Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: B


Born 17 August 1941  (Minna, Niger State, Nigeria)
Military dictator of Nigeria from 1985-1993.
[Picture of Ibrahim BABANGIDA]


Born 30 March 1933  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine film composer. Died in November 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Luis BACALOV]


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


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


Born 22 March 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
US composer best known for his work with film director David Lynch.
[Picture of Angelo BADALAMENTI]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Father of comedian and author David Baddiel. Born c. 1934.
[Picture of Colin BADDIEL]


Born 17 January 1937  (Rabat, Morocco)
French philosopher.
[Picture of Alain BADIOU]


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


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


BAHR, Walter
Born 1 April 1927  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Retired USA soccer player, last survivor of their famous 1950 World Cup win over England.
[Picture of Walter BAHR]


Born 10 June 1933  (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)
Defence lawyer in the O. J. Simpson trial, amongst other high-profile US cases.
[Picture of F. Lee BAILEY]


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


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


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


BAIO, Scott
Born 22 September 1960  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor of 'Happy Days' and 'Bugsy Malone' fame.
[Picture of Scott BAIO]


BAIRD, Sharon
Born 16 August 1943  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Former Mousketeer.
[Picture of Sharon BAIRD]


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


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


BAKER, Danny
Born 22 June 1957  (Deptford, London, England)
Off-the-wall radio and television presenter and former NME journalist. Diagnosed with cancer in 2010 but seems to have recovered well.
[Picture of Danny BAKER]


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


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


Baker, Richard
Born 15 June 1925  (Willesden, Kent, England)
Former newsreader & broadcaster for the BBC for aeons.
[Picture of Richard Baker]


BAKER, Roy Thomas
Born 10 November 1946  (London, England)
Rock producer known for his work with Queen and The Cars.
[Picture of Roy Thomas BAKER]


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


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


Born 12 June 1993  (Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines)
Was the world's smallest man until the discovery of an even smaller man from Nepal in February 2012.
[Picture of Junrey BALAWING]


Born 21 December 1931  (place of birth unknown)
Former international footballer for Mexico. Played in the 1954 World Cup.
[Picture of Tomas BALCAZAR]


Born 5 September 1917  (Venice, Italy)
Italian resistance fighter in World War II. Died in February 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Luigi BALDAN]


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


BALL, Johnny
Born 23 May 1938  (Bristol, England)
Former TV presenter - Zoe's dad and hence Fatboy Slim's father-in-law.
[Picture of Johnny BALL]


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


Born 4 December 1925  (Mundare, Alberta, Canada)
Psychologist, specialising in social cognitive theory.
[Picture of Albert BANDURA]


BANE, Honey
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Punk singer who landed a minor hit in 1981 with 'Turn Me On Turn Me Off'. Born c. 1964.
[Picture of Honey BANE]


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


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Mother-of-two with pancreatic cancer. Born c. 1974. Died in August 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Aundrea BANNATYNE]


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


Born 27 November 1953  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Chief strategist for President Trump.
[Picture of Steve BANNON]


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


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


Born 13 June 1989  (Darwin, Australia)
Rugby Union back for RC Toulonnais.
[Picture of Ben BARBA]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Born 8 May 1943  (Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, England)
Booker Prrize-winning author known for her blunt style.
[Picture of Pat BARKER]


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


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


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


BARNES, Edward
Born 8 October 1928  (place of birth unknown)
TV producer who created the evergreen childrens shows 'Blue Peter' and 'Newsround'.
[Picture of Edward BARNES]


BARNES, Joanna
Born 15 November 1934  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress and writer.
[Picture of Joanna BARNES]


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


BARRACLOUGH, Roy Roy BARRACLOUGH is no longer with us
Born 12 July 1935  (Preston, Lancashire, England)

Died 1 June 2017  (Ashton-under-Lyne, England)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
TV actor - played pub landlord Alec Gilroy in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Roy BARRACLOUGH]


BARRETT, Wayne Wayne BARRETT is no longer with us
Born 11 July 1945  (New Britain, Connecticut, USA)

Died 19 January 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Investigative journalist for the Village Voice magazine.
[Picture of Wayne BARRETT]


