Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: B


B., Cardi
Born 11 October 1992  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former stripper who parlayed social media fame into a career as the leading female rapper of her generation. Threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj.
[Picture of Cardi B.]


Babbitt, Bruce
Born 27 June 1938  (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)
Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987.
[Picture of Bruce Babbitt]


Babcock, Barbara
Born 27 February 1937  (Fort Riley, Kansas, USA)
Retired American actress, won an Emmy for her work in "Hill Street Blues" and later popped up on "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman".
[Picture of Barbara Babcock]


Bacharach, Burt
Born 12 May 1928  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Legendary songwriter and pianist. Has written over 70 U.S. Top 40 hit singles for artists such as Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin.
[Picture of Burt Bacharach]


Baer, Jr., Max
Born 4 December 1937  (Oakland, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Jethro in the 1960s fish-out-of-water comedy series 'The Beverly Hillbillies'.
[Picture of Max Baer, Jr.]


Baez, Joan
Born 9 February 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Folk singer, recognised for her collaborations with Bob Dylan.
[Picture of Joan Baez]


Baggoley, Chris
Born in Melbourne, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Medical Officer of Australia, now suffering from pancreatic cancer. In his late 60s at least.
[Picture of Chris Baggoley]


Bahamontes, Federico
Born 9 July 1928  (Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Spain)
Spanish cyclist regarded as "King of the Mountain"
[Picture of Federico Bahamontes]


Bailey, F. Lee
Born 10 June 1933  (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)
Defence lawyer in the O. J. Simpson trial, amongst other high-profile US cases.
[Picture of F. Lee Bailey]


Bailey, G. W.
Born 27 August 1945  (Port Arthur, Texas, USA)
Actor, who, no matter what else he does, will be forever known as Captain Thaddeus Harris in the 'Police Academy' series.
[Picture of G. W. Bailey]


Bailey, Lynda
Born in United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
terminally ill welsh woman with cancer who just got married. Died shortly after in January without getting a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Lynda Bailey]


Bain, Barbara
Born 13 September 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress and ex-wife of 'Mission:Impossible' and 'Space 1999' star Martin Landau, with whom she appeared with.
[Picture of Barbara Bain]


Baird, Thomas
Born 17 May 1924  ()
Former commander of the HMS Glamorgan. Died already in 2019 off the radar, or sonar?
[Picture of Thomas Baird]


Baker, Anne
Born 14 May 1914  ()
Writer of numerous historical biographies in addition to 50 years of volunteer work. Which is only one-half of her life, to be honest.
[Picture of Anne Baker]


Baker, Colin
Born 8 June 1943  (London, England)
Actor who played the sixth 'Doctor Who' from 1984-86.
[Picture of Colin Baker]


Baker, Danny
Born 22 June 1957  (Deptford, London, England)
Off-the-wall radio and television presenter and former NME journalist. Diagnosed with cancer in 2010.
[Picture of Danny Baker]


Baker, James
Born 28 April 1930  (Houston, Texas)
Former US Secretary of State.
[Picture of James Baker]


Baker, Kenneth
Born 3 November 1934  (Newport, Wales)
Former Tory MP and Home Secretary. To teachers and school kids, his main legacy is "Baker days", which allow them an extra day off school. To everyone else, he's best remembered as his caricature of a snail in the satirical TV show 'Spitting Image'.
[Picture of Kenneth Baker]


Baker, Rosalind
Born 16 June 1941  (Brisbane, Australia)
Australian self-help author.
[Picture of Rosalind Baker]


Baker, Tom
Born 20 January 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor who played Doctor Who from 1974-81. More recently known for his deadpan voiceovers on 'Little Britain'.
[Picture of Tom Baker]


Bakewell, Joan
Born 16 April 1933  (Stockport, England)
Television presenter, newsreader and interviewer. The original thinking man's crumpet. Had a long affair with the late playwright Harold Pinter.
[Picture of Joan Bakewell]


Bakshi, Ralph
Born 29 November 1938  (Haifa, British Protectorate of Palestine)
American director, resposible for the animated 1978 version of "Lord of the Rings"
[Picture of Ralph Bakshi]


Balladur, Edouard
Born 2 May 1929  (Smyma, now Izmir, Turkey)
Prime Minister of France from 1993 to 1995.
[Picture of Edouard Balladur]


Baltsa, Agnes
Born 19 November 1944  (Lefkada, Greece)
Greek mezzo-soprano, celebrated for her many performances in "Carmen".
[Picture of Agnes Baltsa]


Bambaataa, Afrika
Born 17 April 1957  (New York City, New York, USA)
US DJ, rapper and songwriter.
[Picture of Afrika Bambaataa]


Bamford, Barbara
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Early onset dementia sufferer
[Picture of Barbara Bamford]


Bamman, Gerry
Born 18 September 1941  (Independence, Kansas, USA)
Uncle Frank in the Home Alone films.
[Picture of Gerry Bamman]


Banali, Frankie Frankie Banali is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1951  (New York, USA)

Died 20 August 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
US drummer, only remaining member of the classic line-up of Quiet Riot
[Picture of Frankie Banali]


Bandura, Albert
Born 4 December 1925  (Mundare, Alberta, Canada)
Psychologist, specialising in social cognitive theory.
[Picture of Albert Bandura]


Banks, Lynne Reid
Born 31 July 1929  (London, England)
British writer of both children's and adult novels her works include 'The Indian in the Cupboard' & 'The L-shaped Room'.
[Picture of Lynne Reid Banks]


Banner, Tommy
Born in Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Longest-serving member of the British Scrumpy band "The Wurzels"
[Picture of Tommy Banner]


Barba, Ben
Born 13 June 1989  (Darwin, Australia)
Rugby Union back for RC Toulonnais.
[Picture of Ben Barba]


Barbarin, Lucien
Born 17 July 1956  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American trombone player who played with Harry Connick Jr., died in January without qualifying obit
[Picture of Lucien Barbarin]


Barber, Chris
Born 17 April 1930  (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England)
Jazz trombonist.
[Picture of Chris Barber]


Barbour, Hamish
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
TV documentary producer who also happens to be married to broadcaster Muriel Gray.
[Picture of Hamish Barbour]


Barden, Leonard
Born 20 August 1929  (Croydon, London, United KIngdom)
this British chess player holds the record for the longest-running daily chess column by the same author
[Picture of Leonard Barden]


Bardot, Brigitte
Born 28 September 1934  (Paris, France)
French actress, sex symbol, model and animal rights activist.
[Picture of Brigitte Bardot]


Bare, Bobby
Born 7 April 1935  (Ironton, Ohio, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Bobby Bare]


Barenboim, Daniel
Born 15 November 1942  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine-boen Israeli conductor and pianist.
[Picture of Daniel Barenboim]


Barger, Sonny
Born 8 October 1938  (Modesto, California, USA)
Founder member of the notorious Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels. Also has a sideline in acting in motorcycle-based TV.
[Picture of Sonny Barger]


Barkan, Ady
Born 18 December 1983  ()
US health-care activist who uses his ALS-diagnosis to full effect
[Picture of Ady Barkan]


Barker, Bob
Born 12 December 1923  (Darrington, Washington, USA)
Presenter of the US version of 'The Price is Right' for 35 years until he retired in 2007 after suffering ill health.
[Picture of Bob Barker]


Barker, Clive
Born 5 October 1952  (Liverpool, England)
Acclaimed horror writer whose health has been out of his own novels of late.
[Picture of Clive Barker]


Barker, Travis
Born 12 November 1975  (Fontana, California, USA)
Drummer with punk-pop band Blink-182.
[Picture of Travis Barker]


