Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: W


Waggoner, Lyle
Born 13 April 1935  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
Actor and model.
[Picture of Lyle Waggoner]


Wagner, Chuck
Born 20 June 1958  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Broadway veteran who also starred on TV in the short-lived Tron rip-off "Automan".
[Picture of Chuck Wagner]


Wagner, Robert
Born 10 February 1930  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hollywood actor of 'The Longest Day' fame, who went on to play Jonathan Hart in the TV series 'Hart to Hart'. He did not, repeat not, push his wife Natalie Wood off a boat.
[Picture of Robert Wagner]


Wahlberg, Mark
Born 5 June 1971  (Boston, Massachussets, USA)
King of Boston, once beat a Vietnamese pensioner to near-death while yelling about "slant-eyed gooks".
[Picture of Mark Wahlberg]


Waite, Terry
Born 31 May 1939  (Styal, Cheshire, England)
Rotund, bearded Church of England envoy who hugged a radiator in Beirut for almost 5 years after a peace mission went wrong.
[Picture of Terry Waite]


Wakabayashi, Akiko
Born 26 August 1941  (Ota, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese actress, portrayed the Bond girl Aki in 'You Only Live Twice'.
[Picture of Akiko Wakabayashi]


Wakeham, John
Born 22 February 1932  (place of birth unknown)
Cabinet minister who's wife was killed in the Brighton bombing of 1984.
[Picture of John Wakeham]


Waldegrave, William
Born 15 August 1946  (London, England)
Health secretary in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet and held a number of posts under John Major but lost his seat in 1997 and was elevated to the house of lords.
[Picture of William Waldegrave]


Walden, Brian Brian Walden is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1932  (West Bromwich, England)

Died 9 May 2019  (Guernsey, UK)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Former Labour MP and presenter of political magazine show 'Weekend World', which is just as well since he famously couldn't pronounce his r's!
[Picture of Brian Walden]


Walder, Ernst
Born 17 November 1927  (Salzburg, Austria)
Actor who played Ivan Cheveski in "Coronation Street" during the 1960s, and was also the lover of show creator Tony Warren.
[Picture of Ernst Walder]


Waldo, Elisabeth
Born 18 June 1918  (Yakima, Washington, USA)
Composer and ethnomusicologist.
[Picture of Elisabeth Waldo]


Walesa, Lech
Born 29 September 1943  (Popowo, Poland)
Former Trade Unionist and electrician who later became President of Poland and a noted peace activist.
[Picture of Lech Walesa]


Walken, Christopher
Born 31 March 1943  (Queens, New York, USA)
Quirky film and stage actor and dancer who first came to fame in 1978 in 'The Deer Hunter'. Also known for his role of Bruce Dickinson (Yes, the Bruce Dickinson) in 'Saturday Night Live'.
[Picture of Christopher Walken]


Walker, Jimmie
Born 25 June 1947  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor and comdedian, best known as J.J. Evans in the U.S. 1970s sitcom 'Good Times'.
[Picture of Jimmie Walker]


Walker, Murray
Born 10 October 1923  (Hall Green, Birmingham, England)
Excitable motor-racing commentator.
[Picture of Murray Walker]


Walker, Rudolph
Born 28 September 1939  (Trinidad, West Indies)
Actor, best known for 'Love Thy Neighbour', 'The Thin Blue Line' and now on 'EastEnders' as Patrick Trueman.
[Picture of Rudolph Walker]


Wallis, Larry Larry Wallis is no longer with us
Born 19 May 1949  (place of birth unknown)

Died 19 September 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Original guitarist for Motorhead. Also played with UFO, Bloodwyn Pig and The Pink Fairies.
[Picture of Larry Wallis]


Wallis, Steven
Date and place of birth unknown
2007 Masterchef champion.
[Picture of Steven Wallis]


Walser, Martin
Born 24 March 1927  (Wasserburg am Bodensee, Germany)
German writer.
[Picture of Martin Walser]


Walsh, Paul
Born 1 October 1962  (Plumstead, UK)
One-time England international and a top-flight regular for some 15 years. Now serves as one of the backup pundits on "Soccer Saturday".
[Picture of Paul Walsh]


Walter, Jessica
Born 31 January 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Lucille Bluth in 'Arrested Development' and the nutjob who tries to kill Clint Eastwood in 'Play Misty for Me'.
[Picture of Jessica Walter]


Walters, Barbara
Born 25 September 1929  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Legendary US television news anchorwoman and interviewer.
[Picture of Barbara Walters]


