Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: G


GA, Rodion
Date and place of birth unknown
Pop star in Ceausescu's Romania whose work has been discovered by western musos in recent years.
[Picture of Rodion GA]


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


Gaffigan, Jeannie
Born 9 March 1970  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Wife of US comedian Jim Gaffigan, who co-wrote his sitcom "The Jim Gaffigan Show".
[Picture of Jeannie Gaffigan]


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


Galer, Helen
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman with terminal cancer finishing her "bucket list". Born c.1965.
[Picture of Helen Galer]


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


Gallagher, Liam
Born 21 September 1972  (Burnage, Manchester, England)
Lead singer of Oasis and now Beady Eye, with a distinctive singing stance.
[Picture of Liam Gallagher]


Galloway, George
Born 16 August 1954  (Dundee, Scotland)
Maverick left-wing Respect MP for Bradford West.
[Picture of George Galloway]


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


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


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


Ganz, Bruno Bruno Ganz is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1941  (Zurich, Switzerland)

Died 16 February 2019  (Zurich, Switzerland)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Swiss actor, forever associated with his powerhouse performance as Hitler in "Downfall". Yeah, the one in the memes.
[Picture of Bruno Ganz]


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


Gardiner, Boris
Born 13 January 1943  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Lovers' rock musician with a lengthy career and a surprise UK #1 in 1986 with "I Want to Wake Up With You".
[Picture of Boris Gardiner]


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


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


Gargan, Susan
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of original material machine Peter Kay.
[Picture of Susan Gargan]


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


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


Garoeb, Justus
Born 16 December 1942  (Omaruru, Namibia)
King of the Damara people in Namibia, his name contains a lot of them clicking noises.
[Picture of Justus Garoeb]


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


Garrett, Leif
Born 8 November 1961  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Former teen actor & singing star, who has fallen on hard times with a number of drink & drugs related mishaps.
[Picture of Leif Garrett]


Garrett, Lesley
Born 10 April 1955  (Doncaster, Yorkshire, England)
Singer and TV personality.
[Picture of Lesley Garrett]


Garrod, Rex Rex Garrod is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 8 April 2019  (Ipswich, UK)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
British inventor, designed some of the most successful competitors in the original "Robot Wars" as well as the giant car in kids' TV mediocrity "Brum".
[Picture of Rex Garrod]


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


Gascoine, Jill
Born 11 April 1937  (Lambeth, London, England)
Actress in 'The Onedin Line' and novelist.
[Picture of Jill Gascoine]


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


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


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


Gates Sr, William H.
Born 30 November 1925  (Bremerton, Washington, USA)
Former Lawyer and father of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
[Picture of William H. Gates Sr]


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


Gaunt, William
Born 3 April 1937  (Pudsey, UK)
Long-time TV actor, most famously as one of the three super-agents in 60s sci-fi thriller "The Champions".
[Picture of William Gaunt]


Gaynor, Gloria
Born 7 September 1949  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
R & B singer who enjoyed great success in the 1970s with hits such as 'I Will Survive' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye', making her something of a gay icon.
[Picture of Gloria Gaynor]


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


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


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


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


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


Gell-Mann, Murray Murray Gell-Mann is no longer with us
Born 15 September 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 24 May 2019  (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
[Picture of Murray Gell-Mann]


Gelula, Dylan
Born 7 May 1994  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress, plays Xanthippe in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".
[Picture of Dylan Gelula]


Gendle, Tanya
Date and place of birth unknown
Personal trainer of former Australian PM Julia Gillard. Died off-the-radar in December 2018.
[Picture of Tanya Gendle]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gerneth, Gustav
Born 15 October 1905  (Szczecin, Poland)
Germany's oldest resident as of the start of 2018. Still able to climb the stairs aged 112, apparently. Died October 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Gustav Gerneth]


Gettleman, Dave
Born 21 February 1951  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
General manager for the NFL's New York Giants.
[Picture of Dave Gettleman]


Ghali, Brahim
Born 16 September 1949  (Smara, Western Sahara)
President-in-exile of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
[Picture of Brahim Ghali]


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


Ghironzi, Giancarlo
Date and place of birth unknown
Secretary general of CDLS, the Sammarinese trade union.
[Picture of Giancarlo Ghironzi]