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


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


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


BARRIS, Chuck Chuck BARRIS is no longer with us
Born 3 June 1929  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 21 March 2017  (Palisades, New York, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
American game show producer, who also claimed to be a CIA hitman.
[Picture of Chuck BARRIS]


BARRON, Keith Keith BARRON is no longer with us
Born 8 August 1934  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)

Died 15 November 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Prolific actor of 'Stand up, Nigel Barton' and 'Duty Free' fame amongst many other parts.
[Picture of Keith BARRON]


Born 22 February 1975  (Culver City, California, USA)
Actress who has made a successful transition from child star (in E.T.) to grown up star. Entered rehab aged 13.
[Picture of Drew BARRYMORE]


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


Born 24 December 1920  (Edgard, Louisiana, USA)
Rhythm and blues musician and composer who had a fruitful partnership with the legendary Fats Domino.
[Picture of Dave BARTHOLOMEW]


Born 2 October 1984  (Le Puy-en-Velay, France)
Eccentric former tennis player who was a surpise Ladies Singles champion at Wimbledon in 2013 before promptly retiring from the sport.
[Picture of Marion BARTOLI]


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


BASCO, Dante
Born 29 August 1975  (Pittsburg, California, USA)
Filipino-American actor and voice artist.
[Picture of Dante BASCO]


Born 22 September 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer-songwriter, most famous for her 1981 Number One hit 'Mickey'.
[Picture of Toni BASIL]


BASSEY, Shirley
Born 8 January 1937  (Cardiff, Wales)
Singer who had several hits in the 1950s and '60s, as well as singing the theme tunes to 3 James Bond films. Had a minor comeback in the late '90s as an ironic cult heroine.
[Picture of Shirley BASSEY]


Born 1 September 1975  (Wollongong, Australia)
Australian singer.
[Picture of Natalie BASSINGTHWAIGHTE]


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


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


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


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


BAXENDALE, Leo Leo BAXENDALE is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1930  (Preston, Lancashire, England)

Died 23 April 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Cartoonist for Beano and creator of "The Bash Street Kids" and "Minnie the Minx".
[Picture of Leo BAXENDALE]


Born 25 May 1933  (Leicester, Leicestershire, England)
Former long-time editor of Blue Peter, the long-running children's TV show.
[Picture of Biddy BAXTER]


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


BAYLDON, Geoffrey Geoffrey BAYLDON is no longer with us
Born 7 January 1924  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Died 10 May 2017  (Leeds , Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
UK actor, best remembered as the star of 'Catweazle'.
[Picture of Geoffrey BAYLDON]


BEACH, Ann Ann BEACH is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1938  (Wolverhampton, England)

Died 9 March 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Character actress whose daughters Lisa and Charlotte Coleman also treaded the boards.
[Picture of Ann BEACH]


BEAN, Alan
Born 15 March 1932  (Wheeler, Texas, USA)
US astronaut who became the 4th man on the Moon in 1969.
[Picture of Alan BEAN]


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


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


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


Born 6 July 1937  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor.
[Picture of Ned BEATTY]


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


BECK, Aaron
Born 18 July 1921  (Rhode Island, USA)
Psychologist. Founder of Cognitive Therapy.
[Picture of Aaron BECK]


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


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


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


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


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


BECKHAM, Victoria
Born 17 April 1974  (Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire, England)
Stick insect, the least talented of the Spice Girls, now best described as either a WAG or celebrity hanger-on.
[Picture of Victoria BECKHAM]


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


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


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


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


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


BELL, Andy
Born 25 April 1964  (Peterborough, England)
Ex-lead singer of Erasure, who announced in 2004 that he is HIV positive.
[Picture of Andy BELL]


Born 17 June 1945  (Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA)
Broadcaster specialising in the paranormal.
[Picture of Art BELL]


BELL, Ivor
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Former Chief of Staff for the IRA. Born c. 1936.
[Picture of Ivor BELL]


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


BELL, Steve
Born 26 February 1951  (London, England)
Arguably Britain's foremost political cartoonist. Contributed to the Guardian since 1981.
[Picture of Steve BELL]


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


Born 29 March 1955  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Conservative MP for North West Norfolk since 2001.
[Picture of Henry BELLINGHAM]