Waltz, Christoph
Born 4 October 1956  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian-born actor who won acclaim (and Best Supporting Actor Oscar) for his subtle portrayal of SS officer Colonel Lander in the Quentin Tarantino film 'Inglourious Basterds'.
[Picture of Christoph Waltz]


Wanamaker, Zoe
Born 13 May 1949  (New York City, New York, USA)
Versatile stage and screen actress, daughter of Sam Wanamaker, appeared in everything from 'My Family' through 'Doctor Who' & 'Harry Potter' to 'Prime Suspect'. Married to actor Gawn Grainger.
[Picture of Zoe Wanamaker]


Wang, Yuja
Born 10 February 1987  (Beijing, China)
Internationally acclaimed concert pianist, has a name that sounds a bit like "Huge Wang".
[Picture of Yuja Wang]


Waqa, Baron
Born 31 December 1959  (Boe District, Nauru)
President of Nauru since 2013.
[Picture of Baron Waqa]


Ward, Burt
Born 6 July 1945  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best remembered as Robin in the 1960s 'Batman' TV series.
[Picture of Burt Ward]


Ward, Lalla
Born 28 June 1951  (London, England)
Aristocratic actress most famous for her portrayal as Romana's second incarnation in 'Doctor Who'. Formally married to Tom Baker now married to Richard Dawkins. Raises money for Denville Hall. Born The Honourable Sarah Ward.
[Picture of Lalla Ward]


Ward, Mary
Born 6 March 1914  (Freemantle, Australia)
Veteran Australian actress. Played "Mum" Brooks in cult series 'Prisoner Cell Block H'.
[Picture of Mary Ward]


Ware, Jonathan
Date and place of birth unknown
The child from the legendary "I like turtles" meme of the mid-2000s. Born c.1997.
[Picture of Jonathan Ware]


Wark, John
Born 4 August 1957  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish midfielder, most associated with his lengthy stays with Ipswich Town. Also popped up in "Escape to Victory".
[Picture of John Wark]


Warland, Holly
Date and place of birth unknown
Australian woman who is detailing her slow death from Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy on Instagram. Born c.1991.
[Picture of Holly Warland]


Warren, Lesley Ann
Born 16 August 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actress who never quite made the top rung of Hollywood stardom.
[Picture of Lesley Ann Warren]


Warren, Lorraine Lorraine Warren is no longer with us
Born 31 January 1927  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)

Died 18 April 2019  (Monroe , Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Paranormal investigator, who along with her husband, looked into the "Amityville Horror" which later became a film.
[Picture of Lorraine Warren]


Warwick, Dionne
Born 12 December 1940  (East Orange, New Jersey, USA)
Legendary soul singer, famous for her renditions of Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs.
[Picture of Dionne Warwick]


Wash, Martha
Born 28 December 1953  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Former singer with the Weather Girls and Black Box, although you wouldn't of known about the latter at the time…
[Picture of Martha Wash]


Washington, Lennis
Born in Georgia, USA  (exact date unknown)
Mother of Denzil, appears herself in "Malcolm X".
[Picture of Lennis Washington]


Waterhouse, Matthew
Born 19 December 1961  (Hertford, Hertfordshire, England)
Actor who played Adric in 'Doctor Who' in the early eighties, one of the few companaions to be killed off.
[Picture of Matthew Waterhouse]


Waterman, Dennis
Born 24 February 1948  (Clapham, London, England)
English actor, who also likes to sing the theme tune to almost every show he's ever appeared in.
[Picture of Dennis Waterman]


Waters, Ken
Born in Cwmbran, UK  (exact date unknown)
Welsh rugby player, earned his only international cap in the infamous 16-13 loss to Western Samoa at the 1991 World Cup.
[Picture of Ken Waters]


Waters, Roger
Born 6 September 1943  (Great Bookham, Surrey, England)
Guitarist & singer, best remembered for his time with Pink Floyd.
[Picture of Roger Waters]


Waterson, Norma
Born 15 August 1939  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
Folk singer with The Watersons.
[Picture of Norma Waterson]


Watkins, Ian
Born 30 July 1977  (Merthyr Tygfil, Glamorganshire, Wales)
Singer with noughties metallers Lost Prophets. Jaild for the sexual abuse of children in 2013.
[Picture of Ian Watkins]


Watkins, Matthew J.
Born 2 September 1978  (Newport, Wales)
Former Wales and Llanelli Scarlets rugby centre.
[Picture of Matthew J. Watkins]


