Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: M


Macbeth, Peter
Born 2 February 1943  (Marylebone, London, England)
Former member of the soul group The Foundations who was jailed in 2008 for sexual abuse & child porn, despite claiming he was terminally ill.
[Picture of Peter Macbeth]


Macdonald, Kevin
Born 22 November 1960  (Inverness, UK)
Former football, who has been caretaker manager of Aston Villa more times than I've had hot dinners.
[Picture of Kevin Macdonald]


MacFarlane, Seth
Born 26 October 1973  (Kent, Connecticut, USA)
Actor, animator and creator of the marmite-like cartoon show 'Family Guy'.
[Picture of Seth MacFarlane]


MacGowan, Shane
Born 25 December 1957  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Dentally challenged singer-songwriter who used to front the Pogues. Constantly rumoured to be on the brink of death due to non-stop drinking, smoking and drug-taking. But he's still going...
[Picture of Shane MacGowan]


Macias, Enrico
Born 11 December 1938  (Constantine, Algeria)
Chanson musician, popular in France and the Arabic world but has been banned from his native Algeria since 1961.
[Picture of Enrico Macias]


MacIntyre, Alasdair
Born 12 January 1929  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish philosopher, although not in the Rab C Nesbitt sense.
[Picture of Alasdair MacIntyre]


Mack, Christy
Born 9 May 1991  (South Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA)
Former pornographic actress who was nearly beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend and MMA fighter War Machine in 2014. He is now serving life.
[Picture of Christy Mack]


Mackay, James
Born 2 July 1927  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Baron Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Chancellor from 1987-1997.
[Picture of James Mackay]


MacLaine, Shirley
Born 24 April 1934  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Oddball Hollywood actress who has starred in countless films, such as 'Some Came Running' (1958), 'The Apartment' (1960), 'Sweet Charity' (1969) , 'Being There' (1979) and 'Postcards from the Edge' (1990). Sister of Warren Beatty.
[Picture of Shirley MacLaine]


MacLeod, Gavin
Born 28 February 1930  (Mount Kisco, New York, USA)
US Actor, in 'The Love Boat', 'Mary Tyler Moore' etc.
[Picture of Gavin MacLeod]


MacLeod, Johnny
Born 23 November 1938  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former Arsenal and Aston Villa winger.
[Picture of Johnny MacLeod]


MacPhail, Cathy
Born 25 January 1946  (Greenock, UK)
Scottish children's author.
[Picture of Cathy MacPhail]


Macpherson, William
Born 1 April 1926  (Blairgowrie, UK)
Retired high court judge who led the public inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
[Picture of William Macpherson]


Macy, Bill Bill Macy is no longer with us
Born 18 May 1922  (Revere, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 17 October 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Actor, on a host of TV programmes, including 'Maude' for which he is best known (at least in America).
[Picture of Bill Macy]


Madden, John
Born 10 April 1936  (Austin, Minnesota, USA)
Former head coach of the Oakland Raiders (overseeing their victory in Superbowl XI), who has been an NFL commentator on TV for over twenty years.
[Picture of John Madden]


Maddow, Rachel
Born 1 April 1973  (Castro Valley, California, USA)
Political commentator, the first open lesbian to helm a prime-time news show in the US.
[Picture of Rachel Maddow]


Madoc, Ruth
Born 16 April 1943  (Norwich, Norfolk, England)
English-born Welsh actress, famous in the 80s for 'Hi-de-Hi', but more recently as the mum of "the only gay in the village", Dafydd Thomas, in 'Little Britain'.
[Picture of Ruth Madoc]


Madoff, Bernard
Born 29 April 1938  (Queens, New York, USA)
Disgraced former Chairman of NASDAQ, who is accused of committing $50 billion worth of fraud.
[Picture of Bernard Madoff]


Maduro, Nicolas
Born 23 November 1962  (Caravas, Venezuela)
Former bus driver who succeeded Hugo Chavez as leader of Venezuela in 2013. It's not going well.
[Picture of Nicolas Maduro]


Maguire, Clare
Born 15 September 1988  (Solihull, UK)
Once-hyped singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Clare Maguire]


Mahrenholz, Ernst Gottfried
Born 18 June 1929  (Göttingen, Germany)
Former constitutional judge in Germany.
[Picture of Ernst Gottfried Mahrenholz]


Maillet, Antonine
Born 10 May 1929  (Bouctouche, Canada)
French-Canadian novelist and scholar.
[Picture of Antonine Maillet]


Maitland, Derek
Date and place of birth unknown
War photographer, most notably in Vietnam. Born April 1943. Died January 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Derek Maitland]


Majors, John
Born 29 March 1943  (Carshalton, Surrey, England)
Former British Prime Minister for 7 turbulent years between 1990-97.
[Picture of John Majors]


Majors, Lee
Born 23 April 1940  (Wyandotte, Michigan, USA)
Actor, born Harvey Lee Yeary, most famous as Colonel Steve Austin, 'The Six Million Dollar Man'.
[Picture of Lee Majors]


Malahide, Patrick
Born 24 March 1945  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
British actor who starred in TV series such as 'The Singing Detective' and 'Minder'. Also starred in films including 'Comfort and Joy' and 'A Month in the Country'.
[Picture of Patrick Malahide]


Malmkvist, Siw
Born 31 December 1936  (Borstahusen, Sweden)
Swedish singer.
[Picture of Siw Malmkvist]


Malone, Post
Born 4 July 1995  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
King of cloud rap, his 2016 album "Stoney" broke "Thriller"'s 36-year record for longest time spent on the US R&B charts. Gets in a lot of drunk vehicle accidents, hence his appearance here.
[Picture of Post Malone]


Malone, Tina
Born 30 January 1963  (Liverpool, UK)
Former Brookside and Shameless star, now following the tried and tested route of bankruptcy, reality TV, pantomime and substance abuse.
[Picture of Tina Malone]


Malpass, Tanya
Date and place of birth unknown
Retired A&E consultant-turned cancer blogger.
[Picture of Tanya Malpass]


Mangeshkar, Lata
Born 28 September 1929  (Indore, India)
Veteran Indian 'playback singer' i.e. one that provides the real Hindi singing which the pretty actresses mime to in Bollywood films.
[Picture of Lata Mangeshkar]


Manilow, Barry
Born 17 June 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Cheesy easy-listening singer with a big nose.
[Picture of Barry Manilow]


Manley, Dorothy
Born 29 April 1927  (Manor Park, London, England)
Won silver in the 1948 Olympic Games 100 metres for Great Britain.
[Picture of Dorothy Manley]


Mann, Barry
Born 9 February 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
One half of a hugely successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil.
[Picture of Barry Mann]


Mann, Manfred
Born 21 October 1940  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Keyboard, founder member of the various bands that contain his name (Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Manfred Mann's Chapter Three).
[Picture of Manfred Mann]


Manne, Robert
Born 31 October 1947  (Melbourne, Australia)
One of Australia's leading intellectuals, apparently. Presumably just behind Crash Bandicoot and one of Savage Garden.
[Picture of Robert Manne]


Manners, John
Born 25 September 1914  (Exeter, Devon, England)
Former cricketer for Hampshire before and after WWII.
[Picture of John Manners]


