Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: G


Ga, Rodion
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Pop star in Ceausescu's Romania whose work has been discovered by western musos in recent years.
[Picture of Rodion Ga]


Gaga, Lady
Born 28 March 1986  (New York City, New York, USA)
Glamorous pop star that dem kids are listening to.
[Picture of Lady Gaga]


Gahan, Dave
Born 9 May 1962  (North Weald, Essex, England)
Lead singer of veteran electro-rockers Depeche Mode.
[Picture of Dave Gahan]


Gale, Megan
Born 7 August 1975  (Medina, Western Australia, Australia)
Australian model, sometimes actress and TV starlet
[Picture of Megan Gale]


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


Gallagher, Leo
Born 24 July 1946  (Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA)
AKA Gallagher, American prop comedian, who is famous for smashing watermelons!
[Picture of Leo Gallagher]


Gallego, Miguel Artola
Born 12 July 1923  (San Sebastian, Spain)
Spanish historian who specialises in the Spanish contemporary era. Died in June without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Miguel Artola Gallego]


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


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


Gammoudi, Mohammed
Born 11 February 1938  (Sidi Aich, Tunisia)
Long distance runner who won an Olympic Gold medal in 1968.
[Picture of Mohammed Gammoudi]


Gamoneda, Antonio
Born 30 May 1931  (Oviedo, Spain)
Spanish poet, and former winner of the Cervantes Prize.
[Picture of Antonio Gamoneda]


Garcia, Santiago Grisolia
Born 6 January 1923  (Valencia, Spain)
Spanish biochemist.
[Picture of Santiago Grisolia Garcia]


Gardam, Jane
Born 11 July 1928  (Redcar, England)
Author of children's novel The Hollow Land, winner of the 1983 Whitbread Award.
[Picture of Jane Gardam]


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


Gardiner, Barry
Born 10 March 1957  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Labour Shadow Trade Secretary, often seen on TV.
[Picture of Barry Gardiner]


Gardner, Chris
Born 9 February 1954  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Motivational speaker who is known for The Pursuit of Happyness.
[Picture of Chris Gardner]


Gargan, Nick
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, who was suspended in May 2014.
[Picture of Nick Gargan]


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


Garner, Alan
Born 17 October 1934  (Congleton, United Kingdom)
British children's book author and reteller of old folk tales
[Picture of Alan Garner]


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


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


Gascoine, Jill Jill Gascoine is no longer with us
Born 11 April 1937  (Lambeth, London, England)

Died 28 April 2020  (Los Angeles, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Actress in 'The Onedin Line' and novelist.
[Picture of Jill Gascoine]


Gastineau, Mark
Born 20 November 1956  (Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA)
NFL Hall of Famer who played for the New York Jets.
[Picture of Mark Gastineau]


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


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


Gates Sr, William H. William H. Gates Sr is no longer with us
Born 30 November 1925  (Bremerton, Washington, USA)

Died 14 September 2020  (Hood Canal, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Former Lawyer and father of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
[Picture of William H. Gates Sr]


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


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


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


Gehry, Frank
Born 28 February 1929  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian-born American architect, whose works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as "the most important architect of our age".
[Picture of Frank Gehry]


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


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


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


Genson, Ed
Born 30 June 1941  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Chicago lawyer who has defended R. Kelly and Conrad Black. Died in April without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Ed Genson]


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


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


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


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


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


Gephardt, Dick
Born 31 January 1941  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
US House Majority leader from 1989 to 1995.
[Picture of Dick Gephardt]


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


Gervais, Ricky
Born 25 June 1961  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Annoying one trick pony. Hit paydirt with the mockumentary 'The Office' in 2001, perhaps the most monumentally overrated programme in the history of television.
[Picture of Ricky Gervais]


Geun-Hye, Park
Born 2 February 1952  (Samdeok-don, South Korea)
Former president of South Korea from 2013-2017
[Picture of Park Geun-Hye]