Watson, Dr James
Born 6 April 1928  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Molecular biologist, one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. Recently in a spot of bother over racial comments he made.
[Picture of Dr James Watson]


Watson, Emma
Born 15 April 1990  (Paris, France)
Hermione in the 'Harry Potter' movie series, female rights activist and very, very rich.
[Picture of Emma Watson]


Watson, June
Born in Edinburgh, UK  (exact date unknown)
Character actress who tends to take matronly roles. Pops up on Sky comedies a lot. Born 1935.
[Picture of June Watson]


Watson, Kylie
Born 7 May 1978  (Gosford, Australia)
Australian actress, model and interior designer, as you do…
[Picture of Kylie Watson]


Watson, Ralph
Born 20 January 1936  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)
British actor who worked as a straightman for Dave Allen, among thousands of other minor roles.
[Picture of Ralph Watson]


Watson, Russell
Born 24 November 1966  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
English opera singer, who has had two brain tumours removed in the last few years.
[Picture of Russell Watson]


Watt, James G.
Born 31 January 1938  (Lusk, Wyoming, USA)
Former Secretary of the Interior under President Reagan.
[Picture of James G. Watt]


Watts, Charlie
Born 2 June 1941  (Islington, London, England)
The Rolling Stones' drummer. Diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2004.
[Picture of Charlie Watts]


Wayne, Lil'
Born 27 September 1982  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American rapper, born Dwayne Carter.
[Picture of Lil' Wayne]


Wayne, Ronald
Born 17 May 1934  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
The less-remembered third of the trio that founded Apple, along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
[Picture of Ronald Wayne]


Webster, William
Born 6 March 1924  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Attorney, one of the few to work at a high level for the CIA and FBI.
[Picture of William Webster]


Weekes, Everton
Born 26 February 1925  (Saint Michael, Barbados)
Former West Indies cricketer, one of the legendary "3 W's", of Walcott, Weekes and Worrall.
[Picture of Everton Weekes]


Weighton, Bob
Born 29 March 1908  (Hull, UK)
The oldest-living man in the UK (alongside Alf Smith, born on the same day) as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Bob Weighton]


Weiner, Anthony
Born 4 September 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former Democrat member of the US House of Representatives.
[Picture of Anthony Weiner]


Weinstein, Harvey
Born 19 March 1952  (Flushing, New York, USA)
Hollywood honcho, co-founder of Miramax. Something of a provocative figure in the industry due to his history of tantrums and his overtampering with the foreign films he distributes.
[Picture of Harvey Weinstein]


Weir, Doddie
Born 4 July 1970  (Edinburgh, UK)
Former rugby union lock with 61 appearances for the Scotland national team. Now dying from ALS.
[Picture of Doddie Weir]


Weise, Dietrich
Born 21 November 1934  (Groben, Germany)
Journeyman German football coach.
[Picture of Dietrich Weise]


Weiskopf, Tom
Born 9 November 1942  (Massilion, Ohio, USA)
Golfer, winner of the 1973 Open. Currently a pundit in the US.
[Picture of Tom Weiskopf]


Weiss, Barry
Born 11 February 1959  (New York City, New York, USA)
"The Collector", the black-gloved star of the glory years of "Storage Wars". Made his fortunes importing fruit and vegetables, and not to be confused with the record executive of the same name.
[Picture of Barry Weiss]


Welch, Bruce
Born 2 November 1941  (Bognor Regis, England)
Rhythm guitarist for The Shadows, also served as the songwriter for many of Sir Cliff's early hits.
[Picture of Bruce Welch]


Weld, Tuesday
Born 27 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Film actress, nominated for several awards and married once to Dudley Moore but seemingly fell off the radar since the mid-80s.
[Picture of Tuesday Weld]


Weld, William
Born 31 July 1945  (Smithtown, New York, USA)
Former governor of Massachusetts and a major mover in Libertarian politics.
[Picture of William Weld]


Weldon, Fay
Born 22 September 1931  (Birmingham, England)
Old school feminist writer who works include 'The Life and Loves of a She Devil' and 'The Cloning of Joanna May'.
[Picture of Fay Weldon]


Welker, Frank
Born 12 March 1946  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Veteran voice actor, the go-to guy in the industry if you need someone to mimic animal noises. Has also voiced meddling kid Fred in nearly all of the umpteen 'Scooby-Doo' incarnations.
[Picture of Frank Welker]


