Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: D


DA RE, Eric
Born 3 March 1965  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor best remembered as depraved trucker Leo Johnson on cult drama 'Twin Peaks'.
[Picture of Eric DA RE]


DA SILVA, Luiz Inacio Lula
Born 6 October 1945  (Garanhuns, Brazil)
President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010.
[Picture of Luiz Inacio Lula DA SILVA]


D'ABO, Maryam
Born 27 December 1960  (London, England)
Actress best remembered as Bond girl Kara Milovy in 'The Living Daylights'. Wife of 'Chariots of Fire' director Hugh Hudson.
[Picture of Maryam D'ABO]


DAHL, Arlene
Born 11 August 1925  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Six-times married columnist and actress. Had a short relationship with JFK, was married to Lex Barker and is mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
[Picture of Arlene DAHL]


DAILIDE, Algimantas
Born 12 March 1921  (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Former member of the Lithuanian Secret Police, features on the Wiesenthal Centre's list of most-wanted Nazis due to his role in the deaths of Jewish escapees from Vilna ghettos.
[Picture of Algimantas DAILIDE]


Born 30 August 1927  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
Comedian and actor best known as Larry Hagman's sidekick Roger Healey in the 1960s cult classic 'I Dream of Jeannie'.
[Picture of Bill DAILY]


DAKER, David
Born in Bilston, England  (exact date unknown)
Familiar character actor whose known role was as Harry Crawford in the 1980s series 'Boon' with the late Michael Elphick. Born c.1937.
[Picture of David DAKER]


DALE, Alan
Born 6 May 1947  (Dunedin, New Zealand)
Depending on your age/TV likes - Jim Robinson in 'Neighbours' or Bradford Meade in 'Ugly Betty'. Rather worryingly for Dale, three of his best known characters have died of heart-attacks...
[Picture of Alan DALE]


Born 15 August 1935  (Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England)
Actor, one of the few living stars of Carry On, whose Carry On legend status was severely damaged when he appeared in the woeful Carry on Columbus.
[Picture of Jim DALE]


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


DALTON, Timothy
Born 21 March 1946  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Actor, the 4th man to play James Bond on screen.
[Picture of Timothy DALTON]


Born 1 March 1944  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Rock singer, lead singer of The Who. Occasional actor as well.
[Picture of Roger DALTREY]


DALY, John
Born 28 April 1966  (Carmichael, California, USA)
Hard drinking, cigarette puffing, high-stake gambling, drug-taking & hugely overweight golfer. Also one of the most popular & most talented golfers of the last 20 years, probably because of all the above...
[Picture of John DALY]


DALYELL, Tam Tam DALYELL is no longer with us
Born 4 August 1932  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 26 January 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Labour MP for West Lothian/Linlithgow from 1962-2005 and famous for posing the "West Lothian Question" in which you have to be an expert in cross-border constitutional politics to answer...
[Picture of Tam DALYELL]


DAMON, Stuart
Born 5 February 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, well known in the US for his 30 year stint on the TV programme 'General Hospital'.
[Picture of Stuart DAMON]


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


DANA, Bill Bill DANA is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1924  (Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 15 June 2017  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Comedian and writer, known in the U.S. For his "José Jiménez" character on television.
[Picture of Bill DANA]


Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill hairdresser who got married as part of her bucket list. No points for guessing which paper covered her plight. Born 1996. Died in January 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Natalie DANIELLS]


DANIELS, Anthony
Born 21 February 1946  (Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
Actor - C-3PO in all six 'Star Wars' films.
[Picture of Anthony DANIELS]


DANIELS, Charlie
Born 28 October 1936  (Leland, North Carolina, USA)
Country music singer, guitarist and fiddler.
[Picture of Charlie DANIELS]


DANIELS, William
Born 31 March 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, best known as the acerbic voice of KITT in the 1980s TV series 'Knight Rider'.
[Picture of William DANIELS]


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


DANNER, Blythe
Born 3 February 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US screen actress and mother of Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow.
[Picture of Blythe DANNER]