Giaever, Ivar
Born 5 April 1929  (Bergen, Norway)
Nobel-winning physicist, more notable as one of the few big-name scientists to go against the consensus on global warning.
[Picture of Ivar Giaever]


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


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


Gibbs, Marla
Born 14 June 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American TV sitcom actress, best known as wisecracking maid Florence on 'The Jeffersons'.
[Picture of Marla Gibbs]


Gibson, Julie Julie Gibson is no longer with us
Born 6 September 1913  (Lewiston, Idaho, USA)

Died 2 October 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
American former singer and actress who had a prolific film career during the 1940s.
[Picture of Julie Gibson]


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


Gibson, Richard
Born 1 January 1954  (Kampala, Uganda)
Actor who played horndog Gestapo Officer Herr Flick in "Allo Allo".
[Picture of Richard Gibson]


Gielen, Michael Michael Gielen is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1927  (Dresden, Germany)

Died 8 March 2019  (Mondsee, Austria)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Austrian conductor and composer, director of the Frankfurt Opera from 1977 to 1987.
[Picture of Michael Gielen]


Gifford, Kathie Lee
Born 16 August 1953  (Paris, France)
American TV personality.
[Picture of Kathie Lee Gifford]


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


Gilbert, Walter
Born 21 March 1932  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Nobel-winning chemist, won the gong in 1980 for his work on nucleic acid sequencing.
[Picture of Walter Gilbert]


Gilberto, Joao Joao Gilberto is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1931  (Bahia, Brazil)

Died 6 July 2019  (Rio, Brazil)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Legendary Brazilian musician, effectively created the genre of bossa nova himself. Notoriously difficult to work with and allegedly in poor health.
[Picture of Joao Gilberto]


Giles, Bill
Born 18 November 1939  (Dittisham, Devon, England)
Popular weather forecaster for the BBC for many years before his retirement in 2000.
[Picture of Bill Giles]


Gilfoyle, Belinda
Date and place of birth unknown
Former glamour model from the 80s "tits and teeth" era of Page 3.
[Picture of Belinda Gilfoyle]


Gillan, Karen
Born 28 November 1987  (Inverness, UK)
Scottish actress who presumably has a very happy bank manager following her work as Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
[Picture of Karen Gillan]


Gillespie, Gary
Born 5 July 1960  (Stirling, UK)
Coventry and Liverpool defender of the 1980s, stil works as a commentator on Liverpool TV.
[Picture of Gary Gillespie]


Gillespie, Robert
Born 9 November 1933  (Lille, France)
Veteran actor on British TV, in comic and serious roles. In recent years, he returned to his first love of the stage.
[Picture of Robert Gillespie]


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


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


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


Gimeno, Andres Andres Gimeno is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1937  (Barcelona, Spain)

Died 9 October 2019  (Barcelona, Spain)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Tennis player, one of the greatest in Spanish history. Won the 1972 French Open.
[Picture of Andres Gimeno]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Glen, Iain
Born 24 June 1961  (Edinburgh, UK)
Scottish character actor, usually found in sci-fi/fantasy films although he did pop up as Margaret Thatcher's dad in "The Iron Lady".
[Picture of Iain Glen]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Goffe, Rusty
Born 30 October 1948  (Herne Bay, Kent, England)
4'2" dwarf actor. Was an Oompa-Loompa in the 1971 version of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', and played 3 minor roles in 'Star Wars', although he was uncredited for the latter.
[Picture of Rusty Goffe]


Goldberg, Denis
Born 11 April 1933  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Anti-apartheid activist, the only white person convicted at the 1964 maxi-trial that saw Nelson Mandela imprisoned.
[Picture of Denis Goldberg]


Goldberg, Whoopi
Born 13 November 1955  (New York, New York, USA)
Comedienne and actress, famous for her roles in 'Ghost' & 'The Color Purple'.
[Picture of Whoopi Goldberg]


Golden, LaVona Fay
Born 1 February 1940  (place of birth unknown)
Mother of over-competetive figure skater Tonya Harding, portrayed by Allison Janney in the movie "I, Tonya".
[Picture of LaVona Fay Golden]