Wells, Lisa Lisa Wells is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 17 August 2019  (Bath, UK)

Age at death: 32  (read death notice)
Cancer mum.
[Picture of Lisa Wells]


Wells, Stanley
Born 21 May 1930  (Kingston-Upon-Hull, England)
Shakespearean scholar editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. Was formally married to 'Woman In Black' author Susan Hill.
[Picture of Stanley Wells]


Wendt, Albert
Born 27 October 1939  (Apia, Samoa)
Samoan poet, member of the Order of New Zealand.
[Picture of Albert Wendt]


Wepner, Chuck
Born 26 July 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Heavyweight boxer, whose title shot against Muhammad Ali in 1975 was the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's 'Rocky'.
[Picture of Chuck Wepner]


Wertmuller, Lina
Born 14 August 1926  (Rome, Italy)
Italian film director. First woman to be nominated for Best Director, in 1976.
[Picture of Lina Wertmuller]


West, David
Born 16 November 1964  (Dorchester, UK)
Former Liverpool striker, career ended early following an accident with a milk truck.
[Picture of David West]


West, Kanye
Born 8 June 1977  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Increasingly self-important rap artist and musician. Inexplicably married to vapid reality show parasite, big-arsed Kim Kardashian.
[Picture of Kanye West]


West, Norma
Born 19 November 1943  (Cape Town, South Africa)
TV actress ("The Prisoner", "The Shadow of the Tower")
[Picture of Norma West]


West, Ray
Date and place of birth unknown
Photojournalist and father of Kanye.
[Picture of Ray West]


West, Rose
Born 29 November 1953  (Devon, England)
Born Rosemary Letts, in 1972 she married Fred West, with whom she committed a series of murders at the now infamous 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, during the 1970s. She is serving a life sentence.
[Picture of Rose West]


West, Timothy
Born 20 October 1934  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but has had loads of TV roles. Married to Prunella Scales. Currently acting the socks off everyone else in 'EastEnders' as patriarch Stan Carter.
[Picture of Timothy West]


Westbrook, Daniella
Born 5 November 1973  (Walthamstow, London, England)
EastEnders actress of yore who is better remembered for her cocaine habit which destroyed the septum in her nose.
[Picture of Daniella Westbrook]


Westergaard, Kurt
Born 13 July 1935  (D?strup, Denmark)
Danish cartoonist whose cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2005 caused an almighty rumpus among Islamists and he now under police protection.
[Picture of Kurt Westergaard]


Westheimer, Dr Ruth
Born 4 June 1928  (Frankfurt, Germany)
American sex therapist & author. Also, believe it or not, was a trained sniper during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948.
[Picture of Dr Ruth Westheimer]


Westlake, Wally
Born 8 November 1920  (Gridley, California, USA)
Oldest living All-Star baseball player as of the start of 2019. Part of the Cleveland Indians team that lost the 1954 World Series.
[Picture of Wally Westlake]


Westmoreland, Stoney
Born 18 March 1970  (place of birth unknown)
Actor who, after finally getting regular work as the grandfather on the Disney Channel's "Andi Mack", celebrated by soliciting sex with a 13-year-old. Not a great call.
[Picture of Stoney Westmoreland]


Whang, Suzanne Suzanne Whang is no longer with us
Born 28 September 1962  (Arlington, Virginia, USA)

Died 17 September 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Comedian who formerly served as the host of HGTV's "House Hunters".
[Picture of Suzanne Whang]


Whelan, Eileen
Born 30 October 1911  (London, England)
Played in 7 tests for England women's team in the 30s & 40s.
[Picture of Eileen Whelan]


Whelan, Ronnie
Born 25 September 1961  (Dublin, Ireland)
Liverpool midfielder for 15 years and part of Ireland's 1990 and 1994 World Cup squads.
[Picture of Ronnie Whelan]


Whitaker, Johnny
Born 13 December 1959  (Van Nuys, California, USA)
US child actor who did the expected thing and sank into the drink/drugs mire.
[Picture of Johnny Whitaker]


White, Angela
Born 4 March 1985  (Sydney, Australia)
32GG-breasted adult actress, arguably Australia's greatest ever contribution to the industry.
[Picture of Angela White]


White, Betty
Born 17 January 1922  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Last survivor of the 'Golden Girls' 1980s TV sitcom, despite being the eldest.
[Picture of Betty White]


White, Jacqueline
Born 27 November 1922  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
RKO leading lady of the 40s and 50s, most notably in "The Narrow Margin".
[Picture of Jacqueline White]