Born 29 December 1947  (San Diego, California, USA)
Actor, still best known for the role of Sam Malone in the long-running sitcom 'Cheers' .
[Picture of Ted DANSON]


DARC, Mireille Mireille DARC is no longer with us
Born 15 May 1938  (Toulon, France)

Died 28 August 2017  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
French model/actress, spent much of her career in tandem with Alain Delon, both onscreen and off.
[Picture of Mireille DARC]


Born 8 June 1936  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor & singer - a teen idol, who later had a recurring role in 'TJ Hooker'.
[Picture of James DARREN]


DARRIEUX, Danielle Danielle DARRIEUX is no longer with us
Born 1 May 1917  (Bordeaux, France)

Died 17 October 2017  (Bois-le-Roi, France)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
French singer & movie actress, who made some films in America.
[Picture of Danielle DARRIEUX]


Born 15 September 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Puerto-Rican American actor best known for his role as Manolito Montoya in 'The High Chaparral'.
[Picture of Henry DARROW]


Born 2 May 1941  (Chessington, Surrey, England)
Actor eternally remembered as tactical tech expert Avon on 'Blake's 7', assuming the lead once Gareth Thomas left the show.
[Picture of Paul DARROW]


Born 14 August 1950  (Hartlepool, County Durham, England)
Former teacher and prison officer who was jailed for fraud for faking his own death so his wife (also convicted) could claim the life insurance.
[Picture of John DARWIN]


DAULTON, Darren Darren DAULTON is no longer with us
Born 3 January 1962  (Arkansas City, Kansas, USA)

Died 6 August 2017  (Clearwater, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
Former baseball-catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, nicknamed "Dutch".
[Picture of Darren DAULTON]


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


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


Born 24 October 1937  (London, England)
Sports commentator for the BBC since 1969, Davies has commentated on a whole of sports including tennis, gymnastics, hockey and ice skating. Still primarily known as a football commentator on 'Match of the Day'.
[Picture of Barry DAVIES]


Born 3 February 1947  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Younger brother of Ray and fellow member of the Kinks.
[Picture of Dave DAVIES]


DAVIES, Dickie
Born 30 April 1933  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of World of Sport, well known for his badger-like hair.
[Picture of Dickie DAVIES]


DAVIES, Edwina Edwina DAVIES is no longer with us
Born in Wales  (exact date unknown)

Died 6 June 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Mother of TV presenter Carol Vorderman. Born 1928.
[Picture of Edwina DAVIES]


DAVIES, George
Born 29 October 1941  (Crosby, Merseyside, England)
Fashion guru, an outspoken voice on retail matters.
[Picture of George DAVIES]


Born 21 June 1944  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Legendary songwriter and lead singer of The Kinks.
[Picture of Ray DAVIES]


Born 22 July 1944  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)
Lead singer and songwriter for 1970s progressive rock band Supertramp.
[Picture of Rick DAVIES]


DAVIES, Windsor
Born 28 August 1930  (Canning Town, London, England)
English-born but Welsh-bred thespian who over-acted his way through dreadful '70s sitcom 'It Ain't Half Hot, Mum' and the cringeworthy 'Never The Twain'.
[Picture of Windsor DAVIES]


DAVIS, Clive
Born 4 April 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Music producer, founder & long time head of Arista Records.
[Picture of Clive DAVIS]


DAVIS, Geena
Born 21 January 1956  (Wareham, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress in films & TV - very successful too - most notably for 'Thelma & Louise'.
[Picture of Geena DAVIS]


DAVIS, Georgia
Date and place of birth unknown
Britain's fattest women, pressing the scales at 55 stone! Born c. 1992.
[Picture of Georgia DAVIS]


DAVIS, Jason
Born 14 October 1984  (USA)
Voice of Mikey, the fat one in 'Recess'. Now more commonly in US gossip columns for his drug problems.
[Picture of Jason DAVIS]


DAVIS, Tony Tony DAVIS is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1930  (Blackburn, Lancashire, England)

Died 10 February 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Founder member of British folk band The Spinners.
[Picture of Tony DAVIS]