Golding, Paul
Born 25 January 1982  (Kent, UK)
Britain First nutjob, who was actually kicked out of the British National Party for being too racist.
[Picture of Paul Golding]


Goldman, Julie
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA  (exact date unknown)
Lesbian comedienne, one of Joan Rivers' final jokewriters.
[Picture of Julie Goldman]


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


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


Gomeshi, Jian
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Canadian TV host and music personality, the stereotypical "women's studies major who turns out to be a massive sex pest". Career effectively ended after he was charged with sexual assault in 2014.
[Picture of Jian Gomeshi]


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


Gonzalez, Matt
Born 4 June 1965  (McAllen, Texas, USA)
US Green Party politician, Ralph Nader's running partner in the 2008 election.
[Picture of Matt Gonzalez]


Goodall, Jane
Born 3 April 1934  (London, England)
Conservationist, known for her 45 year study of chimpanzees.
[Picture of Jane Goodall]


Goode, Kerry
Born 28 July 1965  (Town Creek, Alabama, USA)
Two-season NFL running back who later moved on to a career in coaching.
[Picture of Kerry Goode]


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


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


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


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


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


Gordon, Bryony
Born 5 July 1980  (London, UK)
Big-boned opinions4u columnist for The Telegraph.
[Picture of Bryony Gordon]


Gordon, Josh
Born 13 April 1991  (Houston, Texas, USA)
NFL player who took "indefinite leave" from the sport in December 2018 to focus on his mental health.
[Picture of Josh Gordon]


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


Gore, Al
Born 31 March 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Former US Vice President and Presidential candidate. Famously lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush despite having the majority of the popular vote. Now a prominent environmentalist.
[Picture of Al Gore]


Gove, Michael
Born 26 August 1967  (Edinburgh, UK)
Pob-faced former Channel 4 late night presenter who, 20 years later, looks like he'll be our country's prime minister soon. The absolute state of the UK.
[Picture of Michael Gove]


Goya, Chantal
Born 10 June 1942  (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
French ye-ye singer, also had a career as a new wave actress.
[Picture of Chantal Goya]


Gracie, Carrie
Born in Bahrain  (exact date unknown)
Former China editor for the BBC, at the centre of an gender gap pay row in recent years.
[Picture of Carrie Gracie]


Grade, Michael
Born 8 March 1943  (London, England)
Currently Executive Chairman at ITV after holding similar roles at the BBC & Channel 4.
[Picture of Michael Grade]


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


Graetz, Robert
Born 16 May 1928  (Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA)
Lutheran pastor, one of the few white supporters of the Montgomery bus boycott. Has remained active in civil rights since.
[Picture of Robert Graetz]


Graham, Bill
Born 18 September 1918  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American jazz saxophonist.
[Picture of Bill Graham]


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


Graham, David
Born 11 July 1925  (London, UK)
Actor and voice artist, most notably as the voice of chauffeur Parker in "Thunderbirds" for 50-plus years.
[Picture of David Graham]


Graham, Jorie
Born 9 May 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Pulitzer winner and one of America's leading living poets.
[Picture of Jorie Graham]


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


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


Graham-Smith, Francis
Born 25 April 1923  (Roehampton, Surrey, England)
Thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990.
[Picture of Francis Graham-Smith]


Grammas, Alex
Born 3 April 1926  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Baseball player who had more success as a coach, as which he won two World Series.
[Picture of Alex Grammas]


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


Grande, Marjorie
Born 12 October 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Grandmother of not-technically-jailbait pop strumpet Ariana Grande.
[Picture of Marjorie Grande]


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


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


Grant, Bud
Born 20 May 1927  (Superior, Wisconsin, USA)
Dual-sport athlete (played in both the NFL and the NBA), won the 1969 Superbowl as coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
[Picture of Bud Grant]


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


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


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


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


Gray, Erin
Born 7 January 1950  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Former model who played Colonel Wilma Deering in the 70s version of "Buck Rogers". Very popular with teenage boys of the time.
[Picture of Erin Gray]


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


Gray (actor), Andy
Born in Glasgow, UK  (exact date unknown)
Scottish comedy actor, part of the Naked Video team in the 1980s and a prodigious pantomime dame in recent years.
[Picture of Andy Gray (actor)]


