Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: A


Aaron, Hank
Born 5 February 1934  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
One of the greatest baseball players of all time, one of the few players of the sport whose fame has transcended outside North America.
[Picture of Hank Aaron]


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


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


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


Abbott, Diane
Born 27 September 1957  (Paddington, London, England)
MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987. A regular of weekly TV political programme 'This Week', cosying up to Michael Portillo.
[Picture of Diane Abbott]


Abdalahad, Ignatius Peter VIII
Born 30 June 1930  (Aleppo, Syria)
Patriarch Emeritus of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians of the Syriac Catholic Church. Died April 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad]


Abdul Aziz, Salman bin
Born 31 December 1935  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Minister of Defence and member of the House of Saud. Crown Prince in 2012.
[Picture of Salman bin Abdul Aziz]


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


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


Abidal, Eric
Born 11 September 1979  (Saint-Genis-Laval, France)
Two-time Champions League winner with Barcelona, who also played in the 2006 World Cup final.
[Picture of Eric Abidal]


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


Abraham, Spencer
Born 12 June 1952  (East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
US Secretary of Energy under George W Bush. Has a very sinister smile.
[Picture of Spencer Abraham]


Abrahams, Mick
Born 7 April 1943  (Luton, UK)
Original guitarist with Jethro Tull, who left the band over creative differences after their debut album.
[Picture of Mick Abrahams]


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


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


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


Adamkus, Valdas
Born 3 November 1926  (Kaunas, Lithuania)
President of Lithuania from 1998-2003 and 2004-2009.
[Picture of Valdas Adamkus]


Adamle, Mike
Born 4 October 1949  (Euclid, Ohio, USA)
Former American footballer turned commentator, despite suffering with dementia for at least a decade.
[Picture of Mike Adamle]


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


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


Adams, Jean-Pierre
Born 10 March 1948  (Dakar, Senegal)
Former France international footballer who has been in a coma since 1982 following a botched operation.
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Adams]


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


Addy, Mark
Born 14 January 1964  (York, UK)
Actor who took the credit he earned from appearing in "The Full Monty" and blew it all on "The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas".
[Picture of Mark Addy]


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


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


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


Ahern, Lassie Lou Lassie Lou Ahern is no longer with us
Born 25 June 1920  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 15 February 2018  (Prescott, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Child actress in 1920s cinema. No, it's not the dog...
[Picture of Lassie Lou Ahern]


Aimee, Anouk
Born 27 April 1932  (Paris, France)
Actress and former Mrs. Albert Finney.
[Picture of Anouk Aimee]


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


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


Akaka, Daniel Daniel Akaka is no longer with us
Born 11 September 1924  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

Died 6 April 2018  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Former senator for Hawaii (1990-2013) and first native Hawaiian ever to be so.
[Picture of Daniel Akaka]


Akasaki, Isamu
Born 30 January 1929  (Chiran, Kagoshima, Japan)
Japanese scientist and co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.
[Picture of Isamu Akasaki]


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


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


Al-Baghdadi, Abu Bakr
Born 28 July 1971  (Samarra, Iraq)
An other Al-Qaeda terrorist. Also known (for those he really know him) as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarri or Abu Dua or Dr. Ibrahim, leader of the Iraqi section of the terroristic network. Born 1971.
[Picture of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi]


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


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


Alcock, Paul Paul Alcock is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1953  (Redhill, UK)

Died 29 January 2018  (Halstead, UK)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Referee most famous for being the victim of Paolo Di Canio's push in 1998.
[Picture of Paul Alcock]


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


Alderson, Eddie
Born 27 October 1994  (Bucks County, Pennslyvania, USA)
Child actor who spent 10 years on US soap opera "One Life to Live".
[Picture of Eddie Alderson]


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


Aleandro, Norma
Born 2 May 1936  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentina's leading actress who has also appeared in a number of Hollywood films, earning an Oscar nomination for her role in "Gaby: A True Story".
[Picture of Norma Aleandro]


