Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: G


GADD, Steve
Born 9 April 1945  (Irondequoit, New York, USA)
Highly regarded session drummer, inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1984.
[Picture of Steve GADD]


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


Born 17 June 1939  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
One of the most recorded drummers in the history of R&B.
[Picture of James GADSON]


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


GAGE, Carolyn
Date and place of birth unknown
American Playwright best known for 'The Second Coming of Joan of Arc'. Born 1952.
[Picture of Carolyn GAGE]


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


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


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


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


Born 17 July 1930  (place of birth unknown)
One half of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership.
[Picture of Ray GALTON]


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


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


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


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


GARDEN, Graeme
Born 18 February 1943  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Qualified doctor, but became famous as one of 'The Goodies', and has been involved in broadcasting ever since the late 1960s.
[Picture of Graeme GARDEN]


Born 5 November 1941  (Forest Hills, New York, USA)
Singer/songwriter, one half of Simon & Garfunkel.
[Picture of Art GARFUNKEL]


Date and place of birth unknown
Former Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, who was suspended in May 2014.
[Picture of Nick GARGAN]


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


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


Born 26 October 1952  (Wuppertal, Germany)
Member of the Parliament for Harborough as well as a member of the Queen's Counsel and a former Guardian lawyer, along with other political positions.
[Picture of Edward GARNIER]


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


GARR, Teri
Born 11 December 1944  (Lakewood, Ohio, USA)
US film & TV star, now battling MS.
[Picture of Teri GARR]


Born 16 October 1973  (Melbourne, Australia)
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Brunswick.
[Picture of Jane GARRETT]


Born 24 January 1935  (London, England)
Author & TV personality, former host of 'University Challenge'.
[Picture of Bamber GASCOIGNE]


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


Born 11 April 1937  (Lambeth, London, England)
Actress from 'The Gentle Touch' and novelist.
[Picture of Jill GASCOINE]


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


GASS, William H. William H. GASS is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1924  (Fargo, North Dakota, USA)

Died 6 December 2017  (University City, Missouri, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Postmodernist author of 'The Tunnel'.
[Picture of William H. GASS]


Born 2 October 1989  (Alessandria, Italy)
Italian actress, best known for playing Giulia Farnese in Borgia and for starring in the film The Rite.
[Picture of Marta GASTINI]


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


GATES, David
Born 11 December 1940  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, best known as the co-lead singer of the group Bread.
[Picture of David GATES]


GATTI, Armand
Born 26 January 1924  (Monaco Ville, Monaco, France)
French playwright. Died in April 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Armand GATTI]


GAUDETTE, Sister Cecilia Sister Cecilia GAUDETTE is no longer with us
Born 25 March 1902  (Manchester, New Hampshire, USA)

Died 13 July 2017  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 115  (read death notice)
American-born nun, now resident in Rome who decided to vote in the 2008 US Presiential election, 52 years after the last time.
[Picture of Sister Cecilia GAUDETTE]


Born 17 May 1948  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter, particularly of folk and social protest songs.
[Picture of Dick GAUGHAN]


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


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


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


GEDDA, Nicolai Nicolai GEDDA is no longer with us
Born 11 July 1925  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Died 8 January 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Swedish opera singer.
[Picture of Nicolai GEDDA]


GEHRY, Frank
Born 28 February 1929  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian-born American architect, whose works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as "the most important architect of our age".
[Picture of Frank GEHRY]


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


Born 5 October 1951  (Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
Former Boomtown Rats front man turned shouty, sweary Live Aid and Live 8 organiser. Has been looking even rougher than usual of late, which certainly takes some doing.
[Picture of Bob GELDOF]


Born 17 September 1990  (London, England)
Daughter of Sir Bob Geldof & general waste of space.
[Picture of Pixie GELDOF]


Born 20 December 1946  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Spoon-bending friend of the late Michael Jackson.
[Picture of Uri GELLER]


Born 15 September 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
[Picture of Murray GELL-MANN]


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


Born 15 April 1960  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Accused, but subsquently cleared of killing TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
[Picture of Barry GEORGE]


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


Born 14 June 1961  (Eltham, Kent, England)
Cross-dressing lead singer of Culture Club and later solo artist, born George Alan O'Dowd.
[Picture of Boy GEORGE]


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


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


GHANI, Ashraf
Born 12 February 1949  (Logar, Afghanistan)
Current president of Afghanistan.
[Picture of Ashraf GHANI]


GIACCONI, Riccardo
Born 6 October 1931  (Genoa, Italy)
Italian Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who laid the foundations of X-ray astronomy.
[Picture of Riccardo GIACCONI]