White, Jimmy
Born 2 May 1962  (London, England)
Popular snooker player, who has never won the World Championship, finishing runner-up 6 times.
[Picture of Jimmy White]


White, Marco Pierre
Date and place of birth unknown
Son of the famous chef and dabbler in the reality TV game. Born 1994.
[Picture of Marco Pierre White]


White, Ron
Born 18 December 1956  (Fritch, Texas, USA)
US comedian of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, whatever that is.
[Picture of Ron White]


Whitehorn, Katharine
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Journalist and columnist for The Observer. Born 1928.
[Picture of Katharine Whitehorn]


Whiting, Roy
Born 26 January 1959  (Horsham, West Sussex, England)
Murderer of Sarah Payne in 2000. Now at HMP Wakefield.
[Picture of Roy Whiting]


Whitman, Stuart
Born 1 February 1928  (San Francisco, California, USA)
U.S. film actor.
[Picture of Stuart Whitman]


Whitmore, Richard
Born 22 December 1933  (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
BBC newsreader from the 1970s.
[Picture of Richard Whitmore]


Whittaker, Roger
Born 22 March 1936  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Easy-listening musician.
[Picture of Roger Whittaker]


Whittington, Harry
Born 3 March 1927  (Henderson, Texas, USA)
A lawyer who made headlines in 2006 when he was accidentally shot in the face by Vice President Dick Cheney while they were both out hunting.
[Picture of Harry Whittington]


Wiedlin, Jane
Born 20 May 1958  (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA)
Lead singer of new wave popettes The Go-Gos.
[Picture of Jane Wiedlin]


Wilcox, Paula
Born 13 December 1949  (Manchester, England)
Chrissy Plummer in 'Man About The House', doing better healthwise than her co-star Richard O'Sullivan.
[Picture of Paula Wilcox]


Wilde, Dee Dee
Born 24 September 1946  (place of birth unknown)
Member of dance troupe Pan's People between 1966 and 1975.
[Picture of Dee Dee Wilde]


Wilde, Gabriella
Born 8 April 1989  (Basingstoke, USA)
Model-turned-actress, formerly the face of Estee Lauder and currently in the "Poldark" reboot.
[Picture of Gabriella Wilde]


Wilde, Kim
Born 18 November 1960  (London, England)
New wave popstrel and daughter of Marty Wilde, now a landscape gardener.
[Picture of Kim Wilde]


Wilde, Marty
Born 15 April 1939  (London, England)
Rug-toting '60s pop star, and father of '80s pop star Kim.
[Picture of Marty Wilde]


Wildenstein, Jocelyn
Born 5 August 1940  (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Socialite who's excessive plastic surgery has amused and scared people in equal measure.
[Picture of Jocelyn Wildenstein]


Wilkie, David
Born 8 March 1954  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Scottish athlete, often considered the greatest swimmer in British history.
[Picture of David Wilkie]


Will, George
Born 4 May 1941  (Champaign, Illinois, USA)
American conservative political commentator and journalist. Was chummy with Reagan, though his relationship with the GOP has been fractious in recent years.
[Picture of George Will]


Willesee, Mike Mike Willesee is no longer with us
Born 29 June 1942  (Perth, Australia)

Died 1 March 2019  (Sydney, Australia)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Leading Australian news reporter for 50 years, in later years became an avid believer in the credibility of stigmatics.
[Picture of Mike Willesee]


Williams, Billy Dee
Born 6 April 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, chiefly recognised as Lando Calrissian in the 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'.
[Picture of Billy Dee Williams]


Williams, Cara
Born 29 June 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Long-retired actress, Oscar-nominated in 1958 for her role in 'The Defiant Ones' and briefly married into the Barrymore acting family.
[Picture of Cara Williams]


Williams, Cindy
Born 22 August 1947  (Los angeles, California, USA)
Actress, the still-living half of "Laverne and Shirley".
[Picture of Cindy Williams]


Williams, Frank
Born 2 July 1931  (Hampstead, London, England)
Actor - Rev. Farthing in 'Dad's Army'.
[Picture of Frank Williams]


Williams, John
Born 8 February 1932  (Floral Park, New York, USA)
Award-winning composer of such legendary film scores as 'Star Wars', 'Superman', 'ET', 'Indiana Jones' and many more.
[Picture of John Williams]


Williams, Kate
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Actress, played Audrey in the original "Widows" trilogy, as well as popping up in "Eastenders" about a decade back.
[Picture of Kate Williams]


