Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: D


da Silva Ramos, Hermano
Born 7 December 1925  (Paris, France)
Former Formula 1 driver who competed in the mid 1950s, driving for Equipe Gordini.
[Picture of Hermano da Silva Ramos]


Daba, Sadiq
Born in Nigeria  (exact date unknown)
Leading Nigerian actor.
[Picture of Sadiq Daba]


Dabadie, Jean-Loup
Born 27 September 1938  (Paris, France)
French academic and screenwriter.
[Picture of Jean-Loup Dabadie]


D'Abo, Olivia
Born 22 January 1969  (London, UK)
Actress who played Kevin's sister Karen in "The Wonder Years".
[Picture of Olivia D'Abo]


Daddy, Trick
Born 27 September 1974  (Liberty City, Miami, Florida)
One of the most influential rappers of the past 20 years, his career has been slowed by legal, financial and health issues. Currently refusing to take medication for his lupus.
[Picture of Trick Daddy]


Dagens, Claude
Born 20 May 1940  (Bordeaux, France)
Bishop of Angouleme, who has angered some traditionalists with his calls for closer ties between the Roman Catholic Church and Freemasonry.
[Picture of Claude Dagens]


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]


Daily, Bill Bill Daily is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1927  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Died 4 September 2018  (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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 29 September 1935  (Bilston, England)
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]


Dale, Dick
Born 4 May 1937  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Surf-rock guitarist.
[Picture of Dick Dale]


Dale, Jim
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]


Dalglish, Kenny
Born 4 March 1951  (Glasgow, Scotland)
One of Britain's greatest post-war footballers, with Celtic FC and then Liverpool FC. 102 caps for Scotland and later manager with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
[Picture of Kenny Dalglish]


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


Daltrey, Roger
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]


Dammett, Blackie
Born 7 December 1939  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Born John Michael Kiedis. Actor, writer and father of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s singer Anthony Kiedis.
[Picture of Blackie Dammett]


Damone, Vic Vic Damone is no longer with us
Born 12 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 11 February 2018  (Miami Beach, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Italian-American easy-listening singer.
[Picture of Vic Damone]


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]


Daniher, Neale
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. Which makes her Chris Martin from Coldplay's Mother-in-law no less!
[Picture of Blythe Danner]


Darren, James
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]


Darrow, Henry
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]


Darrow, Paul
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]


Dass, Ram
Born 6 April 1931  (Bosron, Massachusetts, USA)
American hippie author. Converted to Hinduism from Judaism in 1967. Born Richard Alpert.
[Picture of Ram Dass]


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


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


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


Davies, W. P. C. W. P. C. Davies is no longer with us
Born 6 August 1928  (Abberley, UK)

Died 25 January 2018  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Rugby union player, featured for the Lions in their 1955 tour of South Africa.
[Picture of W. P. C. 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, Georgia
Date and place of birth unknown
Britian's fattest women, pressing the scales at 55 stone! Born c. 1992.
[Picture of Georgia Davis]


Davis, Spencer
Born 17 July 1939  (Bon-y-maen, Swansea, Wales)
Singer, he of the Spencer Davis Group fame.
[Picture of Spencer 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]


Davison, Peter
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]


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]


Dawson, Rosario
Born 9 May 1979  (New York City, New York, USA)
Perfectly competent and likeable actress who has never made a good movie in a 20-year career.
[Picture of Rosario 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 1924  (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 O'Connor, Sandra
Born 26 March 1930  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Former member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Sandra Day O'Connor]


Dayton, Mark
Born 26 January 1947  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Current governor of Minnesota.
[Picture of Mark Dayton]


de Broglie, Gabriel
Born 21 April 1931  (Versailles, France)
French historian.
[Picture of Gabriel de Broglie]


de Givenchy, Hubert Hubert de Givenchy is no longer with us
Born 21 February 1927  (Beauvias, France)

Died 10 March 2018  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Fashion designer and founder of The House of Givenchy.
[Picture of Hubert de Givenchy]


de Havilland, Olivia
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]


de Klerk, F. W.
Born 18 March 1936  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Former President of South Africa from 1989-1994.
[Picture of F. W. de Klerk]


De Koven, Bernie
Born 15 October 1941  (Appleton, Wisconsin, USA)
Influential game designer and "fun theorist", respected for his views and predictions on both video games and traditional toys. Died March 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Bernie De Koven]


de la Billiere, Peter
Born 29 April 1934  (Harrow, Middlesex, England)
Former director of the SAS and Commander-in-Chief of British forces in the Gulf War of 1991.
[Picture of Peter de la Billiere]


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


Deakin, Alan
Born 27 November 1941  (Balsall Heath, UK)
Former Aston Villa captain in the late 1960s. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Alan Deakin]


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


Deif, Mohammed
Born 12 August 1965  (Khan Younis, Gaza, Palestine)
Commander of the military wing of Hamas, and suspected master bomb-maker. Target of several Israeli assassination attempts to date.
[Picture of Mohammed Deif]


