Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: D


Daba, Sadiq
Born in Nigeria  (exact date unknown)
Leading Nigerian actor.
[Picture of Sadiq Daba]


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


Daddy, Trick
Born 27 September 1974  (Liberty City, Miami, Florida)
One of the most influential rappers of the past 20 years, his career has been slowed by legal, financial and health issues. Currently refusing to take medication for his lupus.
[Picture of Trick Daddy]


Dahl, Arlene
Born 11 August 1925  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Six-times married columnist and actress. Had a short relationship with JFK, was married to Lex Barker and is mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
[Picture of Arlene Dahl]


Daker, David
Born in Bilston, England  (exact date unknown)
Familiar character actor whose known role was as Harry Crawford in the 1980s series 'Boon' with the late Michael Elphick. Born c.1937.
[Picture of David Daker]


Dale, Jim
Born 15 August 1935  (Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England)
Actor, one of the few living stars of Carry On, whose Carry On legend status was severely damaged when he appeared in the woeful Carry on Columbus.
[Picture of Jim Dale]


Daley, Richard M.
Born 24 April 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former Mayor of Chicago of the Daley dynasty
[Picture of Richard M. Daley]


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


Dalglish, Kenny
Born 4 March 1951  (Glasgow, Scotland)
One of Britain's greatest post-war footballers, with Celtic FC and then Liverpool FC. 102 caps for Scotland and later manager with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
[Picture of Kenny Dalglish]


Dalton, Phyllis
Born 16 October 1925  (London, England, United Kingdom)
Oscar-winning costume designer, for example, "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago"
[Picture of Phyllis Dalton]


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


Daly, John
Born 28 April 1966  (Carmichael, California, USA)
Hard drinking, cigarette puffing, high-stake gambling, drug-taking & hugely overweight golfer. Also one of the most popular & most talented golfers of the last 20 years, probably because of all the above...
[Picture of John Daly]


Damme, Miguel Van
Born 25 September 1993  (Belgium)
Belgian footballer, goalkeeper for Cercle Brugge.
[Picture of Miguel Van Damme]


Daniel, Jean Jean Daniel is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1920  (Blida, Algeria)

Died 19 February 2020  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
French journalist, author, and founder of Le Nouvel Observateur weekly.
[Picture of Jean Daniel]


Daniels, Charlie Charlie Daniels is no longer with us
Born 28 October 1936  (Leland, North Carolina, USA)

Died 6 July 2020  (Nashville, Tennessee)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Country music singer, guitarist and fiddler.
[Picture of Charlie Daniels]


Daniels, William
Born 31 March 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, best known as the acerbic voice of KITT in the 1980s TV series 'Knight Rider'.
[Picture of William Daniels]


Daniher, Neale
Born 15 February 1961  (West Wyalong, Australia)
Former Australian Rules footballer and coach now battling motor neurone disease.
[Picture of Neale Daniher]


Dankula, Count
Born 17 October 1987  (Coatbridge, Scotland, United KIngdom)
real name Mark Meechan, YouTube personality who taught his dog to show the Hitler salute
[Picture of Count Dankula]


Danner, Blythe
Born 3 February 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US screen actress and mother of Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow.
[Picture of Blythe Danner]


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


Darren, James
Born 8 June 1936  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor & singer - a teen idol, who later had a recurring role in 'TJ Hooker'.
[Picture of James Darren]


Darrow, Henry
Born 15 September 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Puerto-Rican American actor best known for his role as Manolito Montoya in 'The High Chaparral'.
[Picture of Henry Darrow]


Davi, Robert
Born 26 June 1953  (Astoria, New York, USA)
Pock-marked actor turned jazz singer.
[Picture of Robert Davi]


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


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


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


Davies, Dave
Born 3 February 1947  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Younger brother of Ray and fellow member of the Kinks.
[Picture of Dave Davies]


Davies, Dickie
Born 30 April 1933  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of World of Sport, well known for his badger-like hair.
[Picture of Dickie Davies]


Davies, Freddie
Born 21 July 1938  (Brixton, England, United Kingdom)
British comedian with a long TV career following "Opportunity Knocks"
[Picture of Freddie Davies]


Davies, Ray
Born 21 June 1944  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Legendary songwriter and lead singer of The Kinks.
[Picture of Ray Davies]


Davies, Rick
Born 22 July 1944  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)
Lead singer and songwriter for 1970s progressive rock band Supertramp.
[Picture of Rick Davies]