Manning, Chelsea
Born 17 December 1987  (Crescent, Oklahoma, USA)
U.S. Soldier held in solitary confinement for the alleged passing of confidential information to the WikiLeaks website.
[Picture of Chelsea Manning]


Manning, Katy
Born 14 October 1946  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Actress, best known for her role as Dr. Who's companion, Jo Grant from 1971-1973.
[Picture of Katy Manning]


Mansell, Jack
Born 22 August 1927  (Salford, Cheshire, England)
Former Brighton and Portsmouth defender, best remembered for a so-so spell in charge of Reading FC.
[Picture of Jack Mansell]


Mansfield, Jayne Marie
Born 8 November 1950  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Daughter of THE Jayne Mansfield.
[Picture of Jayne Marie Mansfield]


Manson, Marilyn
Born 5 January 1969  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
Extrovert and quite frankly scary rock singer. Born plain ol' Brian Warner.
[Picture of Marilyn Manson]


Mansur Hadi, Abdrabbuh
Born 1 September 1945  (Abyan, Yemen)
Current president of Yemen, although how secure his position is during the current war remains to be seen.
[Picture of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi]


Mantle, Doreen
Born 22 June 1926  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Theatre and TV actress still working in her 90s. Best known as Victor Meldrow's nemesis Mrs Warboys in "One Foot In The Grave". Born 1926.
[Picture of Doreen Mantle]


Manziel, Johnny
Born 6 December 1992  (Tyler, Texas, USA)
Former quarterback with the Cleveland Browns, now a free agent after off-the-field controversies.
[Picture of Johnny Manziel]


Maphis, Rose Lee
Born 29 September 1922  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Country singer of the 1950s who now works as a greeter at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
[Picture of Rose Lee Maphis]


Mar Chrysostom, Philipose
Born 27 April 1918  (Travancore, India)
Emeritus Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Subject of the 72-hour documentary "100 Years of Chrysostom", one of the longest films ever made.
[Picture of Philipose Mar Chrysostom]


Maradona, Diego
Born 30 October 1960  (Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Football genius turned cocaine addict who later managed Argentina to a quarter final spot in the 2010 World Cup.
[Picture of Diego Maradona]


Maranne, Andre
Born in Toulouse, France  (exact date unknown)
Actor who always played the French chap on British TV and film. Born 1926.
[Picture of Andre Maranne]


Marchand, Robert
Born 26 November 1911  (Amiens, France)
Former French competetive cyclist who still rides a bike at the age of 107.
[Picture of Robert Marchand]


Marcos, Imelda
Born 2 July 1929  (Manila, Philippines)
Former beauty queen, lavish-living, obsessive shoe-collector and widow of former Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos.
[Picture of Imelda Marcos]


Margolyes, Miriam
Born 18 May 1941  (Oxford, England)
Character actress and voice artist ('Monkey').
[Picture of Miriam Margolyes]


Margrethe II, Queen
Born 16 April 1940  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Queen of Denmark since 1972.
[Picture of Queen Margrethe II]


Marichal, Juan
Born 20 October 1937  (Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic)
Former pitcher for the MLB team San Francisco Giants.
[Picture of Juan Marichal]


Marino, Dan
Born 13 September 1961  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, aknowledged as one of the greatest of all time.
[Picture of Dan Marino]


Markle Sr., Thomas
Born 18 July 1944  (Newport, Pennsylvania, USA)
Estranged father of Meghan Markle, seemingly in a WhatsApp group with every American gossip columnist.
[Picture of Thomas Markle Sr.]


Markowitz, Harry
Born 24 August 1927  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Economist of the "Chicago School" who won the Nobel Prize in 1990.
[Picture of Harry Markowitz]


Marlowe, Linda
Born 26 July 1940  (Sydney, Australia)
Theatre actress often described as Steven Berkoff's "muse" by critics. Also played Danny Dyer's gran in "Eastenders".
[Picture of Linda Marlowe]


Maroney, Pauline
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of Susie Maroney, an Australian distance swimmer.
[Picture of Pauline Maroney]


Marquette, Richard
Born 12 December 1934  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Three-time murderer, who was released from prison in 1973 for "good behaviour" only to go and strangle two homeless women to death the following year. Now that's a yikes.
[Picture of Richard Marquette]


Marr, Andrew
Born 31 July 1959  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Large eared journalist & TV presenter. Also an author on political history.
[Picture of Andrew Marr]


Marr, Leslie
Born 14 August 1922  (Durham, England)
Formula 1 racing driver from the 1950s.
[Picture of Leslie Marr]


Marsden, Gerry
Born 24 September 1942  (Liverpool, England)
Singer, the Gerry in 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'.
[Picture of Gerry Marsden]


Marse, Juan
Born 8 January 1933  (Barcelona, Spain)
Spanish novelist.
[Picture of Juan Marse]


Marsh Doll, Caren
Born 6 April 1919  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress and dancer who was Judy Garland's stand-in for 'The Wizard of Oz'.
[Picture of Caren Marsh Doll]


Marshall, Peter
Born 30 March 1926  (Huntington, West Virginia, USA)
Highly recognisable face in the US as long-time host of "drunk celebs piss about" show "Hollywood Squares".
[Picture of Peter Marshall]


Martel, Rick
Born 18 March 1956  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
WWE Wrestler. Born Richard Vigneault
[Picture of Rick Martel]


Martin, Andra
Born 15 July 1935  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)
Actress, who had a brief leading lady spell in the 1950's, before settling into a long TV career.
[Picture of Andra Martin]


Martin, Derek
Born 11 April 1933  (Bow, London, England)
TV actor - Charlie Slater in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Derek Martin]


Martin, George R. R.
Born 20 September 1948  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Novelist and creator of the 'Game of Thrones' series of fantasy novels, now a succesful TV series which the Man In Black will get round to watching. One day...
[Picture of George R. R. Martin]


Martin, Guy
Born 4 November 1981  (Kirmington, Lincolnshire, England)
Motorcyclist who regularly competes in the Isle of Man TT.
[Picture of Guy Martin]


Martin, Ian
Born 27 April 1953  (London, England)
Comedy scriptwriter, most notably of 'The Thick of It'.
[Picture of Ian Martin]


Martin, James
Born 13 March 1931  (Glasgow, UK)
Veteran Scottish actor, found fame late in life with the sitcom "Still Game".
[Picture of James Martin]


Martin, Judy
Born 8 October 1955  (Texas, USA)
80s womens wrestler, one of the few "worker" lady grapplers in the US during the cartoon era.
[Picture of Judy Martin]


Martin, Millicent
Born 8 June 1934  (Romford, UK)
Actress, singer and comedienne. Broke through in the 1960s with "That Was The Week That Was", moved to the US later on and had a lengthy career on Broadway and in sitcoms.
[Picture of Millicent Martin]


Martinez, Rudy
Born in Bay City, Michigan, USA  (exact date unknown)
Better known as Question Mark, frontman of highly influential 60s garage rock band ? & The Mysterians.
[Picture of Rudy Martinez]


Marty, Jean-Pierre
Born 12 October 1932  (Paris, France)
French pianist and conductor.
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Marty]


Marvin, Hank
Born 28 October 1941  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Lead Guitarist for the Shadows & thus has had a long music career.
[Picture of Hank Marvin]


Mascaras, Mil
Born 15 July 1942  (San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
Wrestler, one of the Mexican "lucha libre" pioneers in the 1960s.
[Picture of Mil Mascaras]