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


BEN ALI, Zine el-Abidine
Born 3 September 1936  (Hammam Sousse, Tunisia)
Recently overthrown long-time President of Tunisia.
[Picture of Zine el-Abidine BEN ALI]


Born in El Ksar, Tunisia  (exact date unknown)
Tunisian politician. Born 1950.
[Picture of Habiba Zahi BEN ROMDHANE]


BENDT, Oliver
Born 29 October 1946  (Potsdam, Germany)
German singer who enjoyed a UK number 1 single with the Goombay Dance Band in 1982.
[Picture of Oliver BENDT]


Born 12 March 1917  (Spello, Italy)
Italian prelate. Died in August 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Giovanni BENEDETTI]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Football coach at the centre of child abuse allegations that emerged in 2016. Born 1953.
[Picture of Barry BENNELL]


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


BENNETT, Hywel Hywel BENNETT is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1944  (Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales)

Died 25 July 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Once a heart-throb of sorts in 'Shelley' and 'Loot'.
[Picture of Hywel BENNETT]


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


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


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


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


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


BENTON, Robert
Born 29 September 1932  (Waxahachie, Texas, USA)
Film director who won two Oscars in 1980 for 'Kramer vs. Kramer'.
[Picture of Robert BENTON]


Born 6 April 1946  (Levin, Horowhenua, New Zealand)
Conservative MP for Mole Valley since 1997.
[Picture of Paul BERESFORD]


BERG, Paul
Born 30 June 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Biochemist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1980.
[Picture of Paul BERG]


BERGER, John John BERGER is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1926  (London, England)

Died 2 January 2017  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Writer who won the 1972 Booker Prize for his romantic novel 'G'.
[Picture of John BERGER]


Born 22 July 1928  (Roseau, Minnesota, USA)
US politician. Served under President Carter.
[Picture of Robert BERGLAND]


Born 8 September 1989  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish DJ known as Avicii.
[Picture of Tim BERGLING]


Born 11 September 1925  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Lyricist and songwriter.
[Picture of Alan BERGMAN]


BERGMAN, Marilyn
Born 10 November 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Songwriter and composer along with her husband Alan, writing the lyrics to 'Windmills of Your Mind' and 'The Way We Were' among others.
[Picture of Marilyn BERGMAN]


BERGMANN, Gretel Gretel BERGMANN is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1914  (Laupheim, Germany)

Died 25 July 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Jewish high jumper who was barred from competing for Germany in the 1936 Olympics before emmigrating to the USA.
[Picture of Gretel BERGMANN]


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


BERKOWITZ, Daisy Daisy BERKOWITZ is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1968  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 22 October 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 49  (read death notice)
Founder member and lead guitarist of nu-metal band Marilyn Manson. Born Scott Mitchell Putesky.
[Picture of Daisy BERKOWITZ]


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


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


BERMAN, Shelley Shelley BERMAN is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1925  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 1 September 2017  (Bell Canyon, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Actor and comedian.
[Picture of Shelley BERMAN]


BERRY, Chuck Chuck BERRY is no longer with us
Born 18 October 1926  (San Jose, California, USA)

Died 18 March 2017  (St. Charles, Missouri, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Rock 'n' roll guitarist and singer, who has a string of dodgy misdemeanours in his past.
[Picture of Chuck BERRY]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


BETTENCOURT, Liliane Liliane BETTENCOURT is no longer with us
Born 21 October 1922  (Paris, France)

Died 21 September 2017  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
One of the chiefs of L'Oreal & one the wealthiest women in the World.
[Picture of Liliane BETTENCOURT]


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


BEVIS, Saraya-Jade
Born 17 September 1992  (Norwich, England)
WWE wrestler known as Paige.
[Picture of Saraya-Jade BEVIS]


BEWES, Rodney Rodney BEWES is no longer with us
Born 27 November 1937  (Bingley, Yorkshire, England)

Died 21 November 2017  (Cornwall, England)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Actor who played Bob Ferris in 'The Likely Lads' and it's superior sequel 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?'.
[Picture of Rodney BEWES]


BEYER, Georgina
Born in Wellington, New Zealand  (exact date unknown)
Transsexual politician from New Zealand. Born November 1957.
[Picture of Georgina BEYER]


BEYMER, Richard
Born 20 February 1938  (Avoca, Iowa, USA)
Actor best known for the role of Tony in 'West Side Story'.
[Picture of Richard BEYMER]