DAVIS, William B.
Born 13 January 1938  (Toronto, Canada)
Actor - enigmatic supervillain Cigarette Smoking Man on 'The X-Files'.
[Picture of William B. DAVIS]


Born 13 April 1951  (London, England)
Actor best known as the fifth incarnation of 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Peter DAVISON]


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


DAWN, Amber
Date and place of birth unknown
Canadian lesbian writer. Born 1974.
[Picture of Amber DAWN]


DAWN, Liz Liz DAWN is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1939  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Died 25 September 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Star of Coronation Street for many years, playing gobby fishwife Vera Duckworth. Diagnosed with emphysema in 2004.
[Picture of Liz DAWN]


DAWSON, Ronnie
Born 5 June 1932  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Former Ireland and British Lions rugby union international. Captained the Lions on the 1959 tour of Australia & New Zealand.
[Picture of Ronnie DAWSON]


DAY, Amanda
Date and place of birth unknown
Young lady whose brain tumour long went undiagnosed because doctors though she was fabricating her migraines. Born 1998.
[Picture of Amanda DAY]


DAY, Doris
Born 3 April 1922  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
One of America's most prolific actresses of the 1950s and '60s, born Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff. After the death of her third husband, Marty Melcher, in 1968, she quit movies and turned to television and later to animal welfare.
[Picture of Doris DAY]


DAY, Robert Robert DAY is no longer with us
Born 11 September 1922  (London, England)

Died 17 March 2017  (Bainbridge Island, Seattle, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
British director of comedy classics 'Two Way Stretch' and 'The Rebel'. Later worked on US television.
[Picture of Robert DAY]


Born 26 March 1930  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Former member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Sandra DAY O'CONNOR]


Born 7 March 1917  (Haifi, Israel)
First wife of the late Israeli politician/pirate lookalike Moshe Dayan. Strangely enough is good friends with Yasser Arafat's mother-in-law.
[Picture of Ruth DAYAN]


Born 15 October 1948  (Pergamino, Argentina)
Singer & songwriter, best known for his hit 'Lady in Red'. Also well known for being insufferably smug.
[Picture of Chris DE BURGH]


Born 21 February 1927  (Beauvias, France)
Fashion designer and founder of The House of Givenchy.
[Picture of Hubert DE GIVENCHY]


Born 1 July 1916  (Tokyo, Japan)
Sister of Joan Fontaine, but hasn't spoken to her since 1942. Actress who picked up the award-winning parts, largely as she wasn't the most glamorous girl on the block. Now retired and living in France.
[Picture of Olivia DE HAVILLAND]


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


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


DE NIRO, Robert
Born 17 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Legendary actor whose quality control mechanism must have failed in recent years as he's barely made a movie to match such great performances as 'Raging Bull', 'The King of Comedy' and 'Goodfellas'. Still, the money must be OK...
[Picture of Robert DE NIRO]


Born 22 October 1918  (Hong Kong)
One of France's most venerated living playwrights.
[Picture of Rene DE OBALDIA]


DE VICENZO, Roberto Roberto DE VICENZO is no longer with us
Born 14 April 1923  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Died 1 June 2017  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Former professional golfer. Won the Open golf championship in 1967.
[Picture of Roberto DE VICENZO]


Born 19 August 1951  (Leicester, England)
Quiet and enigmatic bass player and songwriter for rock giants Queen.
[Picture of John DEACON]


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


DEAN, Peter
Born 2 May 1939  (London, England)
Pete Beale in 'EastEnders', whose death in 1993 marked a change in the show's direction. Later weighed his genitals on a fruit and veg scale in an episode of 'Banzai'.
[Picture of Peter DEAN]


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


D'ECA, Vicente Almeida
Born 31 July 1918  (Cape Verde)
Final colonial governor of Cape Verde prior to its 1975 independence from Portugal.
[Picture of Vicente Almeida D'ECA]


DECARLO, Gary Gary DECARLO is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1942  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)

Died 28 June 2017  (Branford, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Musician, a member of Steam who co-wrote their only hit 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Them Goodbye'. Sometimes writing the obit gag is a cakewalk!
[Picture of Gary DECARLO]