Alegria, Claribel
Born 12 May 1924  (Esteli, Nicaragua)
Essayist, novelist, journalist and poet. Major voice in Central American contemporary literature. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Claribel Alegria]


Aleman, Fedora
Born 11 October 1912  (Caracas, Venezuela)
Opera singer. Died February 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Fedora Aleman]


Alexeyeva, Lyudmila Lyudmila Alexeyeva is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1927  (Yevpatoria, Ukraine)

Died 8 December 2018  (Moscow, Russia)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Human rights activist and one of the last remaining key Soviet dissidents from the Brezhnev era.
[Picture of Lyudmila Alexeyeva]


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


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


Alizee, (singer)
Born 21 August 1984  (Ajaccio, Corsica)
Singer. 'Moi…Lolita'.
[Picture of (singer) Alizee]


Alkhald, Ahmad
Date and place of birth unknown
Isis bombmaker, believed to be the man responsible for the explosives used in the 2015 Paris attacks.
[Picture of Ahmad Alkhald]


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


Allen, Lily
Born 2 May 1985  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Pop singer who owes her fame to myspace.com. That and the fact that her dad happens to be TV personality Keith Allen.
[Picture of Lily Allen]


Allen, Marty Marty Allen is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1922  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 12 February 2018  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Stand-up comedian and actor, far better known across the Atlantic than here in the UK.
[Picture of Marty Allen]


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


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


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


Allison, Jerry
Born 31 August 1939  (Hillsboro, Texas, USA)
Drummer for The Crickets, who co-wrote "Peggy Sue" with Buddy Holly.
[Picture of Jerry Allison]


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


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


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


Alou, Felipe
Born 12 May 1935  (Haina, Dominican Republic)
The first Dominican to play regular in Major League Baseball, as well as a three-time All Star.
[Picture of Felipe Alou]


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


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


al-Zawahiri, Ayman
Born 19 June 1951  (Maadi, Egypt)
One of bin Laden's deputies in Al-Qaeda, about whom recent whereabouts are sketchy.
[Picture of Ayman al-Zawahiri]


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


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


Anastasios of Albania, Archbishop
Born 4 November 1929  (Piraeus, Greece)
Head of the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania.
[Picture of Archbishop Anastasios of Albania]


Anders, William
Born 17 October 1933  (Hong Kong)
One of the first three men to leave Earth's orbit, and also the first person to recite a Bible verse in space.
[Picture of William Anders]


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


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


Anderson, Jon
Born 25 October 1944  (Accrington, Lancashire, England)
High-pitched former singer with progressive rock giants Yes.
[Picture of Jon Anderson]


Anderson, Michael Michael Anderson is no longer with us
Born 30 January 1920  (London, England)

Died 25 April 2018  (Vancouver, Canada)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
English film director of 'The Dam Busters' and 'Logan's Run' among others.
[Picture of Michael Anderson]


Anderson, Willie
Born 24 February 1947  (Liverpool, UK)
Former Aston Villa winger, place in the history books probably comes down to him being the first ever substitute brought on by Manchester United (replacing George Best in the 1965 Charity Shield).
[Picture of Willie Anderson]


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


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


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


Anderton, Jim Jim Anderton is no longer with us
Born 21 January 1938  (Auckland, New Zealand)

Died 7 January 2018  (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Deputy PM of New Zealand from 1999 to 2002.
[Picture of Jim Anderton]


Andre, Soeur
Born 11 February 1904  (Ales, France)
Oldest living French citizen as of the start of 2018.
[Picture of Soeur Andre]


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


Andretti, John
Born 12 March 1963  (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA)
One of the less successful members of the legendary Andretti racing family.
[Picture of John Andretti]


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


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


Angelis, Michael
Born 18 January 1952  (Liverpool, UK)
Scouser-for-hire actor, who replaced Ringo Starr as the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine.
[Picture of Michael Angelis]