Williams, Kipper
Born 30 December 1951  (The Wirral, UK)
Cartoonist whose unfunny work has appeared pretty much everywhere in the past 30 years. Most associated with the "Radio Times".
[Picture of Kipper Williams]


Williams, Leila
Born 4 April 1937  (Walsall, England)
Beauty queen who became the first female presenter of 'Blue Peter' in 1958.
[Picture of Leila Williams]


Williams, Montel
Born 3 July 1956  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
US talk show host, formerly a US Naval Officer. Diagnosed with MS in 1999.
[Picture of Montel Williams]


Williams, Oritse
Born 27 November 1986  (London, UK)
Former member of R&B boyband JLS, currently on trial for the alleged rape of a fan in 2018.
[Picture of Oritse Williams]


Williams, Otis
Born 30 October 1941  (Texarkana, Texas, USA)
Baritone singer of The Temptations.
[Picture of Otis Williams]


Williams, Paul
Born 19 September 1940  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Singer-songwriter who has written for acts as varied as The Carpenters, Daft Punk and Kermit the Frog. Very distinctive singing voice as well.
[Picture of Paul Williams]


Williams, Rex
Born 20 July 1933  (Halesowen, West Midlands, England)
Former snooker player, who spent over 40 years playing the sport.
[Picture of Rex Williams]


Williams, Shirley
Born 27 July 1930  (London, England)
Labour MP who defected and formed the SDP in 1981, before becoming a Lib Dem member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Shirley Williams]


Williams, Sir Frank
Born 16 April 1942  (County Durham, England)
Boss of the Williams Formula 1 team. In a wheelchair since a car accident in 1986.
[Picture of Sir Frank Williams]


Williamson, Oliver E.
Born 27 September 1932  (Superior, Wisconsin, USA)
Winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work in economic governance.
[Picture of Oliver E. Williamson]


Willis, Elliot
Born 16 June 1983  (Kent, England)
Sailor whose hopes of partaking in the 2016 Olympics were dashed by a bowel cancer diagnosis in late 2015.
[Picture of Elliot Willis]


Willis, Wincey
Born 8 August 1948  (Gateshead, UK)
Mulleted weathergirl who briefly became the darling of British media in the early 80s during her spell on "TV-AM".
[Picture of Wincey Willis]


Wilson, Ann
Born 19 June 1950  (San Diego, California, USA)
Big-lunged, big-haired frontwoman of rock balladeers Heart. Underwent gastric band surgery in 2002.
[Picture of Ann Wilson]


Wilson, Bob
Born 30 October 1941  (Chesterfield, England)
Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper turned TV presenter.
[Picture of Bob Wilson]


Wilson, Brian
Born 20 June 1942  (Hawthorne, California, USA)
Founder member of, and producer, composer and arranger for, The Beach Boys. Has suffered from long-term mental illness and drug problems.
[Picture of Brian Wilson]


Wilson, Charles
Date and place of birth unknown
Former CEO of Tesco, resigned from the role in 2018 after a throat cancer diagnosis.
[Picture of Charles Wilson]


Wilson, Chris
Born in Alphington, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian blues musician. Died January 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Chris Wilson]


Wilson, Mikey
Date and place of birth unknown
The little boy famous in the "Dutch football fan gives the finger" meme for the past 20 years.
[Picture of Mikey Wilson]


Wilson, Owen
Born 18 November 1968  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
US actor, 'You, Me and Dupree' and lots more. Failed to commit suicide in 2007, but some DDP'rs may think "If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again".
[Picture of Owen Wilson]


Wilson, Rebel
Born 3 February 1980  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian comedian and actress.
[Picture of Rebel Wilson]


Wilson, Richard
Born 9 July 1936  (Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland)
Actor (real name Ian Colquhoun Wilson) famous for playing the grumpy Victor "I don't believe it!" Meldrew in sitcom 'One Foot in the Grave'. Will the other foot follow this year?
[Picture of Richard Wilson]


Wilson, Ross
Born 18 November 1947  (Melbourne, Australia)
Frontman of Australian rock groups Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock.
[Picture of Ross Wilson]


Wilson of Dinton, Lord Richard
Born 11 October 1942  (Glamorgan, UK)
Civil servant and peer.
[Picture of Lord Richard Wilson of Dinton]


Windass, Dean
Born 1 April 1969  (Kingston upon Hull, England)
The very epitome of the journeyman footballer. Helped his home club Hull City win promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2008.
[Picture of Dean Windass]


