 February 1944  (Surrey, England)
Musician, best known as the longtime drummer and percussionist for 1960s rock legends the Kinks.
[Picture of Mick AVORY]


AYERS, Duffy Duffy AYERS is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1915  (Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England)

Died 10 November 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
English portrait painter and mother-in law to film director Stephen Frears, born Elizabeth (Betty) Fitzgerald.
[Picture of Duffy AYERS]


AZAD, Afshan
Born 12 August 1988  (Manchester, England)
Actress, best known for the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films.
[Picture of Afshan AZAD]


Born 7 June 1990  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian rap singer, born Amethyst Amelia Kelly.
[Picture of Iggy AZALEA]


AZIZI, Abdul Qadir
Date and place of birth unknown
Very old refugee, who claims to be born around 1906. Unlikely to be welcomed by Donald Trump…
[Picture of Abdul Qadir AZIZI]


Born 22 May 1924  (Paris, France)
Watery-eyed French crooner.
[Picture of Charles AZNAVOUR]

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