Mask the Slump God, Ski
Born 18 April 1996  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
Old mucker of XXXTentacion. Will we see a reunion this year?
[Picture of Ski Mask the Slump God]


Mason, Jackie
Born 9 June 1936  (Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA)
American stand-up comedian, often in the UK, who specialises in satire & Jewish humour.
[Picture of Jackie Mason]


Massiel, (singer)
Born 2 August 1947  (Madrid, Spain)
Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1968, beating Sir Cliff's Congratulations. Her winning entry was full of deep meaningful lyrics - actually that's a lie, it was called 'La la la'. I wonder how it went?
[Picture of (singer) Massiel]


Masterson, Valerie
Born 3 June 1937  (Birkenhead, UK)
Retired opera singer, former principal soprano with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
[Picture of Valerie Masterson]


Masum, Fuad
Born 1 January 1938  (Koya, Iraq)
President of Iraq since 2014.
[Picture of Fuad Masum]


Mates, Michael
Born 9 June 1934  (Brentford, UK)
Former Conservative MP whose name turns up a number of times in the so-called "Panama Papers".
[Picture of Michael Mates]


Mattarella, Sergio
Born 23 July 1941  (Palermo, Italy)
Incumbent but politically isolated president of Italy since 2015. A centrist as opposed to the populist current government, and also the first ever Sicilian to hold the post of Italian president.
[Picture of Sergio Mattarella]


Mattfeld, Perry
Born 29 March 1994  (California, USA)
Dancer-turned-actress, played Mel on "Shameless".
[Picture of Perry Mattfeld]


Maudsley, Frank
Born 10 November 1959  (Liverpool, UK)
Founder member and bassist of distinctly haired 80s synth poppers A Flock of Seagulls.
[Picture of Frank Maudsley]


Maudsley, Robert
Born 26 June 1953  (Toxteth, Liverpool)
Serial killer who killed four people, three of them while in prison. Who says prison doesn't work?
[Picture of Robert Maudsley]


Maury, Ursula
Date and place of birth unknown
German singer, born 1916. According to research, her music was last played on the BBC in 1953, when her version of "Auf Wiedersehen" was one of Ralph Lynn's Desert Island Discs.
[Picture of Ursula Maury]


Max, Peter
Born 19 October 1937  (Berlin, Germany)
German-born American pop artist.
[Picture of Peter Max]


Maxwell, Donald
Born 12 December 1948  (Perth, UK)
Scottish operatic baritone, a regular performer with The Royal Opera.
[Picture of Donald Maxwell]


May, Brian
Born 19 July 1947  (Hampton, Middlesex, England)
Big-haired guitarist, both with Queen and as a solo artist. Virtually every song he's ever done has a guitar riff from him in. Sometimes it works, often it fails miserably, but credit for perseverance.
[Picture of Brian May]


May, James
Born 16 January 1963  (Bristol, England)
The least irritating of the three presenters of TV's 'Top Gear'.
[Picture of James May]


May, Theresa
Born 1 October 1956  (Eastbourne, UK)
Shoe lover who probably wishes she'd never put her hand up in 2016 now.
[Picture of Theresa May]


Mayall, John
Born 29 November 1933  (Macclesfield, England)
Pioneering blues artist who encouraged the likes of Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac in the ""Blues Boom"" of the late 60s. Perhaps the notable Rock musician to come out of Macclesfield after Ian Curtis...
[Picture of John Mayall]


Mayhew, Kenneth
Born 18 January 1917  (Helmingham, UK)
One of only four living men honoured with the Military William Order. Was presumed dead for 30 years before he turned up at a war memorial event in 2011.
[Picture of Kenneth Mayhew]


Mayhew, Peter Peter Mayhew is no longer with us
Born 19 May 1944  (Barnes, London, England)

Died 30 April 2019  (Boyd, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Actor, whose only main role as been a hugely popular one - that of Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films.
[Picture of Peter Mayhew]


Mayhew-Archer, Paul
Born 6 January 1953  (Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England)
Comedy scriptwriter for TV hits 'The Vicar of Dibley' and 'My Hero'.
[Picture of Paul Mayhew-Archer]


Mays, Willie
Born 6 May 1931  (Westfield, Alabama)
Baseball player, considered one of the best of all time.
[Picture of Willie Mays]


M'bala, Dieudonne M'bala
Born 11 February 1966  (Fontenay-aux-Roses, France)
French comedian and actor known for his controversial opinions regarding Judaism.
[Picture of Dieudonne M'bala M'bala]


McAdams, Rachel
Born 17 November 1978  (Ontario, Canada)
Actress, forever associated with the 1-2 punch of "Mean Girls" and "The Notebook", making her every 16-year-old's favourite person in 2004.
[Picture of Rachel McAdams]


McAloon, Paddy
Born 7 June 1957  (Durham, UK)
Frontman of Prefab Sprout, the most overrated band in musical history.
[Picture of Paddy McAloon]


McAlpine, Kenneth
Born 21 September 1920  (Cobham, UK)
Oldest living F1 driver, raced for Connaught Engineering between 1952 and 1955.
[Picture of Kenneth McAlpine]


McCabe, Bernice Bernice McCabe is no longer with us
Born 7 October 1952  (Bristol, UK)

Died 18 February 2019  (Cavendish, UK)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
One of Britain's most highly regarded headteachers. Currently battling a brain tumour.
[Picture of Bernice McCabe]


McCain, Roberta
Born 7 February 1912  (Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA)
Mother of defeated 2008 US election hopeful & Senator, John.
[Picture of Roberta McCain]


McCall, C. W.
Born 15 November 1928  (Audubon, Iowa, USA)
Country musician who had a massive hit with 'Convoy' in 1976.
[Picture of C. W. McCall]


McCallum, David
Born 19 September 1933  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Actor, best known as Illya Kuyakin in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and Steel in spooky 80s series 'Sapphire & Steel'. Now in popular cop show NCIS.
[Picture of David McCallum]


McCarthy, Tim
Born 20 June 1949  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former Secret Service agent best known for being the man who effectively saved Ronald Reagan's life/stopped John Hinckley from fucking Jodie Foster.
[Picture of Tim McCarthy]


McCartney, Paul
Born 18 June 1942  (Liverpool, England)
Younger of the 2 surviving Beatles.
[Picture of Paul McCartney]


McCarty, Jim
Born 25 July 1943  (Liverpool, UK)
Drummer for the Yardbirds, the only man to have appeared in all the group's incarnations.
[Picture of Jim McCarty]


McCaskey, Virginia Halas
Born 5 January 1923  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Owner of the Chicago bears American football team.
[Picture of Virginia Halas McCaskey]


McCaw, Richie
Born 31 December 1980  (Oamaru, New Zealand)
International rugby player, captain of the All Blacks.
[Picture of Richie McCaw]


McClellan, Gerald
Born 23 October 1967  (Freeport, Illinois, USA)
Boxer. WBC and WBO middleweight champion until his retirement.
[Picture of Gerald McClellan]


McClure, Michael
Born 20 October 1932  (Marysville, Kansas, USA)
American beat poet.
[Picture of Michael McClure]


McConnell, Mitch
Born 20 February 1942  (Sheffield, Alabama, USA)
US Senator from Kentucky since 1985.
[Picture of Mitch McConnell]