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


Giaever, Ivar
Born 5 April 1929  (Bergen, Norway)
winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 for his solid research
[Picture of Ivar Giaever]


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


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


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


Gibson, Bob Bob Gibson is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1935  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

Died 2 October 2020  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.
[Picture of Bob Gibson]


Gibson, Edward
Born 8 November 1936  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Science Pilot on the Skylab 4 mission
[Picture of Edward Gibson]


Gibson, Hutton Hutton Gibson is no longer with us
Born 26 August 1918  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)

Died 11 May 2020  (Thousand Oaks, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Father of Mel Gibson. Also a religious writer & activist.
[Picture of Hutton Gibson]


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


Gilbert, Greg
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Frontman for indie-band Delays. Born 1977.
[Picture of Greg Gilbert]


Gilbert, Johnny
Born 13 July 1924  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)
Jeopardy Announcer.
[Picture of Johnny Gilbert]


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


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


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


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


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


Gillmeister, Trevor
Born 13 March 1964  (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Australian rugby league player and broadcaster known as The Axe.
[Picture of Trevor Gillmeister]


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


Gilsenan, Rory Rory Gilsenan is no longer with us
Born in Bicester, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 22 April 2020  (Ireland)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
Showjumper suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Rory Gilsenan]


Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no longer with us
Born 15 March 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 18 September 2020  (Washington D.C., USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
First Jewish woman to be elected to the United States Supreme Court.
[Picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg]


Giscard D'Estaing, Valery Valery Giscard D'Estaing is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1926  (Koblenz, Germany)

Died 2 December 2020  (Authon, France)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
President of France from 1974-81.
[Picture of Valery Giscard D'Estaing]


Giuffre, Virginia Roberts
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Young woman who has accused Prince Andrew of rape.
[Picture of Virginia Roberts Giuffre]


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


Gladys, Maria
Born 23 November 1939  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian actress.
[Picture of Maria Gladys]


Glaetzer, Matthew
Born 24 August 1992  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian cyclist and Olympian
[Picture of Matthew Glaetzer]


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


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


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


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


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


Glezos, Manolis Manolis Glezos is no longer with us
Born 9 October 1922  (Naxos, Greece)

Died 30 March 2020  (Athens, Greece)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Green journalist and briefly MEP who was a WW2 resistance fighter and continues to protest well into his 90s.
[Picture of Manolis Glezos]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Godwin, Tim
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Senior British police officer, and former Deputy Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, having served from 2009-2011.
[Picture of Tim Godwin]


Gold, Johnny
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Owner of his infamous nightclub Tramp. Born in 1932.
[Picture of Johnny Gold]


Goldberg, Denis Denis Goldberg is no longer with us
Born 11 April 1933  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Died 29 April 2020  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Anti-apartheid activist, the only white person convicted at the 1964 maxi-trial that saw Nelson Mandela imprisoned.
[Picture of Denis Goldberg]


Goldsmith, Jemima
Born 30 January 1974  (London, England)
Journalist who was once married to Imran Khan and whose brother is the former Tory MP Zac.
[Picture of Jemima Goldsmith]


Born 11 April 1969  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Pro-wrestler who has had several long runs with the WWF/E and now works for his brothers AEW company.
[Picture of Goldust]


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


Gollmann, Rosi
Born 9 June 1927  (Germany)
Co-founder of the Rosi Gollmann Andheri Foundation.
[Picture of Rosi Gollmann]


Golpayegani, Lotfollah Safi
Born 20 February 1919  (Golpaygan, Iran)
Iranian cleric. Born 1918.
[Picture of Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani]


Golson, Benny
Born 25 January 1929  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jazz musician.
[Picture of Benny Golson]


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


Goodenough, John B.
Born 25 July 1922  (Jena, Germany)
Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry from 2019.
[Picture of John B. Goodenough]


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


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years. Her off-screen love life has been the stuff of a tabloid editor's dreams: 3 short-lived marriages (one of which was annulled after the reception), 2 called-off engagements,
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


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


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


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


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


Gosset, Danny
Born 30 September 1994  (Bangor, Wales)
Footballer who played for Bala Town.
[Picture of Danny Gosset]


Gossett, Jr., Louis
Born 27 May 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gangly actor who turned down an offer to play professional basketball in order to go into films instead. Won an Oscar in 1982 for his part in 'An Officer and a Gentleman', and has gone on to play various tough guys and rough diamonds since.
[Picture of Louis Gossett, Jr.]