DEE, Kiki
Born 6 March 1947  (Bradford, England)
Pop singer. Her 1976 duet with Elton John, 'Don’t Go Breaking My Heart' went to Number 1 in the UK single charts. Born Pauline Matthews.
[Picture of Kiki DEE]


DEE, Sophie
Born 17 January 1984  (Carmarthen, Wales)
Welsh pornographic actress, also known as Kirsty Hill.
[Picture of Sophie DEE]


DEEN, Paula
Born 19 January 1947  (Albany, Georgia, USA)
Celebrity chef and former cooking show host.
[Picture of Paula DEEN]


Born 26 January 1958  (Metairie, Louisiana, USA)
Comedian and actress who famously "came out" to Oprah Winfrey in 1997.
[Picture of Ellen DEGENERES]


DEHMELT, Hans Georg
Born 9 September 1922  (Gorlitz, Germany)
American physicist. Awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics for co-developing the ion trap in technique. Died in March 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Hans Georg DEHMELT]


DEIF, Mohammed
Born in Khan Younis, Gaza, Palestine  (exact date unknown)
Commander of the military wing of Hamas, and suspected master bomb-maker. Target of several Israeli assassination attempts to date.
[Picture of Mohammed DEIF]


Born 23 March 1943  (Union City, New Jersey, USA)
Canadian actor and writer best recognised from the "exploding head" scene in David Cronenburg's 1981 horror classic 'Scanners'.
[Picture of Louis DEL GRANDE]


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


DEL RIO, Alberto
Born 25 May 1977  (San Luis Potosi City, San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
WWE wrestler and martial artist. Born Jose Alberto Rodriguez.
[Picture of Alberto DEL RIO]


Born 30 August 1985  (Pontoise, France)
French pornographic actress.
[Picture of Liza DEL SIERRA]


DEL TORO, Benicio
Born 19 February 1967  (San German, Puerto Rico)
Oscar-winning Puerto Rican actor best known for his role in the 1995 cult classic 'The Usual Suspects'.
[Picture of Benicio DEL TORO]


Born 31 December 1916  (Paris, France)
Veteran French actress, was the co-star in 'Robinson Crusoeland' (AKA Atoll K), the final film Laurel and Hardy made together.
[Picture of Suzy DELAIR]


DELON, Alain
Born 8 November 1935  (Sceaux, France)
Brooding, heartthrob French actor who solidified his place in the arthouse pantheon with his roles in Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Samourai', Luchino Visconti's 'Rocco and His Brothers' and 'Asterix at the Olympic Games'.
[Picture of Alain DELON]


Born 13 December 1975  (Poway, California, USA)
UFO-obsessed former frontman for punk rockers Blink-182.
[Picture of Tom DELONGE]


DELORS, Jacques
Born 20 July 1925  (Paris, France)
President of the European Commission from 1985-95.
[Picture of Jacques DELORS]


Born 9 December 1934  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Actress, firstly in stage, then became famous in TV sitcoms, before appearing in an increasing number of feature films.
[Picture of Judi DENCH]


Born 28 March 1942  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Secular philosopher. Could also make a good mall Santa from the looks of it.
[Picture of Daniel DENNETT]


Born 10 May 1941  (London, England)
One of the original DJs at the start of Radio 1 in 1967. Later convicted for a series of child pornography/ assault charges.
[Picture of Chris DENNING]


DENT, Frederick B.
Born 17 August 1922  (Cape May, New Jersey, USA)
Former US Secretary of Commerce under Nixon and Ford.
[Picture of Frederick B. DENT]


DEPP, Johnny
Born 9 June 1963  (Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
Actor, often in kooky roles & beloved by many a female.
[Picture of Johnny DEPP]


Born 6 October 1930  (Urmston, Manchester, England)
Actress, has played Emily Bishop in 'Coronation Street' since 1961.
[Picture of Eileen DERBYSHIRE]


DERRICK, John John DERRICK is no longer with us
Born 15 January 1953  (Cwmaman, Glamorgan, Wales)

Died 22 March 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 54  (read death notice)
Cricketer. Underwent surgery for a brain tumour in 2016.
[Picture of John DERRICK]