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


BIANCHI, Daniela
Born 31 January 1942  (Rome, Italy)
Actress who played Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in 'From Russia with Love'.
[Picture of Daniela BIANCHI]


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


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


BIGNONE, Reynaldo
Born 21 January 1928  (Moron, Argentina)
Argentina's last military dictator before the restoration of democracy in 1983. And yes, there really is a town in Argentina called Morón.
[Picture of Reynaldo BIGNONE]


Born 10 July 1951  (Potenza, Italy)
Italisn serial killer who killed 17 people between October 1997 and May 1998. 17? He must have been really pissed of about something…
[Picture of Donato BILANCIA]


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


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


BINZER, Seth Brooks
Born 23 August 1974  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Better known as Shifty Shellshock from the band Crazy Town.
[Picture of Seth Brooks BINZER]


BIRCH, Andrew
Date and place of birth unknown
British cartoonist for Private Eye.
[Picture of Andrew BIRCH]


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


BIRD, Larry
Born 7 December 1956  (West Baden, Indiana, USA)
NBA-player for the Boston Celtics and coach for the Indiana Pacers.
[Picture of Larry BIRD]


Born 15 December 1939  (Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, USA)
Singer with the Supremes and with Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.
[Picture of Cindy BIRDSONG]


Date and place of birth unknown
[Picture of Efrem BISAGA]


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


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


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


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


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally-ill grandmother who wishes to meet singer Adele. Died in March 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Debbie BLACKHURST]


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


Born 14 April 1945  (Weston-super-Mare, England)
Guitarist with heavy rock legends Deep Purple.
[Picture of Ritchie BLACKMORE]


Born 27 October 1990  (Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England)
British boxer who fell seriously ill during a sparring session in November 2016.
[Picture of Nick BLACKWELL]


Born 4 April 1973  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Twat. Really, really annoying, attention-seeking, box-dwelling twat.
[Picture of David BLAINE]


Born 5 February 1929  (Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)
Prolific session drummer who played on a multitude of hit singles.
[Picture of Hal BLAINE]


Born 15 March 1953  (Chester, England)
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2005-2008.
[Picture of Ian BLAIR]


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


BLAIR, Ross Ross BLAIR is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 29 July 2017  (Coventry, England)

Age at death: 32  (read death notice)
Brother of Mansfield Town footballer Matty Blair, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Ross BLAIR]


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


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


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


BLAKE, Robert
Born 18 September 1933  (Nutley, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, in films as a child & later successful as an adult. Arrested, charged, tried but acquitted of murdering his wife.
[Picture of Robert BLAKE]


Born 3 February 1933  (London, England)
Actress best recognised as Rebel Alliance leader Mon Mothma in 'Return of the Jedi'.
[Picture of Caroline BLAKISTON]


Born 19 October 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Voice artist who took over voicing cartoons from his father Mel when the latter died in 1989.
[Picture of Noel BLANC]


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


BLATTY, William Peter William Peter BLATTY is no longer with us
Born 7 January 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 12 January 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Best-selling author of 'The Exorcist'.
[Picture of William Peter BLATTY]


BLAZER, Chuck Chuck BLAZER is no longer with us
Born 26 April 1945  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 12 July 2017  (New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
American soccer administrator, member of the FIFA Executive Committee from 1996 to 2013.
[Picture of Chuck BLAZER]


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


Born 11 March 1920  (Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Electrical engineering genius, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981. Died in September 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Nicolaas BLOEMBERGEN]


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


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


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


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


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


BOAR, Olive
Born 29 September 1904  (place of birth unknown)
2nd oldest person in Britain as of 2017.
[Picture of Olive BOAR]


Born 11 February 1926  (Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France)
Nouvelle cuisine chef.
[Picture of Paul BOCUSE]


BODY, Richard
Born 18 May 1927  (Eton, Buckinghamshire, England)
Former Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness.
[Picture of Richard BODY]


Born 24 May 1954  (Nalchik, Russia)
Russian international relations scholar who's probably been pondering over a lot of issues in the last 12 months…
[Picture of Alexei BOGATUROV]


BOGDANOV, Michael Michael BOGDANOV is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1938  (Neath, Wales)