Gotti, Peter
Born 15 October 1939  (New York, USA)
Older brother of the Teflon Don and jailed for racketeering.
[Picture of Peter Gotti]


Gotz, Elly
Born in Kaunas, Lithuania  (exact date unknown)
Engineer and Holocaust survivor.
[Picture of Elly Gotz]


Gould, Carol
Born 19 September 1953  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American writer who often appears on BBC Radio and TV.
[Picture of Carol Gould]


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


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


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


Graham, Bill
Born 18 September 1918  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American jazz saxophonist. Probably already dead since 1975, it happens sometimes…
[Picture of Bill Graham]


Graham, Bob
Born 9 November 1936  (Coral Gables, Florida, USA)
Former Florida Governor (1979-87) and Senator (1987-2005).
[Picture of Bob Graham]


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


Graham, David
Born 11 July 1925  (London, United Kingdom)
British character actor, especially known for his voice work on Thunderbirds and Doctor Who
[Picture of David Graham]


Graham, Franklin
Born 14 July 1952  (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
Christian evangelist and missionary, son of Billy.
[Picture of Franklin Graham]


Graham, George
Born 30 November 1944  (Bargeddie, Glasgow, Scotland)
Former footballer and bung-taking manager of Arsenal, amongst others.
[Picture of George Graham]


Graham, Lindsey
Born 9 July 1955  (Central, South Carolina, USA)
South Carolina senator who tried to run for president against Trump but failed. Then he accepted Trump's dominance and submitted himself accordingly.
[Picture of Lindsey Graham]


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


Gramm, Lou
Born 2 May 1950  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Frizzy-haired frontman of 80s soft-rock icons Foreigner.
[Picture of Lou Gramm]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Grant, Richard E.
Born 5 May 1957  (Mbabane, Eswatini)
Withnail and I star who is instantly recognisable.
[Picture of Richard E. Grant]


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


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


Grauer, Guenther
Born in Sydney, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Man who got married. Has cancer.
[Picture of Guenther Grauer]


Gravel, Mike
Born 13 May 1930  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US Democrat senator for Alaska from 1969-1981.
[Picture of Mike Gravel]


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


Gray, Andy
Born 30 November 1955  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Ex-professional footballer and former pundit on Sky Sports. Sacked for alleged sexism in 2011.
[Picture of Andy Gray]


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


Gray, Henry Henry Gray is no longer with us
Born 19 January 1925  (Kenner, Louisiana, USA)

Died 17 February 2020  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Blues musician who worked with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
[Picture of Henry Gray]


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


Grayco, Helen
Born 20 September 1924  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Singer, actress, and widow of Spike Jones.
[Picture of Helen Grayco]


Grayson, Simon
Born 16 December 1969  (Ripon, England)
Played 200 games for Leicester in the 90s, now a recurring lower league manager currently with Blackpool.
[Picture of Simon Grayson]


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


Gréco, Juliette Juliette Gréco is no longer with us
Born 7 February 1927  (Montpellier, France)

Died 23 September 2020  (Ramatuelle, France)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
French chanson singer.
[Picture of Juliette Gréco]


Green, Cliff Cliff Green is no longer with us
Born 6 December 1934  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 4 December 2020  (Australia)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Australian screenwriter most notable for "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
[Picture of Cliff Green]