Born 5 April 1929  (Bergen, Norway)
Norwegian-American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids".
[Picture of Ivar GIAEVER]


GIBB, Barry
Born 1 September 1946  (Douglas, Isle of Man)
The eldest of the Bee Gees. The last one standing…
[Picture of Barry GIBB]


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


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


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


GIBSON, Hutton
Born 26 August 1918  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Father of Mel Gibson. Also a religious writer & activist.
[Picture of Hutton GIBSON]


Born 6 September 1913  (Lewiston, Idaho, USA)
American former singer and actress who had a prolific film career during the 1940s.
[Picture of Julie GIBSON]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Frontman for indie-band Delays. Born 1977.
[Picture of Greg GILBERT]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
From Channel 4's "Us watching Them" TV series 'Gogglebox'.
[Picture of Pete GILBEY]


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


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


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


Born 6 March 1946  (Cambridge, England)
Guitarist & singer, member of Pink Floyd.
[Picture of David GILMOUR]


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


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


Born 17 June 1943  (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Prominent US Republican Party politician. On the campaign trail to be nominated for Presidential office.
[Picture of Newt GINGRICH]


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


Born 2 February 1926  (Koblenz, Germany)
President of France from 1974-81.
[Picture of Valery GISCARD D'ESTAING]


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


Born 24 September 1931  (London, England)
Football journalist, the doyen of the genre - has been in the industry since the early 1950's.
[Picture of Brian GLANVILLE]


Born 5 December 1924  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
American comic book artist. Was in the Navy during World War II, and consequentially many of his works are about wartime sailors. Died in July 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Sam GLANZMAN]


GLASHOW, Sheldon Lee
Born 15 December 1932  (New York City, New York, USA)
Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist, who is the Metcalf Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Boston University and Higgins Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Harvard University, and is a member of the Board of Sponsors for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
[Picture of Sheldon Lee GLASHOW]


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


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


GLEN, John
Born 15 May 1932  (Sunbury-on-Thames, England)
English film director, film editor and author best known for his directorial and editing work on eight James Bond films from the 1960s to the 1980s.
[Picture of John GLEN]


GLENN, Annie
Born 17 February 1920  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Widow of former astronaut and Senator John Glenn.
[Picture of Annie GLENN]


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


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


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


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


Born 24 January 1953  (Hove, Sussex, England)
Drummer for NWOBHM act Saxon.
[Picture of Nigel GLOCKLER]


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


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


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


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


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


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


GODFREY, Robert John
Born 30 July 1947  (Kent, England)
Founder and sole permanent member of prog rockers The Enid.
[Picture of Robert John GODFREY]


Date and place of birth unknown
Senior British police officer, and former Deputy Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, having served from 2009-2011.
[Picture of Tim GODWIN]


GOLD, Johnny
Date and place of birth unknown
Owner of his infamous nightclub Tramp. Born in 1932.
[Picture of Johnny GOLD]


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


GOLMARD, Jerome Jerome GOLMARD is no longer with us
Born 9 September 1973  (Dijon, France)

Died 31 July 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
Tennis player who, at the peak of his career, ranked No. 22 in singles. Now suffering from ALS
[Picture of Jerome GOLMARD]


GOLON, Anne Anne GOLON is no longer with us
Born 17 December 1921  (Toulon, Var, France)

Died 14 July 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
French author written a series of novels about a heroine known as Angelique.
[Picture of Anne GOLON]


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


GOMEZ, Selena
Born 22 July 1992  (Grand Prairie, Texas, USA)
The starlet of 'The Wizards of Waverley Place' who, in a stunningly original move for Disney Channel actresses, then embarked on a pop career that involved her wearing very few clothes.
[Picture of Selena GOMEZ]


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


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


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


Born 13 October 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Co-founder and Chairman of the Trailfinders travel agency company.
[Picture of Mike GOOLEY]


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


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


Born 3 February 1961  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actor and film director.
[Picture of Keith GORDON]


GORDON Jr, Richard F. Richard F. GORDON Jr is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1929  (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Died 6 November 2017  (San Marcos, California, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, best known as the command module pilot for Apollo 12.
[Picture of Richard F. GORDON Jr]


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


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


Born 27 May 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gangly actor who turned down an offer to play professional basketball in order to go into films instead. Won an Oscar in 1982 for his part in 'An Officer and a Gentleman', and has gone on to play various tough guys and rough diamonds since.
[Picture of Louis GOSSETT Jr]