Died 16 April 2017  (Greece)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Theatre director known for his modern interpretations of Shakespeare.
[Picture of Michael BOGDANOV]


Born 8 November 1956  (Karasjok, Finnmark, Norway)
Norwegian Sami musician.
[Picture of Mari BOINE]


BOLAM, James
Born 16 June 1935  (Sunderland, England)
Charismatic actor, comfortable in both comedy and drama. Known for his roles in 'The Likely Lads', 'When the Boat Comes In, 'The Beiderbecke Affair' and more recently 'New Tricks'.
[Picture of James BOLAM]


BOLANOS, Enrique
Born 13 May 1928  (Masaya, Nicaragua)
President of Nicaragua from 2002-2007.
[Picture of Enrique BOLANOS]


Born 2 November 1965  (Henham-on-the-Hill, Essex)
Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford since 2010.
[Picture of Nick BOLES]


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


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


Born 13 August 1959  (Broomall, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor (The Partridge Family), DJ & game show host in the US.
[Picture of Danny BONADUCE]


BOND, Michael Michael BOND is no longer with us
Born 13 January 1926  (Newbury, Berkshire, England)

Died 27 June 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Author, best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.
[Picture of Michael BOND]


Born 27 September 1941  (London, England)
AKA 'The Cat'. Chelsea FC goalkeeper for aeons but still notoriously known for his error-strewn performance for England in the 1970 World Cup quarter final against West Germany.
[Picture of Peter BONETTI]


Born 6 August 1934  (London, England)
Prolific mountain climber who scaled the north face of the Eiger in 1962.
[Picture of Chris BONINGTON]


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


Born 3 December 1981  (Torrance California, USA)
Former child actor from 'Family Ties' and 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'.
[Picture of Brian BONSALL]


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


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


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


BOOTH, Tony Tony BOOTH is no longer with us
Born 9 October 1931  (Liverpool, England)

Died 25 September 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Political activist, actor (most notably in 'Till Death Us Do Part'), ex-alcoholic, ex-husband of the late Pat Phoenix and father-in-law of Tony Blair, whose wife Cherie is one of Booth's eight daughters.
[Picture of Tony BOOTH]


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


Born 26 May 1921  (Mannheim, Germany)
Former opera singer from Switzerland.
[Picture of Inge BORKH]


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


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


BORREGO, Salvador
Born 24 April 1915  (Mexico)
Mexican neo-nazi writer.
[Picture of Salvador BORREGO]


BOSBACH, Wolfgang
Born 11 June 1952  (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
German conservative politician.
[Picture of Wolfgang BOSBACH]


BOSCH, Henry
Born 20 January 1931  (place of birth unknown)
Australian businessman.
[Picture of Henry BOSCH]


BOSE, Mihir
Born 12 January 1947  (India)
Journalist and BBC Sports editor from 2006-2009.
[Picture of Mihir BOSE]


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


Born 27 April 1932  (Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa)
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the final years of the apartheid era in South Africa.
[Picture of Pik BOTHA]


BOTHE, Herta
Born 8 January 1921  (Teterow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany)
Former Nazi concentration camp guard. Jailed after the war, but freed by a British court in 1951. Reports suggest she may have died in either 2000 or 2009, so…
[Picture of Herta BOTHE]


Born 30 July 1944  (Newport, Shropshire, England)
Maverick conservative MP whose been largely on the backbenches since 1975.
[Picture of Peter BOTTOMLEY]


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


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


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


BOWER, Johnny Johnny BOWER is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1924  (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Died 26 December 2017  (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender, also served in the Canadian Army during WWII.
[Picture of Johnny BOWER]


BOWIE, Angie
Born 25 September 1949  (Ayios Dhometios, Cyprus)
First wife of rock legend David Bowie. Learned of the great man's death in January 2016 while a contestant on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
[Picture of Angie BOWIE]


Born 18 February 1944  (Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA)
Majority owner of the Dencer Broncos American football team since 1984.
[Picture of Pat BOWLEN]


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


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


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


BOWYER, Bertram
Born 3 October 1927  (place of birth unknown)
2nd Baron Denham, Conservative member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Bertram BOWYER]


