Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: 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.
[Picture of Diane Abbott]


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]


Abedin, Huma
Born 28 July 1976  (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)
Vice chair of Hillary Clinton's 2016 election campaign, and ex-wife of philandering politico Anthony Weiner. If you've never seen the documentary "Weiner", you should.
[Picture of Huma Abedin]


Abeles, Benjamin
Born 23 June 1925  (Vienna, Austria)
Physicist whose work on alloys helped power nuermous NASA missions.
[Picture of Benjamin Abeles]


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


Abusahmain, Nouri
Born in Zuwarah, Libya  (exact date unknown)
Former president of the General National Congress of Libya, usually seen as the leader of the Islamist side of Libya's ongoing conflict.
[Picture of Nouri Abusahmain]


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 2020, 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]


Acuna, Jason
Born 16 May 1973  (Pisa, Italy)
"Wee-man" of "Jackass" fame, and a professional stuntman in his own right.
[Picture of Jason Acuna]


Adam, Theo Theo Adam is no longer with us
Born 1 August 1926  (Dresden, Germany)

Died 11 January 2019  (Dresden, Germany)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
German opera star, most famous for his performance in Wagner's works.
[Picture of Theo Adam]


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


Adams, Amy
Born 20 August 1974  (Vicenza, Italy)
Five-time Oscara nominee, one of the highest-paid women in Hollywood and she isn't Bryce Dallas Howard.
[Picture of Amy Adams]


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, Gerry
Born 6 October 1948  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former president of the Irish Republican party Sinn Féin.
[Picture of Gerry Adams]


Adams, Julie Julie Adams is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1926  (Waterloo, Iowa, USA)

Died 3 February 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Adler Schnee, Ruth
Born 13 May 1923  (Frankfurt, Germany)
One of America's leading textile design figures.
[Picture of Ruth Adler Schnee]


Adnan, Etel
Born 24 February 1925  (Beirut, Lebanon)
Lebanese-American poet and leading figure in the modern Arabic arts.
[Picture of Etel Adnan]


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


Affleck, Ben
Born 15 August 1972  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Turn-of-the-millennium Hollywood leading man who, following a string of box office bombs in the early 2000s, switched to low-level auterism. And an ill-advised turn as Batman.
[Picture of Ben Affleck]


Afwerki, Isaias
Born 2 February 1946  (Asmara, Eritrea)
The only president in Eritrea's history, a post he's held since 1993. Widely regarded as one of the most regressive leaders in world politics.
[Picture of Isaias Afwerki]


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]


Agdal, Nina
Born 26 March 1992  (Hillerod, Denmark)
Danish swimsuit model, unsurprisingly fucked by Leonardo Di Caprio.
[Picture of Nina Agdal]


Agolley, Faustina
Born 10 April 1984  (London, England)
Australian TV presenter best known for hosting the long-running Australian music program, 'Video Hits'.
[Picture of Faustina Agolley]


Agosti, Dave
Born 30 July 1960  (place of birth unknown)
Lead singer of unsigned Ohio brand The Nu-Tones. Died April 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Dave Agosti]


Ahlberg, Allan
Born 5 June 1938  (Croydon, UK)
Children's writer, often with his late wife Janet. I can still recite "Please Mrs Butler" off by heart 30 years later…
[Picture of Allan Ahlberg]


Ahn, Ralph
Born 28 September 1926  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Korean-American character actor, most recently as Tran in "New Girl".
[Picture of Ralph Ahn]


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


Aitken, Charlie
Born 5 January 1942  (Edinburgh, UK)
Former Aston Villa defender, also played for New York Cosmos in Pele's retirement season.
[Picture of Charlie Aitken]


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]


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]


Akhundzada, Hibatullah
Born in Panjwayi, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Supreme leader of the Taliban following the death of Akhtar Mansour in 2016. Born 1961.
[Picture of Hibatullah Akhundzada]


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]


Alagiah, George
Born 22 November 1955  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Popular BBC newscaster. Diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014.
[Picture of George Alagiah]


al-Assad, Asma
Born 11 August 1975  (London, England)
First lady of Syria and thus married to Bashar Al-Assad. I know women love a bastard but come on...
[Picture of Asma al-Assad]


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]


Alba, Jessica
Born 28 April 1981  (Pomona, California, USA)
Actress who first hit fame in 2000 in the series 'Dark Angel' before graduating to Hollywood.
[Picture of Jessica Alba]


Al-Baghdadi, Abu Bakr Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is no longer with us
Born 28 July 1971  (Samarra, Iraq)

Died 27 October 2019  (Barisha, Syria)

Age at death: 48  (read death notice)
Another 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]


Al-Bashir, Omar
Born 1 January 1944  (Hosh Bannaga, Northern State, Sudan)
Current (and controversial) President of Sudan.
[Picture of Omar Al-Bashir]