Davies, Sharon
Born 1 November 1962  (Plymouth, England)
Swimmer who won Gold at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
[Picture of Sharon Davies]


Davis, Alice
Born 26 March 1929  (Escalon, California, USA)
Costume designer who worked for Disney.
[Picture of Alice Davis]


Davis, Carl
Born 28 October 1936  (New York City, USA)
prolific conductor and film composer, including works for silent films, married to Jean Boht
[Picture of Carl Davis]


Davis, Clive
Born 4 April 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Music producer, founder & long time head of Arista Records.
[Picture of Clive Davis]


Davis, Lisa
Born 20 April 1936  (London, England)
Voice actress who was Anita in 101 Dalmations.
[Picture of Lisa Davis]


Davis, Stephanie
Born 8 March 1993  (Merseyside, England)
Appears in Hollyoaks as Sinead O'Connor, a character who has moodswings, had one musical hit of note, and criticises the Catholic Church.
[Picture of Stephanie Davis]


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


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


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


Day O'Connor, Sandra
Born 26 March 1930  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Former member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Sandra Day O'Connor]


Dayan, Ruth
Born 7 March 1917  (Haifi, Israel)
First wife of the late Israeli politician/pirate lookalike Moshe Dayan. Strangely enough is good friends with Yasser Arafat's mother-in-law.
[Picture of Ruth Dayan]


De Havilland, Olivia Olivia De Havilland is no longer with us
Born 1 July 1916  (Tokyo, Japan)

Died 26 July 2020  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Sister of Joan Fontaine, but hasn't spoken to her since 1942. Actress who picked up the award-winning parts, largely as she wasn't the most glamorous girl on the block. Now retired and living in France.
[Picture of Olivia De Havilland]


De Klerk, F. W.
Born 18 March 1936  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Former President of South Africa from 1989-1994.
[Picture of F. W. De Klerk]


De La Billière, Peter
Born 29 April 1934  (Harrow, Middlesex, England)
Former director of the SAS and Commander-in-Chief of British forces in the Gulf War of 1991.
[Picture of Peter De La Billière]


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


Deacon, John
Born 19 August 1951  (Leicester, England)
Quiet and enigmatic bass player and songwriter for rock giants Queen.
[Picture of John Deacon]


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


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


Dearden, Jack
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)
BBC radio sports journalist born ca. 1952
[Picture of Jack Dearden]


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


Deghayes, Amer
Born in   (exact date unknown)
British insurgent, currently fighting with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham against Assadist forces in Syria. Born c.1990.
[Picture of Amer Deghayes]


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


Deitch, Gene Gene Deitch is no longer with us
Born 8 August 1924  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 16 April 2020  (Prague, Czech Republic)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Animator who destroyed Tom and Jerry in the 1960s.
[Picture of Gene Deitch]


Del Grande, Louis
Born 23 March 1943  (Union City, New Jersey, USA)
Canadian actor and writer best recognised from the "exploding head" scene in David Cronenburg's 1981 horror classic 'Scanners'.
[Picture of Louis Del Grande]


Del Sierra, Liza
Born 30 August 1985  (Pontoise, France)
French pornographic actress.
[Picture of Liza Del Sierra]


Del Toro, Benicio
Born 19 February 1967  (San German, Puerto Rico)
Oscar-winning Puerto Rican actor best known for his role in the 1995 cult classic 'The Usual Suspects'.
[Picture of Benicio Del Toro]


Delahanty, Thomas
Born in Washington DC, USA  (exact date unknown)
DC cop wounded saving Ronald Reagan from his 1981 assasination attempt. I hope Ron said thanks.
[Picture of Thomas Delahanty]


Delair, Suzy Suzy Delair is no longer with us
Born 31 December 1916  (Paris, France)

Died 15 March 2020  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Veteran French actress, was the co-star in 'Robinson Crusoeland' (AKA Atoll K), the final film Laurel and Hardy made together.
[Picture of Suzy Delair]


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


Delon, Alain
Born 8 November 1935  (Sceaux, France)
Brooding, heartthrob French actor who solidified his place in the arthouse pantheon with his roles in Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Samourai', Luchino Visconti's 'Rocco and His Brothers' and 'Asterix at the Olympic Games'.
[Picture of Alain Delon]