Barlow, Thelma
Born 29 June 1929  (Middlesbrough, England)
Televison actress, still best known as the dithering Mavis Wilton in 'Coronation Street' despite leaving the soap in 1997.
[Picture of Thelma Barlow]


Barnier, Michel
Born 9 January 1951  (La Tronche, France)
The EU's chief negotiator for Brexit and the man trying to stop you getting those all-important blue passports.
[Picture of Michel Barnier]


Baron, Lynda
Born 24 March 1939  (Urmston, Lancashire, England)
Voluptuous actress forever known as nurse G-G-Gladys Emmanuel in 'Open All Hours'.
[Picture of Lynda Baron]


Barratt, Michael
Born 3 January 1928  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
'Nationwide' presenter for many, many years on TV.
[Picture of Michael Barratt]


Barré-Sinoussi, Francoise
Born 30 July 1947  (Paris, France)
Virologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in 2008 in helping to discover HIV.
[Picture of Francoise Barré-Sinoussi]


Barrett, Leanne Leanne Barrett is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 5 June 2020  (Derbyshire, UK)

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


Barrie, Amanda
Born 14 September 1935  (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire,England)
Actress. Was Alma Sedgewick in Coronation Street.
[Picture of Amanda Barrie]


Barrie, Barbara
Born 23 May 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress and author.
[Picture of Barbara Barrie]


Barrie, J. J.
Born 7 July 1933  (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
Born Barry Authors. Country music singer, best known for his sentimental 1976 UK-chart topper 'No Charge'.
[Picture of J. J. Barrie]


Barrowman, John
Born 11 March 1967  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Actor and singer best known for his role as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who.
[Picture of John Barrowman]


Barry, Margaret Stuart
Born 7 December 1927  (Richmond, UK)
Children's author behind the much-loved "Simon and the Witch" series.
[Picture of Margaret Stuart Barry]


Barrymore, Michael
Born 4 May 1952  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Entertainer and game show host, born Kiernan Michael Parker. In March 2001, an unfortunate incident involving a dead homosexual in his swimming pool wrecked his career and made some DDPers feel that suicide may be on the cards.
[Picture of Michael Barrymore]


Barstow, Josephine
Born 27 September 1940  (Sheffield, UK)
Opera singer who, in her role as Salome, became probably the only Dame of the British Empire to appear onstage wearing nothing but a G-string.
[Picture of Josephine Barstow]


Barton, Mischa
Born 24 January 1986  (London, England)
British born actress who found fame in the US with 'The O.C.' before succumbing to the usual Hollywood hijinks and getting herself referred to a psychiatric institution in 2009.
[Picture of Mischa Barton]


Basil, Toni
Born 22 September 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer-songwriter, most famous for her 1981 Number One hit 'Mickey'.
[Picture of Toni Basil]


Bassey, Shirley
Born 8 January 1937  (Cardiff, Wales)
Singer who had several hits in the 1950s and '60s, as well as singing the theme tunes to 3 James Bond films. Had a minor comeback in the late '90s as an ironic cult heroine.
[Picture of Shirley Bassey]


Bates, Kathy
Born 28 June 1948  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Oscar-winning actress known for the parts of quirky and quite often dangerous women she has played on screen.
[Picture of Kathy Bates]


Bates, Ken
Born 4 December 1931  (Ealing, London, England)
Outspoken football chairman, formerly of Chelsea, now with Leeds United.
[Picture of Ken Bates]


Bathurst, Benjamin
Born 27 May 1936  ()
British Navy Admiral of the Fleet who served as First Sea Lord during the Bosnian War.
[Picture of Benjamin Bathurst]


Bauer, Cate
Born 27 August 1922  (London, England)
Actress who voiced the character of Perdita in 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians'.
[Picture of Cate Bauer]


Baume, Michael
Born 6 July 1930  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian politician and Australian consul-general in New York.
[Picture of Michael Baume]


Baxter, Keith
Born 29 April 1933  (Newport, Wales)
Welsh actor, who appears in The Chimes of Midnight as Prince Hal.
[Picture of Keith Baxter]


Baxter, Stanley
Born 24 May 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Comic actor, impressionist & female impersonator, who retired after starring in children's TV show 'Mr Majeika'. Now lives in Berkshire.
[Picture of Stanley Baxter]


Bayh, Susan
Born 28 November 1959  ()
Former first lady of Indiana, wife of one-time presidential hopeful Evan.
[Picture of Susan Bayh]


Baylis, Tony
Born 25 May 1935  (London, UK)
Bassist and founder member of The Wurzels. Died in Octobre but did not receive a qualifying obituary
[Picture of Tony Baylis]


Baynham, Ron
Born 10 June 1929  (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
English goalkeeper best known for his stint at Luton Town
[Picture of Ron Baynham]


Beale, Simon Russell
Born 12 January 1961  (Penang, Malaysia)
One of England's leading stage actors, often turns up on TV and film if there's anything Shakespeare-y going on.
[Picture of Simon Russell Beale]


Bean, Orson Orson Bean is no longer with us
Born 22 July 1928  (Burlington, Vermont, USA)

Died 7 February 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
American comedian, actor and TV personality.
[Picture of Orson Bean]


Bean, Sean
Born 17 April 1959  (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)
Actor, often used to great effect to add a bit o' nurthern grit to films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and the cult TV hit 'Game of Thrones'.
[Picture of Sean Bean]


Beard, Frank
Born 11 June 1949  (Frankston, Texas, USA)
Drummer and non-bearded member of blues-rock group ZZ Top.
[Picture of Frank Beard]


Beardsley, Dick
Born 21 March 1956  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Marathon runner who tied for 1st in the 1981 London Marathon and nearly won the 1982 Boston Marathon.
[Picture of Dick Beardsley]


Beaton, M. C.
Born in Glasgow, UK  (exact date unknown)
Pen name of Marion Gibbons, best known for her humorous detective novels in the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series. Born 1936. Died already in 2019 and the player did not provide a substitute, lesson learned!
[Picture of M. C. Beaton]


Beatrix, Princess
Born 31 January 1938  (Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands)
Queen of The Netherlands, since 1980.
[Picture of Princess Beatrix]


Beattie, Johnny Johnny Beattie is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 9 July 2020  (Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Actor and one of Scotland's earliest comedy figures since 1956.
[Picture of Johnny Beattie]


Beatty, Ned
Born 6 July 1937  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor.
[Picture of Ned Beatty]


Beatty, Warren
Born 30 March 1937  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
US actor, lothario in his early days, now tamed by wife Annette Bening. Brother of Shirley MacLaine, ex-boyfriend of most of the celebrity female world.
[Picture of Warren Beatty]


Beaumont, Bill
Born 9 March 1952  (Chorley, Lancashire, England)
Former rugby union player, turned broadcaster of rather dour persona. Later on TV as a captain on 'A Question of Sport'. More recently works as a rugby pundit.
[Picture of Bill Beaumont]


Beaumont, Kathryn
Born 27 June 1938  (London, England)
Actress who was the voice of Alice in Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland'.
[Picture of Kathryn Beaumont]


Beck, Aaron
Born 18 July 1921  (Rhode Island, USA)
Psychologist. Founder of Cognitive Therapy.
[Picture of Aaron Beck]


Beckenbauer, Franz
Born 11 September 1945  (Munich, Germany)
AKA "Der Kaiser". Legendary sweeper for Bayern Munich and West Germany. Managed the latter to the World Cup in 1990.
[Picture of Franz Beckenbauer]


Becker, Jason
Born 22 July 1969  (Richmond, California, USA)
Neo-classical (whatever that is) metal guitarist. Has ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease"
[Picture of Jason Becker]