McConnell, Samantha Samantha McConnell is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1972  (Cornwall, UK)

Died 11 March 2019  (Lincoln, UK)

Age at death: 46  (read death notice)
Cancer mum.
[Picture of Samantha McConnell]


McCourt, Richard
Born 12 August 1976  (Sheffield, England)
Actor and TV presenter, the 'Dick' of 'Dick and Dom' fame.
[Picture of Richard McCourt]


McCoy, Sylvester
Born 20 August 1943  (Dunoon, Scotland)
Actor, best remembered for his role as the 7th Doctor Who.
[Picture of Sylvester McCoy]


McCririck, John John McCririck is no longer with us
Born 17 April 1940  (Surbiton, Surrey, England)

Died 5 July 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Fat, outspoken horseracing pundit with a strange home life.
[Picture of John McCririck]


McCullough, Billy
Born 27 July 1935  (Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland)
Former Arsenal and Northern Ireland international footballer.
[Picture of Billy McCullough]


Mccullum, Brendon
Born 27 September 1981  (Dunedin, New Zealand)
New Zealand cricketer, scored the fastest Test century of all time (54 balls).
[Picture of Brendon Mccullum]


McDevitt, Chas
Born 4 December 1934  (Glasgow, UK)
Skiffle musician, one of the few to achieve any measure of success outside the UK.
[Picture of Chas McDevitt]


McDiarmid, Ian
Born 11 August 1944  (Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland)
Distinguished stage actor but better known for the role of Emperor Palpatine in the 'Star Wars' franchise.
[Picture of Ian McDiarmid]


McDivitt, James
Born 10 June 1929  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former Astronaut.
[Picture of James McDivitt]


McDonald, The Most Rev Kevin
Born 18 August 1947  (Stoke-on-Trent, England)
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark from 2003 to 2009.
[Picture of The Most Rev Kevin McDonald]


McDonald, Trevor
Born 16 August 1939  (Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies)
Recently-retired ITN newsreader. Once reckoned by Viz comic to be the news anchorman most able to take his beer, in complete contrast to the lightweight Nicholas Witchell.
[Picture of Trevor McDonald]


McDonnell, John
Born 8 September 1951  (Liverpool, UK)
Labour shadow chancellor, likes the Tamil Tigers, doesn't like Tony Blair.
[Picture of John McDonnell]


McElderry, Joe
Born 16 June 1991  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England)
Winner of the X Factor in 2009.
[Picture of Joe McElderry]


McElhatton, Michael
Born 12 September 1963  (Dublin, Ireland)
Actor, one of the "Game of Thrones" ensemble.
[Picture of Michael McElhatton]


McEnery, Peter
Born 21 February 1940  (Walsall, England)
Actor who played Mr. Sloan in the film version of Joe Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloan'.
[Picture of Peter McEnery]


McEnroe, John
Born 16 February 1959  (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Enfant terrible of tennis in the 1970's, who became an elder terrible, before settling down as a broadcaster and commentator.
[Picture of John McEnroe]


McFarlane, Dijon
Born 5 June 1990  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Producer under the name DJ Mustard. His beats usually feature the phrase "Mustard on the beat, hoe" at the start of each track.
[Picture of Dijon McFarlane]


McGahan, Andrew Andrew McGahan is no longer with us
Born in Dalby, Australia  (exact date unknown)

Died 1 February 2019  (Melbourne, Australia)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Australian novelist, born 1966. Most famous for his Bukowski-esque debut effort "Praise" from 1991.
[Picture of Andrew McGahan]


McGann, Paul
Born 14 November 1959  (Surrey, England)
Actor, one of the four McGann acting brothers. Best known for his roles as Marwood in 'Withnail & I' and as the 8th Doctor Who.
[Picture of Paul McGann]


McGarry, Pete
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the faces of Channel 4's "Gogglebox".
[Picture of Pete McGarry]


McGiffin, Carol
Born 1 February 1960  (Maidstone, Kent, England)
TV panelist on inane afternoon show 'Loose Women'.
[Picture of Carol McGiffin]


McGrath, Tom
Born 7 August 1964  (Lynnwood, Washington, USA)
Animator and director of DreamWorks' 'Madagascar' series of films.
[Picture of Tom McGrath]


McGraw, Tim
Born 1 May 1967  (Delhi, Louisiana, USA)
Country musician with over 75 million worldwide album sales.
[Picture of Tim McGraw]


McGuinness, Tom
Born 2 December 1941  (London, UK)
Bassist for Manfred Mann.
[Picture of Tom McGuinness]


McGuire, Victor
Born 17 March 1964  (Liverpool, UK)
Husky Scouse actor, has been playing husky Scourse characters in every British sitcom for the past 30 years.
[Picture of Victor McGuire]


McIlroy, Jimmy
Born 25 October 1931  (Lambeg, Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Legendary footballer for Burnley and Northern Ireland.
[Picture of Jimmy McIlroy]


McIlvanney, Hugh Hugh McIlvanney is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1934  (Kilmarnock, Scotland)

Died 24 January 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Distinguished sports journalist who retired in 2016.
[Picture of Hugh McIlvanney]


McIndoe, John
Born 3 February 1948  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
British singer who starred as I.Q. in the American TV series 'The Bugaloos' in the 1970s.
[Picture of John McIndoe]


McIntyre, Kevin J. Kevin J. McIntyre is no longer with us
Born 27 December 1960  (Dover, Delaware, USA)

Died 2 January 2019  (Arlington, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
[Picture of Kevin J. McIntyre]


McIntyre, Velvet
Born 24 November 1962  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish-born Canadian female wrestler.
[Picture of Velvet McIntyre]


McKean, Michael
Born 17 October 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
Veteran comic actor, a regular member of Christopher Guest's troop. Co-wrote most of the songs in "A Mighty Wind".
[Picture of Michael McKean]


McKee, David
Born 2 January 1935  (Tavistock, UK)
Writer and illustrator, created Mr Benn among others.
[Picture of David McKee]


McKellen, Ian
Born 25 May 1939  (Burnley, Lancashire, England)
Shakespearean actor type.
[Picture of Ian McKellen]


McKennitt, Loreena
Born 17 February 1957  (Morden, Canada)
New agey-Celtic singer and harpist with over 14 million albums sold.
[Picture of Loreena McKennitt]


McKenzie, Fay Fay McKenzie is no longer with us
Born 19 February 1918  (Hollywood, California, USA)

Died 16 April 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
1940s film actress.
[Picture of Fay McKenzie]


McKenzie, Julia
Born 17 February 1941  (Enfield, Middlesex, England)
Actress who has initial success in the 1980s with the sitcom 'Fresh Fields'. Now the latest Miss Marple.
[Picture of Julia McKenzie]


McLaughlin, John
Born 4 January 1942  (Doncaster, UK)
Jazz fusion guitarist, much loved by musos. Worked with Miles Davis on "Bitches Brew", among myriad other projects.
[Picture of John McLaughlin]


Mclaurin, Virginia
Born 12 March 1909  (South Carolina, USA)
Community volunteer who famously danced with the Obamas in the White House aged 106.
[Picture of Virginia Mclaurin]


McLoughlin, Patrick
Born 30 March 1957  (Stafford, Staffordshire, England)
Conservative MP and current Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster.
[Picture of Patrick McLoughlin]