Delors, Jacques
Born 20 July 1925  (Paris, France)
President of the European Commission from 1985-95.
[Picture of Jacques Delors]


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


Dench, Judi
Born 9 December 1934  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Actress, firstly in stage, then became famous in TV sitcoms, before appearing in an increasing number of feature films.
[Picture of Judi Dench]


Deneuve, Catherine
Born 22 October 1943  (Paris, France)
french actress who is currently in the process of becoming "La Grande Dame du cinema"
[Picture of Catherine Deneuve]


Dennis, Les
Born 12 October 1954  (Liverpool, England)
Former host of Family Fortunes and the inappropriately-named Les Dennis Laughter Show. More recently known for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, and for splitting up with his wife, Amanda Holden, who'd been shagging that bloke off Men Behaving Badly.
[Picture of Les Dennis]


Dennis, Ron
Born 1 June 1947  (Woking, England)
Former CEO of McLaren.
[Picture of Ron Dennis]


Depp, Johnny
Born 9 June 1963  (Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
Actor, often in kooky roles & beloved by many a female.
[Picture of Johnny Depp]


Derbyshire, Eileen
Born 6 October 1930  (Urmston, Manchester, England)
Actress, has played Emily Bishop in 'Coronation Street' since 1961.
[Picture of Eileen Derbyshire]


Dern, Bruce
Born 4 June 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, best known for playing complete fruitcakes on the silver screen.
[Picture of Bruce Dern]


Deutschkron, Inge
Born 23 August 1922  (Finsterwalde, Germany)
German journalist and author.
[Picture of Inge Deutschkron]


Devane, William
Born 5 September 1939  (Albany, New York, USA)
Actor on 24.
[Picture of William Devane]


Devellano, Jimmy
Born 18 January 1943  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Vice President of the Detroit Red Wings.
[Picture of Jimmy Devellano]


Devgn, Ajay
Born 2 April 1969  (New Delhi, India)
Indian film actor.
[Picture of Ajay Devgn]


Devito, Danny
Born 17 November 1944  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Pint-sized actor, now director & producer. Best known TV wise for 'Taxi' - in films he appeared in 'Twins' and 'Batman Returns'.
[Picture of Danny Devito]


Devito, Tommy Tommy Devito is no longer with us
Born 19 June 1928  (Belleville, New Jersey, USA)

Died 21 September 2020  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Founding member of The Four Seasons, though left the band in 1970 after racking up a hefty gambling debt. Can he go 'Let's Hang On!' for another year, or is it 'Bye Bye Baby' for him?
[Picture of Tommy Devito]


Devonshire, Alan
Born 13 April 1956  (London, England)
Current manager of Maidenhead United, former West Ham player.
[Picture of Alan Devonshire]


Devos, Betsy
Born 8 January 1958  (Holland, Michigan, USA)
Secretary of Education in the Trump administration, responsible for what American students learn before they get shot.
[Picture of Betsy Devos]


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


Dexter, Ted
Born 15 May 1935  (Milan, Italy)
Italian born, but very English cricketer, a successful test player who later became a broadcaster, then a selector.
[Picture of Ted Dexter]


D'hotel, Robert Chef
Born 2 February 1922  (Sud, New Caledonia)
Silver medalist for France in the 4x400 metre relay in 1948. Already died in late 2019 off the radar.
[Picture of Robert Chef D'hotel]


Diack, Lamine
Born 7 June 1933  (Dakar, Senegal)
Businessman, sports administrator, and former athlete, IOC member.
[Picture of Lamine Diack]


Diamond, Dustin
Born 7 January 1977  (San Jose, California, USA)
Screech in 'Saved by the Bell'.
[Picture of Dustin Diamond]


Diamond, Michael
Born 20 May 1972  (Sydney, Australia)
Professional target shooter from Australia, and not the Beastie Boy as I had assumed.
[Picture of Michael Diamond]


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


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


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


Dickinson, Angie
Born 30 September 1931  (Kulm, North Dakota, USA)
Actress, in many a film & TV show from the 1950s onwards.
[Picture of Angie Dickinson]


Dickinson, Bruce
Born 7 August 1958  (Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England)
British singer and lead vocalist with mega-successful heavy metal band Iron Maiden. In recent years has spent his spare time sensibly flying aeroplanes, fencing, brewing beer and other boring stuff that just isn't really Rock 'n' Roll.
[Picture of Bruce Dickinson]