Bedi, Kabir
Born 16 January 1946  (Punjab, India)
Indian actor who starred in both Bollywood and western films.
[Picture of Kabir Bedi]


Beeny, Christopher Christopher Beeny is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1941  (Bristol, England)

Died 3 January 2020  (Kent, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
British actor, mainly on TV in light roles.
[Picture of Christopher Beeny]


Beglin, Jim
Born 29 July 1963  (Waterford, Ireland)
Former Liverpool and Ireland international left-back, more famous as a commentator on Champions League matches.
[Picture of Jim Beglin]


Behn, Peter
Born 4 July 1934  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Actor - the voice of Thumper in 'Bambi'.
[Picture of Peter Behn]


Bejarano, Esther
Born 15 December 1924  (Saarlouis, Germany)
Musician who is an Auschwitz survivor.
[Picture of Esther Bejarano]


Belafonte, Harry
Born 1 March 1927  (Harlem, New York, USA)
Easy-listening singer, popular for many decades now. Survived a fight with prostate cancer.
[Picture of Harry Belafonte]


Beldam, Roy Roy Beldam is no longer with us
Born 29 March 1925  ()

Died 16 October 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Former barrister and Lord Justice of Appeal throughout the 1990s.
[Picture of Roy Beldam]


Belgium, Queen Paola Of
Born 11 September 1937  (Forte dei Marmi, Italy)
Wife of former King Albert II of Belgium.
[Picture of Queen Paola Of Belgium]


Bell, Alan J. W.
Born 14 November 1937  (London, England)
TV producer and director.
[Picture of Alan J. W. Bell]


Bell, Jennifer Jennifer Bell is no longer with us
Born in United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)

Died 24 December 2020  (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 29  (read death notice)
Young UK mum with Bulbar palsy. Born 1991
[Picture of Jennifer Bell]


Bell, Martin
Born 31 August 1938  (Redisham, UK)
"The Man In The White Suit" - former war correspondant who became an anti-corruption campaigner and MP in 1997.
[Picture of Martin Bell]


Belle, Lexi
Born 5 August 1987  (Independence, Louisiana, USA)
American pornographic actor.
[Picture of Lexi Belle]


Bellfield, Levi
Born 17 May 1968  (London, England)
Scumbag serial killer, convicted for three murders. Incidentially, the was the last of these, of the teenage Milly Dowler which unwittingly opened up the phone hacking scandal in 2011.
[Picture of Levi Bellfield]


Bellisario, Donald P
Born 8 August 1935  (Cokeburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
US producer and screenwriter, known for such programmes as Magnum, P.I., Airwolf and Quantum Leap
[Picture of Donald P Bellisario]


Belmondo, Jean-Paul
Born 9 April 1933  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Actor, mainly in films from the 'New Wave' of French filmmakers.
[Picture of Jean-Paul Belmondo]


Belso, Tom Tom Belso is no longer with us
Born 27 August 1942  (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Died 12 January 2020  (Rushden, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
First formula 1 driver from Denmark, only two starts though. Died in January but did not receive a qualifying obit until the year-end round ups.
[Picture of Tom Belso]


Ben, Jorge
Born 22 March 1942  (Rio, Brazil)
Leading Brazilian musician, famously ripped off by Rod Stewart for "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy".
[Picture of Jorge Ben]


Bendre, Sonali
Born 1 January 1975  (Mumbai, India)
Leading Hindi actress, also a judge on "India's Got Talent".
[Picture of Sonali Bendre]


Bendt, Oliver
Born 29 October 1946  (Potsdam, Germany)
German singer who enjoyed a UK number 1 single with the Goombay Dance Band in 1982.
[Picture of Oliver Bendt]


Benedict XVI, Pope
Born 16 April 1927  (Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany)
Former member of the Hitler Youth and professor of theology who was elected Pope following the death of his predecessor, John Paul II, in April 2005.
[Picture of Pope Benedict XVI]


Benitez, Wilfred
Born 12 September 1958  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former boxer, a welterweight.
[Picture of Wilfred Benitez]


Benjamin, Richard
Born 22 May 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor in films & TV.
[Picture of Richard Benjamin]


Benn, Hilary
Born 26 November 1953  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Labour UK cabinet minister, son of Tony Benn.
[Picture of Hilary Benn]


Bennell, Barry
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Football coach at the centre of child abuse allegations that emerged in 2016. Born 1953.
[Picture of Barry Bennell]


Bennett, Alan
Born 9 May 1934  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
Lugubrious playwright.
[Picture of Alan Bennett]


Bennett, Brian
Born 9 February 1940  (Palmers Green, UK)
Drummer for the Shadows, also composed the theme music for "Birds of a Feather".
[Picture of Brian Bennett]


Bennett, Jana
Born in Cooperstown, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Media consultant who has worked for the BBC and British Library.
[Picture of Jana Bennett]


Bennett, Tony
Born 3 August 1926  (Astoria, Queens, New York, USA)
Crooner, who famously left his heart in San Francisco. Still performing.
[Picture of Tony Bennett]


Bennett, William
Born 31 July 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
US Secretary of Education from 1985-88.
[Picture of William Bennett]


Bennett Kennedy, Joan
Born 2 September 1936  (Riverdale, New York, USA)
Former wife of Ted Kennedy. Has had well-known drink problems, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Joan Bennett Kennedy]


Ben-Or, Nelly
Born in Lviv, Ukraine  (exact date unknown)
International concert pianist and Holocaust survivor.
[Picture of Nelly Ben-Or]


Benton, Joe
Born 28 September 1933  (Bootle, England)
Labour MP for Bootle from 1990 to 2015.
[Picture of Joe Benton]


Bercow, John
Born 19 January 1963  (London, England)
House of Commons Speaker from 2009 to 2019. Elected as the Tories wanted a hard line Tory in the job, a fact both sides quickly forgot...
[Picture of John Bercow]


Berganza, Teresa
Born 16 March 1935  (Madrid, Spain)
Spanish mezzo-soprano
[Picture of Teresa Berganza]


Berger, Helmut
Born 29 May 1944  (Bad Ischl, Austria)
Visconti's favourite actor, who went from being the "most beautiful man" of the 60s and 70s to the alcoholic wreck of today
[Picture of Helmut Berger]


Berggren, Thommy
Born 12 August 1937  (Molndal, Sweden)
Leading Swedish film and stage actor up until his retirement in the mid 2000s.
[Picture of Thommy Berggren]


Berglas, David
Born 30 July 1926  (London, UK)
One of the first magicians to regularly appear on British TV. Won the David Berglas International Magic Award in 2014.
[Picture of David Berglas]


Bergman, Alan
Born 11 September 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Male half of the Oscar-winning Bergman composer couple
[Picture of Alan Bergman]


Berkoff, Steven
Born 3 August 1937  (London, England)
Acclaimed stage and film actor with the recognisable mole on his forehead.
[Picture of Steven Berkoff]


Berkowitz, David
Born 1 June 1953  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American serial killer, currently serving a long jail term for his crimes.
[Picture of David Berkowitz]


Berliner, Gareth
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Macca in Coronation Street.
[Picture of Gareth Berliner]


Berlusconi, Silvio
Born 29 September 1936  (Milan, Italy)
Former Prime Minister of Italy, who as well as being a media mogul and president of AC Milan, is also amongst the world's worst actors for his "fainting" whilst making a speech on live TV, probably in a misguided attempt to get out of various legal procee
[Picture of Silvio Berlusconi]


Bernardini, Micheline
Born 1 December 1927  (Colmar, France)
French model who demonstrated the first ever bikini back in 1946.
[Picture of Micheline Bernardini]