GOTHO, Mbah Mbah GOTHO is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 30 April 2017  (Central Java, Indonesia)

Age at death: 146  (read death notice)
Indonesia man who claimed to be the oldest person ever recorded. Don't believe him for a second! Born December 31, 1870 (at least that's what he claims).
[Picture of Mbah GOTHO]


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


GOTZ, Karl Otto
Born 22 February 1914  (Aachen, Germany)
German artist, known for his abstract, formless paintings. Died in August 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Karl Otto GOTZ]


GRADI, Dario
Born 8 July 1941  (Milan, Italy)
Former manager of Crewe Alexandra FC, dragged into a sex abuse scandal involving one of his youth coaches in 2016.
[Picture of Dario GRADI]


GRADOLI, Antonio
Born 19 March 1917  (Rome, Italy)
Actor, known for 'Sabata' (1969), 'The Facts of Murder' (1959) and 'The Avenger, Zorro' (1969).
[Picture of Antonio GRADOLI]


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


GRAFTON, Sue Sue GRAFTON is no longer with us
Born 24 April 1940  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

Died 28 December 2017  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Detective novelist, known for her alphabetical series of books ('A is for Alibi' etc).
[Picture of Sue GRAFTON]


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


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


GRAHAM, Lindsey
Born 9 July 1955  (Central, South Carolina, USA)
South Carolina senator who tried to run for US President against Trump but failed miserably. As they all did…
[Picture of Lindsey GRAHAM]


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


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


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


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


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


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


GRANT, Latham
Date and place of birth unknown
Footballer with Stafford Rangers now fighting cancer. Oh no, another one of those picks!
[Picture of Latham GRANT]


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


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


GRANT, Steve
Born 26 February 1960  (place of birth unknown)
Singer with cheesy 80s pop band Tight Fit.
[Picture of Steve GRANT]


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


Born 13 May 1930  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US Democrat senator for Alaska from 1969-1981.
[Picture of Mike GRAVEL]


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


GRAY, Lorna
Born 26 June 1917  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
American film actress known for her comic roles, and later as a villainess. She is best known for her roles in Columbia Pictures comedy shorts and Republic Pictures serials. Died in April 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Lorna GRAY]


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


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


Born 20 February 1940  (Poplar, London, England)
Former prolific goalscorer for Tottenham Hostspur and England. Famously missed out on the 1966 World Cup final.
[Picture of Jimmy GREAVES]


GRECO, Buddy Buddy GRECO is no longer with us
Born 14 August 1926  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 10 January 2017  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Jazz and pop singer of the 50s.
[Picture of Buddy GRECO]


GRECO, Juliette
Born 7 February 1927  (Montpellier, France)
French chanson singer.
[Picture of Juliette GRECO]


Born 13 April 1946  (Forrest City, Arkansas, USA)
Legendary singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including 'Take Me to the River', 'Love and Happiness' and his signature song, 'Let's Stay Together'.
[Picture of Al GREEN]


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


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


Born 11 December 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
American neuroscientist best known for his work on the molecular and cellular function of neurons.
[Picture of Paul GREENGARD]


GREGG, Harry
Born 25 October 1932  (Tobermore, Northern Ireland)
Legendary ex-Manchester United & Northern Ireland goalkeeper who was a hero in the Munich Disaster, when he saved a number of people from death in the minutes after the plane crash.
[Picture of Harry GREGG]


Born 11 September 1942  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former footballer for Rangers & Scotland, who is still with Rangers as a club director.
[Picture of John GREIG]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Born 14 January 1969  (Warren, Ohio, USA)
American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, director and producer best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the founder and frontman of the rock band Foo Fighters.
[Picture of Dave GROHL]


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


Born 7 June 1974  (Donaghadee, Northern Ireland)
Adventurer and TV presenter. Appointed the youngest ever Chief Scout in 2009.
[Picture of Bear GRYLLS]


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


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


GUILLAUME, Robert Robert GUILLAUME is no longer with us
Born 30 November 1927  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 24 October 2017  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Actor, better known in the US, though he has starred in many international movie hits, including 'The Lion King'.
[Picture of Robert GUILLAUME]


GUITTARD, Laurence
Born 16 July 1939  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Actor and singer, mostly appearing on the Broadway stage who made his Broadway debut in 'Baker Street' in 1965.
[Picture of Laurence GUITTARD]


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


GUY, Buddy
Born 30 July 1936  (Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA)
Guitarist, best known for his extensive work in blues music.
[Picture of Buddy GUY]


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


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


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


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

Scoreboard | Team selections | Who's dead so far | DDP main page