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


Dignam, Christy
Born 25 May 1960  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Lead singer of the popular Irish rock band Aslan. Has regular drug problems.
[Picture of Christy Dignam]


Dimucci, Dion
Born 18 July 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rock/doo-wop singer-songwriter, started off fronting the Belmonts before hitting solo success with the likes of 'Runaround Sue' and 'The Wanderer'. Does he want to be just like Zsa Zsa Gabor this year?
[Picture of Dion Dimucci]


Dingwort-Nusseck, Julia
Born 6 October 1921  (Altona, Germany)
German business journalist.
[Picture of Julia Dingwort-Nusseck]


Dinkins, David David Dinkins is no longer with us
Born 10 July 1927  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)

Died 23 November 2020  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
The only African American to hold the office of Mayor of New York, which Dinkins did from 1990-1993.
[Picture of David Dinkins]


Dinsdale, Reece
Born 6 August 1959  (Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England)
English stage, screen and TV actor. Played the role of Joe Mcintyre in 'Coronation Street' and yet another one of Gail's Ill-fated love interests.
[Picture of Reece Dinsdale]


Dion, Céline
Born 30 March 1968  (Charlemagne, Quebec)
Caterwauling French-Canadian singer who won the Eurovision contest for Switzerland in 1988 before having a successful career in the 1990s with hits such as 'Think Twice' and that dreary song from 'Titanic'. Now plays in Las Vegas.
[Picture of Céline Dion]


Ditka, Mike
Born 18 October 1939  (Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA)
American football player and coach who won the Super Bowl in both roles.
[Picture of Mike Ditka]


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


Dobson, Wayne
Born 5 July 1957  (Leicester, England)
British magician.
[Picture of Wayne Dobson]


Docherty, Tommy Tommy Docherty is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1928  (Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 31 December 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Scottish international footballer and outspoken football manager.
[Picture of Tommy Docherty]


Dodd, Chris
Born 27 May 1944  (Willimantic, Connecticut, USA)
Former Connecticut Senator from 1981 to 2011.
[Picture of Chris Dodd]


Dogg, Snoop
Born 20 October 1971  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Gangsta rapper, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
[Picture of Snoop Dogg]


Doherty, Paddy
Born 6 February 1959  (Manchester, England)
Gypsy who came to prominence in 2011 in 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'.
[Picture of Paddy Doherty]


Doherty, Pete
Born 12 March 1979  (Liverpool, England)
Former lead singer of The Libertines, now with Babyshambles. His addictions to heroin and crack have made his behaviour increasingly random, self-centred and downright tedious.
[Picture of Pete Doherty]


Doherty, Shannen
Born 12 April 1971  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
American TV and film actress best known for playing Brenda Walsh in hit US teen drama 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. Suffering from Crohn’s disease and also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.
[Picture of Shannen Doherty]


Dolan, Charles
Born 16 October 1926  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Founder of HBO and owner of Cablevision and Madison Square Garden.
[Picture of Charles Dolan]


Dole, Bob
Born 22 July 1923  (Russell, Kansas, USA)
Veteran US politician, former Presidential candidate back in 1996.
[Picture of Bob Dole]


Dole, Elizabeth
Born 29 July 1936  (Salisbury, North Carolina, USA)
Former senator for North Carolina and wife of failed 1996 US presidential candidate Bob Dole.
[Picture of Elizabeth Dole]


Doleman, Chris Chris Doleman is no longer with us
Born 16 October 1961  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

Died 28 January 2020  ()

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Former NFL star, most notably for the Minnesota Vikings. Made the NFL "Team of the Decade" for the 90s
[Picture of Chris Doleman]


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


Dolgikh, Vladimir
Born 5 December 1924  (Ilansky, Russia)
Russian politician in a variety of roles. Died in Octobre without receiving a qualifying obit
[Picture of Vladimir Dolgikh]


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


Don Baker, Joe
Born 12 February 1936  (Groesbeck, Texas, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Jack Wade in 'Goldeneye'.
[Picture of Joe Don Baker]


Donahue, Phil
Born 21 December 1935  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Talk show host, better known in the US, but his fame has also filtered across the Atlantic to an extent.
[Picture of Phil Donahue]


Donaldson, Sam
Born 11 March 1934  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
ABC News longtime White House correspondent and journalist who covered the Watergate scandal
[Picture of Sam Donaldson]


