Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: D


d'Abo, Maggie
Date and place of birth unknown
Model who, although uncredited, has the first spoken lines in Kubrick's "2001".
[Picture of Maggie d'Abo]


D'Abo, Mike
Born 1 March 1944  (Betchworth, UK)
Former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann, also wrote the lyrics of busker-friendly dirge "Handbags and Gladrags" for Chris Farlowe.
[Picture of Mike D'Abo]


Dabwido, Sprent Sprent Dabwido is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1972  (Nauru)

Died 8 May 2019  (Armidale, Australia)

Age at death: 46  (read death notice)
Former president of Nauru.
[Picture of Sprent Dabwido]


Daddy, Trick
Born 27 September 1974  (Miami, Florida, USA)
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]


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]


Dahl, Tessa
Born 11 April 1957  (Oxford, UK)
Daughter of the writer who hated Jews and mother of the model that for some reason has sex with Jamie Cullum. An author in her own right.
[Picture of Tessa Dahl]


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 Dick Dale is no longer with us
Born 4 May 1937  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 16 March 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


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


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]


D'Allonches, Gabrielle
Date and place of birth unknown
The mother of Jocelyn Wildenstein's boyfriend. Only the biggest and best names allowed on the DDP.
[Picture of Gabrielle D'Allonches]


Dalton, Audrey
Born 21 January 1934  (Dublin, Ireland)
50s movie and TV actress, most notably in the original Barbara Stanwyck "Titanic".
[Picture of Audrey Dalton]


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


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]


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


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


Daniels, Stormy
Born 17 March 1979  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Adult film actress who helpfully let us know what Donald Trump's penis looks like.
[Picture of Stormy 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]


Darby, Stephen
Born 6 October 1988  (Liverpool, UK)
Former England U21 defender who had a lengthy spell with Bradford City. Retired in 2018 after being diagnosed with ALS.
[Picture of Stephen Darby]


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 Paul Darrow is no longer with us
Born 2 May 1941  (Chessington, Surrey, England)

Died 3 June 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
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]


Dashwood, Tenille
Born 1 March 1989  (Melbourne, Australia)
Under the ring name "Emma", the first Australian diva in WWE history.
[Picture of Tenille Dashwood]


Dass, Ram Ram Dass is no longer with us
Born 6 April 1931  (Bosron, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 22 December 2019  (Maui, Hawai'I, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


Davidson, Jim
Born 13 December 1953  (Kidbrooke, London, England)
Controversial racist comedian who somehow has turned into a popular family entertainer. Has also had a colourful private life.
[Picture of Jim Davidson]


Davidson, Pete
Born 16 November 1993  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
Sickly looking "Saturday Night Live" comic who tried to off himself after being dumped by Ariana Grande in 2018. Has a tatoo of Hillary Clinton, for some reason.
[Picture of Pete Davidson]


Davies, Andrew
Born 20 September 1936  (Cardiff, UK)
Critically acclaimed screenwriter, gave us (the good, non-paedophile version) "House of Cards".
[Picture of Andrew Davies]


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


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, Windsor Windsor Davies is no longer with us
Born 28 August 1930  (Canning Town, London, England)

Died 17 January 2019  (St Helier, UK)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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, Duane Keith
Date and place of birth unknown
Gangster known on the streets as "Keffe D", one of the numerous people alleged to have pulled the trigger that killed 2Pac.
[Picture of Duane Keith Davis]


Davis, George
Born in Bletchley, UK  (exact date unknown)
Armed robber who was locked up for the 1974 London Electricity Board heist and later freed following a public outcry. Went on to commit two more armed robberies.
[Picture of George 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, Warwick
Born 3 February 1970  (Epsom, Surrey, England)
One of the UK's best known dwarf actors - starred in 'Return of the Jedi', 'Harry Potter', 'Chronicles of Narnia' amongst many others.
[Picture of Warwick Davis]


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


Dawes, Jordan Jordan Dawes is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 22 February 2019  (Gravesend, UK)

Age at death: 18  (read death notice)
Young female goalkeeper for Kent Football United, diagnosed with liver cancer in 2018. Born 2000.
[Picture of Jordan Dawes]


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


Dawn, Amber
Born in Fort Erie, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian lesbian writer. Born 1974.
[Picture of Amber Dawn]


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


Day, Doris Doris Day is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1922  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Died 13 May 2019  (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
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]