Windsor, Barbara
Born 6 August 1937  (Shoreditch, London, England)
Veteran actress of the 'Carry On' films who went on to become Peggy Mitchell in the tiresome BBC soap 'EastEnders'. Changed her surname from Deeks and known for her off-screen connections to the Kray Twins. Distant relative of the artist John Constable.
[Picture of Barbara Windsor]


Windsor, Frank
Born 12 July 1927  (Walsall, West Midlands, England)
Actor, best known, for his role in 'Z Cars' & its spin off, 'Softly Softly'. Still appears in TV adverts & the odd TV show.
[Picture of Frank Windsor]


Winfrey, Oprah
Born 29 January 1954  (Kosciusko, Illinois, USA)
US talk show host, businesswoman and book critic.
[Picture of Oprah Winfrey]


Winkle, Baddie
Born 18 July 1928  (Hazard, Kentucky, USA)
The "Instagrandma", an 89-year-old woman who is down with the kids and models latex mini-skirts.
[Picture of Baddie Winkle]


Winnick, David
Born 26 June 1933  (Brighton, UK)
Labour MP for Walsall North since 1979.
[Picture of David Winnick]


Winspear, Jacqueline
Born 30 April 1955  (Kent, England)
Mystery writer, best known for her Maisie Dobbs novels.
[Picture of Jacqueline Winspear]


Winton, Nan Nan Winton is no longer with us
Born in Portsmouth, UK  (exact date unknown)

Died 11 May 2019  (Dorchester, UK)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
The first national newsreader on a BBC channel, doing so in 1960. Born 1925.
[Picture of Nan Winton]


Wiseman, Lofty
Date and place of birth unknown
Former SAS member who often pops up on TV when they need a survival expert and Bear Grylls isn't available.
[Picture of Lofty Wiseman]


Withers, Colin
Born 21 March 1940  (Birmingham, England)
Former goalkeeper for both Aston Villa and bitter rivals Birmingham City.
[Picture of Colin Withers]


Withers, Jane
Born 12 April 1926  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Actress, a child star that never really achieved the same success in adulthood.
[Picture of Jane Withers]


Witteveen, Johan Johan Witteveen is no longer with us
Born 12 June 1921  (Zeist, Netherlands)

Died 23 April 2019  (Wassenaar, Netherlands)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Dutch politician and managing director of the IMF between 1973 and 1978.
[Picture of Johan Witteveen]


Wolde-Yohannes, Legesse
Date and place of birth unknown
President of Honduras from 1982-86.
[Picture of Legesse Wolde-Yohannes]


Wolfe, Gene Gene Wolfe is no longer with us
Born 7 May 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 14 April 2019  (Peoiria, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Award winning Fantasy and SF author best known for his four volume 'The Book of the New Sun' series.
[Picture of Gene Wolfe]


Wolfendale, Arnold
Born 25 June 1927  (Rugby, UK)
Former astronomer royal and emeritus physics professor at Durham University.
[Picture of Arnold Wolfendale]


Wolfensohn, James
Born 1 December 1933  (Sydney, Australia)
President of the World Bank from 1995-2005.
[Picture of James Wolfensohn]


Wolff, Lester L.
Born 4 January 1919  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former Democrat representative for New York from 1965-81.
[Picture of Lester L. Wolff]


Wolff, Nat
Born 17 December 1994  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former Nickolodeon teen star in "The Naked Brothers Band". Went on to play the lead in 2015's "Paper Towns".
[Picture of Nat Wolff]


Wolstenholme, Chris
Born 2 December 1978  (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
Bassist for prog-revivalists Muse.
[Picture of Chris Wolstenholme]


Wonder, Stevie
Born 13 May 1950  (Saginaw, Michigan, USA)
Singer & songwriter, blind since birth, hugely influential in the pop music world.
[Picture of Stevie Wonder]


Wood, Alf
Born 25 October 1945  (Macclesfield, England)
Millwall's lead striker in the early 1970s, now suffering with dementia.
[Picture of Alf Wood]


Wood, Ronnie
Born 1 June 1947  (Hillingdon, Middlesex, England)
Guitarist who played with Jeff Beck and the Faces before becoming a permanent member of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Ronnie Wood]


Wood, Roy
Born 8 November 1946  (Kitts Green, Birmingham, England)
Lead singer of the Move, then Wizzard.
[Picture of Roy Wood]