Bernstein, Walter
Born 20 August 1919  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Hollywood screenwriter, blacklisted in the 1950s and won an Academy award nomination in 1976 for 'The Front', a film which looked at the blacklisting of that time.
[Picture of Walter Bernstein]


Berry, Halle
Born 14 August 1966  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film actress & former model who has appeared & acted well in some excellent movies but will also be remembered for her awful performance in the god-awful 'Catwoman'.
[Picture of Halle Berry]


Berry, Mark
Born 18 April 1964  (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)
A.K.A. Bez, perennially hammered dancer for Baggy giants Happy Mondays.
[Picture of Mark Berry]


Berry, Mary
Born 24 March 1935  (Bath, England)
Food writer and television chef, whose career has had a second wind thanks to the success of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
[Picture of Mary Berry]


Bersani, Pier Luigi
Born 29 September 1951  (Bettola, Italy)
Secretary of the Democratic Party of Italy between 2009 and 2013.
[Picture of Pier Luigi Bersani]


Bertrand, Plastic
Born 24 February 1954  (Brussels, Belgium)
Belgium proto-new waver who had a Europe-wide hit with "Ca Plane Pour Moi", a French-language version of queercore punk track "Jet Boy, Jet Girl".
[Picture of Plastic Bertrand]


Best, Pete
Born 24 November 1941  (Madras, India)
Member of The Beatles from 1959-62, when he was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr, who, unlikely though it may seem, was considered a better drummer than him.
[Picture of Pete Best]


Betts, Dickey
Born 12 December 1943  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Guitarist and singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.
[Picture of Dickey Betts]


Beyer, Georgina
Born in Wellington, New Zealand  (exact date unknown)
Transsexual politician from New Zealand. Born November 1957.
[Picture of Georgina Beyer]


Bhosle, Asha
Born 8 September 1933  (Sangli, India)
Indian singer and actress.
[Picture of Asha Bhosle]


Bickerton, John
Born 23 September 1969  (Redditch, UK)
Former European Tour golfer.
[Picture of John Bickerton]


Biden, Hunter
Born 4 February 1970  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
Son of Presidential hopeful Joe, whose holiday trips to the Ukraine had Donald Trump very excited last year.
[Picture of Hunter Biden]


Biden, Joe
Born 20 November 1942  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
The current Vice-President of the USA.
[Picture of Joe Biden]


Bieber, Justin
Born 1 March 1994  (London, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian pop singer and teen idol.
[Picture of Justin Bieber]


Bilancia, Donato
Born 10 July 1951  (Potenza, Italy)
Italisn serial killer who killed 17 people between October 1997 and May 1998. 17? He must have been really pissed of about something…
[Picture of Donato Bilancia]


Bilardo, Carlos
Born 16 March 1938  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Football manager who won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina.
[Picture of Carlos Bilardo]


Billinge, Harry
Born in United KIngdom  (exact date unknown)
D-Day veteran who recently received an MBE for his service
[Picture of Harry Billinge]


Bilton, Tim
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Former TV Chef.
[Picture of Tim Bilton]


Bindel, Julie
Born 20 July 1962  (United Kingdom)
radical British feminist writer and anti-violence activist
[Picture of Julie Bindel]


Bingham, Billy
Born 5 August 1931  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former Northern Ireland footballer & manager.
[Picture of Billy Bingham]


Bingham, Walter
Born in Karlsruhe, Germany  (exact date unknown)
British-Israeli journalist who went from being a kindertransport child in 1939 to taking part in the D-Day landings five years later. Also the oldest known man to have completed a skydive.
[Picture of Walter Bingham]


Bird, Dickie
Born 19 April 1933  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Well-respected but now retired cricket umpire, who also took the field as a player many moons ago.
[Picture of Dickie Bird]


Bird, Larry
Born 7 December 1956  (West Baden, Indiana, USA)
NBA-player for the Boston Celtics and coach for the Indiana Pacers.
[Picture of Larry Bird]


Birdsell, Simona
Born in Dundee, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Young woman with cancer.
[Picture of Simona Birdsell]


Birdsong, Cindy
Born 15 December 1939  (Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, USA)
Singer with the Supremes and with Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.
[Picture of Cindy Birdsong]


Birenbaum, Halina
Born 15 September 1929  (Warsaw, Poland)
Holocaust survivor who became a poet.
[Picture of Halina Birenbaum]


Bisson, Yannick
Born 16 May 1969  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor from Canadian period detective series 'Murdoch Mysteries'.
[Picture of Yannick Bisson]


Biya, Paul
Born 13 February 1933  (Mvomeka, Cameroon)
President of Cameroon since 1982.
[Picture of Paul Biya]


Bjork, (singer)
Born 21 November 1965  (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Completely bonkers Icelandic singer.
[Picture of (singer) Bjork]


Black, Jet
Born 26 August 1938  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Drummer with New Wave band The Stranglers.
[Picture of Jet Black]


Black, Kodak
Born 11 June 1997  (Pompano Beach, Florida, USA)
Rapper currently in jail on weapons charges.
[Picture of Kodak Black]


Black, Tori
Born 26 August 1988  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Pornographic actress, born Michelle Chapman.
[Picture of Tori Black]


Blackburn, Elizabeth
Born 26 November 1948  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Biological researcher who won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her work in molecular biology.
[Picture of Elizabeth Blackburn]


Blackburn, Tony
Born 29 January 1943  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Made a promising start to his career, joining offshore pirate station Radio Caroline in 1964 as Britain's youngest radio DJ, and in 1967 presented the first-ever show on Radio 1. However, he soon descended into the cheesy world of easy listening and pain
[Picture of Tony Blackburn]


Blackman, Honor Honor Blackman is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1927  (London, England)

Died 5 April 2020  (Plaistow, London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
English actress, who has played upon her sex siren status since appearing as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.
[Picture of Honor Blackman]


Blackmore, Steve Steve Blackmore is no longer with us
Born 3 March 1962  (Cardiff, Wales)

Died 7 May 2020  ()

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Former Welsh international rugby player.
[Picture of Steve Blackmore]


Blair, Ian
Born 15 March 1953  (Chester, England)
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2005-2008.
[Picture of Ian Blair]


Blair, Lionel
Born 12 December 1931  (Montreal, Canada)
Camp, tap-dancing, fixed-grinning TV personality.
[Picture of Lionel Blair]


Blair, Selma
Born 23 June 1972  (Southfield, Michigan, USA)
Brunette actress who played second fiddle to the blonde lead in every movie 1997 to 2003 (Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Legally Blonde).
[Picture of Selma Blair]


Blair, Tony
Born 6 May 1953  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
MP for Sedgefield, County Durham since 1983, elected Labour leader in 1994 and Prime Minister in 1997. Not a popular DDP pick, as he's youngish and apparently in good health, but maybe he'll die of embarrassment if Cherie decides to sing in public again.
[Picture of Tony Blair]


Blake, George George Blake is no longer with us
Born 11 November 1922  (Rotterdam, Holland)

Died 26 December 2020  (Moscow, Russia)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Spy, former double agent for the Soviet Union.
[Picture of George Blake]


Blake, Peter
Born 25 June 1932  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Pop artist, best known for his design of the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album for the Beatles in 1967, for which he was paid £200.
[Picture of Peter Blake]


Blake, Quentin
Born 16 December 1932  (Sidcup, Kent, England)
Illustrator, often in conjunction with legendary children's author Roald Dahl.
[Picture of Quentin Blake]


Blake, Robert
Born 18 September 1933  (Nutley, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, in films as a child & later successful as an adult. Arrested, charged, tried but acquitted of murdering his wife.
[Picture of Robert Blake]