Born 17 November 1944  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Pint-sized actor, now director & producer. Best known TV wise for 'Taxi' - in films he appeared in 'Twins' and 'Batman Returns'.
[Picture of Danny DEVITO]


Born 19 June 1928  (Belleville, New Jersey, USA)
Founding member of The Four Seasons, though left the band in 1970 after racking up a hefty gambling debt. Can he go 'Let's Hang On!' for another year, or is it 'Bye Bye Baby' for him?
[Picture of Tommy DEVITO]


DEXTER, Colin Colin DEXTER is no longer with us
Born 29 September 1930  (Stamford, Lincolnshire, England)

Died 21 March 2017  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Author, creator of 'Inspector Morse'.
[Picture of Colin DEXTER]


Born 15 May 1935  (Milan, Italy)
Italian born, but very English cricketer, a successful test player who later became a broadcaster, then a selector.
[Picture of Ted DEXTER]


Born 7 January 1977  (San Jose, California, USA)
Screech in 'Saved by the Bell'.
[Picture of Dustin DIAMOND]


Born 24 January 1941  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Born Noah Kaminsky. Very successful, albeit decidedly cheesy, US singer.
[Picture of Neil DIAMOND]


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


DICK, Andy
Born 21 December 1965  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Extremely controversial American comic actor, who hosts his own radio show called 'The Shit Show'.
[Picture of Andy DICK]


DICK, Derek
Born 25 April 1958  (Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland)
Better known as "Fish", lead singer of the 80s prog rock band Marillion.
[Picture of Derek DICK]


DICK, Vivienne
Born in Donegal, Rep of Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Filmmaker, closely associated with the experimental "No Wave" scene of 1970s New York. Born 1950.
[Picture of Vivienne DICK]


Born 30 September 1931  (Kulm, North Dakota, USA)
Actress, in many a film & TV show from the 1950s onwards.
[Picture of Angie DICKINSON]


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


Born 16 August 1941  (Cheadle Heath, Cheshire, England)
Orange TV antiques expert. At least one DDPer thinks he should be looking for a "cheap as chips" coffin this year.
[Picture of David DICKINSON]


Born 16 February 1955  (New York City, New York, USA)
Fashion model, insists she's both the first supermodel and the one who coined the term (though inaccurate on both counts).
[Picture of Janice DICKINSON]


DICKS, Terrance
Born 10 May 1935  (East Ham, Essex, England)
Writer and producer forever known for his association with 'Doctor Who'. Script editor of the show from 1968-1974 and author of over 100 spin-off novelisations.
[Picture of Terrance DICKS]


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


DIGNAM, Christy
Born 25 May 1960  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Lead singer of the popular Irish rock band Aslan. Has regular drug problems.
[Picture of Christy DIGNAM]


DILLARD, Harrison
Born 8 July 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Athlete. Winner of the gold medal in the 100m at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
[Picture of Harrison DILLARD]


DIMASI, Salvatore
Born 11 August 1945  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Former Massachusetts politician. Found guilty of various wrongdoing in 2009, which sent him to the slammer for several years until his release on health grounds in 2016.
[Picture of Salvatore DIMASI]


Born 18 July 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rock/doo-wop singer-songwriter, started off fronting the Belmonts before hitting solo success with the likes of 'Runaround Sue' and 'The Wanderer'. Probably the first singer to namecheck late deadpooling favourite Zsa Zsa Gabor in song, which he did in 'Donna the Prima Donna'.
[Picture of Dion DIMUCCI]


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


Born 8 July 1926  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
Current longest-serving member of the House of Representatives in the U.S.
[Picture of John DINGELL]


Born 6 October 1921  (Altona, Germany)
German business journalist.
[Picture of Julia DINGWORT-NUSSECK]


Born 10 July 1927  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
The only African American to hold the office of Mayor of New York, which Dinkins did from 1990-1993.
[Picture of David DINKINS]


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


DIX, Tommy
Born 6 December 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Child actor and US army World War II veteran. Born Thomas Paine Brittain Navard.
[Picture of Tommy DIX]