Wood, Willie
Born 23 December 1936  (Washington DC, USA)
Hall of fame American footballer, part of the Green Bay Packers team that won the first two Super Bowls.
[Picture of Willie Wood]


Wood (Australia), John
Born 14 July 1946  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian actor, won the Gold Lodie for the country's "most popular TV star" in 2006.
[Picture of John Wood (Australia)]


Woodburn, Kim
Born 25 March 1942  (Eastney, Hampshire, England)
TV presenter & cleaner, one half of the presenting duo of TV programme 'How Clean Is Your House?'.
[Picture of Kim Woodburn]


Woodcock, Jacci
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill woman who sued her firm for forcing her out because of her illness.
[Picture of Jacci Woodcock]


Woodward, Bob Bob Woodward is no longer with us
Born in Bristol, UK  (exact date unknown)

Died 20 January 2019  (Bristol, UK)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Founder of the CLIC Sargent cancer charity in 1976.
[Picture of Bob Woodward]


Woodward, Joanne
Born 27 February 1930  (Thomasville, Georgia, USA)
Veteran film actress, widow of Paul Newman, who she was married to for 50 years.
[Picture of Joanne Woodward]


Woolf, Henry
Born 20 January 1930  (London, England)
Film and theatre actor. Was lifelong friends with Harold Pinter, and it was Woolf who directed the original production of Pinter's debut play, 'The Room'.
[Picture of Henry Woolf]


Worcester, Robert
Born 21 December 1933  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
US-born but UK-based psephologist and founder of the MORI polling organisation.
[Picture of Robert Worcester]


Worden, Alfred
Born 7 February 1932  (Jackson, Michigan, USA)
US astronaut, command module pilot on Apollo 15 in 1971. They went to the Moon don't you know…
[Picture of Alfred Worden]


Worrall Thompson, Antony
Born 1 May 1951  (Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England)
TV chef. Once memorably described by Gordon Ramsay as "a squashed Bee Gee".
[Picture of Antony Worrall Thompson]


Worsthorne, Peregrine
Born 22 December 1923  (Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England)
Journalist & broadcaster, former editor of the 'Sunday Telegraph'.
[Picture of Peregrine Worsthorne]


Wouk, Herman Herman Wouk is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1915  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 17 May 2019  (Palm Springs, California, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Popular author, best known for his novels 'The Caine Mutiny' and 'The Winds of War'.
[Picture of Herman Wouk]


Wretzky, D'Arcy
Born 1 May 1968  (South Haven, Michigan, USA)
Bass player with The Smashing Pumpkins until their split in 1999.
[Picture of D'Arcy Wretzky]


Wright, Betty
Born 21 December 1953  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Soul musician, had a big hit in the 70s with the much-sampled "Clean Up Woman".
[Picture of Betty Wright]


Wright Jr., Reggie
Date and place of birth unknown
Former head of security for the record label Death Row, one of many people who have been accused of 2Pac's (still unsolved) murder.
[Picture of Reggie Wright Jr.]


Wrigley, Bernard
Born in Bolton, UK  (exact date unknown)
Singer and comic, nicknamed "The Bolton Bullfrog". Born 1948.
[Picture of Bernard Wrigley]


Wurtzel, Elizabeth
Born 31 July 1967  (New York City, New York, USA)
Author best-known for her actually-not-very-good generation-defining debut novel "Prozac Nation".
[Picture of Elizabeth Wurtzel]


Wyatt, Caroline
Born in Darlinghurst, Australia  (exact date unknown)
BBC journalist for 25 years, covering defence and religious affairs, until MS forced her retirement in 2016.
[Picture of Caroline Wyatt]


Wylie, Ron
Born 6 August 1933  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish footballer who managed West Brom for two seasons in the early 80s.
[Picture of Ron Wylie]


Wylton, Tim
Born 27 February 1940  (Bangor-on-Dee, Wales)
One of those TV actors you recognise from loads of things but don't know the name. Well now you know!
[Picture of Tim Wylton]


Wyman, Bill
Born 24 October 1936  (Lewisham, London, England)
Guitarist for the Rolling Stones for over 30 years.
[Picture of Bill Wyman]


Wyner, Tom
Born 16 June 1947  (Sheffield, UK)
Voice actor, often in the English dubs of major Japanese films.
[Picture of Tom Wyner]


Wynn, May
Born 8 January 1929  (New York City, New Yorl, USA)
50s actress, was married to "Maverick" star Jack Kelly.
[Picture of May Wynn]

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