Born 21 October 1940  (Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, England)
Notoriously slow-scoring Yorkshire and England cricketer. Now an equally dull cricket commentator.
[Picture of Geoff BOYCOTT]


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


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


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


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


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


Born 27 December 1952  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Session drummer, mainly for the late Frank Zappa.
[Picture of Terry BOZZIO]


Born 12 July 1964  (London, England)
Actress best known for her role as Zoe Tate in 'Emmerdale'.
[Picture of Leah BRACKNELL]


BRADLEY, Charles Charles BRADLEY is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1948  (Gainesville, Florida, USA)

Died 23 September 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Soul singer whose career was revived in the late 1990s.
[Picture of Charles BRADLEY]


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


Born 13 August 1959  (Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
Bassist for the revered Northern Irish punk-pop band The Undertones.
[Picture of Mickey BRADLEY]


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


BRADY, Ian Ian BRADY is no longer with us
Born 2 January 1938  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 15 May 2017  (Liverpool, England)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Moors Murderer, in prison since 1966, having been caught just 4 weeks after the death penalty for murder was abolished in the UK. Made various efforts to legally "die" in prison by refusing food, all failed. Now rumoured to have dementia.
[Picture of Ian BRADY]


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


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


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


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


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


BRASS, Tinto
Born 26 March 1933  (Venice, Italy)
Italian filmmaker of the somewhat soft-porn kind.
[Picture of Tinto BRASS]


Born 1 August 1918  (Lodz, Poland)
Polish film producer, most notably of the British childen's film 'Black Beauty' in 1971.
[Picture of Artur BRAUNER]


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


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


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


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


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


BRENDON, Nicholas
Born 12 April 1971  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor still best known as Xander Harris in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'.
[Picture of Nicholas BRENDON]


Born 13 January 1927  (Germiston, South Africa)
Biologist. Co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 2002.
[Picture of Sydney BRENNER]


Born 31 October 1946  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Founder and president of the retail company, Free Record Shop. Died in January 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Hans BREUKHOVEN]


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


Born 29 January 1931  (London, England)
English composer, lyricist and playwright
[Picture of Leslie BRICUSSE]


Born 27 May 1965  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Actor who played Willis Jackson in 'Diff'rent Strokes'.
[Picture of Todd BRIDGES]


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


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


BRIGGS, Paul Paul BRIGGS is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 21 January 2017  (Wirral, Merseyside, England)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
Brain-damaged policeman whose wife successfully fought for the right to switch off life support.
[Picture of Paul BRIGGS]


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


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


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


Born 21 March 1962  (New York City, New York, USA)
Movie & Broadway star - 'Ferris Bueller', 'The Producers' etc
[Picture of Matthew BRODERICK]


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


BROKENSHIRE, Laurie Laurie BROKENSHIRE is no longer with us
Born in Plymouth, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 4 August 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Retired naval commodore.
[Picture of Laurie BROKENSHIRE]


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


Born 16 June 1948  (Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales)
Satirical cartoonist.
[Picture of Rick BROOKES]


Born 2 October 1948  (Barking, Essex, England)
Elegant former West Ham Utd and England midfielder. Now part of the FA top brass.
[Picture of Trevor BROOKING]


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


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


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


Born 16 May 1953  (Drogheda, County Louth, Rep of Ireland)
Irish actor, forever known for playing James Bond in four films from 1995-2002.
[Picture of Pierce BROSNAN]


BROWN, Arnold
Born in Glasgow  (exact date unknown)
Deadpan alternative comedian, born c. 1936. And why not?
[Picture of Arnold BROWN]


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


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


BROWN, Jerry
Born 7 April 1938  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Democrat and Governor of California from 1975-1983. Resumed office in the same state in 2011. Infamously the subject of 'California Über Alles' by punk band The Dead Kennedys in 1979.
[Picture of Jerry BROWN]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Model with a rare condition in that she can't actually eat. Born 1983. Died in January 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Lisa BROWN]


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


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


Born 24 June 1936  (Bristol, England)
Retired English cricketer. Captained Gloucestershire from 1969-1976.
[Picture of Tony BROWN]


BROWN, Violet Violet BROWN is no longer with us
Born 10 March 1900  (Trelawny Parish, Jamaica)

Died 15 September 2017  (Montego Bay, Saint James Parish, Jamaica)