Born 24 August 1928  (Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish international footballer and outspoken football manager.
[Picture of Tommy DOCHERTY]


Born 8 November 1927  (Liverpool, England)
End-of-the-pier stand-up comedian turned TV star and surprisingly successful singer. Not remotely funny to anyone under the age of about 70. Will this be the year he says "tatty bye" for the last time?
[Picture of Ken DODD]


DODDS, Barry
Date and place of birth unknown
Northumbrian comedian.
[Picture of Barry DODDS]


DOERR, Bobby Bobby DOERR is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1918  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 13 November 2017  (Junction City, Oregon, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Major League Baseball player. Second baseman for the Boston Red Sox.
[Picture of Bobby DOERR]


Born 12 March 1979  (Liverpool, England)
Former lead singer of The Libertines, now with Babyshambles. His addictions to heroin and crack have made his behaviour increasingly random, self-centred and downright tedious.
[Picture of Pete DOHERTY]


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


DOLAN, Charles
Born 16 October 1926  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Founder of HBO and owner of Cablevision and Madison Square Garden.
[Picture of Charles DOLAN]


DOLBY, Thomas
Born 14 October 1958  (London, England)
Synthpop musician, saw his most overall success with 'She Blinded Me With Science', despite it barely cracking the Top 50 on his native UK's charts.
[Picture of Thomas DOLBY]


Born 19 March 1947  (Painesville, Ohio, USA)
Singer, a UK one-hit wonder with the corny 'Shaddap You Face' in 1981.
[Picture of Joe DOLCE]


Born 22 July 1923  (Russell, Kansas, USA)
Veteran US politician, former Presidential candidate back in 1996.
[Picture of Bob DOLE]


DOLE, Emily
Born 28 September 1957  (place of birth unknown)
Stocky wrestler, billed as "Mt. Fiji".
[Picture of Emily DOLE]


DOMINO, Fats Fats DOMINO is no longer with us
Born 26 February 1928  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Died 24 October 2017  (Harvey, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
American rock 'n' roll star.
[Picture of Fats DOMINO]


Born 12 February 1936  (Groesbeck, Texas, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Jack Wade in 'Goldeneye' and Darius Jedburgh in the classic 1980s TV serial 'Edge of Darkness'.
[Picture of Joe DON BAKER]


Born 7 December 1962  (Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish politician. MP for Lagan Valley since 1997.
[Picture of Jeffrey DONALDSON]


DONEN, Stanley
Born 13 April 1924  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Film director and choreographer who's most famous work is 'Singing in the Rain'. Also directed 'Bedazzled' with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
[Picture of Stanley DONEN]


DONLEAVY, J. P. J. P. DONLEAVY is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 11 September 2017  (Mullingar, Westmeath, Rep of Ireland)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
America-born Irish author of the realist school of literature.
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Born 25 September 1975  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Presenter and actor, famed for his on screen partnership with Anthony McPartlin.
[Picture of Declan DONNELLY]


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


DONOVAN, Raymond J.
Born 31 August 1930  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Not the bootleg Irish-American version of 'The Sopranos', but rather the Secretary of Labor in the first Reagan Administration.
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Born 5 May 1913  (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
US politician and banker. Former 77th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. Died in December 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Fred DOOCY]


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


Born 12 April 1910  (Trieste, Italy)
Italian art critic and philosopher.
[Picture of Gillo DORFLES]


D'ORMESSON, Jean Jean D'ORMESSON is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1925  (Paris, France)

Died 5 December 2017  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
French novelist.
[Picture of Jean D'ORMESSON]


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


DOS SANTOS, Jose Eduardo
Born 28 August 1942  (Luanda, Angola)
President of Angola since 1979.
[Picture of Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS]


DOTRICE, Michele
Born 27 September 1948  (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England)
Actress still best known today for her role as Betty, the long-suffering wife of Michael Crawford's iconic Frank Spencer in 'Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em'. Was married to Edward Woodward from 1987 till his death in 2009.
[Picture of Michele DOTRICE]


DOTRICE, Roy Roy DOTRICE is no longer with us
Born 26 May 1926  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)