McMahon, Thomas
Born in Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish terrorist, convicted of the murder by bombing of Lord Mountbatten in 1979. Born 1948.
[Picture of Thomas McMahon]


McMahon, Vince
Born 24 August 1945  (Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA)
Professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, and TV commentator on, er, wrestling.
[Picture of Vince McMahon]


McMillan, Ian
Born 18 March 1931  (Airdrie, Scotland)
Former Scotland and Rangers international footballer, nicknamed "The Wee Prime Minister."
[Picture of Ian McMillan]


McMillan, Jimmy
Born 1 December 1946  (New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA)
The guy who said "THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!" in that viral video from about 15 years ago.
[Picture of Jimmy McMillan]


McMurtry, Stanley
Born 4 May 1936  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Cartoonist for the Daily Mail.
[Picture of Stanley McMurtry]


McNamee, John
Born 11 June 1941  (Coatbridge, UK)
Scottish footballer, part of Newcastle's team the last time they won anything (1969).
[Picture of John McNamee]


McNaught, Ken
Born 11 January 1955  (Fife, UK)
Part of Aston Villa's 1982 European Cup-winning side. Also scored in their 1983 European Super Cup win against Barcelona.
[Picture of Ken McNaught]


McNee, David David McNee is no longer with us
Born 23 March 1925  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 26 April 2019  (Glasgow, UK)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1977 to 1982, presiding over the Brixton riots and the Scarman report.
[Picture of David McNee]


McNeill, Billy Billy McNeill is no longer with us
Born 2 March 1940  (Bellshill, Scotland)

Died 22 April 2019  (Glasgow, UK)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Legendary former Celtic player and manager.
[Picture of Billy McNeill]


McParland, Peter
Born 25 April 1934  (Newry, Down, Northern Ireland)
Former Aston Villa and Northern Ireland international footballer. Scored both goals in the Villa's FA Cup victory over Manchester United in 1957.
[Picture of Peter McParland]


McPartlin, Anthony
Born 18 November 1975  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Presenter and actor famed for his screen partnership with Declan Donnelly.
[Picture of Anthony McPartlin]


McRaven, William H.
Born 6 November 1955  (Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA)
Former head of US Special Operations Command, not a big fan of Donny Trump.
[Picture of William H. McRaven]


McShane, Ian
Born 29 September 1942  (Blackburn, UK)
TV actor, best known to those over 40 as Lovejoy and under as Al Swearengen in "Deadwood".
[Picture of Ian McShane]


McTaggart, Richard
Born 15 October 1935  (Dundee, Scotland)
Former boxer, won Gold in the lightweight division in the 1956 Olympic Games for Great Britain & followed that up with a bronze medal 4 years later.
[Picture of Richard McTaggart]


McVie, John
Born 26 November 1945  (London, England)
Bassplayer, the "Mac" of AOR superstars Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of John McVie]


Meagher, Ray
Born 4 July 1944  (Roma, Australia)
Has played Alf Stewart in "Home and Away" since the show began in 1988.
[Picture of Ray Meagher]


Meaker, Marijane
Born 27 May 1927  (Auburn, New York, USA)
Prodigious writer who, under the pseudonym Vin Packer, effectively created the genre of lesbian pulp fiction with works like "Spring Fire".
[Picture of Marijane Meaker]


Mears, Ray
Born 7 February 1964  (Kenley, Surrey, England)
British author & TV presenter, expert in outdoor survival techniques.
[Picture of Ray Mears]


Medley, Bill
Born 19 September 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer with the Righteous Brothers before teaming up with Jennifer Warnes with 'I'm Having The Time of My Life', made famous by the hit film 'Dirty Dancing' in 1987.
[Picture of Bill Medley]


Medvedev, Roy
Born 14 November 1925  (Tblisi, Georgia)
Political writer, expelled from the Communist Party in 1969 after the release of his anti-Stalinist tome "Let History Judge".
[Picture of Roy Medvedev]


Medwin, Michael
Born 18 July 1923  (London, England)
British film actor/producer.
[Picture of Michael Medwin]


Medwin, Terry
Born 25 September 1932  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Wales winger.
[Picture of Terry Medwin]


Meese, Edwin
Born 2 December 1931  (Oakland, California, USA)
US Attorney General under Ronald Reagan.
[Picture of Edwin Meese]


Megellas, James
Born 11 March 1917  (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA)
One of the most-decorated American military officers, portrayed by John Ratzenberger in 1977's "A Bridge Too Far".
[Picture of James Megellas]


Mellencamp, John
Born 7 October 1951  (Seymour, Indiana, USA)
Also known as Johnny Cougar. He's a rock musician & songwriter.
[Picture of John Mellencamp]


Melly, Andree
Born 15 September 1932  (Liverpool, England)
Actress and sister of the late George Melly.
[Picture of Andree Melly]


Memmi, Albert
Born 15 December 1920  (Tunisia)
Tunisian-Jewish author.
[Picture of Albert Memmi]


Mendelsohn, Nicola
Born 29 August 1971  (Manchester, UK)
Vice-president for EMEA operations of Facebook.
[Picture of Nicola Mendelsohn]


Mendenhall, Joseph
Born 15 January 1920  (Calvert, Maryland, USA)
US State Dept. official who advised JFK on Vietnam. Guess that went well…
[Picture of Joseph Mendenhall]


Mendes, Eva
Born 5 March 1974  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Model who was the de rigeur sexpot casting in 90% of 00s movies.
[Picture of Eva Mendes]


Mendes, Sergio
Born 11 February 1941  (Rio, Brazil)
Bossa nova musician, creator of the "played every time Brazil features in a film or on TV" classic "Mas Que Nada". Ohhh-ahhh-eee-ya-yo.
[Picture of Sergio Mendes]


Mendy, Benjamin
Born 17 July 1994  (Longjumeau, France)
Injury-prone but World Cup-winning Manchester City defender.
[Picture of Benjamin Mendy]


Menem, Carlos
Born 2 July 1930  (Anillaco, La Rioja, Argentina)
President of Argentina from 1989-1999. Was subsequently indicted for all sort of corruption charges but still serves on the Argentine senate.
[Picture of Carlos Menem]


Menes, Pierre
Born 29 June 1963  (Paris, France)
Outspoken French football pundit and commentator.
[Picture of Pierre Menes]


Menounos, Litsa
Born 2 September 1954  (Greece)
Mother of US entertainment TV host Maria Menounos.
[Picture of Litsa Menounos]


Menounos, Maria
Born 8 June 1978  (Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
American TV presenter who also co-hosted the 2006 Eurovision in Greece.
[Picture of Maria Menounos]


Mentel-Spee, Bibian
Born 27 September 1972  (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Paralympian snowboarder, three-time gold medallist who has had numerous battles with cancer over the years.
[Picture of Bibian Mentel-Spee]


Menzel, Jiri
Born 23 February 1938  (Prague, Czech Republic)
Film director, one of the leading lights in the Czech New Wave.
[Picture of Jiri Menzel]


Mercado, Walter Walter Mercado is no longer with us
Born 9 March 1932  (Ponce, Puerto Rico)

Died 2 November 2019  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
TV astrologist, a instantly recognisable figure across Latin America.
[Picture of Walter Mercado]


Mercier, Sheila Sheila Mercier is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1919  (Hull, East Yorkshire, England)