Blanc, Noel
Born 19 October 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Voice artist who took over voicing cartoons from his father Mel when the latter died in 1989.
[Picture of Noel Blanc]


Bland, Paula Ann
Born 23 May 1968  (England)
Actress who appeared in Grange Hill.
[Picture of Paula Ann Bland]


Blatchford, Christie
Born 20 May 1951  (Rouyn-Noranda, Canada)
Canadian newspaper columnist and broadcaster. Died in February without qualifying obit.
[Picture of Christie Blatchford]


Blatter, Sepp
Born 10 March 1936  (Visp, Canton Valais, Switzerland)
Slippery president of world football body FIFA since 1998.
[Picture of Sepp Blatter]


Blessed, Brian
Born 9 October 1937  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)
Large, bearded actor whose presence and booming voice has landed him parts in everything from Shakespeare adaptations to Robin Hood to 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Brian Blessed]


Blofeld, Henry
Born 23 September 1939  (Hoveton, Norfolk, England)
BBC Radio 4 cricket commentator. His father went to school with Ian Fleming, who borrowed his surname for James Bond's long-time nemesis, Ernst Stavro.
[Picture of Henry Blofeld]


Bloom, Claire
Born 15 February 1931  (London, England)
Actress known for her costumed roles in film.
[Picture of Claire Bloom]


Bloor, Lewis
Born 28 November 1989  (Brentwood, England)
TOWIE "star".
[Picture of Lewis Bloor]


Blume, Judy
Born 12 February 1938  (Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)
Award-winning author of novels aimed at young adults.
[Picture of Judy Blume]


Blume, Ricardo
Born 16 August 1933  (Lima, Peru)
Peruvian actor and theater director who made his career in Mexico. Died in Octobre but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Ricardo Blume]


Blunkett, David
Born 6 June 1947  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Disgraced and quite possibly mad ex-Home Secretary.
[Picture of David Blunkett]


Bluth, Don
Born 13 September 1937  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
US director and animator who challanged the Disney monopoly in the 1980s
[Picture of Don Bluth]


Blyth, Ann
Born 16 August 1928  (Mount Kisco, New York, USA)
Hollywood actress who was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress in 1945 for the film 'Mildred Pierce'.
[Picture of Ann Blyth]


Blythe, Ronald
Born 6 November 1922  (Acton, Suffolk, England)
Writer and essayist ('Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village').
[Picture of Ronald Blythe]


Boardman, Stan
Born 7 December 1937  (Liverpool, England)
Liverpool comic who once got into trouble on live TV for an innocous joke about German Fokker aircraft.
[Picture of Stan Boardman]


Bock, Kate
Born 30 January 1993  (Vancouver, Canada)
[Picture of Kate Bock]


Böhm, Gottfried
Born 23 January 1920  (Offenbach am Main, Germany)
German architect.
[Picture of Gottfried Böhm]


Boht, Jean
Born 6 March 1936  (Liverpool, England)
Gobby, short-arse actress who effectively played herself in the TV series 'Bread' in the role of the family matriarch, Nelly Boswell.
[Picture of Jean Boht]


Bolam, James
Born 16 June 1935  (Sunderland, England)
Charismatic actor, comfortable in both comedy and drama. Known for his roles in 'The Likely Lads', 'When the Boat Comes In, 'The Beiderbecke Affair' and more recently 'New Tricks'.
[Picture of James Bolam]


Bolder, Bob
Born 2 October 1958  (Dover, UK)
Charlton goalie at the turn of the 90s, won the European Cup with Liverpool despite never playing a competitive game for them.
[Picture of Bob Bolder]


Bolsonaro, Jair
Born 21 March 1955  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Conservative/populist politician who seems torn between being Brazil's Donald Trump and its Rodrigo Duterte. Wants to fuck Ellen Page.
[Picture of Jair Bolsonaro]


Bonallack, Michael
Born 31 December 1934  (Chigwell, UK)
Five-time British Amateur golfing champion who went on to play a key role in the sport behind the scenes.
[Picture of Michael Bonallack]


Bonetti, Peter Peter Bonetti is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1941  (London, England)

Died 12 April 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
AKA 'The Cat'. Chelsea FC goalkeeper for aeons but still notoriously known for his error-strewn performance for England in the 1970 World Cup quarter final against West Germany.
[Picture of Peter Bonetti]


Bongo Ondimba, Ali
Born 9 February 1959  (Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville)
No, not the beloved TV magician of the 70s and 80s, but rather the president of Gabon since 2009. Rumoured to be in very ill health at the start of 2019 and some forces in the country look eager to help him on his way out…
[Picture of Ali Bongo Ondimba]


Boniperti, Giampiero
Born 4 July 1928  (Barengo, Piedmont, Italy)
Footballer, a legendary Italian centre-forward.
[Picture of Giampiero Boniperti]


Bonynge, Richard
Born 29 September 1930  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian conductor and widower of Dame Joan Sutherland.
[Picture of Richard Bonynge]


Booh Booh, Jacques-Roger
Born 5 February 1938  (Manak, Cameroon)
Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda. Has wisely kept a low profile in the following 20 years.
[Picture of Jacques-Roger Booh Booh]


Book, Tony
Born 4 September 1934  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Former footballer & manager of Manchester City.
[Picture of Tony Book]


Boone, Pat
Born 1 June 1934  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Crooner, most successful with ballads and blues.
[Picture of Pat Boone]


Boorman, John
Born 18 January 1933  (Shepperton, Surrey, England)
Film director, noted for such films as 'Deliverance', 'Excalibur' and 'Zardoz'.
[Picture of John Boorman]


Booth, Connie
Born 31 January 1944  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Actress and writer-turned psychotherapist. Famously co-wrote 'Fawlty Towers' with her then husband John Cleese.
[Picture of Connie Booth]


Boothroyd, Betty
Born 8 October 1929  (Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England)
Tiller Girl turned Speaker of the House of Commons between 1992 & 2000.
[Picture of Betty Boothroyd]


Borbon, Infanta Pilar De Infanta Pilar De Borbon is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1936  (Cannes, France)

Died 8 January 2020  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Older sister of Juan Carlos I.
[Picture of Infanta Pilar De Borbon]


Borg, Björn
Born 6 June 1956  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Legendary tennis star of the 1970s. Winner of the Wimbldon Men's singles title on five consecutive occasions from 1976-1980. His rivalry with John McEnroe was the stuff of sporting legend.
[Picture of Björn Borg]


Borman, Frank
Born 14 March 1928  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Astronaut who was part of the Apollo 8 crew which circumnavigated the Moon in 1968, months before the landing was attempted.
[Picture of Frank Borman]


Bornstein, Kate
Born 15 March 1948  (Neptune City, New Jersey, USA)
Gender theorist, born as a man, now a lesbian woman. Has suffered from PTSD and also diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and in September 2012 with lung cancer.
[Picture of Kate Bornstein]


Bosbach, Wolfgang
Born 11 June 1952  (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
German conservative politician.
[Picture of Wolfgang Bosbach]


Boscawen, George
Born 31 October 1919  (Truro, UK)
The ninth Viscount Falmouth - part of a long lineage of Boscawens with aristocratic claims to various parts of Cornwall.
[Picture of George Boscawen]


Boston, Billy
Born 6 August 1934  (Tiger Bay, Wales)
Legendary rugby league player.
[Picture of Billy Boston]


Boswell, Ron
Born 12 September 1940  (Perth, Australia)
Queensland Senator from 1983 to 2014.
[Picture of Ron Boswell]