Died 16 October 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Tony Award-winning actor whose daughters Michele and Karen also acted.
[Picture of Roy DOTRICE]


Born 27 May 1935  (Blackburn, England)
Former Blackburn Rovers right-winger. Scored eleven goals for England as well.
[Picture of Bryan DOUGLAS]


Born 10 May 1942  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Jamaican singer who'll forever be best known for 'Kung Fu Fighting'. Hi-yah!
[Picture of Carl DOUGLAS]


Born 9 December 1916  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky. Has appeared in over 100 films, spanning almost 60 years, and still going.
[Picture of Kirk DOUGLAS]


DOUGLAS, Michael
Born 25 September 1944  (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)
Followed his father Kirk into films, and was a moderately successful actor for 20 years until 'Fatal Attraction' really launched him into superstardom in 1987, quickly followed by 'Wall Street' and 'Basic Instinct'.
[Picture of Michael DOUGLAS]


DOUGLAS, Shirley
Born 2 April 1934  (Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Actress and mother to Keifer Sutherland.
[Picture of Shirley DOUGLAS]


Born 11 December 1966  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former star of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', now struggling financially.
[Picture of Gary DOURDAN]


DOWNIE, Gord Gord DOWNIE is no longer with us
Born 6 February 1964  (Amherstview, Ontario, Canada)

Died 17 October 2017  (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Age at death: 53  (read death notice)
Lead singer of 80s/90s Canadian alternative rock band The Tragically Hip.
[Picture of Gord DOWNIE]


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


DR. JOHN, (musician)
Born 21 November 1940  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Quirky rhythm and blues singer, whose 1968 debut album 'Gris-Gris' bacame a cult classic. Born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.
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DREJA, Chris
Born 11 November 1945  (London, England)
Longtime guitarist for The Yardbirds until multiple strokes halted his career in 2013.
[Picture of Chris DREJA]


DRESNOK, James Joseph
Born in Richmond, Virginia, USA  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1941 - an American soldier who defected to North Korea, he is the last US defector of the Korean War alive. Later worked as a teacher in the country. Apparently died in 2016.
[Picture of James Joseph DRESNOK]


DREVER, Ronald Ronald DREVER is no longer with us
Born 26 October 1931  (Renfrewshire, Scotland)

Died 7 March 2017  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Scottish physicist. Played a pivotal role in establishing the LIGO observatory, which achieved its goal of detecting gravitational waves in 2016.
[Picture of Ronald DREVER]


Born 29 October 1947  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Excellent if somewhat enigmatic actor whose career has been setback by his battles with depression. Nonetheless he's been in countless films, including 'Mr Holland's Opus' and 'The Goodbye Girl'.
[Picture of Richard DREYFUSS]


Born in Wolverhampton, England  (exact date unknown)
Climber and poet, now suffering from Parkinson's.
[Picture of Ed DRUMMOND]


DRURY, James
Born 18 April 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, star of US 1960s Western series 'The Virginian'.
[Picture of James DRURY]


Born 31 August 1938  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
English first-class cricketer, middle-order batsman and slow left-armer for Middlesex and Oxford University. Captain of Middlesex CCC 1963-4.
[Picture of Colin DRYBROUGH]


DU CANN, Edward Edward DU CANN is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1924  (Oxford, England)

Died 31 August 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Tory MP for Taunton for 31 years, and former head of the influential backbench 1922 Committee.
[Picture of Edward DU CANN]


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


Born 12 December 1932  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Former MP for Battersea & one of the children saved from the Nazi's by Sir Nicholas Winton.
[Picture of Alf DUBS]


DUCAT, Alice
Born 8 May 1905  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
One of the oldest living people in the UK.
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Born 26 December 1926  (Manchester, England)
Former Bishop of Thetford who wrote the hymn 'Tell Out, My Soul'.
[Picture of Timothy DUDLEY-SMITH]


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


DUKAKIS, Michael
Born 3 November 1933  (Brookline, Massachusetts, USA)
Former Democrat govenor of Massachusetts, who unsuccessfully ran for President in 1988.
[Picture of Michael DUKAKIS]