Died 4 December 2019  (Kent, UK)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
TV actress - played Annie Sugden when Emmerdale Farm had a farm in it. In real life she is Brian Rix's big sister.
[Picture of Sheila Mercier]


Merckx, Eddy
Born 17 June 1945  (Tielt-Winge, Flemish Brabant, Belgium)
Legendary cyclist, five times winner of the Tour de France.
[Picture of Eddy Merckx]


Mercure, Monique
Born 14 November 1930  (Montreal, Canada)
Actress, best known in the English language for her work in 1992's "Naked Lunch".
[Picture of Monique Mercure]


Meriwether, Lee
Born 27 May 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former model-turned-TV actress.
[Picture of Lee Meriwether]


Merrick, Doris
Born 6 June 1919  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Retired film actress.
[Picture of Doris Merrick]


Merritt, Max
Born 30 April 1941  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Singer-songwriter and leader of Max Merritt & The Meteors.
[Picture of Max Merritt]


Messina, Jo Dee
Born 25 August 1970  (Framingham, Massachusetts, USA)
Country singer-songwriter who dominated the genre's charts in the early 2000s.
[Picture of Jo Dee Messina]


Meyers, Jonathan Rhys
Born 27 July 1977  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Unpredictable Irish actor from the somewhat un-historical drama 'The Tudors'.
[Picture of Jonathan Rhys Meyers]


Michael, Glen
Born 16 May 1926  (Devon, England)
Scottish children's television presenter and entertainer. Born c. 1926.
[Picture of Glen Michael]


Michael of Kent, Prince
Born 4 July 1942  (Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England)
Cousin of the Queen, Grandson of King George V. Mainly has a ceremonial role, and is especially linked with Wimbledon's tennis prizegivings.
[Picture of Prince Michael of Kent]


Michaels, Bret
Born 15 March 1963  (Butler, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former lead singer of 80s poodle rockers Poison, now a reality tv stalwart. Infamously made a 'sex tape' with Pamela Anderson in 1998.
[Picture of Bret Michaels]


Mikasa, Princess
Born 4 June 1923  (Tokyo, Japan)
One of the members of the Japanese Royal Family.
[Picture of Princess Mikasa]


Milan, Lita
Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Actress and widow of playboy dictator's son Ramfis Trujillo. Born 1933.
[Picture of Lita Milan]


Miles, Sylvia Sylvia Miles is no longer with us
Born 9 September 1924  (New York City, New York City, USA)

Died 12 June 2019  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
American film, stage and television actress was twice nominated for an academy award.
[Picture of Sylvia Miles]


Miles, Vera
Born 23 August 1929  (Boise City, Oklahoma, USA)
Film actress - 'The Searchers', 'Psycho', 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' etc.
[Picture of Vera Miles]


Millen, Matt
Born 12 March 1958  (Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
Four-time Super Bowl-winning linebacker and later the very unpopular president of the Detroit Lions.
[Picture of Matt Millen]


Miller, Abby Lee
Born 21 September 1965  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Dance instructor and star of the reality show "Dance Moms". Recently served time in prison for bankruptcy fraud and seemingly has a number of severe health issues.
[Picture of Abby Lee Miller]


Miller, Jonathan Jonathan Miller is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1934  (London, England)

Died 27 November 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Multi-talented threatre director, actor and medical doctor, one quarter of the pioneering satiral comedy revue 'Beyond the Fringe'.
[Picture of Jonathan Miller]


Miller, Marisa
Born 6 August 1978  (Santa Cruz, California, USA)
Victoria's Secret Angel, #1 on Maxim's "Hot 100" for 2008.
[Picture of Marisa Miller]


Miller, Norma Norma Miller is no longer with us
Born 2 December 1919  (Harlem, New York, USA)

Died 5 May 2019  (Fort Myers, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Lindy hop dancer known as the "Queen of Swing". The last living member of the legendarsy Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers dance troop.
[Picture of Norma Miller]


Mills, Dick
Born in Gillingham, Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Senior BBC sound engineer, who worked on 'Quatermass and the Pit', 'The Two Ronnies' and 'Doctor Who', among many other TV and radio programmes. Born 1936.
[Picture of Dick Mills]


Mills, Frank
Born 11 April 1927  (London, UK)
British actor, best recognised for his role in 'Coronation Street' when his character married Betty Turpin.
[Picture of Frank Mills]


Mills, Hayley
Born 18 April 1946  (London, England)
Actress, in films from an early age, often starring alongside her father, Sir John.
[Picture of Hayley Mills]


Milner, Brenda
Born 15 July 1918  (Manchester, England)
English-born Canadian pioneer in the field of neuropsychology.
[Picture of Brenda Milner]


Milo, Sandra
Born 11 March 1933  (Tunis, Tunisia)
Actress, beloved of Fellini. Played the mistress, Carla, in "8 1/2".
[Picture of Sandra Milo]


Milsap, Ronnie
Born 16 January 1943  (Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA)
Popular country music singer.
[Picture of Ronnie Milsap]


Mimieux, Yvette
Born 8 January 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA))
Once-feted Hollywood leading lady, now best remembered as Weena in 1960's "The Time Machine".
[Picture of Yvette Mimieux]


Minaj, Nicki
Born 8 December 1982  (Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
American rapper who tends to go a bit crazy with the hair and make-up.
[Picture of Nicki Minaj]


Minifie, Valerie
Born 23 March 1940  (Birmingham, England)
Actress best known for playing the meek Anthea in 'Men Behaving Badly'.
[Picture of Valerie Minifie]


Minnelli, Liza
Born 12 March 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Daughter of Judy Garland, and moderately successful singer/stage actress in her own right. Has suffered from ill health in recent years as a result of drug abuse, and has been a regular visitor to rehab clinics.
[Picture of Liza Minnelli]


Minogue, Dannii
Born 20 July 1971  (Melbourne, Australia)
The Marty Jannetty of Australian pop pixies, was a consant in lads' mags around the turn of the century.
[Picture of Dannii Minogue]


Minogue, Kylie
Born 28 May 1968  (Melbourne, Australia)
Pint-sized Aussie singer, formerly of 'Neighbours' fame. Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in May 2005, but has since made a full recovery.
[Picture of Kylie Minogue]


Misaka, Wataru
Born 21 December 1923  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Former New York Knicks basketball player, the first man to break the NBA colour barrier. Died November 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Wataru Misaka]


Miskanic, Jackie
Born 5 May 1996  (East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)
Singer, known professionally as Jax, who finished 3rd on the 14th season of "American Idol".
[Picture of Jackie Miskanic]


Mitchell, Joni
Born 7 November 1943  (Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada)
Canadian folk singer, songwriter and painter.
[Picture of Joni Mitchell]


Mnangagwa, Emmerson
Born 15 September 1942  (Zvishavane, Zimbabwe)
Revolutionary and shrewd political operator who became president of Zimbabwe after they kicked out DDP favourite Bob Mugabe. Nicknamed "The Crocodile": his supporters, accordingly, traditionally wear Lacoste clothing.
[Picture of Emmerson Mnangagwa]


Modi, Narendra
Born 17 September 1950  (Vadnagar, India)
Prime Minister of India since 2014.
[Picture of Narendra Modi]


Moeliku, Visesio
Born in Sigave, Wallis & Futuna  (exact date unknown)
Former King of Sigave in the Wallis & Futuna Isles. Born 1922.
[Picture of Visesio Moeliku]