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


Alcala, Rodney
Born 23 August 1943  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Convicted serial killer. Sentenced to death in 2010 for five murders that he committed in California between 1977 and 1979
[Picture of Rodney Alcala]


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, Sandy
Born 22 November 1947  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
General Manager of Major League Baseball team the New York Mets.
[Picture of Sandy 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]


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]


Ali, Fatima Fatima Ali is no longer with us
Born 9 April 1989  (Pakistan)

Died 25 January 2019  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 29  (read death notice)
Terminally ill American chef, has competed on numerous cookery shows including "Top Chef" and "Chopped".
[Picture of Fatima Ali]


Ali, Moses
Born 5 April 1939  (Adujmani, Uganda)
Military general who served as finance minister in the Idi Amin government.
[Picture of Moses Ali]


Al-Khalili, Jim
Born 20 September 1962  (Baghdad, Iraq)
Theoretical physicist, has a claim to be the most famous scientist in the UK following Stephen Hawking's death.
[Picture of Jim Al-Khalili]


Allen, Julie
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer mum, diagnosed with terminal cancer two days after her wedding.
[Picture of Julie Allen]


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, 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]


Alonso Martinez, Alicia Alicia Alonso Martinez is no longer with us
Born 21 December 1920  (Havana, Cuba)

Died 17 October 2019  (Havana, Cuba)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Cuban ballerina.
[Picture of Alicia Alonso Martinez]


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]


Altynbekova, Sabina
Born 5 November 1996  (Aktobe, Kazakhstan)
Volleyball player who became a pinup in Japan after signing for a team there.
[Picture of Sabina Altynbekova]


Alvarez, Adalberto
Born 22 November 1948  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban pianist, usually regarded as king of the "son" musical genre.
[Picture of Adalberto Alvarez]


Alves, Rodrigo
Born 30 July 1983  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
The "Human Ken Doll" who has spent £500,000 on cosmetic procedures. Looks like a burns victim.
[Picture of Rodrigo Alves]


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]


Amer, Nicholas
Born 29 September 1923  (Tranmere, UK)
Shakespearean actor who also found time to appear in "Chucklevision".
[Picture of Nicholas Amer]


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]


Amiranashvili, Medea
Born 30 October 1930  (Shorapani, Georgia)
Opera singer and People's Artist of the USSR.
[Picture of Medea Amiranashvili]


Amiss, Dennis
Born 7 April 1943  (Birmingham, UK)
Batsman who has the highest ODI average of any England cricketer to have played more than five times. Also one of only two cricketers to have hit a century in both their first and last ODIs.
[Picture of Dennis Amiss]


Anderson, Adam
Born 14 May 1984  (Manchester, UK)
One half of synth-pop act Hurts.
[Picture of Adam Anderson]


Anderson, Andy
Date and place of birth unknown
New Zealand winemaker, twice winner of "World's Best Pinot Noir".
[Picture of Andy Anderson]


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


Anderson, Louie
Born 23 March 1953  (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA)
American stand-up comedian and gameshow host, won an Emmy in 2016 for his performance in "Baskets".
[Picture of Louie Anderson]


Anderson, Pamela
Born 1 July 1967  (Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada)
One of the great intellectuals of our time, and part-time model, actress and sex symbol.
[Picture of Pamela Anderson]


Anderson, Philip Warren
Born 13 December 1923  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
US physicist and Nobel laureate.
[Picture of Philip Warren Anderson]


Anderson, Tom
Born 8 November 1970  (San Diego, California, USA)
Founder of social networking site Myspace. What do you mean you've never heard of it?
[Picture of Tom Anderson]


Anderson, Willie
Born 24 January 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 Bibi Andersson is no longer with us
Born 11 November 1935  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Died 14 April 2019  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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]


Andrade, Jessica
Born 25 September 1991  (Parana, Brazil)
Leading UFC combatant, competing in the strawweight division.
[Picture of Jessica Andrade]


Andre, Carl
Born 16 September 1935  (Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)
Minimalist artist of firebricks fame.
[Picture of Carl Andre]


Andre, Soeur
Born 11 February 1904  (Languedoc-Roussillon, 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, Marco
Born 13 March 1987  (Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA)
IndyCar competitor and part of the third generation of Andretti drivers.
[Picture of Marco 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]


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 Le Duc Anh is no longer with us
Born 1 December 1920  (Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam)

Died 22 April 2019  (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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]


Anne-Down, Lesley
Born 17 March 1954  (London, UK)
Actress who came to fame as Georgina Worsley in the original "Upstairs Downstairs" before undertaking a career in US soap operas.
[Picture of Lesley Anne-Down]