Donner, Jörn
Born 5 February 1933  (Helsinki, Finland)
Finnish director and producer, most notably of Ingmar Bergman's 'Fanny and Alexander' from 1981. Died in January but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Jörn Donner]


Donner, Richard
Born 24 April 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Extremely successful US Director and Producer. Directed all-time classics such as 'The Omen', 'Superman', 'The Goonies' and the Lethal Weapon Series.
[Picture of Richard Donner]


Donovan, Raymond J.
Born 31 August 1930  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Not the bootleg Irish-American version of 'The Sopranos', but rather the Secretary of Labor in the first Reagan Administration.
[Picture of Raymond J. Donovan]


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


Doshi, Balkrishna Vithaldas
Born 26 August 1927  (Pune, India)
Indian architect.
[Picture of Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi]


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


Douglas, Bryan
Born 27 May 1935  (Blackburn, England)
Former Blackburn Rovers right-winger. Scored eleven goals for England as well.
[Picture of Bryan Douglas]


Douglas, Kirk Kirk Douglas is no longer with us
Born 9 December 1916  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 5 February 2020  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky. Has appeared in over 100 films, spanning almost 60 years, and still going. Father of Michael.
[Picture of Kirk Douglas]


Douglas, Michael
Born 25 September 1944  (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)
Followed his father Kirk into films, and was a moderately successful actor for 20 years until 'Fatal Attraction' really launched him into superstardom in 1987, quickly followed by 'Wall Street' and 'Basic Instinct'. Som
[Picture of Michael Douglas]


Douglas, Shirley Shirley Douglas is no longer with us
Born 2 April 1934  (Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Died 5 April 2020  (Toronto, Canada)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Actress and mother to Keifer Sutherland.
[Picture of Shirley Douglas]


Dourdan, Gary
Born 11 December 1966  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former star of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', now struggling financially.
[Picture of Gary Dourdan]


Dourif, Brad
Born 18 March 1950  (Huntington, West Virginia, USA)
Respected actor who first came to fame as Billy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Now retired from the industry, with the exception of providing the voice for killer doll Chucky.
[Picture of Brad Dourif]


Downing, John John Downing is no longer with us
Born 17 April 1940  (Llanelli, Wales)

Died 8 April 2020  (Wales, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Seven time winner of British Press Photographer of the Year. Visited Chernobyl and was an enemy of Idi Amin.
[Picture of John Downing]


Downs, Hugh Hugh Downs is no longer with us
Born 14 February 1921  (Akron, Ohio, USA)

Died 1 July 2020  (Akron, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
American broadcaster, producer and game show host.
[Picture of Hugh Downs]


Dozier, Lamont
Born 16 June 1941  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
One-third of Holland-Dozier-Holland. The middle third, to be specific.
[Picture of Lamont Dozier]


Born 24 October 1986  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian monotonous singer whose girlfriends get younger as he gets older
[Picture of Drake]


Dreja, Chris
Born 11 November 1945  (London, England)
Longtime guitarist for The Yardbirds until multiple strokes halted his career in 2013.
[Picture of Chris Dreja]


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


Drif, Zohra
Born 28 December 1934  (Tissemsilt, Algeria)
Retired Algerian lawyer, moudjahid (a militant of the Algerian War of Independence), and the vice-president of the Council of the Nation, the upper house of the Algerian Parliament.
[Picture of Zohra Drif]


Driscoll, Patricia
Born 17 December 1927  (Clonakilty, Ireland)
 Irish actress, appeared on British TV as Maid Marian and presented the children's programme, Picture Book.
[Picture of Patricia Driscoll]


Drury, James James Drury is no longer with us
Born 18 April 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 6 April 2020  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Actor, star of US 1960s Western series 'The Virginian'.
[Picture of James Drury]


Du Bois, Barry
Born 4 August 1960  (Sydney, Australia)
One of two cancer-battling Antiopedean TV "fix-your-house-up" types getting a DDP call-up in 2018.
[Picture of Barry Du Bois]


Duckenfield, David
Born in   (exact date unknown)
The police officer in charge during the Hillsborough Stadium crush in 1989 and former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire police.
[Picture of David Duckenfield]


Ducklo, Tj
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Press secretary for Joe Biden during his 2020 bid for the Presidency.
[Picture of Tj Ducklo]