Bough, Frank Frank Bough is no longer with us
Born 15 January 1933  (Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)

Died 21 October 2020  (Berkshire, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
British TV presenter, mainly on daytime television or sports programmes. Wearer of bad sweaters and target of unlikely sex orgy allegations. Had a liver transplant in 2001.
[Picture of Frank Bough]


Bouhired, Djamila
Born in Algiers, Algeria  (exact date unknown)
Real-life militant whose character was portrayed in legendary film "The Battle of Algiers". Still involved in politics. Born 1935.
[Picture of Djamila Bouhired]


Bouteflika, Abdelaziz
Born 2 March 1937  (Oujda, Morocco)
President of Algeria since 1999.
[Picture of Abdelaziz Bouteflika]


Bowen, Jeremy
Born 6 February 1960  (Cardiff, UK)
BBC Middle East editor since 2005, one of the few western journalists to have interviewed both Gadaffi and Assad.
[Picture of Jeremy Bowen]


Bowie, Angie
Born 25 September 1949  (Ayios Dhometios, Cyprus)
First wife of rock legend David Bowie. Learned of the great man's death in January 2016 while a contestant on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
[Picture of Angie Bowie]


Bowler, Kate
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Professor of Christian history at Duke University, has written a book about her battle with terminal cancer.
[Picture of Kate Bowler]


Bowler, Norman
Born 1 August 1932  (London, England)
Craggy actor best known as Frank Tate in 'Emmerdale' from 1989-1997.
[Picture of Norman Bowler]


Bowles, Stan
Born 24 December 1948  (Manchester, England)
Arguably the definitive 1970s maverick footballer. Star forward with QPR but seemingly more concerned with the outcome of the 4:40 at Kempton rather than his football…
[Picture of Stan Bowles]


Bowling, Frank
Born 26 February 1934  (Bartica, Guyana)
Abstact expressionist artist.
[Picture of Frank Bowling]


Bowman, Scotty
Born 18 September 1933  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Retired Canadian National Hockey League head coach.
[Picture of Scotty Bowman]


Bowrey, Lesley Turner
Born 16 August 1942  (Trangie, Australia)
Former tennis player who won the womens French Open title in 1963 and 1965.
[Picture of Lesley Turner Bowrey]


Bowyer, Bertram
Born 3 October 1927  ()
Conservative hereditary peer, one of the few people to have served in the governments of five different PMs (Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Heath, Thatcher, Major).
[Picture of Bertram Bowyer]


Boyd, Alan Stephenson
Born 20 July 1922  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
First US Secretary of Transportation, under LBJ. Died in Octobre but did not receive a qualifying obit
[Picture of Alan Stephenson Boyd]


Braden, Alan
Born 6 February 1927  (Manchester, UK)
Prodigious TV theme tune composer, behind the intro for The Two Ronnies, Give Us A Clue, Up Pompeii and more.
[Picture of Alan Braden]


Bradley, David
Born 17 April 1942  (York, England)
British actor famous for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series and later starred as Walder Frey in 'Game of Thrones'.
[Picture of David Bradley]


Brady, Karren
Born 4 April 1969  (Edmonton, London, United KIngdom)
judge on the Apprentice, supposed advocate of strong principled woman in business who got her big break flogging advertising in porn mags and having been parachuted in way over her head as CEO of Birmingham City was sleeping with one of the players within
[Picture of Karren Brady]


Brand, Jo
Born 3 May 1957  (Hastings, East Sussex, England)
Comedienne & broadcaster, often on TV comedy panel shows.
[Picture of Jo Brand]


Brand, Russell
Born 4 June 1975  (Grays, Essex, England)
TV presenter & comic who is nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is.
[Picture of Russell Brand]


Brand, Stewart
Born 14 December 1938  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)
Editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.
[Picture of Stewart Brand]


Brand, Vance
Born 9 May 1931  (Longmont, Colorado, USA)
US testpilot and astronaut, most notably on the Apollo-Soyuz test project, then later on the Columbia Space Shuttle
[Picture of Vance Brand]


Brandauer, Klaus Maria
Born 22 June 1943  (Bad Aussee, Austria)
Austrian actor known for his role as Largo in the sort-of Bond film 'Never Say Never Again'.
[Picture of Klaus Maria Brandauer]


Branson, Richard
Born 18 July 1950  (Sharnley Green, Surrey, England)
Entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he started a national student magazine. Now boss of the Virgin records/banking/airline/mobile phones/etc empire.
[Picture of Richard Branson]


Braun, Egidius
Born 27 February 1925  (Stolberg, Germany)
Former president of the German FA between 1992 and 2001, particularly famed for his close relationship with Berti Vogts.
[Picture of Egidius Braun]


Brazil, Alan
Born 15 June 1959  (Simshill, Glasgow, Scotland)
Former porky striker for Ipswich, Spurs & Man U, now a pundit on television.
[Picture of Alan Brazil]


Bredin, Patricia
Born 14 February 1935  (Swansea, Wales)
UK’s First Eurovision Song Contest Entrant.
[Picture of Patricia Bredin]


Breen, EVAN
Born 7 November 1988  (Detroit)
Vine star and comedian
[Picture of EVAN Breen]


Breivik, Anders Behring
Born 13 February 1979  (Oslo, Norway)
Far right killer of 77 Norwegians in a terrorist attack in 2011. Jailed for 21 years in 2012.
[Picture of Anders Behring Breivik]


Bremer, Arthur
Born 21 August 1950  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Janitor convicted in 1972 for the attempted assassination of US presidential candidate George Wallace. Released in 2007.
[Picture of Arthur Bremer]


Brendel, Alfred
Born 5 January 1931  (Loucna nad Desnou, Czech Republic)
Austrian pianist, artist, poet and author.
[Picture of Alfred Brendel]


Brickell, Katie
Born 9 July 1983  (Haywards Heath, Sussex, England)
Young lady who was denied a smear test for cervical cancer as she was "too young" for the test, but now her disease is incurable.
[Picture of Katie Brickell]


Brigance, O. J.
Born 29 September 1969  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Former CFL and NFL football player, and senior advisor to player development for the Baltimore Ravens.
[Picture of O. J. Brigance]


Briggs, Anne
Born 29 September 1944  (Toton, Nottinghamshire, England)
English folk singer, never achieved public acknowledge of her music.
[Picture of Anne Briggs]


Briggs, Barry
Born 30 December 1934  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Four-time speedway world champion, who competed in a record 18 consecutive world championship seasons.
[Picture of Barry Briggs]


Briggs, Johnny
Born 5 September 1935  (Battersea, London, England)
British TV & film actor, most famous as Mike Baldwin in 'Coronation Street'
[Picture of Johnny Briggs]


Briggs, Nicholas
Born 29 September 1961  (London, England)
Actor who has voiced the Daleks and the Cybermen since the the revival of 'Doctor Who' in 2005.
[Picture of Nicholas Briggs]


Briggs, Raymond
Born 18 January 1934  (London, England)
Illustrator of 'The Snowman' and 'Fungus the Bogeyman' amongst others.
[Picture of Raymond Briggs]


Brimley, Wilford Wilford Brimley is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1934  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Died 1 August 2020  (St. George, Utah, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Heavy-set, superbly-moustachioed US actor in TV, films & commercials.
[Picture of Wilford Brimley]


Britt, May
Born 22 March 1934  (Lidingo, Sweden)
Swedish actress whose interracial marriage to Sammy Davis Jr saw the song-and-dance man shunned by certain portions of American society in the 1960s.
[Picture of May Britt]


Brittain, Clive
Born 15 December 1934  (Caine, United Kingdom)
British horse-race trainer
[Picture of Clive Brittain]