Greaves, Jimmy
Born 20 February 1940  (Poplar, London, England)
British football legend.
[Picture of Jimmy Greaves]


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


Greco, Salvatore
Born 12 May 1924  (Palermo, Italy)
One of the Mafia's most notorious and mysterious members, brought the heroin trade under Mob control in the 60s. Last heard of in 2001 so who knows if he's even alive?
[Picture of Salvatore Greco]


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


Green, Peter
Born 29 October 1946  (Bethnal Green, London, England)
Blues guitarist, a founder member of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Peter Green]


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


Green, Tim
Born 16 December 1963  (Liverpool, New York, USA)
Former NFL linebacker who later became a news host on Fox.
[Picture of Tim Green]


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


Greene, Brian
Born 9 February 1963  (New York City, New York, USA)
Theoretical physicist and one of the world's leading string theory experts.
[Picture of Brian Greene]


Greenspan, Alan
Born 6 March 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Economist, former US Federal Reserve chairman from 1987-2006.
[Picture of Alan Greenspan]


Greer, Germaine
Born 29 January 1939  (Melbourne, Australia)
Six-foot tall, tub-thumping feminist Aussie writer, best known for her book 'The Female Eunuch' and her frequent appearances on chat shows, where she tries to make out that she isn't that scary really.
[Picture of Germaine Greer]


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


Gregory, Will
Born 17 September 1959  (Bristol, UK)
The male half of electronic pop duo Goldfrapp.
[Picture of Will Gregory]


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


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


Griffin, Nick
Born 1 March 1959  (Barnet, London, England)
Odious former leader of the British National Party. Made a controversial appearance on BBC TV's 'Question Time' in 2009. Now an MEP.
[Picture of Nick Griffin]


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


Griffiths, Andrew
Born 19 October 1970  (Dudley, UK)
Conservative MP for Burton, got into some trouble in 2018 after he was found to have sent 2,000 "sexts" to constituents.
[Picture of Andrew Griffiths]


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


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


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


Grobbelaar, Bruce
Born 6 October 1957  (Durban, South Africa)
Eccentric Liverpool goalkeeper of the 1980s whose clown-like behaviour overshadowed allegations of match-fixing and the fact he was in the Rhodesian Army.
[Picture of Bruce Grobbelaar]


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


Grosvenor, Luther
Born 23 December 1946  (Evesham, UK)
Guitarist, former member of both Mott the Hoople and Stealers Wheel.
[Picture of Luther Grosvenor]


Grunewald, Gabriele Gabriele Grunewald is no longer with us
Born 25 June 1986  (Perham, Minnesota, USA)

Died 11 June 2019  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Age at death: 32  (read death notice)
American middle-distance runner.
[Picture of Gabriele Grunewald]


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


Guardiola, Pep
Born 18 January 1971  (Santpedor, Spain)
All-conquering football manager whose players recover awfully quickly from injury.
[Picture of Pep Guardiola]


Gubaidulina, Sofia
Born 24 October 1931  (Chistopol, Russia)
Composer, one of the so-called "Khrennikov's Seven" denounced by the Communist Party in 1979 for western musical influences.
[Picture of Sofia Gubaidulina]


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


Guilfoyle, Margaret
Born 15 May 1926  (Belfast, UK)
Served as Australia's Minister for Social Security between 1975 and 1980.
[Picture of Margaret Guilfoyle]


Guinness, Peter
Born 3 May 1950  (Whitstable, UK)
Baldy character actor.
[Picture of Peter Guinness]


Gulager, Clu
Born 16 November 1928  (Holdenville, Oklahoma, USA)
Veteran TV actor, appeared in both "The Tall Man" and "The Virginian" in the 1960s.
[Picture of Clu Gulager]


Gullit, Ruud
Born 1 September 1962  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Inventor of "sexy football", an all-time great player and a somewhat less impressive manager.
[Picture of Ruud Gullit]


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


Guy, Athol
Born 5 January 1940  (Colac, Victoria, Australia)
Double bass player for The Seekers who later had successful careers in Australian light entertainment TV and politics.
[Picture of Athol Guy]


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


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


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


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

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