De Bruyn, Gunter
Born 1 November 1926  (Berlin, Germany)
German realist novelist.
[Picture of Gunter De Bruyn]


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


de Plata, Brazo
Born 19 March 1963  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Roly-poly luchador who wrestled in the US as Super Porky. Part of the Alvarado wrestling dynasty.
[Picture of Brazo de Plata]


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


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


Deangelo, Joseph James
Born 8 November 1945  (Bath, New York, USA)
Former cop who was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of being the Golden State Killer, responsible for 13 murders. Was allegedly caught after a relative submitted an Ancestry.com DNA test.
[Picture of Joseph James Deangelo]


Deary, Terry
Born 3 January 1946  (Sunderland, UK)
Children's author, behind the long-running and highly successful "Horrible Histories" franchise.
[Picture of Terry Deary]


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


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


Deghayes, Amer
Date and place of birth unknown
British insurgent, currently fighting with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham against Assadist forces in Syria. Born c.1990.
[Picture of Amer Deghayes]


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


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 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 1917  (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]


Delevingne, Cara
Born 12 August 1992  (London, UK)
Model, descended from the Faudel-Phillips baronets. Has somehow convinced herself she should be an actress now.
[Picture of Cara Delevingne]


deLisle, Jason
Born 31 May 1972  (Sydney, Australia)
Former Australian light-heavyweight champion boxer. Twice KO'd by Clinton Woods in the UK.
[Picture of Jason deLisle]


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]


Delvecchio, Alex
Born 4 September 1931  (Fort William, Canada)
Nicknamed "Fats", one of the greatest players in NHL history. Three-time Stanley Cup winner.
[Picture of Alex Delvecchio]


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]


Dennehy, Brian
Born 9 July 1938  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
Actor - a regular star character actor in many films.
[Picture of Brian Dennehy]


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]


Depardieu, Gerard
Born 27 December 1948  (Chateauroux, France)
Top French actor, who has acted in international films as well.
[Picture of Gerard Depardieu]


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]


Desikan, Rahul
Date and place of birth unknown
Indian-American neuroscientist who is analysing his own health as he fights ALS. Died July 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Rahul Desikan]


Destouches, Lucette Lucette Destouches is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1912  (Paris, France)

Died 8 November 2019  (Meudon, France)

Age at death: 107  (read death notice)
Ballerina, was the third and final wife of writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline.
[Picture of Lucette Destouches]


Deutch, Zoey
Born 10 November 1994  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Young actress often described as the "next big thing" in Hollywood. Daughter of "Caroline In The City" star Lea Thompson and John Hughes writing partner Howard Deutch.
[Picture of Zoey Deutch]


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]


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]


Devoto, Howard
Born 15 March 1952  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
Original lead singer for punk band Buzzcocks before leaving in 1977 to form Magazine.
[Picture of Howard Devoto]


Dewar, Paul
Born 25 January 1963  (Ottawa, Canada)
Canadian politician. Died February 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Paul Dewar]


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]


Diamond, Lucy
Born in Nottingham, UK  (exact date unknown)
Chick lit novellist, born 1970.
[Picture of Lucy Diamond]


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


Diamond, Randy
Born 14 January 1987  (Santa Barbara, Honduras)
Fantastically named Honduran footballer.
[Picture of Randy Diamond]


Di'anno, Paul
Born 17 May 1958  (London, UK)
Heavy metal vocalist for a number of bands, most famously as the first Iron Maiden frontman.
[Picture of Paul Di'anno]


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]


Diaz, Justino
Born 29 January 1940  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Puero Rican opera singer.
[Picture of Justino Diaz]


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


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


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


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]


Dicks, Alan
Born 29 August 1934  (London, UK)
Footballer who, as a manager, guided Bristol City to their most-sustained period of success in the 1970s.
[Picture of Alan Dicks]


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]


Dillane, Stephen
Born 27 March 1957  (London, UK)
Stage actor with a healthy side career as a character actor in film. Also played Stannis Baratheon in "Game of Thrones".
[Picture of Stephen Dillane]


Dillard, Harrison Harrison Dillard is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 15 November 2019  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Athlete. Winner of the gold medal in the 100m at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
[Picture of Harrison Dillard]


Dimbleby, David
Born 28 October 1938  (Surrey, UK)
Journalist and longtime host of Thursday night political bread-and-circus "Question Time". Stepped down from the post in 2018.
[Picture of David Dimbleby]