Green, Peter Peter Green is no longer with us
Born 29 October 1946  (Bethnal Green, London, England)

Died 25 July 2020  (Canvey Island, Essex, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Blues guitarist, a founder member of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Peter Green]


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


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


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


Greenberg, Joanne
Born 24 September 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American author best known for the bestselling novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.
[Picture of Joanne Greenberg]


Greene, Shecky
Born 8 April 1926  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Comedian who has been a headline act in Las Vegas for over 30 years. Real name Sheldon Greenfield.
[Picture of Shecky Greene]


Greenfield, Martin
Born 9 August 1928  (Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine)
America's master tailor who has dressed six Presidents.
[Picture of Martin Greenfield]


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


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


Gregg, Harry Harry Gregg is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1932  (Tobermore, Northern Ireland)

Died 16 February 2020  (Coleraine, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Legendary ex-Manchester United & Northern Ireland goalkeeper who was a hero in the Munich Disaster, when he saved a number of people from death in the minutes after the plane crash.
[Picture of Harry Gregg]


Greider, Carol W
Born 15 April 1961  (San Diego, California, USA)
Molecular biologist who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
[Picture of Carol W Greider]


Gretzky, Walter
Born 8 October 1938  (Canning, Ontario, Canada)
Wayne Gretzky's dad with some notability of his own in minor hockey and philantropy
[Picture of Walter Gretzky]


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


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


Grier, Rosey
Born 14 July 1932  (Linden, New Jersey, USA)
Former New York Giants football player, Christian minister, guitar-strumming folk singer and actor, who, despite his poncey name, is in fact a large hard bloke, Rosey being short for Roosevelt. Happened to be standing next to (THEME) Crypt O'Crayolas
[Picture of Rosey Grier]


Griffin, Maggie Maggie Griffin is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1920  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 18 March 2020  (USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Mother of Kathy Griffin.
[Picture of Maggie Griffin]


Griffith, Melanie
Born 9 August 1957  (New York)
Movie star from Working Girl and lots of other films
[Picture of Melanie Griffith]


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


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


Griffiths, Lisa Lisa Griffiths is no longer with us
Born in Cairns, Australia  (exact date unknown)

Died 15 December 2020  (Cairns, Australia)

Age at death: 27  (read death notice)
Real estate agent with cancer. Born 1993
[Picture of Lisa Griffiths]


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


Grigorovich, Yuri
Born 2 January 1927  (St Petersburg, Russia)
One of Russia's leading ballet dancers and choreographers.
[Picture of Yuri Grigorovich]


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


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


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


Groom, Simon
Born 12 August 1950  (Chesterfield, England)
Blue Peter Presenter from 1978 to 1986. Don't knock 'im.
[Picture of Simon Groom]


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


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


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


Gulbinowicz, Henryk Henryk Gulbinowicz is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1923  (Wilno, Poland)

Died 16 November 2020  (Wroclaw, Poland)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Archbishop of Wroclaw from 1976 to 2004, and a Cardinal from 1985.
[Picture of Henryk Gulbinowicz]


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


Gulpilil, David
Born 1 July 1953  (Arnhem Land, Australia)
Indigenous Australian actor, globally famous as the native boy in the 70s film "Walkabout" but a - admittedly troubled - star in his home country to this day.
[Picture of David Gulpilil]


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


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


Guy, Richard K. Richard K. Guy is no longer with us
Born 30 September 1916  (Nuneaton, United Kingdom)

Died 9 March 2020  (Calgary, Canada)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
British mathematician, only here because of his age. Died in February and got a belated QO in August in the, yes, Times crossword puzzle
[Picture of Richard K. Guy]


Gwynne Jones, Alun Alun Gwynne Jones is no longer with us
Born 5 December 1919  (Llantaruam, Monmouthshire, Wales)

Died 10 January 2020  ()

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Born Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones. Former Foreign Office minister and military historian.
[Picture of Alun Gwynne Jones]


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


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


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

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