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, Samu
Born 29 March 1963  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Wrestler, member of the widespread Samoan wrestling family. Perhaps still best remembered as one-half of early 90s tag team The Headshrinkers.
[Picture of Samu Anoa'i]


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


Ansari, Aziz
Born 23 September 1983  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
American comedian who likes shouting and women who are significantly younger than him.
[Picture of Aziz Ansari]


Anstey, Bruce
Born 21 August 1969  (Wellington, New Zealand)
One of the most popular figures in motorcycle racing, stepped back from the sport in 2018 due to health issues.
[Picture of Bruce Anstey]


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, Gethin
Born 9 October 1983  (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK)
Actor who got his big break as Renly Baratheon in "Game of Thrones".
[Picture of Gethin Anthony]


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]


Anthony, Trey
Date and place of birth unknown
London-born Canadian comedian.
[Picture of Trey Anthony]


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


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]


Argento, Asia
Born 20 September 1975  (Rome, Italy)
Batshit insane Italian actress who may or may not be responsible for Anthony Bourdain's suicide.
[Picture of Asia Argento]


Argerich, Martha
Born 5 June 1941  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Acclaimed pianist.
[Picture of Martha Argerich]


Arias, Moises
Born 18 April 1994  (New York City, New York, USA)
Child actor still best remembered as Rico in "Hannah Montana".
[Picture of Moises Arias]


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


Armstrong, Bob
Born 3 October 1939  (Marietta, Georgia, USA)
Wrestler, known as "Bullet Bob". All four of his sons later became wrestlers.
[Picture of Bob Armstrong]


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, Jennifer
Born 10 March 1974  (St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)
Doctor, 3'2" because of skeletal dysplasia and a reality TV star thanks to "The Little Couple".
[Picture of Jennifer 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]


Ashkin, Arthur
Born 2 September 1922  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American physicist who, in 2018, became the oldest ever Nobel Laureate, thanks to his work with optical tweezers.
[Picture of Arthur Ashkin]


Ashley, April
Born 25 April 1935  (Liverpool, England)
Transsexual former model (born George Jamieson), who was once married to a Lord.
[Picture of April Ashley]


Ashraful Islam, Syed
Born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh  (exact date unknown)
Bangladeshi politician who grew up in the UK after his father, the country's former acting president, was assasinated. Died January 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Syed Ashraful Islam]


Ashton-Griffiths, Roger
Born 19 January 1957  (Hertfordshire, UK)
Former member of the English National Opera who switched to a career in acting, most notably as Mace Tyrell in "Game of Thrones".
[Picture of Roger Ashton-Griffiths]


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


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]


Assange, Julian
Born 3 July 1971  (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
Controversial Australian journalist and internet activist, whose WikiLeaks website regularly release confidential documents and communications from the U.S. and other governments.
[Picture of Julian Assange]


Assauer, Rudi Rudi Assauer is no longer with us
Born 30 April 1944  (Sulzbach-Altenwald, Germany)

Died 6 February 2019  (Gelsenkirchen, Germany)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Retired German footballer.
[Picture of Rudi Assauer]


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]


Aston, Jay
Born 4 May 1961  (Purley, UK)
The lass from Bucks Fizz who wasn't Cheryl Baker. Attempted a career comeback on series 2 of "The Voice" but wasn't picked by any of the judges.
[Picture of Jay Aston]


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 Diana Athill is no longer with us
Born 21 December 1917  (Norfolk, England)

Died 24 January 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Literary editor who for the time had a eyebrow raising number of affairs with various authors.
[Picture of Diana Athill]


Atiyah, Michael Michael Atiyah is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1929  (London, UK)

Died 11 January 2019  (Cambridge, UK)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Geometrist and one of the world's leading mathematicians. Claimed to have discovered proof of the Riemann hypothesis in 2018.
[Picture of Michael Atiyah]


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.
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Atkins, Ronald
Born 13 June 1916  (Barry, UK)
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]


Auerbach, Frank
Born 19 April 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
German-born British artist. A bit like Lucien Freud, really.
[Picture of Frank Auerbach]


Austen-Smith, Roy
Born 28 June 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Former RAF air marshall who commanded the British Forces Cyprus.
[Picture of Roy Austen-Smith]


Austin, Jake T.
Born 3 December 1994  (New York City, New York, USA)
American TV actor, went from "Wizards of Waverley Place" to "The Fosters".
[Picture of Jake T. Austin]


Austin, Ray
Born 5 December 1932  (London, UK)
Former stuntman who became a director on TV shows like "Magnum PI" and "JAG".
[Picture of Ray Austin]


Austin, Troy
Date and place of birth unknown
Estranged father of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.
[Picture of Troy Austin]


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  (Gitena, Sudan)
Prime Minister of Sudan for eight heady months in 1969. Died January 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Babiker Awadalla]

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