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 'Donna the Prima Donna'.
[Picture of Dion DiMucci]


Dingell, John John Dingell is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1926  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)

Died 7 February 2019  (Dearborn, Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Dinklage, Peter
Born 11 June 1969  (Morristown, New Jersey, USA)
"Game of Thrones" star who took over the mantel of "world's most famous little person" following the death of Verne Troyer.
[Picture of Peter Dinklage]


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]


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]


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


Dobson, Anita
Born 29 April 1949  (Stepney, London, England)
Former EastEnders actress & awful singer.
[Picture of Anita Dobson]


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]


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]


Doleman, Chris
Born 16 October 1961  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Former NFL star, most notably for the Minnesota Vikings. Made the NFL "Team of the Decade" for the 90s
[Picture of Chris Doleman]


Dolenz, Micky
Born 8 March 1945  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Child star as "Corky the Circus Boy", later 1/4 of The Monkees. Wrote the lyrics for "Alternate Title" and was one of the first owners of a Moog Synthesizer.
[Picture of Micky Dolenz]


Domingo, Placido
Born 21 January 1941  (Madrid, Spain)
Legendary tenor, famous for his collaborations with Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as "The Three Tenors".
[Picture of Placido Domingo]


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]


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


Donbavand, Tommy Tommy Donbavand is no longer with us
Born 28 November 1967  (Liverpool, UK)

Died 14 May 2019  (Accrington, UK)

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
Author of the "Scream Street" series of children's books, currently battling stage 4 throat cancer.
[Picture of Tommy Donbavand]


Donen, Stanley Stanley Donen is no longer with us
Born 13 April 1924  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)

Died 21 February 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


Doo-Hwan, Chun
Born 18 January 1931  (Hapcheon, South Gyeongsang, South Korea)
President of South Korea from 1980-88.
[Picture of Chun Doo-Hwan]


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


Doth, Anita
Born 28 December 1971  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The female half of early 90s eurodance act 2Unlimited.
[Picture of Anita Doth]


Doucet, Lyse
Born 24 December 1958  (Bathurst, Canada)
Current chief international correspondant for BBC News. Occasionally hosts Newsnight and has a name far too close to "Lysol Douch" for my liking.
[Picture of Lyse Doucet]


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]


Dowie, Freda Freda Dowie is no longer with us
Born 22 July 1928  (Carlisle, UK)

Died 10 August 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Character actress, played the nun in "The Omen".
[Picture of Freda Dowie]


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) (musician) Dr. John is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1941  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Died 6 June 2019  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
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]


Dragon, Daryl Daryl Dragon is no longer with us
Born 27 August 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 2 January 2019  (Prescott, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
The captain in Captain and Tenille, divorced from Tenille in 2014. Love couldn't keep them together. Alimony however…
[Picture of Daryl Dragon]


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]


Drewitt-Barlow, Tony
Born 19 August 1964  (Manchester, UK)
One of the first gay men to father a child in the UK through surrogacy, often pops up in the papers when there's a story to sell.
[Picture of Tony Drewitt-Barlow]


Drotske, Naka
Born 15 March 1971  (Senekal, South Africa)
World Cup-winning Springbok rugby star, was shot in a botched robbery in late 2018.
[Picture of Naka Drotske]


Drummond, Ed
Born in Wolverhampton, England  (exact date unknown)
Climber and poet, now suffering from Parkinson's. Died April 2019 but no obit.
[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]


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


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]


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]


Dugan, John
Born in Brazil, Indiana, USA  (exact date unknown)
Actor, best-known as Grandpa in the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Born 1953.
[Picture of John Dugan]


Duggan, Jim
Born 14 January 1954  (Glenn Falls, New York, USA)
Cartoon era WWF wrestler, winner of the first-ever Royal Rumble in 1988.
[Picture of Jim 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]


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 May 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]


Dumbliauskas, Arthur
Born in Lithuania  (exact date unknown)
Homeless man with pancreatic cancer given a "heartwarming" final birthday party by some charity or other.
[Picture of Arthur Dumbliauskas]


Dumont, Emma
Born 15 September 1994  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American TV actress.
[Picture of Emma Dumont]


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]


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


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]


Durk, Lil
Born 19 October 1992  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American rapper from the modern-day home of MCs getting shot dead, Chicago.
[Picture of Lil Durk]


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]

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