Deighton, Len
Born 18 February 1929  (Marylebone, London, England)
British historian & author who has penned a number of successful thriller stories.
[Picture of Len Deighton]


Deitch, Gene
Born 8 August 1924  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Animator who destroyed Tom and Jerry in the 1960s.
[Picture of Gene Deitch]


Del Grande, Louis
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 Fernando del Paso is no longer with us
Born 1 April 1935  (Mexico City, Mexico)

Died 14 November 2018  (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Mexican novelist, essayist and poet.
[Picture of Fernando del Paso]


Del Sierra, Liza
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]


Delair, Suzy
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]


Delay, Florence
Born 19 March 1941  (Paris, France)
Former actress (playing the title role in Robert Bresson's "The Trial of Joan of Arc") who has since become an academic and writer.
[Picture of Florence Delay]


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]


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


Dench, Judi
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]


Dennett, Daniel
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]


Dennis, Les
Born 12 October 1954  (Liverpool, England)
Former host of Family Fortunes and the inappropriately-named Les Dennis Laughter Show. More recently known for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, and for splitting up with his wife, Amanda Holden, who'd been shagging that bloke off Men Behaving Badly.
[Picture of Les Dennis]


DePaiva, Kassie
Born 21 March 1961  (Morganfield, Kentucky, USA)
Soap opera actress, has managed the holy trinity in the US by appearing in "One Life to Live", "Guiding Light" and "Days of Our Lives".
[Picture of Kassie DePaiva]


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


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


Dern, Bruce
Born 4 June 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, best known for playing complete fruitcakes on the silver screen.
[Picture of Bruce Dern]


Dettori, Frankie
Born 15 December 1970  (Milan, Italy)
Popular and successful jockey.
[Picture of Frankie Dettori]


DeVito, Danny
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]


DeVito, Tommy
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]


DeVos, Betsy
Born 8 January 1958  (Holland, Michigan, USA)
Secretary of Education in the Trump administration, responsible for what American students learn before they get shot.
[Picture of Betsy DeVos]


Dexter, Ted
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]


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


Diaz, Joey
Born 19 February 1963  (Havana, Cuba)
Comedian and actor. Quit cocaine in 2007 after his pet cat ate one of his baggies and died.
[Picture of Joey Diaz]


DiChiera, David David DiChiera is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1935  (McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 18 September 2018  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Composer and founder of the Michigan Opera Theatre. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017.
[Picture of David DiChiera]


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]


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


Dickinson, Bruce
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]


Dickinson, Janice
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]


Didion, Joan
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]


Dillman, Bradford Bradford Dillman is no longer with us
Born 14 April 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 16 January 2018  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Character actor who specialised in white-collar villain roles.
[Picture of Bradford Dillman]


DiMucci, Dion
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 'D
[Picture of Dion DiMucci]


Dingell, John
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]


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


Dinkins, David
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]


Dinsdale, Reece
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]


Disick, Scott
Born 26 May 1983  (Eastport, Long Island, New York, USA)
TV personality and socialite.
[Picture of Scott Disick]


Ditka, Mike
Born 18 October 1939  (Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA)
American football player and coach who won the Super Bowl in both roles.
[Picture of Mike Ditka]


Ditko, Steve Steve Ditko is no longer with us
Born 2 November 1927  (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 29 June 2018  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Reclusive comic book artist who co-created Spider-Man with Stan Lee.
[Picture of Steve Ditko]


Dixon, Rickey
Born 26 December 1966  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Former cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals, diagnosed with ALS in 2014.
[Picture of Rickey Dixon]


Dobrev, Dobri
Born 20 July 1914  (Bailovo, Bulgaria)
Ascetic who walks 20km every day to stand in front of a cathedral in Sofia. Died February 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Dobri Dobrev]


Dobtcheff, Vernon
Born 14 August 1934  (Nimes, France)
So-called "patron saint of acting" with a stunning CV. Personal favourites are the old Nazi in the "I hear you're a racist now" episode of "Father Ted", and the elderly magician in "La Grande Bellezza".
[Picture of Vernon Dobtcheff]


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


Dodd, Ken Ken Dodd is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1927  (Liverpool, England)

Died 11 March 2018  (Liverpool, UK)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


Doggart, Hubert Hubert Doggart is no longer with us
Born 18 July 1925  (London, UK)

Died 16 February 2018  (Chichester, UK)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former captain of Sussex Cricket Club, who had a successful career in sports administration after retirement.
[Picture of Hubert Doggart]


Doherty, Pete
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]


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


Dole, Elizabeth
Born 29 July 1936  (Salisbury, North Carolina, USA)
Former senator for North Carolina and wife of failed 1996 US presidential candidate Bob Dole.
[Picture of Elizabeth Dole]


Dole, Emily Emily Dole is no longer with us
Born 28 September 1957  (Orange County, California, USA)