Age at death: 117  (read death notice)
Second oldest person in the World as of 2017.
[Picture of Violet BROWN]


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


Born 17 May 1949  (Sevenoaks, Kent, England)
Original drummer with progressive rock behemoths Yes.
[Picture of Bill BRUFORD]


BRUNA, Dick Dick BRUNA is no longer with us
Born 23 August 1927  (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Died 16 February 2017  (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Dutch illustrator and creator of the popular cutesy rabbit Miffy.
[Picture of Dick BRUNA]


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


BRUNO, Frank
Born 16 November 1961  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Former WBC world heavyweight boxing champion and pantomime dame. Lost the plot somewhat after his wife left him, and was sectioned to a mental hospital in September 2003, although he was later released.
[Picture of Frank BRUNO]


BRZEZINSKI, Zbigniew Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI is no longer with us
Born 28 March 1928  (Warsaw, Poland)

Died 26 May 2017  (Falls Church, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977-1981.
[Picture of Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI]


BUCSIS, Anastasia
Born 30 April 1989  (Calgary, Canada)
Canadian Olympic speed skater.
[Picture of Anastasia BUCSIS]


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


BUENO, Maria
Born 11 October 1939  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Brazillian mutiple grand slam tennis champion.
[Picture of Maria BUENO]


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


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


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


BULGER, James "Whitey"
Born 3 September 1929  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Used to be one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, but waas finally caught in 2011.
[Picture of James


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


BUNYAN, Vashti
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Folk singer, whose album 'Just Another Diamond Day', released in 1970 became a cult hit thirty years after its release.
[Picture of Vashti BUNYAN]


BURBIDGE, Margaret
Born 12 August 1919  (Davenport, England)
[Picture of Margaret BURBIDGE]


BURDICK, Jocelyn
Born 6 February 1922  (Fargo, North Dakota, USA)
Former Democrat senator from North Dakota who briefly assumed office upon the death of her husband in 1992.
[Picture of Jocelyn BURDICK]


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


BURGESS, Sonny Sonny BURGESS is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1931  (Newport, Arkansas, USA)

Died 18 August 2017  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Rockabilly singer and guitarist.
[Picture of Sonny BURGESS]


Born 29 April 1927  (Bradfield, England)
Former goalkeeper for Sheffield United and Leeds United.
[Picture of Ted BURGIN]


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


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


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


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


BURNS, Simon
Born 6 September 1952  (Nottingham, England)
Conservative MP for Chelmsford since 1987.
[Picture of Simon BURNS]


BURSE, Denise
Born 13 January 1952  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Actress from TV series 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne'.
[Picture of Denise BURSE]


Born 7 December 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Film actress. Won an Academy award for Best Actress in 1974 for 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'.
[Picture of Ellen BURSTYN]


BUSBY, Andrew Andrew BUSBY is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 6 March 2017  (Teeside, England)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
Terminally ill man who is determined to marry his (decidedly younger) partner before he croaks it!
[Picture of Andrew BUSBY]


BUSBY, Jason
Date and place of birth unknown
Founder of video-training firm 3D Buzz. Whatever that is…
[Picture of Jason BUSBY]


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


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


BUSH Jr, George W.
Born 6 July 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
43rd President of the United States. Somehow made it through 8 years in the job, but as the man himself once said: "They misunderestimated me."
[Picture of George W. BUSH Jr]


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


Born 5 February 1943  (Clearfield, Utah, USA)
Electrical engineer and businessman who founded the Atari video game company and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre which for thirtysomething men makes him God.
[Picture of Nolan BUSHNELL]


Date and place of birth unknown
Drummer with rock band Iron Butterfly.
[Picture of Ron BUSHY]


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


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


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


BUTTS, Colin
Date and place of birth unknown
Writer of cult youth novel 'Is Harry on the Boat', later made into a TV series.
[Picture of Colin BUTTS]


Born 13 May 1930  (Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Officially a producer, but better known as wife of Kirk Douglas and step-mother of Michael.
[Picture of Anne BUYDENS]


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


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


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


BYRNE, David
Born 14 May 1952  (Dumbarton, Scotland)
Founder and lead singer of art rock giants Talking Heads from 1975-1991.
[Picture of David BYRNE]


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


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


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


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

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