DUKAKIS, Olympia
Born 20 June 1931  (Lowell, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress. Starred as Rose Castorini in the 1987 film, 'Moonstruck'.
[Picture of Olympia DUKAKIS]


DUKE, Charles
Born 3 October 1935  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Youngest of the twelve men to walk on the Moon.
[Picture of Charles DUKE]


DUKE, David
Born 1 July 1950  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American White nationalist, writer, right-wing politician, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and former Republican Louisiana State Representative. Probably doesn't have Sidney Poitier round for dinner...
[Picture of David DUKE]


Born 30 May 1936  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, forever known as astronaut David "Dave" Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's epic 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Funny to think we're more than a decade passed that now and no monolith to be found...
[Picture of Keir DULLEA]


DUMAS, Roland
Born 23 August 1922  (Limoges, France)
Controversial/insane French socialist politician who served as Foreign Minister for most of the 80s and early 90s.
[Picture of Roland DUMAS]


Born 16 August 1934  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
The voice of the young Bambi in the famously sentimental film. Left Hollywood behind afterwards for a career in the Marines.
[Picture of Donnie DUNAGAN]


Born 14 January 1941  (Bascom, Florida, USA)
Actress, in films for over 50 years now.
[Picture of Faye DUNAWAY]


Born 31 March 1957  (Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England)
MP for Rutland and Melton since 1992, also currently serving as a Minister of State.
[Picture of Alan DUNCAN]


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


DUNCAN, David Ewing
Date and place of birth unknown
American journalist for the Atlantic, specialising in biotechnology. Born 1958.
[Picture of David Ewing DUNCAN]


Born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish traditional folk singer. Born 1925.
[Picture of Jock DUNCAN]


Born 13 May 1986  (New York City, New York, USA)
Irritating, foot-in-mouth-prone actress and producer.
[Picture of Lena DUNHAM]


DUNLAP, Adele Adele DUNLAP is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1902  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)

Died 5 February 2017  (Flemington, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
Oldest living American resident. Still cheekily insists to reporters she's a decade younger than her actual age.
[Picture of Adele DUNLAP]


Born 10 July 1939  (Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Retired horse racing trainer, the man behind 1994 Derby champ Erhaab along with a whole host of other Grade 1 winners.
[Picture of John DUNLOP]


DUNN, Carola
Born 14 November 1946  (London, England)
British-born American crime writer of the "Miss Daisy" set of novels.
[Picture of Carola DUNN]


DUNN, James
Date and place of birth unknown
Young man with Epidermolysis Bullosa, in which the skin burns and blisters to touch.
[Picture of James DUNN]


DUNN, Richard
Born 19 January 1945  (Halifax, Yorkshire, England)
Boxer, the last to be knocked out by Muhammad Ali.
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DUNST, Kirsten
Born 30 April 1982  (Point Pleasent, New Jersey, New York)
Actress, first gained fame as a child actress in 'Interview with a Vampire' before appearing in the 'Spider-Man' trilogy.
[Picture of Kirsten DUNST]


DURHAM, Judith
Born 3 July 1943  (Essendon, Victoria, Australia)
Vocalist for Australian folkies The Seekers. Real name Judith Cock. Was once stalked by a woman who sent her 40 doormats through the post.
[Picture of Judith DURHAM]


DUTERTE, Rodrigo
Born 28 March 1945  (Maasin, Philippines)
Colourful and controversial incumbent President of the Philippines, who made good on his promise of a brutal crackdown on drug users. And they say politicians never follow through…
[Picture of Rodrigo DUTERTE]


DUVALL, Robert
Born 5 January 1931  (San Diego, California, USA)
US movie actor & director, in countless films since 1962.
[Picture of Robert DUVALL]


DUVALL, Shelley
Born 7 July 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
[Picture of Shelley DUVALL]


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


Born 24 May 1941  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Legendary folk singer with an annoying voice, now a Nobel Laureate…
[Picture of Bob DYLAN]


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


Born 19 July 1945  (Rosenheim, Germany)
Actor, an original on 'Law & Order'.
[Picture of George DZUNDZA]

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