Died 2 January 2018  (Orange County, California, USA)

Age at death: 60  (read death notice)
Stocky wrestler, billed as "Mt. Fiji".
[Picture of Emily Dole]


Don Baker, Joe
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]


Donald, Haddon
Born 20 March 1917  (Masterton, New Zealand)
Oldest living member of the New Zealand parliament, as well as the highest ranking NZ WWII veteran still alive. Died April 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Haddon Donald]


Donaldson, Jeffrey
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]


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.
[Picture of Raymond J. Donovan]


Doolan, Ed Ed Doolan is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1941  (Sydney, Australia)

Died 16 January 2018  (Sydney, Australia)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Australian-born broadcaster on the BBC.
[Picture of Ed Doolan]


Dorfles, Gillo
Born 12 April 1910  (Trieste, Italy)
Italian art critic and philosopher. Died March 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Gillo Dorfles]


Dorough, Bob Bob Dorough is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1923  (Perry County, Arkansas, USA)

Died 23 April 2018  (Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


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


Douglas, Kirk
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]


Dourif, Brad
Born 18 March 1950  (Huntington, West Virginia, USA)
Respected actor who first came to fame as Billy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Now retired from the industry, with the exception of providing the voice for killer doll Chucky.
[Picture of Brad Dourif]


Downey Jr, Robert
Born 4 April 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Talented but equally flawed and troubled actor. Appears to be clean after his battle against drugs, but you never know...
[Picture of Robert Downey Jr]


Downing, K. K.
Born 27 October 1951  (West Bromwich, UK)
Founding member of leather-clad British metallers Judas Priest. Left music in 2012 to focus on property development in partnership with golfer Darren Clarke. Seriously.
[Picture of K. K. Downing]


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


Dozier, Lamont
Born 16 June 1941  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
One-third of Holland-Dozier-Holland. The middle third, to be specific.
[Picture of Lamont Dozier]


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.
[Picture of (musician) Dr. John]


Dragojevic, Oliver Oliver Dragojevic is no longer with us
Born 7 December 1947  (Vela Luka, Croatia)

Died 29 July 2018  (Split, Croatia)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
One of Croatia's most popular musicians, not doing too well healthwise these days.
[Picture of Oliver Dragojevic]


Drake, Jessica
Born 14 October 1974  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Hall of Fame porn star who also works as a sex educator and activist. One of many, many, many women who claims to have been groped by Donald Trump.
[Picture of Jessica Drake]


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]


Drummond, Ed
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]


Du Bois, Barry
Born 4 August 1960  (Sydney, Australia)
One of two cancer-battling Antiopedean TV "fix-your-house-up" types getting a DDP call-up in 2018.
[Picture of Barry Du Bois]


Duckenfield, David
Date and place of birth unknown
The police officer in charge during the Hillsborough Stadium crush in 1989 and former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire police.
[Picture of David Duckenfield]


Dudley-Smith, Timothy
Born 26 December 1926  (Manchester, England)
Former Bishop of Thetford who wrote the hymn 'Tell Out, My Soul'.
[Picture of Timothy Dudley-Smith]


Duering, Carl
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]


Duffy, Patrick
Born 17 June 1920  (place of birth unknown)
Labour MP for 30 years, the only member of the House to condemn Margaret Thatcher's actions during the Maze hunger strike.
[Picture of Patrick Duffy]


Duffy, Stella
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Novelist of relatively little note but she does have breast cancer, so welcome to the party Stella. Born 1963.
[Picture of Stella Duffy]


Duggan, Noel
Born in Gweedore, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Founder member of Clannad along with his brother Padraig, who died in 2016.
[Picture of Noel Duggan]


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]


Dullea, Keir
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, Richard
Born 19 March 1969  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
Former NBA prospect who fell into some legal troubles after retirement.
[Picture of Richard Dumas]


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]


Dunagan, Donnie
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]


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


Duncan, David Douglas David Douglas Duncan is no longer with us
Born 23 January 1916  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Died 7 June 2018  (Grasse, France)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
US photojournalist. Best known for his dramatic combat photographs primarily taken during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
[Picture of David Douglas Duncan]


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


Dundee, Jamie
Born 5 July 1971  (Sydney, Australia)
Pro-wrestler with a storied career, perhaps more outside the ring than in it.
[Picture of Jamie Dundee]


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


Dunlop, William William Dunlop is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1985  (Ballymoney, Northern Ireland)

Died 7 July 2018  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 32  (read death notice)
Northern Irish motorcyclist. Brother of Michael.
[Picture of William 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]


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]


Durst, Robert
Born 12 April 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Real estate mogul implicated in the deaths of a number of people throughout the years.
[Picture of Robert Durst]


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]


Duvitski, Janine
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]


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


Dylan, Sara
Born 25 October 1939  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
Bob Dylan's first wife, inspiration behind many of his songs including, unsurprisingly, "Sara".
[Picture of Sara Dylan]


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

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