Dudley-Smith, Timothy
Born 26 December 1926  (Manchester, England)
Former Bishop of Thetford who wrote the hymn 'Tell Out, My Soul'.
[Picture of Timothy Dudley-Smith]


Duffy, Gillian
Born in Rochdale, England  (exact date unknown)
Woman called a bigot by Gordon Brown. Brown sadly later apologised.
[Picture of Gillian Duffy]


Duffy, Sir Patrick
Born 17 June 1920  (United Kingdom)
Former Labour MP and later an important NATO functionary
[Picture of Sir Patrick Duffy]


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


Dukakis, Michael
Born 3 November 1933  (Brookline, Massachusetts, USA)
Former Democrat govenor of Massachusetts, who unsuccessfully ran for President in 1988.
[Picture of Michael Dukakis]


Dukakis, Olympia
Born 20 June 1931  (Lowell, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress. Starred as Rose Castorini in the 1987 film, 'Moonstruck'.
[Picture of Olympia Dukakis]


Duke, Charles
Born 3 October 1935  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Youngest of the twelve men to walk on the Moon.
[Picture of Charles Duke]


Dullea, Keir
Born 30 May 1936  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, forever known as astronaut David "Dave" Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's epic 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Funny to think we're a decade passed that now and no monolith to be found...
[Picture of Keir Dullea]


Duma, Miroslava
Born 10 March 1985  (Surgut, Russia)
Russian digital entrepreneur.
[Picture of Miroslava Duma]


Dumas, Roland
Born 23 August 1922  (Limoges, France)
Controversial/insane French socialist politician who served as Foreign Minister for most of the 80s and early 90s.
[Picture of Roland Dumas]


Dunagan, Donnie
Born 16 August 1934  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
The voice of the young Bambi in the famously sentimental film. Left Hollywood behind afterwards for a career in the Marines.
[Picture of Donnie Dunagan]


Dunaway, Faye
Born 14 January 1941  (Bascom, Florida, USA)
Actress, in films for over 40 years now.
[Picture of Faye Dunaway]


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


Dunn, Carola
Born 14 November 1946  (London, England)
British-born American crime writer of the "Miss Daisy" set of novels.
[Picture of Carola Dunn]


Dureau, Scott
Born 29 July 1986  (Taree, Australia)
Australian former professional rugby league footballer.
[Picture of Scott Dureau]


Durham, Judith
Born 3 July 1943  (Essendon, Victoria, Australia)
Vocalist for Australian folkies The Seekers. Real name Judith Cock. Was once stalked by a woman who sent her 40 doormats through the post.
[Picture of Judith Durham]


Durkin, Beth
Born in Cardiff, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Young mum with ill baby. Isn't this meant to be a celebrity deadpool?
[Picture of Beth Durkin]


Durst, Robert
Born 12 April 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Real estate mogul implicated in the deaths of a number of people throughout the years.
[Picture of Robert Durst]


Duterte, Rodrigo
Born 28 March 1945  (Maasin, Philippines)
Colourful and controversial incumbent President of the Philippines, who made good on his promise of a brutal crackdown on drug users. And they say politicians never follow through…
[Picture of Rodrigo Duterte]


Duvall, Robert
Born 5 January 1931  (San Diego, California, USA)
US movie actor & director, in countless films since 1962.
[Picture of Robert Duvall]


Duvall, Shelley
Born 7 July 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
[Picture of Shelley Duvall]


Duvitski, Janine
Born 28 June 1952  (Lancaster, England)
English actress who has appeared primarily in sitcoms. Most recently in ITV's 'Benidorm' as randy swinger Jacqueline Stewart.
[Picture of Janine Duvitski]


Dyble, Judy Judy Dyble is no longer with us
Born 13 February 1949  (London, England)

Died 12 July 2020  ()

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Singer-songwriter who was a founding member of Fairport Convention.
[Picture of Judy Dyble]


Dye, Pete Pete Dye is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1925  (Urbana, Ohio, USA)

Died 9 January 2020  (La Romana, Dominican Republic)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Designer of golf courses.
[Picture of Pete Dye]


Dylan, Bob
Born 24 May 1941  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Legendary folk singer with an annoying voice. Still touring.
[Picture of Bob Dylan]


Dyson, Freeman Freeman Dyson is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1923  (Crowthorne, Berkshire, England)

Died 28 February 2020  (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
British-born American physicist and mathematician.
[Picture of Freeman Dyson]

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