Mohamad, Mahathir
Born 10 July 1925  (Alor Setar, Malaysia)
Two-time and incumbent prime minister of Malaysia, the oldest serving elected world leader as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Mahathir Mohamad]


Molby, Jan
Born 4 July 1963  (Kolding, Denmark)
Husky Liverpool midfielder of the Dalglish era, famed more than anything for his hybrid Scouse/Danish accent.
[Picture of Jan Molby]


Monbiot, George
Born 27 January 1963  (London, UK)
Insufferable political activist and Guardian columnist. Has backed five different political parties in the past 12 years.
[Picture of George Monbiot]


Mondale, Walter
Born 5 January 1928  (Ceylon, Minnesota, USA)
US Vice-President under Jimmy Carter.
[Picture of Walter Mondale]


Monier, Paulette
Date and place of birth unknown
Old French woman who, during an Armistice Day event, asked Angela Merkel if she was Emmanuel Macron's wife. Born c.1918.
[Picture of Paulette Monier]


Montague, George
Date and place of birth unknown
Self-dubbed "oldest gay in the village", Brighton resident and a long-time campaigner for pardons for those jailed for homosexual acts in the 1950s.
[Picture of George Montague]


Montenegro, Fernanda
Born 16 October 1929  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazillian actress, nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 1999 for 'Central Station'.
[Picture of Fernanda Montenegro]


Montgomerie, Colin
Born 23 June 1963  (Glasgow, UK)
The Thomas Jefferson Survives of professional golf. In terms of repeatedly finishing runner up and never taking the big prize, rather than TJS cheating on his wife repeatedly.
[Picture of Colin Montgomerie]


Montgomery, Dacre
Born 22 November 1994  (Perth, Australia)
Australian actor, played the Red Power Ranger in the 2017 reboot and now turning up in "Stranger Things".
[Picture of Dacre Montgomery]


Moody, Tom
Born 2 October 1965  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian former international cricketer and coach.
[Picture of Tom Moody]


Moorcock, Michael
Born 18 December 1939  (London, England)
Prolific sci-fi and fantasy author.
[Picture of Michael Moorcock]


Moore, Christy
Born 7 May 1945  (Newbridge, County Kildare, Rep of Ireland)
Politically-minded folk singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of the bands, Planxty and Moving Hearts.
[Picture of Christy Moore]


Moore, Dorothy
Born 13 October 1936  (Jackson, Mississippi, USA)
R&B singer of 'Misty Blue' fame.
[Picture of Dorothy Moore]


Moore, Michael
Born 23 April 1954  (Davison, Michigan, USA)
Oscar-winning director of interesting but somewhat didactic documentary films.
[Picture of Michael Moore]


Moore, Mike
Born 28 January 1949  (Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Briefly Prime Minister of Zealand in 1990.
[Picture of Mike Moore]


Moore, Sara Jane
Born 15 February 1930  (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
Attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford in 1975. Released on parole in 2007.
[Picture of Sara Jane Moore]


Moore, Terry
Born 7 January 1929  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, former wife of Howard Hughes, a former model & "sex interest" in films.
[Picture of Terry Moore]


Moo-song, Jeon
Born 28 September 1941  (Haeju, North Korea)
South Korea's leading theatre actor.
[Picture of Jeon Moo-song]


Morabito, Giuseppe
Born 15 August 1934  (Africo, Italy)
'Ndrangheta mob boss, nicknamed "Shoot Straight". Took on the Mafia on their own turf when he and his associates took control of Messina in the 1970s.
[Picture of Giuseppe Morabito]


Morales, Pedro Pedro Morales is no longer with us
Born 22 October 1942  (Culebra, Puerto Rico)

Died 12 February 2019  (New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
WWE wrestler.
[Picture of Pedro Morales]


Morales Bermudez, Francisco
Born 4 October 1921  (Lima, Peru)
President of Peru from 1975-1980.
[Picture of Francisco Morales Bermudez]


Moreland, Mo
Born in Sheffield, UK  (exact date unknown)
Member of the Roly Polys, made famous by regularly appearing on Les Dawson's TV show. Born in 1947.
[Picture of Mo Moreland]


Morello, Tom
Born 30 May 1964  (Manhatten, New York, USA)
Guitarist and political activist with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
[Picture of Tom Morello]


Moreno, Rita
Born 11 December 1931  (Humacao, Puerto Rico))
Actress, winner of an Oscar for her role of Anita in 'West Side Story'. One of a few EGOTs, that is a winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
[Picture of Rita Moreno]


Morgan, Jane
Born 3 May 1924  (Newton, Massachusetts, USA)
Popular singer from the 1950s.
[Picture of Jane Morgan]


Morley, Julia
Born 2 October 1939  (London, UK)
Former model, who has ran the Miss World Organization since the death of her husband Eric in 2000.
[Picture of Julia Morley]


Morley, Ken
Born 17 January 1943  (Chorley, Lancashire, England)
Character actor who became a cult figure among the students as the bumbling Bettabuys store manager Reg Holdsworth in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Ken Morley]


Moroun, Manuel
Born 5 June 1927  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
US billionaire, controls the Ambassador Bridge crossing between the country and Canada.
[Picture of Manuel Moroun]


Morpurgo, Michael
Born 5 October 1943  (St Albans, UK)
Leading children's author, behind works such as "War Horse".
[Picture of Michael Morpurgo]


Morricone, Ennio
Born 10 November 1928  (Rome, Italy)
Composer of musical scores for films, especially spaghetti Westerns.
[Picture of Ennio Morricone]


Morris, Desmond
Born 24 January 1928  (Purton, Wiltshire, England)
Zoologist and author of the best-selling book 'The Naked Ape'.
[Picture of Desmond Morris]


Morris, Jan
Born 2 October 1926  (Clevedon, Somerset, England)
Historian & travel writer, born James Morris, but had sex reassignment surgery & now works under the name of Jan.
[Picture of Jan Morris]


Morris, Laina
Born 22 June 1991  (Denton, Texas, USA)
The "Overly Attached Girlfriend" meme…
[Picture of Laina Morris]


Morrison, Dorothy
Born 3 January 1919  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Silent film actress from the 'Our Gang' series. Now believed to have died in 2017.
[Picture of Dorothy Morrison]


Morrison, Van
Born 31 August 1945  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Celebrated Irish musician. Pub fact: he was once married to a woman called Janet Planet.
[Picture of Van Morrison]


Morrissey, Steven Patrick
Born 22 May 1959  (Manchester, England)
'Morrissey' - former lead singer of seminal 1980s band The Smiths, now a solo artist.
[Picture of Steven Patrick Morrissey]


Morse, Robert
Born 18 May 1931  (Newton, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor who played advertising executive Bertram Cooper in 'Mad Men'.
[Picture of Robert Morse]


Mortensen, Chris
Born 7 November 1951  (Torrence, California, USA)
US TV sports journalist for ESPN.
[Picture of Chris Mortensen]


Mortimer, Angela
Born 21 April 1932  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Retired tennis player. Winner of three Grand Slam titles including Wimbledon in 1961.
[Picture of Angela Mortimer]


Moss, Alan Alan Moss is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1930  (London, UK)

Died 12 March 2019  (Maidenhead, UK)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former England test cricketer.
[Picture of Alan Moss]