Brittan, Samuel Samuel Brittan is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1933  (London, England)

Died 12 October 2020  ()

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
First ever economics correspondent for the Financial Times.
[Picture of Samuel Brittan]


Brock, Dave
Born 20 August 1941  (Isleworth, Middlesex, England)
Electric guitar, synthesizer, bass and oscillators player. Co-founder of space rock group Hawkwind.
[Picture of Dave Brock]


Brokaw, Tom
Born 6 February 1940  (Webster, South Dakota, USA)
American television journalist with NBC News.
[Picture of Tom Brokaw]


Brokenbow, Anne
Born 28 March 1905  (Bristol, England)
104 year old woman who was arrested from Stokeleigh Care Home in Bristol as part of a bucket list wish.
[Picture of Anne Brokenbow]


Broke-Smith, Jean
Born 18 June 1942  (Camden Town, London, United Kingdom)
Etiquette expert who finds girls find their role in society as well-behaved young ladies
[Picture of Jean Broke-Smith]


Bron, Eleanor
Born 14 March 1938  (Stanmore, United Kingdom)
British film, TV and stage actress, brought to fame by playing Ahme in "Help!"
[Picture of Eleanor Bron]


Bronski, Steve
Born 7 February 1960  (London, England)
Musician and member of 80s band Bronski Beat.
[Picture of Steve Bronski]


Bronson, Charles
Born 6 December 1952  (Luton, Bedfordshire, England)
Notorious prisoner, who has little in common with the late actor except the 'tache. Originally jailed for armed robbery, now for some violent escapades during his prison stay, including an attempt to poison a cell neighbour. Born Michael Gordon Peterson.
[Picture of Charles Bronson]


Brook, Peter
Born 21 March 1925  (Chiswick, London, England)
Director, mainly on stage, but with forays into films as well.
[Picture of Peter Brook]


Brooker, Alex
Born 15 May 1984  (Ashford, UK)
One-legged co-host of Channel 4 comedy graveyard "The Last Leg".
[Picture of Alex Brooker]


Brookes, Peter
Born 28 September 1943  (Liverpool, England)
Political cartoonist with The Times.
[Picture of Peter Brookes]


Brookes, Rick
Born 16 June 1948  (Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales)
Satirical cartoonist.
[Picture of Rick Brookes]


Brooke-Taylor, Tim Tim Brooke-Taylor is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1940  (Buxton, Derbyshire, England)

Died 12 April 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Comic actor, best known as one of 'The Goodies' trio, now appears mostly on radio comedy & quizzes.
[Picture of Tim Brooke-Taylor]


Brooks, James L.
Born 9 May 1940  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Film and television producer with an impressive resume, including 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'Taxi' and 'The Simpsons' on television and 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Jerry Maguire' in film, amongst others.
[Picture of James L. Brooks]


Brooks, Mel
Born 28 June 1926  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comic actor and film director.
[Picture of Mel Brooks]


Broome, David
Born 1 March 1940  (Cardiff, Wales)
Former showjumping champion. Won two bronzes at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
[Picture of David Broome]


Brown, Ami
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Matriarch on the Discovery Channel reality show Alaskan Bush People, whose cancer has become a plot point in recent seasons.
[Picture of Ami Brown]


Brown, Bobbi
Born 14 April 1957  (Chicago USA)
Knows her make up and cosmetics
[Picture of Bobbi Brown]


Brown, Bobby
Born 5 February 1969  (Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA)
R & B singer & dancer, whose litany of crimes is much too long to list here, but suffice to say, not many people think of him as "a nice boy".
[Picture of Bobby Brown]


Brown, Bobby (Baseball)
Born 25 October 1924  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Baseball player with the New York Yankees who also served as President of the American League.
[Picture of Bobby (Baseball) Brown]


Brown, Chris
Born 5 May 1989  (Tappahonnock, Virginia, USA)
Pop and R&B singer who got himself into hot water by assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
[Picture of Chris Brown]


Brown, H. Rap
Born 4 October 1943  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
5th chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, but is now serving a life sentence for murder.
[Picture of H. Rap Brown]


Brown, Jerry
Born 7 April 1938  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Democrat and Governor of California from 1975-1983. Resumed office in the same state in 2011. Infamously the subject of 'California Über Alles' by punk band The Dead Kennedys in 1979.
[Picture of Jerry Brown]


Brown, Joe
Born 13 May 1941  (Swarby, Lincolnshire, England)
Singer, guitarist & TV entertainer.
[Picture of Joe Brown]


Brown, June
Born 16 February 1927  (Needham Market, Suffolk, England)
Actress who plays Dot Cotton in EastEnders.
[Picture of June Brown]


Brown, Leslie
Born 27 November 1936  ()
English former association football midfielder who represented Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics
[Picture of Leslie Brown]


Brown, Ronald
Born 7 August 1926  (England)
Bishop of Birkenhead from 1974-1992. Already died, a little off the radar and without a qualifying obit, in 2019
[Picture of Ronald Brown]


Brown, Roy "Chubby"
Born 3 February 1945  (Grangetown, Middlesbrough, England)
Stand-up comedian, known for his flying helmet and fruity language. Real name Royston Vasey.
[Picture of Roy


Brown (Manager), Bobby Bobby Brown (Manager) is no longer with us
Born 19 March 1923  ()

Died 15 January 2020  (Helensburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Scottish national football manager and goalkeeper
[Picture of Bobby Brown (Manager)]


Browning, Angela
Born 4 December 1946  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Former conservative MP. Made a Baroness in 2010.
[Picture of Angela Browning]


Brundtland, Gro Harlem
Born 20 April 1939  (Baerum, Norway)
Prime Minister of Norway on three occasions.
[Picture of Gro Harlem Brundtland]


Bruno, Frank
Born 16 November 1961  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Former WBC world heavyweight boxing champion and pantomime dame. Lost the plot somewhat after his wife left him, and was sectioned to a mental hospital in September 2003, although he was later released.
[Picture of Frank Bruno]


Brunson, Doyle F.
Born 10 August 1933  (Fisher County, Texas, USA)
Veteran poker player and champion.
[Picture of Doyle F. Brunson]


Brunstrom, Richard
Born 1 September 1954  (Nottingham, UK)
Chief Constable of North Wales Police between 2001 and 2009, who famously allowed himself to be Tasered on camera as a warning to criminals.
[Picture of Richard Brunstrom]


Brunt, Dominic
Born 15 April 1970  (Macclesfield, UK)
Actor who has played vet Paddy Kirk on Emmerdale since 1997.
[Picture of Dominic Brunt]


Bryer, Denise
Born 5 January 1928  (London, UK)
Voice actress and former wife of Nicholas Parsons.
[Picture of Denise Bryer]


Buchan, Wattie
Born 24 July 1957  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Lead singer with punk band The Exploited.
[Picture of Wattie Buchan]


Buck, Linda B.
Born 29 January 1947  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American biologist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on olfactory receptors.
[Picture of Linda B. Buck]


Budd, Pete
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Vocalist on most of The Wurzels' biggest chart hits, and a member of the band since 1972.
[Picture of Pete Budd]


Buell, Ryan
Born 8 July 1982  (Corry, Pennsylvania, USA)
American paranormal investigator.
[Picture of Ryan Buell]


Buffett, Warren
Born 30 August 1930  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American businessman & author, the 2nd richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine in 2006. Also an ace ukulele player.
[Picture of Warren Buffett]


Buffon, Lorenzo
Born 19 December 1929  (Majano, Italy)
Former AC Milan and Italy international footballer.
[Picture of Lorenzo Buffon]