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


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


Aniston, Nicole
Born 9 September 1987  (San Diego, California, USA)
Popular adult actress. Filmed her first anal scene in 2017, apparently.
[Picture of Nicole Aniston]


Anka, Paul
Born 30 July 1941  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Singer songwriter and lyricist of one of the most famous songs of all time, 'My Way', based on a French tune called 'Comme d'habitude'.
[Picture of Paul Anka]


Annan, Kofi Kofi Annan is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1938  (Kumasi, Ghana)

Died 18 August 2018  (Bern, Switzerland)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Former Secretary-General of the UN until 2007.
[Picture of Kofi Annan]


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


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


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


Anthony, Piers
Born 6 August 1934  (Oxford, UK)
Fantasy novellist, behind the long-lasting Xanth series.
[Picture of Piers Anthony]


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


Antonios, Abune
Born 12 July 1929  (Hambriti, Eritrea)
Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Has been under house arrest since 2007.
[Picture of Abune Antonios]


Anzaki, Satoru
Born 3 March 1937  (place of birth unknown)
Former president of Japanese multinational Komatsu, who made international headlines in late 2017 when he held a "death party" to celebrate his upcoming passing from terminal cancer. Died May 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Satoru Anzaki]


Aparicio, Luis
Born 29 April 1934  (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
First Venezuelan inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, regarded as one of the greatest shortstops in the sport's history.
[Picture of Luis Aparicio]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Armani, Giorgio
Born 11 July 1934  (Piacenza, Italy)
Fashion designer and founder of the hugely successful Armani brand label.
[Picture of Giorgio Armani]


Armfield, Jimmy Jimmy Armfield is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1935  (Denton, Manchester, England)

Died 22 January 2018  (Blackpool, England)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former Blackpool & England footballer, now a very popular radio commentator & broadcaster.
[Picture of Jimmy Armfield]


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


Arnaz Jr, Desi
Born 19 January 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
The only son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sr, who had a brief pop career in the 1960s alongside Dean Martin's son in the group Dino, Desi and Billy.
[Picture of Desi Arnaz Jr]


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


Arnold, Tom
Born 6 March 1959  (Ottumwa, Iowa, USA)
Comedian and actor who had a famously tempestuous four-year marriage to Roseanne Barr in the early 90s.
[Picture of Tom Arnold]


Arpaio, Joe
Born 14 June 1932  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. A controversial figure, accused of abusing his powers. Became famous for accusing Barack Obama for having forged his birth certificate during his first election 2008. Sounds a bit like a Jealous Joey.
[Picture of Joe Arpaio]


Arrighi, Luciana
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  (exact date unknown)
Oscar-winning production designer for her work on "Howard's End". Born 1940.
[Picture of Luciana Arrighi]


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


Ashworth, Frank
Born 16 October 1927  (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada)
NHL player from the 1940s for the Chicago Black Hawks.
[Picture of Frank Ashworth]


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


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


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


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


Assia, Lys Lys Assia is no longer with us
Born 3 March 1926  (Lenzburg, Aargau, Switzerland)

Died 24 March 2018  (Zurich, Switzerland)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Swiss singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Real name: Rosa Mina Schärer.
[Picture of Lys Assia]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Avalon, Frankie
Born 18 September 1940  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Italian-American pop idol of the 1950s who also played the Teen Angel in "Grease".
[Picture of Frankie Avalon]


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


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


Awadalla, Babiker
Born 2 March 1917  (White Nile, Sudan)
Prime Minister of Sudan for eight heady months in 1969. Now living in Dublin.
[Picture of Babiker Awadalla]


Ayckbourn, Alan
Born 12 April 1939  (London, UK)
One of Britain's most prolific and acclaimed living playwrights, who has shunned TV and film for six decades to focus on the stage.
[Picture of Alan Ayckbourn]


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


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


Aznavour, Charles Charles Aznavour is no longer with us
Born 22 May 1924  (Paris, France)

Died 1 October 2018  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Watery-eyed French crooner.
[Picture of Charles Aznavour]

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