Moss, Ernie
Born 19 October 1949  (Hollingwood, UK)
Chesterfield club legend, scored a club-record 192 goals for them in 539 appearances. Now suffering from Pict's disease.
[Picture of Ernie Moss]


Moss, Kate
Born 16 January 1974  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Unattractively stick-thin, sunken-eyed fashion model. Once hungs around with Pete Doherty. Now hangs around with some other fashionable rock musician..
[Picture of Kate Moss]


Moss, Stirling
Born 17 September 1929  (London, England)
Motor-racing driver, said to be the greatest driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship; in fact, he came second 4 times in a row, from 1955-58.
[Picture of Stirling Moss]


Mota, Manny
Born 18 February 1938  (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Former MLB outfielder who later spent 33 years as a coach with the LA Dodgers.
[Picture of Manny Mota]


Mountcharles, Henry
Born 25 May 1951  (place of birth unknown)
Peer who has cultivated an image as the "rock 'n' roll aristocrat" through putting on numerous shows at his ancestral home, Slane Castle.
[Picture of Henry Mountcharles]


Mountjoy, Doug
Born 8 June 1942  (Tir-y-Berth, Wales)
Former snooker player, runner-up in the 1981 World Championship.
[Picture of Doug Mountjoy]


Mouskouri, Nana
Born 13 October 1934  (Chania, Crete, Greece)
Bespectacled Greek crooner and European Parliament member, who has recorded over 1500 songs in 15 languages, selling 250 million records in the process, which makes her arguably the most successful female singer ever.
[Picture of Nana Mouskouri]


Mower, Patrick
Born 12 September 1938  (Oxford, England)
Smoothy actor of 'Target' and 'Emmerdale' fame.
[Picture of Patrick Mower]


Mubarak, Hosni
Born 4 May 1928  (Kafr-al Musailha, Egypt)
President of Egypt from 1981-2011. Sentenced to life imprisonment in May 2012 for ordering the deaths of scores of protestors during the "Arab Spring" of 2011 which saw him ejected from office.
[Picture of Hosni Mubarak]


Mugabe, Grace
Born 23 July 1965  (Benoni, South Africa)
Loving wife of Crazy Bob. Her alleged attempts to set up a direct line of succession caused the Zimbabwean coup of 2017.
[Picture of Grace Mugabe]


Mugabe, Robert Robert Mugabe is no longer with us
Born 22 February 1924  (Kutama, Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe)

Died 6 September 2019  (Singapore)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
President of Zimbabwe, constantly immersed in allegations of vote-rigging and incitement to violence, whose primary gift to the world is the idea that "it's OK to be the president and wear a baseball cap".
[Picture of Robert Mugabe]


Mujica, Jose
Born 20 May 1935  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Modest living President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015.
[Picture of Jose Mujica]


Muldaur, Maria
Born 12 September 1943  (Greenwich Village, New York, USA)
Folk singer, whose best known hit was the 1974 song 'Midnight at the Oasis'.
[Picture of Maria Muldaur]


Mull, Martin
Born 18 August 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Comedian and actor ("Clue", "Arrested Development", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch") who always seemed more comfortable playing guitar and painting than trying to be a A-list star.
[Picture of Martin Mull]


Muller, Gerd
Born 3 November 1945  (Nordlingen, Germany)
Legendary goal-poacher for Bayern Munich and West Germany, nicknamed "Der Bomber".
[Picture of Gerd Muller]


Munger, Charlie
Born 1 January 1924  (Omaga, Nebraska, USA)
Vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and long-time associate of "The Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett.
[Picture of Charlie Munger]


Muniz, Frankie
Born 5 December 1985  (Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, USA)
Star of quirky noughties US sitcom 'Malcolm in the Middle'.
[Picture of Frankie Muniz]


Munro, Alice
Born 10 July 1931  (Wingham, Ontario, Canada)
One of Canada's most well regarded authors.
[Picture of Alice Munro]


Munroe, Carmen
Born 12 November 1932  (Berbice, Guyana)
Guyana-born actress, one of first black actors to appear regularly on British television in the 1960s and 70s.
[Picture of Carmen Munroe]


Murdoch, Rupert
Born 11 March 1931  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian-born media tycoon. The "Dirty Digger" now finds his media empire in retreat after a series of revelations regarding phone-hacking by his Sunday newspaper the News of the World, which was made defunct in July 2011.
[Picture of Rupert Murdoch]


Murphy, Ben
Born 6 March 1942  (Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA)
Actor who played Kid Curry in TV show "Alias Smith and Jones".
[Picture of Ben Murphy]


Murphy, Brian
Born 25 September 1933  (Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England)
TV actor, best known as George Roper in 'George and Mildred'.
[Picture of Brian Murphy]


Murphy, Michael Michael Murphy is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 21 February 2019  (Malabar, Australia)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
One of five men convicted of murdering Australian beauty paegant model Anita Cobby in 1986, a notorious crime in the country.
[Picture of Michael Murphy]


Murray, Cheryl
Born 13 July 1952  (Liverpool, UK)
Played Suzie Birchall on "Coronation Street" between 1977 and 1979, her career was derailed by MS.
[Picture of Cheryl Murray]


Murray, Jenni
Born 12 May 1950  (Barnsley, Yorkshire)
TV & radio broadcaster & journalist, presenter of 'Woman's Hour' on BBC Radio 4. Announced in 2006 that she had breast cancer.
[Picture of Jenni Murray]


Murray, Patrick
Born 17 December 1956  (London, England)
British comic actor, Mickey Pearce in 'Only Fools And Horses'.
[Picture of Patrick Murray]


Murray, Pete
Born 19 September 1928  (London, England)
Veteran radio DJ - one of Radio 1's original presenters when it started up in 1967. Had previously worked for Radio Luxembourg, as indeed they all seemed to do in those days.
[Picture of Pete Murray]


Murray, Tony
Born 8 February 1920  (Paris, France)
French-born British businessman, billionaire owner of London Security.
[Picture of Tony Murray]


Musk, Elon
Born 28 June 1971  (Pretoria, South Africa)
Uber-rich co-founder of PayPal and current bigwig with SpaceX and Tesla. Seemingly getting too into his role as a comic strip evil billionaire in recent years.
[Picture of Elon Musk]


Muti, Riccardo
Born 28 July 1941  (Naples, Italy)
Leading Italian conductor, most associated with the works of Verdi.
[Picture of Riccardo Muti]


Mwinyi, Ali Hassan
Born 8 May 1925  (Kivure, Tanzania)
Former President of Tanzania, from 1985-95.
[Picture of Ali Hassan Mwinyi]


Myers, Mike
Born 25 May 1963  (Scarborough, Canada)
Comedy actor who ruled the box office for 15-odd years but has taken a step back since his 2008 bomb "The Love Guru".
[Picture of Mike Myers]


Myung-hun, Ri
Born 14 September 1967  (North Korea)
7'8 ½"-tall basketball player, would have been an NBA draft but was unable to compete due to US trade sanctions on North Korea.
[Picture of Ri Myung-hun]


Mzembi, Walter
Born 16 March 1964  (Masvingo, Zimbabwe)
Former Zimbabwean foreign minister, accused of some dodgy finances in 2018 leading to his removal from government.
[Picture of Walter Mzembi]

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