Buhari, Muhammadu
Born 17 December 1942  (Daura, Nigeria)
President of Nigeria since 2015, whose time in power has been marked by battles with his health and Boko Haram.
[Picture of Muhammadu Buhari]


Bujold, Genevieve
Born 1 July 1942  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actress. Won a Golden Globe for the title role in 'Anne of the Thousand Days'.
[Picture of Genevieve Bujold]


Bündchen, Gisele
Born 20 July 1980  (Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Brazilian model, the World's highest paid.
[Picture of Gisele Bündchen]


Bunyan, Vashti
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Folk singer, whose album 'Just Another Diamond Day', released in 1970 became a cult hit thirty years after its release.
[Picture of Vashti Bunyan]


Burbidge, Margaret Margaret Burbidge is no longer with us
Born 12 August 1919  (Davenport, England)

Died 5 April 2020  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
[Picture of Margaret Burbidge]


Burdon, Eric
Born 11 May 1941  (Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Former lead singer of The Animals.
[Picture of Eric Burdon]


Burgon, Richard
Born 19 September 1980  (Leeds, England)
Young Labour MP who did a lot of TV in the run up to the last election and wasn't very good at it.
[Picture of Richard Burgon]


Burke, David
Born 25 May 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor - played Dr Watson in the 1980s TV adaptation of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'.
[Picture of David Burke]


Burke, James
Born 22 December 1936  (Derry, Northern Ireland)
Scientist, historian & TV presenter - presented 'Tomorrow's World'.
[Picture of James Burke]


Burke, Kathy
Born 13 June 1964  (London, UK)
Overrated "more working class than you" comedy actress who has switched to directing theatre in the past decade.
[Picture of Kathy Burke]


Burke, Marea
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Wife of #metoo'd Australian TV host Don Burke.
[Picture of Marea Burke]


Burke Jr, Jack
Born 29 January 1923  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Retired professional golfer. Won the Masters in 1956.
[Picture of Jack Burke Jr]


Burkinshaw, Keith
Born 23 June 1935  (Higham, England, United Kingdom)
Very successful football manager who won the UEFA Cup in 1984 with the Spurs
[Picture of Keith Burkinshaw]


Burnett, Carol
Born 26 April 1933  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Red-haired comedienne, best known for her eponymous variety show.
[Picture of Carol Burnett]


Burnett, Harvey
Born 18 August 1995  (Kingston upon Thames, England)
Scottish rugby international.
[Picture of Harvey Burnett]


Burns, John Fisher
Born 4 October 1944  (Nottingham, England)
British journalist, who won 2 Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of the wars in Sarajevo and Afghanistan.
[Picture of John Fisher Burns]


Burrow, Rob
Born 26 September 1982  (Pontefract, England)
Leeds Rhino rugby player with a touch of ALS.
[Picture of Rob Burrow]


Burrows, Harry
Born 17 March 1941  (Haydock, UK)
Winger who won the 1961 League Cup with Aston Villa before moving to Stoke.
[Picture of Harry Burrows]


Burstyn, Ellen
Born 7 December 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Film actress. Won an Academy award for Best Actress in 1974 for 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'.
[Picture of Ellen Burstyn]


Burtenshaw, Steve
Born 23 November 1935  (Portslade, England)
Former footballer, coach and manager.
[Picture of Steve Burtenshaw]


Burton, Roberta
Born in Stannington, England  (exact date unknown)
Young woman with cancer.
[Picture of Roberta Burton]


Burton, Rod
Born in Chesterfield UK  (exact date unknown)
Rod of Rainbow's legendary Rod, Jane and Freddy. No colour trousers this man hasn't danced in.
[Picture of Rod Burton]


Burton, Trevor
Born 9 March 1949  (Birmingham, England)
Guitarist for The Move.
[Picture of Trevor Burton]


Busey, Gary
Born 29 June 1944  (Goose Creek, Texas, USA)
Actor, in numerous films & often in kooky roles.
[Picture of Gary Busey]


Bush, Jr., George W.
Born 6 July 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
43rd President of the United States. Somehow made it through 8 years in the job, but as the man himself once said: "They misunderestimated me."
[Picture of George W. Bush, Jr.]


Buswell, Neville
Born 20 January 1943  (Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England)
Actor best known for his role as Ray Langton in 'Coronation Street'. Died in 2019 but it went unnoticed for a couple of weeks.
[Picture of Neville Buswell]


Buthelezi, Mangosuthu
Born 27 August 1928  (Natal, South Africa)
Chief of the Buthelezi, South Africa's home affairs minister from 1994 to 2004 and an occasional actor, playing Cetshwayo (his real-life great-grandfather) in Michael Caine's "Zulu".
[Picture of Mangosuthu Buthelezi]


Butler, Billy
Born 24 January 1942  (Amlwch)
Merseyside radio personality.
[Picture of Billy Butler]


Butler, David
Born 17 October 1924  ()
Psephologist (that's someone who studies elections, folks!), and university chum of Tony Benn, who along with the late Bob McKenzie, mused on what marginal seat may matter on many an election night from 1950-79.
[Picture of David Butler]


Butler, Dawn
Born 3 November 1969  (Forest Gate, London, England)
MP for Brent South from 2005 to its abolition in 2010.
[Picture of Dawn Butler]


Butler, Jerry
Born 8 December 1939  (Sunflower, Mississippi, USA)
Soul singer-songwriter and original leader of the R&B group, The Impressions.
[Picture of Jerry Butler]


Butler, Karl Karl Butler is no longer with us
Born in Ipswich, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 24 June 2020  (Ipswich, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 39  (read death notice)
Dying young man. An ambulance chasing pick.
[Picture of Karl Butler]


Butler, Peter
Born 25 March 1932  (Birmingham, England)
British professional golfer, who, during the 1973 Ryder Cup, recorded the first ever hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history.
[Picture of Peter Butler]


Butler, Tony
Born 15 May 1935  (Wolverhampton, UK)
Outspoken early "shock jock" of British local radio, became famed in the Midlands for three decades.
[Picture of Tony Butler]


Butler-Sloss, Elizabeth
Born 10 August 1933  (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)
Head of the Family Division of the Court of Appeal, which makes her the most senior family law judge in the UK.
[Picture of Elizabeth Butler-Sloss]


Buydens, Anne
Born 23 April 1919  (Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Officially a producer, but better known as wife of Kirk Douglas and step-mother of Michael.
[Picture of Anne Buydens]


Buzzi, Ruth
Born 24 July 1936  (Westerly, Rhode Island, USA)
Comedienne and actress on film, stage and television.
[Picture of Ruth Buzzi]


Byatt, A. S.
Born 24 August 1936  (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
British novelist, winner of the Booker Prize in 2008
[Picture of A. S. Byatt]


Bynes, Amanda
Born 3 April 1986  (Thousand Oaks, California, USA)
Actress in US teen movies & television show host.
[Picture of Amanda Bynes]


Byrne, David
Born 14 May 1952  (Dumbarton, Scotland)
Founder and lead singer of art rock giants Talking Heads from 1975-1991.
[Picture of David Byrne]


Byrne, Mary
Born 3 November 1959  (Ballyfemot, Ireland)
Singer who appeared on X Factor.
[Picture of Mary Byrne]


Byrne, Michael
Born 7 November 1943  (London, England)
British actor best known for playing nasty Nazis.
[Picture of Michael Byrne]


Byrnes, Edd Edd Byrnes is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 8 January 2020  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Actor from the 1950s TV series '77 Sunset Strip'.
[Picture of Edd Byrnes]


Byron, Tom
Born 4 April 1961  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Porn actor.
[Picture of Tom Byron]

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